Chemical composition of some fodder grasses of the Dar es Salaam region, Tanzania

Authors

  • Nagineni Sreeramulu Department of Botany, University of Dar Es Salaam, PO Box 35060, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Abdallah I. Chande Department of Botany, University of Dar Es Salaam, PO Box 35060, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Keywords:

Grasses, Chemical analysis, Tanzania

Abstract

Twenty common Tanzanian fodder grasses were analysed for crude protein, crude fibre, ether extract, carbohydrates, total ash, Na, K and Ca contents. Cynodon dactylon, Panicum infestum, Pennisetum polystachyon, Dactyloctenium geminatum and Hypormenia rufa were found to be rich in protein coupled with low fibre values. Eleusine indica and Cenchrus ciliaris contained high amounts of K.

Issue

Section

Research Notes