Effect of cutting management and nitrogen supply on yield and quality of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

P.J.M. Snijders, A.P. Wouters, J.N. Kariuki

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Abstract

In a series of cutting experiments, average apparent nitrogen recovery of applied fertilizer N by Napier grass was approximately 50%. Incorporation of cattle manure improved nitrogen utilization. Mixtures with Desmodium intortum substantially improved yield and protein content. There was a fair to good relation between morphology and crude protein content and in vitro organic matter digestibility of Napier grass.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.544
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • grassland management
  • pennisetum purpureum
  • nitrogen fertilizers
  • mowing
  • fodder grasses
  • animal manures
  • desmodium intortum
  • yields
  • protein content

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