Tropical Grasslands (1991) Volume 25, 2631
The residual effect of Stylosanthes fodder banks on maize yield at several locations in Nigeria
Subhumid Zone Programme, ILCA, Kaduna, Nigeria
The response of maize to N on natural pasture (fallow), or following Stylosanthes pastures (fodder banks) was investigated at 4 locations in central Nigeria. Maize planted in the fodder banks outyielded that on the natural fallow at each level of applied N. Without applied N, the average grain yields were 1.7 t/ha in the fodder bank and 0.8 t/ha in the natural pasture areas. In well managed fodder banks, the maximum yield of maize was obtained at 60 kg/ha N in comparison with the recommended rate of 120 kg/ha N for a natural fallow or continuously cultivated soil.