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reed canary grass

n.
A tall rhizomatous perennial grass (Phalaris arundinacea) of wetland habitats in northern temperate regions, often forming dense stands.
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Noun1.reed canary grass - perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Phalaris, Phalaris - a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers
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In the case of SAM-2 and SAM-6, which are adjacent to one another, we observed encroachment of Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) where shallow open areas required for oviposition already appeared limited.
Two dietary treatments were tested; one was mixed hay (MH-diet) of orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) and reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea), other was rice straw (Oryza sativa) supplemented with urea and dried molasses.
In contrast, Dargida procinctus Grote was caught on "alpistillo" or reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.; Poales: Poaceae), an important weed in Guanajuato; this interaction could be interesting for a study of this noctuid's potential as a biological control of reed canarygrass.
"When we got rid of the yellow flag iris and Reed canarygrass, the ducks came out."
Live reed canarygrass leaves (Phalaris arundinacea) were cut from plants growing in the riparian buffer between a cultivated agricultural field and the river.
Email: journalletters@ncjmedia.co.uk Twitter: @journallive And when you then spread sludge across polluted ground - such as a three-acre Northumbrian Water's ite near Darlington, which was contaminated with toxic metals including lead, arsenic and cadmium after previous post treatment waste dumping - it provides a good surface for the traces of metals to attach themselves to, stabilising the soil and allowing the growth of high energy Reed Canarygrass crops, which can be harvested, compacted and burnt as fuel in homes or businesses.
The researchers studied PP and PLA reinforced with 40% natural Fibers--like peat, reed canarygrass, sawdust, and cellulose.
Over the three-year trial period, funding will go towards researching canola and canola rotational crops, as well as the viability of switchgrass, reed canarygrass and miscanthus for use as cash crops for biomass.
The higher heating value of sunn hemp biomass exceeded that of switchgrass, Bermuda grass, reed canarygrass, and alfalfa.
(Poaceae), reed canarygrass, is an aggressive C3 perennial grass species with both native and exotic genotypes known throughout the United States (Merigliano and Lesica, 1998; Lavergne and Molofsky, 2007).
Research sponsored by USDA-ARS is also taking place at the University of Wisconsin on the development of a single-pass, dual-stream harvester for alfalfa and other perennial grasses, such as switchgrass and reed canarygrass, which separates the high-protein leaves from the high-fiber stems.
Long-term perennial grasses, such as reed canarygrass, appear to devote resources early in their life cycle to root and rhizome development at the expense of seedling vigor and shoot growth (Undersander et al., 2001).