The Chemical Composition of the Grasses of Kenya

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1960
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Bogdan A. V.
Dougall H. W.
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The purpose of growing the grasses of Kenya in our nursery at Kitale and of examining their chemical composition at a specific stage of growth viz. the early flowering stage, have already been explained (I). In this second paper we give in alphabetical order, a brief description of a further 49 different grasses together with a note on their distribution and an assessment of their palatability and of their probable feeding value. In this series crude protein ranges from 5.66 to 19.66 per cent, crude fibre from 22.43 to 43.32 per cent, Ca from 0.15 to 1.05 per cent, and P from 0.08 to 0.27 percent, all values being expressed on a dry matter basis.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXV (No. 4), p. 241-244