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Improved Seed Varieties of Forage Legume

» 1. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: ILRI-15557/ C.I.A.T.-11365 (ILRI-15557/ C.I.A.T.-11365 Stylosanthes gulanensis (Aubl.) SW)  ||   Released in 2000  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Excellent herbage and persistent pasture. Remains green for part of dry season and of high nutritive value. Good soil improving properties. Poor seed production. Highly palatable. No anti-utritional qualities.

» 2. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: ILRI-164 (C.I.A.T.-184 Stylosanthes gulanensis (Aubl.) SW)  ||   Released in 2000  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Persistence in pastures. Grows adequately on soil with low phosphate. Remains green for parts of dry season. Good soil improving properties; poor seed production, palatable forage of high nutritive value. No anti nutritional qualities reported.

» 3. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: Wynn Cassia (ILRI-10918 Chamaecrista rotundifolia Green Cv Wynn)  ||   Released in 2000  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Extremely persistent pasture specie, positive effect on ruminant performance and soil fertility for subsequent cereal crops. Ability to regenerate very fast at start of wet season. Good seed production; good competitive ability with weeds. Low palatibility restricted to light textured soil.

» 4. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: ILRI-9857 (ILRI-9857 Centrosema pascuorum Benth Cv Cavalcade)  ||   Released in 2000  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Good pastures species even in low rainfall, produces good herbage in one wet season. High seed production to soil fertility. No anti- nutritional qualities reported.

» 5. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: ILRI-155 (ILRI-155 Centrosema brasilianum (L.) Benth)  ||   Released in 2000  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Slow to establish but subsequently persisted in pastures species. Oustanding ability to remain green in dry season and high nutritive value. Poor seed production. No anti- nutritional qualities reported

» 6. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: ILRI-12463 (ILRI-12463 Aeschynomeme histrix Poin)  ||   Released in 2000  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Excellent herbage production with high level of phosphous and persistence in pastures. Good nutritive value. Good soil improving properties; can induce suicidal germination of Striga-hermonthica. Good seed production. Good competitive ability. No anti-nutritional qualities reported.

» 7. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: ILRI-152 (ILRI-152 Centrosema pubesans Benth)  ||   Released in 2000  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Slow to establish but subsequently persisted species. Outstanding ability to remain green in dry season and high nutritive value. Good soil improving properties. Can regenerate from roots after fire in dry season. Mediocre seed production. No anti-nutritional qualities.

» 8. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: ILRI-75 (ILRI-75 Stylosanthes hamata (L.) Tanb.)  ||   Released in 0  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Persistent pasture species give good ruminant performances when used as a supplement; good soil improving properties, good seed production. Fallen leaves palatable in the dry season. No anti- nutritional qualities reported.

» 9. Crop: Forage Legume   ||  Variety: ILRI-15876 (ILRI-15876 Stylosanthes hamata (L.) Tanb.)  ||   Released in 0  ||   Registered in 2000

Outstanding Characteristics : Persistent pasture species, highly palatable, good soil improving properties; good seed production.


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