Definitions

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  • n. A leguminous shrub (Sesbania aculeata or others of the genus Sesbania) which furnishes a fiber used for making ropes.

Etymologies

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French, from Arabic.

Examples

  • Three Acacia forages, (phyllodes of A. cyanophylla, leaves of A. seyal, and fruit of A. sieberiana), all containing high levels of polyphenolics, were compared with three protein supplements and another fodder tree Sesbania sesban which is low in polyphenolics.

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  • The slightly less alkaline plains surrounding the lakes are dominated by grasses and by Sesbania sesban, with scattered Acacia xanthophloea trees.

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  • Several varieties of sesban are recognized The botanical distinctions among sesbanias are often difficult for non-botanists to see, and sometimes sesban is confused with the annual types of sesbania

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  • From northeastern Africa, S. sesban var. sesban and its variants were spread across southern Asia, possibly by man.

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  • However, under repeated heavy harvesting S. sesban mortality may increase and plant longevity decrease.

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  • Trials in Australia feeding sesban to heifers showed live weight gains, but trials with young goats in Samoa found a lack of weight gain.

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  • If sesban is cut too low (below 50-100 cm) or too frequent (more than 4-6 cuttings per year) death of the plants can result When cutting sesban it is recommended to leave 10-25% of the foliage on the plants.

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  • In some climates, such as the highlands of Kenya, sesban may have a sparse canopy and weed competition can be a problem.

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  • Sesbania sesban: widely distributed multipurpose NFT

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  • Antinutritional factors are suspected to be present in sesban fodder.

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