Selection of white clover (Trifolium repens L.) for improved phosphorus use efficiency

Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEGF at 50
Subtitle of host publicationThe future of European grasslands. Proceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation
EditorsA. Hopkins, R. P. Collins, M. D. Fraser, V. R. King, D. C. Lloyd, J. M. Moorby, P. R. H. Robson
Pages855-857
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventProceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation - Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 07 Sep 201411 Sep 2014

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NameGrassland Science in Europe

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ConferenceProceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityAberystwyth
Period07 Sep 201411 Sep 2014
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Abstract

The development of high yielding white clover (Trifolium repens L.) varieties with improved phosphorus use efficiency has potential environmental benefits as well as economic benefits to the grassland sector, challenged as it is to reduce the environmental consequences of production through sustainable intensification. Survivor plants were collected from a long term, low input trial and crossed to identify germplasm with enhanced phosphorus use efficiency (PUE). Several lines were identified that showed improved performance relative to control varieties under P-limitation. This also related to the performance of the companion ryegrass.