A comparison of Cassia sturtii, Tripteris sinuatum and Sutherlandia microphylla: three fodder shrubs applicable to revegetation

Author: T.E. Wilcock, W.A. van Niekerk, N.F.G. Rethman and R.J. Coertze
Year: 2004
Issue: 5
Volume: 34
Page: 114 - 116

Many arid and semi-arid areas have been degraded to bare patches and interventions are necessary to restore a productive state. Fodder shrubs, both exotic and indigenous, have been used for revegetation and reclamation. Ideally the species to be used should be adapted to arid conditions. This trial included one exotic (Cassia sturtii) and two indigenous (Sutherlandia microphylla and Tripteris sinuatum) species. The objective was to make a comparison of production and nutritional qualities over the growing season. Sutherlandia and Tripteris compared well in terms of both production and quality, with Cassia.

Keywords: Cassia sturtii, crude protein, in vitro DOM and ash, Production, Sutherlandia microphylla, Tripteris sinuatum
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