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Russian (Quaker) comfrey, Symphytum peregrinutn


, : Russian (Quaker) comfrey, Symphytum peregrinutn. Forage Notes. 5: 1, 32-3

Russian comfrey grown at Ottawa and cut 4 times/yr yielded 19.3 tons green forage/ac. containing 2.06 tons dry matter, of which 21-22% was crude protein and about 10% crude fibre.


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