Leucaena leucocephala (Subabul)
It is native to Central and South America. Plant can be grazed directly and is quite
resistant to heavy frequent defoliation. It is a high protein fodder. Due to the
presence of mimosin, quantity fed should not exceed 1/4 of total dry matter fed.
Sesbania sp. (Agathi)
Commonly grown in Tamil Nadu, give yield upto 100 MT/ha/yr. Leaves are used for
human consumption also.
Maculata species is the one used for animal feeding. Can yield upto 150-250
kg/tree a year when the tree is 3 years old.
Soft leafed, it can be used as mixed crop with hybrid napier.
The general habit, yield, other characters, etc. of forage grasses, legumes
and cereals suitable for Kerala conditions
(Source: Kerala Agricultural University)