Trophy White clover


White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a warm season perennial legume but sensitivity to summer moisture stress is the major factor limiting its persistence in dryland environments in NSW.

A national breeding program, run by NSW DPI and based at Glen Innes began in 1990.

The first white clover cultivar developed in this program is ‘Trophy’.

Some of the topics covered in this Primefact include:

  • Species description
  • Limitations of imported cultivars
  • Breeding for local adaptation
  • Herbage production and nutritive quality
  • Adaptation


Primefact 821

Published: Sep 2008