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The conservation management of mesotrophic (meadow) grassland in Northern England. 2. Effects of grazing, cutting date, fertilizer and seed application on the vegetation of an agriculturally improved sward


, : The conservation management of mesotrophic (meadow) grassland in Northern England. 2. Effects of grazing, cutting date, fertilizer and seed application on the vegetation of an agriculturally improved sward. Grass and Forage Science 51(3): 292-305

The plant species number and composition, and yield of herbage biomass of an agriculturally improved hay meadow (Lolium perenne/Cynosurus cristatus) were assessed after 4 years under various combinations of grazing, fertilizer application, cutting date and seed addition treatments in a replicated split-plot design.

Accession: 002980715

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.1996.tb02064.x

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