RESEARCH ON IMPROVED PASTURES IN ST. CROIX, U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

Seeding with improved forages is necessary if land dominated by hurricane grass (Bothriochloa pertusa) is to become productive. Varieties of grasses and legumes adapted to St. Croix have been identified and are being recommended for planting. Though use of equipment designed specifically for sowing pastures would be ideal, their scarcity in St. Croix and high purchase price make their consideration impractical. Consequently, alternative low cost methods for planting have been devised. In addition, the concept of Pure Live Seed is being promoted to ensure adequate seeding rates while planting strategies designed to reduce losses from water shortages are being recommended.


Issue Date:
Aug 25 1986
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
7




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