IMPORTANCE OF BUFFEL GRASS
(Pennisetum ciliare L.) IN THE STATE OF TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO
The buffel grass
(Cenchrus ciliaris L.), is largely cultivated in drylands of Northeastern of Brazil.
The Board has also worked closely with community partners to manage feral camels and buffel grass
, which, amongst other work, has contributed to a 42 per cent increase in the employment of Aboriginal people in NRM since 2012-13 from Board-funded programmes.
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.
The split plots consisted of three land use systems: 1) traditional agricultural cultivation, intercropping maize (Zea mays L.) + beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), 2) pasture planted with perennial herbaceous buffel grass
(Cenchrus ciliaris L.) and 3) prickly pear, also known as opuntia (Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.).
(Cenchrus ciliaris L.) is the most utilized species to enrich semiarid areas of Northeast Brazil.
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.