Establishment of Crass Leys By Undergrowng to Cereals

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1962
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Peers A.W
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During the period 1955 to 1957 a great deal of interest was shown in laying down land to grass in areas where cereals were proving unprofitable due to fungus diseases and the depredations of insects and grain-eating birds. Because of the large acreages involved and the quality of the stock introduced attention was focused on the use of a higher grade pasturage than was obtainable by natural regeneration. Owing, however, to the depression in cereal farming vt!ry little money was available for the establishment of leys. Farmers were therefore attracted to the method of establishing leys by undersowing because of its cheapness, the reduced risk of soil erosion by rapid establishment, and by the reduction in weed competition.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXVII (3), p. 145-149