Insecticide Use on Cotton in the "Sucking Pest Areas" of Western Tanzania

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1969
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Kerridge, P.
Kayumbo, H. Y.
Reed, W.
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Periodic, very heavy stocking converted hill slope pasture with 47 per cent foliar cover of unpalatable Cymbopogon afronardus to a mixed sward dominated by Brachiaria decumbens, one of the highest quality grasses indigenous to Ankole. The addition of 141 lb. N/acre / annum (158 kg. N / ha. / annum) to a pasture undergoing similar treatment strongly favoured B. decumbens over all other species. Periodic heavy 8tocking on natural grassland over a 2t-year period, at the rate of 0.6 acres/ head/ annum (0.25 ha.), resulted in a better pasture than rotational grazing at 1.48 acres/ head/annum (0.6 ha.) on land cleared of C. afronardus and did not cause noticeable soil erosion or deterioration in pasture composition
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 35 (2), pp. 147-153
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