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Forage potential of semi-leafless grain peas

Author:
Koivisto, J.M., Benjamin, L.R., Lane, G.P.F., Davies, W.P.
Source:
Grass and forage science 2003 v.58 no.2 pp. 220-223
ISSN:
0142-5242
Subject:
harvest date, cultivars, stems, Pisum sativum, dry matter partitioning, forage production, pods, United Kingdom
Abstract:
Individually sown plants of a forage-type pea (Pisum sativum L.), cv. Magnus, and a grain-type pea cv. Eiffel, were harvested several times over the growing season to determine how the quantity of plant components changed with time from sowing. There was no difference between the pea types in the mean dry weight per plant. The leaf-to-stem ratio of the two types was also not different. An appropriate grain-type pea cultivar could be a suitable substitute for forage-type cultivar in some forage production systems.
Agid:
1412982