European alfalfa and red clover
During the past growing season, the Department of Agronomy has had under test 16 varieties of alfalfa and 36 varieties of red clover from western Europe. The purpose of these trials is to determine their seed producing capabilities under California conditions. Agriculturalists from western Europe who have traveled in California have been favorably impressed with the yields and quality of seed produced under California conditions. This has often been in sharp contrast with results in many parts of Europe where frequent rains reduce yields and damage quality.