Tropical Grasslands (1982) Volume 16, 7680
CONTRIBUTIONS TO YIELD, NITROGEN FIXATION AND TRANSFER BY LOCAL AND EXOTIC LEGUMES IN TROPICAL GRASS–LEGUME MIXTURES IN WESTERN SAMOA
Team Leader/Tropical Pasture Agronomist UNDP/FAO, Livestock Project, P.O. Box 159, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Exotic legumes (Calopogonium mucunoides, Centrosema pubescens, Pueraria phaseoloides, Macroptilium atropurpureum) and indigenous legumes (Desmodium heterophyllum, Mimosa pudica, Vigna luteola) were compared for dry matter (DM) and crude protein (CP) production, nitrogen fixation and nitrogen transfer when grown separately with Panicum maximum (tall guinea grass) and Brachiaria miliiformis (Cori grass). Results were compared with those for grass alone receiving five levels of N (0, 56, 112, 224 and 448 kg N ha-1 year.