International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014


Mineral Composition and Monthly Variations of Dactyloctenium aegypticum (l.) beauv. in a Semi arid Grass Community

Piyush A. Parekh | Prakash L. Patel [2] | Nirmal P. Patel [2] | Prakash H. Patel [2]


Abstract: Ecological study of Dactyloctenium aegypticum in semi arid grassland is described with a view to utilize it for the regional wasteland development. Dactyloctenium aegypticum is a dominant species. Maximum individual density was found nearly 40 % of the total density in the community. Biomass was also found nearly 44 % of the total biomass. The species was rich in Ca+ content, less in P content. D. aegypticum owes its significance in the region as it forms a species for bioreclamation of salt affected soils. The soil in the region requires special management practices and areas unfit for agriculture can be utilized for pasture development.


Keywords: Dactyloctenium aegypticum, Ecoclimate, Livestock, Grass community


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014,


Pages: 2648 - 2650


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