EFFECT OF HARVEST HEIGHT ON BIOMASS PRODUCTIVITY IN DATE:RENT SHRUBLAND SPECIESP.N. KULKARNI AND D.V. DEV
Studies on traditionally grown shrubland species but not conventionally cultivated were studied for three years, although meagre research work is noticed when literature survey is scanned. Traditionally grown plants like Sesbania sesban, Leuceana leucocephala, Sesbania grandiflora, Moringa oleifera and Gliricidia maculata to certain extent were useful. It is however, observed that these traditionally grown plants were not viewed from different angle for biomass productivity. They were either ignored or were kept in limited use for their production potential. The recognition of such plants for high biomass production and nutrients rich status was taken into consideration with a view that they can make substantial contribution towards the utilization of wasteland for nutrients rich fodder. The studies on these lines were concentrated in five shrubland species and four grasses. Before recommending any shrub land plant for nutrient rich biomass production. A new approach was adopted towards these plants by training, pruning and converting the tree species into a browse and then growing under different environment of same species of tree environment along with grass as ground cover.
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