Genetic gain from selection and potential for improving alfalfa phosphorus uptake and removal from soils heavily amended with poultry litter

@article{Missaoui2016GeneticGF,
  title={Genetic gain from selection and potential for improving alfalfa phosphorus uptake and removal from soils heavily amended with poultry litter},
  author={Ali Missaoui and Joseph Darwin Young},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2016},
  volume={209},
  pages={495-506}
}
Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa L.) is increasingly adopted in the southeastern USA as a companion crop in bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L.) pastures, where poultry litter is excessively used as source of N fertilizer. This research explores the extent of genetic variation in phosphorus (P) accumulation and uptake in alfalfa germplasm grown in a soil heavily amended with poultry waste, and the expected genetic gain from selection for P accumulation and uptake. Eighteen commercial and experimental… CONTINUE READING