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The evaluation of individual plants of pasture grasses in association with white clover
- Myers, W.M.
- Agronomy journal 1942 v.34 no.1 pp. 7-15
- Trifolium repens, Poa pratensis, crop yield, clones, plant competition, spatial distribution, Drechslera poae, experimental design, fungal diseases of plants
- Replicated plots arranged in a lattice design were established from 81 clones of Kentucky bluegrass planted in association with white clover. The plots were clipped periodically to stimulate moderate grazing for three years and the clippings were collected for yield data during the third summer. A grass-clover association similar in appearance to that found under conditions of moderately heavy grazing was obtained in plots of most of the clones. Statistically significant differences in total annual yield and differences in seasonal yield were found among the grass clones. The lattice design was more efficient than a randomized block design. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of the type of test used have been discussed.