Legumes for hard hill country

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Legumes for hard hill country

Over 60% of New Zealand hill country is in low fertility and wetter regions. Legumes still provide a significant opportunity in these environments, but systems to establish and manage those legumes to capture their benefits are lacking. A national series of workshops with farmers in 2016/17 identified a clear need to provide information and farm systems based around legumes which can perform in low fertility and high rainfall regions.

 

References

White clover morphology and grazing management

Seasonal grazing management effects on branching strucutre and dry weight of white clover plants in mixed swards – (1988) Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 49: 197-201

Evaluation of New Zealand bred White Clover cultivars under rotational grazing and set stocking with sheep – (1988) Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 49: 203-206

Fifty years of White Clover research in New Zealand – (1989) Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 50: 25-39

A review of the role of grazing management on the growth and performance of white clover cultivars in lowland New Zealand pastures – (1995) New Zealand Grassland Association: Research and Practice Series No. 6

Influence of grazing management and drought on white clover population performance and genotypic frequency – (1996) New Zealand Grassland Association: Research and Practice Series No. 6

White clover performance in sown pastures: A biological/ecological perspective – (2001) Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 63: 73-83

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