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Performance of some forage rass species in the Southern Guinea Savannah agro-ecological zone in Nasarawa State of Nigeria

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The absence of improved forage grass species in Nasarawa ecological zone has prompted a study to identify improved species for use. A potted screen house study was therfore conducted using four improved forage grass species obtained from the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) Shika near Zaria, Nigeria. The four forage species were thus sown into four soil types obtained from four locations in Nasarawa State arranged in a randomized complete block design. Records were taken for percent emergence, weekly growth rate and dry matter yields. The results indicated that there was significant differences in the percent emergence, weekly growth rate and dry matter yield.
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  • Department of Animal Production, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria
  • Nasarawa State University Keffi, Faculty of Agriculture, Shabu-Lafia Campus, Nigeria
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