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Forage Quality Management of Kura Clover in Binary Mixtures with Kentucky Bluegrass, Orchardgrass, or Smooth Bromegrass
- Kim, B.W. (College of Animal Resources, Kangwon National University) ;
- Albrecht, K.A. (Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Received : 2009.01.23
- Accepted : 2010.02.01
- Published : 2011.03.01
Kura clover (Trifolium ambiguum M. Bieb.) is a potentially useful perennial legume because of its excellent nutritive value and persistence under environmental extremes. However, information about forage quality of kura clover - grass mixtures adapted to the North-Central USA is limited. Objectives of this research were to determine forage nutritional value of kura clover-grass mixtures under different harvest frequency and cutting height regimes. 'Rhizo' kura clover was grown alone and in binary mixtures with 'Park' Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.), 'Comet' orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.), and 'Badger' smooth bromegrass (Bromus inermis Leyss.) at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station located near Madison, WI. Three harvest frequencies (
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