Growth characteristics of grass and legume cultivars and their potential for land reclamation.

Published online
01 Jan 1980
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Elias, C. O. & Chadwick, M. J.

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Significant differences in relative growth rate were found among cultivars of Festuca rubra and Agrostis tenuis grown under nonlimiting nutrient supply in sand culture. F. rubra 'Novorubra' had a significantly lower relative growth rate than other cultivars of the species. A. tenuis 'Highland' had a significantly higher relative growth rate than Boral. Leaf-weight ratio and stem-weight ratio relative to plant dry weight in F. rubra followed the ranking order Reptans > Novorubra > Dawson > S59 > Koket while root-weight ratio showed the reverse trend. Among A. tenuis cultivars, Boral had a significantly higher leaf-weight ratio than Highland but a lower root-weight ratio.

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