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East Africa’s grasses and fodders: Their ecology and husbandry

  • Joseph G. Boonman

Part of the Tasks for vegetation science 29 book series (TAVS, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General

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  4. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

The series Tasks for Vegetation Science is devoted to a variety of research aspects in vegetation science, pure as wellas applied. Of the applied problems one of the most pressing is to achieve better knowledge and improvement of the pasture vegetation in tropical and subtropical regions. As series editor I was impressed by the sheer volume of useful scientific information concerning pasture plants from East Africa collected during many years by Dr. Boonman and compiled in one manuscript. Dr. Boonman first came to East Africa in 1963 on an overland journey along the river Nile which took him from Alexandria in Egypt to Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya and back again. After a brief spell as a cotton agronomist in the Sudan Gezira he joined the grassland research team at Kitale, Kenya in 1966. Improvement ofseed yield oftropical grasses was his principal interest which finally led him into the fieldof breeding grasses. Well-known varieties from his work include Boma & Elmba Rhodesgrass as wellas Clone 13Elephantgrass. In 1979he was recalled to The Netherlands to head a cooperative seedcompany involved in the breeding of grasses and cereals. The author has focused this study on one region, Eastern Africa.Global application of theories runs into conflicts too easily with local types of farming, if not with bare economics. Very few books can be found that describe existing practices and seek local answers by digging deep in the stacks of old, local reports.

Keywords

Soil fertility conservation development ecology environment environmental protection fertility plant plant breeding soil

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph G. Boonman
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  1. 1.Independent ConsultantKenya

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8224-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4176-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8224-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-9406
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-130X
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