Tropical Grasslands

Vol. 44 (2010)

 

Contributed articles

 

Evaluating temperate species in the subtropics. 3. Irrigated lucerne —
K.F. LOWE, T.M. BOWDLER, N.D. CASEY and P.M. PEPPER

 

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Irradiance, external carbon dioxide concentration and temperature influence photosynthesis in tropical cover crop legumes — V.C. BALIGAR, J.A. BUNCE, M.K. ELSON and N.K. FAGERIA

 

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Constraints, feeding strategies and opportunities to improve productivity and income in milk production systems in Olancho, Honduras — PETER LENTES, FEDERICO HOLMANN, MICHAELPETERS and DOUGLAS WHITE

 

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Mixtures of whipgrass with cool-season annual forages to extend the forage production season in south-west China — CHUNHUA YANG, XIANGLIN LI, JIANGUOHAN, LINGZHI CHEN and FENGHE

 

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Relative intake, eating pattern, nutrient digestibility, nitrogen metabolism, fermentation pattern and growth performance of lambs fed organically and inorganically produced cowpea hay-barley grain diets — SULTAN SINGH, S.K. NAG, S.S. KUNDU and S.B. MAITY

 

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A summary of grazing trials carried out by CSIRO in northern Australia from 1950-2000: treatments imposed and attributes measured — R.M. JONES

Link to full listing of grazing trials as a Microsoft XL spreadsheet

 

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Management options in Heteropogon contortus grasslands in south-east Queensland: burning, high stocking rate with dry season supplementation and pasture oversowing —
The late J.C. TOTHILL, C.K. McDONALD and the late G.W. McHARG

 

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Phenotypic and genotypic variation within populations of kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) in Australia — K.F. LOWE, T.M. BOWDLER, K. SINCLAIR, T.A. HOLTON and S.J. SKABO

 

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Path coefficient and cluster analyses of yield and morphological traits in Pennisetum purpureum — XIA ZHANG, HONGRU GU, CHENGLONG DING, XIAOXIAN ZHONG, JIANLI ZHANG and NENGXIANG XU

 

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Effect of cutting interval and cutting height on morphogenesis and forage accumulation of guinea grass (Panicum maximum) — M.C.T. DA SILVEIRA, D. NASCIMENTO JΪNIOR, B.A.L. DA CUNHA, G.S. DIFANTE, K.S. PENA, S.C. DA SILVA and A.F. SBRISSIA

 

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Effects of rhizobium, arbuscular mycorrhiza and lime on nodulation, growth and nutrient uptake of lucerne in acid purplish soil in China — YANJUN GUO, YU NI and JIANGUO HUANG

 

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Soil chemical changes following 3-year legume or grass leys in west Africa —
S. ADJOLOHOUN, J. BINDELLE, C. ADANDEDJAN, G. COLINET and the late A. BULDGEN

 

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Effects of treating with auxin solutions on rooting of cuttings of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) — SULEYMAN AVCI, SATI COCU, MUHAMMAD AASIM, CENGIZ SANCAK and SEBAHATTIN OZCAN

 

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Determination of nutritive value of wild narrow-leaved clover (Trifolium angustifolium) hay harvested at three maturity stages using chemical composition and in vitro gas production — ADEM KAMALAK and ONDER CANBOLAT

 

 

 

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Book review — Carbon sequestration in tropical grassland ecosystems

 

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Obituary — John Hastings Wildin (1936-2009)

 

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Bradyrhizobium effectiveness responses in Stylosanthes hamata and S. seabrana — R.A. DATE

 

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Bradyrhizobium strain effectiveness for Stylosanthes macrocephala — R. A. DATE and D.A. EAGLES

 

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Morphological variation and classification of field-grown Stylosanthes seabrana and S. scabra — R.A. DATE, P. I. JANSEN, B. MESSER and D.A. EAGLES

 

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Managing the grass-legume balance in Stylosanthes scabra cv. Seca pastures in central Queensland — D.M. ORR

 

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Soil carbon storage potential under perennial pastures in the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia — K.Y. CHAN and D. McCOY

 

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The development and production of leaves and tillers by Marandu palisadegrass fertilised with nitrogen and sulphur — F.D. DE BONA and F.A. MONTEIRO

 

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Traditional rangeland resource utilisation practices and pastoralists' perceptions on land degradation in south-east Ethiopia — T. ABATE, A. EBRO and L. NIGATU

 

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Foreword

 

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Office Bearers 1963-2010

 

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The Tropical Grassland Society of Australia Inc. - a great achiever — JIM PULSFORD

 

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Pasture research and development in northern Australia: an ongoing scientific adventure —
R.J. CLEMENTS and E.F. HENZELL

 

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Promotion and adoption of silage technologies in drought-constrained areas of Honduras —
C. REIBER, R. SCHULTZE-KRAFT, M. PETERS, P. LENTES and V. HOFFMANN

 

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Studies on the pollination biology of the tropical forage legume shrub Cratylia argentea —
MARIA BYSTRICKY, RAINER SCHULTZE-KRAFT and MICHAEL PETERS

 

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Effects of two post-grazing heights on morphogenic and structural characteristics of guinea grass under rotational grazing — B.A.L. DA CUNHA, D. NASCIMENTO JΪNIOR, M.C.T. DA SILVEIRA, D.B. MONTAGNER, V.P.B. EUCLIDES, S.C. DA SILVA, A.F. SBRISSIA, C.S. RODRIGUES, B.M.L. SOUSA, K.S. PENA, H.H. VILELA and W.L. SILVA

 

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Effect of 5-aminolevulinic acid on photosynthesis, yield, nutrition and medicinal values of kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides) — FENG XU, JUN ZHU, SHUIYUAN CHENG, WEIWEI ZHANG and YAN WANG

 

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Morphological, phenological and reproductive trait analysis for the pasture species, siratro (Macroptilium atropurpureum) — J.B. MORRIS

 

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Genetic analysis for 57 accessions of Cynodon dactylon from 17 countries in 5 continents by SRAP markers — C.Q. HUANG, D.Y. HUANG, Y.F. ZHANG and G.D. LIU

 

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Effects of seeding rate, row spacing and nitrogen and phosphorus fertiliser on forage yield and quality of Stylosanthes scabra cvv. Seca and Fitzroy in south-western Nigeria — J.O. AKINOLA, P.A. IJI and O.S. ONIFADE

 

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Research note: Establishment, biological nitrogen fixation and nutritive value of Arachis pintoi (CIAT 18744) in western Kenya — A.F. NGOME and M.K. MTEI

 

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Research note: Responses of the perennial Australian native grass Eriachne benthamii to flooding — R.C. RODRIGUES, J.E.D. FOX and A. SCHATRAL

 

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Fellows of the Tropical Grassland Society of Australia Inc. 2010 — Michael David Hare, Terrence Hugh McCosker & Campbell Kennedy McDonald

 

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Fellows and Pasture Management Award Winners 1985-2010

 

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The Harry Stobbs Memorial Fund

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Book reviews: Nutrition of Sports Turf in Australia

 

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Contents (insert)

 

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Author index

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