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African Journal of Range and Forage Science

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Regrowth of cocksfoot, Dactylis glomerata (L.) in response to repeated clipping under various conditions

Grobbelaar WS

Abstract


Frequent clipping of Dactylis glomerata after 15-, 30- and 45-day regrowth periods showed that higher foliage yields and better root development are obtained after the longer periods of regrowth. While these longer periods of regrowth, larger quantities of available carbohydrates were translocated to the roots. Clipping at 15-day intervals has as its only advantage a high percentage of protein in the harvested material.

Keywords: regrowth vegetation|plants|cocksfoot|responses|clipping studies|condition|foliage yields|roots|development|growth|carbohydrates|temperatures|day lengths




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