This web-based application has been designed to improve the selection of clover species for specific locations and intended uses in the US. Research and extension information was developed into a database of quantitative tolerances to climatic and soil-based factors and species suitability for use as pasture, hay, silage, and cover-crop applications. Geographic Information System (GIS) layers of climatic and soil information were assembled to define the conditions at each grid cell location in the US. These conditions are compared with the clover species tolerances to determine how well-suited each species is for each location being considered. Intended use further refines the search to the most appropriate clover. Questions were developed in a format similar to web-based social media applications, hence the name MatchClover.

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