Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 19–29 | Cite as

Initial performance ofCalliandra calothyrus Meissm. in live fences for the production of biomass

  • A. Baggio
  • J. Heuveldop


An experiment was carried out with seedlings of the speciesCalliandra calothyrus planted in lines with four different spacings within the lines. The main objective was to investigate quantitatively and qualitatively initial growth rates and biomass production. At 5 and 10 months all plants were cut back to a height of 1 m. The cut material was weighed, and samples were analyzed for crude protein content and digestibility. Closer spacings produced more biomass in the time tested.


Growth Rate Protein Content Biomass Production Crude Protein Initial Growth 
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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Baggio
    • 1
  • J. Heuveldop
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Renewable Natural ResourcesTropical Agricultural Research and Training Center CATIETurrialbaCosta Rica

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