Alfalfa promotes growth in prawns

Rao, D S and Pillai, P P and Mathew, K J and Rengarajan, K and Vincent, D and Khambadkar, L R (1983) Alfalfa promotes growth in prawns. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 53. pp. 17-19.


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In recent years, culture of prawns in ponds and paddy fields has attained much importance as a means of augmenting production of these crustaceans for export. Alfalfa, a known growth promoter was added to the supplementary feed and experimented with juveniles of Penaeus indicus in the laboratory and in the field culture ponds as Well. The present report deals with the results of the experiments to assess the impact of Alfalfa on the growth rate of prawns.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alfalfa; crustaceans; penaeus indicus
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 06:02
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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