Original Articles

Preference rating and other characteristics of a few promising eragrstos curvula ecotypes as determined by grazing sheep

DOI: 10.1080/00725560.1983.9648984
Author(s): J.O. GrunowDepartment of Plant Production,, P.A. PieterseDepartment of Plant Production,, C.C. deWittDepartment of Agriculture (Transvaal Region),


Eragrostis curvula cv. Ermelo, as control, was tested against several ecotypes at two localities in the Transvaal Highveld in respect of dry matter yield, percentage utilization, preference rating and herbage quality, using sheep mainly, as tester animals. The ecotypes were: Ermelo 228, Morpa 222, Tanganyika 192, Renner 274, Rietspruit 267, Thabamhlope 175, Makwassie 150, Pearston 204, and Cape Province 5.

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