URSBRS Mesclador – the first red clover cultivar bred in southern Brazil
Dall’Agnol, M.; Montardo, D. P.; Weiler, R. L.; Köpp, M. M.; Ferreira, J. L.; Mills, Annamaria; Simioni, C.; Brunes, A. P.
‘URSBRS Mesclador’ is a red clover cultivar, adapted to southern Brazil with high dry matter production, the genetic material used in the breeding process was a collection from the Department of Forage Plants and Agrometeorology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. It has no anthocyanins at the hypocotyl, which is white in colour, the flowers are violet with 101 flowers per inflorescence in full bloom. The plants have a semi-erect growth habit with high regrowth capacity and are suitable for both haymaking and grazing. On average, it takes 186 days from emergence to the beginning of flowering and is recognised by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) under registration number 31191 (10/02/2014) and the cultivar protection number is 20200024 (14/02/2020). The cultivar is adapted mainly for intercropped temperate or subtropical pastures and oversowing native pastures to improve quality and forage yield during the winter/spring.... [Show full abstract]
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