Original Articles

A comparison of the dry matter yields of perennial legumes in the Dohne Sourveld

DOI: 10.1080/02566702.1988.9648127
Author(s): C.J.G. Le RouxDepartment of Agriculture (Eastern Cape Region),, L.G. HoweDepartment of Agriculture (Eastern Cape Region),, L.P. DutoitDepartment of Agriculture (Eastern Cape Region),


Fifteen perennial legumes were compared, under dryland conditions on two sites, in the Dohne Sourveld. These sites were Dohne, which has a mild, but dry winter and an average of 743 mm of rainfall per year, and Grasslands, which is a colder site with an average rainfall of 866 mm per year. The legumes were compared in terms of their total dry matter production and the distribution of this production during the season.

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