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Seasonal fluctuation in concentrations of α-tocopherol and β-carotene in forage herb and legume species and a grass-clover mixture

Elgersma, A.; Søegaard, K. and Jensen, S.K. (2013) Seasonal fluctuation in concentrations of α-tocopherol and β-carotene in forage herb and legume species and a grass-clover mixture. In: Grassland Science in Europe, 18, pp. 258-260.

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Most studies in forages have been carried out with perennial ryegrass and legume species such as white clover. Recently, alfa-tocopherol and beta-carotene in a number of dicotyledonous forage species were compared to a grass-clover mixture. To develop management guidelines, insight into seasonal patterns across the various harvests and years is important. Therefore, four herb species, three legumes and a perennial ryegrass-white clover mixture were investigated in a cutting trial with four harvests (May-Oct) during 2009 and 2010.
Concentrations of alfa-tocopherol and beta-carotene were highest in October and lowest in July.
Biodiverse pastures could have added benefits in farming practice as various herbs outperformed the grass-clover mixture regarding alfa-tocopherol concentration, particularly in autumn.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Research affiliation: Denmark > Organic RDD 1 > EcoServe
Deposited By: Kirkegaard, Lene/LKI
ID Code:24710
Deposited On:04 Dec 2013 14:36
Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 14:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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