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Studies on sulfur in alfalfa: Sulfur content of alfalfa grown on a low-sulfur soil more than doubled by application of gypsum in tests near Delhi

Authors

V. V. Rendig
W. C. Weir
T. S. Inouye

Authors Affiliations

V. V. Rendig is Assistant Soil Chemist, University of California, Davis; W. C. Weir is Associate Professor of Animal Husbandry, University of California, Davis; T. S. Inouye is Senior Laboratory Technician, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 9(6):9-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n06p9. June 1955.

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Abstract

Alfalfa protein is relatively low in the sulfur-containing amino acids, and the alfalfa's nutritive value may thereby be limited. This has been indicated at several laboratories in biological assays—feeding tests with small animals. Increasing the sulfur content of alfalfa, therefore, may improve its value as a feed.

Rendig V, Weir W, Inouye T. 1955. Studies on sulfur in alfalfa: Sulfur content of alfalfa grown on a low-sulfur soil more than doubled by application of gypsum in tests near Delhi. Hilgardia 9(6):9-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n06p9
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