Ecological studies of the vegetation of the Sudan. 4. The effect of simulated grazing on the growth of Acacia Senegal (L.). Willd. seedlings.

Published online
11 Jan 1971
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Seif El Din, A. & Obeid, M.

Publication language
Africa South of Sahara & Sudan


Browsing by goats was observed to be one of the main causes of disappearance of A. Senegal from many sites in its natural habitat. Simulated browsing seriously reduced the number of established seedlings of A. Senegal; a critical stage after which recovery was poor was considered to be when lateral roots were formed. Browsing reduced DM production and number of lateral roots formed.-R.B.

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