Runoff Farming in the Desert IV. Survival and Yields of Perennial Range Plants1
- N. H. Tadmor,
- M. Evenari and
- L. Shanan2
Survival, performance and yields of 80 ecotypes of 30 perennial range plant species grown with water spreading in a 100-mm winter-rainfall desert, were recorded over a 9-year period. Phalaris tuberosa, Oryzopsis miliacea, and Medicago saliva were outstanding in all respects, surviving a 34-month drought period and recovering to yield 25 to 35 ton/ha fresh matter (6 to 11 ton/ha dry). Festuca arundinacea, Hyparrhenia hirta, Cynodon dattylon, Dactylis glomerata, Hordeum bulbosum, and Panicum antidotale also produced substantial yields.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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