Tropical Grasslands (1994) Volume 28, 8089
The yield and persistence of selected forage legumes in subhumid and semi-arid west Africa
International Livestock Centre for Africa, Subhumid Research Site, Kaduna, Nigeria
Trials were conducted at 7 sites in northern Nigeria to identify forage legumes as alternatives to Stylosanthes hamata cv. Verano. Initial screening of 46 accessions at each site led to the identification of the best 8 for each site. These were then tested for 4 years, the first 2 with careful management (weeding) followed by 2 years without weeding to determine persistence.