alsike clover


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alsike clover

[′al‚sik ′klō·ver]
(botany)
Trifolium hybridium. A species of clover with pink or white flowers that is grown for forage; native to Alsike, Sweden.
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The difference we observed in RI between two alsike clovers (Table 2) could have resulted, in part, from a difference in seed quality that resulted in less growth for the cultivar with the lower RI.
Under some management and environmental conditions, alsike clover leaves resemble those of white clover, but alsike clover is not stoloniferous.
Analysis of molecular variance ([dagger]) of RAPD profiles for eight white clover populations and one alsike clover population.
Treatments included four freezing temperatures (-2, -4, -6, and -8C), four ages of growth [1-wk (hypocotyl arch), 2-wk (fully expanded cotyledons), 3-wk (first trifoliolate emerged), and 4-wk (second trifoliolate emerged) old seedlings], and 10 legume species ['Vernal' alfalfa, 'Arlington' red clover, yellow-flowered sweetclover, 'Aurora' alsike clover, white clover, 'Eski' sainfoin, 'Topaz' pinto bean, 'Upland' navy bean, 'Trail' soybean, and 'Trapper' field pea] commonly grown in the area.
Forage legumes (alfalfa, red clover, sweetclover, alsike clover, white clover, and sainfoin) were seeded from 10 to 20 mm deep and grain legumes (pinto bean, navy bean, soybean, and field pea) from 20 to 30 mm deep.
Alsike clover had greater survival rate (50%) at 1 wk of age than other small-seeded legumes.
Red clover was the least frost tolerant of the forage legumes while alsike clover was the most tolerant.
Ten to 12 seeds for forage legumes (alfalfa, red clover, sweetclover, alsike clover, white clover, and sainfoin), and three to four seeds for grain legumes (soybean and field pea) were seeded at 15- to 20-mm and 20- to 25-mm depths, respectively.
Legume species evaluated were `Vernal' alfalfa, `Arlington' red clover, yellow-flowered sweetclover, `Aurora' alsike clover, white clover, `Eski' sainfoin, `Trail' soybean, and `Trapper' field pea.
Sweetclover and alsike clover had less leaf chlorosis than the other forage legumes.