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Observations on nutrient deficiencies in Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum)

Cassidy, N.G. (1972) Observations on nutrient deficiencies in Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum). Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 29 (1). pp. 51-57. ISSN issn:0033-6173



Kikuyu grass is apparently very sensitive to lack of phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, iron, magnesium, copper or manganese. It is influenced much less by lack of boron, molybdenum, calcium or zinc. Kikuyu grass grown in pots with nutrient solutions was very sensitive to lack of P, K, S, Fe, Mg, Cu and Mn. Deficiency in these nutrients produced stunted growth, discoloured leaves and fair to very poor root growth.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
Plant culture > Field crops > Forage crops. Feed crops
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Live Archive:23 Apr 2024 05:23
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