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East Africa's Grasses and Fodders: Their Ecology and Husbandry

Series: Tasks for Vegetation Science Series Volume: 29

By: JG Boonman

343 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1993 | #23981 | ISBN: 0792318676
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Aims to illustrate the value of East African grasses and fodders for livestock and for soil fertility maintenance.


History of grassland development (1900-1970); the grassland environment; husbandry of natural grassland; from shifting cultivation to crop-grass rotations; species of cultivated grasses; the establishment and husbandry of sown grasses; grass seed production in Kenya; grass breeding at Kitale; legumes for sown pastures; elephant grass - general characteristics; elephant grass husbandry; elephant grass utilization; alternative fodder grasses; grass sorghum; fodder oats; Lucerne; other (non-graminaceaous) fodder crops; hay and silage.

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