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Leucaena shows potential in Northern Inland New South Wales, Australia

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Abstract


  • A study was conducted during 2013-2017 to evaluate the potential of 5 cultivars/experimental lines of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) at 2 sites in Northern Inland NSW. In this frost-prone, summer-dominant rainfall region, all cultivars/lines established well and survival was > 70% at Bingara and > 95% at Manilla. Cultivars Wondergraze and Cunningham were the most productive, producing up to approximately 2.4 t DM/ha and 1.9 t DM/ha per growing season at Bingara and Manilla, respectively. Tropical grass establishment in the alleys was poor with plant productivity inversely related to leucaena productivity. Although this study has confirmed the persistence and productive potential of leucaena, the challenges around tropical grass establishment and persistence as well as the weed potential of leucaena in this region need to be addressed before broad-scale use could be recommended in Northern Inland NSW.

Authors


  •   Harris, Carol (external author)
  •   Boschma, S P. (external author)
  •   Brennan, Mark (external author)
  •   Borg, Lauren (external author)
  •   Harden, Steven (external author)
  •   Cullis, Brian R.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Harris, C., Boschma, S., Brennan, M., Borg, L., Harden, S. & Cullis, B. (2019). Leucaena shows potential in Northern Inland New South Wales, Australia. Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales, 7 (2), 120-126.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85069680882

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4084&context=eispapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/3065

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 120

End Page


  • 126

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Colombia

Abstract


  • A study was conducted during 2013-2017 to evaluate the potential of 5 cultivars/experimental lines of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) at 2 sites in Northern Inland NSW. In this frost-prone, summer-dominant rainfall region, all cultivars/lines established well and survival was > 70% at Bingara and > 95% at Manilla. Cultivars Wondergraze and Cunningham were the most productive, producing up to approximately 2.4 t DM/ha and 1.9 t DM/ha per growing season at Bingara and Manilla, respectively. Tropical grass establishment in the alleys was poor with plant productivity inversely related to leucaena productivity. Although this study has confirmed the persistence and productive potential of leucaena, the challenges around tropical grass establishment and persistence as well as the weed potential of leucaena in this region need to be addressed before broad-scale use could be recommended in Northern Inland NSW.

Authors


  •   Harris, Carol (external author)
  •   Boschma, S P. (external author)
  •   Brennan, Mark (external author)
  •   Borg, Lauren (external author)
  •   Harden, Steven (external author)
  •   Cullis, Brian R.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Harris, C., Boschma, S., Brennan, M., Borg, L., Harden, S. & Cullis, B. (2019). Leucaena shows potential in Northern Inland New South Wales, Australia. Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales, 7 (2), 120-126.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85069680882

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4084&context=eispapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/3065

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 120

End Page


  • 126

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Colombia