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Biomass and primary productivity of Bothriochloa pertusa L.

Ashok Kumar*
Department of Botany, Magadh University, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India
Received : 28th April, 2020 ; Revised : 28th May, 2020

Abstract A study of a grassland in the Gangetic plain of Bihar, dominated by Bothriochloa pertusa L. showed that the maximum biomass of standing live, standing dead, litter and underground part was 782.1 g/m2 (October), 421.8 g/m2. (May), 88.3 g/m2 (June) and 383.9 g/m2 (October), respectively. The annual aboveground and underground net production of B. pertusa was 782 g/m2 and 322 g/m2, respectively.

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