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Biology of mucuna (Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.) in eastern Viti Levu, Fiji

by Macanawai, Apaitia R; Kapoor, Gayanendra; Motuwale, Meleki; Mohan, Pravin; Lal, Selveena.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Fiji Agricultural Journal 53 (1).Publisher: Suva, Fiji Ministry of Agriculture 2013Description: p.25-29.Subject(s): Invasive plants -- Fiji | Agriculture -- Research -- Fiji | Mucuna -- Fiji | Soil fertility -- FijiSummary: Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. is an annual cover crop belongs to the family Fabaceae. It has a rapid growth rate and found to suppress weeds, improve soil fertility and crop yields, however studies on the biology and ecology of M.pruriens in the Pacific Island is relatively unknown. This baseline data will provide vital knowledge on the potential of the species to become a serious invasive species if they are not effectively managed
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Includes bibliographic references. p. 29

Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. is an annual cover crop belongs to the family Fabaceae. It has a rapid growth rate and found to suppress weeds, improve soil fertility and crop yields, however studies on the biology and ecology of M.pruriens in the Pacific Island is relatively unknown. This baseline data will provide vital knowledge on the potential of the species to become a serious invasive species if they are not effectively managed