Offered Papers Theme A: Efficient Production from Grassland

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Recent developments in the utilisation of phytoestrogens of red clover (Wuttke et al., 2002) have encouraged us to investigate a wider range of Trifolium species for metabolites which could provide new product opportunities. The phytochemistry of the agronomically-important Trifolium species white (Trifolium repens) and red (T. pratense) clovers has been investigated in some detail (Foo et al., 2000; Sivakumaran et al., 2004). However numerous other clover species have been neglected in agriculture due to agronomic issues or the fact they are annuals and require more intensive management. While some of these clover species have been studied for their genetic diversity (Marshall et al., 2002), investigations of the chemical composition of these specific species has not been reported.

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Dryland Clovers: A Phytochemical Resource

Recent developments in the utilisation of phytoestrogens of red clover (Wuttke et al., 2002) have encouraged us to investigate a wider range of Trifolium species for metabolites which could provide new product opportunities. The phytochemistry of the agronomically-important Trifolium species white (Trifolium repens) and red (T. pratense) clovers has been investigated in some detail (Foo et al., 2000; Sivakumaran et al., 2004). However numerous other clover species have been neglected in agriculture due to agronomic issues or the fact they are annuals and require more intensive management. While some of these clover species have been studied for their genetic diversity (Marshall et al., 2002), investigations of the chemical composition of these specific species has not been reported.