January 31, 2005
Dr. David Bligh removes a quick-frozen sample of chicory (Cichorum intybus) forage from a container of liquid. The samples were to be analyzed for sesquiterpene lactones and other constituents. Sesquiterpene lactones are bitter tasting and and can adversely affect palatability. This experiment investigated the effects of phosphorus fertilizer on concentrations of sesquiterpene lactones and other constituents in three chicory cultivars.
Photo by Dale Ritchey
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