Legumes for forestry systems

Addison, Heath, Congdon, Robert, Gardiner, Chris, and Holtrum, Joe (2000) Legumes for forestry systems. In: Proceedings of the Australian Forest Growers Biennial Conference: opportunities for the new millennium, pp. 231-234. From: Australian Forest Growers Biennial Conference 2000: opportunities for the new millennium, 4-6 September 2000, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Six species of tropical legume (Desmodium intortum cv. Greenleaf, D. Canum CQ1781, Arachis pintoi cv. Amarillo, Macrotyloma axillare cv. Archer, Vigna luteola cv. Dalrymple and Calopogonium mucunoides 43428) were tested for dry matter production under four levels of light (37%, 24% and 16% of the unshaded control). Photosynthetic light response curves were also determined for plants from the 100% and 16% light intensities. Overall C. mucunoides displayed the greatest adaptation to low light levels, consistently producing comparatively high yields of dry matter under reduced light levels, with D. intortum also showing promise for use under shaded conditions.

Item ID: 27875
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 06:39
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060705 Plant Physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830499 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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