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Quality and vitamins in forage herb and legume species


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Elgersma, Anjo; Søegaard, Karen and Jensen, Søren K. (2013) Quality and vitamins in forage herb and legume species. In: Proceedings 22th International Grassland Congress , pp. 680-681.

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Grasslands provide an important part of the feed used by domestic and wild ruminants. Fresh herbage is an important natural source of vitamins in ruminant diets. Concentrations of vitamins in plants depend on factors such as regrowth stage, temperature and day length, N fertilisation and leaf proportion in the harvested herbage. Most studies on vitamin concentrations in forages have been carried out with agronomical important grass species such as perennial ryegrass and legume species such as white clover, but hardly with other grassland forage species. As data of dicotyledonous species grown in a sward are scarce, yield, quality and vitamin contents in a number of herb (hereafter referred to as forb) and legume species were compared to a grass-clover mixture to get an insight into species differences.

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:24743
Deposited On:02 Dec 2013 15:20
Last Modified:02 Dec 2013 15:20
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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