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Author(s):Haggar, R. J.; Isaac, S. P.; Standell, C. J.
Author Affiliation:Institute of Grassland and Animal Production, Welsh Plant Breeding Station, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 3EB, UK; The Sports Turf Reasearch Institute, Bingley, Yorkshire, U.K., respectively
Title:Modifying Growth Patterns in Nine Grasses with Mefluidide
Source:Grass and Forage Science. Vol. 44, No. 1, March 1989, p. 85-90.
Publishing Information:Oxford, Blackwell Scientific Publications
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Growth; Mefluidide; Spraying; Arrhenatherum elatius; Festuca; Dactylis glomerata; Holcus lanatus; Lolium perenne
Abstract/Contents:"Mefluidide was applied at 150 g.a.i. ha-1 on one of three dates (7, 28 March or 18 April, 1984) to irrigated field plots of nine grasses. Spraying suppressed flowering in the primary growth of most species, especially when carried out in mid-April. However, spraying at this time proved too damaging to amounts of herbage harvested. Spraying in March reduced mean yields by about one-third at the first harvest and increased mean yields at the second harvest. In addition, spraying at this time increased herbage quality, as indicated by higher N and lower fibre contents, at least at the first harvest. In general, the grasses most respnsive to mefluidide were tall-growing and/or early flowering species, e.g.Arrhenatherum elatius, Festuca rubra, Dactylis glomerata and Holcus lanatus; by comparison, olium perenne was relatively less affected by spraying. The findings indicate the potential of mefluidide for overcoming the normal decline in herbage quality associated with flowering, and for transferring growth from spring to mid-summer, albeit at some cost to total annual production."
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Haggar, R. J., S. P. Isaac, and C. J. Standell. 1989. Modifying Growth Patterns in Nine Grasses with Mefluidide. Grass Forage Sci. 44(1):p. 85-90.
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