Original Articles

A deep rooted white clover for South African conditions

DOI: 10.1080/00725560.1983.9648981
Author(s): A. SmithDepartment of Agriculture (Natal Region),, A.R.J. MorrisonDepartment of Agriculture (Natal Region),


In the summer rainfall regions of South Africa the presently available cultivars of white clover (Trifolium repens L.) are typically short‐lived when grown on dryland. They have a shallow root system, which in part may be due to their intolerance of the characteristically acid subsoil conditions, and are thus susceptible to drought killing.

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