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Preliminary evaluation of perennial forage legumes for organic farming in Finland

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.

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Summary

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 > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:4256
Deposited On:16 Feb 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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