Prediction of coumestrol content in unirrigated lucerne crops using weather variables

@article{Fields2018PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of coumestrol content in unirrigated lucerne crops using weather variables},
  author={Rachel Lilian Fields and John Richard Sedcole and Graham Keith Barrell and Derrick Jan Moot},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={62},
  pages={528 - 542}
}
ABSTRACT Elevated coumestrol levels in lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) can reduce the reproductive performance of ewes. A model to predict coumestrol content of lucerne between summer and late autumn was developed to assess the risk of a crop having elevated levels. Data from previous studies have shown fungal damage to be the major contributor to coumestrol levels, but the fungal infestation levels that can cause a risk to reproduction in sheep are difficult to quantify. A number of variables… 
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