Rhodes grass


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Rhodes grass

n
(Plants) a perennial grass, Chloris gayana, native to Africa but widely cultivated in dry regions for forage
[C19: named after Cecil Rhodes]
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Noun1.Rhodes grass - perennial grass of South Africa introduced into United States; cultivated as forage grass in dry regions
finger grass - any grass of the genus Chloris; occurs in short grassland especially on waste ground or poor soils
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(1998) found that replacing Rhodes grass by Salicornia stems in the diet did not have any adverse effect on carcass characteristics of growing Najdi lambs if fresh water was available.
Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) colonised soil plots, whereas the more salt-tolerant Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) only sparsely established on spoil material at the 3 sites.
Start by establishing a fodder crop that can be harvested and conserved as hay such as Rhodes grass. You may need to invest in constructing a hay barn for storage of the hay bales.
We also repeatedly heard requests from growers and advisers for extended research into time of sowing for sorghum, heat at flowering and issues like row spacing in semi-arid environments, chickpea seed set at lower temperatures, feathertop Rhodes grass control, and herbicide resistance, Mr Minogue said.
A huge help in achieving this goal was stopping the cultivation of Rhodes grass [a water-intensive crop that was banned].
Digestibility of vegetative Rhodes grass, as with other C4 grasses, is limited by its high NDF content and the chemical bonds between its cell wall polysaccharides, lignin and phenolic acids (Akin and Hartley, 1992).
The rocky overburden exposed after mining breaks down rapidly to a structurally excellent neutral soil on which a productive sward of Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris), Green Panic (Panicum maximum), and Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) with the tropical legume Siratro (Macroptilium atropurpureum) can be established with only inputs of phosphate fertiliser (Bradshaw and Chadwick 1980).
There was also a bit of Lucerne and scanty boma Rhodes grass.The farm was well irrigated and had enough space to grow pasture to sustain a herd of 25 adult cattle.
The funding was raised by the sale of Rhodes grass hay, produced at the Water Corporation's Broome North Wastewater Treatment Plant with recycled water used to irrigate the crop.
Data from the report showed Abu Dhabi's attempts to phase out Rhodes grass, a water intensive grass used as an animal feed, have not fully succeeded.
One subset of alternative perennials includes the C4 grasses, Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana), panic grasses (Megathyrsus maximus), bambatsi panic (Panicum coloratum), digit grass (Digitaria eriantha), and setaria (Setaria sphacelata).