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Recovery dynamics of rainfed winter wheat after livestock grazing 2. Light interception, radiation-use efficiency and dry-matter partitioning

Harrison, Matthew; Evans, John; Dove, Hugh; Moore, Andrew D


Grazing of cereal crops reduces canopy light interception and could potentially reduce biomass production and grain yields. Alternatively, defoliation after canopy closure may increase light penetration and enhance radiation-use efficiency (RUE, shoot dry matter produced per unit light intercepted). Changes in dry matter partitioning following grazing may also ameliorate grain yield penalties. Experiments with rainfed winter wheat were conducted near Canberra, Australia, to investigate the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Crop and Pasture Science
DOI: 10.1071/CP11235


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