Tropical Grasslands (1991) Volume 25, 281286
Effect of plant density and cutting frequency on the yield of four tree legumes and interplanted Panicum maximum cv. Riversdale
A. ELLA, W.W. STÜR, G.J. BLAIR and C.N. JACOBSEN
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 at a density of 5000, 10 000, 20 000 and 40 000 trees/ha and cut at intervals of either 6 or 12 weeks. An understorey grass, Panicum maximum cv. Riversdale, was established and this grass was harvested at the same time as the respective tree legume treatment.