Tropical Grasslands (1989) Volume 23, 4355
PRODUCTIVITY AND POPULATION DYNAMICS OF SILVERLEAF DESMODIUM (DESMODIUM UNCINATUM), GREENLEAF DESMODIUM (D. INTORTUM) AND TWO D. INTORTUM × D. SANDWICENSE HYBRIDS AT TWO STOCKING RATES IN COASTAL SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND
CSIRO Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures, Cunningham Laboratory, 306 Carmody Road, St. Lucia, Queensland 4067.
An experiment was conducted in coastal south-east Queensland to compare the persistence and productivity of Desmodium intortum cv. Greenleaf, Desmodium uncinatum cv. Silverleaf and 2 D. intortum × D. sandwicense hybrids selected for early seeding and large seed size. The legumes were sown with Setaria sphacelata cv. Nandi and stocked at 1.1 and 1.9 beasts/ha. Initially Greenleaf was the most productive legume under good growing conditions. However Silverleaf was more persistent over a 7-year period.