Variability in manganese content in different grass species and red clover

Authors

  • Andrej OREŠNIK Univ. of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Fac., Zootechnical Dept., Groblje 3, SI-1230 Domžale, Slovenia
  • Andrej LAVRENČIČ Univ. of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Fac., Zootechnical Dept., Groblje 3, SI-1230 Domžale, Slovenia
  • Jože STOPAR Univ. of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Fac., Zootechnical Dept., Groblje 3, SI-1230 Domžale, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.1999.74.2.15873

Keywords:

grasses, legumes, manganese, content

Abstract

In 1997 on 7 different plots of the same ground in four periods and in different stages of growth in each period 10 samples of red clover (Trifolium pratense) and Italian rygrass (Lolium multiflorum) and 8 samples of timothy (Phleum pratense), perennial rygrass (Lollium perenne), meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis), red fescue (Festuca rubra) and orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) were collected. Differences in manganese content have been found among different species grown and cut at the same site. The concentration of manganese in dry matter was the highest in orchardgrass samples (215.3 ± 54.9 mg kg-1 DM) and lower in red fescue (55.7 ± 7.8 mg kg-1 DM). Other grasses and red clover contained significantly less manganese (33.1 mg to 42.0 mg kg-1 DM). In grasses with low manganese contents and in red clover samples from the first cut the manganese concentrations were significantly higher in the vegetative shoot (25.2 mg to 61.6 mg kg-1 DM) than in the reproductive shoot (16.6 mg to 47.8 mg kg-1 DM). In the samples of orchardgrass the manganese concentration in the first cut raised with the stage of grass maturity (from 145.5 mg to 179.5 mg kg-1 DM). The lowest average manganese concentration in dry matter was found in all grass species and in red clover in samples from the first cut (21.0 mg to 53.0 mg kg-1 DM) and the highest in autumn samples (42.2 mg to 68.7 mg kg-1 DM) with exception of orchardgrass with the lowest value in the first cut (160.0 mg kg-1 DM) where the highest manganese concentration was attained in the second cut samples (272.0 mg kg-1 DM) with lower values in summer (209.6 mg kg-1 DM) and in autumn cut (215.4 mg kg-1 DM).

Published

15. 12. 1999

Issue

Section

Original Scientific Article

How to Cite

OREŠNIK, A., LAVRENČIČ, A., & STOPAR, J. (1999). Variability in manganese content in different grass species and red clover. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 74(2), 53–60. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.1999.74.2.15873

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