Yield evaluation of varieties from the world collection of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.)

https://doi.org/10.17221/4240-PSECitation:Pelikán J. (2002): Yield evaluation of varieties from the world collection of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.). Plant Soil Environ., 48: 265-270.
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In field trials in 1998–2000, ten varieties of the world collection of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) were evaluated for herbage and hay yields. In all the years of testing yields from three cuttings and total annual production were evaluated. In 1999, seed yield was also recorded. As a control, alfalfa (Medicago sativa) variety was included in the experiment. The test varieties showed good productivity in the first and especially in the second year of testing, most of them exceeded alfalfa in herbage yield in individual cuttings and in total productions. As for hay yield, the differences were not so great. Local varieties showed very good productivity, predominantly in herbage yields. Of foreign varieties, the best herbage, hay and seed yielder was the Hungarian variety Puszta. There were no statistical differences in seed yield between the varieties. The yields were, however, relatively low.
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