The effects of cutting frequency and cutting height on four naturally occurring pasture grasses in Tanzania

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1971/1972
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Van Voorthuizen, E.G.
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An experiment was carried out whereby four native grass species were cut at various time intervals and with various cutting heights. The investigation compared physiological responses to forage removal in terms of yield data. PaniculI1 maxil1lulIl yields were highest with close cutting and with longest intervals. Cenchrus ciliaris yields were highest with short intervals and medium heights. Hyparrhenia rufa yields were highest with medium intervals leaving 20 cm. on the plants. Panicum trichocloum yields were highest with long interval cuttings and leaving 20 cm. on the plants.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 37, pp. 258-264
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