Responses of subterranean clover and Italian ryegrass to application of lime

M.D.A. Bolland, Zed Rengel, L. Paszkudzka-Baizert, L.D. Osborne

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    Abstract

    A glasshouse experiment evaluated dried herbage yield responses of dense swards of subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum cv. Trikkala) or Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum cv. Aristocrat) to applications of different amounts of lime (0, 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, 10 and 12.5 t lime/ha) to either a loam or a sand. Yields were measured at 4 harvests [29, 51, 86 and 108 days after sowing (DAS)] when ryegrass plants had 3 leaves per tiller.Increasing amounts of lime raised the pH (1:5, soil: 0.01 mol CaCl2/L) of the loam by 2.7 units and that of the sand by 2.0 units. Applications of lime significantly (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)177-185
    JournalAustralian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
    Volume41
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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