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- Miltimore, J. E., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Agronomy journal 1974 v.66 no.3 pp. 384-386
- Medicago sativa nothosubsp. varia; alfalfa; bloat; breeding programs; clones; cultivars; heritability; ovens; pastures; phenolic compounds; protein content; soil fertility
- ... The primary cause of lethal alfalfa pasture bloat is Fraction 1 Protein (FRIP) and bloat occurs when FRIP is above 1.8%. Before starting a selection or breeding program to develop a nonbloating alfalfa (Medicago sp.), it would be important to know the heritability and the range of FRIP levels in alfalfa plants. Accordingly, this investigation was undertaken with the objectives of determining the d ...