Articles by Keyword: Kikuyu

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  1. A model for predicting livemass gain from stocking rate and annual rainfall

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The relationship between livemass gain and stocking rate was established for young beef animals grazing kikuyu and Coastcross II pastures in each of five grazing seasons. The annual rainfall within these seasons ranged from 506 mm to 990 mm. Relationships...
  2. A model for predicting long term economic optimum stocking rates for beef cattle grazing dryland pastures

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Previous models relating profit to stocking rate have not taken into account annual variation in rainfall. A model is developed here to allow for this factor. The frequency distribution of annual rainfall is used to demonstrate how the stocking rate...
  3. Effect of cutting frequency on the yield and quality of legumes and grasses under irrigation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Four pasture legumes and seven grasses were subjected to a range of cutting frequencies during the 1980/81 season. A wide range of responses emerged, judged by both the dry matter and TDN yield responses of the different species. Whereas two...
  4. Production of pasture species in the winter rainfall region: Simulation of dry matter production

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Production data derived from cutting trials undertaken at a number of sites in the Winter Rainfall Region were used to derive equations for the prediction of the yield of a number of pasture species. Inputs into the models include climatic...
  5. the utilization by sheep of winter and spring Smuts finger and Kikuyu pastures

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    An experiment was conducted on Smuts finger (Digitaria eriantha ssp. eriantha) and Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) pastures during a winter and spring period to study the effect of postruminal energy and/or protein supplementation on the selection pattern and performance of sheep...
  6. The influence of ruminant digestion on the germination of <em>Pennisetum clandestinum</em> hochst. ex chiov<sup>1</sup>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Approximately half of the viable Pennisetum clandestinum seed fed to sheep was found to be viable after passing through the digestive system. 82 % of the viable seed was excreted within 28 hours of ingestion with no viable seed being...
  7. Effect of wilting on biochemical and microbiological changes in Kikuyu <em>(Pennisetum clandestinum</em> Hochst) silage

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Small‐scale laboratory silos were used to study the fermentation process of Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst) silage prepared from grass containing 25% and 40% dry matter. Silage made from grass containing 40% dry matter was found to be better preserved and...
  8. Effect of nitrogen concentration of urea ammonium nitrate, and application level, on the dry matter and chemical composition of <em>Pennisetum clandestinum</em> and <em>Cynodon</em> hybrid dryland pastures

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Liaraquid urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) was applied to dryland Pennisetum clandestinum (Kikuyu (Chiov)) and Cynodon hybrid (Coastcross II (L.) (Pers.)) pastures at two levels (207 and 414 kg N/ha/season) and at three concentrations (10,5; 21 and 42% N) of nitrogen...
  9. The effect of nitrogen fertilization on the quality of Kikuyu silage

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Small‐scale laboratory silos were used to study the fermentation process of Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst) silage prepared from grass grown at three nitrogen fertilizer levels (300, 400 and 500 kg N/ha/year). Kikuyu grass was cut at three and six‐week growth...
  10. Nitrogen fertilization, stocking rate and rotational grazing effects on steers grazing <em>Pennisetum clandestinum</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Kikuyu pastures at the Ukulinga research farm near Pietermaritzburg were fertilized with 150 and 300 kg nitrogen (N) ha−1 in the summer periods of 1985–86 and 1986–87, and were continuously grazed with steers at stocking rates of 5.4, 8.0 and...