Evaluation of lucerne cultivars in the Zona da Mata region of Minas Gerais

Botrel, M. de A.; Alvim, M.J.

Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira 32(9): 971-975


ISSN/ISBN: 0100-204X
Accession: 002834109

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Fourteen cultivars of lucerne (Medicago sativa) were evaluated for forage production for the Zona da Mata. Seeds were inoculated with Rhizobium melilotti and sown in the lowland alluvial soil at Coronel Pacheco. Cultivars differed significantly in dry matter production, crude protein content, stem:leaf ratio and tolerance of insect pests and diseases. Crioula and Cibola were recommended for forage production.