Improving the phosphorus use efficiency of perennial forage species to enhance the sustainability of grassland based agriculture

Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable meat and milk production from grasslands
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation
EditorsB. Horan, D. Hennessy, M. O'Donovan, E. Kennedy, B. McCarthy, J. A. Finn, B. O'Brien
Place of PublicationFermoy
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781841706436
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event27th EGF General Meeting: Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 17 Jun 201821 Jun 2018
Conference number: 27

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NameGrassland Science in Europe


Conference27th EGF General Meeting
Period17 Jun 201821 Jun 2018
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There are environmental concerns associated with the inefficient use of applied nutrients in grassland. Here we describe three phenotyping systems at different scales used to quantify variation in phosphorus (P) uptake and utilisation in the forage legume white clover (Trifolium repens L.). This is a first step in the development of varieties that are productive under limited supplies of P.


  • application rates, nutrient uptake, phenotypes, phosphorus, phosphorus fertilizers, plant nutrition, sustainability, use efficiency