Developing the role of Lotus species in UK grasslands

Rosemary P. Collins, Athole H. Marshall, F. Ribaimont, Terence P. T. Michaelson-Yeates, T. Andy Williams, Phil Olyott, Michael T. Abberton

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Experiments have been carried out with the aims of quantifying: (a) the response of a cultivar of Lotus corniculatus L. to two contrasting cutting treatments, in comparison with other temperate forage legume species; and (b) variation within Lotus spp. for traits of agronomic interest, in particular productivity, morphology and tannin content. The results are discussed in terms on the needs of livestock systems in the UK and the future direction of the Lotus breeding programme at IGER is outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Grassland Productivity
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 21st General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation
PublisherEuropean Grassland Federation
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)84 689 6711 4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Lotus
  • yield
  • persistence
  • morphology
  • condensed tannins


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