Abundance, Productivity and forage Quality of Umgutni (Cephalocroton cordofanus) in South Kordofan

No Thumbnail Available
Date
1994
Authors
Hashim, I.M.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan
Abstract
Density and forage quantity and quality of umgutni (Cephalocroton cordofanus) were determined in south Kordofan. The density was 645.5 shrubs/ha, and the height of the tree was 60.6 cm and its diameter was 88 cm. Each shrub produced 99.8 g of forage/year on dry matter basis, and there was a direct relationship (r2 = 0.93, P<0.005) between the branch weight and the branch length. Leaves showed high crude protein (CP) but low neutral-detergent fibre (NDF) and acid-detergent fibre (ADF) constituents, while leaves plus stems gave low CP but high NDF and ADF constituents. Because umgutni produces nutritious food at the end of the dry season in June, it should be managed properly and propagated.
Description
Page(s): 2 (1), 121-127, 13 Ref.
Keywords
Density of forage, dry season, tree height
Citation