Responses to drought of five Brachiaria species. I. Biomass production, leaf growth, root distribution, water use and forage quality

@article{Guenni2004ResponsesTD,
  title={Responses to drought of five Brachiaria species. I. Biomass production, leaf growth, root distribution, water use and forage quality},
  author={Orlando Guenni and Douglas Popp Marin and Zdravko Baruch},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={243},
  pages={229-241}
}
The introduction of African grasses in Neotropical savannas has been a key factor to improve pasture productivity. We compared the response of five Brachiaria species to controlled drought (DT) in terms of biomass yield and allocation, pattern of root distribution, plant water use, leaf growth, nutrient concentration and dry matter digestibility. The perennial C4 forage grasses studied were B. brizantha (CIAT 6780), B. decumbens (CIAT 606), B. dictyoneura (CIAT 6133), B. humidicola (CIAT 679… CONTINUE READING
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