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Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

C. P. Wilsie

Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

a pasture and green fodder crop for Hawaii

by C. P. Wilsie

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

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  • Pennisetum purpureum

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    Statementby C.P. Wilsie and M. Takahashi
    SeriesBulletin / Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station -- no. 72
    ContributionsTakahashi, M. (Makoto), 1905-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination17 p. :
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25613995M
    OCLC/WorldCa16324578

      When harvesting cut the grass at soil level. IRRIGATION. Irrigate when necessary or when soil is dry. FEEDING. For hogs, chickens, ducks, plant eating fish (tilapia, pangasius), horses, rabbits, etc., give day old chopped fresh Super Napier grass. For ruminants (cattle, carabao, goats) give days old chopped fresh Super Napier grass. Napier grass has shown potential at attracting stemborer moths (a main cause of yield loss in Africa) away from maize and hence is the "pull" crop. This strategy is much more sustainable, serves more purposes and is more affordable for farmers than insecticide : Tracheophytes.

    Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) is a fast-growing perennial grass native to Sub-Saharan Africa that is widely grown across the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is a multipurpose forage crop, primarily used to feed cattle in cut and carry feeding systems. Characterization and diversity studies on a small collection of Napier grasses have identified a moderate Cited by: and plant breeder, by crossing Pennisetum purpureum (the ordinary napier grass) and Pennisetum glaucum better known as Pearl Millet. This new napier grows very fast. The days-old plants in photo are already about 10 feet tall. One hectare of this Super Napier can produce tons, harvested four times in one Size: KB.

    Napier grass, aka Pennisetum purpureum, aka elephant grass, is a tropical grass found in Africa. On its native continent, it is an important source of fodder for farm animals. It is also used to divert the pests and insects away from other food crops like corn. In the looks department, Napier grass is .   New Texas Superstar chosen from 17 Napier grasses tested Writer: Robert Burns, , [email protected] COLLEGE STATION – Like true royalty, Princess Caroline Napier grass is beautiful and elegant in its own right, while bringing out the best in .


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Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) by C. P. Wilsie Download PDF EPUB FB2

44 Common Names: Napier grass, elephant grass, Merker grass Synonymy: None Origin: Africa Botanical Description: Robust perennial to 4 m (13 ft) tall, forming thick clumps or colonies from basal offshoots or short rhizomes. Stems often branched above; internodes more or less bluish glaucous; young nodes with white hairs, later becoming smooth.

Napier grass is one of the important perennial tropical forage crop belong to family Poaceae. It is also called Uganda grass or elephant grass. It is native to Africa but is now grown in many tropical countries. It is C4 plant and can grow well in marginal land.

The grass grows tall. napier grass feed resource: production, constraints and implications for smallholder farmers in east and central africa Book July w Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Keywords: Napier grass, varieties, nutritive quality, yield Introduction Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) occurs naturally throughout tropical Africa and particularly in East Africa. It is a tall, stout and deep-rooted perennial bunch grass well known for its high yielding capability and usage as forage for livestock (Woodard and Prine, Napier is multicut grass which has very fast growth and 18% protein and can be used as green fodder, silage etc.

Elephant Grass is very Low Cost Dairy Grass. Apparently, the forage production from napier grass is not higher than the first dose. The amount is even slightly smaller, that is kgs/m 2 or tons/hectare. [2] Uh right. Napier grass planting methods. If you seriously want to grow elephant grass as.

3 Intercropping • Napier grass can be intercropped with forage legumes in both methods of planting. • The legumes to be intercropped with Napier grass include desmodium, stylosanthes and Macrotyloma axillace. • When intercropping under the conventional method, make furrows along the Napier grass lines or in betwe en rows and drill desmodium seed at a seed rate ofFile Size: 85KB.

Tumbukiza method of Napier Grass plantation: This is the method which gives very high yields of herbage even in the seasons which are dry. This method gives good results than the conventional one.

Pennisetum are Napier grass and pearl millet (inyauthi [Ndebele] or mhunga [Shona]) (Pennisetum glaucum). Hybrid Pennisetum resembles Napier grass in appearance, although there are variations between varieties.

In Zimbabwe hybrid Pennisetum is frequently referred to as bana grass, though in Kenya ‘Bana’ is a particular cultivar of Napier by: 6. National Dairy Development Board, Anand FOREWORD The demand for milk and milk products would drive growth in milk production, which is expected to increase to more than million tonnes by from the current level of about million tonnes.

Invasive Grasses of Florida and their Native Look-alikes FLEPPC Annual Symposium Erick Revuelta April The Grass Family (Poaceae/Gramineae) Poaceae (grasses) is the world’s largest plant family, with genera and o species. Largest plant family in. Napier grass is a large perennial grass with erect stems that grow to 15 feet tall.

The leaves are flat and strap-like, up to an inch-and-a-half wide, and several feet long. They have fine-toothed margins, and sparse hairs on the leaf surface. The ligule is composed of long hairs. The inflorescence of napier grass is a cylindrical spike at the.

How to Plant Napier Grass. Native to tropical Africa, napier grass grows as a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 thro typically reaching 3 to 4 feet tall.

ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ Elephant grass, also known as napier grass or Ugandan grass is a monocot belonging to the family Poaceae and genus Pennisetum.

Pennisetum genus is very diverse consisting of a heterogeneous group of approximately 10 species with annual, biennial or perennial life cycle (Martel et al ). Now, Erin and Ben Napier want to fill yours—with their new book, Make Something Good Today, coming October That's right: After a successful second season of their series (which was just renewed for season three), the Laurel, MS, residents have scored a book deal with Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & tion: Lifestyle Editor.

NAPIER GRASS is that it propagates easily. It has a soft stem that is easy to cut. It has deep roots, so is fairly drought-resistant. The tender, young leaves and stems are very palatable for livestock and grows very fast NAPIER GRASS is an improved fodder grass that produces a lot of high-protein forage/5(8).

Napier grass is a high yielding fodder crop with good palatability, highly nutritious especially when young, dark green leaves and less than 1 metre tall. It is also used as a soil stabilizer in soil conservation methods and can be intercropped with various forage legumes. Eg: 6 cows and 20 sheep can be fed with co4, co5 grass for 1 acre But with supernapier grass, 12 cows and 40 sheep can be fed.

Since tonnes of cow fodder can be obtained from 1 acre, this grass is called as “King of Napier Grass” in Thailand. tonnes of cow fodder from an acre can satisfy 15 cow’s feeding requirements. Napier grass is a C4 type tropical grass and commonly used as ruminant feedstuffs due to its promising yield.

The preservation of Napier grass is to ensure continuous feed supply for the animals. Napier grass, also known as Pennisetum purpureum, is widely planted throughout is commonly used as forage to feed cattle, and has high productivity of up to tonnes per hectare per year.

High yields give it the potential to contribute alternative natural fibers for use in composite materials in the automotive, construction, and aerospace by: 2.Feed 70 kg or 7 head-loads of fresh un-chopped Napier grass to a dairy cow per day. One acre of Tumbukiza Napier grass can give enough feed for two to three dairy cows for one year.

The tumbukiza method of planting allows for the growth of the grass all year round and the feed is available even during the dry season. A farmer is thus assured of.Napier Grass Botswana.

K likes. Make different fodder crops available to BW farmersFollowers: K.