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Effect of deep-rooted plant species on 15Nitrogen uptake and herbage yield in temporary agricultural grasslands

Pirhofer-Walzl, K.; Eriksen, Jørgen; Rasmussen , Jim; Soegaard, Karen; Høgh-Jensen, Henning and Rasmussen, Jesper (2012) Effect of deep-rooted plant species on 15Nitrogen uptake and herbage yield in temporary agricultural grasslands. Plant and Soil, , - . [Completed]

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Aim is to ncrease of plant diversity has been suggested to enhance grassland productivity and resource use efficiency. Most studies on agricultural grasslands have focused on functional diversity of mixtures comprising legumes and non-legumes, but there is little knowledge of plant nutrient acquisition from deep- and shallow-rooted grassland plant species. To investigate whether deep-rooted (chicory: Cichorium intybus L.; Lucerne: Medicago sativa L.) and shallow-rooted (perennial ryegrass: Lolium perenne L.; white clover: Trifolium repens L.) grassland plant species differ in herbage yield and depth dependent soil N-access, we investigated in the field if 1) a mixture comprising shallow- and deep-rooted grassland plant species has greater herbage yields than a shallow-rooted binary mixture and pure stands, 2) deep-rooted grassland plant species (chicory and lucerne) are superior in terms of accessing soil N from 1.2 m soil depth compared with shallow-rooted plant species, 3) shallow-rooted grassland plant species (perennial ryegrass and white clover) are superior in terms of accessing soil N from 0.4 m soil depth compared with deep-rooted plant species and 4) a mixture of deep- and shallow-rooted plant species has access to greater amounts of soil N compared with a shallow-rooted binary mixture.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > ORGGRASS - Grass-clover in organic dairy farming
ISSN:0032-079X
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Associate professor Jesper
ID Code:20647
Deposited On:26 Mar 2012 13:55
Last Modified:28 May 2013 10:51
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Submitted for peer-review but not yet accepted

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