Desmanthus a new pasture legume for the dry tropics

Gardiner, Christopher, Bielig, Leone, Schlink, Anthony, Coventry, Ross, and Waycott, Michelle (2004) Desmanthus a new pasture legume for the dry tropics. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Crop Science Congress . From: New directions for a diverse planet, 26 September - 1 October 2004, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The legume genus, Desmanthus, comprises many species, some of which may be valuable in western Queensland grasslands where few, if any other sown pasture legumes persist. In the late 1980s, a selection of Alysicarpus, Centrosema, Chamaecrista, Clitoria, Desmanthus, Macroptilium, Stylosanthes and Vigna genotypes were sown in trials across semi-arid/arid western Queensland on clay soils in the Mitchell Grass Bioregion. In the early 1990s the trials ceased and the sites were abandoned but were reassessed 10 years later. Plant density data are presented for two sites from the establishment phase in 1989/90 to 2003. All genera other than several Desmanthus accessions failed in these harsh environments.

Item ID: 8315
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Desmanthus, clay soils, dry tropics, pasture legumes
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2010 04:25
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070305 Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830406 Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) @ 100%
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