ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 63 Number 1
Forage production in the winged bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.
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