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Increased lucerne nodulation in acid soils with Sinorhizobium meliloti and lucerne tolerant to low pH and high aluminium
(CSIRO Publishing, 2018-10)
Acidic conditions with damaging levels of available aluminium (Al3+) currently limit lucerne (Medicago sativa) production on soils in the New Zealand high country and in large areas of Australia. Increased lucerne nodulation ...
Dry matter accumulation and nutritive value of winter forage crops sown in Canterbury on different dates
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of The Royal Society of New Zealand, 2013)
Supplementary forage crops are used in New Zealand to overcome feed shortages during winter and early spring. The objective of this study was to maximize annual dry matter (DM) yield by optimizing sowing and harvest dates. ...
How does defoliation management impact on yield, canopy forming processes and light interception of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) crops?
The frequency of defoliation is the major management tool that modulates shoot yield and the accumulation of C and N root reserves in lucerne crops. A fully irrigated, two year old lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) crop was ...
Defoliation frequency and season affected radiation use efficiency and dry matter partitioning to roots of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) crops
Radiation use efficiency (RUE), and subsequent partitioning between shoots and roots were investigated for ‘Grasslands Kaituna’ lucerne crops grown in the cool temperate climate of Canterbury, New Zealand. Crops were ...
Growth and phenological development patterns differ between seedling and regrowth lucerne crops (Medicago sativa L.)
This study compared physiological responses of fully irrigated seedling and regrowth lucerne crops (Medicago sativa L.) grown under similar environmental field conditions. Measurements occurred for 2-4 years after sowing ...