In-Vivo Digestibility And Nutritive Value Of Kikuyu Grass Pennisetum Clandestinum With A Tentative Assessment Of Its Yield Of Nutrients

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1971/1972
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Said A. N.
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Kikuyu Grass has been reported by Edwards (1935) to be occurring naturally only in east central Africa between the altitudes of 1,981-3,048 m. (6,500-10,000 ft.), where rainfall is not less than 1,016 mm. per annum (40 inches). It constitutes one of the most important natural pasture types of Kenya. It has been estimated that the potential Kikuyu Grass country in Kenya is '1.,813.000-2,072,000 ha. (7,000-8,000 square miles). Introduction of the grass into other tropical areas and into the moist regions of the sub-tropics has been very successful and it is now cultivated in these countries as a thriving pasture grass.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 37, p. 15-21