Yield, persistency and chemical composition of Lotus species and varieties (birdsfoot trefoil and greater birdsfoot trefoil) when harvested for silage in the UK

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dc.contributor.author Marley, Christina L.
dc.contributor.author Fychan, A. Rhun
dc.contributor.author Jones, Raymond
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-15T15:30:32Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-15T15:30:32Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06
dc.identifier.citation Marley , C L , Fychan , A R & Jones , R 2006 , ' Yield, persistency and chemical composition of Lotus species and varieties (birdsfoot trefoil and greater birdsfoot trefoil) when harvested for silage in the UK ' Grass and Forage Science , vol 61 , no. 2 , pp. 134-145 . , 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2006.00516.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2494
dc.identifier.other PURE: 112105
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2669
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2669
dc.description Marley, C. L., Fychan, A. R., Jones, R. (2006). Yield, persistency and chemical composition of Lotus species and varieties (birdsfoot trefoil and greater birdsfoot trefoil) when harvested for silage in the UK. Grass and Forage Science, 61 (2), 134-145. Sponsorship: DEFRA / BBSRC en
dc.description.abstract The yield and chemical composition of thirteen Lotus corniculatus varieties and one Lotus uliginosus variety, when grown and ensiled in the UK, were investigated. Replicate plots of each variety were established in a randomized block design. Dry-matter (DM) yield was measured over two harvest years. At cuts 1 and 2 of the first harvest year, 1 kg of each variety was ensiled and sub-sampled for chemical analysis. At cut 2 of the second harvest year, sub-samples of forage were analysed for condensed tannins. Two L. corniculatus varieties, Oberhaunstaedter and Lotar, had higher DM yields (with Oberhaunstaedter having the highest DM yield at cut 3) in both harvest years compared with other varieties (P <0·001). Chemical analyses showed differences among silages of varieties of L. corniculatus (P <0·001) and that the ammonia-N concentration of L. uliginosus silage was higher than that of L. corniculatus (P <0·001), despite its lactic acid concentrations being within the range observed for L. corniculatus (17 g kg−1 DM vs. 13–19 g kg−1 DM). Differences (P <0·001) in HCl/Butanol test absorbance units were found among varieties of L. corniculatus, indicating possible differences in concentrations of condensed tannins. Overall, the variety Oberhaunstaedter was found to be the most suitable variety for silage production. Based on its agronomic performance, L. corniculatus does not compare well with other legumes such as red clover. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Grass and Forage Science en
dc.title Yield, persistency and chemical composition of Lotus species and varieties (birdsfoot trefoil and greater birdsfoot trefoil) when harvested for silage in the UK en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2494.2006.00516.x
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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