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Title: Dry and wet season performance of selected forage legumes in Uganda.

Date Published: 1997
Author/s: Lusembo, P., Ebong, C., Sabiiti, E.N., Mohamed-Saleem, Abate Tedla and Ndikumana, J.,
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Journal Publisher: Tropical Grasslands,
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Keywords: HERBACIOUS PLANTS; FEED LEGUMES; YIELDS; DRY MATTER CONTENT; CHAMELRISTA ROTUNDIFOLIA; CLITORIA TERNATEA; MACROPTILIUM ATROPURPUREUM; STYLOSANTHES

Abstract:

The dry matter production of 9 herbaceous legume species was evaluated over 3 years for their suitability as forage species in the subhumid regions of Uganda. Dry matter production of Centrosema pascuorum (6774), Chamaecrista rotundifolia (Wynn), Clitoria ternatea (9291), Macroptilium atropurpureum (Siratro), Stylo- santhes guianensis (Cook), S. guianensis (163), S. hamata (Verano), S. scabra (441) and S. scabra (Seca) was assessed after 3-,6-,9- and 12- weeks regrowth in the wet season and after 6- and 12-weeks regrowth in the dry season. The Stylosanthes species were most productive in both wet and dry seasons. Appropriate seed pro- duction technologies need to be developed to make seed available for further studies and for distribution to farmers.

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