The potential of forage legumes and their role in Scotland.

J. Frame, R. D. Harkness, A. G. Boyd

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At the West of Scotland Agricultural College, the effects of applied N levels and closeness of cutting on white clover varieties of differing morphological types are being assessed under a simulated grazing regimen. Also, the influence on production of white clover, diploid and tetraploid red clover, and lucerne swards, sown alone or with each of five companion grasses, is being evaluated under a simulated conservation regimen with no applied N; in a third experiment, the same four legumes, sown alone and in all possible combinations, are evaluated under similar management. The future role of forage legumes is to substitute for or complement manufactured N fertilizers and provide high-quality forage. Legume exploitation will also depend upon how well legumes can be integrated into farming systems. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 14th international grassland congress, Lexington, 1981
EditorsJ.A. Smith, V.W. Hays
PublisherWestview; distributed Bowker
Number of pages3
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Jan 1983


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