Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 297–303 | Cite as

Nutrient contents of the leaves of the fodder tree Artocarpus Lakoocha Roxb

  • K. K. Panday
  • J. Nösberger


Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb. of the Moraceae family is cultivated in Nepal as a fodder tree. The crude protein, crude fibre and mineral contents of the fodder tree leaves were investigated during the lopping season from November 1980 to March 1982 at 800 m, 1200 m and 1550 m in eastern Nepal. The crude protein content varied from 122 to 131 g/kg DM and the crude fibre content, which seemed to remain generally low during the lopping season, varied from 171 to 202 g/kg DM. P, K, Mg, S, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn and B concentrations in the leaves were found to be at levels which would meet the dietary requirements of cattle performing better than those found in Nepal.

Key words

Artocarpus lakoocha fodder tree tree fodder crude protein crude fibre mineral contents 


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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. K. Panday
    • 1
  • J. Nösberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CropSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichZwitzerland

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