Section 15
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The yields and composition of lucerne, grass and clover under different systems of management. 5. Method of growing lucerne and meadow fescue

Davies, W.Ellis.

J. Brit. Grossi. Soc 19(2): 263-70


Accession: 014780109

The mean yields of 4 varieties of lucerne were compared under 5 methods of growing: broadcast with and without grass; drills 2 ft apart; alternate lucerne/grass drills 1 ft apart; spaced plants. One cut was harvested in the sowing year and 3 cuts a year for the next 3 years. The alternate lucerne/grass drills yielded 20% less DM than the comparable broadcast plots. Broadcasting and sowing in alternate drills had the same effect on the pattern of lucerne/grass competition. The meadow fescue companion produced its highest yield at the first cut and there was a marked drop during each year and from year to year. There was little evidence of N transfer from the lucerne to the grass. F.

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