Research Information:

Influence of defoliation of the terminal leaves on seed production of Cenchrus ciliaris


The article investigate the influence of botanical fractions of seed yield component of Cenchrus ciliaris on inflorescence size, seed yield and quality so as to improve the availability of viable grass pasture seeds in the country

From: Tanzania Livestock Research Institute(TALIRI) (TALIRI) | 2015 | Research Done By: George Fupi, PhD

Funding Source: Government

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Research Recommendation:
In order to produce Cenchrus ciliaris seeds of high yield and quality the following are recommended • Grazing should be avoided during seed production in order to avoid removal of leaves, So as to produce optimum seed yield and quality • All pasture producers should be educated on seed quality parameters and how to test them before selling their seeds.