This note is a brief summary of results obtained in 1981 from one white clover, five alfalfa, and three red clover trials. Yields in the seeding year, and from the first full year of production thereafter, are not the best estimate of the full potential of most forage legumes. The third season stand and yield are a good measure of persistency with red clover and white clover. At times it may be the fourth or fifth season with alfalfa before stands begin to thin.
To supply information on the best varieties available there is a continuous monitoring of new varieties and a few experimental strains about ready for release. Results of tests of experimental strains are found in Forage Variety Progress Reports along with descriptions of most varieties named in this report.
Sigafus, Roy E.; Taylor, Norman L.; Lacefield, Garry D.; and Evans, J. Kenneth, "Alfalfa, White Clover, and Red Clover Variety Trials" (1982). Agronomy Notes. 87.