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  1. Vol. 50 No. 1, p. 19-22

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Performance of Alfalfa Varieties, Red Clover, and Alsike Clover Grown Under Irrigation at Approximately 8,800 Feet Above Sea Level in Mexico1

  1. Roderic E. Buller and
  2. Martín González2



A breeding program to develop alfalfa varieties which are resistant to root, crown, and foliar diseases was shown to be needed in the high-altitude agricultural area of Mexico. The well-adapted Mexican alfalfa, Apaseo, and the Spanish alfalfa, Valenciana, are recommended as the basis for this program. The performance of red clover, a new forage legume in the Valley of Toluca, was outstanding. Kenland medium red clover was harvested 14 times during 3 harvest years and produced an average annual yield of 12.19 tons of hay per acre.

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