Pasture Species-Stylosanthes

  • Shrikant Hiwale


It is a fodder species rich in protein and therefore introduced in India from Australia. It is found to perform better in semiarid rainfed conditions. The production started in the second year seed sawing and one cutting was done with a fresh biomass production of 31.41 q/ha. increasing to 62.70 q/ha in the fourth year when intercropped with guava. Apart from this it helped in improvement of soil health by reducing the pH from 7.22 to 7.12 and organic matter content from 0.196 to 0.343 % over the years.


Seed Collection Legume Seed Land Preparation Direct Seed Seed Rate 
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  1. Hiwale SS (2004) Technical bulletin on “Develop sustainable Agri-silvi-Horti Production system for Marginal lands under arid conditions”. Central Horticultural Experiment Station, Vejalpur, 389340Google Scholar
  2. Raturi GB, Hiwale SS (1993) Horti-Silvi-Pastoral system for increased productivity of marginal and degraded lands under rainfed conditions. Adv Hortic For 3:1993Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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