Pasture and Fodder Grasses of Kenya

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1939/1940
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Edwards,D.C.
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Kenya has a wealth of indigenous . pasture plants, few of which have yet been used under cultivation. From the comparatively recent beginning of development in East Africa attempts have been made to introduce species of grasses and legumes that are important in the animal husbandry of temperate regions. As may be expected, these attempts to utilize plants developed under entirely different climatic conditions have met with very little success. Only in extremely limited areas of Kenya, at high elevations, has it been possible to induce such plants to persist for long enough for them to be utilized. A rooted belief in the superiority of temperate species, which is not difficult to understand, has been responsible for persistence in these efforts.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 5 (No 5), p. 248
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