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The effect of sowing method,seed rate, planting time and weed management on the establishment of introduced herbaceous legumes in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Nulik, J., Bell, L., Cox, K., Kana Hua, D., Hosang, E., Rebo, R., Liunokas, Y., Abi, Y. and Uran, J. (2017) The effect of sowing method,seed rate, planting time and weed management on the establishment of introduced herbaceous legumes in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. In: 18th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference.

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Abstract

Herbaceous forage legumes can increase agricultural production in Eastern Indonesian crop-livestock farming systems, however, further research into their establishment is required to ensure good forage production and to improve the quality of soils in the region. Studies were conducted testing sowing methods, seed rate, planting time, and weed management to observe their impact on plant population and biomass production during early growth (post establishment). Species studied included butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea), centro (Centrosema pascuorum), and lablab (Lablab purpureus). Results of the studies indicated that sowing method affected plant population and biomass production. The best planting time was in December. Controlling weeds significantly improved biomass production, however seed rate had no significant effect on plant population or biomass production.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:Plant population, biomass production.
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Field crops
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Deposited On:17 Jan 2018 01:24
Last Modified:17 Jan 2018 01:26

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