Tropical Grasslands (1992) Volume 26, 115–119

Agronomic evaluation of Neonotonia wightii, Stylosanthes scabra and S. guianensis accessions in Ethiopia

A. LARBI1, J. OCHANG2, J. HANSON2 and J. LAZIER3

1International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), Ibadan, Nigeria;
2ILCA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
3187 King St. W., Cabourg, Ontario, Canada K9A 2M8

Abstract

Agronomic evaluation of 41 native Ethiopian Neonotonia wightii, 34 Stylosanthes scabra and 20 S. guianensis accessions was carried out on an acid soil in southern Ethiopia under grazing. The accessions N. wightii ILCA 9794, 7764, 7892, S. scabra ILCA 12555, 11625, 11599, 11608 and S. guianensis ILCA 11737 and 11776 outyielded existing commercial cultivars and are recommended for further agronomic and animal evaluation.

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