The Production and Quality of Mott Grass (Pennisetum Purpureum CV. Mott) that Intercropped with Legume in the First Pruning

  • Yan Tonga
  • I Nyoman Kaca
  • Luh Suariani
  • I Gede Sutapa
  • Ni Made Yudiastari
  • Ni Ketut Etty Suwitari


One of important factors in improving the production of ruminants is the availability of qualified green fodder throughout the year. The qualified green fodder mainly consists of grass as the source of energy, and legume as the source of protein. In Indonesia, especially in Bali, the livestocks’ farmers still utilize grasses from field as their livestocks’ fodder, due to the lack of special lands to plant grasses. Therefore, an intercropping between grass and legume is considered to be necessary...


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How to Cite
TONGA, Yan et al. The Production and Quality of Mott Grass (Pennisetum Purpureum CV. Mott) that Intercropped with Legume in the First Pruning. International Research Journal of Engineering, IT & Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 4, p. 79-91, july 2017. ISSN 2454-2261. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2017. doi:


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