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A Legume for Native Flood Meadows: I. Establishment and Maintenance of Stands of White-Tip Clover (T. variegatum) in Native Flood Meadows and its Effect Upon Yields, Vegetative and Chemical Composition of Hay1


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  1. Vol. 49 No. 9, p. 473-477
    Received: Feb 5, 1957

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  1. Clee S. Cooper22



Establishment of annual white-tip clover in native flood meadows increased hay yields and quality. Seed scarification reduced the amount of seed necessary to obtain stands. Clover stand density increased with seeding rate and with phosphorus levels but was not affected by nitrogen levels. Clover proportion in hay was not affected by seeding rate. Phosphorus increased stands and yields of clover. Early cutting resulted in higher yields of crude protein per acre, and allowed for regrowth. However, clover stands should be maintained by delaying harvest periodically to allow for seed dissemination and restocking of the hard seed.

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