The response of bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) plants cut off at different heights and seasonal times

Bebawi, F. F. and Campbell, S. D. (2002) The response of bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) plants cut off at different heights and seasonal times. Tropical Grasslands, 36 2: 65-68.

Author Bebawi, F. F.
Campbell, S. D.
Title The response of bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) plants cut off at different heights and seasonal times
Journal name Tropical Grasslands   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0049-4763
Publication date 2002-06-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 65
End page 68
Total pages 4
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD Australia
Publisher Tropical Grassland Society of Australia
Language eng
Abstract A study was undertaken to quantify the susceptibility of bellyache bush plants cut off using a brush-cutter at different heights above ground (0, 10, 20 and 40 cm), during either summer or winter. Uncut plants acted as controls. At the time of cutting in summer, plants were fully foliated, flowering and producing seed. In contrast, winter-treated plants were fully defoliated and dormant. The sugar concentration in sap of plants differed significantly between seasons, averaging 23 and 18% sucrose for winter and summer cutting times, respectively.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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