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A study of seed production of lucerne (Medicago sativa) under different plant spacing and cutting treatments in the sowing year

Kowithayakorn, L.; Hill, M.J.

Seed Science and Technology 10(1): 3-12

1982


ISSN/ISBN: 0251-0952
Accession: 001040355

In field trials, av. seed yield of lucerne Grasslands Wairau grown from seed spaced at 10 X 10, 15 X 15, 20 X 20 or 30 X 30 cm apart and left uncut or cut to 7.5 or 1.0 cm at flower bud stage (12 wk after sowing) or at full flower (16 wk after sowing) was 10.3, 16.3, 42.9 and 44.7 kg/ha for the 4 spacing treatments and 83.8, 31.6, 15.8, 7.2 and 4.5 kg/ha for the 5 cutting treatments, respectively. Seed yield/plant followed a similar trend.

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