The effect of management and competition on the uptake of 32phosphorus by ryegrass, meadow fescue and their natural hybrid.

Published online
04 Dec 1968
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Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

O'brien, T. A. & Moorby, J. & Whittington, W. J.

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Festuca pratensis and Lolium perenne developed their roots less rapidly when grown with their triploid hybrid than when grown alone or together. The extent of their root systems was assessed by injecting 32P at different soil depths in separate plots and estimating the activity recovered in the top growth.

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