ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 77 Number 2
Research Notes
Potential of Sesbania rostrata as a forage intercrop with rice. (114)
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In Bangladesh, small farmers often face a short-fall of fodder during the main rice-growing season and are forced to sell their cattle. Intercropping Sesbania rostrata with rice was tested as a way to produce extra fodder during this period. Sesbania rostrata was easily established from cuttings, had good regrowth after clipping, and produced high dry matter yield as a border crop. It appears to have good potential as a forage crop during the main rice-growing season.
Keywords: Sesbania rostrata; Rice; lntercropping; Regrowth; Forage crop