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Author(s):Bieber, G. L.
Title:Low growing legumes for roadsides
Source:Mississippi Farm Research. Vol. 32, No. 12, 1969, p. 2, 5.
Publishing Information:Mississippi State, Miss.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Lespedeza; Lespedeza cuneata; Coronilla varia
Abstract/Contents:The establishment of persistence of various, mainly low-growing, strains of perennial Lespedeza spp. and other legumes were investigated for roadside planting in conjunction with turf grass in order to improve the soil fertility for grass. Six trials are reported in which the legumes were grown alone or with weeping lovegrass, tall fescue or bahiagrass on different soils. Autumn-sown Sericea lespedeza (the normal tall form) was very slow to establish but was better suited to dry areas than Chemung crownvetch. Emerald crownvetch gave slightly better persistence than Chemung on a dry slope in the south of Mississippi. Autumn-sown Lespedeza spp. and crownvetch did not fix sufficient N for growth of tall fescue whereas crimson clover plus a dressing of N resulted in satisfactory winter ground cover. Spring sowing gave much better results than autumn sowing with Lespedeza spp. The ultimate plant heights and diameters are tabulated for a number of these.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bieber, G. L. 1969. Low growing legumes for roadsides. Miss. Farm Res. 32(12):p. 2, 5.
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