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Comparing winter damage in tall fescue swards with that in timothy, meadow fescue, cocksfoot and perennial ryegrass

Nykanen Kurki, P.; Niemelainen, O.; Tontti, T.; Jauhiainen, L.

Multi function grasslands: quality forages, animal products and landscapes Proceedings of the 19th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, La Rochelle, France, 27-30 May 2002: 458-459

2002


Accession: 003686473

Overwintering of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) was compared with that of timothy (Phleum pratense), meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis), perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) under a three-cut silage regime at Mikkeli, Finland. The trial was established in 1993 and winter damage (WD) was assessed over the subsequent five winters. During the 5-year (1993-98) study perennial ryegrass had significantly higher WD%, 43% (P<0.001) than tall fescue (2%).

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