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The phosphorus and nitrogen requirements of temperate pasture species and their influence on grassland botanical composition

Hill, James O; Simpson, R J; Wood, Jeffrey; Moore, Andrew D; Chapman, D F


Grassland production in southern Australia is generally based on phosphorus (P)- and nitrogen (N)-deficient soils. Use of P-fertiliser is necessary for high production in higher rainfall zones and economic pressures are increasing the need to apply fertiliser more widely and consistently. The P and N requirements of 10 temperate pasture species were examined to understand how increased fertiliser use will affect grassland botanical composition. The plant species fell into 2 main groups with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
DOI: 10.1071/AR04279


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