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  1. Vol. 62 No. 6, p. 695-699
     
    Received: Nov 21, 1969


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doi:10.2134/agronj1970.00021962006200060003x

Runoff Farming in the Desert IV. Survival and Yields of Perennial Range Plants1

  1. N. H. Tadmor,
  2. M. Evenari and
  3. L. Shanan2

Abstract

Abstract

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.

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