Original Articles

The production potential of pure and mixed stands of Eragrostis curvula and Medicago sativa on the eastern transvaal highveld

DOI: 10.1080/02566702.1984.9647979
Author(s): N.F.G. RethmanDepartment of Agriculture (Transvaal Region),, C.C. De WittDepartment of Agriculture (Transvaal Region),

Abstract

Over a five year period pure stands of Medicago sativa and mixtures of M. sativa and Eragrostis curvula have done as well and better than E. curvula receiving 300 kg N/ha, and considerably better than treatments receiving 200 and 100 kg N/ha, indicating that evaluation using livestock and incorporation into production systems should now receive priority.

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