Competitive interference of plant species in monocultures and mixed stands

K. Baeumer, C.T. de Wit

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    Abstract

    A dynamic model is presented for calculating the dry matter yields of individual plant species in a mixed stand by means of parameters derived from a spacing experiment with species grown at 2 densities and harvested at regular intervals. Results are given of trials with different crops, including tall and dwarf peas. The model is intended for use under conditions of near-optimum supply of water and nutrients, where the principal competition is for light. A simple method for measuring relative light interception by species in mixed stands is also described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-122
    JournalNetherlands Journal of Agricultural Science
    Volume16
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1968

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