Pastures and livestock under tree crops in the humid tropics


  • D. Thomas School of Agriculture, Edinburgh University, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, U. K.


The problems of integrating pastures, livestock and tree crop are discussed with special reference to rubber, oil palm and coconut. It is concluded that the greatest potential for integration exists with mature coconut plantations where tall unimproved strains of coconut are grown. A wide range of pasture specie has been established under coconuts but there is a paucity of quantitative information on comparative performance and the effects of grazing management.



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