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Fate of White Clover Axillary Buds at Five Intensities of Sunlight1


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  1. Vol. 58 No. 5, p. 557-558
    Received: Feb 7, 1966

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  1. James L. Trautner and
  2. Pryce B. Gibson2



The developmental fate of axillary buds and the frequency of nodal rooting of white clover growing at four reduced intensities of sunlight were determined by suspending plastic shade screens over field plots of spaced plants. Moderate shading as compared to full sunlight resulted in an increase in (1) growth as measured by number of nodes produced, (2) frequency of axillary buds developing into branch stolons, and (3) number of nodes that rooted. The results support the concept that slight shading by a companion grass favors the persistence of white clover stands.

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