Seasonal Response of Grasses Fertilized with Nitrogen Compared to a Legume-Grass Mixture1
- D. R. Schmidt and
- G. H. Tenpas2
Orchardgrass, fertilized with 500 pounds per acre of elemental nitrogen annually, produced the highest 2-year average forage yields. Compared to the 500-pound per acre rate, the application of 1000 pounds of elemental nitrogen generally reduced the yields of orchardgrass, timothy, and bromegrass. Grass-legume mixture yields were higher with timothy than with bromegrass or orchardgrass. Interactions between grass species and treatments and differences between strains within species were significant.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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