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dc.contributor.authorConnolly, J.
dc.contributor.authorSebastià, M. T.
dc.contributor.authorKirwan, L.
dc.contributor.authorFinn, J. A.
dc.contributor.authorLlurba, R.
dc.contributor.authorSuter, M.
dc.contributor.authorCollins, R. P.
dc.contributor.authorPorqueddu, C.
dc.contributor.authorHelgadóttir, A.
dc.contributor.authorBaadshaug, O. H.
dc.contributor.authorBélanger, G.
dc.contributor.authorBlack, Alistair
dc.contributor.authorBrophy, C.
dc.contributor.authorČop, J.
dc.contributor.authorDalmannsdóttir, S.
dc.contributor.authorDelgado, I.
dc.contributor.authorElgersma, A.
dc.contributor.authorFothergill, M.
dc.contributor.authorFrankow-Lindberg, B. E.
dc.contributor.authorGhesquiere, A.
dc.contributor.authorGoliński, P.
dc.contributor.authorGrieu, P.
dc.contributor.authorGustavsson, A. M.
dc.contributor.authorHöglind, M.
dc.contributor.authorHuguenin-Elie, O.
dc.contributor.authorJørgensen, M.
dc.contributor.authorKadziuliene, Z.
dc.contributor.authorLunnan, T.
dc.contributor.authorNykanen-Kurki, P.
dc.contributor.authorRibas, A.
dc.contributor.authorTaube, F.
dc.contributor.authorThumm, U.
dc.contributor.authorDe Vliegher, A.
dc.contributor.authorLüscher, A.
dc.contributor.editorHoran, B.en
dc.contributor.editorHennessy, D.en
dc.contributor.editorO'Donovan, M.en
dc.contributor.editorKennedy, E.en
dc.contributor.editorMcCarthy, B.en
dc.contributor.editorFinn, J. A.en
dc.contributor.editorO'Brien, B.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-28T23:45:36Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.isbn9781841706436en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/10706
dc.description.abstractWeed suppression was investigated in a field experiment across 31 international sites. The study included 15 plant communities at each site, based on two grasses and two legumes, each sown in monoculture and 11 four-species mixtures varying in the relative proportions of the four species. At each site, one grass and one legume species was selected as fast establishing and the other two species were selected for persistence. Average weed biomass in mixtures over the whole experiment was 52% less (95% confidence interval, 30 to 75%) than in the most suppressive monoculture (transgressive suppression). Transgressive suppression of weed biomass persisted over each year for each mixture. Weed biomass was consistently low and relatively similar across all mixtures and years. Average sown species biomass was greater in all mixtures than in any monoculture. The suppressive effect of sown forage species on weeds in mixtures was achieved without any herbicide use. At each site, weed biomass for almost every mixture was lower than the average across the four monocultures. The average proportion of weed biomass in mixtures was less than in the most suppressive monoculture in two thirds of sites. Mixtures outyielded monocultures, and mixture yield comprised far lower weed biomass.en
dc.format.extent142-145en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEGF, Teagasc, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - EGF, Teagasc, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre - https://www.europeangrassland.org/en/infos/printed-matter/proceedings.htmlen
dc.rights© 2018 All rights reserved. Nothing from this publication may be reproduced, stored in computerised systems or published in any form or any manner, including electronic, mechanical, reprographic or photographic, without prior written permission from the publisher. The individual contributions in this publication and any liabilities arising from them remain the responsibility of the authors.
dc.source27th EGF General Meeting: Sustainable Meat and Milk Production from Grasslandsen
dc.subjectlegume-grass mixturesen
dc.subjectdiversityen
dc.subjectweed suppressionen
dc.subjectevennessen
dc.subjectGDI model (Generalised-Diversity_interactions model)en
dc.titlePlant diversity greatly enhances weed suppression in intensively managed grasslandsen
dc.typeConference Contribution - published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciences
dc.relation.isPartOfGrassland Science in Europeen
pubs.finish-date2018-06-21en
pubs.notesProceedings printed in Grassland Science in Europe, available to download from https://www.europeangrassland.org/fileadmin/documents/Infos/Printed_Matter/Proceedings/EGF2018.pdf Since 1996, the proceedings appear as successive volumes in the EGF series 'Grassland Science in Europe'.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/AGSC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.europeangrassland.org/en/infos/printed-matter/proceedings.htmlen
pubs.start-date2018-06-17en
pubs.volume23en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-1666-762X
dc.identifier.eisbn9781841706443en
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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