Original Articles

Identification of companion small grains for midmar Italian ryegrass

DOI: 10.1080/02566702.1988.9648128
Author(s): H.R.H. Smith,, C.P. DempsyDepartment of Agriculture (Transvaal Region),, M. SchaffnerDepartment of Agriculture (Transvaal Region),


In a preliminary investigation four small grain species, oats (Avena sativa), rye (Secalae cereale), wheat (Triticum aestivum) and triticale (Triticum × secalae) were planted alone and in combination with Lolium multiflorum cv Midmar under irrigation. The dry matter (DM) yield of Midmar was also compared to that of four other annual ryegrass cultivars. All species combinations were harvested at either three‐ or six‐week cutting intervals and fertilized with either 200 or 400 kg N/ha.

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