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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

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V. V. Rendig, University of California
W. C. Weir, University of California
T. S. Inouye, University of California

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California Agriculture 9(6):9-14.

Published June 01, 1955

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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.

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M. J. Wolfe, formerly University of California Farm Advisor, Merced County, assisted in the studies reported here.

The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 1452.

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

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

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Authors

V. V. Rendig, University of California
W. C. Weir, University of California
T. S. Inouye, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 9(6):9-14.

Published June 01, 1955

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Author Affiliations show

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.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

M. J. Wolfe, formerly University of California Farm Advisor, Merced County, assisted in the studies reported here.

The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 1452.


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