Examinations of Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense L.) as a Cover Crop

dc.contributor.advisorLee, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorHilker, Brett
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-02T18:53:59Z
dc.date.available2021-03-02T18:53:59Z
dc.date.copyright2021-02
dc.date.created2021-02-05
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Plant Agricultureen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmePlant Agricultureen_US
dc.description.abstractFrost seeding red clover into winter wheat is a common practice in Ontario prior to corn in the rotation. However, non-uniform stands of red clover as a cover crop restrict a grower’s ability to capture its full benefits. This thesis examines: (1) How did red clover end up as the clover of choice for frost seeding into winter wheat? (2) Can clover species diversity help alleviate clover stand non-uniformity of frost seeded clover? (3) Are there any immediate benefits to the subsequent corn crop of having clover in the rotation? Red clover has persisted into the present day due to the readily available source of seed and familiarity with the plant. In Ontario field trials, red clover is superior as a frost seeded cover crop compared to alsike, crimson, and clover species blends. Finally, while initial results from preceding clover show no immediate benefits to corn, the results are only preliminary.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/24100
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectCover Cropen_US
dc.subjectCloveren_US
dc.subjectRed Cloveren_US
dc.subjectAlsike Cloveren_US
dc.subjectCrimson Cloveren_US
dc.subjectWinter Wheaten_US
dc.subjectCornen_US
dc.subjectRotationen_US
dc.subjectEstablishmenten_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectNon-uniformen_US
dc.titleExaminations of Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense L.) as a Cover Cropen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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