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Perennial Sesbania Species in Agroforestry Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop Sponsored by: International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) and Nitrogen Fixing Tree Research Association (NFTA) – 1989

Forest, Farm, and Community Tree Network (FACT Net)
Winrock International Institute for Agricultural

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Table of Contents

Official Opening Hon. J. J. M. Nyagah, E. G. H., M.
P., Minister for Environment and Natural Resources,
Kenya 1

Section I. State-Of-The-Art Reports

A. Basic Biology and Germplasm

Evans, Dale O. What is Sesbania? Botany, taxonomy,
plant geography, and natural history of the perennial
members of the genus 5

Hussain A. Soil requirements of Sesbania 21

Ndoye, I., K. Tomekpe, Y. R. Dommergues, and B.
Dreyfus. Sesbania and Rhizobium symbiosis: nodulation
and nitrogen fixation 31

Brewbaker, James L. Breeding systems and genetic
improvement of perennial Sesbania 39

Wanyondu, Juliet W. Sesbania seed, seed handling,
testing, and storage 45

Macklin, Bill. Germplasm sources and future needs 49

B. Management and Utilization

von Carlowitz, Peter G. Uses and functions of
perennial and semiperennial Sesbania species–
an overview 57

Oduol, P. A. and E. W. Akunda. Growth rates and wood
productivity of perennial Sesbania 63

Dutt, A. K. and Urmila Jamwal. Woodfuel properties of
Sesbania 73

Topark-Ngarm, Anake and R. C. Gutteridge. Fodder
productivity of perennial Sesbania species 79

Tothill, J. C., J. Reed and Asres Tsehay.
Genetic resources and fodder quality in Sesbania 89

Ku, Yun-Chuan and I-Chen Wang.Pulping of Sesbania
species 93

Anderson, D. M. W. Sesbania species as source of gum
exudates and seed galactomannan gums 99

Ferentinos, Lisa. Human consumption of Sesbania
grandiflora 105

Yamoah, Charles and Amare Getahun. Alley cropping and
crop yield enhancement with Sesbania species 109

Murphy, S. T. Pest of Sesbania species and Sesbania
species as pests:A review 123

Section II. Case Study Reports: Regional field
experience with perennial Sesbania species

Kwesiga, F. R. The potential of Sesbania sesban in the
traditional land use systems of Zambia 131

Singh, N. T. Perennial Sesbania in India 139

Franco, A. A., R. Monteiro and S. M. Faria. Regional
field experience with Sesbania species in Latin America 151

Thomson, Lex A. J. Australia’s perennial Sesbania 159

Onim, J. F. Moses, K. Otieno and B. Dzowela. The role
of Sesbania as multipurpose trees in small-scale farms
in western Kenya 167

Weerakoon, W. L. Sesbania in indigenous farming
systems in Sri Lanka 181

Rao, D. L. N., H. S. Gill and I. P. Abrol. Regional
experience with perennial Sesbania in India 189

Hegde, N. G. Perennial Sesbania in western India, a
case study 199

Section III. Volunteer Papers

Odee, D. W. Some characteristics of the Rhizobium
symbiosis of Sesbania sesban and its potential for
biological nitrogen fixation in Kenya 203

Kaudia, Alice and Amare Getahum. Effect of tree
density on biomass yields of Sesbania sesban under
alley cropping system 211

Hughes, C. E. Yucaratonia: A Sesbania-Gliricidia
intermediate 217

Mengistu, Solomon. Report of a survey and collection
mission for Sesbania germplasm in Tanzania 221

Marcar, N. E., D. F. Crawford and L. A. J. Thomson.
Preliminary results of glasshouse experimentation with
Sesbania formosa, and responses of Sesbania formosa
provenances to salt and waterlogging 231

SectionIV. Working Group Reports 235

Section V. Participants 240