Pastures, Trifolium subterraneum, Superphosphates, Deficiency diseases, Plant oestrogens, Western Australia
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A recent field experiment on established pastures at Esperance Downs Research Station has demonstrated a relationship between superphosphate application, pasture oestrogens and oestrogenic response in sheep.
Results of the experiment indicate that on phosphate deficient soils carrying oestrogenic clovers, the levels of oestrogenic materials in the pasture are increased if superphosphate applications are below those recommended for healthy pasture growth.
Neil, H G. and Marshall, T.
"Superphosphate deficiency raises pasture oestrogens,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 11:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol11/iss2/6