Tropical Grasslands (1994) Volume 28, 109119
Diet selection in six Stylosanthes-grass pastures and its implications for pasture stability
THE LATE C.J. GARDENER and A.J. ASH
Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures, CSIRO, Davies Laboratory, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Diet selection in 6 Stylosanthes-grass pastures was studied over 43 months at Lansdown, north-east Queensland. The Stylosanthes accessions were S. humilis cv. Paterson, S. hamata cv. Verano, S. scabra cv. Seca, S. scabra cv. Fitzroy, S. viscosa CPI 34904 and S. viscosa CPI 40264B. They were sown together with Cenchrus ciliaris into native pasture dominated by Heteropogon contortus, Themeda triandra and Bothriochloa spp.