Tropical Grasslands (1985) Volume 19, 3540
PRELIMINARY STUDIES WITH FERTILISERS AND LEGUMES FOR IMPROVING THE NATURAL GRASSLANDS OF THE ARULIHO LAND SYSTEM, GUADALCANAL
Department of Agriculture, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia 4067
The response of a number of legumes oversown in to natural grassland to applications of P, K, S and Mo fertilisers was measured on the Aruliho Land System, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Stylosanthes guianensis grew well initially but was severely affected by anthracnose disease after early growth. This genus is the most profitable option for improvement of these grasslands but use of an anthracnose resistant line is required.