buffel grass


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buffel grass

(ˈbʌfəl)
n
(Plants) Austral a pasture grass, Cenchrus ciliaris, native to Africa and India, introduced in N Australia
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Noun1.buffel grass - erect tussock-forming perennial bur grass used particularly in South Africa and Australia for pasture and forage
bur grass, burgrass - a grass of the genus Cenchrus
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An alternative to reduce the pressure on the remaining vegetation due to agropastoral activity is the buffel grass cultivation (Cenchrus L.
Seed dormancy and factors controlling dormancy breakdown in buffel grass accession from contrasting provenances.
Summary: ABU DHABI --The Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre (ADFSC) has been encouraging farmers to cultivate buffel grass, a more water-efficient alternative to Rhodes grass.
A study was conducted at Forestry Research Institute Faisalabad to determine the influence of maturity on morphological characters and biomass of Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris Linn.).
The main rotation treatments in the experiment were as follows: continuous, annual wheat under both reduced tillage (RT) and zero tillage (ZT); annual winter crop rotations involving wheat, barley, chickpea, and canola; rotation of winter crops with summer crops (grain sorghum, millet, guar, mungbean, forage sorghum + lab lab); and wheat following various 2-year pasture phases (stylo, medic, lucerne + medic, buffel grass + stylo, and buffel grass + lucerne + medic).
Samples consisting of leaf and stems of buffel grass and fine fraction (pinnae, petioles and stems <5mm in diameter) of leucaena were analyzed for CP, IVOMD, Ca, P, Mg, and Na content.
Despite this, NT Government departments and industry are still promoting 'pasture improvement' techniques that involve the use of a range of known environmental weeds for cattle pasture including such serious weed species as buffel grass, para grass and leucaena.