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Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2536-7064
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/JBBD
Start Year: 2016
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Performance of Cajanus cajan [l.] millsp. and Sesbania sesban as cooking fuel

https://doi.org/10.31248/JBBD2016.005   |   Article Number: CA33C9B31   |   Vol.1 (1) - April 2016

Received Date: 01 February 2016   |   Accepted Date: 12 March 2016  |   Published Date: 30 April 2016

Authors:  Adelanwa, E. B.* and Tijani, M. O.

Keywords: Cajanus cajan, Sesbania sesban, Isoberlina doka, biomass.

Studies on the performance of Cajanus cajan and Sesbania sesban as cooking fuel was carried out. The germination rate was monitored from outset of the cotyledon till maturity within six months and the biomass was compared with Isoberlinia doka. Seedlings were established in the field in the fourth week on a single row per ridge with an interval of 30 cm.The growth rate was monitored in the field and the length of the stem, length and width of the leaf was taken. The stalks of Cajanus cajan became wood, the biomass was checked with Isoberlinia doka which is a major fire wood used by the people in Samaru, Zaria. It was observed that Cajanus cajan boiled 5000 ml of water within 20 minutes, 16 seconds while it took Isoberlinia doka 17 minutes, 20 seconds to boil the same volume of water.

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