Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)

  • Shrikant Hiwale


Subabool (Leucaena leucocephala) is a leguminous fodder-fuel-fertilizer adding tree/shrub which can grow even in poor soils under low and medium rainfall. It can be grown alone or intercropped with grass and other field crops to some extent. In semiarid climate, it is not possible to grow green fodder throughout the year. Subabool (Leucaena leucocephala) is one such tree which can meet the requirement of fodder along with fuel and in this area. It can be grown on field boundaries, roadsides, and boundaries of canals. It is fast growing, coppicing, and amenable to pruning. It is the most suitable species for agroforestry as an alley crop. The subabool was intercropped with fruit trees, viz., guava, ber, pomegranate, and kinnow.


Leaf Litter Diameter Class Leaf Litter Decomposition Collar Diameter Farm Forestry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shrikant Hiwale
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  1. 1.Fruit CropsCentral Horticultural Experiment StationVejalpurIndia

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