General Information. Leucaena diversifolia is a deciduous tree or erect shrub with a light but spreading crown; it can grow 3 – 20 metres tall. When growing as a. A full botanical description of L. diversifolia is provided by Hughes (a). It is a small tree, commonly reaching m tall and cm in bole diameter; but. NFTA , October A quick guide to useful nitrogen fixing trees from around the world. Leucaena diversifolia is the second-best known species in the .

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Biology and fertility of soils.

Leucaena psyllid problems in Asia and the Pacific. Accessions range in susceptibility to the psyllid insect from moderately resistant eg.

Guide to the systematics of the genus Leucaena Mimosoideae. Prevention and Control Top of page No specific information on the control of L.

It is deep-rooted, N 2 fixing tree, which is propagated by direct seeding, seedlings and sometimes cuttings Nair, Leucaena leucocephala – the most widely used forage tree legume. However, although Leucaena diversifolia has a high condensed tannin content has it been found to be highly acceptable by sheep Stewart, Likely to be similar to L.


Seedlings reach a height of cm in weeks and are then transplanted into the field.

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Preliminary evaluation of potential fodder quality in a range of Leucaena species. Proceedings of a Workshop, Hanoi, Vietnam, February Plant resources of south-east Asia. Leucpna Research Reports, 8: The psyllid is a classic example of a pest catching up with an exotic after many years of pest-free existence, through its accidental movement to a new area Beardsley, and is spreading across Asia and Africa Bray, ; Djogo, ; Sampet et al.

Rolling cultivators can be used to control very young weed seedlings and break soils crusts before or after emergence of leucaena seedlings. The higher tannin content of the foliage may increase bypass protein levels in ruminants.

Hughes b, also discusses taxonomy and field identification of Leucaena in detail. Agroforestry Systems, 40 2: Performance of fourteen Leucaena lines at five sites in Queensland. Forage dry matter yields and psyllid resistance of thirty-one leucaena selections in Hawaii. Leucaena psyllid in Australia keucaena the current situation.


Bulletin of Entomological Research, 82 1: Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association. Flowers predominantly over early summer May to June in Mexico but flowering can occur year-round, with the exception of mid-winter. The tetraploid is native only in a small region of central Veracruz, Mexico near Jalapa.

It is abbreviated DIV2. Asian-Australasian journal of animal sciences 11 4 pp. Views Read View source View history. Continuing to use www.

Leucaena diversifolia – Fast Growing Highland NFT Species

The Indonesian populations appear to be agronomically superior and may be partially inbred; if so they could be invaluable in hybrid seed production. Newly emerged nursery and field-grown seedlings are susceptible to damping-off diseases caused by the fungal species, Pythium or Rhizoctonia.

The high CT concentrations preclude the feeding of L. Accessions K, K and K were collected by J. World Agroforestry Centre, Reference Nherera et al.