napier grass


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Related to napier grass: Para grass, Elephant Grass

na′pi•er grass`

(ˈneɪ pi ər)
n.
a tall, leafy, African grass, Pennisetum purpureum, grown for forage.
[1910–15; after Napier, South Africa]
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They demanded compensation for the trees and Napier grass they planted on the site.
Dr Mosupi said the Napier grass contained more protein, roughage and carbohydrates.
Also, I want to put my three cows under zero-grazing, how many acres of land can I use to grow fodder like napier grass?Indigenous chicken hens normally go broody after laying eggs for some time.
It has been shown that the addition of fermented juice of epiphytic LAB (FJLB) from tropical forages such as Napier grass (Bureenok et al., 2006) and Guinea grass (Bureenok et al., 2005) improved the quality of the respective silages.
A total of 62 samples of supplement feedstuff's offered by farmers at the homestead (i.e., MBL, banana [Musa ssp.] leaves and pseudostem, sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas] vines [SPV], sugarcane tops [Saccharum officinarum], Napier grass [Pennisetumpurpureum], swamp reeds [Cyperuspapyrus], maize [Zea mays] thinnings, and rice [Oryza sativa] stover/husks) were collected in February 2014 (i.e., dry-season feedstuff's) and May 2015 (i.e., wet-season feedstuff's).
If the garbage supply will not be enough, the company will ask farmers to plant Napier grass as fuel for the power plant, which will provide additional income for the residents.
El Rufai, who made this promise at the commissioning of a 500-litre milk and yoghurt processing plant at Ladugga village, further said that with the cultivation of Napier grass in the area, nomads do not have to go outside their domains in search of greener pastures.
The effect of harvesting intervalo n herbage yield and nutritive value of Napier grass and hybrid Pennisetums.
2004); oil palm fronds, coconut and pineapple leaves, and Napier grass (Tran 2006, Daud et al.
[4] conducted the TGA test using 0.471 mg of untreated Napier grass fibre under the flow of 50 ml/min nitrogen at the heating rate of 20[degrees]C/min.
Pelletasia has already planted napier grass at its plantation located at Sagay City, Negros Occidental, and is set to harvest from more than 70 hectares of the 300 hectares the company has allocated for the project by December this year.
During the past few years Signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens) and Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) have been introduced and planted by farmers in South Sulawesi which utilizes of dry land.