Tropical Grasslands (1991) Volume 25, 275280
Effect of age of forage tree legumes at the first cutting on subsequent production
A. ELLA, G.J. BLAIR and W.W. STÜR
Forage Research Project, Sub-Balai Penelitian Ternak Gowa, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
In a tropical environment with a distinct dry season the tropical tree legumes Calliandra calothyrsus, Sesbania grandiflora, Leucaena leucocephala and Gliricidia sepium were planted widely spaced at varying times to achieve a range of ages (13, 15, 17, 19 and 21 months) at first cutting. Subsequently, trees were harvested at a height of 100 cm every three months and leaf and wood dry weight, and branch number was recorded.