ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 63 Number 1
Research Papers
Forage production in the winged bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.
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The potential of the winged bean as tropical forage was investigated. It gave lower yields of fresh herbage and dry matter when cut at fortnightly intervals than every 4-6 weeks under normal rainfall conditions. With scanty rainfall, the cutting interval had no significant effect on these yields. The optimum planting density was 100 000 plants ha-1. Inadequate rainfall appears to be a limiting factor in forage production.
Keywords: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus-, Forage; Winged bean