Submitted to: American Forage and Grassland Council Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/13/2003
Publication Date: 4/26/2003
Citation: BURNER, D.M., BURKE, J.M. 2003. AGRONOMIC AND GRAZING POTENTIAL OF TRIDENS FLAVUS AND TRIDENS STRICTUS. IN: AMERICAN FORAGE AND GRASSLAND COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. 12:353-357.
Technical Abstract: Long-spike tridens (Tridens strictus) and purpletop (Tridens flavus) are common botanical components of marginal agricultural sites, and their agronomic potential has not been adequately assessed. Yield and nutritive value (crude protein and in vitro digestibility, IVDMD) of these species harvested at anthesis were compared with 6 improved grass species in greenhouse and field tests. Herbage yield, nutritive value, and maintenance of sheep (Ovis aries) also were assessed in bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) and natural purpletop pastures containing scattered plants of long-spike tridens.