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Information about Brachiaria

Published on August 22, 2008

Author: pasturasdeamerica



Grasses and Legumes.
Perspectives for Tropical Zones.

- History
- Agronomic performance
- Future perspectives

Brachiaria History Agronomic performance Future perspectives

Brachiaria History Agronomic performance Future perspectives

Brazil The introduction goes back more than 500 years ago

When B. mutica came with African slaves ...Brazil

1972 – 1984 Less than 70 accessions were available ...Brazil

1985 – 1987 A large collecting effort was made by CIAT in collaboration with international and national institutions of six East African countries ...Brazil

...Brazil Today, more than 150 million hectares are covered with sown pastures, when more than 60 % are Brachiaria species

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