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dc.contributor.authorHofmann, Raineren
dc.contributor.authorLin, W.en
dc.contributor.authorStilwell, Stephen A.en
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Richard J.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-21T04:42:36Z
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationHofmann, R.W.; Lin, W.; Stilwell, S.A.; Lucas, R.J. (2007). Comparison of drought resistance in strawberry clover and white clover. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 69, 219-222.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4466
dc.description.abstractThis study set out to compare plant function and performance of strawberry clover to that of white clover. To test this, the two species were exposed to drought for 4 weeks under controlled environmental conditions. Water stress reduced the size and dry matter of white clover leaves by more than 50%, whereas strawberry clover leaves remained unaffected. White clover photosynthesis decreased by nearly 50% under drought, accompanied by a reduction in leaf water status (water potential) by more than one third. In contrast, strawberry clover maintained a higher water status, photosynthesis and transpiration rate under drought than white clover. In addition, we observed drought-induced reductions in white clover leaf quality, including lower nitrogen levels. We conclude that strawberry clover displays drought resistance in a number of key leaf parameters. The findings suggest value in testing strawberry clover as a complement or alternative to white clover in droughtprone pasture environments.en
dc.format.extent219-222en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Associationen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Grassland Associationen
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.source69th conference of the New Zealand Grassland Associationen
dc.subjectwhite cloveren
dc.subjectdroughten
dc.subjectstrawberry cloveren
dc.subjectTrifolium fragiferum L.en
dc.subjectTrifolium repens L.en
dc.titleComparison of drought resistance in strawberry clover and white cloveren
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciencesen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
pubs.finish-date2007-11-15en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 69th conference of the New Zealand Grassland Association, Wairakei, New Zealand, November 2007.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/AGSC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/WFMB
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2007-11-13en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1804-2319
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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