The Effect of Cutting Management on the Fodder Yields of a Mixed Crop Of Calliandra and Napier Grass

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1996
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Mengich, E.K.
Otieno, H.J.O.
Heineman, A.M.
Amadalo, B.
Ballard, T.M.
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A field experiment was established to study the effect of cutting management on the fodder yields of a mixed crop of calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus) and Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum). Seven treatments were laid out as hedgerows in a randomized complete block design with four replications. Dry matter (DM) yields of calliandra increased significantly. Most nutrients were not affected by this management except calcium and magnesium which declined. Dry matter yields of Napier grass declined with increasing cutting height of calliandra in the mixture. No significant differences in nutrient content were observed.
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 62 (2), pp. 227-233
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