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Seasonal Dry Matter Production and Nitrogen Fixation of Leucaena (Leucaena Leucocephala) and Stylo (Stylosanthes Guianensis) in Pure Swards and in Association with Signal Grass (Brachiaria Decumbens)

Abdullah, Aminah (1989) Seasonal Dry Matter Production and Nitrogen Fixation of Leucaena (Leucaena Leucocephala) and Stylo (Stylosanthes Guianensis) in Pure Swards and in Association with Signal Grass (Brachiaria Decumbens). Masters thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the effects of rates of fertiliser nitrogen (N) and grass-legume associations on seasonal and annual dry matter production and forage quality factors of signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens). This study was also designed to es timate the amounts of N2 fixed over the first two years of establishment by pure stands of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala cv. ML 1) and stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis cv. Schofield) or their mixtures with signal grass. Leucaena and s tylo were either grown in pure swards or mixed in various combinations wi th signal grass unfertilised with N. Dry matter production from legumebased pasture was compared with signal grass fertilised with urea at 0, 200, 400, 600 or 800 kg N ha-1yr-1.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subject:Lead tree - Case studies
Subject:Stylosanthes - Case studies
Subject:Brachiaria decumbens - Case studies
Chairman Supervisor:Associate Professor Dr. Wan Mohamad Wan Othman
Call Number:FP 1989 5
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
ID Code:10263
Deposited By: Mohd Nezeri Mohamad
Deposited On:21 Mar 2011 09:53
Last Modified:21 Mar 2011 09:59

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