Continuous defoliation of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and white clover (Trifolium repens) and associated changes in the composition and activity of the microbial population of an upland grassland soil

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Abstract

A microcosm study was conducted to investigate the effect of continuous plant defoliation on the composition and activity of microbial populations in the rhizosphere of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and white clover (Trifolium repens). Continuous defoliation of ryegrass and clover resulted in significant (P

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages6
JournalBiology and Fertility of Soils
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997