Gihad, EA


Mixing pasture legumes in the natural grassland of Zambia, by E.A. Gihad, Zambia Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.1, no.3, July 1976, Pg. 104-107


Two perennial legumes, stylo [Stylosanthes gracilis] and siratro [Macroptilium atropurpureum], were sown into a natural pasture [veld-grass] in Zambia to improve its intake and digestibility. The grass-legume mixtures showed increased crude protein and ash contents and a lower crude fibre content than the veld-grass alone. The introduction of legumes into the local tropical grass improved its intake and nutrient degestibility thus correcting a common and extensive natural pasture deficiency in crude protein and relatively high crude fibre.

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