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close this book Grazing and rangeland development for livestock production
close this folder Management of rangelands and other grazing lands of the tropics and subtropics for support of livestock production. Technical Series Bulletin No. 23
View the document Preface
Open this folder and view contents I. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents II. Inventory of the natural resources base of permanent grasslands.
Open this folder and view contents III. Coping with constraints affecting forage production and utilization on rangelands, sod other Permanent Grasslands
Open this folder and view contents IV. The elements of productive grassland management.
Open this folder and view contents V. Measuring productivity of rangelands and other permanent grasslands.
Open this folder and view contents VI. Estimating Feed Requirements of Ruminant Livestock in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Regions.
View the document VII. Conclusions
View the document Appendices
View the document Appendix no. 1: Perennial Forage Grasses for the Tropics and Subtropics
View the document Appendix no. 2: Seed Characteristics and Adaptive Features of Forage Grasses
View the document Appendix no. 3: Major Forage Legumes for the Tropics and Sub-Tropics
View the document Appendix no. 4: Seed Characteristics and Adaptive Features of Forage Legumes
View the document Appendix no. 5: "Sources of Seed of Tropical Legumes"
View the document Appendix no. 6: Sources of Rhizobium Cultures for Tropical Legumes
View the document Appendix no. 7: Additional Publications Dealing with Livestock Production and Feed Supplies

Appendix no. 4: Seed Characteristics and Adaptive Features of Forage Legumes

 

Minimum
Seed Quality Standards

Seed Size Thousands

Seeding Rates

Minimum
Yr. Rainfall

Tolerance

Plant Species

Germi-nation
%

Purity
%

per lb

per kg

Acre

Ha

In.

mm

to drought

to soil water logging

1. Calopo

85%

50%

33

73

1 to 3

1 to 3

50

1250

fair

fair

2. Centro

90

50

18

40

1 to 6

1 to 6

40

1000

fair

good

3. Dwarf Koa

(80)

(70)

(20)

(40)

(2)

(2)

20

500

good

poor

4. Greenleaf Desmodium

90

50

375

755

1 to 2

1 to 2

35

875

fair

good

5. Glycine

90

50

70

154

2 to 5

2 to 5

30

750

good

poor

6. Lablab

90

50

5

5 to 20

5 to 20

40

1000

good

fair

7. Leucaena

90

50

12

26

4 to 6

4 to 6

25

625

good

poor

8. Lotononis

90

50

1600

3500

¼ to 1

¼ to 1

35

875

fair

good

9. Lucerne

90

80

200

440

½ to 5

½ to 5

25

625

good

poor

10. Phasey bean

90

70

56

125

1 to 3

1 to 3

30

750

good

good

11. Puero

90

50

37

81

1 to 3

1 to 3

50

1250

poor

good

12. Silverleaf Desmodium

90

50

95

210

1 to 3

1 to 3

40

1000

fair

fair

13. Siratro

90

50

36

79

1 to 3

1 to 3

40

1000

good

fair

14. Stylo

90

40

160

350

2 to 5

2 to 5

35

875

good

fair

15. Townsville lucerne

90

40

200

440

2 to 3

2 to 3

25

625

good

poor