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The Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization and Frequency of Cutting on the Yield and Composition of Three Tropical Grasses1


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  1. Vol. 51 No. 4, p. 202-206
    Received: July 23, 1958

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  1. Jose Vicente-Chandler,
  2. Servando Silva and
  3. Jacinto Figarella2



Napiergrass, guineagrass, and paragrass responded strongly to annual applications of up to 800 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Protein content and protein yields increased up to the highest N level tested. Yields increased but quality of the forage decreased with length of harvest interval. Between 30,000 and 45,000 pounds of dry matter averaging about 9.5% protein were produced annually per acre.

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