FORAGE PRODUCTIVITY IN GONGOSHI GRAZING RESERVE IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA
Khobe Dishi and Ayuba K. Daneil
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
A field experiment was carried out to evaluate the yield and productivity of Forage in the Gongoshi grazing reserve between the months of August and October, 2005 with seasonal and monthly variations in temperature and rainfall. Forage yield was determined from mean dry matter yield of forage in randomly selected 1m2 quadrats. The total forage yield for the three months for the area was found to be 2,130kgDM/ha. The month of September was the most productive with monthly biomass of 63.1kgDm/ha and decreased towards the month of October. Reduction in grazing pressure, complete implementation of laws and range improvement practices such as reseeding were recommended for the reserve.