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dc.contributor.authorLlurba, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorRibas Artola, Àngela
dc.contributor.authorVentura, D.
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, John
dc.contributor.authorSebastià, Ma. T.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-27T15:02:35Z
dc.date.available2019-06-27T15:02:35Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/66504
dc.description.abstractMonocultures and three species mixtures containing a grass (Festuca arundinacea), a legume (Medicago sativa) and a forb (Cichorium intybus) were sown in order to test the effects of diversity on forage swards. Yield, LAI (Leaf Area Index), leaching and stability indicators were determined as a function of sown species identity and diversity effects. Yield and LAI were higher in mixed swards than in monocultures. A diversity effect was found for both variables, with values in mixtures above that expected from the proportions of the sown species. There was a seasonal substitution of species dominance, thus maintaining overall total yield. As a result, mixtures showed higher stability than monocultures. On the other hand, we found a negative effect of total biomass on leaching, but this trend was not consistent across the 6 studied harvests.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Faustina, Teri, Laura, Josep and all the helpful hands that have made that project possible. This research project was supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Medio Ambiente.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEuropean Grassland Federation
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://www.europeangrassland.org/fileadmin/documents/Infos/Printed_Matter/Proceedings/EGF2010_GSE_vol15.pdf
dc.relation.ispartofGrassland Science in Europe, 2010, vol. 15, p. 812-814
dc.rights(c) European Grassland Federation, 2010
dc.subjectdiversity effect
dc.subjectmixtures
dc.subjectCichorium
dc.titleDiversity-ecosystem function relationship in mixed forage crops
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2019-06-27T15:02:35Z
dc.identifier.idgrec015586
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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