Tropical Grasslands (1982) Volume 16, 6372
EVALUATION OF TEMPERATE GRASS SPECIES FOR THE EATERN DARLING DOWNS OF QUEENSLAND
Queensland Wheat Research Institute, 13 Holberton Street, Toowoomba, Qld 4350.
The seasonal and annual productivities of Festuca arundinacea (tall fescue) cv. Demeter and cv. Alta Phalaris aquatica (syn. P. tuberosa) cv. Australian cv. Sirocco and cv. Sirosa, Lolium perenne (ryegrass) cv. Kangaroo Valley, Dactylis glomerata (cocksfoot) cv. Currie and Bromus unioloides (Priebe prarie grass) were studied at three sites on heavy clay soils on the eastern Darling Downs from 1976 to 1979. The grasses received 0 or 100 kg N ha-1 or were grown with annual medics (Medicago truncatula cv. Jemalong and M. scutellata cv. Robinson) at Ramsay and Nobby or white clover (Trifolium repens cv. Ladino) at Geham. The performances of white colver or medics grown alone, and of lucerne (M. sativa cv. Hunter River) grown alone or with Demeter tall fescue, were also measured.