African Journal of Range and Forage Science

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Acroceras macrum Stapf. (Nile grass) - A review.

Rhind J.M.L.C., Goodenough D.C.W.


The tropical pasture grass Acroceras macrum Stapf is reviewed with respect to morhphology, distribution, response to climate, genetic variation and cytology, soil and nutrient requirements, establishment, utilization, management and renovation, compatibility with legumes, seed production, diseases, interveinal chlorosis, phytotoxicity, chemical composition and feeding value. Herbage production, animal production, radical veld improvement and reinforcement, and strains and cultivars available.

Keywords: acroceras macrum; animal production; chemical composition; chlorosis; climate; composition; cultivars; cytology; diseases; distribution; establishment; feeding; feeding value; genetic variation; grasses; herbage production; legume; legumes; nutrient requirements; pasture; pasture grasses; phytotoxicity; production; reinforcement; review; seed production; strain; utilization; veld improvement

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