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|Title: ||Annual herbage production increased 40% when subterranean clover was over-drilled into grass-dominant dryland pastures|
|Author: ||Ates, Serkan|
Tongel, M. O.
Moot, Derrick J.
|Date: ||2010 |
|Publisher: ||New Zealand Grassland Association.|
|Citation: ||Ates, S., Tongel, M. O., & Moot, D. J. (2010). Annual herbage production increased 40% when subterranean clover was over-drilled into grass-dominant dryland pastures. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 72, 3-10.|
|Item Type: ||Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings|
|Abstract: ||Annual dry matter (DM) production and botanical
composition from dryland cocksfoot and ryegrass
pastures grown with and without subterranean clover
were measured over 2 years (2006-2008) in Canterbury.
Yields ranged from 6.4 to 12.4 t DM/ha/yr. Spring
yield was increased by 23-45% by the inclusion of
subterranean clover. Total DM production was similar
between grass species but ryegrass pastures contained
45% weeds compared with <5% for cocksfoot by the
end of winter in 2008. In non water-limited spring
conditions, pastures with subterranean clover grew at
over 60 kg DM/ha/day which was at least 40% faster
than those that were grass-dominant and ryegrass grew
faster than cocksfoot. This study confirms the positive
impact that over-drilled subterranean clover can have on
pasture production in grass-dominant dryland pastures.|
|Description: ||Paper presented at the 72nd New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 14-18 November 2010, Lincoln.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/4461|
|Related: ||Available at www.grassland.org.nz|
|Related URI: ||http://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=1|
|Rights: ||Copyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Agricultural Sciences|
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