Ziblim et al
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (7), pp.329 - 333, November 2012
Effects of Season on the Mineral (Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium) Levels of Pennisetum Pedicellatum in Northern Ghana
Imoro Abukari Ziblim, Khan Aikins Timothy and Akaffo Phillip
University for Development studies Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Nyankpala Campus,
P.O. Box TL 1882, Tamale, Ghana.
Corresponding Author’s Email: zibso2 @ yahoo.com, Tel: +233243288274
The aim of this study was to analyse the mineral
(Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium) levels of
Pennisetum pedicellatum in the wet and dry seasons.
Purposive sampling was used to locate three different places
where the grass was found. Pennisetum pedicellatum samples
were harvested in both the wet and the dry seasons and
analysed for their mineral levels. Magnesium and Calcium
levels showed no significant difference (p>0.05) between the
wet and dry seasons whiles Phosphorus and Potassium showed
significant difference (p<0.05) between the wet and dry
seasons. It was observed that the levels of Phosphorus,
Potassium and Magnesium were higher in the wet season as
compared to the dry season, except for Calcium which was
high in the dry season. Since the levels of Phosphorus,
Potassium and Magnesium were higher in the wet season and
lower in the dry season, it is recommended that Pennisetum
pedicellatum should be harvested in the wet season for
feeding animals and hay preparation.
Keywords: Pennisetum pedicellatum, Seasons, minerals, Natural pastures,inerals
Call for Articles/Books/Thesis
Call for Scholarly Articles
Authors from around the world are invited to send scholary articles that suits the scope of this journal. The journal is currently open to submissions and will process and publish articles daily, immediately they are ready.
The journal is centered on quality and goes about its processes in a very timely fashion. Seasoned editors/reviewers will be consulted to review each article(s), profer quality evaluations and polish the articles with expertise before publication.
Use our quick submit button to submit or simply send your article(s) as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Call for Books
You are also invited to submit your books for online or print publication. We publish books related to all academic subject areas. Submit as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.