Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Leucaena: its cultivation and uses.

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The book presents a comprehensive review of the literature on Leucaena leucocephala for research and extension workers, students, and farmers and foresters. The work is divided into the following parts: description of the plant; agronomy; utilization as livestock feed; utilization as a forestry tree (fuelwood, charcoal, timber, pulpwood, conversion methods, reforestation and erosion control, fencing, windbreaks, firebreaks); farming/forestry systems; minor uses; and conclusions and recommendations. Appendices include tables of physical characteristics and chemical composition of products obtained from Leucaena, and a list of sources of seed and [Rhizobium] inoculum.