Tropical Grasslands (1994) Volume 28, 116
Regional evaluation of herbaceous and tree legumes in West Java, Indonesia
SITI YUHAENI and D.A. IVORY
Forage Research Project, Balai Penelitian Ternak, Ciawi, Indonesia
The agronomic performance of 88 herbaceous legumes, including 65 different species in 19 genera, was evaluated in one experiment and 39 shrub and tree legumes, including 18 different species and 3 unidentified species from 10 genera, were evaluated in 2 experiments, in small, single row plots over 3 years at Ciawi, West Java. A number of agronomic attributes were measured or estimated by visual ranking at monthly intervals to assess establishment/persistence, vigour, yield, disease/pest resistance, habit, drought resistance and reproductive capacity. Multivariate classification analysis was used to group accessions with similar agronomic performance in 2 experiments. A fourth experiment contained only 13 tree accessions and therefore did not warrant classification analysis. Leaf damage to Leucaena accessions caused by the leucaena psyllid in the three tree experiments was assessed.