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Title: Effects of Season on the Mineral (Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium) Levels of Pennisetum Pedicellatum in Northern Ghana
Authors: Imoro, Abukari Ziblim
Aikins, Timothy Khan
Akaffo, Phillip
Keywords: Pennisetum pedicellatum
Seasons
minerals
Natural pastures
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Series/Report no.: Vol. 2 (7);
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyse the mineral (Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium) levels of Pennisetum pedicellatum in the wet and dry seasons. Purposive sampling was used to locate three different places where the grass was found. Pennisetum pedicellatum samples were harvested in both the wet and the dry seasons and analysed for their mineral levels. Magnesium and Calcium levels showed no significant difference (p>0.05) between the wet and dry seasons whiles Phosphorus and Potassium showed significant difference (p<0.05) between the wet and dry seasons. It was observed that the levels of Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium were higher in the wet season as compared to the dry season, except for Calcium which was high in the dry season. Since the levels of Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium were higher in the wet season and lower in the dry season, it is recommended that Pennisetum pedicellatum should be harvested in the wet season for feeding animals and hay preparation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/170
ISSN: 2276-7770
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Natural Resource and Environment

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