milk vetch


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milk vetch

n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Astragalus of the pea family, having pinnate, compound leaves and clusters of purple, white, or yellowish flowers. Also called astragalus.
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At the start of the experiment, the seeds of rapeseed, ryegrass, and Chinese milk vetch (30 kg [ha.sup.-1]) were sown to their respective plots.
There were significant differences in available N, P, and K between clean tillage and intercropping Chinese milk vetch (P< 0.05).
(9) Toxicity of the milk vetches is primarily attributed to the nitro-compounds.