Leucaena KX2: propagation aspects

Gardiner, Chris, and Jones, Raymond (2000) Leucaena KX2: propagation aspects. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Australian Tropical Pastures Conference (34), p. 304. From: Sixth Australian Tropical Pastures Conference, 26-28 April 2000, Emerald, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Many livestock producers in parts of tropical Queensland and in developing countries regard leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) as the premium forage shrub. It possesses many of the attributes sought in a shrub forage plant; however, to other members of the community, some of these attributes, particularly its high seed production and capacity to spread into non-target areas, make it an environmental weed. The hybrid leucaena, known as KX2 (Leucaena leucocephala x L. pallida) is psyllid-resistant and more productive in terms of total biomass than L. leucocephala but does not produce abundant seed. Although it is most unlikely to present a weed risk, it is difficult to establish for livestock production or as a multipurpose shrub legume. Simple vegetative propagation methods need to be developed.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
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Conference theme “Pastures for Production and Protection”

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Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 01:59
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070305 Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830401 Browse Crops @ 100%
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