Tropical Grasslands (1986) Volume 20, 127134
EFFECT OF FERTILISER AND WEED CONTROL ON THE EMERGENCE AND EARLY GROWTH OF FIVE LEGUMINOUS FODDER SHRUBS
BARBARA V. MAASDORP1 and R.C. GUTTERIDGE2
1Department of Crop Science, University of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box MP 167, Harare, Zimbabwe.
A field experiment was conducted at Mt Cotton, southeast Queensland, to examine the effects of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilisers and weed control on the emergence and early growth of five leguminous shrubs. Under good nutrition and no weed competition, the shoot dry matter yield at 11 weeks was 294, 239, 66, 25 and 21 g m-1 of row for Sesbania sesban, S. formosa, Leucaena leucocephala, Acacia angustissima and Calliandra calothrysus, respectively.