Nykänen, A.; Leinonen, P. and Nykänen-Kurki, P. (2003) Preliminary evaluation of perennial forage legumes for organic farming in Finland. In: Helgadóttir, Á. and Dalmannsdóttir, S. (Eds.) COST-852 Quality legume-based forage systems for contrasting environments, pp. 131-133.
In 1998-2001 fourteen forage legume species were evaluated for their productivity in mixed organic swards. The aim was to find new alternatives for red clover. Medicago falcata produced the highest dry matter yield (about 11 000 kg/ha/year). Dry matter production of Trifolium pratense, Trifolium hybridum and Medicago sativa varied from 2 200 to 10 600 kg/ha/year.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||forage legumes, perennial cultivation, organic farming|
|Subjects:||Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops|
|Research affiliation:||Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute|
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||16 Feb 2005|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:30|
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