April 24, 2017

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  • Light competition versus nutrient competition.

    Light competition suppresses couch grass more efficiently than nutrient competition

    Competitive crops are important for sustainable cropping systems. For perennial weeds, below-ground organs, for instance rhizomes for couch grass, constitute the best measure of a crop’s long term suppressive capabilities. Ringselle et al. found that the type of competition (primarily for light or nutrients) utilised by a crop influences both the suppression rate and the […] More