Investigations are underway to ascertain the impact of plant growth regulators and irrigation management on seed yield, seed yield components, lodging control, and seed quality in red clover. The effect of PGRs on seed development and harvest maturity is also being researched.
This work builds on an on-farm study of PGR effects in red clover seed production led by OSU’s Nicole Anderson. Click on the citation below to learn more about this study:
Anderson, N.P., T.G. Chastain, C.J. Garbacik, and T.B. Silberstein. 2012. Effect of foliar applications of trinexapac-ethyl plant growth regulator on red clover seed crops. In W.C. Young III (ed.) Seed Production. Crop Sci. Ext. Rep. 136:10-12.