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dc.contributor.authorLarbi, A.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, J.W.
dc.contributor.authorAdekunle, I.O.
dc.contributor.authorKurdi, I.O.
dc.contributor.authorRaji, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorLadipo, D.O.
dc.coverage.spatialNigeria
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:55:17Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:55:17Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier908
dc.identifier.citationAgroforestry Systems 33(1): 41-50
dc.identifier.issn0167-4366
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65802
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dc.description.abstractMillettia thonningii (a nitrogen fixing shrub native to Africa) and Albizia lebbeck (investigated for comparative purposes) were harvested at 0.50 m above ground level one year after establishment on a site at IITA, Ibadan, SW Nigeria, to determine edible forage production. Harvests were made at the end of the main (April-August) and minor (September-November) wet, and dry (December-March) seasons for 2 yr. Dry season edible forage samples were analysed for concentrations of crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fibre (NDF), acid detergent fibre (ADF), acid detergent lignin (ADL), cellulose (CL), soluble phenolics (SOPH) and proanthocyanidins (PAs). In sacco dry matter (DM) and nitrogen (N) degradation and in vitro gas production (GP) characteristics were also determined on dry season edible forage samples. Edible forage production of M. thonningii was significantly lower than that of A. lebbeck during the wet seasons. Millettia thonningii had relatively lower CP and PAs, but higher NDF, ADF, ADL, CL and SOPH than A. lebbeck. In sacco DM and N degradation and in vitro GP parameters of M. thonningii were significantly lower than those for A. lebbeck. Parameters of in sacco DM degradation and in vitro GP were highly correlated. It is concluded that Milletia thonningii is of lower feed value than A. lebbeck based on edible forage production, chemical composition, in sacco DM and N degradation and in vitro GP characteristics. (CAB Abstracts)
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 1996 Kluwer Academic Publishers
dc.subjectForage
dc.subjectNutritional value
dc.subjectForage
dc.subjectFodder plants
dc.subjectProduction
dc.subjectMultipurpose trees
dc.subjectChemical composition
dc.subjectNigeria
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.titleFeed value of multipurpose fodder trees and shrubs in West Africa: Edible forage production and nutritive value of Millettia thonningii and Albizia lebbeck
dc.typeAbstract
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/BF00122888
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