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|Title: ||Lotus, White clover and Caucasian clover oversowing, Mesopotamia Station, South Canterbury|
|Author: ||Lucas, R. J.|
White, J. G. H.
Daly, G. T.
|Date: ||1980 |
|Publisher: ||New Zealand Grassland Association.|
|Citation: ||Lucas, R. J., White, J. G. H., Daly, G. T., Jarvis, P. & Meijer, G. (1980). Lotus, White clover and Caucasian clover oversowing, Mesopotamia Station, South Canterbury. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 42, 142 - 151|
|Item Type: ||Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings|
|Abstract: ||Results from a legume oversowing and phosphorus topdressing
experiment are reported. The depleted tussock grassland site at
700 m altitude with 1000 mm rainfall, soil pH of 5.25 and low available
P plus Hieracium weed invasion was typical of much South
Island montane grazing land.
‘Grasslands Maku’ lotus (Lotus pedunculatus Cav.) and ‘Grasslands
Huia’ white clover (Trilolium repens L.) established rapidly
and yields in the second year were similar but lotus gave higher
yields subsequently. White clover had lower P% in leaf dry matter
and higher scarab populations than lotus. Trijolium umbiguum cv.
Prairie establishment was sparse and yields were low at first but
after five years it had spread by rhizome growth to form a moderately
All legume species responded to increasing rates of P at establishment
and to greater frequency of maintenance superphosphate but
the most efficient superphosphate regime was for low to moderate
rates (123 to 300 kg/ha) at sowing reinforced by annual topdressings
at 125 kg/ha. Legume oversowing with fertilizer substantially
reduced Hieracium pillosella cover.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/5099|
|Related: ||Available at www.grassland.org.nz|
|Related URI: ||http://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=43|
|Rights: ||Copyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Agricultural Sciences|
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