Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Dwalganup strain, Dwalganup clover, Subterranean clover, Pasture species, Plant analysis

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Subterranean clover is now the major pasture species in Western Australia and according to Elliott (1948) nearly 90 per cent, of the sown pastures of this State have a subterranean-clover base or were originally sown with this species. In spite of its great economic importance, no data have been published showing the chemical composition of the clover growing in this State. In order to fill this gap in our knowledge, series of samples of the Dwalganup strain were collected from three localities. These have been analysed by the Government Chemical Laboratories and the results are presented in this paper.