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Nutrient and Toxic Factors in Sweet Clover

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, L. J.
dc.contributor.author Casper, H. H.
dc.contributor.author Benson, M. E.
dc.rights North Dakota State University en
dc.title Nutrient and Toxic Factors in Sweet Clover en
dc.type Article en
dc.source ND Farm Research: Vol. 38, No. 6, p. 06-08 en
dc.description Research was conducted to evaluate the nutritive value of sweet clover forage and assess the incidence and range of dicoumarol levels. Average nutrition composition (100% DM) was: crude protein-15.45%, acid detergent fiber-40.46%, acid detergent Iignin-7 .08%, ash-8.39"'o, calcium-l.10%, phosphorus-O. 18%, magnesium-O.40%, potassium-2.04%. Dicoumarol levels ranged from zero to 164.7 ppm, with 64.6% of the 277 samples analyzed containing less than the presently recognized toxic level of 10 ppm. Round bales were significantly (P = 0.05) higher in dicoumarol concentration, with a mean of 22.9 ppm, than stacks or silage, with mean Ievels of 1.8 ppm and 0.6 ppm respectively. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-04T15:21:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-04T15:21:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-04T15:21:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5407
dc.date 1981 en
dc.subject Sweetclover en
dc.subject Animal nutrition en
dc.subject Forage crops en
dc.subject Poisonous plants

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