Influence of initial organic N reserves and residual leaf area on growth, N uptake, N partitioning and N storage in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) during post-cutting regrowth.

@article{Meuriot2004InfluenceOI,
  title={Influence of initial organic N reserves and residual leaf area on growth, N uptake, N partitioning and N storage in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) during post-cutting regrowth.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Meuriot and J-C Avice and J Simon and Philippe La{\^i}n{\'e} and M. L. Decau and Alain Ourry},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2004},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={311-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The influence of initial residual leaf area and initial N reserves on N uptake, final N distribution, and yield in alfalfa regrowing after cutting, were studied. METHODS The effects of two levels of initial residual leaf area (plants cut to 15 cm, with (L+) or without (L-) their leaves) and two initial levels of N status [high N (HN) or low N (LN)] on growth, N uptake and N partitioning, allocation and storage after 29 d of post-cutting regrowth were analysed. KEY… CONTINUE READING