Preliminary Results from the Tests on Fourteen Red Clover Varieties under the Foremountain Conditions of Bulgaria

T. MIHOVSKI1, G. GORANOVA1, A. GHESQUIERE2 and M. MALENGIER2
1 Research Institute of Mountain Stockbreeding and Agriculture, BG-5600 Troyan, Bulgaria
2 Department of Plant Genetics and Breeding - CLO-Gent

Abstract

MIHOVSKI, T., G. GORANOVA, A. GHESQUIERE and M. MALENGIER, 2005. Preliminary result from the tests on fourteen red clover varieties under the foremountain conditions of Bulgaria. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 11: 565-570

From 2002 to 2004 a field trial has been conducted at RIMSA, Troyan, (R. Bulgaria) to test the adaptation and biological potentials of 14 European red clover varieties of different origin. The varieties have been grown for hay utilization in foremountain regions, on light gray pseudo podzoilc soil with pH = 4.6 in KCl.
The parameters observed and recorded included yields of fresh herbage and dry matter, sward height at harvesting (cutting) stage, morphological analysis and botanical composition.

Key words: red clover, variety tests