Submitted to: Association for Temperate Agroforestry Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 6, 2002
Publication Date: June 24, 2003
Citation: BURNER, D.M. 2003. DIFFERENTIAL PERFORMANCE OF TWO SHADE TOLERANT GRASSES IN PINE ALLEYS. Association for Temperate Agroforestry Meeting. Available: http://www.missouri.edu/~afta/8thNAAC/poster_abstracts.htm. Technical Abstract: The objective of this study was to examine effects of alley crop environment on herbage yield, nutritive value, and botanical composition of two shade tolerant forage grasses. The experiment was conducted for 3 yr in orchardgrass, tall fescue, and a 1:1 binary forage mixture in alleys of loblolly and shortleaf pine, and the unshaded control at Booneville, AR. Herbage yield, persistence, and nutritive value will be discussed relative to forage species and alley microenvironment.