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Effect of Forage Moringa oleifera L. (moringa) on Animal Health and Nutrition and Its Beneficial Applications in Soil, Plants and Water Purification

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Department of Poultry, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44511, Egypt
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Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44511, Egypt
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Department of Agriculture Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44511, Egypt
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Department of Avian and Rabbit Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44511, Egypt
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College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
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Department of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44511, Egypt
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Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Fayoum University, Fayoum 63514, Egypt
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Department of Animal Production, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Theriogenology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44511, Egypt
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Agriculture 2018, 8(9), 145; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8090145
Received: 7 August 2018 / Revised: 10 September 2018 / Accepted: 11 September 2018 / Published: 18 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quality and Production of Forage)
Moringa oleifera L. (moringa) is known as one of the most useful multipurpose plants. It can be effectively utilized as a natural biopesticide and inhibitor of several plant pathogens. Thus, it can be included in integrated pest management strategies. Moringa and its products have different uses in many agricultural systems. The use of moringa as a crop enhancer is an eco-friendly way of improving crop yields at the lowest possible cost. This inexpensive increase in productivity can contribute to meeting some of the food needs in some parts of the world as the global population increases and poverty rates rise. One of the most important characteristics of moringa is that it has high biological and nutritional values and can be used as animal feed, green fertilizer, medicine, biopesticide and in seed production. Moringa has been characterized as a potentially useful animal feed owing to its high content of protein, carotenoids, several minerals and vitamins (such as iron and ascorbic acid) and certain phytochemicals (kaempferitrin, isoquercitrin, rhamnetin, kaempferol and quercetin). This review aims to provide more knowledge about the nature, nutritional value, phytochemicals and uses of Moringa oleifera as a promising material in the fields of soil and plant management, water treatment, as well as animal and poultry production. View Full-Text
Keywords: Moringa oleifera; forage; beneficial use; nutritional composition; poultry; animal; plant Moringa oleifera; forage; beneficial use; nutritional composition; poultry; animal; plant
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Abd El-Hack, M.E.; Alagawany, M.; Elrys, A.S.; Desoky, E.-S.M.; Tolba, H.M.N.; Elnahal, A.S.M.; Elnesr, S.S.; Swelum, A.A. Effect of Forage Moringa oleifera L. (moringa) on Animal Health and Nutrition and Its Beneficial Applications in Soil, Plants and Water Purification. Agriculture 2018, 8, 145. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8090145

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Abd El-Hack ME, Alagawany M, Elrys AS, Desoky E-SM, Tolba HMN, Elnahal ASM, Elnesr SS, Swelum AA. Effect of Forage Moringa oleifera L. (moringa) on Animal Health and Nutrition and Its Beneficial Applications in Soil, Plants and Water Purification. Agriculture. 2018; 8(9):145. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8090145

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Abd El-Hack, Mohamed E., Mahmoud Alagawany, Ahmed S. Elrys, El-Sayed M. Desoky, Hala M.N. Tolba, Ahmed S.M. Elnahal, Shaaban S. Elnesr, and Ayman A. Swelum. 2018. "Effect of Forage Moringa oleifera L. (moringa) on Animal Health and Nutrition and Its Beneficial Applications in Soil, Plants and Water Purification" Agriculture 8, no. 9: 145. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8090145

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