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GRASSES AND LEGUMES COMMONLY FOUND IN NATURAL PASTURES IN WEST AFRICA

CONTENT

  1. Grasses Commonly Found in Natural Pastures in West Africa
  2. Legumes Commonly Found in Natural Pastures in West Africa
  3. Types of Pastures
  4. Methods of Establishment of Pasture and Forage Crops

 

Grasses Commonly Found in Natural Pastures in West Africa

Grasses Commonly Found in Natural Pastures in West Africa

 

Legumes Commonly Found in Natural Pastures in West Africa

Legumes Commonly Found in Natural Pastures in West Africa

Types of Pastures

There are two types of pastures namely;

  1. Natural pasture
  2. Established pasture

Natural Pasture/Natural Grassland

This is a pasture where grasses and legumes grow naturally on their own and are fed upon by farm animals.

Characteristics of Natural Pasture

  1. Grasses growing cannot be easily eradicated.
  2. Grasses are usually resistant to trampling by animals.
  3. They have good regenerative ability.
  4. New growth are usually stimulated by burning.
  5. They have abundant grasses and legumes.
  6. Trees and shrubs are usually sparsely distributed.
  7. They contain soil type that are low in fertility.

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