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Indigenous Agroforestry as a Source of Fodder in the Western Himalaya, India
Arvind Bijalwan*
Faculty of Technical Forestry, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) P.O.-357, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal-462003, M.P., India
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The study conducted in Indigenous Agroforestry systems for six study sites in Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi districts of Uttarakhand, India revealed that Indigenous Agroforestry systems are significantly supplemented the fodder requirement of livestock during lean period and also reduced the biotic pressure on the forest.  In this study, Grewia optiva was recorded as dominant fodder tree species in lower to middle Himalayan region, however, Celtis australis, Morus serrata, Bauhinia variegata and Toona serrata were also used for fodder purpose in the lower and middle elevations of the study area under Indigenous Agroforestry. Tree species like Quercus leucotrichophora, Quercus floribunda were used in middle to higher elevation under Indigenous Agroforestry as main fodder tree species.

Keywords: Fodder trees,Grewia optiva,Indigenous agroforestry,Western Himalaya
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Bijalwan, A., 2017. Indigenous agroforestry as a source of fodder in the Western Himalaya, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 4(4): 118-122. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.404.018
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