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  1. Comportamento ingestivo de bezerros em pastos de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria decumbens Ingestive behavior of calves on pastures of Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens

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    Anderson de Moura Zanine

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento com o objetivo de avaliar o comportamento de bezerros em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria decumbens, no sistema de lotação contínua com taxa de lotação variável. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com dois pastos representando os tratamentos, cada um com cinco repetições. O período experimental foi de 30 dias, sendo 20 para adaptação dos animais e 10 para avaliações, que consistiram de três, com duração de 24h cada, em intervalos de cinco dias. Os bezerros pastejaram menos tempo no pasto de Brachiaria brizantha, com tempo de 9,75h, enquanto que o pastejo na Brachiaria decumbens foi de 11,3h. Comportamento diferente foi observado para o tempo de ruminação: 6,8 e 6,4 para os pastos de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria decumbens, respectivamente. O número de bocados por minuto foi menor para a Brachiaria decumbens, 31,15, enquanto que, para a Brachiaria brizantha, os bezerros pastejaram com uma taxa de bocados de 34,91 bocados por minuto. Os bezerros tiveram um ganho de peso médio diário superior no pasto de Brachiaria brizantha (390g dia-1, enquanto que, para a Brachiaria decumbens, o ganho diário foi de 340g dia-1.An experiment was carried out to evaluate the ingestive behavior of calves on Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens pastures, under continuous stocking with variable stocking rate. The experimental design was entirely randomized, with two treatments (two pastures, and five replicates per treatment. The experimental period lasted 30 days, consisting of days 20 for adaptation of animals and 10 for behavioral evaluations that consisted of three periods of 24:00h each, in intervals of five days. The calves spent less time grazing Brachiaria brizantha pasture (9,8h than they did on the Brachiaria decumbens (11,3h. Different rumination times had been observed, 6,8 and 6,4 h for the animals grazing Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens

  2. Different supplents for finishing of Nellore cattle on deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture during the dry season

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    Antonio Tadeu de Andrade

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the effect of four types of supplement on the finishing of Nellore cattle on deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture during the dry season. Sixty-four castrated Nellore males with an age of approximately 34 months and initial body weight (BW ranging from 360 to 380 kg were divided into 16 animals per treatment in a completely randomized design. The treatments consisted of four types of pasture supplement: deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture + energy protein mineral salt (SuEPM used as control; deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture + urea + cottonseed meal (28% CP + ground corn grain (SuCo; deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture + urea + cottonseed meal (28% CP + citrus pulp (SuCPu; deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture + urea + cottonseed meal (28% CP + soy hull (SuSH. The pasture was deferred for 170 days and provided 3,482 kg DM/ha of forage, permitting a stocking rate of 1.56 AU/ha (DM intake of 2.25% BW and 50% pasture efficiency. The animals received the supplement ad libitum in the SuEPM treatment and as % BW in the other treatments from July to October. The animals were slaughtered at a minimum BW of 457 kg. The following variables were evaluated: final weight, weight gain during the period (WG, average daily gain (ADG, hot carcass weight (HCW, and hot carcass yield (HCY. With respect to final weight, the supplement in the SuCo, SuCPu and SuSH treatments permitted a greater supply of nutrients and the animals therefore exhibited better performance (P<0.05 compared to the SuEPM treatment (mean of 478.68 vs 412.62 kg. The same effect was observed for the other parameters studied. Analysis of WG and ADG showed that SuSH was superior to the SuCo and SuCPu treatments (P<0.05 due to the increased offer of concentrate and SuEPM was inferior to the other treatments. Higher HCW (260.05 kg and HCY (53.92% were obtained with treatment SuSH as a result of greater performance. Supplementation of cattle during the dry period on

  3. Comportamento de larvas infestantes de Boophilus microplus em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Behaviour of Boophilus microplus larvae in Brachiaria decumbens pasture

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    Ceres Lourenço Barreto Gauss

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available O comportamento de larvas de Boophilus microplus em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens com diferentes dias de descanso para pastoreio bovino foi observado em experimento conduzido na Embrapa Gado de Leite, Coronel Pacheco, MG, Brasil. Foram utilizados grupos com cinco bezerras 7/8 Holandês x Zebu, os quais foram expostos em áreas de 100 x 20m, submetidas a descanso de pastoreio por 0, 15, 30, 45 e 60 dias, durante 72 horas. Após esse período, os bovinos foram estabulados em baias coletivas e, a partir do 15º dia, mantidos em baias individuais com piso ripado, apropriado para a coleta de carrapatos adultos. Os resultados indicaram que são necessários, pelo menos, 60 dias de descanso para reduzir a população de larvas infestantes e permitir que essa prática seja utilizada como medida complementar para o controle do carrapato. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos à análise de regressão polinomial. Estimou-se em 82,6 dias o período necessário para uma completa limpeza da pastagem.The behaviour of Boophilus microplus larvae in pasture of Brachiaria decumbens with different days of resting for cattle feeding was observed at Embrapa Dairy Cattle, Coronel Pacheco, MG, Brazil. Groups with five calves 7/8 Holstein x Zebu which were exposed to paddocks with 100 x 20m and resting feeding period of 0, 15, 30, 45 and 60 days during 72 hours. After this time, calves were removed and housing. After the fifteenth day they were kept in individual boxes appropriate for tick collection. Results indicated that at least 60 days of paddock resting are necessary for reduction in the infesting larvae population and recommend this handling practice to be used as a complementary measure for tick control. Data were submitted to polynomial regression. A period of 82.6 days was estimated for a complete cleaning of the pasture.

  4. Efectos del antecedente cultural en las micorrizas nativas y la productividad del pasto brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Señal Effects of the cultural antecedent on native mycorhizae and the productivity of the brachiaria pasture (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Señal

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    P.J Gonzále

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la influencia del antecedente cultural en la micorrización nativa y en el rendimiento del pasto brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Señal; para ello se seleccionaron dos lotes de 0,5 ha, los cuales durante cinco años previos a la siembra del pasto estuvieron ocupados, en un caso por cultivos de ciclo corto (granos, viandas y hortalizas y en otro por pastos naturales permanentes (principalmente especies del complejo Bothriochloa-Dichanthium y Teramnus labialis. En cada lote se delimitaron diez parcelas de 200 m² cada una, y en mayo de 2004 se sembró la brachiaria en surcos separados a 70 cm y a chorrillo, con una dosis de 8 kg de semilla total ha-1. Después del establecimiento el pasto se cortó cada seis y ocho semanas en los períodos lluvioso y poco lluvioso, respectivamente, y en ningún momento se aplicaron fertilizantes químicos u orgánicos. En cada parcela se tomaron muestras de raíces y de suelo de la rizosfera, para determinar las estructuras micorrízicas del pasto (porcentaje de colonización, porcentaje de densidad visual y número de esporas por 100 g, así como muestras de la biomasa aérea para determinar el contenido y la extracción de macronutrientes, y el rendimiento de MS. Las parcelas que tuvieron los pastos naturales como cultivo precedente mostraron valores significativamente mayores (PThe influence of the cultural antecedent on native mycorhization and the yield of the brachiaria pasture (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Señal was evaluated; for that two 0,5 ha lots were selected, which were occupied for five years before sowing the pasture, in one case by short cycle crops (grains, tubers and vegetables and in the other by permanent natural pastures (mainly species of the Bothriochloa-Dichanthium complex and Teramnus labialis. In each lot ten plots of 200 m² each were delimited, and in May, 2004, the brachiaria was sown in rows separated by 70 cm and with drilling, with a dose of 8 kg total seed ha-1. After

  5. Métodos de recuperação de pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. no Agreste Pernambucano Recovery methods of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. pastures in the Agreste region of Pernambuco State

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    Daniel Fernando Ydoyaga

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de identificar metodologias que viabilizem a recuperação de pastagens degradadas de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. no Agreste de Pernambuco. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos ao acaso com confundimento. Os tratamentos experimentais foram constituídos de quatro manejos de recuperação (diferimento, diferimento + gradagem, diferimento + gradagem + milho e diferimento + plantio direto do milho, duas doses de nitrogênio (0 e 100 kg/ha de N, duas doses de fósforo (0 e 100 kg/ha de P2O5, perfazendo 16 tratamentos, com três repetições. O corte foi realizado aos 138 dias do início do experimento. Houve interação entre as adubações utilizadas, evidenciando aumento na disponibilidade de matéria seca para as adição conjunta de 100 kg/ha de N e 100 kg/ha de P2 O5. A disponibilidade de MS total foi superior nos métodos diferimento e diferimento + plantio direto, quando comparados aos tratamentos com gradagem. Aos 138 dias, houve ainda aumento na porcentagem de solo descoberto nos métodos com uso de grade, verificando-se o contrário nos tratamentos sem gradagem. A gradagem não se mostrou uma prática agronômica viável para a recuperação de pastagens degradadas em solos arenosos do Agreste Pernambucano, enquanto o diferimento da pastagem por 138 dias no período chuvoso propiciou a recuperação, principalmente quando associado à adubação nitrogenada e fosfatada. A recuperação da pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. é expressivamente incrementada com a aplicação de adubos nitrogenado e fosfatado pela redução de outras espécies.In order to identify methods of recuperation of degraded pastures in the Agreste of Pernambuco, an experiment was conducted in the Fazenda Riacho do Papaguaio, municipial district of São João. It was used a split-plot feature within a confounded randomized block design. The experimental treatments were four recovery managements (deferment

  6. Liming and fertilization to restore degraded Brachiaria decumbens pastures grown on an entisol Calagem e adubação na recuperação de pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens em neossolo quartzarênico

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    Patrícia Perondi Anchão Oliveira

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available The reconstitution of soil fertility is essential in the process of pasture restoring, liming being the first action to be taken in this direction. The liming recommendation for pastures needs more technical information as the application method and rate. A field experiment was carried out to evaluate the liming and fertilization practices to restore a degraded Brachiaria decumbens pasture. The following factors were studied: liming method (incorporated in soil by disking or not; level of base saturation (40, 50 or 80% and lime type (55, 70 or 90 of ECC. Liming and fertilization (NPK and micronutrients increased both the forage yield and its root system, these being more evident in the second year, even using the same rates of lime and fertilizer used during the first year. After two years the levels of base saturation aimed for the 0 to 0.20 m soil layer were not achieved, neither was the neutralization of the Al. The disking impaired the development of the root system of B. decumbens and promoted the decrease of soil organic matter. The lime with the lowest ECC increased root growth and led to higher concentrations of Ca and Mg in the soil. Studies in other conditions are necessary to define liming requirements in established and degraded pastures.Na recuperação de pastagens é fundamental a reconstituição da fertilidade do solo, sendo a calagem a primeira ação nessa direção. A recomendação de calagem para pastagens necessita de maiores subsídios técnicos, como a forma de aplicação e a dose e o tipo de calcário a ser empregado. Um experimento de campo foi instalado para avaliar a calagem e a adubação como práticas para a recuperação de pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens degradadas. Os seguintes fatores foram estudados: a forma de aplicação do calcário (incorporado no solo com gradagem ou não incorporado, os níveis de saturação por bases de 40, 60 ou 80% e tipos de calcário (PRNT de 55, 70 ou 90. A calagem e a

  7. Caracterização da distribuição espacial das fezes por bovinos em uma pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Characterization of bovine feces spatial distribution in a Brachiaria decumbens pasture

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    Sérgio Pereira Braz

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido no campo Experimental de Coronel Pacheco pertencente à EMBRAPA Gado de Leite, na Zona da Mata de Minas Gerais, com o objetivo de avaliar a distribuição espacial das fezes depositadas por bovinos na pastagem. Foi demarcado um piquete de forma quadrada com 110 m de lado numa pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens, com boa disponibilidade de forragem e cobertura homogênea. A área foi dividida em bordadura (faixa de 5 m em toda periferia e área útil de avaliação (região central com 1 ha, onde se estudou a distribuição e cobertura das placas de fezes pelos animais na pastagem. As placas de fezes produzidas pelos três animais que permaneceram na área por 10 semanas cobriram 0,81% da superfície da área experimental. Os dados obtidos permitiram constatar a existência de duas regiões distintas quanto à densidade de deposição das defecações, uma associada ao ato de pastejo quando parte das defecações foram distribuídas na maior parte da área da pastagem, porém com densidade de defecações inferior a outra região distinta que está associada aos atos de descanso e ruminação, a qual ocupa menor área da pastagem, porém apresenta maior densidade de defecações.The experiment was carried out at the experimental station of EMBRAPA/National Dairy Research, at Coronel Pacheco, in the Zona da Mata region of Minas Gerais, to evaluate the qualitative aspects of nutrient recycling through the feces of grazing bovines. A 110 square meter plot was located in a previous established pasture of Brachiaria decumbens. The feces patches produced by the three animals remained in the area per 10 weeks and covered 0.8% of the surface. It was possible to observe the existence of two distinct regions of feces deposition. One associated with the grazing act when part of the feces were distributed with a lower density as compared to the other distinct area associated with rumination and resting, occupying a smaller area.

  8. Meiotic behavior of Brachiaria decumbens hybrids.

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    Souza, V F; Pagliarini, M S; Valle, C B; Bione, N C P; Menon, M U; Mendes-Bonato, A B

    2015-10-21

    Brachiaria decumbens is a forage grass of inestimable value for livestock in Brazil due to its production of good quality forage even when planted on acid and poor soils, although it is susceptible to pasture spittlebugs. Only one cultivar, cv. Basilisk, has been used as the pollen donor in crosses with Brachiaria ruziziensis since 1988 at Embrapa Gado de Corte Research Center. Breeding within the species only became possible from 2009 when sexual accessions were successfully tetraploidized using colchicine. Three sexual genotypes were obtained and hybridization within B. decumbens was finally achieved. Here, we evaluated microspore tetrads using conventional cytology and found meiotic indexes above 78% for all three female genitors (cD24-2, cD24-27, cD24-45), but a low meiotic index (abnormal tetrad frequency and non-viable pollen grains yielded a highly significant Pearson correlation coefficient. The t-test proved significant for the progeny of cD24-45 x D62, with lower abnormalities and pollen sterility when compared to the other two progenies resulting from cD24-2 and cD24-27 crossed to D62, but these two did not differ. Apomictic hybrids such as S036 and X030 with low pollen sterility have the potential for use in cultivar development, whereas the sexual hybrids T012, X072, and X078 might be of use as female genitors in polycross blocks if they display good agronomic traits.

  9. INÓCULO DE HONGOS DE MICORRIZA ARBUSCULAR EN PASTURAS DE Brachiaria decumbens (POACEAE EN ZONAS DE LOMA Y VEGA Inoculum of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Brachiaria decumbens (Poaceae Pastures in Valley and Hilly Terrain

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    RAÚL HERNANDO POSADA ALMANZA

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Los factores que influyen en la distribución del inóculo de hongos micorrícicos arbusculares (micelio externo y esporas son diversos. Entre ellos pueden mencionarse la especie vegetal predominante, el pH, la humedad del suelo, la conductividad, el contenido de fósforo, nutrientes y de metales pesados. Muchos de los reportes de la literatura son contradictorios y basados en estudios realizados en zonas templadas; en condiciones tropicales es difícil determinar los factores edáficos y ambientales que estimulan la producción de inóculo y la forma en que lo hacen. Brachiaria decumbens, como especie de pasto predominante en paisajes de loma y vega en el piedemonte amazónico colombiano, ha sido poco estudiada en su relación micorrícica. En este estudio se realizó la determinación de la densidad de esporas y micelio externo en 26 zonas cubiertas con B. decumbens, correspondientes a paisajes de loma y vega. Simultáneamente se valoraron el contenido de fósforo disponible (ppm, pH y humedad relativa del suelo (%. Mediante correlaciones de Spearman (rangos y análisis de varianza (ANDEVA de una vía por KruscallWallis, se encontró que el inóculo se distribuye de forma diferente en loma y vega, siendo mayor la densidad de esporas en loma que en vega y más homogéneo en contenido de micelio externo en vega que en loma. No se encontró efecto del fósforo disponible, el pH y la humedad del suelo sobre la densidad de inóculo de HMA.The diversity of factors influencing the distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculum (spores and hyphae, plant species, pH, soil humidity, conductivity, P availability, nutrients and heavy metals have been reported. Reports are contradictory and mostly supported on data from temperate zones; under tropical conditions it is difficult to determine the edaphycal and environmental factors that stimulate inoculum production, and how it happens. Brachiaria decumbens is the dominant grass species in plain and

  10. Inóculo de hongo de micorriza arbuscular en pasturas de Brachiaria decumbens (Poaceae en zonas de loma y vega Inoculum of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Brachiaria decumbens (Poaceae Pastures in Valley and Hilly Terrain

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    Sánchez Figueroa Adriana Patricia

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Los factores que influyen en la distribución del inóculo de hongos micorrícicos arbusculares (micelio externo y esporas son diversos. Entre ellos pueden mencionarse la especie vegetal predominante, el pH, la humedad del suelo, la conductividad, el contenido de fósforo, nutrientes y de metales pesados. Muchos de los reportes de la literatura son contradictorios y basados en estudios realizados en zonas templadas; en condiciones tropicales es difícil determinar los factores edáficos y ambientales que estimulan la producción de inóculo y la forma en que lo hacen. Brachiaria decumbens, como especie de pasto predominante en paisajes de loma y vega en el piedemonte amazónico colombiano, ha sido poco estudiada en su relación micorrícica. En este estudio se realizó la determinación de la densidad de esporas y micelio externo en 26 zonas cubiertas con B. decumbens, correspondientes a paisajes de loma y vega. Simultáneamente se valoraron el contenido de fósforo disponible (ppm, pH y humedad relativa del suelo (%. Mediante correlaciones de Spearman (rangos y análisis de varianza (ANDEVA de una vía por Kruscall-Wallis, se encontró que el inóculo se distribuye de forma diferente en loma y vega, siendo mayor la densidad de esporas en loma que en vega y más homogéneo en contenido de micelio externo en vega que en loma. No se encontró efecto del fósforo disponible, el pH y la humedad del suelo sobre la densidad de inóculo de HMA.The diversity of factors influencing the distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculum (spores and hyphae, plant species, pH, soil humidity, conductivity, P availability, nutrients and heavy metals have been reported. Reports are contradictory and mostly supported on data from temperate zones; under tropical conditions it is difficult to determine the edaphycal and environmental factors that stimulate inoculum production, and how it happens. Brachiaria decumbens is the dominant grass species in plain and

  11. Características estruturais e índice de tombamento de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk em pastagens diferidas Structural characteristics and falling index of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk on deferred pastures

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito dos períodos de diferimento e de pastejo sobre a densidade populacional de perfilhos, a massa dos componentes morfológicos da forragem e o índice de tombamento em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk. Dois ensaios foram conduzidos: o primeiro denominado ano 1 e, o segundo, ano 2. Adotou-se o esquema de parcelas subdivididas, segundo o delineamento em blocos casualizados, com duas repetições para cada combinação dos períodos de diferimento da pastagem com os períodos de pastejo. No ano 1, os períodos de diferimento foram 103, 121, 146 e 163 dias; e no ano 2, foram 73, 103, 131 e 163 dias. Os períodos de pastejo foram 1, 29, 57 e 85 dias. O aumento do período de diferimento elevou a densidade populacional de perfilhos reprodutivos (ano 2: de 37 para 304 perfilhos/m² e reduziu a de perfilhos vegetativos (ano 1: de 1.253 para 889 perfilhos/m²; ano 2: de 1.235 para 627 perfilhos/m². Durante o período de pastejo, ocorreu diminuição no número de perfilhos vegetativo (ano 1: de 988 para 868 perfilhos/m² e reprodutivo (ano 1: de 216 para 0 perfilhos/m²; ano 2: de 203 para 0 perfilhos/m² e aumento no número de perfilhos mortos (ano 1: 463 para 1.088 perfilhos/m²; ano 2: de 341 para 1.010 perfilhos/m². Pastagens sob maiores períodos de diferimento e de pastejo apresentaram maior massa de colmo morto (6.093 e 3.819 kg/ha de MS nos anos 1 e 2, respectivamente e menor massa de lâmina foliar verde (341 e 177 kg/ha de MS nos anos 1 e 2, respectivamente. Pastos de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk, submetidos a longos períodos de diferimento e de pastejo possuem características estruturais desfavoráveis à produção animal.This worked aimed to evaluate the effects of deferring and grazing periods on the tiller population density, morphological component mass of forage and falling index on Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pastures. Two assays were carried out: first year and second year

  12. Desempenho de novilhos F1s Angus-Nelore em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens submetidos a diferentes regimes alimentares Performance of F1s Angus-Nellore steers on Brachiaria decumbens pasture under different feeding regimes

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    Valéria Pacheco Batista Euclides

    2001-04-01

    systems feasibility during critical periods as an alternative to reduce the slaughter ages the animals raised in Brachiaria decumbens pastures. Sixty F1s Angus-Nellore weaned calves were randomly assigned in the following treatments: A no supplementation; B supplementation during the dry season after weaning; C supplementation during the second dry season of the animal's life; D supplementation during the both dry seasons; and E supplementation during the first dry season and feedlot in the second one. The used supplement was a commercial ration, daily supplied at about 0.8% and 0.9% of liveweight, in the first and second dry periods, respectively. The feedlot treatment lasted 100 days, and the steers received ad libitum, a diet containing 40% of B. decumbens hay and 60% of concentrate. The experimental period was from weaning to slaughter (460 kg. During the first dry season, the supplemented calves showed higher daily gains (490 g than non supplemented (70 g. In the second dry season, the confined steers presented the highest daily gains (1,285 g, followed by supplemented ones (580 g, while non supplemented steers lost weight (-180 g. There was an increase on the pasture stocking rate capacity where the animals were supplemented, in 20 and 30%, during the first and second dry periods, respectively. In the second dry season, the steers fed with restricted diet presented a compensatory gain when the feed restriction ceased, but it was not enough to allow them to reach the slaughter weight at the same age of the supplemented ones. The slaughter weight were: 30.1; 28.0; 26.6; 24.2 e 22.0 months for treats A, B, C, D and E, respectively. The economic analysis was also presented.

  13. Signal Grass (Brachiaria decumbens Toxicity in Grazing Ruminants

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    Susan G. Low

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens is a highly productive tropical grass that is widespread through South America, Australia, Indonesia, Vanuatu and Malaysia due to its adaptation to a wide range of soil types and environments. Animal production from these B. decumbens pastures is highly variable due to sporadic outbreaks of photosensitisation associated with low growth rates of young animals, anorexia and wasting. The identification of B. decumbens toxicity through clinical signs may grossly underestimate the impact and severity of the disease. Affected animals without clinical signs have elevated serum liver enzyme concentrations resulting from blockage of the bile ducts by birefringent crystals, identified as calcium salts of steroidal saponins found in leaves and stems. The concentrations of the steroidal saponins vary through the year and within the plant. Young, green leaves contain 5–10 times the saponin concentration of mature leaves indicating that B. decumbens pastures are likely to be more toxic during sprouting and early growth. Previous exposure, selective grazing, and avoiding toxic leaves may partly explain apparent resistance of some animals to B. decumbens toxicity. Further research is needed to define growing conditions that produce elevated saponin levels and to investigate the impact of B. decumbens on rumen function.

  14. Brachiaria decumbens supresses the initial growth of Coffea arabica

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    Dias Guilherme Faus da Silva

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Brachiaria decumbens is becoming one the most common weeds growing in young coffee orchards because, besides its fast growth and difficulty of control, new coffee orchards are usually established in pasture areas. In order to verify the effect of B. decumbens plant density on the early growth of coffee (Coffea arabica L. cv. Catuaí Amarelo, a competition experiment was conducted under semi-controlled humidity conditions. Soil collected in a Typic Haplustox was placed in 70 L asbestos cement boxes and one coffee seedling was planted in each box. The B. decumbens seedlings were transplanted to the boxes at the 2-4 leaf stage. Treatments consisted of 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 36, 48, and 60 weeds m-2. The experimental period started 120 days after transplanting and the experimental design was organized as completely randomized blocks, with four replicates. All coffee plant parameters evaluated were negatively affected by the interference. The most sensitive characteristics were leaf area (41.8% reduction with 8 plants m-2, reaching 68.7% at a density of 60 plants m-2. Therefore, at a density of 8 plants m-2 the reduction in leaf dry biomass was 41.4% compared with the check. At the density of 60 plants m-2 it was 72.8%. B. decumbens, at a density of 8 or more plants m-2, suppressed coffee plants during a growth period of 120 days.

  15. Características estruturais de pastos de Brachiaria decumbens diferidos por 140 dias e estratégias de adubação nitrogenada=Structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens pastures deferred for 140 days and nitrogen fertilization strategies.

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    Elisângela Oliveira Cardoso

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as características estruturais de pastos de Brachiaria decumbens diferidos por 140 dias, visando determinar a estratégia mais adequada de adubação nitrogenada. Foram estudadas quatro estratégias de adubação no início e no final do verão (0-0, 100-0, 50-50, 0-100 kg ha-1 de N, respectivamente, com quatro repetições. Para avaliação das densidades volumétricas, a forragem foi colhida em três estratos: estrato A- acima de 40 cm; B- 20-40 cm; e C- 0-20 cm do solo. O índice de tombamento foi menor (p The objective of this study was to evaluate the structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens pastures deferred for 140 days, in order to determine the most appropriate nitrogenous fertilization. Four fertilization strategies were studied at the beginning and end of summer (0-0, 100-0, 50-50, 0-100 kg ha-1 N, respectively, with four replications. For volumetric density evaluation, forage was harvested in three strata: stratum A- over 40 cm above the soil; B- 20-40 cm; and C- 0-20 cm above the soil. The falling index was lower (p < 0.05 for the fertilization strategy using 100 kg ha-1 N applied at the end of summer. In stratum B (between 20 and 40 cm above the soil, greater (p < 0.05 densities were observed for total forage, leaf blade and green stem using the fertilization strategy of 100 kg ha-1 N applied in early summer (100-0. Greater stem lengths (p < 0.05 were observed in pastures with fertilization strategy 0-100, followed by the 50-50 strategy. The strategies of applying 100 kg ha-1 at the end of summer, followed by the strategy of 50 kg ha-1 nitrogen partitioned in the beginning and end of summer, have a positive influence on the structural characteristics in pastures deferred for 140 days.

  16. Instabilidade meiótica em plantas invasoras de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf (Gramineae Meiotic instability in invader plants of signal grass Brachiaria decumbens Stapf (Gramineae

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    Neide da Silva

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Brachiaria decumbens é uma gramínea tropical, nativa das savanas africanas, com ampla distribuição natural. Por outro lado, B. decumbens cv. Basilisk é uma gramínea perene amplamente utilizada nos trópicos como pastagem. Esta cultivar foi introduzida na Austrália em 1930 e daí, em 1960, foi trazida para o Brasil. Embora cubra milhões de hectares de pastagens do Brasil, é considerada uma erva daninha quando ocorre fora destes ambientes. Plantas invasoras de B. decumbens, provavelmente da cultivar Basilisk, foram coletadas no campus da Universidade Estadual de Maringá e citologicamente avaliadas. Alta instabilidade meiótica foi encontrada entre as plantas analisadas, sendo que algumas anormalidades nunca haviam sido descritas para Brachiaria decumbens ou qualquer outra espécie de Brachiaria. Entre as anormalidades encontradas, descreve-se a ocorrência de segregação cromossômica irregular, dessinapse, aderência cromossômica e sincícios fusionais. É discutida a influência da instabilidade meiótica sobre a esterilidade do pólenBrachiaria decumbens is a tropical grass, native of the African savannas, with a narrow natural distribution. On the other hand, B. decumbens cv. Basilisk is a perennial forage grass widely used for pasture in the tropics. This cultivar was introduced in Australia in 1930 and thence to Brazil in the 60s. Although it covers millions of hectares in the country, it is considered a weed outside the pasture environment. Invader plants of B. decumbens, probably of the cultivar Basilisk, were collected on the grounds of the State University of Maringá, PR, and cytologically analyzed. Meiotic abnormalities were recorded with great frequency, some of which had been previously reported neither for B. decumbens nor for other Brachiaria species. Among the irregularities, abnormal chromosome segregation, desynapsis, chromosome stickiness and fusional syncytes were reported. The influence of the meiotic instability

  17. Características estruturais de pastos de Brachiaria decumbens diferidos por 140 dias e estratégias de adubação nitrogenada - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v33i4.10212 Structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens pastures deferred for 140 days and nitrogen fertilization strategies - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v33i4.10212

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    Giselle Caroline Fernandes Martins

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as características estruturais de pastos de Brachiaria decumbens diferidos por 140 dias, visando determinar a estratégia mais adequada de adubação nitrogenada. Foram estudadas quatro estratégias de adubação no início e no final do verão (0-0, 100-0, 50-50, 0-100 kg ha-1 de N, respectivamente, com quatro repetições. Para avaliação das densidades volumétricas, a forragem foi colhida em três estratos: estrato A- acima de 40 cm; B- 20-40 cm; e C- 0-20 cm do solo. O índice de tombamento foi menor (p -1 de N aplicados no final do verão. No estrato B foram observadas maiores (p -1 de N aplicados no início do verão (100-0. Maiores comprimentos de colmos (p -1 no final do verão, seguida da estratégia de 50 kg ha-1 de nitrogênio parcelado no início e final do verão, promoveram influência positiva sobre as características estruturais em pastos diferidos por 140 dias.The objective of this study was to evaluate the structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens pastures deferred for 140 days, in order to determine the most appropriate nitrogenous fertilization. Four fertilization strategies were studied at the beginning and end of summer (0-0, 100-0, 50-50, 0-100 kg ha-1 N, respectively, with four replications. For volumetric density evaluation, forage was harvested in three strata: stratum A- over 40 cm above the soil; B- 20-40 cm; and C- 0-20 cm above the soil. The falling index was lower (p -1 N applied at the end of summer. In stratum B (between 20 and 40 cm above the soil, greater (p -1 N applied in early summer (100-0. Greater stem lengths (p -1 at the end of summer, followed by the strategy of 50 kg ha-1 nitrogen partitioned in the beginning and end of summer, have a positive influence on the structural characteristics in pastures deferred for 140 days.

  18. Produção anual e qualidade de pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens diferida e estratégias de adubação nitrogenada - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v33i3.10194 Annual production and quality of Brachiaria decumbens pastures deferred and strategies nitrogen fertilization - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v33i3.10194

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    Daniela Deitos Fries

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produção de Brachiaria decumbens diferidos por períodos de 95 e 140 dias. Foram realizados dois ensaios experimentais (95 e 140 dias e em cada ensaio foram estudadas quatro estratégias de adubação no início e no final do verão (0-0, 100-0, 50-50, 0-100 kg há-1 de N, respectivamente, com quatro repetições. A maior (p -1 de N aplicados no início do verão (100-0, nos pastos diferidos com 95 dias. Entretanto, no outono, inverno e primavera, a estratégia de aplicação de 100 kg ha-1 de N no final do verão (0-100, proporcionou maiores (p -1 no final do verão é uma estratégia adequada para aumentar a produção de matéria seca para os pastos avaliados nos dois períodos de diferimento estudados, reduzindo a curva de sazonalidade da produção anual de forragem.The aim of this work was to evaluate the production of Brachiaria decumbens deferred for periods of 95 and 140 days. Two experimental trials (95 and 140 days were carried out and, in each one, four fertilization strategies were studied at the beginning and end of summer (0-0, 100-0, 50-50, 0-100 kg ha-1 of N, respectively, with four replications. The highest (p -1 of N applied in early summer (100-0, in pastures deferred for 95 days. However, in autumn, winter and spring, the application strategy of 100 kg ha-1 of N at end of summer (0-100 had greater (p -1 in late summer is an appropriate strategy to increase dry matter production for grasses in the two studied deferral periods, reducing the curve of seasonal annual forage production.

  19. HALOXYFOP-P-METHYL IN THE CONTROL OF BRACHIARIA DECUMBENS IN EUCALYPTUS

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    Henrico Luiz Bizão de Assis

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Eucalyptus plantations in Brazil expanded to the Midwest region of the country in areas previously occupied by pastures, especially of Brachiaria decumbens (signal grass, making it the main weed in eucalyptus plantation. This work aimed to evaluate the efficiency of haloxyfop-P-methyl to control B. decumbens infesting eucalyptus seedlings. This experiment was set up in three situations: monoculture eucalyptus, eucalyptus in coexistence with B. decumbens and the weed cultivated alone. Haloxyfop-p-methyl was applied 67 days after plating the seedlings at doses of 0; 48 and 96 g.i.a.ha-1. Only the highest dose (96 g.i.a.ha-1 of haloxyfop-p-methyl provided good weed control. The herbicide, at the tested doses, was selective for eucalyptus and the relationship between eucalyptus and B. decumbens resulted in negative interference for both species.

  20. Diferimento de pastos de Brachiaria decumbens adubados com nitrogênio no início e no final do período das águas Deferring of Brachiaria decumbens pastures fertilized with nitrogen at the beginning and the end of the rainy season

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    Fábio Andrade Teixeira

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo com este trabalho foi avaliar a massa de matéria seca forragem e de seus componentes morfológicos, a altura e o índice de tombamento do pasto, a densidade volumétrica e o valor nutritivo da forragem em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens diferidos por 95 dias sob quatro estratégias de adubação nitrogenada. Foram estudadas quatro estratégias de aplicação de nitrogênio no início e no final do período chuvoso, respectivamente (0-0, 100-0, 50-50, 0-100 kg de N.ha-1, avaliados em três estratos verticais a cada 20 cm, num delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados em esquema de parcelas subdivididas com quatro repetições. Os pastos adubados com 100 kg de N no final do período chuvoso apresentaram maiores massas de matéria seca de forragem total, lâmina de folha e de colmo verde, bem como altura, altura estendida e densidade volumétrica da forragem total, lâmina de folha e de colmo verde em todos os estratos estudados. Os índices de tombamento foram maiores para os pastos adubados no final do período chuvoso (0-100 e 50-50. Os percentuais de fibra em detergente neutro foram menores no estrato A (acima de 40 cm do solo e os teores proteína bruta (PB maiores em todos os estratos para os tratamentos 0-100 e 50-50. Embora a adubação com 100 kg de N no final do período chuvoso permita aumentar a massa de forragem total e de lâminas de folhas e melhorar a qualidade desta forragem, a maior densidade de colmos nos estratos superiores e o elevado índice de tombamento podem caracterizar dificuldades na seleção da forragem e redução no consumo e desempenho animal.The objective of this research was to evaluate the forage dry matter yield and its morphological components, height and pasture falling index, bulk density and forage nutritional value in Brachiaria decumbens pastures deferred for 95 days under four strategies of nitrogen fertilization. It was studied four strategies of nitrogen application at the beginning

  1. Terminação de tourinhos Limousin X Nelore em pastagem diferida de Brachiaria Decumbens stapf, durante a estação seca, alimentados com diferentes concentrados Finishing Limousin X Nelore young bulls in Brachiaria decumbens stapf postponed pasture, during dry season, fed different concentrates

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    Eduardo Destéfani Guimarães Santos

    2004-12-01

    17 months and 367 kg average live weight, in Brachiaria decumbens postponed pasture, and during the dry season. The animals were distributed in five treatments: T1, control, the animals received only mineral complex; and the others were constituted by 1.49% of mineral complex, 1.99% of urea, and cracked corn, soybean meal and wheat bran in different percentages. The treatments had 24% crude protein of the dry matter, and different non-fibrous carbohydrates (NFC and neutral detergent fiber (NDF contents. The concentrates were offered in amount equivalent to 1% of animal live weight on original matter basis. The experiment was analyzed in completely randomized design, with five treatments and eight replications. The influence of pasture characteristics over the supplemented animals performances were studied. The results showed that young bulls can be finished on tropical pastures during dry season using supplements. The animals with supplements exhibited similar average daily gains (ADG, but showed higher ADG than the control animals, respectively, 915 and 104 g/d. In September, the control animals loosed 292 g/d. ADG was linearly and negatively correlated with availability of dead forage dry matter, and it was linearly and positively correlated with availability of green forage dry matter, and availability of green forage dry matter/dead forage dry matter ratio, green forage dry matter/total forage dry matter ratio, green leaf dry matter/dead forage dry matter plus green stem dry matter ratio, and green leaf dry matter/total forage dry matter ratio.

  2. Avaliação de pastagem diferida de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. 2. Disponibilidade de forragem e desempenho animal durante a seca Evaluation of a signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf postponed pasture. 2. Availability of herbage and animal performance, during the dry season

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    Eduardo Destéfani Guimarães Santos

    2004-02-01

    herbage, green leaf, green stem, dead leaf and dead stem components was evaluated in the Signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens pasture during the dry season, and after postponement period, from July to October 1997. The pasture characteristics were correlated with the average daily weight gain (ADG of crossbred Limousin-Nelore males, aging 19 months and 374 kg body weight on average, from July to September 1997. The average availability of herbage was 7.568 kg dry matter (DM/hectare (AH, green herbage (AGH 3,834 kg DM/ha, and dead herbage (ADH 3,734, in early July, after the postponement period of the Signalgrass pasture. The continuous utilization during the dry period of the postponed pasture, and stocking rate .75 animal units, did not affect AH and ADH, respectively, 7,902 and 4,637 kg/ha on average; nevertheless, diminished the availability of green herbage and green leaf dry matter (AGL. The availability of green herbage and of green leaf component increased in July and October, and reduced at crescent rate from August to September. In late September, the average availability of green herbage reached least value, 2,540 kg DM/ha. The availability and proportion of green leaf component in total herbage were greatest in early August, respectively, 1,517 kg DM/ha and 18.5%, and were least in late September, respectively, 480 kg DM/ha and 5.7%. The tropical pasture postponement warranted the maintenance of the animals, and leaded at a minimum average daily gain (ADG (104 g/d, during the dry season. In September, the animals loosed body weight. ADG was linearly and negatively correlated with availability of dead dry matter, and it was linearly and positively correlated with the availability of green dry matter/dead dry matter ratio and green leaf dry matter/dead dry matter plus green stem dry matter ratio. Had no correlation between the ADG and availability of green leaf, and between the ADG and availability of green herbage. ADG did not correlated with grazing pressure or

  3. Uso do clorofilômetro no manejo da adubação nitrogenada para milho em sucessão a pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Use of chlorophyll meter in nitrogen fertilizing management to corn after Brachiaria decumbens pasture

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    Leandro José Grava de Godoy

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available A resposta do milho à adubação nitrogenada em cultivo após pastagem depende da espécie, da quantidade de palha, da relação C:N, da população microbiana, das condições climáticas e de outros fatores. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a utilização da intensidade da cor verde da folha (ICV, medida pelo clorofilômetro, como indicativo para o manejo da adubação nitrogenada em cobertura, na cultura do milho, em sucessão a pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, em vasos com 29 litros de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, com três plantas por vaso. Foi utilizado o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, com cinco repetições, constituído por quatro níveis de nitrogênio (0, 50, 100 e 150mg dm-3 e quatro de níveis de palhada de B. decumbens (0, 5, 10 e 15Mg ha-1, aplicados em cobertura. As doses de N foram parceladas em três épocas: a1/3 na semeadura; b1/3 no estádio de 4-5 folhas e c1/3 no estádio de 7-8 folhas. As determinações da ICV da folha foram efetuadas um dia antes e uma semana após a adubação nitrogenada em cobertura. As quantidades de fitomassa seca de braquiária influenciaram a ICV da folha somente no estádio de 7-8 folhas. A manutenção de maiores ICV da folha do estádio de 4-5 (46,6 unidades SPAD até o estádio de 8-9 folhas (53,0 unidades SPAD possibilitou o maior acúmulo da fitomassa seca na parte aérea do milho. O monitoramento da ICV da folha pode auxiliar na avaliação da disponibilidade de N para a planta do milho durante o ciclo.The corn response to the nitrogen fertilizing cultivated after pasture depends on of the species, straw amount, C: N rate, microbial population, climatic conditions and other factors. The study was aimed at evaluating the use of the green color intensity of the leaf (GCI, measured by the chlorophyll meter, as indicative for nitrogen fertilizing management sidedress in the corn crop, after B

  4. Meiotic analysis in induced tetraploids of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf

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    Carine Simioni

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The meiotic behavior of three tetraploid plants (2n=4x=36 originated from somatic chromosome duplication ofsexually reproducing diploid plants of Brachiaria decumbens was evaluated. All the analyzed plants presented abnormalities relatedto polyploidy, such as irregular chromosome segregation, leading to precocious chromosome migration to the poles and micronucleiduring both meiotic divisions. However, the abnormalities observed did not compromise the meiotic products which were characterizedby regular tetrads and satisfactory pollen fertility varying from 61.36 to 64.86%. Chromosomes paired mostly as bivalents indiakinesis but univalents to tetravalents were also observed. These studies contributed to the choice of compatible fertile sexualgenitors to be crossed to natural tetraploid apomicts in the B. decumbens by identifying abnormalities and verifying pollen fertility.Intraespecific crosses should reduce sterility in the hybrids produced in the breeding program of Brachiaria, a problem observedwith the interspecific hybrids produced so far.

  5. Meiotic analysis in induced tetraploids of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf

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    2011-01-01

    The meiotic behavior of three tetraploid plants (2n=4x=36) originated from somatic chromosome duplication of sexually reproducing diploid plants of Brachiaria decumbens was evaluated. All the analyzed plants presented abnormalities related to polyploidy, such as irregular chromosome segregation, leading to precocious chromosome migration to the poles and micronuclei during both meiotic divisions. However, the abnormalities observed did not compromise the meiotic products which were characteri...

  6. Liming and plant aging influence on micronutrient uptake by Brachiaria decumbens forage

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    Armelin, Maria Jose A.; Saiki, Mitiko [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)], E-mail: marmelin@ipen.br; Primavesi, Odo; Primavesi, Ana C. [EMBRAPA, Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Centro de Pecuaria do Sudeste (CPPSE)], E-mail: odo@cppse.embrapa.br

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    Brachiaria decumbens is the main forage in pastures of several Brazilian regions. The effects of liming and plant age on micronutrient uptake by the forage of a degraded Brachiaria decumbens pasture under restoration process, were studied in Sao Carlos - SP, southeastern Brazil, under altitude tropical climate. Experimental design was a random block (100 m{sup 2}), with 6 replications and 3 treatments. Each block received the following treatment: 0 t/ha of limestone with NK; 2 t/ha of limestone applied on soil surface with NK and maintenance of 1 t/ha per annum; 8 t/ha of limestone applied once on soil surface with NK. Forage samples were collected 14 cm above soil surface, each 36 days in the rain season. Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) followed by gamma-ray spectrometry was the analytical method used to determine the micronutrient content. In some cases, Co Fe, Mn and Zn were negatively affected by increasing limestone doses. The opposite effect was observed for Cl. Decreases of Cl, Co and Mo uptake in forage were enhanced with plant aging. (author)

  7. Fotossensibilização e colangiopatia associada a cristais em ovinos em pastagem com Brachiaria decumbens Photosensitization and crystal associated cholangiopathy in sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens

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    Ricardo Antonio Amaral de Lemos

    1996-04-01

    birefringent crystals in the bile ducts and within hepatocytes of periportal áreas. Necrosis of the bile duct epithelium, periportal fibrosis with infiltration of inflammatory cells and bile duct proliferation were also observed. Groups of large cells with excentric nuclei and foamy eosinofilic cytoplasm werepresent in the periportal and centrilobular áreas. Numerous groups of such cells were also observed in the cortex and medulla of the hepatic lymph nodes. No couhtable amounts of spores of Pithomyces chartarum were observed in the samples from the pasture where the seep grazed; from 30 cultures isolated from these samples, only one produced sporidesmin. It is concluded that the toxicosis was due the ingestion of Brachiaria decumbens.

  8. Estoque de serapilheira e fertilidade do solo em pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens após implantação de leguminosas arbustivas e arbóreas forrageiras Soil litter stock and fertility after planting leguminous shrubs and forage trees on degraded signal grass pasture

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    André Barbosa Silva

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available As pastagens formam a base da pecuária brasileira; essas sofrem degradação em larga escala por deficiência de nitrogênio (N. O consórcio com leguminosas, além de fixar N, pode apresentar outros efeitos na fertilidade do solo como acidificação ou retirada de nutrientes de camadas mais profundas para as mais superficiais. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o estoque de serapilheira e a fertilidade do solo em pastagens degradadas de braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens, após implantar leguminosas arbustivas e arbóreas forrageiras. Para isso, uma amostragem foi realizada em março de 2010 em um experimento no campo, introduzindo pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens, em julho de 2008, com sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniifolia, leucena (Leucaena leucocephala, mororó (Bauhinia cheilantha e gliricídia (Gliricidia sepium, além de braquiária adubada e não adubada com N. As amostras de solo e serapilheira foram coletadas aos 0-10, 10-20 e 20-40 cm de profundidade, em três transectos, alternando pontos cobertos por gramíneas e leguminosas, totalizando sete amostras compostas por parcela para determinar pH, P, K, Ca, Mg e Al no solo, enquanto SB, t e m foram calculados. A serapilheira foi separada visualmente em leguminosas, gramíneas e materiais não identificados, em que foram utilizados para quantificação de matéria seca, matéria orgânica, N, P, C, fibra detergente ácido e lignina. A introdução das leguminosas aumentou os teores de N total na serapilheira e reduziu as relações C:N, com destaque para gliricídia e sabiá; entretanto, essa última apresentou elevados teores de lignina. Houve efeito significativo da cobertura por leguminosas, sem diferenças entre essas, para pH e K, na profundidade de 0-10 cm, e para Al e m, aos 10-20 cm de profundidade.Pastures are the fodder supply of Brazilian livestock, and are exhaustively degraded by nitrogen (N deficiency. Intercropping with legumes, aside from nitrogen fixation, may have

  9. Influence of limestone doses in the Manganese absorption by Brachiaria decumbens; Influencia da aplicacao de doses de calcario sobre a absorcao de manganes pela Brachiaria decumbens

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    Armelin, Maria Jose A.; Fulas, Paulo M.M.; Saiki, Mitiko [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: marmelin@ipen.br; Primavesi, Odo; Primavesi, Ana C. [Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisa de Pecuaria do Sudeste (EMBRAPA/CPPSE)]. E-mail: odo@cppse.embrapa.br

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    To restore a degraded pasture of Brachiaria decumbens, located in Sao Carlos - SP, Southeastern Brazil, under tropical climate, an experiment was carried out to study the influence of different methods of the limestone doses application on manganese absorption by the aboveground part of the forage, during 3 years of treatment. The experimental design was randomized block, with 6 replications and 8 treatments. The 100m{sup 2} blocks were established in the pasture. Each block received a sequence of limestone doses (0, 1, 2, 4, and 8 t/ha) applied on soil surface with NK and, 2 t/ha applied on soil surface with plus one annual application of 1t/ha and NK, 4t/ha buried in the soil with NK, 4t/ha applied on soil surface without NK. Forages samples were collected 14 cm above soil surface. Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) followed by gamma-ray spectrometry was the analytical method used to determine manganese content. The statistical analysis showed some significant variations of this element absorption by the plant with regard to the treatments, but anything that could compromise the mineral nutrition of forage. Moreover, the quality of forage for the animal feeding showed suitable agreement to manganese requirement. INAA showed that it can be an alternative option for agronomical researches that require the knowledge of the manganese concentration. (author)

  10. Consórcio de milho e Brachiaria decumbens em diferentes preparos de solo = Maize and Brachiaria decumbens under different soil tillage in farmingpasture integration

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    Simério Carlos Silva Cruz

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Preparos conservacionistas e sistemas de produção que visam à maximização sustentável do uso do solo e da água têm surgido como alternativas para regiões caracterizadas por períodos chuvosos relativamente curtos e temperaturas elevadas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o sistema de consorciação entre milho e Brachiaria decumbens que melhor se adapte às condições dafoclimáticas da região da Zona da Mata do Estado de Alagoas. Os tratamentos consistiram de um híbrido de milho BRS3150, cultivado nos sistemas: Preparo Convencional, Cultivo Mínimo e Semeadura Direta (BRS3150consorciado com Brachiaria decumbens. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos casualisados com parcelas subdivididas. Amostras de solo foram coletadas para análise química. Também foram avaliados os componentes da produção e produtividade de grãos de milho. Os diferentes preparos do solo e a presença de Brachiaria decumbens, no sistema de consócio com milho, não exerceram influência sobre os componentes da produção. Os resultados analisados permitem concluir que a presença da Brachiaria decumbens interferiu negativamente na produtividade dos grãos de milho, quando cultivado em sistema deconsórcio, e as maiores produtividades foram obtidas nos sistemas conservacionistas.Conservation tillage and production systems that aim to maximize soiland water use in a sustainable form have become alternatives for regions that have relatively short periods of rain and high temperatures. The objective of this research was to evaluate intercropping systems with maize and Brachiaria that have better adaptation to the edaphoclimatic conditions of the “Zona da Mata” region, state of Alagoas. The treatments consisted of a BRS 3150 hybrid of maize, cultivated in the following systems: Conventional Cropping, Minimum Cultivation and No-tillage (BRS 3150 intercropped with Brachiaria decumbens. The design used was randomized block with subdivided plots. Soil

  11. Intoxicação experimental por Brachiaria decumbens em ovinos confinados Experimental poisoning by Brachiaria decumbens in feedlot sheep

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    Klaus C. Saturnino

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado estudo experimental de intoxicação por Brachiaria decumbens em ovinos confinados que receberam apenas esta forrageira como alimento. Os animais foram avaliados em três períodos do ano, com duração de 60 dias cada. As análises incluíram exame clínico e amostras de sangue para mensuração da atividade sérica das enzimas gama glutamiltransferase e aspartato aminotransferase com o objetivo de avaliar sua importância e utilidade no diagnóstico de fotossensibilização hepatógena causada pela planta. Foram descritos ainda, achados de necropsia e histopatológicos. Dos vinte e quatro animais confinados, cinco morreram no primeiro período (fevereiro a abril, quatro no segundo (junho a agosto e dois no terceiro (outubro a dezembro, tendo como principais sinais clínicos anorexia, icterícia, fotofobia, dermatite leve, além de desidratação e apatia. Nos achados de necropsia foram constatados icterícia generalizada, vesícula biliar repleta e distendida, padrão lobular hepático evidente e, em dois casos, opacidade de córnea. As alterações microscópicas foram mais significativas no fígado com bilestase, tumefação e vacuolização de hepatócitos, sinusóides com macrófagos, proliferação de ductos e dúctulos biliares com infiltração linfocítica, que variaram na sua severidade conforme o tempo decorrido da ingestão da planta, além de imagens negativas de cristais no citoplasma de macrófagos presentes nos sinusóides hepáticos e no espaço periportal e cristais refringentes oticamente ativos, ocluindo a luz de ductos biliares. Os achados foram característicos de fotossensibilização hepatógena por B. decumbens, principalmente pela presença de fotofobia, mesmo quando os animais não apresentaram fotodermatite. O aumento da atividade sérica da gama glutamiltransferase teve alta correlação com a morte dos animais. O surgimento da elevação da atividade sérica de gama glutamiltransferase foi, em m

  12. Valor nutritivo de perfilhos e componentes morfológicos em pastos de capim-braquiária diferidos e adubados com nitrogênio Nutritive value of tillers and morphological components on deferred and nitrogen fertilized pastures of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o valor nutritivo de perfilhos e componentes morfológicos em pastos diferidos e adubados com nitrogênio de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk. Dois experimentos foram realizados em delineamento de blocos casualizados com três repetições e esquema de parcela subdivida. No primeiro experimento, foram realizadas combinações entre doses de nitrogênio (0, 40, 80 e 120 kg/ha com os componentes morfológicos (folha verde, colmo verde, folha morta e colmo morto ou com as categorias de perfilhos (vegetativo e reprodutivo do pasto. No segundo experimento, estudaram-se as combinações entre períodos de diferimento (73, 95 e 116 dias com categorias de perfilhos (vegetativo e reprodutivo. A adubação nitrogenada aumentou o percentual de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN nos colmos verdes e o teor de proteína bruta (PB nas folhas verdes e mortas e no colmo verde. Elevou também os percentuais de PB nos perfilhos vegetativos e reprodutivos, assim como o teor de FDN do perfilhos vegetativos. Maior período de diferimento causou acréscimo no percentual de FDN e redução no percentual de proteína bruta nos perfilhos vegetativos e reprodutivos. A dose de nitrogênio e o período de diferimento alteram o valor nutritivo dos componentes morfológicos e dos perfilhos dos pastos de B. decumbens cv. Basilisk. No diferimento da pastagem, ações de manejo que resultem em maiores percentuais de lâmina foliar verde e perfilho vegetativo no pasto contribuem para melhorar o valor nutritivo da forragem diferida.This work was carried out aiming to evaluate the nutritional value of tillers and the morphological components on deferred and nitrogen-fertilized pastures of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk. Two experiments were performed in randomized block designs with three repetitions and subdivided plot scheme. In the first experiment, combinations among nitrogen doses (0, 40, 80 and 120 kg/ha were performed

  13. Influência da localização das fezes nas características morfogênicas e estruturais e no acúmulo de forragem em pastos de capim-braquiária Influence of localization of feces on morphogenetic and structural characteristics and forage accumulation on Brachiaria decumbens pastures

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar as características morfogênicas e estruturais e o acúmulo de forragem em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens (capim-braquiária de acordo com a localização das fezes de bovinos. Foram avaliadas duas áreas da pastagem: próxima e distante das fezes. O delineamento foi em blocos casualizados, com três repetições. Foram marcados perfilhos no pasto para avaliação do comprimento de folhas e colmos. O aparecimento e a morte de folhas também foram registrados. A taxa de alongamento de colmo foi 80% maior e a taxa de alongamento foliar 23% maior nos perfilhos das áreas próximas das fezes. O filocrono também foi maior nos perfilhos (8,5 dias das áreas próximas às fezes em comparação àqueles de áreas distantes (7,7 dias. Não houve efeito da localização das fezes sobre a taxa de senescência foliar (0,39 cm/perfilho.dia e a duração de vida da folha (38 dias. O comprimento final da lâmina foliar foi 25% maior nos perfilhos localizados próximos às fezes. O número de folhas com desfolhação (1,3 folhas foi menor nas áreas próximas às fezes, contrariamente ao número de folhas mortas (2,8 folhas. O comprimento do pseudocolmo aumentou 73% com a proximidade das fezes. Os números de perfilhos vegetativos, mortos e total foram maiores nas áreas distantes das fezes. Maior taxa de crescimento total do capim-braquiária também ocorreu nas áreas próximas às fezes. A deposição de fezes bovinas modifica as características morfogênicas e a estrutura do pasto de B. decumbens. Nas regiões próximas às fezes, o fluxo de tecidos é mais intenso e o acúmulo de forragem é maior.The objective of this study is to evaluate morphogenetic and structural characteristics as well as forage accumulation on Brachiaria decumbens pastures according to the site of cattle feces. It was evaluated two grazing areas: near and far from the droppings. The design used was a random block design, with three replicates. Tillers were

  14. Hábito de pastejo de novilhas em pastagens bito do gênero Brachiaria = Grazing habits of heifers on pastures of Brachiaria genus

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    Anderson de Moura Zanine

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o comportamento de novilhas pastejando Brachiarias, em sistema de lotação contínua. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com duas espécies de gramíneas representando os tratamentos, cada um com cincorepetições. Foram utilizadas novilhas leiteiras, com peso vivo médio de 315 kg. O período experimental foi de 30 dias, sendo 20 para adaptação dos animais e 10 para avaliações, que consistiram de três, com duração de 24 horas cada, em intervalos de cinco dias. As novilhaspastejaram menos tempo no pasto de Brachiaria brizantha, com tempo de 10,56 horas, enquanto que o pastejo na Brachiaria decumbens foi de 11,51 horas. A quantidade de bocados por minuto foi menor para a Brachiaria decumbens, 31,27 horas, enquanto para a Brachiariabrizantha, as novilhas pastejaram com uma taxa de bocados de 37,72 bocados por minuto. As novilhas apresentam comportamento diferenciado nas gramíneas estudadas, elevando o tempo de pastejo na Brachiaria decumbens como forma de compensar um comportamento de pastejo mais seletivo.This work aimed to evaluate the grazing behavior of heifers on Brachiarias, in continuous stocking with variable stocking rates. The experimental design was completely randomized, with two pastures representing the treatments, each with five replications. Dairy heifers were used, with an average weight of 315 kg. The experiment lasted for 30 days, being 20 for adaptation of the animals and 10 for the three evaluations, each with a duration of 24 hours, in five-dayintervals. Heifers grazed less time on the pasture of Brachiaria brizantha (10.56 hours, while the grazing on Brachiaria decumbens lasted 11.51 hours. Nevertheless, there was no difference for total bites. Heifers presented different grazing on the evaluated pastures, increasing grazing time on Brachiaria decumbens to adjust for a more selective behavior.

  15. Nitrogen fertilization strategies, morphogenetic and structural features in Brachiaria decumbens deferred for 95 days

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    Fábio Andrade Teixeira

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim this work was to evaluate the morphogenic and structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens pastures to determine the most suitable nitrogen fertilization strategies, for pastures deferred for a period of 95 days. Four strategies of fertilization at the beginning and end of the summer (0-0, 100- 0, 50-50, 0-100 kg ha-1 N were studied, respectively, with four replications. The strategy of 100 kg ha-1 N applied at the end of the summer (0-100, followed the parceling strategy at the beginning and end of the summer (50-50 favored higher rates of leaf appearance and lower values of phyllochron. Greater rate of leaf elongation was observed for 0-100 strategy, resulting in 40% increase compared to pastures that were not fertilized. However, there was no effect of fertilization strategies on stem elongation rate, registering an average of 0.28 cm.dia-1. There was a higher blade:stem ratio for the stratum A (40 cm above the soil in all treatments, observing higher blade:stem ratio for strategies 0-100 and 50-50, at this stratum. There was no effect for the total number of leaves and final leaf length. However, greater stem lengths were observed in pastures with 0-100 fertilizer strategy, followed by the 50-50 strategy. The strategy of applying 100 kg ha-1 at the end of summer, followed by the strategy of 50 kg ha-1 nitrogen divided at the beginning and end of summer, promote greater influence on the morphogenic and structural traits, in pastures deferred for 95 days.

  16. Consumo, digestibilidade e parâmetros ruminais em tourinhos Limousin-Nelore, suplementados durante a seca em pastagem diferida de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf Intake, digestibility and ruminal parameters in young bulls Limousin-Nelore, supplemented during dry season in Brachiaria decumbens Stapf postponed pasture

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    Eduardo Destéfani Guimarães Santos

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de estudar a influência de concentrados com diferentes teores de energia sobre consumo, digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca, pH e concentração de amônia do líquido ruminal em cinco tourinhos F1 Limousin-Nelore, com 18 meses e 286 kg de peso médio, fistulados no esôfago e rúmen. Os animais foram mantidos em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens, durante a seca, e receberam apenas sal mineralizado, ou um dos tratamentos constituídos de 1,49% de mistura mineral completa, 1,99% uréia e diferentes proporções de milho quebrado, farelo de soja e farelo de trigo, com média de 24% de PB e diferentes teores de carboidratos não fibrosos e de fibra em detergente neutro. Os suplementos foram fornecidos em quantidades equivalentes, em matéria original, a 1% do peso vivo (PV. O consumo de matéria seca (CMS dos animais suplementados, média de 2,05% do PV (84,5 g MS/kg PV0,75, foi 42% maior que o CMS dos animais não suplementados, média de 1,44% do PV (57,7 g MS/kg PV0,75. O fornecimento de concentrados elevou em 55,4% a digestibilidade da MS e em 60,4% a concentração de energia digestível na dieta. O pH do líquido ruminal foi linear e negativamente influenciado pelo tratamento mais rico em milho quebrado, e linear e positivamente influenciado (PThe experiment was carried out to determine the supplements effects in the voluntary intake, digestibility, rumen pH and ammonia content of five 18 months old and 286 kg of live weight Nelore-Limousin young bulls, that received rumen and esophageal fistula. The treatments were: control, the animals received only mineral complex; and the others four were constituted by 1,49% of mineral complex, 1,99% of urea, and cracked corn, soybean meal and wheat bran different percentages. The treatments had 24% average crude protein, and non-fibrous carbohydrates and neutral detergent fiber different contents, and were provided on original matter basis, in amount

  17. Efeito alelopático de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens sobre o crescimento inicial de sete espécies de plantas cultivadas Allelopathic effects of Brachiaria decumbens on the initial development of seven crops

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    L.S. Souza

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho constou de sete experimentos, que foram conduzidos na Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, campus de Botucatu, UNESP, São Paulo, Brasil, com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos alelopáticos de Brachiaria decumbens, colhida em diferentes épocas, sobre o crescimento inicial de milho, arroz, trigo, soja, feijão, algodão e capim-braquiária (B. decumbens, bem como a dinâmica do nitrogênio no solo. A parte aérea de B. decumbens foi coletada durante as estações seca (outono-inverno e chuvosa (primavera-verão, em área de pastagem localizada no município de Botucatu-SP. A matéria seca triturada de B. decumbens foi incorporada ao solo dos vasos na proporção de 3% p/p. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, com cinco repetições. Contando-se a partir do transplante, o experimento foi conduzido por 21 dias para milho e feijão, 24 dias para soja e trigo, 28 dias para arroz e 30 dias para algodão e capim-braquiária. O crescimento dessas plantas foi reduzido com a adição de capim-braquiária para as duas épocas, sendo o próprio capim-braquiária o mais afetado. Os efeitos inibitórios foram mais intensos para capim-braquiária coletado na estação chuvosa. A incorporação da matéria seca da parte aérea de B. decumbens reduziu, significativamente, os teores de nitrato no solo, em todos os estudos realizados.This work consisted of seven experiments carried out at UNESP Botucatu-SP Brazil to evaluate the allelopathic effects of Brachiaria decumbens collected in different seasons on the initial growth of corn, rice, wheat, soybean, bean, cotton and B. decumbens and to evaluate nitrogen dynamics in the soil. The upper part of B. decumbens was collected during the dry and wet seasons in a pasture area located in the district of Botucatu-SP. The dry matter was ground and incorporated into the soil in 3% w/w. The experimental design was arranged in completely randomized plots with 5 replications

  18. Steroidal saponin concentrations in Brachiaria decumbens and B. brizantha at different developmental stages Concentrações de saponina esteroidal em diferentes fases do desenvolvimento de Brachiaria decumbens e B. brizantha

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    Karine Bonucielli Brum

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Brachiaria species contain steroidal saponins and are involved in outbreaks of hepatogenous photosensitization. This research presents the levels of a steroidal saponin, protodioscin, in the seeds and aerial parts of B. brizantha and B. decumbens during different developmental stages (growth, bloom, fructification and seed fall. The butanolic fraction of the ethanolic extract of each stage was submitted to thin layer chromatography (TLC and spectrophotometric analysis through the Ehrlich reagent in 515nm. The chromatograms in TLC of the butanolic fraction of B. brizantha and B. decumbens showed similar spots as the protodioscin standard. The estimated level of protodioscin isomers in B. brizantha and B. decumbens ranged from 0.5% to 2.1%, having the highest level at the end of their developmental stages during seed falling comparison with the previous one. Protodioscin was not detected in the seeds. Outbreaks of Brachiaria spp. poisoning in central Western Brazil are frequently observed in pastures that had been more than 30 days without animals grazing, and also during the growing or blooming stage of the pastures. Other saponin determinations in toxic and non toxic pastures are necessary to determine the saponin concentrations that cause intoxication.As Brachiaria spp contêm saponinas esteroidais envolvidas no desenvolvimento de fotossensibilizacão hepatógena. No presente trabalho foram determinados os teores da saponina esteroidal protodioscina nas partes aéreas de B. brizantha e B. decumbens, durante as diferentes fases do desenvolvimento (crescimento, floração, frutificação e queda das sementes e nas sementes. A fração butanólica do extrato etanólico de cada fase foi submetida à cromatografia de camada delgada (CCD e à análise espectrofotométrica por meio do reagente de Ehrlich em 515nm. Os cromatogramas em CCD da fração butanólica de B. brizantha e B. decumbens, de cada fase do desenvolvimento, apresentaram manchas

  19. Crystal-associated cholangiopathy in sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens containing the saponin protodioscin Colangiopatia associada a cristais em ovinos alimentados com Brachiaria decumbens que contém a saponina protodioscina

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    Karine B. Brum

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available An outbreak of hepatogenous photosensitization is reported in a flock of 28 sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens in Mato Grosso do Sul State, Central-Western Brazil. Seven lambs and an adult sheep were affected and 6 of them died. Two surviving affected lambs and one lamb without clinical signs had increased serum values of gamma glutamyltransferase, bilirubin, and cholesterol. In two adult unaffected sheep those parameters were within normal values. An adult sheep submitted to necropsy presented moderate body condition, unilateral corneal opacity, drying of the muzzle, moderate jaundice, increased lobular pattern of the liver, and a distended gallbladder. Histological lesions were epithelial degeneration, necrosis, and hyperplasia of small bile ducts. Mild amounts of foamy macrophages were observed, mainly in the centroacinar zone. Diffuse swelling and vacuolation were observed in hepatocytes. Crystal negative images were found within bile ducts, foamy macrophages, and the lumen of some renal tubules. The heart showed multifocal areas of degeneration and necrosis of the muscle fibers. Pasture samples (Brachiaria decumbens contained 2.36% of protodioscin. No Pithomyces chartarum spores were found in the pasture. Samples from a similar neighboring B. decumbens pasture grazed by cattle without photosensitization contained 1.63% of protodioscin isomers. Outbreaks of photosensitization caused by Brachiaria spp. are common in cattle in the Brazilian Cerrado (savanna with about 51 million hectares of Brachiaria spp pastures. Sheep farming has been recently developed in this region, and the number of sheep is increasing significantly. Because sheep are more susceptible than cattle to lithogenic saponins, poisoning by Brachiaria should be an important limiting factor for the sheep industry.Um surto de fotossensibilização hepatógena é descrito em um rebanho de 28 ovinos mantidos em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens no Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, regi

  20. Redução da interferência de Brachiaria decumbens na formação de pastagem com Penisetum purpureum através de herbicidas Reduction of Brachiaria decumbens interference on Pennisetum purpureum pasture establishment through herbicides

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    W. Silva

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available A tolerância da gramínea forrageira capim-elefante a herbicidas aplicados isoladamente ou em misturas entre si, aplicados em condições de pré e pós-emergência da forrageira, bem como a eficiência desses produtos no controle de B. decumbens e outras espécies de plantas daninhas, foram avaliadas em dois experimentos. Os herbicidas aplicados no experimento conduzido em condições de pré-emergência do capim-elefante, com as respectivas doses em kg ha-1, foram: metolachlor (1,152; 2,304; e 3,456, oxyfluorfen (0,48; 0,96 e 1,44 e a formulação comercial de atrazine + metolachlor (1,25; 2,50; e 3,75, três repetições. Os herbicidas aplicados no experimento instalado em condições de pós-emergência da forrageira, com as respectivas doses em kg ha-1,foram: ametryne (1,25; 2,50; e 3,75 e oxyfluorfen (0,48; 0,96; e 1,44, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em blocos ao acaso; sendo que, em ambos os experimentos foram adicionadas as testemunhas (capinada e sem capina, e os cultivares de capim-elefante utilizados em ambos os experimentos foram Cameroon e Pioneiro. A aplicação dos herbicidas em pré-emergência da forrageira foi feita um dia após o plantio com solo úmido; no experimento em pós-emergência do capim-elefante os herbicidas foram aplicados sobre o topo das plantas da cultura forrageira, aos 20 dias após a emergência. Metolachlor e atrazine + metolachlor, em pré-emergência, foram seletivos para os dois cultivares testados. O oxyfluorfen, até 0,96 kg ha-1, foi seletivo para a cultura forrageira nas aplicações tanto em pré- como em pós-emergência. O ametryne, em pós-emergência, também foi seletivo aos cultivares na dose inferior a 2,50 kg ha-1. B. decumbens e B. brizantha foram eficientemente controladas (90,9% em pré-emergência, exceto na menor dose de metolachlor e atrazine + metolachlor. O controle das dicotiledôneas atingiu 85% com metolachlor, atrazine + metolachlor e oxyfluorfen

  1. Períodos de interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura da cana-de-açúcar: II - capim-braquiária (brachiaria decumbens Interference periods of weeds in the sugarcane crop: II - brachiaria decumbens

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    M.A. Kuva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi conduzido em Olímpia-SP, com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos de períodos de convivência e controle das plantas daninhas na produtividade da cultura da cana-de-açúcar. A cana foi plantada em maio de 1995, sendo colhida 15 meses após; a cultura anterior havia sido pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens e, em conseqüência, esta espécie foi a principal planta daninha presente na área experimental. Essa época de plantio é caracterizada por grande deficiência hídrica; mesmo assim, a população de B. decumbens tendeu a apresentar acúmulo crescente de biomassa seca durante todo o período de avaliação. Esse comportamento proporcionou intensa interferência na cultura da cana-de-açúcar, ocasionando 82% de redução na produtividade de colmos. A cultura pôde conviver com a comunidade infestante até 89 dias após o plantio (DAP, sem sofrer redução significativa na produtividade. O período mínimo de controle, para assegurar a máxima produtividade, foi de 138 DAP. Dessa forma, o controle das plantas daninhas foi crítico no período compreendido entre 89 e 138 DAP.A field trial was carried out in Olímpia, São Paulo, Brazil, to evaluate the effects of different periods of weed control on sugarcane yield. In the year before, the field was a Brachiaria decumbens pasture and, for this reason, this grass was the major population in the weed community. Sugarcane was planted on May 1995, at the beginning of the dry season. Despite this constraint, dry matter accumulation in B. decumbens population increased during the whole evaluated period. Thus, its interference in sugarcane plants was very strong, leading to an 82% reduction in the crop yield. Sugarcane plants could grow along with the weed community up to 89 days, without significant productivity reduction. A minimal weed control period of 138 days was required to assure maximum sugarcane productivity. The critical period for weed control was between 89 and 138 days

  2. Estimativa da área foliar de plantas daninhas: Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. e Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. Stapf Leaf area estimative in weeds Brachiaria decumbens Stapf and Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. Stapf

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    Silvano Bianco

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de obter uma equação que, através de parâmetros lineares dimensionais das folhas, permita a estimativa da área foliar de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. e Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. Stapf., estudaram-se correlações entre a área foliar real (Sf e parâmetros dimensionais do limbo foliar, como o comprimento ao longo da nervura principal (C e a largura máxima (L, perpendicular à nervura principal. Todas as equações, exponenciais, geométricas ou lineares simples, permitiram boas estimativas da área foliar. Do ponto de vista prático, sugere-se optar pela equação linear simples envolvendo o produto C x L, considerando o coeficiente linear igual a zero. Desse modo, a estimativa da área foliar de B. decumbens pode ser feita pela fórmula Sf = 0,9810 x (C x L, ou seja, 98,10% do produto entre o comprimento ao longo da nervura principal e a largura máxima, enquanto que, para a B. brizantha a estimativa da área foliar pode ser feita pela fórmula SF = 0,7468 x (C x L, ou seja 74,68% do produto entre o comprimento ao longo da nervura principal e a largura máxima da folha.In order to obtain equations which make feasible the leaf area estiomate from linear measures of the leaf blade, correlation studies were done involving the real leaf blade area and main vein leaf lenght (C, maximum leaf width (L and C*L. All the equations, linear, geometric and exponential, provide good leaf area estimate for both species. In the practical sense, it is suggested the use of the simple linear equation of the regression model using the C*L parameter and taking the linear coefficient equal zero. Then, the Brachiaria decumbens leaf area can be estimate using the equation Sf = 0,9810 (C*L and the Brachiaria brizantha by using the equation Sf = 0,7468*(C*L.

  3. Fontes de energia em suplementos múltiplos de auto-regulação de consumo na recria de novilhos mestiços em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens durante o período das águas Energy sources in multiple supplements of self-feed of growing crossbred steers at pastures of Brachiaria Decumbens in wet season

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    Mário Fonseca Paulino

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito de diferentes fontes energéticas em suplementos múltiplos de auto-regulação de consumo sobre o ganho médio diário (GMD, ganho de peso total (GPT, pH e a concentração de amônia ruminal em novilhos recriados em pastejo no período das águas. Foram avaliados suplementos contendo grão de milho moído (GMM, milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo (MDPS, sorgo moído (SM e tratamento controle (mistura mineral - MM. Utilizaram-se 16 novilhos mestiços Holandês-Zebu, não-castrados, com 12 meses de idade e peso médio inicial de 265 kg para avaliar o desempenho. Os parâmetros ruminais foram obtidos utilizando-se quatro novilhos mestiços Holandês-Zebu fistulados no rúmen. O pH do líquido ruminal variou de 6,43 a 6,62 (média de 6,55, não sendo influenciado pelas quantidades de sal e de suplemento consumidas. As concentrações de amônia foram de 9,61; 25,71; 24,45 e 26,04 mg/dL, respectivamente para os tratamentos MM, GMM, MDPS, SM. Não se verificou diferença entre os tratamentos, contudo o suplemento MDPS proporcionou ganhos adicionais em torno de 220 g/animal/dia. Maiores concentrações de amônia ruminal foram observadas nos animais suplementados.The effect of different energy sources in multiple supplements of self-feed on the average daily gain (ADG, total weight gain (TWG, pH and ruminal ammonia concentration of steers grazed at pasture in the wet season was evaluated. Treatments were supplements containing ground corn grain (GCG, corn, ears and cob (CEC, ground sorghum (GS and control treatment (mineral mix - MM. Sixteen crossbreed steers with initial age and weight of 12 months old and 265 kg were used. Ruminal parameters were obtained from four crossbreed steers fistulated in the rumen. The pH values ranged from 6.43 to 6.62, with an average of 6.55 not having effect for the amounts of salt and supplement consumed. Concentrations were 9.61, 25.71, 24.45 and 26.04 mg/dL, respectively, for MM, GCG

  4. Allelopathic evidence in Brachiaria decumbens and its potential to invade the Brazilian Cerrados

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    Elizabeth Gorgone Barbosa

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to look for evidence of allelochemicals in B. decumbens, in parts of the plant from where they could easily be released to the environment. The germination inhibition of Phalaris canariensis, Lactuca sativa (standard species and Melinis minutiflora, another invasive African grass, was tested using B. decumbens germinating seeds and aqueous leachates of the roots, green and senescent leaves, at 5, 10 and 20% w/v. Both the germinating seeds and the aqueous leachates of B. decumbens reduced the germination of the species tested; the effectiveness of the aqueous leachates increased according to concentration. Apparently, the competitive advantage of B. decumbens in the cerrados could be amplified via allelopathy.Invasão biológica é uma das maiores causas atuais da perda de biodiversidade. Várias espécies que se tornam invasoras produzem substâncias fitotóxicas que aumentam sua capacidade competitiva; assim, a alelopatia é uma estratégia capaz de potencializar o sucesso de invasão. Brachiaria decumbens, uma gramínea africana, invadiu os cerrados brasileiros e representa, atualmente, uma séria ameaça à biota regional. Neste ensaio, verificamos a presença de aleloquímicos em partes de B. decumbens das quais poderiam ser facilmente liberados para o ambiente. Testamos a inibição da germinação de Phalaris canariensis, Lactuca sativa (espécies padrão e Melinis minutiflora (outra gramínea africana invasora usando sementes de B. decumbens e soluções aquosas lixiviadas de suas raízes, folhas verdes e folhas senescentes, a 5, 10 e 20% de peso do material por volume de água. Tanto as sementes como as soluções lixiviadas de decumbens reduziram a germinação das outras espécies; a eficiência dos lixiviados aumentou de acordo com a concentração da solução. Acreditamos que a grande vantagem competitiva de B. decumbens no cerrado possa ser amplificada pela alelopatia.

  5. Chelate-induced phytoextraction of metal polluted soils with Brachiaria decumbens.

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    Santos, Fabiana S; Hernández-Allica, Javier; Becerril, José M; Amaral-Sobrinho, Nelson; Mazur, Nelson; Garbisu, Carlos

    2006-09-01

    Chelate-induced phytoextraction with high biomass plant species has been proposed for the clean-up of heavy metal polluted soils. In the current work, the effect of the application of two different chelating agents, i.e. EDTA and EDDS, on the metal phytoextraction capacity of Brachiaria decumbens was studied. Although EDTA was, in general, more effective in soil metal solubilization, EDDS, a chelate less harmful to the environment, was more efficient inducing metal accumulation in B. decumbens shoots than EDTA. Indeed, in a moderately heavy metal polluted soil, EDDS caused a 2.54, 2.74 and 4.30-fold increase in Cd, Zn, and Pb shoot metal concentration, respectively, as compared to control plants. In this same soil, EDTA caused a 1.77, 1.11 and 1.87-fold increase in Cd, Zn, and Pb shoot metal concentration, respectively, as compared to control plants. EDDS was also more effective than EDTA in stimulating the translocation of metals from roots to shoots. B. decumbens plants were able to grow in the metal polluted soils showing no visible symptoms of phytotoxicity, which suggests their metal tolerance. Finally, B. decumbens, a fast-growing, high biomass, aluminum tolerant plant species, that has a well-established agronomic system, fulfills most of the requirements for chemically-induced phytoextraction.

  6. CRECIMIENTO DE Brachiaria decumbens Stapf Y Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst EN SUELOS SULFATADOS ÁCIDOS DE CÓRDOBA

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    Enrique Combatt C; Alfredo Jarma O; Libardo Maza A

    2008-01-01

    Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto químico de dosis de cal en suelos sulfatados ácidos (SSA) y las respuestas fisiológicas de Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst y Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Materiales y métodos. El trabajo se desarrolló durante 2006 en suelos sulfatados ácidos de la finca “El Deseo” (Ciénaga de Oro - Córdoba), donde se aplicaron 3, 6 y 9 toneladas de cal agrícola por hectárea y se establecieron dos especies de pasto, Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst (pasto estrella) y Brachiaria decumbens ...

  7. Soil bulk density and biomass partitioning of Brachiaria decumbens in a silvopastoral system Densidade do solo e partição de biomassa de Brachiaria decumbens em um sistema silvopastoril

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    Domingos Sávio Campos Paciullo

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Shade in silvopastoral systems improves the thermal comfort of animals, but it may also affect the pasture productivity and can contribute to soil compaction in the shaded areas due to the increase in the number of animals looking for comfort. The effect of grazing at various distances from tree rows (under the tree canopy, at 6 and at 12 m away from the trees on the soil bulk density and on the aerial and root biomass of Brachiaria decumbens was evaluated in both the dry and the rainy seasons. The study was carried out on an Orthic Ferralsol in a randomized block design with two replications. Tree rows were composed of Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mangium species, and the paddocks were submitted to a rotational stocking management, using Holstein (Bos taurus × Zebu (Bos indicus heifers. The shade intensity in the pasture decreased with an increasing distance from the tree row. Soil bulk density did not vary with the distance from the tree row, but varied seasonally, being greater in the rainy season (1.47 g cm-3 than in the dry season (1.28 g cm-3. Green forage and root mass, expressed as dry matter, were lower under the tree canopy and were greater in the rainy season. There were decreases of 22.3 and 41.4% in the aerial and root biomasses, respectively, in the tree rows. The greatest shoot/root ratio for B. decumbens under moderate and intensive shading indicates a modification in the forage biomass allocation pattern that favours the aerial development in detriment of the root system.O sombreamento em sistemas silvipastoris concorre para o conforto térmico dos animais; no entanto pode afetar a produção do pasto e contribuir para a compactação do solo, pelo aumento da concentração de animais nas áreas sombreadas. Avaliou-se o efeito da distância do renque de árvores (sob a copa das árvores, 6 e 12 m de distancia das árvores na densidade do solo e na biomassa aérea e de raízes de Brachiaria decumbens, nas épocas seca e chuvosa

  8. Avaliação de marcadores e modelos matemáticos para o estudo das cinéticas de trânsito e de degradação ruminal em novilhos mantidos em pastagem de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Evaluation of markers and mathematical models to study passage and ruminal degradation kinetics in steers grazing signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. pasture

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    Virgínia Mendes Cipriano Lira

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available As cinéticas de passagem de partículas e de fluidos foram estudadas em novilhos mantidos em pastagem de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf.. Foram feitas análises de variância em um delineamento em blocos casualizados, discriminando-se os efeitos de estação (seca e chuvosa e de bloco (animais compondo as parcelas. As duas primeiras análises foram realizadas com base no efeito de marcador de fase sólida (cromo, itérbio e európio na primeira e de um modelo matemático na segunda, compondo as subparcelas. Na cinética de fluidos, a análise de variância foi feita com os mesmos efeitos descritos para as parcelas e os modelos matemáticos compondo as subparcelas. Os modelos também foram comparados por meio de análise de resíduos. O modelo multicompartimental foi o que melhor se ajustou aos dados observados e o cromo mordente, o que melhor representou o fluxo das partículas, estimando-se taxas de passagem de 0,0283 e 0,0521 h-1 para os períodos de seca e de chuvas, respectivamente. Os dados da cinética de fluidos foram melhor ajustados pelo modelo exponencial, registrando-se taxas de passagem de 0,1183; 0,0947 e 0,1342 h-1 para os meses de julho, setembro e janeiro, respectivamente. Na cinética de degradação ruminal, as estações (chuvosa e seca foram dispostas em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, em delineamento de blocos casualizados, de modo que as estações foram distribuídas nas parcelas e as estimativas dos parâmetros obtidas pelo ajuste de diferentes modelos matemáticos nas subparcelas. A matéria seca da forragem apresentou degradabilidade efetiva de 327 e 279 gkg-1 para os períodos chuvoso e seco, com perfil de degradação da MS adequadamente descrito pelo modelo de crescimento assintótico de primeira ordem. Na degradação da fibra, os modelos matemáticos de melhor ajuste foram os de crescimento assintótico de primeira ordem corrigido para o período de latência discreta e seu recíproco. A

  9. A Parthenogenesis Gene Candidate and Evidence for Segmental Allopolyploidy in Apomictic Brachiaria decumbens.

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    Worthington, Margaret; Heffelfinger, Christopher; Bernal, Diana; Quintero, Constanza; Zapata, Yeny Patricia; Perez, Juan Guillermo; De Vega, Jose; Miles, John; Dellaporta, Stephen; Tohme, Joe

    2016-07-01

    Apomixis, asexual reproduction through seed, enables breeders to identify and faithfully propagate superior heterozygous genotypes by seed without the disadvantages of vegetative propagation or the expense and complexity of hybrid seed production. The availability of new tools such as genotyping by sequencing and bioinformatics pipelines for species lacking reference genomes now makes the construction of dense maps possible in apomictic species, despite complications including polyploidy, multisomic inheritance, self-incompatibility, and high levels of heterozygosity. In this study, we developed saturated linkage maps for the maternal and paternal genomes of an interspecific Brachiaria ruziziensis (R. Germ. and C. M. Evrard) × B. decumbens Stapf. F1 mapping population in order to identify markers linked to apomixis. High-resolution molecular karyotyping and comparative genomics with Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv provided conclusive evidence for segmental allopolyploidy in B. decumbens, with strong preferential pairing of homologs across the genome and multisomic segregation relatively more common in chromosome 8. The apospory-specific genomic region (ASGR) was mapped to a region of reduced recombination on B. decumbens chromosome 5. The Pennisetum squamulatum (L.) R.Br. PsASGR-BABY BOOM-like (psASGR-BBML)-specific primer pair p779/p780 was in perfect linkage with the ASGR in the F1 mapping population and diagnostic for reproductive mode in a diversity panel of known sexual and apomict Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb. and P. maximum Jacq. germplasm accessions and cultivars. These findings indicate that ASGR-BBML gene sequences are highly conserved across the Paniceae and add further support for the postulation of the ASGR-BBML as candidate genes for the apomictic function of parthenogenesis.

  10. HEPATIC LESIONS IN CATTLE GRAZING ON Brachiaria Decumbens IN MESETAS, META (COLOMBIA

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    J. A. Caicedo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available e n la Orinoquía colombiana hay una considerable cantidad de ganado bovino que se alimenta predominantemente de Brachiaria spp. s in embargo, se ha reconocido que esta pastura puede ocasionar daño hepático y posterior fotosensibilización en rumiantes, por las saponinas esteroidales que contiene. Con el propósito de evaluar las lesiones hepáticas en ganado bovino procedente de los Llanos Orientales colombianos, se to - maron y procesaron, mediante técnicas histológicas de rutina, muestras de hígado de los lóbulos derecho e izquierdo, así como de la entrada de la vena porta de cinco toros clínicamente sanos. Las principales lesiones observadas en estos tejidos fueron colangiohepatitis mononuclear, macrófagos espumosos, acumulación moderada de pigmentos biliares, muerte de hepatocitos, hepatocitos binucleados, moderada hiperplasia de ductos biliares y múltiples focos de fibrosis leve en áreas periportales, que fueron corroborados por tinción tricrómica de Masson. e stas lesiones se distribuyeron predominantemente en la entrada de la vena porta y se localizaron con frecuencia en la entrada de la región periportal. d ado que estas lesiones se atribuyen comúnmente al consumo de Brachiaria decumbens, y estaban presentes en animales clínicamente sanos exclusivamente alimentados con esta pastura, se concluye que las lesiones aquí encontradas fueron causadas por la Brachiaria decumbens. Se sugiere ampliar este estudio involucrando más bovinos, granjas y municipios.

  11. Qualidade do Feno de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Submetido ao Tratamento com Amônia Anidra ou Uréia Quality of Ammoniated Brachiaria decumbens Hay

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    Leonardo de Oliveira Fernandes

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido na fazenda Pedrões, no município de Uberaba-MG, para avaliar a qualidade do feno de Brachiaria decumbens enfardado após a queda de sementes. Os fenos foram submetidos aos seguintes tratamentos: feno não tratado, feno tratado com amônia anidra (3,0% NH3 na MS, feno tratado com uréia (5,0% na MS. A composição química, a digestibilidade dos fenos e o desempenho de novilhos foram avaliados usando um delineamento em blocos completos casualisados com três tratamentos e seis repetições. A amonização utilizando NH3 ou uréia aumentou o conteúdo de proteína bruta e a DIVMS. O tratamento com NH3 reduziu os conteúdos de FDN e FDA, e a aplicação de uréia reduziu os conteúdos de hemicelulose e lignina. A amonização não afetou os valores de nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente neutro e nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido. Novilhos recebendo feno de brachiaria e farelo de soja (1,08 kg/dia de MS, feno tratado com amônia e milho grão (1,14 kg/dia de MS e feno tratado com uréia e milho grão (1,14 kg/dia de MS apresentaram consumo de MS de 1,97; 2,23 e 1,90% do peso vivo e ganhos de peso de 0,60; 0,53 e 0,37 kg/dia, e conversão alimentar 10,8; 12,8 e 16,9 kg MS/kg de ganho de peso, respectivamente.The experiment was conducted at farm Pedrões of the F.C. Agropecuária, located in Uberaba-MG to evaluate the quality of Brachiaria decumbens hays harvested after seed ripening. The hays were submitted to the following treatments: control, anhydrous ammonia (3.0% NH3 in the DM, and urea (5.0% in the DM. The chemical composition, digestibility hays and the performance of steers were evaluated using a complete randomized block design with three treatments and six replications. The ammoniation either with NH3 or urea increased the CP content and the IVDMD. The NH3 treatment reduced the contents of NDF and ADF, and the urea application reduced the contents of hemicellulose and lignin. The ammoniation did not

  12. EMERGENCY BRACHIARIA DECUMBENS A FUNCTION OF DEPTH OF SEEDS IN SOIL PROFILE

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    SILVA, Adilson Ferreira

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The grass B. decumbens is the most cultivated pasture establishment in Brazil pastures and on areas used for other crops is amongst the more undesired weeds, due to hard control and rusticity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effects of sowing depths on B. decumbens emergence. The tests were performed on green house using the following sowing depths (0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 e 10.0 cm. From 7.0 cm deep occurred significant emergence speed index (SEI and seedlings emergence percentage (%ESI reduction. In assessing the ability of germination of B. decumbens occurred suppression effect of germination in greater depth evaluated, while the other depths were tested emergency plan, with lower occurrence between 5 and 7 cm and topsoil. Layers between 0.5 and 2.5 cm larger plants des emergency occurred. A gramínea B. decumbens é a mais cultivada em formação de pastagens no Brasil, em áreas onde são utilizadas para outros cultivos torna-se uma das plantas daninhas mais indesejadas, devido o seu difícil controle e rusticidade. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi determinar a emergência das plântulas de B. decumbens em profundidades de semeadura. Os ensaios foram realizados em casa de vegetação com as seguintes profundidades de semeadura (0,0; 0,5; 1,0; 1,5; 2,0; 2,5; 3,0; 4,0; 5,0; 6,0; 7,0; 8,0; 9,0 e 10,0 cm. A partir de 7,0 cm de profundidade ocorreu redução significativa no índice de velocidade de emergência (IVE e na porcentagem de emergência das plântulas (%ESI de B. decumbens. Na avaliação da habilidade de germinação da B. decumbens ocorreu efeito de supressão da germinação na maior profundidade avaliada, enquanto que, as demais profundidades testadas ocorreram emergência da planta, com menor ocorrencia entre 5 e 7 cm e na camada superficial do solo. Nas camadas entre 0,5 e 2,5 cm ocorreu maior emergência des plantas.

  13. Características Agronômicas, Massa de Forragem e Valor Nutritivo de Brachiaria decumbens em Sistema Silvipastoril Agronomics Characteristics, Forage Mass and Nutritional Value of Brachiaria decumbens in a Silvopastoral System

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    Carlos Renato Tavares Castro

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    Avaliaram-se os efeitos de três porcentagens de sombreamento (0, 29% e 45%, proporcionado pelas leguminosas arbóreas Acacia angustissima, A. mangium, A. auriculiformis, Albizia lebbek e Gliricidia sepium, sobre características agronômicas, e o valor nutritivo do pasto de Brachiaria decumbens, durante o inverno, a primavera e o verão. Foi adotado o delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, com três repetições. O sombreamento influenciou positivamente a massa de forragem, na primavera e no verão. No inverno, a maior massa de forragem foi obtida sob sol pleno. Os teores de proteína bruta aumentaram com o sombreamento, na primavera, mas não se modificaram em função das porcentagens de sombra, no inverno e no verão. Pelo produto da massa de forragem e o teor de proteína bruta, obtiveram-se as quantidades de proteína bruta por área, que foram maiores sob sombreamento mais intenso, na primavera e no verão. Os teores de fibra em detergente neutro e a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca não apresentaram tendência consistente com as porcentagens de sombreamento, em função da forte interação deste tratamento com a estação do ano.

     

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    The agronomic traits and nutritive value of Brachiaria decumbens pasture were evaluated under three shade percentages (0.29% and 45%, provided by leguminous trees (Acacia angustissima, A. mangium, A. auriculiformis, Albizia lebbek e Gliricidia sepium, during winter, spring and summer seasons. The experimental design was randomized blocks, with three replications. The forage mass was positively influenced by shading, in spring and summer seasons. In winter, the higher forage mass was observed in full sunlight condition. The values of crude protein increased in spring with shading, but did not vary with shade percentage in winter and summer seasons. The crude protein quantity per area, obtained by product between forage mass and crude protein

  14. SISTEMAS DE MANEJO DO SOLO: SOJA [Glycine max (L.] CONSORCIADA COM Brachiaria decumbens (STAPF SOIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: SOYBEAN [Glycine max (L.] INTERCROPPED WITH Brachiaria decumbens (STAPF

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    Emanuel da Silva Barros

    2011-01-01

    vagem, número de grãos por planta, massa de 1.000 grãos e produtividade; e 2 B. decumbens: composição química das plantas, além do acúmulo de matéria seca, em cinco épocas de amostragens. Os sistemas de manejo do solo influenciaram o estande de plantas e a concentração de P, Cu, Fe e Zn, na soja, além do S, na Brachiaria decumbens. O sistema plantio direto apresentou maior produtividade de grãos e produção de fitomassa de B. decumbens, nas condições edafoclimáticas de Rio Largo (AL.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Plantio direto; integração lavoura-pecuária; cultivo mínimo.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different soil management systems on the soybean yield components intercropped or not with Brachiaria

  15. Chromosome numbers and meiotic analysis in the pre-breeding of Brachiaria decumbens (Poaceae)

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    Gléia Cristina Laverde Ricci; Alice Maria De Souza-Kaneshima; Mariana Ferrari Felismino; Andrea Beatriz Mendes-Bonato; Maria Suely Pagliarini; Cacilda Borges Do Valle

    2011-08-01

    A total of 44 accessions of Brachiaria decumbens were analysed for chromosome count and meiotic behaviour in order to identify potential progenitors for crosses. Among them, 15 accessions presented $2n = 18$; 27 accessions, $2n = 36$; and 2 accessions, $2n = 45$ chromosomes. Among the diploid accessions, the rate of meiotic abnormalities was low, ranging from 0.82% to 7.93%. In the 27 tetraploid accessions, the rate of meiotic abnormalities ranged from 18.41% to 65.83%. The most common meiotic abnormalities were related to irregular chromosome segregation, but chromosome stickiness and abnormal cytokinesis were observed in low frequency. All abnormalities can compromise pollen viability by generating unbalanced gametes. Based on the chromosome number and meiotic stability, the present study indicates the apomictic tetraploid accessions that can act as male genitor to produce interspecific hybrids with B. ruziziensis or intraspecific hybrids with recently artificially tetraploidized accessions.

  16. Chromosome numbers and meiotic analysis in the pre-breeding of Brachiaria decumbens (Poaceae).

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    Ricci, Gléia Cristina Laverde; De Souza-Kaneshima, Alice Maria; Felismino, Mariana Ferrari; Mendes-Bonato, Andrea Beatriz; Pagliarini, Maria Suely; Do Valle, Cacilda Borges

    2011-08-01

    A total of 44 accessions of Brachiaria decumbens were analysed for chromosome count and meiotic behaviour in order to identify potential progenitors for crosses. Among them, 15 accessions presented 2n = 18; 27 accessions, 2n = 36; and 2 accessions, 2n = 45 chromosomes. Among the diploid accessions, the rate of meiotic abnormalities was low, ranging from 0.82% to 7.93%. In the 27 tetraploid accessions, the rate of meiotic abnormalities ranged from 18.41% to 65.83%. The most common meiotic abnormalities were related to irregular chromosome segregation, but chromosome stickiness and abnormal cytokinesis were observed in low frequency. All abnormalities can compromise pollen viability by generating unbalanced gametes. Based on the chromosome number and meiotic stability, the present study indicates the apomictic tetraploid accessions that can act as male genitor to produce interspecific hybrids with B. ruziziensis or intraspecific hybrids with recently artificially tetraploidized accessions.

  17. PRODUÇÃO E COMPOSIÇÃO QUÍMICA DA Brachiaria brizantha E Brachiaria decumbens SUBMETIDAS A DIFERENTES ADUBAÇÕES PRODUCTION AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF Brachiaria brizantha AND Brachiaria decumbens SUBMITTED TO DIFFERENT FERTILIZATION

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    Neusete Maria da Silva Patês

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar a produção e a composição química de dois cultivares de braquiária com diferentes adubações. Instalou-se o experimento em casa de vegetação no Campus Juvino Oliveira pertencente à UESB, localizado na cidade de Itapetinga, BA. O ensaio foi desenvolvido em esquema fatorial 2x5, sendo dois cultivares de Brachiaria (B. brizantha cv. marandu e B. decumbens cv. basilisk e cinco adubações (sem adubo, N, P, NP e NK, mediante a utilização de 50 kg.ha-1 de P, 30 kg.ha-1 de K e 300 kg.ha-1 de N como nutrientes. O delineamento adotado foi inteiramente ao acaso, com quatro repetições. Utilizaram-se vasos plásticos com 30 cm de diâmetro por 22 cm de altura e capacidade de 10 dm3. Efetuaram-se três coletas de amostras da parte aérea, sendo cada período correspondente a 28 dias de crescimento da planta. Procedeu-se à coleta dessas amostras e secagem destas em estufa, sendo depois moídas a 1 mm. Posteriormente, fez-se uma amostra composta. Os resultados demonstram que a interação entre os cultivares e a adubação foi significativa para produção de massa seca da parte aérea e cinzas. O cultivar basilisk mostrou-se superior em relação ao cultivar marandu na maioria das variáveis analisadas. Os valores encontrados para a composição química dos cultivares em estudo estão de acordo com os valores tabelados para gramíneas com rebrota de 28 dias.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Baquiária, proteína bruta, raízes. The objective of this work was to evaluate the production and chemical composition of two cultivates of Brachiaria with different fertilizations. The experiment was installed in a green house at Juvino Oliveira Campus of UESB, in Itapeting, BA. The assay was conducted in a 2x5 factorial scheme, being two cultivates of Brachiaria (B. brizantha cv. marandu and B. decumbens cv. basilisk and five fertilizations (without fertilizer, P, N, NP and NK. The quantity of nutrients used was 50 kg

  18. Desenvolvimento ponderal de bezerras desmamadas em pastejo de Brachiaria decumbens com suplementação protéica e energética Ponderal performances of calves grazing Brachiaria decumbens and supplemented with protein and energetic diets

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    José Luiz Viana Coutinho Filho

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliado o efeito da suplementação a pasto, com concentrados fornecidos durante o ano (períodos de seca e águas, sobre o desenvolvimento ponderal de bezerras desmamadas. Foram utilizadas 36 bezerras da raça Santa Gertrudis, com média inicial de idade de 290 dias, média de peso vivo de 194 kg, mantidas em pasto de Brachiaria decumbens, distribuídas em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com dois tratamentos e 18 repetições. Foi oferecida mistura mineral o ano todo, ou suplemento com maior nível de proteína degradável na seca, e não-degradável nas águas. Os resultados obtidos para a média diária de ganho de peso vivo indicaram uma diferença significativa entre os tratamentos. O ganho de peso vivo, durante o ano, para o lote testemunha, foi de 0,504 kg animal-1 dia-1 e, para o lote suplementado foi de 0,561 kg. No período de seca, o ganho de peso vivo foi significativamente maior para os animais suplementados e, no período das águas não ocorreu diferença. A suplementação a pasto não apresentou vantagens bioeconômicas para se recomendar o seu uso. Nos dois tratamentos as bezerras alcançaram média de peso limite, para primeira cobertura, com idade próxima a 14 meses.The concentrate supplementation effect upon ponderal performance of calves during the year (dry and wet seasons was evaluated. Thirty-six Santa Gertrudis calves averaging 194 kg of live weight, with 290 days of age, grazing Brachiaria decumbens pasture, were used in a complete randomized design. The following supplements have been added ad libitum, fed during the experimental period: mineral mix, supplement based on degradable protein, during dry season, and supplement based on non-degradable protein (escape protein, during wet season. Results on average daily gain demonstrated a significant difference between treatments. The average daily gains were 0.504 and 0.561 kg animal-1 day-1 for the non-supplemented group (control group, fed mineral mix

  19. Meiotic arrest compromises pollen fertility in an interspecific hybrid between Brachiaria ruziziensis x Brachiaria decumbens (Poaceae: paniceae

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    Andréa Beatriz Mendes-Bonato

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Microsporogenesis was analyzed in an interspecific hybrid between an artificially tetraploidized sexual accession of Brachiaria ruziziensis (2n=4x=36 and a natural apomictic tetraploid accession of B. decumbens. Syncytes involving a large number of cells were recorded in 15.4% of meiocytes. Meiosis progressed normally in syncytes during prophase I; in metaphase I, however, several nuclei were found fusioned, showing chromosome stickiness and several chromosome fragments. Meiosis was arrested in metaphase I and pycnotic nuclei and micronuclei were formed. Abnormal cytokinesis fractionated the syncyte into abnormal meiotic products that were covered by the pollen wall. Meiocytes in leptotene were recorded in all the slides prepared for both meiotic divisions, and abnormal "pollen grains" with well-developed pollen wall but containing leptotene nuclei were recorded in 9.18% of grains analyzed. These findings suggested that the meiocytes received the signal to enter meiosis but lacked the signal to proceed beyond leptotene. Despite the absence of the meiotic process, such cells were covered by pollen grain wall. Total pollen sterility resulted from these abnormalities combined with still others observed among meiocytes.A microsporogênese de um híbrido interespecífico entre um acesso sexual tetraploidizado artificialmente de Brachiaria ruziziensis (2n=4x=36 e um acesso apomítico tetraplóide natural de B. decumbens (2n=4x=36 foi analisada. Sincícios envolvendo um grande número de células foram encontrados em 15,40% dos meiócitos. A meiose progrediu normalmente nos sincícios durante a prófase I; em metáfase I, todavia, muitos núcleos fundiram-se, mostrando ainda aderências cromossômicas e inúmeros fragmentos. O processo meiótico foi interrompido na metáfase I, quando a cromatina formou núcleos picnóticos. Citocineses anormais fracionaram os sincícios em produtos meióticos anômalos que foram recobertos pela parede do grão de p

  20. Hábito de pastejo de novilhas em pastagens do gênero Brachiaria - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v29i4.992 Grazing habits of heifers on pastures of Brachiaria genus - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v29i4.992

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    Juliana Silva de Oliveira

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o comportamento de novilhas pastejando Brachiarias, em sistema de lotação contínua. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com duas espécies de gramíneas representando os tratamentos, cada um com cinco repetições. Foram utilizadas novilhas leiteiras, com peso vivo médio de 315 kg. O período experimental foi de 30 dias, sendo 20 para adaptação dos animais e 10 para avaliações, que consistiram de três, com duração de 24 horas cada, em intervalos de cinco dias. As novilhas pastejaram menos tempo no pasto de Brachiaria brizantha, com tempo de 10,56 horas, enquanto que o pastejo na Brachiaria decumbens foi de 11,51 horas. A quantidade de bocados por minuto foi menor para a Brachiaria decumbens, 31,27 horas, enquanto para a Brachiaria brizantha, as novilhas pastejaram com uma taxa de bocados de 37,72 bocados por minuto. As novilhas apresentam comportamento diferenciado nas gramíneas estudadas, elevando o tempo de pastejo na Brachiaria decumbens como forma de compensar um comportamento de pastejo mais seletivo.This work aimed to evaluate the grazing behavior of heifers on Brachiarias, in continuous stocking with variable stocking rates. The experimental design was completely randomized, with two pastures representing the treatments, each with five replications. Dairy heifers were used, with an average weight of 315 kg. The experiment lasted for 30 days, being 20 for adaptation of the animals and 10 for the three evaluations, each with a duration of 24 hours, in five-day intervals. Heifers grazed less time on the pasture of Brachiaria brizantha (10.56 hours, while the grazing on Brachiaria decumbens lasted 11.51 hours. Nevertheless, there was no difference for total bites. Heifers presented different grazing on the evaluated pastures, increasing grazing time on Brachiaria decumbens to adjust for a more selective behavior.

  1. Losses through gases and effluent and nutritional value of Brachiaria decumbens with addition of soybean hulls

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    Carlos Clayton Oliveira Dantas

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the losses of nutrient through gases and effluents, the nutrient recovery, fermentation parameters and the chemical parameters of silages of Brachiaria decumbens with the addition of soybean hulls, testing five levels of inclusion: 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40% (as is, with five replications per treatment. After the standardization cut of the forage, performed at 5 cm from the soil level, the soil was fertilized with nitrogen and potassium in the form of ammonium sulfate and potassium chloride, respectively, at 60 kg/ha. After 60 days, the grass was cut at 10 cm from the soil and ensiled. Experimental silos with capacity of 10 liters with Bunsen valve were used. Silos had 3 kg of sand conditioned at the bottom for retention of the effluents. The results show that the contents of dry matter, crude protein, acid detergent insoluble fiber and total digestible nutrients presented positive linear behavior with the inclusion of soybean hulls. In the grass silages with addition of soybean hulls, there was greater recovery of dry matter in relation to the control silage, which is a reflection of the negative linear behavior for the values of losses of gases and effluent. There was quadratic behavior in the pH values and negative linear behavior for the ammonia N values and buffering capacity with the inclusion of the additive in the grass silage. Inclusion of soybean hulls is sufficient to improve the fermentation pattern and minimize the losses through gases and effluents, contributing to the nutrient recovery, in addition to promoting overall improvement of the nutritional value of Brachiaria grass silages.

  2. Evidence for biological nitrification inhibition in Brachiaria pastures.

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    Subbarao, G V; Nakahara, K; Hurtado, M P; Ono, H; Moreta, D E; Salcedo, A F; Yoshihashi, A T; Ishikawa, T; Ishitani, M; Ohnishi-Kameyama, M; Yoshida, M; Rondon, M; Rao, I M; Lascano, C E; Berry, W L; Ito, O

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    Nitrification, a key process in the global nitrogen cycle that generates nitrate through microbial activity, may enhance losses of fertilizer nitrogen by leaching and denitrification. Certain plants can suppress soil-nitrification by releasing inhibitors from roots, a phenomenon termed biological nitrification inhibition (BNI). Here, we report the discovery of an effective nitrification inhibitor in the root-exudates of the tropical forage grass Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle) Schweick. Named "brachialactone," this inhibitor is a recently discovered cyclic diterpene with a unique 5-8-5-membered ring system and a gamma-lactone ring. It contributed 60-90% of the inhibitory activity released from the roots of this tropical grass. Unlike nitrapyrin (a synthetic nitrification inhibitor), which affects only the ammonia monooxygenase (AMO) pathway, brachialactone appears to block both AMO and hydroxylamine oxidoreductase enzymatic pathways in Nitrosomonas. Release of this inhibitor is a regulated plant function, triggered and sustained by the availability of ammonium (NH(4)(+)) in the root environment. Brachialactone release is restricted to those roots that are directly exposed to NH(4)(+). Within 3 years of establishment, Brachiaria pastures have suppressed soil nitrifier populations (determined as amoA genes; ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and ammonia-oxidizing archaea), along with nitrification and nitrous oxide emissions. These findings provide direct evidence for the existence and active regulation of a nitrification inhibitor (or inhibitors) release from tropical pasture root systems. Exploiting the BNI function could become a powerful strategy toward the development of low-nitrifying agronomic systems, benefiting both agriculture and the environment.

  3. Clinical and histopathological study of the phototoxic dermatitis in Zebu calves in grazing of Brachiaria decumbens

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    José Cardona-Álvarez

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The objective was to study the clinical and histopathological aspects of Phototoxic Dermatitis Secondary (PDS, secondary to ingestion of Brachiaria decumbens in Zebu calves (Bos indicus department of Cordoba, Colombia. Materials and methods. Twelve calves Zebu, male, 12 to 18 months, PDS diagnosed with clinical, histopathologically studied and laboratory exams. Results.Clinically, signs of photophobia, dehydration, progressive emaciation, icteric mucous membranes and skin lesions as res-breaking with leathery skin appearance, skin peeling and scabbing over large areas were evident. The lesions were located bilaterally in different areas of the skin in ears, perineal region, epigastric and costal. Serological tests gave the high catalytic activity of the liver enzymes AST and GGT indicating liver injury consistent with cholestasis. Histopathologically was observed in hematoxylin eosin, chronic necrotic dermatitis, in trichrome Gomori poor dermal proliferation disorganized fibroblasts, low presence of diffuse connective tissue and collagen fibers disorganized and picrosirius red / polarization areas reddish birefringence was observed was observed and greenyellow, indicating moderate presence of mature collagen type I (bright red in polarization and Type III (bright yellowish-green polarization. Conclusions. The definitive diagnosis of the disease was based on clinical features, laboratory findings and histopathological findings, being conclusive as diagnostic methods of the PDS. In the literature there are no reports of studies PDS in Zebu calves department of Córdoba and Colombia.

  4. SEWAGE SLUDGE IN SOIL FERTILITY, Brachiaria decumbens NUTRITION, AND DEHYDROGENASE ACTIVITY LODO DE ESGOTO NA FERTILIDADE DO SOLO, NA NUTRIÇÃO DE Brachiaria decumbens E NA ATIVIDADE DA DESIDROGENASE

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    Carlos Sérgio Tiritan

    2009-01-01

    dm-3 of soil, from the Franca sewage treatment plant (São Paulo State, was compared to the mineral nitrogen fertilization (40 kg urea ha-1. The experiment was conducted in 2005, using pots with 5 kg of an Oxisol, evaluating the soil fertility, nutrition of Brachiaria decumbens, and dehydrogenase activity. The experimental design was a completely randomized block, with four replications. The application of higher doses of sewage sludge increased the level of soil P by approximately 70%. The increased activity of dehydrogenase in soil showed significant correlation with increasing doses of sludge applied to soil. Only the highest dose of applied sludge (80 mg N dm-3 of soil increased the dry weight shoot production, while all the doses of sludge applied to soil increased the N leaf content on Brachiaria decumbens.


    KEY-WORDS: Microbial activity; pasture; biosolid; N mineralization.

  1. Efecto del potasio sobre la producción y calidad de forraje de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf en el piedemonte de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia

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    Álvaro Rincón Castillo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available En el Centro de Investigaciones La Libertad, de la Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (Corpoica, localizado en Villavicencio, Meta (Colombia, en un Oxisol de terraza media con un contenido de 0.08 cmol%kg de potasio (K, en un diseño de bloques completos al azar en parcelas divididas con cuatro replicaciones, se evaluó el efecto de cuatro niveles de K (30 kg%ha, 60 kg%ha, 90 kg%ha y 120 kg%ha en la producción de forraje de Brachiaria decumbens. Como parcela principal se evaluaron la aplicación de fertilización básica y sin fertilización básica. La primera consistió en (kg%ha de 100, 60, 30, 3, 01 y 0.5 de P2O5, N, S, Zn, Cu, y B, respectivamente. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en la producción de forraje entre los niveles de K aplicados. En las condiciones del ensayo B. decumbens responde bien a 30 kg%ha de K. No obstante, la fertilización básica aplicada junto con el K contribuyó a mejorar la producción de forraje hasta los 12 meses después de su aplicación. La concentración de K en el suelo, en los tratamientos evaluados, fue > 0.10 cmol%kg, un nivel adecuado para el desarrollo de pastos poco exigentes como B. decumbens.

  2. Alterações histológicas em fígados e linfonodos de búfalos (Bubalus bubalis mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria spp. Histologic lesions in livers and lymph nodes in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis grazing in Brachiaria spp. pastures

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    Beatriz Riet-Correa

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Infiltração por macrófagos espumosos e outras lesões podem ser encontradas em bovinos clinicamente sadios em pastagens de Brachiaria spp. Com o objetivo de determinar as alterações histológicas do fígado e linfonodos mesentéricos em búfalos no Pará foram estudadas as alterações histológicas de fragmentos desses órgãos de 142 búfalos da raça Murrah e de 15 bovinos da raça Nelore, coletados em frigoríficos. As coletas foram separadas em grupos de animais de acordo com sua origem e tempo de permanência na pastagem de Brachiaria spp., sendo o Grupo (G 1 composto por 79 búfalos provenientes da Ilha de Marajó, criados em pastagens de campo nativo; o G2 composto por 17 búfalos mantidos desde o nascimento em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha; o G3 composto por 29 búfalos adquiridos na Ilha do Marajó e introduzidos em pastagem de B. decumbens por aproximadamente 12 meses; o G4 composto por 17 búfalos adquiridos na Ilha de Marajó e introduzidos em pastagem de B. brizantha por aproximadamente 18 meses; e o G5 composto por 15 bovinos mantidos em pastagem de B. brizantha por aproximadamente 12 meses. Para avaliar a gravidade da lesão hepática foram estabelecidos graus de acordo com a quantidade e tamanho dos grupos de macrófagos espumosos, seguindo uma escala de 0 a 4. Nos animais do G1, provenientes da Ilha de Marajó, não foram observadas alterações histológicas significativas no fígado e linfonodos mesentéricos. Em todas as amostras dos grupos G2, G3 e G4 foram observados quantidades variáveis de macrófagos espumosos no fígado e linfonodos mesentéricos. Os animais dos grupos G2 e do G4, que permaneceram um período maior em pastagens de Brachiaria spp, apresentaram lesões mais acentuadas (PInfiltration by foamy macrophages and other lesions are reported in healthy cattle held in Brachiaria spp. pastures. With the objective to study histologic lesions in the liver and mesenteric lymph nodes in buffalo in the state

  3. Identification of lamb flocks susceptible and resistant against Brachiaria poisoning

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    Rayane C. Pupin

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    Full Text Available Abstract: This study was designed to assess the influence of genetic resistance against brachiaria poisoning in sheep. Two groups of sheep, one identified as susceptible (formed by two ewes and one ram and the other as resistant against brachiaria poisoning (formed by three ewes and one ram were selected. Sheep considered susceptible were those that presented clinical signs of brachiaria poisoning at any time of their life; resistant sheep were those that even raised on Brachiaria spp. pastures, did not developed any sign of the poisoning during their life. The offspring of the two flocks (15 lambs from the sensitive flock and 9 lambs from the resistant flock were placed into brachiaria pasture (initially Brachiaria decumbens and B. brizantha,and only B. decumbens after weaning and followed up during two years (2013-2014. The determination of protodioscin levels in B. decumbens pasture was performed only in 2014 and revealed significant amounts of the toxic principle. Eleven lambs of the susceptible group were affected to some degree of brachiaria poisoning and six died; no lamb of the resistant group was affected. Clinical signs consisted of varying degrees of subcutaneous edema of the face and, erythema and loss of hair of the ears, crusts on the skin of ears, around the eyes and on planum nasale, scar deformation of the ears, and bilateral ocular discharge; affected lambs also sought for shadowy shelters and they were poor doers. Several sheep recovered from the condition and then relapsed. Necropsy findings in six lambs included pale mucous membranes, emaciation, dermatitis, scar deformation of the ears, large yellow livers with marked lobular pattern, and moderate infestation by Haemonchus contortus. Histologically the liver lesions were similar in all necropsied lambs but with varying degrees of severity; they were consistent with brachiaria poisoning and included architectural disruption of hepatocellular trabecula, clusters of foamy

  4. Características estruturais do pasto de capim-braquiária de acordo com a localização das fezes Structural characteristics of Brachiaria grass pasture according to the location of feces

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da localização das fezes de bovinos sobre as características de perfilhos vegetativos e reprodutivos, a massa dos componentes da planta, a densidade volumétrica da forragem e a altura do pasto de Brachiaria decumbens, cv. Basilisk, manejado sob lotação contínua. O delineamento foi em blocos casualizados, com três repetições, em esquema de parcela subdivida, considerando parcelas os locais próximos e distantes das fezes e subparcelas as categorias de perfilhos vegetativos e reprodutivos. A massa de lâmina foliar viva (LFV por perfilho em locais próximos às fezes (0,14 g foi maior que nos locais distantes das fezes (0,08 g, contrariamente ao verificado para a composição de massa de lâmina foliar morta por perfilho. A massa de LFV nos perfilhos vegetativos (0,15 g foi maior que nos perfilhos reprodutivos (0,06 g. Por outro lado, a massa de colmo (0,38 g e de lâmina foliar morta (0,20 g foi maior nos perfilhos reprodutivos. O peso dos perfilhos das plantas próximas às fezes foi maior (0,58 g que daqueles distantes das fezes (0,17 g. Em locais próximos das fezes, o número de perfilhos vegetativos foi menor, enquanto o de perfilhos reprodutivos foi maior. Maiores massas de colmo verde, forragem verde e forragem total do pasto foram observados nos locais próximos das fezes, quando comparadas aos distantes. Mesmo resultado foi obtido para a altura do pasto. A estrutura do pasto de Brachiaria decumbens é modificada pela localização das fezes dos bovinos em pastejo. A deposição de fezes por bovinos constitui fator de heterogeneidade espacial da vegetação em pastagem.The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of the cattle feces location on the characteristics of vegetative and reproductive tillers, dry mass content in plant components, forage volumetric density and Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pasture height managed under continuous stocking. It was used a randomized block design

  5. Chromosome duplication in Brachiaria (A. Rich. Stapf allows intraspecific crosses

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    Carine Simioni

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk is the single most important forage grass used for pastures in the tropics.Breeding to produce improved cultivars has been impossible until now due to the lack of compatible sexual ecotypes. Thispaper reports the success of somatic chromosome duplication of sexually reproducing diploid plants of B. decumbens and ofa diploid hybrid between B. decumbens and B. brizantha, which should allow intraspecific crosses with natural apomictictetraploid accessions of either species. Polyploidization was induced in explants cultured in vitro on a medium supplementedwith colchicine at 0.01% for 48 hours, transferred to the same medium without colchicine until shoot regeneration occurred.Five sexual tetraploid plants (3.9% of plants recovered were obtained. Crosses with apomictic cultivars recovered 14 seeds.The novel sexual tetraploids generated were unique and represented a major breakthrough in breeding B. decumbens toobtain superior hybrids.

  6. Desempenho de novilhos em crescimento em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens suplementados com diferentes fontes energéticas no período da seca e transição seca-águas Development of growing steers on Brachiaria decumbens supplemented with different energy sources during the dry season and transition from dry to wet season

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    Jocilaine Garcia

    2004-12-01

    of Signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens from July to November, on São Paulo state west region. Forty-two animals (Nelore and three pastures of 7.2 ha each, were used. The energy sources used for supplements were: corn and cob with husks (CCH, cassava meal (CM and soybean hulls (SH; each treatment had cottonseed meal to reach 25% of CP, and was given at 1.30% of BW. The animal weight was verified at each 14 days and forage characteristics were evaluated at each 28 days. The average availability of forage was 2570 kg DM/ha and 1306 kg leaves/ha. Leaves proportion showed a quadratic behavior in function of experimental period, with minimum value of 46.58 % observed in August. The average levels of CP were 4.45% for all plant, 5.30% for leaf e 2.83% for steam. The average levels of NDF and ADF were, respectively 70.61% and 39.93% for all plant, 65.76% and 34.91% for leaf, and 75.83% and 47.90% for steam. The supplements were not different on average daily gain, with average of 0.836 kg/animal/day. The supplement more economically viable was the cassava meal, which showed lesser coasts and bigger animal gain with better relation income:costs.

  7. Variação sazonal de eletrólitos no sangue de vacas aneloradas sob pastejo contínuo de Brachiaria decumbens

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    Morais M.G.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante 13 meses foram acompanhadas as mudanças sazonais dos eletrólitos cálcio (Ca, fosfatos (PO4, potássio (K, cloretos (Cl, cobre (Cu e zinco (Zn no sangue de 20 de vacas "aneloradas" mantidas sob pastejo contínuo de Brachiaria decumbens com alta taxa de lotação. As vacas apresentaram-se hipocalcêmicas e hipofosfatêmicas durante praticamente todo o ano. Na primavera, com a brotação dos pastos (novembro e dezembro, vacas mantidas em pastos de solo argiloso foram mais propensas à alcalose metabólica, caracterizada por hipocalemia e hipocloremia, do que vacas mantidas em pastos de solo arenoso. Os animais apresentaram-se com níveis séricos normais de Cu, 0,79 e 0,81mi g/ml e Zn, 1,43 e 1,33mi g/ml, quando mantidas em solos arenoso e argiloso, respectivamente, apesar de os pastos estarem deficientes nesses minerais. O tipo de solo alterou a composição de minerais na braquiária e influiu significativamente nos níveis séricos de P, Mg, K, Cl e Zn. Solos arenosos mostraram teores séricos significativamente mais elevados de P, Mg, K e Cl do que os solos argilosos.

  8. Optimización de las condiciones de germinación de cuatro especies de pastos tropicales I. Brachiaria decumbens y B. bryzantha

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    Carlos Gutiérrez

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Se determinaron las mejores condiciones para evaluar la germinación de los pastos del género Brachiaria (B. bryzantha y B. decumbens. Para ello se utilizaron semillas con alto porcentaje de germinación sembradas en tres sustratos (papel, turba y suelo, bajo dos condiciones de temperatura (alterna de 8 h a 20°C y 16 h a 30°C y continua de 30°C y con tres contenidosde humedad (saturado en papel; 30, 45 y 60% en turba y 10, 20 y 30% en suelo. Se evaluó el porcentaje de germinación a los 3, 14 y 22 días; la longitud de la plúmula, a los 5 días; y el peso seco de las plántulas a los 7 días de la siembra. Los porcentajes de germinación más altos y la mayor longitud de la plúmula se obtuvieron con turba a 30°C continuos. En el caso de la germinación, no se detectaron diferencias debidas al contenido de humedad del sustrato. La longitud de la plúmula fue mayor en turba a 30°C continuos en ambas especies. El peso seco de las plántulas fue mayor en suelo bajo alternancia de temperaturas.

  9. COMPONENTES DA PARTE AÉREA E RAÍZES DE PASTAGENS DE Brachiaria spp. EM DIFERENTES IDADES APÓS A REFORMA, COMO INDICADORES DE PRODUTIVIDADE EM AMBIENTE DE CERRADO ABOVEGROUND AND TOTAL ROOT BIOMASS COMPONENTS OF Brachiaria PASTURES IN DIFFERENT AGES AFTER RENOVATION AS A PRODUCTION INDICATOR UNDER SAVANNA VEGETATION

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    Robert Michel Boddey

    2007-09-01

    pastures of different ages after renovation. Three B.brizantha pastures, with one, seven, and nine years after renovation through the Barreirão system, and one B. decumbens pasture twenty years after traditional renovation were evaluated. The areas were located at Goiânia, Brazil (16º35'12";S, 49º21'14";W, 730 m. The one year after renovation pasture showed the highest productivity, 197% higher than the twenty year after renovation pasture. With increasing pasture renovation age, there was a production and regrowth rate decrease due to the degradation process. This aspect may be observed in the root system development, since the total root productivity to 100 cm depth was reduced as pasture age increased, with 9.14 Mg ha-1, 4.87 Mg ha-1, and 2.90 Mg ha-1 for pastures of seven, nine, and twenty years after renovation, respectively. The one year pasture did not show appreciable root contribution. The Brachiaria regrowth pasture was found to be dependent on system N availability; hence, the litter production showed to be a good pasture degradation indicator. The N stocks down to 100 cm depth were of 7.54 Mg ha-1, 8.70 Mg ha-1, and 9.47 Mg ha-1, in the pastures with one, seven, and twenty years, respectively. These values were much lower than those in the nine year after renovation pasture (14.2 Mg ha-1.

    KEY-WORDS: Brachiaria; pastures; roots; litter.

  10. Balanço hídrico em Neossolo regolítico cultivado com braquiária (Brachiaria Decumbens Stapf

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    Renan Almeida Brito da Silva

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    Full Text Available Um dos principais fatores de produção para as culturas é a disponibilidade de água no solo, de forma que a quantificação das entradas e saídas dessa água, por meio do método do balanço hídrico, pode ser um instrumento valioso para melhorar o manejo dado a ela. Desse modo, este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar os componentes do balanço hídrico (variação do armazenamento de água no solo, drenagem, ascensão capilar e evapotranspiração e o perfil do sistema radicular em Brachiaria decumbens, em nove meses do ano de 2011 (março a novembro. Também foi avaliada a razão entre evapotranspiração (ET e evapotranspiração de referência (ETo. Esta pesquisa foi realizada na fazenda Riacho do Papagaio, em São João, na mesorregião do Agreste do Estado de Pernambuco, onde foram instalados sensores automatizados para medição da umidade volumétrica do solo nas profundidades de 0,10; 0,20; 0,30; e 0,40 m. A precipitação pluvial foi monitorada por meio de um pluviógrafo automatizado instalado numa torre no centro da área. Para a determinação da drenagem e da ascensão capilar, foram realizados ensaios de infiltração para obtenção da condutividade hidráulica do solo, além da determinação da curva de retenção, em laboratório. A ET foi obtida como termo residual da equação do balanço hídrico e a ETo, pelo método de Penman-Monteith. O volume de controle utilizado para o balanço hídrico teve como limite superior a superfície do solo e como limite inferior a profundidade de 0,30 m. Também foi analisado o perfil do sistema radicular da braquiária, mensalmente. Observou-se que os períodos com elevadas pluviosidades resultaram num maior armazenamento de água no solo, em maiores valores de drenagem e de evapotranspiração. O fluxo de água no limite inferior (z = 0,30 m do solo ocorreu somente no sentido descendente, sendo perdidos 103,14 mm de água por drenagem, o que representa 24,12 % de toda a

  11. Resposta antioxidante, formação de fitoquelatinas e composição de pigmentos fotoprotetores em Brachiaria decumbens Stapf submetida à contaminação com Cd e Zn

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    Fabiana Soares dos Santos

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    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the response of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf to Cd and Zn, plants were hydroponically exposed to 50 and 100 mmol L-1 of Cd and 500 and 2000 mmol L-1 of Zn. Metal content of shoots and roots was determined, as well as alterations in photosynthetic and photoprotective pigments, antioxidant metabolites and phytochelatin synthesis. Plants concentrated elevated levels of Cd and Zn, especially in roots. Zinc exposure negatively affected chlorophyll and β-carotene content, whereas the highest dose of Cd reduced VAZ cycle pigments and tocopherol levels in plant shoots. Cadmium was the maximum inducer of the phytochelatin synthesis pathway.

  12. Períodos de interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura da cana-de-açúcar: III - capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens e capim-colonião (Panicum maximum Interference periods of weeds in the sugarcane crop: III - Brachiaria decumbens and Panicum maximum

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    M.A. Kuva

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi conduzido em São João da Boa Vista-SP, com o objetivo de determinar o período anterior à interferência (PAI e o período total de prevenção à interferência (PTPI das plantas daninhas na cultura da cana-de-açúcar. A cana foi plantada em abril de 1995, na época de plantio caracterizada por maior deficiência hídrica. A comunidade infestante presente foi variada, sendo Brachiaria decumbens e Panicum maximum as espécies mais importantes. Essa comunidade tendeu a apresentar acúmulo crescente de matéria seca durante todo o período de avaliação e reduziu em até 40% a produtividade de colmos da cana-de-açúcar. A cultura conviveu com a comunidade infestante até 74 dias após o plantio, sem sofrer redução significativa na produtividade (PAI. O período mínimo de controle para garantir a produtividade foi de 127 DAP (PTPI. Dessa forma, o controle das plantas daninhas foi crítico no período compreendido entre 74 e 127 dias após o plantio.A field trial was carried out in São João da Boa Vista, SP, to determine the critical time of weed removal and the critical weed-free period in sugarcane. The crop was planted on April 1995, at the beginning of the dry season. The species composing the weed community varied during the growing season. However, Brachiaria decumbens and Panicum maximum were the most important ones. Dry matter accumulated by the weed community increased during the entire period. Weed interference in sugarcane caused 40% of yield loss. Sugarcane grew along with the weed community up to 74 days after planting, without significant yield loss (critical time of weed removal. A minimal weed-free period of 127 days after planting was required to guarantee the sugarcane productivity (critical weed-free period. The critical period for weed control was between 74 and 127 days after planting.

  13. Degradabilidade in situ de alimentos concentrados e do capim Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. em diferentes crescimentos vegetativos - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i2.2077 In Situ degradability of energetic and proteic feeds and of Brachiaria decumbens in different vegetative growth - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i2.2077

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    Júlio César Damasceno

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a cinética de degradação e degradação efetiva (DE da matéria seca (MS, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e proteína bruta (PB do milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo (MDPS, da casca do grão de soja (CGS, do farelo de algodão (FA e do capim Brachiaria decumbens, colhido entre os meses de julho e novembro/2001. Foram utilizadas 3 vacas Holandesas, com peso médio de 500kg. Os tempos de incubação foram: 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96 horas, para os alimentos concentrados e até 120 horas para o capim. As DE a 5%/h da MS, FDN e PB foram respectivamente, 45,72%, 15,80%, 55,04% para o MDPS; 43,96%, 33,99% e 51,85% para a CGS e 51,91%, 33,38% e 63,24% para o FA. As DE a 5%/h da MS e FDN do Capim Braquiária não diferiram (p > 0,05 entre os meses, com média de 25,57% e 13,97%, respectivamente. Para a PB, as DE a 5%/h em julho e agosto (41,28% foram menores (p The kinetics degradation and effective degradability (ED of dry matter (DM, neutral detergent fiber (NDF and crude protein (CP were evaluated in corn and cobs with husks (CCH, soybean hulls (SH, cottonseed meal (CM and Brachiaria decumbens (Signalgrass. They were collected from July to November. Three cows of 500kg BW were used. The incubation periods were 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96 hours, for concentrated feeds and up to 120 hours for Signalgrass. The values of ED at 5%/h of DM, NDF and CP were respectively 45.72%, 15.80% and 55.04% for CCH; 43.96%, 33.99% and 51.85% for SH, 51.91%, 33.38% and 63.24% for CM. DM and NDF ED at 5%/h of Signalgrass were not different (P > 0.05 in the period, with average of 25.57% and 13.97%, respectively. For CP, ED at 5%/h in July and August (41.28% were lower (p < 0.05 than October and November (50.50%.

  14. Avaliação da exposição solar na intoxicação experimental por Brachiaria decumbens em ovinos

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    Mirna R. Porto

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizados 26 ovinos, entre 3 e 4 meses de idade, divididos em 3 grupos, provenientes de rebanhos que nunca tiveram contato com pastos de Brachiaria spp.. Dois grupos receberam Brachiaria decumbens no cocho diariamente ad libitum, sendo que um deles permaneceu em área com exposição solar (GS e o outro foi mantido em baias cobertas protegidos do sol (GSB. O grupo controle (GC foi também mantido em local com exposição solar e alimentado com feno de Cynodon dactylon e capim Pennisetum purpureum triturado. Todos os grupos receberam alimentação em cochos e foram suplementados com 200g/dia/animal de ração comercial para ovinos. Foi realizada a avaliação clínica diária dos ovinos e colhidas amostras duas vezes por semana para dosagem sérica de AST e GGT. Os animais que morreram foram submetidos a necropsia e em todos os ovinos sobreviventes foi realizada biópsia hepática no final do experimento. Três animais do grupo GS adoeceram e dois morreram. Um ovino do grupo GSB adoeceu e morreu. Não houve alterações clínicas nos ovinos controles. Os principais sinais clínicos observados nos animais que adoeceram foram apatia, emagrecimento, fotofobia, hiperemia e secreção ocular e icterícia. Nenhum animal apresentou lesões cutâneas de fotossensibilização. O grupo que permaneceu no sol apresentou atividades séricas médias de AST e GGT significativamente maiores que a dos demais grupos (p<0,05 e os animais que permaneceram na sombra apresentaram níveis maiores de GGT (p<0,05 em comparação ao grupo controle. A histopatologia das amostras de fígados dos ovinos com sinais clínicos demonstrou tumefação e vacuolização de hepatócitos, necrose individual de hepatócitos, macrófagos espumosos com cristais birrefringentes intracitoplasmáticos e dentro de ductos biliares e infiltrado mononuclear periportal. Amostras do capim fornecidas aos cordeiros evidenciaram níveis médios de 0,94±0,80% da saponina protodioscina. As

  15. Valor nutritivo da forragem e produção animal em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha Forage nutritive value and animal production in Brachiaria brizantha pastures

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    Valéria Pacheco Batista Euclides

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produção animal e sua relação com as características dos pastos de Brachiaria brizantha cultivares Marandu, Xaraés e Piatã. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, com três tratamentos e duas repetições. Os piquetes com 2 ha foram subdivididos em dois e submetidos ao pastejo alternado, com 28 dias de utilização e 28 dias de descanso. Foram utilizados três novilhos teste, por piquete, e novilhos reguladores para manter resíduos pós pastejo em torno de 3 Mg ha-1 de matéria seca. Mensalmente, os pastos foram avaliados para se estimar o valor nutritivo da forragem. Os animais foram pesados, e as taxas de lotação foram ajustadas duas vezes por semana. No pasto da cv. Xaraés, apesar do menor ganho médio diário (GMD dos animais, a taxa de lotação foi maior, o que resultou em maior produtividade da cv. Xaraés, em comparação às cvs. Marandu e Piatã. No pasto da cv. Piatã, houve aumento do GMD, o que indica que as cvs. Xaraés e Piatã são novas alternativas para a diversificação dos pastos no Cerrado. Assim, a escolha da forragem deve se dar em razão da meta do sistema de produção, ou seja, a produção por animal ou por área.The objectives of this work were to evaluate animal production and its relationship with pasture characteristics of Brachiaria brizantha cultivars Marandu, Xaraés and Piatã. The experiment had a randomized complete block design, with three treatments and two replicates. Two-ha paddocks were divided into two and submitted to alternated grazing, with 28 days of grazing and 28 days of rest. Three tester steers were kept in each paddock; additional steers were placed in each paddock by the put and take technique, to assure post grazing residues of about 3 Mg ha-1 of dry matter. The pastures were sampled monthly to estimate the nutritive value of the forage. The animals were weighted, and the stocking rate was adjusted twice a week. Despite the

  16. Consorciação e manejo de Brachiaria decumbens em mudas de cafeeiros infestados com Pratylenchus brachyurus em condições de casa de vegetação

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    Roberto Kazuhiro Kubo

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da consorciação e manejo de Brachiaria decumbens cv. 'Basilisk' em cafeeiro (Coffea arabica cv. 'Catuaí Vermelho' infestado por Pratylenchus brachyurus (Pb, o presente experimento foi desenvolvido em condições de casa de vegetação. Os tratamentos utilizados, com cinco repetições, foram: 1. Café não inoculado no limpo; 2. Café não inoculado consorciado com B. decumbens; 3. Café inoculado com 5000 juvenis e adultos de Pb por vaso (10L, no limpo; 4. Café inoculado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens podadas semanalmente; 5. Café inoculado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens com aplicação do herbicida glifosato. Aos 3, 4, 7, 10 e 11 meses após transplante dos cafeeiros, houve um aumento significativo na altura das plantas de cafeeiro sem nematoide mantidas no limpo, comparadas com os tratamentos com cafeeiros em solo infestado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens podadas e café em solo infestado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens com aplicação de glifosato. Na avaliação final, realizada 278 dias após à inoculação das plantas, o peso da matéria seca da parte aérea nos tratamentos com Pb consorciado com braquiária e com aplicação de glifosato apresentaram menores valores, quando comparado com a testemunha sem nematoide e sem plantas consorciadas. Com relação ao peso da matéria fresca das raízes, todos os tratamentos foram significativamente mais baixos do que a testemunha sem nematoide e sem consorciação. A população final de P. brachyurus nas raízes foi maior quando o café foi consorciado com braquiária

  17. Variação sazonal da bioquímica clínica de vacas aneloradas sob pastejo contínuo de Brachiaria decumbens Seasonal changes of clinical biochemistry of graded Nelore cows on continuous grazing of Brachiaria decumbens

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    M.G. Morais

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Em um esquema de parcela subdividida que incluía dois tratamentos (A= solo arenoso e B= solo argiloso e 10 subtratamentos (10 épocas de amostragem a bioquímica clínica de 20 vacas de corte, sob pastejo contínuo de B. decumbens, foi acompanhada durante 13 meses. Os constituintes sangüíneos estudados foram: glicose (GLI, hemoglobina (HB, bilirrubina (BIL, creatinina (CREA, albumina (ALB, aspartatoaminotransferase (AST, fosfatase alcalina (FAS e creatinoquinase (CK. Foram obtidos valores médios de 98,0 e 110,2 mg/dl para GLI, 13,27 e13,38g/l para HB, 0,718 e 0,661mg/dl para BIL, 1,89 e 1,73mg/dl para CREA e 3,56 e 3,39g/dl para ALB nos tratamentos A e B, respectivamente. Vacas aneloradas apresentaram um perfil bioquímico clínico de animais aparentemente sadios, isto é, ausência de anemia, icterícia e disfunção renal. Não foi possível diagnosticar alterações hepáticas mas ocorreram lesões musculares (CK em algumas épocas, sem afetar clinicamente os animais. GLI, ALB, AST e FAS apresentaram mudança sazonal com níveis mais altos na primavera-verão e mais baixos no período de seca, no outono-inverno.A split plot design was carried out in order to study the clinical biochemistry of 20 graded Nelore cows on continuous grazing of Brachiaria decumbens on sandy (treatment A or on clay soil (treatment B. The mean values for the blood components were glucose, 98.0 and 110.2 mg/dl; hemoglobin, 13.27 and 13.38 g/l; bilirubin, 0.718 and 0.661 mg/dl; and creatinine, 1.89 and 1.73 mg/dl, on treatments A and B, respectively. Albumin, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, and creatine kinase were also evaluated. The cows showed a metabolic profile similar to healthy-like animals, i.e., without anemia, jaudice, and renal disorder. It was not possible to detect abnormal liver function because of the need of inclusion of one specific liver enzyme in the clinical analysis. Muscular lesions were occasionally observed, even though the

  18. Rendimiento, caracterización química y digestibilidad del pasto Brachiaria decumbens en las actuales condiciones edafoclimáticas del Valle del Cauto (Yield, chemical characterization and digestibilidad of the Brachiaria grass decumbens in the present edafoclimáticas conditions of the Valley of the Cautious one

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    Vega Espinosa, M

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Las muestras se tomaron en la Estación Experimental Pecuaria, perteneciente al Instituto de investigaciones Jorge Dimitrov. Para la investigación se midió una parcela de 48 m2 a la cual se le aplicó un corte de uniformidad y posteriormente se midieron las edades de rebrote de 30,45,60 y 75 días en ambas épocas (Junio-Agosto período 1 y (Febrero-Abril período 2. Las muestras tomadas fueron enviadas al Laboratorio Provincial de Suelo, donde se determinó rendimiento, % de materia seca, proteína bruta, fibra bruta, ceniza, calcio, fósforo y magnesio. Para la determinación de la digestibilidad, se utilizó un bovino canulado de 400 Kg, el cual se trató contra endoparásitos y ectoparásitos. Se aplicó un diseño en bloques al azar, un análisis de varianza de clasificación simple, las medias se compararon utilizando la prueba de Duncan, auxiliándonos del programa Statistic versión 6.0 para Windows. Los resultados mostraron que la proteína y la digestibilidad fueron mayores en la época de seca, con respecto a la lluviosa, apareciendo valores de 8.37% para la proteína y 62.60 la digestibilidad (seca y de 7.89 % y 57.20 en lluvia. Al analizar la edad de rebrote, los indicadores fueron disminuyendo con el aumento de la madurez de la planta, menos la fibra. El rendimiento de la planta se vio afectado por la época del año, siendo mayor en la lluvia. Se concluye que las actuales condiciones climáticas del Valle del Cauto, ejercen un efecto desfavorable en la composición bromatológica y el rendimiento del pasto Brachiaria decumbens The samples were taken from the Cattle Experimental Center Jorge Dimitrov Researching Institute. To carried out this survey we measured a parcel of 48 m2 to which we applied a cutting of uniformity and later on it was devided into other little parcels to determine the rebudding ages of 30, 45, 60 and 75 days in both stages. Period 1 (June-August and Period 2 (February-April. She samples taken were sent to

  19. Influência do manejo da palhada de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens sobre o desenvolvimento inicial de soja (Glycine max e amendoim-bravo (Euphorbia heterophylla Influence of straw management of Brachiaria decumbens on the initial development of Glycine max and Euphorbia heterophylla

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    C.D.G. Maciel

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos de diferentes manejos de palhada de capim-braquiária sobre o desenvolvimento inicial da cultura de soja e da planta daninha amendoimbravo, foi conduzido um experimento em condições de casa de vegetação no NuPAMFCA/UNESP, BotucatuSP. Os tratamentos utilizados foram: manejo da palhada na superfície do solo + irrigação superficial (T1; manejo da palhada na superfície do solo + irrigação subsuperficial (T2; palhada incorporada ao solo (T3; e testemunha sem cobertura (T4. A palhada foi colhida no campo 30 dias após dessecação com o herbicida glyphosate (1,44 g i.a. ha-1. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com sete repetições, sendo as unidades experimentais vasos plásticos, com a soja e o amendoim-bravo semeados paralelamente, em linhas distintas. O T1 reduziu significativamente o índice de velocidade de germinação (IVG e a altura das plântulas de soja aos 5 e 10 dias após a emergência (DAE, ao contrário do amendoim-bravo, o qual não sofreu interferência dos tratamentos estudados, constituindo-se em uma planta-problema para sistemas produtivos com palhada de capim-braquiária. Os resultados da análise de crescimento (TCA - taxa de crescimento absoluto, TCR - taxa de crescimento relativo e TAL - taxa de assimilação líquida das plântulas de soja e amendoim-bravo apresentaram valores máximos aos 15 DAE, com exceção do T3 para soja, o qual reduziu expressivamente o desenvolvimento em relação aos demais tratamentos.An experiment was carried out under greenhouse conditions at NuPAM-FCA/UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil to evaluate the effects of different types of straw management of Brachiaria decumbens on the initial development of Glycine max and Euphorbia heterophylla. The treatments were: straw on soil surface + irrigation on the top (T1; straw on soil surface + underirrigation (T2; straw incorporated into the soil (T3 and control (T4. B. decumbens

  20. S-metolachlor efficacy on the control of Brachiaria decumbens, Digitaria horizontalis, and Panicum maximum in mechanically green harvested sugarcane Eficácia do S-metolachlor no controle de Brachiaria decumbens, Digitaria horizontalis e Panicum maximum em área de cana-de-açúcar colhida mecanicamente crua

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    N.M. Correia

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of S-metolachlor applied in pre-emergence conditions for the control of Brachiaria decumbens, Digitaria horizontalis, and Panicum maximum in sugar cane mechanically harvested without previous burning of the crop (green harvest with the crop residue either left or not on the soil surface. The experiments were established in the field according to a randomized complete block design with four repetitions in a 7 x 2 split-plot scheme. In the plots, five herbicide treatments were studied (S-metolachlor at 1.44, 1.92, and 2.40 kg ha-1, clomazone at 1.20 kg ha-1, and isoxaflutole at 0.188 kg ha-1, and two control treatments with no herbicide application. In the subplots, the presence or absence of sugar cane crop residue on the soil surface was evaluated. S-metolachlor efficacy was not hampered by either 14 or 20 t ha-1 of sugar cane crop residue on the soil surface. When sugar cane crop residue was covering the soil surface, S-metolachlor at a rate of 1.44 kg ha-1 resulted in weed control similar at their larger rates, where as without the presence of crop residue, S-metolachlor controlled B. decumbens, D. horizontalis, and P. maximum at the rates of 1.92, 1.44, and 1.92 kg ha-1, respectively. The herbicides clomazone and isoxaflutole were effective for the studied species, independently of the crop residue covering the soil surface. S-metolachlor caused no visible injury symptoms to the sugar cane plant. Clomazone and isoxaflutole caused visible injuries to the sugar cane plant. None of the herbicides negatively affected the number of viable culms m² or the culm height and diameter.Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o controle em pré-emergência de Brachiaria decumbens, Digitaria horizontalis e Panicum maximum pelo herbicida S-metolachlor aplicado em pré-emergência em área de cana-de-açúcar colhida mecanicamente sem queima prévia das plantas, com e sem palha sobre o solo. O delineamento

  1. PRODUCCIÓN DE FORRAJE EN LOS PASTOS Brachiaria decumbens cv. AMARGO Y Brachiaria brizantha cv. TOLEDO, SOMETIDOS A TRES FRECUENCIAS Y A DOS INTENSIDADES DE DEFOLIACIÓN EN CONDICIONES DEL PIEDEMONTE LLANERO COLOMBIANO FORAGE PRODUCTION IN THE GRASSES Brachiaria decumbens cv. AMARGO AND Brachiaria brizantha cv. TOLEDO SUBJECTED TO THREE FREQUENCIES AND TWO OF DEFOLIATION INTENSITIES UNDER CONDITIONS OF COLOMBIAN PLAIN PIEDMONT

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    Alvaro Rincon Castillo

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available El experimento se desarrolló en un oxisol del Piedemonte Llanero colombiano. Durante el primer año de establecimiento y con un diseño experimental de bloques completos al azar en arreglo de parcelas subdivididas, se evaluaron los pastos B. decumbens cv. Amargo y B. brizantha cv. Toledo, bajo tres frecuencias de defoliación (14, 28 y 42 días y dos intensidades de defoliación (alta y baja. El área foliar y la biomasa disponible total no presentaron diferencias significativas en los dos pastos, obteniéndose a un promedio de 2,5 y 2.036 kg MS×ha-1 respectivamente. La biomasa residual total fue superior en el pasto Toledo porque con 3.284 kg MS×ha-1, superó ampliamente al pasto Amargo cuya acumulación de biomasa residual fue de 1.944 kg MS×ha-1. La intensidad de defoliación baja, favoreció la producción de forraje disponible y residual de los pastos evaluados. Se presentó una disponibilidad de 2.056 kg MS×ha-1 en la intensidad baja y 1.760 kg MS× ha-1 en la intensidad alta. El forraje residual compuesto en su mayoría por tallos fue de 2.860 kg MS × ha-1 en la intensidad baja y de 2.216 kg MS×ha-1 en la intensidad alta. Cuando la defoliación se realizó a los 14 días, los pastos presentaron buen contenido de proteína (12,9% pero la disponibilidad de biomasa fue baja ( 714 kg MS×ha-1, en tanto, a los 42 días se alcanzó a 2.760 kg MS×ha-1 con una proteína de 9,8%. Los nutrientes de reserva en los dos pastos en su mayoría estuvieron conformados por azucares solubles, los cuales se acumularon en más cantidad en los tallos y el contenido más elevado se encontró a los 28 días de rebrote.In an oxisol of colombian plain piedmont was made the experiment. During the first year of establishment and with an experimental design of complete blocks at random in split-plot arrangement, the grasses B. decumbens cv. Amargo and B. brizantha cv. Toledo were evaluated under three defoliation frequencies (14, 28 and 42 days and two

  2. Avaliação lectino-histoquímica de fígado e rim de ovinos com fotossensibilização causada por Brachiaria decumbens

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    Samay Z.R. Costa

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Embora sejam as forrageiras mais importantes para a pecuária de corte (bovinocultura de corte no Brasil, em certas épocas ou condições, Brachiaria spp. podem ser tóxicas e causar surtos de fotossensibilização hepatógena que determinam significativas perdas econômicas. Animais que se alimentam em pastos de Brachiaria spp. comumente apresentam macrófagos espumosos isolados ou agrupados, além de cristais no interior de ductos biliares. Saponinas esteroidais têm sido identificadas nestes cristais e são responsabilizadas por lesar o fígado levando ao acúmulo de filoeritrina. Por vezes, imagens negativas desses cristais podem estar presentes no citoplasma de macrófagos espumosos. A patogênese de formação e o tipo de material armazenado nas células espumosas ainda são desconhecidos. A técnica de lectino-histoquímica visa auxiliar na detecção desses macrófagos e, consequentemente, no diagnóstico, além de identificar quais os resíduos de açúcares específicos que estão presentes no citoplasma das células espumosas. Assim, este trabalho teve por objetivo identificar quais lectinas são mais indicadas na detecção de saponinas esteroidais no fígado e rim de ovinos com fotossensibilização causada por Brachiaria decumbens. Fragmentos de fígado e rim de quinze ovinos, de ambos os sexos e idade variável, oriundos de Conceição do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais, e um ovino mantido em pastagem livre de Brachiaria spp. foram avaliados pela técnica de lectino-histoquímica. Quatorze lectinas foram utilizadas (Con-A, DBA, SBA, PNA, SJA, RCA-I, UEA-I, WGA, SWGA, GSL, PSA, PHA-L, PHA-E e LCA. Verificou-se que, no fígado de ovinos com fotossensibilização provocada pela ingestão de Brachiaria decumbens, a lectina PNA apresentou especificidade e acentuada reatividade aos macrófagos espumosos, bem como especificidade e leve reatividade aos hepatócitos; a lectina WGA teve especificidade e moderada reatividade aos macr

  3. Efeito alelopático de plantas daninhas e concentrações de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens no desenvolvimento inicial de eucalipto (Eucalyptus grandis Allelopathic effect of weeds and concentrations of Brachiaria decumbens on the initial development of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus grandis

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    L.S. Souza

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de verificar possível efeito alelopático de 18 espécies de plantas daninhas sobre o crescimento inicial de Eucalyptus grandis, realizaram-se dois experimentos em casa de vegetação. No primeiro experimento, dentre 18 espécies de plantas daninhas testadas, Brachiaria decumbens (BRADC demonstrou acentuada capacidade de reduzir o crescimento de Eucalyptus grandis, quando incorporada ao solo. No segundo experimento avaliou-se o efeito da adição no substrato de concentrações de matéria seca de BRADC sobre o crescimento inicial de mudas de E. grandis. A matéria seca triturada de BRADC foi incorporada ao solo nas concentrações de 0% (testemunha, 0,5%, 1,0%, 2,0% e 3,0% (p/p. Instalou-se também uma réplica do experimento, com adição de idênticas quantidades totais de carbono entre os tratamentos. O ajuste da quantidade de carbono foi feito através da adição de Sphagnum. Extraiu-se a solução do solo por meio de cápsulas de porcelana introduzidas nos vasos quando do transplante das mudas de eucalipto. As soluções foram coletadas ao final do experimento (39 dias após o transplante das mudas, sendo utilizadas para a determinação de pH, condutividade elétrica, potencial osmótico e para análise de teores de nutrientes. As mínimas proporções de BRADC, com efeito inibitório, foram de 0,5 e 1,0%, com e sem Sphagnum, respectivamente. Nestas duas condições, a área foliar média do eucalipto foi reduzida em 24 e 23%, respectivamente. As análises de solução do solo dos tratamentos permitiram concluir que os teores de nutrientes e as características químicas destes foram pouco alterados pelos tratamentos, sendo pouco provável que a redução do crescimento do E. grandis se deva às restrições nas quantidades de nutrientes disponíveis.Two experiments were carried out under greenhouse conditions to evaluate the possible allelopathic effect of 18 weed species on the initial development of eucalyptus

  4. Alelopatia de duas espécies de braquiária em sementes de três espécies de estilosantes Allelopathy of two brachiaria species in seeds of three species of stylosanthes

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    Adriana Paula D'Agostini Contreiras Rodrigues

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A alelopatia é muito comum em gramíneas como a Brachiaria brizantha e B. decumbens, podendo representar um problema em pastagens consorciadas com Stylosanthes, já que, nessa situação, a perpetuação da leguminosa depende da ressemeadura natural. Apesar da grande quantidade de sementes de estilosantes produzidas anualmente, nessas pastagens consorciadas, observa-se, em campo, pequena quantidade de plantas jovens, o que pode ser atribuído a um possível efeito alelopático da gramínea. Considerando a importância da alelopatia no consórcio de braquiárias com estilosantes, testou-se o potencial alelopático de extratos de Brachiaria brizantha e B. decumbens na germinação de sementes de três espécies de estilosantes. Verificou-se que há efeito alelopático negativo de B. brizantha e B. decumbens na germinação de sementes de Stylosanthes guianensis e somente de B. decumbens na germinação de S. capitata; há efeito alelopático positivo de B. brizantha nas sementes de S. macrocephala; não há efeito alelopático de B. brizantha na germinação de sementes de S. capitata e nem de B. decumbens em S. macrocephala.The allelopathy is very common in grasses such as Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens, could represent a problem in pastures consortium with Stylosantes since, in this situation, the perpetuation of the legume dependent natural reseed. In spite of the great amount of estilosantes seed produced annually in those pastures consortium, it is observed in field, small amount of young plants, which can be attributed to a possible allelopathic effect of the grass. Considering the importance of allelopathy in the consortium of Brachiaria with estilosantes, we tested the allelopathic potential of extracts of B. brizantha and B. decumbens on seed germination of three estilosantes species. It was found that there allelopathic negative effect of B. brizantha and B. decumbens on seed germination of Stylosanthes guianensis and

  5. The Damage Capacity of Mahanarva spectabilis (Distant, 1909 (Hemiptera: Cercopidae Adults on Brachiaria ruziziensis Pasture

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    Tiago Teixeira Resende

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the damage caused by adult Mahanarva spectabilis (Distant, 1909 (Hemiptera: Cercopidae on Brachiaria ruziziensis (Germain & Evard under field conditions. A total of 0, 4, 8, 12, or 16 M. spectabilis adults per plot were maintained for 6 days. Thereafter, the insects were removed from the plant, and the following parameters were evaluated: chlorophyll content, damage score, dry as well as fresh weights, percentage of shoots’ dry matter, and the forage’s ability to regrow. The chlorophyll content was significantly reduced; the damage score and percentage of dry matter in plants increased depending on the increased insect infestation density after 6 days of exposure. In contrast, no change was observed on the B. ruziziensis fresh and dry weights as well as the regrowth capacity depending on the M. spectabilis infestation densities. Attacks by 8 adult M. spectabilis per clump of B. ruziziensis with an average of 80 tillers for 6 days were sufficient to reduce the chlorophyll content and the functional plant loss index. This density can be a reference for spittlebug integrated management in Brachiaria.

  6. Uso de n-alcanos na estimativa da composição botânica da dieta em ovinos alimentados com diferentes proporções de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf e Arachis pintoi Koprov e Gregory Use of n-alkanes to estimate the dietary botanical composition in sheep fed different proportions of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf and Arachis pintoi Koprov and Gregory

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    Nelson Massaru Fukumoto

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste experimento objetivou-se avaliar o poder discriminatório dos n-alcanos para estimar com acurácia e precisão a composição botânica da dieta em ovinos alimentados com diferentes proporções de Arachis pintoi Koprov & Gregory cv. Amarillo (0, 15, 30, 45 e 60% e Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Foram utilizados 20 ovinos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com período experimental de dez dias de adaptação à dieta e cinco dias de coleta de fezes. Nas amostras (compostas de fezes do período e nos fenos, foi analisada a concentração de n-alcanos. Para o cálculo da composição botânica, utilizou-se minimização da soma dos quadrados dos desvios, considerando as concentrações dos alcanos nos componentes da dieta e nas fezes. Para a escolha dos alcanos mais discriminatórios, foram utilizadas as análises multivariadas e as variáveis canônicas. As estimativas calculadas foram submetidas à análise de variância. As médias foram comparadas pelo teste t e as correções dos valores estimados em relação aos valores reais foram ajustadas em regressão linear. As variáveis canônicas indicaram que os alcanos C35, C33, C30, C31, C27, C29 e C36 são os de maior potencial discriminatório. O uso desses alcanos nos cálculos foi mais acurado e preciso para estimar a proporção de A. pintoi na dieta que o uso de apenas dois ou três alcanos com poder discriminatório. O melhor ajuste da regressão também foi encontrado para esses alcanos. O teste t para o intercepto da equação (a e o coeficiente de regressão (b indicaram que a = 0 e b = 1, comprovando que os valores estimados são equivalentes aos valores reais. As análises multivariadas mostraram-se ferramentas de grande importância na escolha dos n-alcanos nos cálculos nas estimativas.The objective of this experiment was to use n-alkane to estimate accurately and precisely the botanical composition of dietary forage in sheep fed different proportions of Arachis pintoi

  7. Intoxicação natural por Brachiaria spp. em ovinos no Brasil Central Brachiaria spp. poisoning in sheep in Central Brazil

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    Vanessa S. Mustafa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Brachiaria spp. é a principal forrageira utilizada para ruminantes no Brasil Central, mas a sua toxicidade, devida à presença de saponinas esteroidais, torna-se um importante entrave à sua utilização. Neste trabalho descrevem-se 34 surtos e um foco de intoxicação por Brachiaria spp em ovinos, que ocorreram em diferentes épocas do ano. A morbidade geral foi de 23,2% e a letalidade foi 88,3%. O tempo que os animais permaneceram no pasto até o surgimento dos sinais clínicos da intoxicação por Brachiaria spp. variou de 15 dias até mais de 12 meses. Em 90,1% dos surtos os animais eram menores de 12 meses de idade. O curso clínico da intoxicação variou de 2 a 45 dias. Os sinais clínicos e as lesões macroscópicas foram características de fotossenssibilização hepatógena, no entanto, nos casos mais agudos não foram observadas dermatite nem icterícia, ocorrendo severo edema em face e orelhas. Na histologia do fígado as lesões mais características foram a presença de macrófagos com citoplasma espumoso, encontrados principalmente nos sinusoides hepáticos e, às vezes, com imagens negativas de cristais acutiformes no citoplasma. Em oito das 11 fazendas visitadas os surtos ocorreram em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens; em duas em pastagens de B. brizantha e uma em pastagem de B. decumbens, B. humidicola e Andropogon sp. As concentrações de saponinas nas pastagens, em 5 surtos, variou de 0.3% a 2.56%. As informações geradas neste trabalho permitem a proposta de medidas para controle e profilaxia da intoxicação por Brachiaria spp. no Brasil Central.Brachiaria spp. is the main pasture for ruminants in Central-Brazil, but the crucial problem for their utilization is the toxicity due to the presence of steroidal saponins. This paper reports 35 outbreaks of poisoning by Brachiaria spp in sheep. The poisoning occurred in different seasons of the year. Mean morbidity was 23.2% and mean lethality was 88.3%. The occurrence of

  8. Efeito do tratamento físico associado à adubação em pastagem degradada de braquiária, nos teores de proteína bruta, fibra em detergente neutro e fibra em detergente ácido Effect of the physical treatment associated to fertilization in degraded pastures of brachiaria grass on crude protein, neutral detergent fiber, and acid detergente fiber content

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    Erika Ramos Prazeres Bomfim

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Na região dos cerrados brasileiros, estima-se que atualmente existam 85 milhões de hectares ocupados com pastagens, dos quais 50 milhões de hectares são de pastagens cultivadas, sobretudo com gramíneas de origem africana do gênero Brachiaria, das quais mais de 50% estão degradadas ou em processo de degradação. Conduziu-se este trabalho com o objetivo de avaliar a influência do emprego de tratamentos físicos (grade intermediária e escarificador, de doses de nitrogênio (N e de fósforo (P, além das interações desses fatores na recuperação de uma pastagem degradada de braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Este experimento foi realizado em uma área de pastagem degradada do Departamento de Zootecnia da Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA, sul do estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil. O período experimental estendeu-se de dezembro de 1998 até abril de 2000. Foi utilizado um delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, alocando-se os tratamentos físicos nas parcelas e as adubações de N e P, nas subparcelas. A adubação baseou-se nos resultados da análise de solo e constou da aplicação de 100 kg/ha de N, 100 kg/ha de P2O5 e a combinação dessas duas doses. As aplicações de N e P elevaram os teores de proteína bruta, fibra em detergente ácido, e fibra em detergente neutro apenas em resposta ao P, no tecido vegetal de Brachiaria decumbens. Os tratamentos físicos influenciaram negativamente os teores de proteína bruta; contudo, a associação com o N reduziu esses efeitos negativos, elevando, porém, os teores de fibra em detergente neutro.ABSTRACT - In the Brazilian Cerrado, it is estimated that 85 millions ha exist with pastures with 50 millions ha under cultivated pastures, especially with African grasses of the genus Brachiaria. More than 50% of this pastures are degraded or under degradational process. The objective of this work was to evaluate the influence of physical treatments (offset disk

  9. Estoque de serapilheira e fertilidade do solo em pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens após implantação de leguminosas arbustivas e arbóreas forrageiras

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    André Barbosa Silva

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available As pastagens formam a base da pecuária brasileira; essas sofrem degradação em larga escala por deficiência de nitrogênio (N. O consórcio com leguminosas, além de fixar N, pode apresentar outros efeitos na fertilidade do solo como acidificação ou retirada de nutrientes de camadas mais profundas para as mais superficiais. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o estoque de serapilheira e a fertilidade do solo em pastagens degradadas de braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens, após implantar leguminosas arbustivas e arbóreas forrageiras. Para isso, uma amostragem foi realizada em março de 2010 em um experimento no campo, introduzindo pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens, em julho de 2008, com sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniifolia, leucena (Leucaena leucocephala, mororó (Bauhinia cheilantha e gliricídia (Gliricidia sepium, além de braquiária adubada e não adubada com N. As amostras de solo e serapilheira foram coletadas aos 0-10, 10-20 e 20-40 cm de profundidade, em três transectos, alternando pontos cobertos por gramíneas e leguminosas, totalizando sete amostras compostas por parcela para determinar pH, P, K, Ca, Mg e Al no solo, enquanto SB, t e m foram calculados. A serapilheira foi separada visualmente em leguminosas, gramíneas e materiais não identificados, em que foram utilizados para quantificação de matéria seca, matéria orgânica, N, P, C, fibra detergente ácido e lignina. A introdução das leguminosas aumentou os teores de N total na serapilheira e reduziu as relações C:N, com destaque para gliricídia e sabiá; entretanto, essa última apresentou elevados teores de lignina. Houve efeito significativo da cobertura por leguminosas, sem diferenças entre essas, para pH e K, na profundidade de 0-10 cm, e para Al e m, aos 10-20 cm de profundidade.

  10. Valor nutritivo do feno de braquiária amonizado com uréia ou inoculado com Pleurotus ostreatus Nutritive value of Brachiaria decumbens hay ammoniated with urea or innoculated with Pleurotus ostreatus

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    Patrick Schmidt

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Verificou-se, mediante análises de composição química e ensaio de digestibilidade com ovinos, o efeito dos tratamentos químico (amonização com uréia e biológico (inoculação com o fungo Pleurotus ostreatus sobre o valor nutritivo do feno de Brachiaria decumbens. Ambos os tratamentos duraram 42 dias; após esse período, o feno foi seco e moído para fornecimento aos animais. As dietas experimentais foram: feno não tratado (FNT; feno não tratado + uréia (FNT + U; feno inoculado com fungo + uréia (FTB + U; e feno amonizado + feno não tratado (FTQ + FNT. As dietas FNT + U, FTB + U e FTQ + FNT foram isonitrogenadas. Tanto o tratamento químico como o biológico causaram mudanças na composição química do feno. A amonização elevou os teores de proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente ácido (FDA e reduziu os teores de hemicelulose (HEM e a proporção de hemicelulose na parede celular (HEM-FDN. Já o tratamento biológico tendeu a aumentar o teor de PB; elevou os teores de FDA, lignina (LIG, a proporção de celulose na parede celular (CEL-FDN e a proporção de lignina na parede celular (LIG-FDN; e reduziu os teores de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, HEM e HEM-FDN. Entretanto, diminuiu a digestibilidade da matéria seca (MS, FDN, celulose (CEL e FDA, mas aumentou o consumo, provavelmente em decorrência do menor teor de FDN e menor tamanho médio de partículas, o que causou maior velocidade de passagem. Os tratamentos biológico e químico são alternativas importantes no incremento do valor nutritivo de materiais lignocelulósicos, todavia, os resultados obtidos neste ensaio não foram satisfatórios.The effect of a chemical treatment (ammoniation with urea or a biological treatment (innoculation with the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus on the nutritive value of Brachiaria decumbens hay was evaluated by means of chemical analyses and a digestibility trial with sheep. Both treatments lasted 42 days, and thereafter the hay was dried

  11. Fontes, doses e modos de aplicação de fósforo na recuperação de pastagem com brachiaria Sources, doses, and application method of phosphorus in the recovery of brachiaria pasture

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    Alfredo Yuji Ieiri

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivando-se avaliar diferentes fontes, doses e métodos de aplicação de fósforo na recuperação da Brachiaria decumbens, um experimento foi conduzido na Fazenda Caminho das Pedras, município de Uberlândia-MG, em Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, textura média, entre novembro de 2003 e abril de 2004. Os tratamentos constaram de três fontes de fósforo (Superfosfato Triplo, Termofosfato magnesiano e hiperfosfato de Gafsa nas dosagens de 0; 50; 100 e 150 kg ha-1 de P2O5, com manejo incorporado e não incorporado, em três repetições, no delineamento de blocos casualizados. Foram utilizadas parcelas de 2,0 x 5,0 m, as quais foram adubadas uniformemente com 330 kg ha-1 de N e 220 kg ha-1 K2O, na forma de uréia + sulfato de amônio e cloreto de potássio, respectivamente. Foi avaliada a produtividade da Brachiaria em três cortes da parte aérea, em um intervalo de 30 dias entre os cortes. A aplicação de fósforo com diferentes fontes e doses promoveu incremento na produtividade da Brachiaria, porém não houve diferença comparando-se os métodos de aplicação. A maior resposta foi obtida com 150 kg ha-1 de P2O5, na forma de superfosfato triplo com produtividade média de 2997 kg ha-1 de MS por corte, e a menor produtividade ocorreu no tratamento com 50 kg ha-1 de P2O5 na forma de hiperfosfato de Gafsa. Houve aumento na porcentagem do fósforo foliar e do fósforo no solo, com aumento da dose em todas as fontes, em ambos extratores. Na avaliação dos extratores, o Mehlich-1 apresentou maior extração na fonte hiperfosfato de Gafsa, contrariando os resultados de produção.The objective of this work was to evaluate different sources, doses and methods of phosphorus application in the recovery of Brachiaria decumbens. An experiment was installed on the "Caminho das Pedras" Farm, in Uberlândia-MG, in Acroustox soil, medium texture, between November 2003 and April 2004. The treatments were three phosphorus sources (Triple Superphosphate

  12. Consumo e produção de leite de vacas mestiças em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens manejada sob duas ofertas diárias de forragem

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    Gomide José Alberto

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido, no período de dezembro/95 a fevereiro/96, com o objetivo de avaliar a produção de leite de vacas mestiças em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens, sob duas ofertas diárias de forragem 4 e 8 kg de matéria seca de forragem verde (MSFV/100 kg de peso vivo dos animais. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, sendo que a produção de leite, corrigida a 4% de gordura, foi analisada por covariância. Por ocasião do primeiro e segundo ciclos de pastejo, observaram-se disponibilidades de 4392±974 e 2598±591 kg/ha de MSFV, respectivamente, não sendo observado efeito das pressões de pastejo adotadas na quantidade de forragem disponível ao início do segundo ciclo de pastejo. Os teores de proteína bruta (9,5% e fibra em detergente neutro (70,1% e os valores de digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (56,4% não foram influenciados pelas ofertas de forragem, embora os dados evidenciassem tendência de maiores teores de proteína e menores teores de FDN nas amostras de forragem dos piquetes que foram pastejados segundo a menor oferta de forragem. O consumo médio diário de matéria seca, 12,4 kg/vaca, e a produção de leite, cuja média foi de 11,0 kg/vaca.dia, não foram afetados pelas ofertas de pasto estudadas.

  13. Reduction of phosphorus concentration in mineral supplement on fertility rate, maternal ability and costs of beef cows reared in pastures of Urochloa decumbens.

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    Costa, Rogério Magnoli; Ponsano, Elisa Helena Giglio; de Souza, Vinícius Carneiro; Malafaia, Pedro

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    Manufacturing and marketing of mineral mixtures with less than 40 g kg(-1) phosphorus (P) is prohibited under Brazilian regulations, although scientific evidence rejects this recommendation. Considering the hypothesis that P levels in commercial mineral supplements can be reduced without affecting animal performance and health, the objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of reducing the concentration of P in the mineral supplement (from 40 to 18 g kg(-1)) of a herd of beef cows grazing tropical pastures of signal grass (Urochloa decumbens). The experiment was carried out in the savanna region of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, during the years 2011 to 2013. Variables analyzed included pregnancy rate, calving interval, weight of calves at weaning, and cost of mineral supplementation. There were no changes in the reproductive parameters of the herd and the weight at weaning of the calves. However, the cost of mineral supplementation was significantly lower when the herd was supplemented with the mineral mix containing only 18 g kg(-1) P. Phosphorus concentration of the forage was analyzed monthly during 1 year and averaged 1.9 ± 0.45 g kg(-1) DM. Thus, it appears possible to reduce P content and cost of mineral supplementation without any adverse effects on the health and productivity of beef cattle herds in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul. However, the final decision should be made based on the clinical-nutritional examination and by constant technical assistance to the farm.

  14. EFFECT OF LEGUME TREES ON SOIL MACROFAUNA OF A Brachiaria brizantha cv. MARANDU PASTURE EFEITO DE LEGUMINOSAS ARBÓREAS SOBRE A MACROFAUNA DO SOLO EM PASTAGEM DE Brachiaria brizantha cv. MARANDU

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    Avílio Antonio Franco

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    The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of four legume tree species in a Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pasture on soil macrofauna density and diversity, in a low natural fertility soil. The tree leguminous species introduced in the pasture were Pseudosamanea guachapele, Mimosa artemisiana, Mimosa tenuiflora, and Enterolobium contortisiliquum. The macrofauna sampling consisted in collecting six soil monoliths with 25 cm x 25 cm x 30 cm under tree canopies or in a transect in the single Brachiaria pasture. The densities varied from 602 individuals.m-2 under the canopy of E. contortisiliquum to two individuals.m-2 in the single pasture. The largest group richness was found under M. tenuiflora canopy (ten groups, followed by P. guachapele (nine groups, E. contortisiliquum (seven groups and M. artemisiana (six groups. The leguminous species influence was related to N content and to C:N ratio of leaf material. M. artemisiana and M. tenuiflora favored the occurrence of Oligochaeta and Coleoptera larvae, while under the P. guachapele and E. contortisiliquum canopies Formicidae activity was more intense.

    KEY-WORDS: Soil macrofauna; sivipastoral systems; soil quality.

    O objetivou deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de quatro espécies leguminosas arbóreas, em uma pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, com dois anos de estabelecimento, sobre a densidade e diversidade da macrofauna de um planossolo de baixa fertilidade natural. As espécies arbóreas introduzidas na pastagem foram: Pseudosamanea guachapele, Mimosa artemisiana, Mimosa tenuiflora e Enterolobium contortisiliquum. A amostragem da macrofauna consistiu na retirada de seis monolitos de solo com 25 cm x 25 cm x 30 cm sob a copa das árvores ou em um transecto na pastagem solteira. As densidades variaram de 602

  15. Energy analysis in a swine production system with use of manure as bio fertilizer in pasture; Analise energetica em sistema de producao de suinos com aproveitamento dos dejetos como biofertilizante em pastagem

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    Souza, Cassio V. [Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM), Diamantina, MG (Brazil)], email: agro.cassio@hotmail.com; Campos, Alessandro T. [Universidade Federal de Lavras (DEG/UFLA), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia], email: campos@deg.ufla.br; Bueno, Osmar C. [Universidade Estadual Paulista (FCA/UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Ciencias Agronomicas; Silva, Enilson B. [Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM), Diamantina, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Agronomia

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    This work objective was to esteem the amount of energy employed in a complete cycle swine production and the energy balance of the system with utilization of the generated manure as bio fertilizer in pasture area, by using five cycles' average data, in a commercial farm in Diamantina municipal district - MG Brazil. The energy coefficient of each involved component was quantified in the productive process of finished swine, residues treatment and Brachiaria decumbens pasture production, in the form of ration, human labor, electric power, machines and equipment, fuel and lubricants, buildings, finished swine production and Brachiaria decumbens production. The average quantity of energy to produce 1 kg of alive swine was of 53.35 MJ. Of total employed energy in the system 76.03% (1,067,106.07 MJ) refers to the inputs and 23.97% (331,400 MJ) refers to the outputs, resulting in an energy efficiency coefficient of 0.31. The energy converted in swine for abate corresponded to 55.58% (184,200 MJ) of the outputs, while the pasture of Brachiaria decumbens reached a value of 44.42% (147,200 MJ). (author)

  16. Recovery of degraded pasture in Rondônia: macronutrients and productivity of brachiaria brizantha Recuperação de pastagem degradada em Rondônia: macronutrientes e produtividade da brachiaria brizantha

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    Norberto Cornejo Noronha

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Pasture is the main form of land use in Amazonia. Over time the pasture grass loses vigor and yields decrease, indicating a certain degree of degeneration. The main causes of degradation are lack of pasture maintenance and subsequent weed infestation, the choice of regionally unsuitable forage species and excessive grazing. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of different recovery managements on soil chemical properties and grass yield of a degraded pasture in Rondônia. For this purpose, an experiment was installed in October 2001, consisting of five treatments: C = control; HA = harrowing + NPK + micronutrients; HE = Herbicide + NK + micronutrients; R = No-tillage rice + NPK + micronutrients; and S = No-tillage soybean + PK + micronutrients. The following N, P and K sources were used: ammonium sulfate for N, calcined phosphate for P and potassium chloride for K. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design with four replications. The shoot dry matter yield of the grass was analyzed as of the 35th month of experimentation, in a dry and a rainy period. Phosphorus fertilization resulted in significant increases in Ca2+ and Mg2+ and increasing trend of P in the topsoil in the initial months of the experiment in treatments HA and S and increases in Ca2+ and P (trend in the treatment R. The cumulative production of Brachiaria brizantha, from Sep/2004 to Mar/2005, was 30,025, 28,267 and 27,735 kg ha-1 shoot dry matter in the treatments HA, R and S, respectively. These values differed significantly from treatments C and HE, with 17,040 and 17,057 kg ha-1, respectively. It was concluded that phosphorus fertilization associated to pasture reform was effective to raise the dry matter yield of Brachiaria brizantha. Rice or soybean under no-tillage is recommended as a practice of pasture recovery, due to the residual effect of fertilization.As pastagens consistem no principal uso da terra na Amazônia. Com o tempo de

  17. Influência da suplementação com Concentrados nas características de carcaça de bovinos F1 Limousin - Nelore, não-castrados, durante a seca, em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens

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    Santos Eduardo Destéfani Guimarães

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado na Fazenda Experimental de Felixlândia (MG, da EPAMIG, no período de julho a outubro de 1997, com o objetivo de estudar a influência da suplementação com concentrados sobre as características físicas e o rendimento dos cortes da carcaça em 20 novilhos Limousin-Nelore, não-castrados, com 22-23 meses de idade e peso médio de 459 kg ao abate. Retiraram-se, aleatoriamente, quatro animais de cada um dos cinco tratamentos a que foram submetidos durante 112 dias na época seca, em pastagens diferidas de Brachiaria decumbens. No tratamento T1 (referência, os animais nas pastagens receberam apenas sal mineralizado; nos tratamentos T2 (75% milho, T3 (50% milho, T4 (25% milho e T5 (farelo de trigo, foram fornecidas quantidades médias diárias por animal de 3,70 kg de MS de concentrados (equivalente, em matéria natural, a 1% do PV com 24,1% de PB e NDT variando de 67,8% (T5 - farelo de trigo a 85,6% (T2 - 75% milho. Avaliaram-se as características peso, rendimento e comprimento de carcaça, rendimentos de paleta, acém completo, ponta de agulha, alcatra completa e coxão, espessura de gordura subcutânea, área de olho de lombo, porcentagens na carcaça de tecido adiposo, músculos e ossos e a relação músculo/osso. O fornecimento de suplementos proporcionou a obtenção de carcaças mais pesadas (257,0 vs. 203,9 kg, com menor proporção de ossos (15,76 vs. 21,71%, maior relação músculo:osso (3,6 vs. 2,9 e melhor acabamento quando comparado às carcaças dos animais não-suplementados. Os animais suplementados e não-suplementados não diferiram em relação a rendimento e comprimento de carcaça, rendimentos de paleta, acém completo, alcatra completa e coxão, área de olho de lombo (AOL e porcentagem de músculos na carcaça.

  18. Evaluation of ruminal fluid in buffaloes produced extensively in pastures of Brachiaria brizantha in the state of Pará, Northern Brazil

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    V. Duarte Cerqueira

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The examination of the ruminal fluid has great importance in the diagnosis of microbial and biochemical alterations of reticulum and rumen. In the state of Pará buffaloes are produced extensively, mainly in pastures of Brachiaria brizantha. The physiologic parameters of the ruminal content in buffaloes in this condition had not been determined. The objective of this study was to establish normal values for reticulum-ruminal fluid examination in buffaloes in pastures of B. brizantha. Twenty buffaloes of the Murrah breed were used. Samples of ruminal fluid were obtained during 4 days, twice a day, at 7:00am and 5:00pm. The aspect, color, smell, and the sedimentation and fluctuation period (TSF of the fluid were analyzed macroscopically. Physico-chemical analysis included pH, glucose fermentation, methilene blue reduction (RAM and total acidity. All animal had a green-olive ruminal fluid with viscous consistency, and aromatic smell. The pH varied from 6.95 to 7.03. The RAM test varied from 126.74 to 291.83 seconds and the TSF from 266.7 to 298.89 seconds. Glucose fermentation produced 0.69 to 0.78 ml of gas per hour. Total acidity was 18.11 to 18.32 UC. In the microbiologic examination the number of protozoa was 551,377.31 to 518,860.72 with predominance of Gram negative bacteria.

  19. Desempenho de pontas de pulverização em Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 para controle de ninfas de cigarrinhas das pastagens Spray nozzles performance in Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 for pastures spittlebugs nymphs control

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    Cleber D. de G. Maciel

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo estudar o desempenho de pontas de pulverização na deposição da calda inseticida para o controle de ninfas de cigarrinhas das pastagens em Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4. Doze tratamentos foram estudados em esquema fatorial 6x2, constituídos pelo contraste de seis pontas de pulverização e pressões de 196 e 392 kPa: TF-VP2 (336 L ha-1 e 467 L ha-1; AI11002-VS (184 L ha-1 e 200 L ha-1; XR11002-VS (200 L ha-1 e 280 L ha-1; TT11002-VP (200 L ha-1 e 280 L ha-1; TJ60-11002VS (208 L ha-1 e 280 L ha-1 e TX-VK4 (72 L ha-1 e 97 L ha-1. Para monitorar a deposição das caldas de pulverização, utilizaram-se os traçadores Azul Brilhante FD&C-1 (0,3% p/v e Amarelo de Tartrasina FD&C-5 (0,6% p/v. Alvos artificiais, constituídos de lâminas de vidro, foram posicionados na base das plantas, próximos à superfície do solo, e os depósitos por unidade de área das soluções pulverizadas foram quantificados por espectrofotometria. As pontas TF-VP2, XR11002-VS e AI11002-VS, nas pressões de 196 e 392 kPa, proporcionam as maiores deposições da calda de pulverização na região das espumas das cigarrinhas das pastagens, apesar de apresentarem menor uniformidade na distribuição dos depósitos em relação a TX-VK4, XR110.02-VS e TJ110.02-VS. O aumento da pressão de 196 para 392 kPa promoveu aumento na deposição da calda de pulverização sobre a Brachiaria brizantha e na região onde se encontram as espumas das cigarrinhas para todos os tipos de pontas estudadas.The work aimed to study spray nozzles performance in pesticide sprayer deposition for controlling pastures spittlebugs nymphs in Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 pasture. Twelve treatments were studied in factorial scheme 6x2, constituted by the contrast of six spray nozzles and 196 and 392 kPa work pressures: TF-VP2 (336 L ha-1 and 467 L ha-1; AI11002-VS (184 L ha-1 and 200 L ha-1; XR11002-VS (200 L ha-1 and 280 L ha-1; TT11002-VP (200 L ha-1 and 280 L ha¹; TJ60

  20. Sward canopy structure and performance of beef heifers under supplementation in Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures maintained with three grazing intensities in a continuous stocking system

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    Daniel Rume Casagrande

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to assess the sward canopy structure of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures maintained in three grazing intensities under continuous stocking system during the rainy season, along with the behavior and performance of grazing beef heifers supplemented with mineral salt or an energy/protein supplement. Three levels of forage allowance were assessed: 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 kg of forage/kg of live weight, combined with two supplements (ad libitum mineral salt, and an energy/protein supplement at 0.3% of live weight/day, supplied daily. The experiment was designed as a randomized block study with two replications. The supplements did not influence the variables related to the canopy structure. Canopy height was greater at higher forage allowances during the late summer and early fall. Similarly, the stem mass was greater in pastures with higher forage allowances. Animals fed protein supplement spent less time grazing than animals supplemented with mineral salt. Stocking rate was higher in pastures with lower forage allowance levels, which increased the live weight gain per grazing area. Daily weight gain did not vary according to the forage allowance levels. The use of an energy/protein supplement did not affect the stocking rate; however, it increased individual live weight gain and live weight gain per grazing area compared with mineral salt supplementation. The use of energy/protein supplements is an efficient alternative to enhance animal performance and production under grazing systems during the rainy season

  1. Village-based tropical pasture seed production in Thailand and Laos – a success story

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    Michael D. Hare

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Seed of 6 forage species, Mulato II hybrid brachiaria (Brachiaria ruziziensis x B. decumbens x B. brizantha, Cayman hybrid brachiaria (B. ruziziensis x B. decumbens x B. brizantha, Mombasa guinea (Panicum maximum, Tanzania guinea (P. maximum, Ubon stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis var. vulgaris x var. pauciflora and Ubon paspalum (Paspalum atratum, is currently being produced by more than 1,000 smallholder farmers in villages in northeast Thailand and northern Laos, under contract to Ubon Forage Seeds, Faculty of Agriculture, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand. The seed is mainly exported (95%, with the remainder sold within Thailand. Tropical Seeds LLC, a subsidiary of a Mexican seed company, Grupo Papalotla, employs Ubon Forage Seeds to manage seed production, seed sales and export, and to conduct research on new forage species. This paper details how the development of a smallholder-farmer seed-production program in Thailand and Laos produced positive social and economic outcomes for the village seed-growers. In addition, the strong emphasis on seed quality, high purity, high vigor and high germination enabled pasture growers in more than 20 tropical countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and Central and South America, to establish more than 20,000 ha of pastures over the past 3 years. 

  2. Evaluación de pasturas de Brachiaria decumbens solas o asociadas con Centrosema acutifolium con ganado de doble propósito: I. Evaluación de la disponibilidad, composición botánica, frecuencia y calidad forrajera

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    Ramírez Náder Luis Miguel

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    At the Miravalle farm, located at Florida, Cauca Valley, at southwest of Colombia (3° 20' N, 76° 14'0 and 1150 m of altitude, it was done this experiment an area representative of INCEPTISOL soils acids (pH 5.8-6.3. Mean temperature 25°C and mean anual rainfall 1339 mm. Were used 4 fields of 4 ha each one; two of them had B. decumbens alone and the other two B. decumbens plus C. acutifolium CIAT 5568. Each pasture was grazed in alternating way using 21 days of occupation and 21 days of rest. There was a fixed animal charge of 1.5 animal units per ha. The sampling method was the BOTANAL-2. The green dry matter coming from the grass (GDMG, and from legume (GDML; and the total dry matter (TMD, were always higher for the associate pasture in relation to the alone pasture all over the experiment, with means of 4.627 vs. 2.296; 689 vs. 45  and 6.476 vs. 3.698 kg/ha, for GDMG, GDML and TDM respectively. In contrast, green dry matter coming from the weeds (GDMW and the inert plant material (GDMI were superior for the alone pasture with means of 345 vs. 265 and 798 vs. 631 kg/ha for GDMW and GDMI, respectively. The botanical composition had more stable proportions on the associate pasture than on the alone pasture; having higher percentages in grass, 72 vs. 65% and legume, 11 vs. 1% and lower percentages in weeds, 4 vs. 9% and inert planta material, 9 vs. 22%, respectively. The frequency of presence of species showed similar values between the two pastures, for the grass frequency, 96 vs. 98%, and for the other species, 11 vs. 9%; but higher for the associated pasture at the legume frequency, 81 vs. 12%, in relation to the alone pasture. Also for the associate pasture were obtained lower values for weeds frequency, 47 vs. 52%, and inert plant material, 84 vs. 97%, respectively. Uncover soils, for the associate pasture was lower, 5% than the alone pasture, 16%. The percentage of protein was higher in the legume C. acutifolium 15.3%. For B

  3. Effects of aquous and ethanolic extracts of vegetal species on seed germination of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf/ Ação de extratos aquoso e etanólico de espécies vegetais na germinação de sementes de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf

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    Ricardo Augusto Gorne Viani

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of aquous and ethanolic extracts of medicinal species on seed germination of B. decumbens. The experimental design was completely randomized with 19 treatments (9 aquous extracts, 9 ethanolic extracts and a check was deionized water with 4 replicates. The species and organs used to obtain the extracts were Baccharis trimera (shoot, Baccharis articulata (shoot, Canna denudata (leaves, Cymbopogom citratus (leaves, Eucalyptus citriodora (leaves, Lippia alba (leaves and branches, Momordica charantia (leaves, branches, flowers, fruits and seeds, Ocimum gratissimum (leaves, branches and flowers e Ruta graveolens (leaves and branches. The extracts were obtained by aquous and ethanolic infusions in 10% and 1% concentration respectively. The seeds were treated with extracts for one hour and after this time sowed in plastic boxes. They were maintained in germination chamber (BOD with 16 hours of dark/20ºC and 8 hours of light/35ºC. The evaluation were made at 7Th and 21st days after seeding (DAS. The extraction methods affected seed germination. The use of aquous extract showed greater germination percentage than the ethanolic one at 7Th and 21st days. The evaluated extracts did not affect the seeds’ germination.O objetivo do experimento foi avaliar o efeito dos extratos aquoso e etanólico de espécies medicinais sobre germinação de sementes de B. decumbens. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com 19 tratamentos (9 extratos aquosos, 9 extratos etanólicos e 1 testemunha com água deionizada com quatro repetições. As espécies e as partes das plantas utilizadas para a obtenção dos extratos foram Baccharis trimera (caule, Baccharis articulata (caule, Canna denudata (folhas, Cymbopogom citratus (folhas, Eucalyptus citriodora (folhas, Lippia alba (folhas e ramos, Momordica charantia (folhas, ramos, flores, frutos e sementes, Ocimum gratissimum (folhas, ramos e flores e

  4. Deposição e distribuição de calda de pulverização em plantas de feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris e capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens Deposition and distribution of spraying solution on Phaseolus vulgaris and Brachiaria decumbens

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    C.D.G. Maciel

    2001-04-01

    marker solution on the P. vulgaris and B. decumbens plants, using a sprayer simulator under a controlled environment. The treatments were: nozzle fan jet XR Teejet (XR110.02VS + surfactant (Aterbane BR - 0.5% v/v; nozzle Conejet (TXVK-4 + surfactant (Aterbane BR - 0.5% v/v; nozzle fan jet XR Teejet (XR110.02VS and nozzle Conejet (TXVK-4. A solution of NaCl (0.5% + Orange Poliglow colour (0.5% + mancozeb (0.5% was applied in all treatments. The experimental units consisted of pots with two B. decumbens target plants underneath one P. vulgaris target plant. Droplet distribution over B. decumbens leaves was evaluated with black light, and deposition by electric conductivity of the sprayer solution collected by washing the targets in deionized water. The spraying nozzles, XR Teejet and Conejet, did not show deposition difference on P. vulgaris leaves, under equal spray solution conditions. However, the nozzle with fan jet XR Teejet (XR110.02VS and the nozzle Conejet (TXVK-4 provided, respectively, 67.1% and 61.5% increase on the leaf area deposition and 106,4% and 66.9% increase dry weight increase, when compared to the nozzle with fan jet XR Teejet (XR110.02VS + surfactant (Aterbane BR - 0.5% v/v and the nozzle Conejet (TXVK-4 + surfactant (Aterbane BR - 0.5% v/v. Nozzle Conejet provided higher uniform distribution, when compared to nozzle XR Teejet.

  5. Influência do nitrogênio e do fósforo na produção do capim-braquiária Influence of nitrogen and phosphorus on Brachiaria decumbens stapf. production

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    Albertí Ferreira Magalhães

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento foi conduzido para avaliar a produção de MS, a relação folha:colmo, o teor de PB e a eficiência de resposta ao nitrogênio da folha e do colmo do capim-braquiária adubado com diferentes doses de nitrogênio e de fósforo durante o verão. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com três repetições, em esquema fatorial 4 × 3, composto de quatro doses de nitrogênio (N (0, 100, 200 e 300 kg/ha/ano, utilizando-se o sulfato de amônio, e três doses de P2O5 (0, 50 e 100 kg/ha/ano, utilizando-se o superfosfato simples. A quantidade de K aplicada foi de 40 kg/ha/ano. Os cortes (a 20 cm do solo foram realizados em intervalos de 28 dias, totalizando três cortes durante o experimento. Após cada corte, foi realizada adubação, conforme os tratamentos. A adubação nitrogenada afetou a produção de MS, que apresentou valores máximos de 5.345,6 e 4.857,7 kg/ha para folha e colmo, respectivamente. A relação folha:colmo foi maior (1,31 na dose de N de 200 kg/ha, independentemente da dose de fósforo. A adubação nitrogenada teve efeito quadrático sobre o teor de PB das folhas e efeito linear sobre o teor de PB no colmo. A adubação com fósforo, no entanto, não teve efeito sobre essas variáveis. A eficiência de utilização do N teve efeito quadrático quando utilizadas doses crescentes de N. O ponto de máxima foi obtido com 245,3 kg de N, dose que proporcionou 18,84 kg de MS/kg de N.This experiment was conducted to evaluate the DM production, leaf:stem ratio, CP content and leaf and stem efficiency response to nitrogen of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. grass, fertilized with different N and P doses during the summer period. A completely randomized experimental design was used, with three replicates in a 4 x 3 factorial arrangement, composed by four N doses (0, 100, 200 and 300 kg/ha/year, using ammonium sulfate, and three P2O5 doses (0, 50 and 100 kg/ha/year, using super simple phosphate. The K

  6. Herbage allowance effects on the characteristics of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures and the production and economic viability of Nellore heifers

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    Alexandre Menezes Dias

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the effect of three herbage allowances (5, 10, and 15 kg dry matter [DM] 100-1 of body weight [BW] for Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures in a continuous grazing system on the morphological and nutritional characteristics of forage, animal performance, and economic viability in Nellore heifers. The total experimental area was 60 ha, divided into 12 paddocks of 5 ha each, with 4 paddocks per treatment. The experimental animals were Nellore heifers (260 in total, with average BW of 301.16 ± 9.12 kg, receiving 0.4 % BW in multiple supplements. We evaluated the production, structural characteristics, and nutritional value of the forage, productive performance, carcass characteristics, and economic viability of each allowance. There were significant effects for the production, st uctural characteristics, and nutritional value of the forage treatment. The proportions of leaves were 42.40, 38.20, and 30.88 % and the leaf:stem ratios were 1.22, 1.03, and 0.83 for the 5, 10, and 15 kg DM 100-1 BW herbage allowances, respectively. The average daily weight gain (mean 0.42, 0.75, and 0.63 kg daily-1 and stocking rate (3.35, 1.87, and 1.26 animal unit ha-1 had a significant effect for the 5, 10, and 15 kg DM 100-1 BW forage allowance, respectively. The herbage allowances were evaluated as being economically viable with a profit margin of 10.37, 23.65, and 14.43 % for the 5, 10, and 15 kg DM 100-1 BW allowances, respectively. The greatest pasture response was found in the 5 kg DM 100-1 BW allowance and was related to better nutritional values and morphological characteristics of the pasture and greater stoking rate and weight gain per area. The herbage allowance of 10 kg DM 100-1 BW be applied to obtain higher animal performance and better economic viability of heifers in B. brizantha cv. Marandu pastures in a continuous grazing method that are receiving protein-energy supplementation.

  7. Performance of dairy heifers raised on Xaraés palissadgrass (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés pasture supplemented with two types of mineral mixture

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    Carlos Augusto B. de Carvalho

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects of selective (e.g. mineral supplement formulated on the basis of nutritional and clinical examination of the herd or commercial mineral supplementation of crossbred dairy heifers (Holstein-Mantiqueira, on daily weight gain (DWG, body condition score (BCS, age at first mating (AFM and the intake of mineral mixture (IMM managed on Xaraés palissadgrass pasture (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés were evaluated from February 2006 to March 2008. Structural characteristics, forage allowance and nutritional value of Xaraés palissadgrass were also evaluated. The structural variables of pasture, allowances and nutritive value of forage, besides the DWG were only affected (p<0.05 by season, with highest results for spring and summer. Throughout the experimental period (730 days, no sign of mineral deficiency was detected in heifers that ingested the selective supplement. The DWG and AFM were not influenced by the mineral mixture offered (0.52 and 0.33 kg/day during the spring/summer and in fall/winter for DWG, respectively, and 813 days of AFM. The IMM was higher for commercial mineral mixture than for selective (61.6 and 51.0g/day respectively. The BCS was slightly higher for selective (3.17 than for the commercial (3.02 mineral mixture. Thus, the selective mineral supplement was a strategy to prevent mineral deficiency in this herd and resulted in similar performance at lower costs (e.g. due to less IMM of crossbred heifers when compared with the commercial mineral supplementation.

  8. Avaliação qualitativa da pastagem de capim tanner-grass (Brachiaria arrecta, por três diferentes métodos de amostragem Quality evaluation of the tanner grass (Brachiaria arrecta pasture, by three different collection methods

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    Rafael Henrique de Tonissi e Buschinelli de Goes

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a qualidade da pastagem de Brachiaria arrecta, classificada anteriormente como B. radicans utilizando-se as metodologias da extrusa, pastejo simulado e disponibilidade total. Para a coleta da extrusa, utilizaram-se três novilhos fistulados no esôfago. A disponibilidade total do pasto foi obtida pelo corte rente ao solo, com um quadrado metálico (0,5 x 0,5 m, e o pastejo simulado foi colhido manualmente. Para a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca, ocorreu efeito do mês de amostragem, mas não entre as metodologias de coleta utilizadas, em que a extrusa apresentou maiores valores (62,10%. Não ocorreu diferença para os teores de proteína bruta, entre os métodos do pastejo simulado e da extrusa. Os valores de PB para o método de disponibilidade total foram abaixo de 7% e os de FDN (72,3% e FDA (38,2%, encontrados para os três métodos, confirmaram que as forrageiras tropicais são ricas em parede celular. As amostras obtidas pela disponibilidade total não foram representativas da dieta ingerida pelos bovinos. O método de amostragem influiu na determinação da composição química da pastagem. O pastejo simulado pode servir para uma estimativa satisfatória da dieta selecionada por bovinos.The quality of B. radicans, former B. radicans pasture, was evaluated using extrusa collection, hand-plucked and total availability methods. Three esophageous fistulated steers were used for the extrusa collection. Samples for total availability of the pasture were collected cutting plant material close to the ground inside a metalic square (0.5 x 0.5m. hand-plucked method was performed manually. There was a significant effect for the months of collection for the in vitro dry matter disapperance, but not among the collection methods tested. The extrusa collection method showing the highest values (62.1%. There was no difference for crude protein among the simulated grazing and extrusa methods. The CP values for the total

  9. Efeito da suplementação sobre a digestibilidade dos nutrientes e desempenho de bezerros lactentes mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha = Effect of supplementation on nutrient digestibility and performance of lactating calves fed with Brachiaria brizantha pastures

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    Alexandre Amstalden Moraes Sampaio

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliado o efeito da suplementação e do tipo do suplemento sobre adigestibilidade dos nutrientes e o desempenho de bezerros Canchim lactentes mantidos em pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu durante os meses de fevereiro a maio. Os tratamentos foram: sem e com suplementação em creep-feeding com concentrado proteico, comconcentrado energético e com concentrado energético-proteico. Em quadrado latino, foi avaliada a digestibilidade dos nutrientes, utilizando-se quatro bezerros mantidos em baias individuais, recebendo feno da mesma forrageira e com mamadas controladas duas vezes ao dia. O desempenho foi avaliado em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, sendo os 23 bezerros mantidos junto com as matrizes. A suplementação com concentrado energético-proteico determinou melhor ingestão e aproveitamento dos nutrientes (65% de digestibilidade da matéria seca, desempenho dos bezerros (ganhos de peso de 0,98 kg dia-1 e manutenção do peso e das reservas corporais das matrizes. A utilização de suplemento proteico não mostrou bons resultados, sendo estes inferiores inclusive ao desempenho dos bezerros que não receberam suplementação, 0,56 e 0,77 kg dia-1, respectivamente. O desempenho dos bezerros no tratamento sem suplementação foi semelhante àqueles que receberam suplemento energético, porém asmatrizes tiveram redução mais acentuada do peso corporal e das reservas energéticas. A suplementação com concentrado energético-proteico para bezerros lactentes mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu no início da seca mostrou ser uma técnica quebeneficia o desempenho desses animais e das matrizes.This study evaluated the effect of supplementation and the type of supplement on nutrient digestibility and performance of lactating calves fed with Brachiara brizantha cv. Marandu pasture from February to May. The treatments were: supplementation in creep-feeding with protein concentrate, with energy concentrate

  10. BOVINE CATTLE FED WITH BRACHIARIA AND ANDROPOGON GRASS: HEMATOLOGY AND CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BOVINOS ALIMENTADOS COM CAPIM BRACHIARIA E ANDROPOGON: HEMATOLOGIA E BIOQUÍMICA CLÍNICA

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    Mitsue Haragushi

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Outbreaks of hepatogenous photosensitivity in cattle in Brachiaria decumbens pastures has been associated with Pithomyces chartaraum spores or with lithogenic saponins in pastures. The objective of this work was to evaluate the laboratorial aspects of the hepatic alterations of cattle fed with Brachiaria brizantha and B. decumbens mix and Andropogon gayanus grass, as well as their correlation with the live weight gains. Fifty bulls were divided into two groups of 25 animals and fed, from weaning to slaughter, with one distinct type of grass. During 30 months and every 60 days blood samples were collected from all the animals, and they were weighed and clinically examined. Samples of the grasses were also collected in the same periods. The amount of P. chartarum spores and concentration of lithogenic saponins from the pastures were determined for a subsequent comparison with the clinical biochemistry results. Any animal showed clinic alterations, weight gains, however, were greater in the A. gayanus group. Hemoglobin concentration, hematocryte levels and erythrocytes number, total and indirect bilirubin were correlated with weight gains. Cattle fed with Brachiaria spp. e Andropogon gayanus showed similar hematological and hepatic function profiles. During the experimental period, independent of the grass type ingested, an increase of AST, GGT and bilirrubin was observed also with an absence of clinical signals suggesting a presence of sub-clinical chronic hepatic alteration.

    KEY WORDS: Aspartate aminotransferase, gama glutamyltransferase, photosensitivity, saponin, sporidesmin.

    A fotossensibilização hepatógena em bovinos vem sendo associada a fatores como esporidesmina produzida pelo fungo Pithomyces chartarum e saponinas litogênicas das pastagens, e o consumo de capim Brachiaria tem sido responsabilizado pela ocorrência dessa enfermidade. Avaliaram-se os aspectos laboratoriais das alterações hepáticas de bovinos

  11. Fotossensibilização em ovinos associada à ingestão de Brachiaria brizantha no estado do Pará Photosensitization of sheep kept on Brachiaria brizantha pasture in the state of Pará

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    Tatiane Teles Albernaz

    2010-09-01

    que não receberam foram semelhantes, já os valores de creatinina, AST e bilirrubinas foram menores nos animais que receberam fluido ruminal em comparação aos que não receberam. Foram determinados dois tipos de saponinas nas amostras de B. brizantha dos surtos e do experimento, a metilprotodioscina e a protodioscina. O nível de saponina no surto 01 e 02 foi 0,92% e 0,88%, respectivamente. Os níveis de saponinas no experimento variaram de 1,13% a 1,62%. A quantidade de Pithomyces chartarum, tanto nos surtos quanto no experimento, foi insignificante. Na necropsia foi verificada icterícia generalizada, fígado com consistência aumentada de coloração amarelada e com padrão lobular acentuado. Nos rins foi observada coloração amarelo-esverdeado e aumento de tamanho. As alterações histológicas ocorreram principalmente no fígado e consistiram de leve proliferação das vias biliares nos espaços porta, presença de hepatócitos binucleados, presença de macrófagos espumosos, necrose incipiente de hepatócitos isolados, colangite, presença de cristais em macrófagos e hepatócitos.Two outbreaks of photosensitization by Brachiaria brizantha were studied and an experiment was performed in Santa Inês and Dorper crossbred sheep, two to three months old, on a farm in Santa Luzia do Pará municipality. These animals were kept from birth until about two months of age in a suspended stall floor, fed purple elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum cv. purple, and had minerals and water ad libitum. After this period they were placed into a paddock of B. brizantha. At the time of the outbreaks and the experimental studies, the farm was visited for epidemiological assessment and clinical examination of the sheep, collection of blood samples for measurement of gamma glutamyltransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, conjugated bilirubin, unconjugated bilirubin, urea, and creatinine. Pasture samples were collected for saponin determination and count of Pithomyces chartarum

  12. Evaluación de pasturas de Brachiaria decumbens solas o asociadas con Centrosema acutifolium con ganado de doble propósito: II. Evaluación de la productividad animal

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    Ramírez Náder Luis Miguel

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    significativas. En la pastura asociada las vacas presentaron mayor porcentaje de preñez (58.3% vs 33.3% y la totalidad de las vacas no preñadas presentaban actividad ovárica. Se estimó una diferencia de tres meses adicionales de intervalo entre partos en las vacas que pastorearon la pastura sola. Trabajo de investigación realizado dentro del programa colaborativo entre el Fondo Ganadero del Valle del Cauca y el Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical CIAT. La investigación, se hizo acreedora al Premio Nacional a la "Mejor Investigación en Bovinos", otorgado por el Bando Ganadero en el 18° Congreso Nacional de Medicina Veterinaria y de Zootecnia, realizado en agosto de 1992.

    In the second part of this research were evaluated the influence of pastures on the animal production productivity in a dual purpose cattle. Four fields of 4 ha. each one were used; two of them had B. decumbens alone and the other two B. decumbens plus C. acutifolium CIAT 5568. Each pasture was grazed in alternating way, using 21 days of occupation and 21 days of rest There was a fixed animal charge of 1,5 animal units per ha. At the beginning of the experiment there were 24 cows with their calves from the dual-prupose type: 15 from the Native "Harton of Valley" breed and 9 from "Mestizo" racial type (Creole and Zebu cattle crossed with european milking cows. Animals were split random in 2 groups in a "continuous" type of assay in which the animals always were located m the same pasture (treatment. The total milk production analysis was made by mean of an adjustment (including the no milking days. With those data adjusted and corrected by covariance analysis, in which the covariable was the sum of the milk production obtained during the first three days of milking, there was a statistical significant difference (P > 0.056 favoring the associate pasture with a milk production (680 kg, 236 days of lactation, in relation with the pasture alone (550 kg, 241 days of lactation, having a 24% of

  13. Brachiaria hybrids: potential, forage use and seed yield

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    Esteban A. Pizarro; Michael D. Hare; Mpenzi Mutimura; Bai Changjun

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    A brachiaria breeding program initiated in 1988 at CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Cali, Colombia) combined desirable attributes found in accessions of Brachiaria brizantha and B. decumbens. Three apomictic hybrids have been released (cvv. Mulato, Mulato II and Cayman). Mulato showed agronomic potential but seed yields were low. Trials in Central America demonstrated the superiority of Mulato II, a vigorous grass with deep and branched roots, giving it excellent drought to...

  14. Signal grass structure at different sites of the same pasture under three grazing intensities - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v35i1.11801

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    Full Text Available The experiment was conducted to evaluate Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk at different sites of the same pasture featuring varying grazing intensities (under grazed, properly grazed and overgrazed. The pasture was managed under continuous stocking using 200-kg cattle and grass height kept at about 25 cm. The randomized block design was used, with three replications. Sward height (38.0 cm and extended plant height (85.2 cm were greater at the under grazed site. The falling index was lower at the properly grazed site (1.28. At the under grazed site, the masses of green leaf blade (3442 kg ha-1 DM, green stem (8370 kg ha-1 DM, green forage (11812 kg ha-1 DM and total forage (14137 kg ha-1 DM were higher when compared to the overgrazed and properly grazed sites. Dead material mass was higher at the properly grazed (3422 kg ha-1 DM and under grazed (2324 kg ha-1 DM sites. At the under grazed sites, there was a higher occurrence of tillers taller than 40 cm. Tillers with sizes between 10 and 30 cm predominated in properly grazed sites. In overgrazed site there was a higher share of tillers with sizes smaller than 20 cm. There is spatial variability of vegetation in the same pasture of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk due to uneven grazing by cattle.

  15. Aislamiento y caracterización de secuencias de genes expresados diferencialmente en Brachiaria decumbens Sttapff cv. Basilisk, asociados a la resistencia al estrés por aluminio (al+3) en suelos ácidos

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    La toxicidad por aluminio es uno de los factores más limitantes de la producción agrícola en los suelos ácidos. En este sentido es claro que la agricultura mundial requiere, para mantener y aumentar las producciones actuales, cultivares con alta tolerancia o resistencia a la toxicidad por aluminio que se presenta en nuestros suelos ácidos. Algunas especies de Brachiaria han mostrado alto grado de resistencia al estrés por aluminio. Para su caracterización se han hecho varias aproximaciones co...

  16. Armazenamento de sementes de braquiária peletizadas e tratadas com fungicida e inseticida Brachiaria coated seed storage treated with fungicide and insecticide

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    Carlos Eduardo Pereira

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    Full Text Available A qualidade de sementes é fundamental para o sucesso da formação de pastagem, de forma que é importante viabilizar tecnologias para elas. Assim, objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o desempenho de sementes de Brachiaria decumbens peletizadas e tratadas com fungicida e inseticida, durante o armazenamento. As sementes foram tratadas com thiabendazol na dosagem de 200mL 100kg-1 de sementes, com fipronil na dosagem de 500mL 100kg-1 de sementes e com a mistura de ambos (nas mesmas dosagens e parte não foi submetida a esses tratamentos (testemunha. Posteriormente, as sementes foram peletizadas utilizando-se uma mistura de areia + microcelulose e cola Cascorex - PVA (20%, as quais em seguida foram armazenadas em condições ambientais em armazém convencional (temperatura e umidade relativa do ar média de 21,9°C e 68%, respectivamente, durante 12 meses. As sementes foram avaliadas inicialmente e a cada quatro meses com as seguintes avaliações: teor de água, teste de germinação, índice de velocidade de germinação, teste de emergência e índice de velocidade de emergência. A peletização das sementes de Brachiaria decumbens com areia e microcelulose prejudica a porcentagem e velocidade de germinação, bem como a emergência de plântulas durante o armazenamento. Sementes de Brachiaria decumbens cv. 'Basilisk' tratadas com fipronil, thiabendazol, ou com ambos, não devem ser armazenadas por mais de oito meses.The quality of seed is crucial to the success of pasture formation. Thus the aim of this research was to evaluate the performance of Brachiaria decumbens seeds pelleted and treated with fungicides and insecticides during storage. The seeds were treated with thiabendazole at a dosage of 200mL 100kg-1 of seeds, with fipronil at a dosage of 500mL 100kg-1 of seeds and a mixture of both (in the same dosages and some was not subjected to such treatment (control. Subsequently the seeds were coated using a mixture of sand

  17. Sward characteristics and performance of dairy cows in organic grass-legume pastures shaded by tropical trees.

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    Paciullo, D S C; Pires, M F A; Aroeira, L J M; Morenz, M J F; Maurício, R M; Gomide, C A M; Silveira, S R

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    The silvopastoral system (SPS) has been suggested to ensure sustainability in animal production systems in tropical ecosystems. The objective of this study was to evaluate pasture characteristics, herbage intake, grazing activity and milk yield of Holstein×Zebu cows managed in two grazing systems (treatments): SPS dominated by a graminaceous forage (Brachiaria decumbens) intercropped with different leguminous herbaceous forages (Stylosanthes spp., Pueraria phaseoloides and Calopogonium mucunoides) and legume trees (Acacia mangium, Gliricidia sepium and Leucaena leucocephala), and open pasture (OP) of B. decumbens intercropped only with Stylosanthes spp. Pastures were managed according to the rules for organic cattle production. The study was carried out by following a switch back format with 12 cows, 6 for each treatment, over 3 experimental years. Herbage mass was similar (P>0.05) for both treatments, supporting an average stocking rate of 1.23 AU/ha. Daily dry matter intake did not vary (P>0.05) between treatments (average of 11.3±1.02 kg/cow per day, corresponding to 2.23±0.2% BW). Milk yield was higher (P0.05) in subsequent years. The highest (P0.05) milk yields. Low persistence of Stylosanthes guianensis was observed over the experimental period, indicating that the persistence of forage legumes under grazing could be improved using adapted cultivars that have higher annual seed production. The SPS and a diversified botanical composition of the pasture using legume species mixed with grasses are recommended for organic milk production.

  18. INTEGRATION OF MECHANICAL AND CULTURAL CONTROL TREATMENTS TO MANAGE INVASIVE SHRUB Chromolaena odorata AND OTHER WEEDS UNDER DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN PASTURE AREA

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    M. Rusdy

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    Full Text Available A field experiment was conducted on Chromolaena odorata dominated pasture with the objectives of evaluating efficacy of integrated of mechanical and cultural control on weed suppression and determining botanical composition of plant species after treatment started. The treatments were, T1 slashing of Chromolaena every month, T2 digging up of Chromolanea, and exposed to dry (mulching, T3 digging up of Chromolaena followed by burning, T4 digging up of Chromolaena followed by burning and sowing with Centrosema pubescens and T5 digging up of Chromolaena followed by burning and planting with Brachiaria decumbens. Results of experiment showed that under drought conditions, digging up Chromolaena was very effective in suppressing regrowth of Chromolaena but it was not effective to other weeds. Among treatments, digging out of Chromolaena followed by burning and planting with Brachiaria decumbens was the most effective and slashing of Chromolaena every month was the least effective in suppressing weeds. Botanical composition was shifted with treatments. Stachytarpheta jamaicensis and Chromolaena were the dominant species in monthly slashed Chromolaena plots, Stachytarpheta and Calopogonium muconoides were the dominant species in mulched plots while Mimosa pudica, Brachiaria and Centrosema were the dominant species in burnt plots.

  19. INTEGRATION OF MECHANICAL AND CULTURAL CONTROL TREATMENTS TO MANAGE INVASIVE SHRUB Chromolaena odorata AND OTHER WEEDS UNDER DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN PASTURE AREA

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    Full Text Available A field experiment was conducted on Chromolaena odorata dominated pasture with the objectivesof evaluating efficacy of integrated of mechanical and cultural control on weed suppression anddetermining botanical composition of plant species after treatment started. The treatments were, T1slashing of Chromolaena every month, T2 digging up of Chromolanea, and exposed to dry (mulching,T3 digging up of Chromolaena followed by burning, T4 digging up of Chromolaena followed byburning and sowing with Centrosema pubescens and T5 digging up of Chromolaena followed byburning and planting with Brachiaria decumbens. Results of experiment showed that under droughtconditions, digging up Chromolaena was very effective in suppressing regrowth of Chromolaena but itwas not effective to other weeds. Among treatments, digging out of Chromolaena followed by burningand planting with Brachiaria decumbens was the most effective and slashing of Chromolaena everymonth was the least effective in suppressing weeds. Botanical composition was shifted with treatments.Stachytarpheta jamaicensis and Chromolaena were the dominant species in monthly slashedChromolaena plots, Stachytarpheta and Calopogonium muconoides were the dominant species inmulched plots while Mimosa pudica, Brachiaria and Centrosema were the dominant species in burntplots.

  20. Identificação de isolados de Azospirillum amazonense associados a Brachiaria spp., em diferentes épocas e condições de cultivo e produção de fitormônio pela bactéria Identification of Azospirillum amazonense isolates associated to Brachiaria spp. at different stages and growth conditions, and bacterial plant hormone production

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    Full Text Available Existem evidências de que pastagens formadas por algumas espécies do gênero Brachiaria poderiam beneficiar-se com o processo de fixação biológica do nitrogênio atmosférico (FBN, garantindo a estas pastagens maior longevidade. Dentre as bactérias diazotróficas encontradas em associação com estas gramíneas forrageiras, destaca-se a espécie Azospirillum amazonense. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se verificar a influência da espécie de Brachiaria, manejo da pastagem e sazonalidade sobre as populações de A. amazonense associadas às raízes destas plantas. Diferentes pastagens (B. humidicola, B. decumbens e B. brizantha foram introduzidas em regiões do ecossistema Cerrado e de Mata Atlântica. Foram avaliados dois sistemas de manejo com diferentes taxas de lotação, e as coletas foram realizadas em diferentes épocas do ano. As populações de A. amazonense foram quantificadas e a identidade dos isolados confirmada, assim como sua capacidade de produção de fitormônios tipo AIA (ácido 3-indol acético em meio de cultivo. Isolados de A. amazonense foram obtidos a partir de amostras de raízes das três espécies de Brachiaria avaliadas. Estimativas das populações desta bactéria variaram de 10³-10(7 células g-1 de raízes. Em amostras do ecossistema Cerrado, a época de coleta apresentou efeito significativo sobre a população destas bactérias. Os dados da região de Mata Atlântica mostraram que plantas de Brachiaria de diferentes espécies e pastagens sob diferentes taxas de lotação podem apresentar números populacionais distintos associados às suas raízes. A técnica de análise de restrição do DNA ribossomal amplificado (ARDRA confirmou a identidade de todos os isolados avaliados. Estes isolados foram capazes de produzir fitormônios tipo AIA.There is evidence that pastures formed by some species of the genus Brachiaria could be benefited by the biological nitrogen fixation process (BNF, which would give these

  1. Densidade populacional de Pratylenchus spp. em pastagens de Brachiaria spp. e sua influência na disponibilidade e na qualidade da forragem Population density of Pratylenchus spp. in pastures of Brachiaria spp. and its influence on the forage availability and quality

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    Cassia de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Objetivando avaliar a densidade populacional de Pratylenchus brachyurus e Pratylenchus zeae, associados à Brachiaria brizantha, B. decumbens e B. humidicola, e sua influência na disponibilidade e na qualidade da forragem, realizou-se este trabalho. O experimento foi conduzido na Agropecuária Hisaeda, em Terenos, MS. Coletaram-se amostras de solo, raízes e parte aérea, em dez repetições ao acaso, de 1 m² cada, dos seguintes tratamentos: Bom, Intermediário e Ruim, caracterizados visualmente, considerando-se a percentagem de material verde das plantas. As densidades de P. brachyurus e P. zeae foram avaliadas nas amostras de solo e raízes. Na parte aérea, avaliou-se a disponibilidade de matéria seca dos materiais verde, morto e da rebrota, estado nutricional das plantas e qualidade da forragem. A fertilidade do solo foi determinada em todas as unidades amostrais. Ambos os nematoides foram identificados em todas as amostras, com maior número nas raízes (entre 87-311 P. brachyurus e 1-61 P. zeae.10 g-1 que no solo (de 0-8 P. brachyurus a 1-39 P. zeae.200 cm-3, no entanto, não houve diferenças significativas, na quantidade de espécimes, entre os tratamentos. Considerando-se que essas forrageiras são perenes e hospedam Pratylenchus spp., há tendência ao aumento da população desses patógenos, ao longo do tempo, podendo se tornar um sério problema fitossanitário.The aim of this work was to evaluate the population density of Pratylenchus brachyurus and Pratylenchus zeae associated with Brachiaria brizantha, B. decumbens and B. humidicola and their influence on forage availability and quality. The experiment was conducted in the Hisaeda Farm, Terenos, MS, Brazil. Soil, roots and plant aerial part were harvest, with ten replications each, in one square meter randomized sets encompassing three treatments: Good, Intermediary and Bad, visually characterized, considering the percentage of green material. P. brachyurus and P. zeae density

  2. Brachiaria spp. poisoning of ruminants in Brazil

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    B. Riet-Correa

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Brachiaria species are the most important grasses for cattle production in Brazil. However, a limiting factor for the use of Brachiaria spp. is their toxicity. Most outbreaks of hepatogenous photosensitization are caused by B. decumbens; however B. brizantha, B. humidicola and B. ruziziensis can also cause poisoning. The poisoning affects cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo. Sheep are more susceptible than other animal species and the young are more susceptible than adults. There are differences in susceptibility among animals of the same species and it has been suggested that this resistance is genetic. Also has been suggested that buffalo and probably some sheep are resilient, i.e. when poisoned these animals have histologic lesions and high GGT serum concentrations, but do not show clinical signs. In general, saponin concentrations are higher in growing plants, but outbreaks occur all over the year, probably due to unexplained rise in saponin concentration in the plant. A clinical syndrome of progressive weight loss and death, without photosensitization, has been reported in cattle poisoned by B. decumbens. Main preventive measures are based on the selection of resistant or resilient animals and on the development of Brachiaria species or varieties with low saponin concentration.

  3. Production and economic potentials of cattle in pasture-based systems of the western Amazon region of Brazil.

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    Rueda, B L; Blake, R W; Nicholson, C F; Fox, D G; Tedeschi, L O; Pell, A N; Fernandes, E C M; Valentim, J F; Carneiro, J C

    2003-12-01

    Our objectives were to evaluate strategies to improve productivity and economic returns from beef and dual-purpose cattle systems based on data collected on one dual-purpose (Bos taurus x Bos indicus) and two beef (Nellore) cattle farms in the western Amazon region of Brazil. Forage chemical composition and digestion rates of carbohydrate fractions of grazed Brachiaria decumbens and Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu grasses and Pueraria phaseoloides (tropical kudzu) legume were measured monthly during a 9-mo period from the end of one dry season to the end of the subsequent rainy season. Measurements of milk and growth responses to grazing these forages were used to predict animal productivity responses to dietary nutrient availability throughout an annual cycle. The ME available for gain in our simulations was always more limiting than metabolizable protein. The predicted ME available for gain was 0.50 kg/d for steers grazing B. brizantha and 0.40 kg/d for finishing steers grazing B. decumbens. Grasses contained more NDF and neutral detergent insoluble protein and less ME (P grass-legume pastures and greater stocking density is the preferable strategy for owners of these cattle systems to improve economic returns under current conditions. It also might help decrease the motivation for additional forest clearing.

  4. BOVINE CATTLE FED WITH ANDROPOGON AND BRACHIARIA GRASS: HISTOLOGICAL ALTERATIONS OF LIVER AND LYMPH NODES BOVINOS ALIMENTADOS COM CAPIM BRACHIARIA E ANDROPOGON: ALTERAÇÕES HISTOLÓGICAS DO FÍGADO E LINFONODOS

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    Eugênio Gonçalves de Araújo

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Numerous papers report hepatic alterations in ruminants fed with Brachiaria spp. The aim of this study was to verify whether the ingestion of Andropogon gayanus or Brachiaria (B. brizantha and B. decumbens produces microscopic alterations in the liver of cattle. By histological examination was characterized the hepatic injury, and determined the amount and localization of foamy macrophages in the liver and mesenteric and scapular lymphonodes. Those changes were correlated with live weight gains of the animals. Forty bulls divided into two groups of twenty were grazing, from weaning to slaughter, in Brachiaria spp or A. gayanus pastures. In the slaughterhouse, fragments of liver and mesenteric and scapular lymphonodes were collected. Results showed, in both groups, macro and microvacuolar degeneration of hepatocytes, mainly in the periacinar region. The animals fed on Brachiaria spp pastures revealed larger quantity of foamy macrophages in the hepatic parenchyma and mesenteric lymphonodes. There was a negative correlation between the number of foamy macrophages in the liver and in mesenteric lymphonodes with the live weight gain, regardless of the type of ingested grass. In the lymph nodes, the highest macrophage concentrations were in the cortical zone, followed by the paracortical zone. The mesenteric lymphonodes showed a higher amount of foam cells than the liver.

    KEY WORDS: Colangiohepatitis, foamy cells, saponins, sporidesmin, tropical grasses.

    Diversos trabalhos relatam a presença de alterações hepáticas em ruminantes alimentados com Brachiaria spp, em casos espontâneos e/ou induzidos de fotossensibilização hepatógena. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar se o tipo de capim ingerido provoca alteração microscópica no fígado de bovinos. Foi caracterizada a lesão hepática, quantificados e localizados os macrófagos espumosos no fígado e linfonodos e as alterações correlacionadas com o peso dos

  5. Nuclear DNA content and chromosome number in Brachiaria spp. genotypes

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    Ana Luiza de Oliveira Timbó

    Full Text Available Breeding programs for Brachiaria spp. use both intraspecies and interspecies crosses between sexual and apomictic plants in order to obtain new cultivars with the desired characteristics. As there are different ploidy levels both within and between species of this genus, it becomes necessary to evaluate the genotypes used in breeding programs, as a guide to breeders when adopting crossing strategies. In this work, DNA content and chromosome number were determined in order to characterise ploidy levels in Brachiaria spp. genotypes. In the analysis of 15 genotypes, DNA content varied with the ploidy levels (2x, 3x and 4x, and between species and/or taxon. The average DNA content was 1.74 pg (2x in B. ruziziensis, 3.74 pg (4x in B. decumbens and 3.52 pg (4x for B. brizantha. For the genotype 86, 2.57 pg of DNA was obtained and 2n = 3x = 27, indicating a triploid accession, probably a natural hybrid. The variation in the total DNA content allowed the differentiation of Brachiaria ruziziensis (2n = 2x = 18 from the tetraploid species Brachiaria Brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens (2n = 4x = 36, as well as the probable hybrid triploid (2n = 3x = 18 of these species.

  6. ENZIMAS FIBROLÍTICAS EXÓGENAS EN LA DEGRADABILIDAD DE LA MATERIA SECA DE DOS Brachiarias

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    Juan Humberto Avellaneda Cevallos

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de un compuesto enzimático fibrolítico exógeno en la degradabilidad in situ de la materia seca (DISMS de henos de dos especies del género Brachiaria. Se emplearon cuatro bovinos Brown Swiss x Brahman (400 kg PV promedio fistulados en el rumen, en un diseño Cuadrado Latino 4x4 con arreglo factorial 2x2: (dos edades de cosecha: 28 y 56 d y dos niveles de enzima: 0 y 1 g de Fibrozyme® kg-1 de materia seca (MS. Se evaluaron cuatro tratamientos: T1: Brachiaria híbrido cultivar Mulato (B. ruziziensis clon 44-6 x B. brizantha CIAT 6297 y B. decumbens de 28 d con enzima; T2: Brachiaria Mulato y decumbens de 28 d sin enzima; T3: Brachiaria Mulato y decumbens de 56 d con enzima; T4: Brachiaria Mulato y decumbens de 56 d sin enzima. Se incubaron bolsas de Nylon con muestras de heno con un tamaño de 2 mm en el rumen a 0, 12, 24, 48 y 96 horas. La degradabilidad in situ de materia seca, no fue afectada por la aplicación del compuesto enzimático fibrolítico exógeno. Sin embargo, la degradabilidad de la MS fue mayor en las dos especies de Brachiarias por efecto de la menor edad de cosecha.

  7. Leguminosas arbóreas introduzidas em pastagem Performance of leguminous trees introduced into pastures

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    Paulo Francisco Dias

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar, por meio de métodos de análise de variância multivariada, o comportamento de 16 espécies de leguminosas arbóreas, introduzidas em pastagem estabelecida de Brachiaria decumbens, a partir de mudas pequenas e em presença de animais, em quatro épocas do ano, em Seropédica, RJ. Nove variáveis relacionadas ao comprimento e ao número de brotos das mudas, antes e após o pastejo dos animais, foram utilizadas nas avaliações. As diferenças estatísticas entre as médias da variável canônica principal, pelo teste de Scott-Knott, indicaram a formação de quatro agrupamentos, tendo-se destacado o grupo formado pelos tratamentos Mimosa tenuiflora nas 3ª e 4ª avaliações. Diferenças entre as médias dos tratamentos, para cada variável, calculadas por meio de intervalos de confiança de Bonferroni, mostraram que o maior comprimento e o maior número de brotos na muda, após o pastejo, foram encontrados na M. tenuiflora. Esta leguminosa é indicada para ser introduzida, com maior probabilidade de sucesso, nas pastagens de B. decumbens na região, sem a proteção das mudas e em presença de gado.The objective of this work was to analyse, by means of multivariate variance analysis, the behaviour of 16 leguminous tree species introduced into pastures of Brachiaria decumbens from unprotected young plants and under grazing, in four periods of the year, in Seropédica, RJ, Brazil. Nine variables, related to length and to number of sprouting, before and after animal grazing, were used for the evaluation. The statistical difference of the means of the principal canonical variable, calculated by the Scott-Knott test, indicated the formation of four groups, and the Mimosa tenuiflora group stood out at the 3rd and 4th evaluations. Difference among treatment means for each variable, calculated by Bonferroni confidence intervals, showed that the greatest sprouting length and the highest number of sprouting, after

  8. Caracterização dos perfilhos em pastos de capim-braquiária diferidos e adubados com nitrogênio Tiller characteristics in nitrogen fertilized and deferred signalgrass pastures

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar o perfilhamento e as características estruturais de perfilhos em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk sob três períodos de diferimento da pastagem (73, 95 e 116 dias e quatro doses de nitrogênio (N (0, 40, 80 e 120 kg/ha. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com três repetições, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas. O número de perfilhos vegetativos (PV reduziu com o aumento do período de diferimento. Houve interação entre período de diferimento e dose de N para a densidade populacional de PV. O maior período de diferimento elevou o número de perfilhos reprodutivos (PR nos pastos de capim-braquiária, mas não houve efeito da dose de N sobre o número de perfilhos reprodutivos. O número de perfilhos mortos não foi influenciado pelos fatores estudados. Tanto o período de diferimento quanto a adubação nitrogenada aumentaram o peso de todas as categorias de perfilhos de capim-braquiária. As características estruturais dos perfilhos presentes nos pastos diferidos foram alteradas pelo período de diferimento e pela dose de nitrogênio. A redução do período de diferimento e a adubação nitrogenada são estratégias de manejo adequadas para aumentar o número de perfilhos vegetativos em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk.This work aimed to evaluate the tilling and tiller structural characteristics on Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pasture fertilized with nitrogen (N under different deferring periods. The treatments had 73, 95 and 116-day deferring periods, and 0, 40, 80 and 120 kg/ha N doses. A randomized block design with three replicates and subdivided plots was used. The number of vegetative tillers (VT reduced as the deferring period increased. Interaction between the deferring period and N doses on the VT population density was verified. The longest deferring period increased the number of reproductive tillers (RT on the B. decumbens

  9. Avaliação das características estruturais do capim-braquiária em pastagens adubadas com nitrogênio nas quatro estações do ano Evaluation of structural characteristics of the signalgrass in a nitrogen fertilized pasture over the seasons of the year

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    Jailson Lara Fagundes

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da adubação nitrogenada sobre a demografia de perfilhos e a biomassa forrageira em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk submetidas à mesma intensidade de pastejo. Os tratamentos consistiram da aplicação de quatro doses de nitrogênio (75, 150, 225 e 300 kg/ha.ano antes do período das avaliações experimentais, realizadas durante as estações verão, outono, inverno e primavera de 2002. O delineamento foi em blocos completos, casualizados com duas repetições. A demografia populacional de perfilhos e a biomassa forrageira de B. decumbens variaram com as estações do ano e com as doses de nitrogênio. A densidade populacional de perfilhos vegetativos e vivos aumentou linearmente, enquanto a de perfilhos mortos decresceu linearmente com as doses de N. A biomassa forrageira também aumentou linearmente, ao passo que a densidade populacional de perfilhos reprodutivos não foi influenciada pela adubação nitrogenada. A densidade populacional de perfilhos vivos, vegetativos e reprodutivos e a biomassa de folhas, de colmo e de material verde de Brachiaria decumbens variaram entre as estações do ano, apresentando valores menores no inverno.This trial was carried out from November 2001 to November 2002, aiming at the evaluation of the effects of nitrogen fertilization upon the tiller demography and forage biomass in Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pastures fertilized with nitrogen and subjected to the same grazing height. The treatments consisted of four nitrogen rates (75, 150, 225 and 300 kg/ha.yr. applied before the beginning of the experimental evaluations, which were performed during the Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring, 2002. A completely randomized block experimental design was used with two replications. Seasons and nitrogen rates affected grass tiller population density and forage biomass. The population density of alive and vegetative tillers increased

  10. Brachiaria hybrids: potential, forage use and seed yield

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    Esteban A. Pizarro

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A brachiaria breeding program initiated in 1988 at CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Cali, Colombia combined desirable attributes found in accessions of Brachiaria brizantha and B. decumbens. Three apomictic hybrids have been released (cvv. Mulato, Mulato II and Cayman. Mulato showed agronomic potential but seed yields were low. Trials in Central America demonstrated the superiority of Mulato II, a vigorous grass with deep and branched roots, giving it excellent drought tolerance in the Brazilian Cerrado and Mexico, plus outstanding nutritional value. Following trials in Mexico and Thailand, evaluating 155 new hybrids for 7 years, cv. Cayman was released due to strong waterlogging tolerance. Research on production, quality and seed yields of brachiaria hybrids in Asia, the Americas and Africa from 2003 to 2013 is summarized in this paper.

  11. Fertilização com N e S na recuperação de pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu em neossolo quartzarênico N and S fertilization and recovery of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pasture on sandy soil

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    Patrícia Perondi Anchão Oliveira

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a resposta de pastagens degradadas de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu ao uso de diferentes doses de fertilização com N e S, foi desenvolvido um experimento em campo durante dois anos, em área de cerrado em blocos ao acaso. Foram avaliados sete tratamentos, seis com diferentes combinações de doses de N e S e uma testemunha (pastagem degradada. As combinações foram: 70 kg ha-1 N sem enxofre, 140 kg ha-1 N sem enxofre, 210 kg ha-1 N sem enxofre, 70 kg ha-1 N e 77 kg ha-1 S, 140 kg ha-1 N e 153 kg ha-1 S, 210 kg ha-1 N e 230 kg ha-1 S. A reposta em produção de forragem ao uso de fertilização nitrogenada foi linear, com maior eficiência de uso do nitrogênio no segundo ano de manejo. A maior produção de forragem foi acompanhada por maior extração de N e queda nos teores de matéria orgânica no solo. A extração de enxofre foi menor que as doses de S empregadas. O critério da relação N:S na forragem na nutrição mineral da forrageira foi recomendado apenas na época das águas. Houve acúmulo de enxofre nas camadas subsuperficiais do solo.An experiment was carried out during two years on Cerrado soil with the objective of evaluating the response of degraded Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures to different N and S fertilization doses. Seven treatments, six with different N and S combinations and a control (degraded pasture, were compared in a randomized complete blocks design. The combinations were: 70 kg ha-1 N without sulphur, 140 kg ha-1 N without sulphur, 210 kg ha-1 N without sulphur, 70 kg ha-1 N and 77 kg ha-1 S, 140 kg ha-1 N and 153 kg ha-1 S, 210 kg ha-1 N and 230 kg ha-1 S. Herbage yield response to nitrogen rates was linear, and the best efficiency of nitrogen use was obtained in the second year. The highest herbage yield was associated with higher extraction of N and smaller soil organic matter content. The sulfur extraction was lower than S doses. The N:S ratio as a criterion of the

  12. Produção de bovinos em pastagens de capim-braquiária diferidas Bovine production on deferred signalgrass pastures

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2009-04-01

    design with two replicates, according to the subdivided plots scheme was used. Variation in forage production between the first and second year was observed. Pastures deferred for a longer period had higher total forage mass and dead forage. As the grazing period increased, the total and green forage mass decreased, and the dead forage mass increased. The chemical composition of the forage sample from the grazing simulation was modified by the deferring and grazing periods. The deferring and grazing periods did not affect the supplement intake, expressed as body weight percentage. The bovine performance diminished during the grazing period in the first year (from 0.739 to 0.467 kg/animal.day and in the second year (from 0.885 to 0.189 kg/animal.day. Pastures deferred for shorter periods in the second year showed higher performance (0.692 kg/animal.day. The weight gain by area was higher on pastures deferred for shorter periods in the second year (4.87 kg/ha.day. In the region of Viçosa, the growing cattle production, kept in deferred pastures, is maximized when pasture fertilized and supplemented by Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk is deferred for about 70 days and used from early July on.

  13. Evaluation of interspecific hybrids and cultivars of Brachiaria spp. submitted to sourcers and levels of nitrogen fertilization

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    Márcia Atauri Cardelli Lucena

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    Full Text Available The management of nitrogen supply (N is a very important issue concerned to plant growth and the environment healthy. For farmers, to know how much N the plant requires enables the application of appropriate amounts of nitrogen fertilizer, maximizing the use of this material. The availability of N has been identified as one of the main limiting factors, but also a management tool in the production of grasses. The nitrogen in the soil either, as a constituent of organic matter or in the mineral form (ammonium and nitrate, has a limited supply and can be depleted rapidly in a few crops. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of sources and nitrogen levels in four genotypes of Brachiaria (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, Brachiaria brizantha cv. Piata and two interspecific hybrids of Brachiaria spp on the total and the leaf dry matter production, leaf percentage and leaf: stem ratio. The soil was an Psament-Entisol, coming from a pasture of Brachiaria decumbens with low organic matter content. The experiment was conducted in greenhouse, in Nova Odessa, Sao Paulo, from October 2009 to April 2010. The experimental design was in randomized complete blocks and the treatments were arranged in a factorial 4 x 2 x 4, four genotypes of Brachiaria , two N sources (urea and ammonium nitrate and four nitrogen rates (0, 75, 150 or 225 mg dm-3 with five replicates, totaling 160 pots with a capacity of 3.34 dm3 of soil. Two cuts were performed in the plants. After the second cut a soil sample was collected from each experimental unit. Two evaluations were performed on plants. The first one 52 days after sowing, and the second 56 days after the first cut. Data were analyzed by the mixed procedure of SAS V. 9.2; average qualitative factors were compared by Tukey test at 5% probability. The degrees of freedom related to N rates (quantitative factor were decomposed into orthogonal polynomials; to obtain the best equation fits the data. The variables

  14. Efeito da suplementação sobre a digestibilidade dos nutrientes e desempenho de bezerros lactentes mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i1.4849 Effect of supplementation on nutrient digestibility and performance of lactating calves fed with Brachiaria brizantha pastures - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i1.4849

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    Glauco Mora Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available Foi avaliado o efeito da suplementação e do tipo do suplemento sobre a digestibilidade dos nutrientes e o desempenho de bezerros Canchim lactentes mantidos em pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu durante os meses de fevereiro a maio. Os tratamentos foram: sem e com suplementação em creep-feeding com concentrado proteico, com concentrado energético e com concentrado energético-proteico. Em quadrado latino, foi avaliada a digestibilidade dos nutrientes, utilizando-se quatro bezerros mantidos em baias individuais, recebendo feno da mesma forrageira e com mamadas controladas duas vezes ao dia. O desempenho foi avaliado em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, sendo os 23 bezerros mantidos junto com as matrizes. A suplementação com concentrado energético-proteico determinou melhor ingestão e aproveitamento dos nutrientes (65% de digestibilidade da matéria seca, desempenho dos bezerros (ganhos de peso de 0,98 kg dia-1 e manutenção do peso e das reservas corporais das matrizes. A utilização de suplemento proteico não mostrou bons resultados, sendo estes inferiores inclusive ao desempenho dos bezerros que não receberam suplementação, 0,56 e 0,77 kg dia-1, respectivamente. O desempenho dos bezerros no tratamento sem suplementação foi semelhante àqueles que receberam suplemento energético, porém as matrizes tiveram redução mais acentuada do peso corporal e das reservas energéticas. A suplementação com concentrado energético-proteico para bezerros lactentes mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu no início da seca mostrou ser uma técnica que beneficia o desempenho desses animais e das matrizesThis study evaluated the effect of supplementation and the type of supplement on nutrient digestibility and performance of lactating calves fed with Brachiara brizantha cv. Marandu pasture from February to May. The treatments were: supplementation in creep-feeding with protein concentrate, with energy

  15. Comportamento ingestivo diurno de novilhos Nelore recebendo níveis crescentes de suplementação em pastejo de capim-braquiária Diurnal ingestive behavior of Nellore steers receiving increasing levels of supplement in brachiaria pasture

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    Robério Rodrigues Silva

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o comportamento ingestivo diurno de novilhos em pastagem de capim-braquiária submetidos a suplementação energética e proteica. Foram utilizados 40 novilhos Nelore, com peso inicial de 373,7 ± 14,9 kg e 26 meses de idade, distribuídos em quatro níveis de suplementação: mistura mineral, 0,3; 0,6 e 0,9% do peso vivo de suplementação energética e proteica. Os animais foram observados visualmente por dois períodos de 12 horas; das 6 às 18 h. Os tempos de pastejo, ruminação e ócio sofreram efeito quadrático, e o tempo de cocho efeito linear crescente. Os consumos de matéria seca total não foram alterados pelos níveis de suplementação. O consumo total de matéria seca oriunda da pastagem e todas variáveis relacionadas à fibra em detergente neutro e fibra em detergente ácido decresceram linearmente. O número de mastigações por bolo decresceu linearmente. O número de períodos de pastejo e o tempo por período de cocho aumentaram linearmente. O tempo por período de pastejo decresceu linearmente. O número de períodos de ruminação, número de períodos de ócio e tempo por período de ruminação sofreram efeito quadrático. O número de períodos de cocho sofreu efeito cúbico. A suplementação compromete as variáveis relacionadas ao comportamento ingestivo diurno, não só pela quantidade de alimento ingerido, mas também por sua composição e pela razão volumoso:concentrado, portanto, exige atenção no balanceamento de rações.The objective this study was to evaluate the diurnal ingestive behavior of Nellore steers on Brachiaria grass pasture submitted to protein and energy supplementation. It was used 40 Nellore steers, at initial weight of 373.7 ± 14.9 kg, and at 26 months of age, distributed in four levels of supplementation:mineral mixture, 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9% of body weight of energy and protein supplementation. The animals were visually observed by two 12-hour periods from 6:00 a.m. to

  16. Correlações entre número de perfilhos, índice de tombamento, massa dos componentes morfológicos e valor nutritivo da forragem em pastos diferidos de capim-braquiária Correlations between the number of tillers, falling index, morphological component mass and nutritional value of forage in deferred Urochroa decumbens pastures

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar correlações entre características estruturais e valor nutritivo do pasto diferido de U. decumbens cv. Basilisk. O experimento foi realizado em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, segundo o delineamento em blocos casualizados, com duas repetições. Os tratamentos foram combinações dos períodos de diferimento da pastagem (73, 103, 131 e 163 dias com os períodos de pastejo (1, 29, 57 e 85 dias. A massa de lâmina foliar verde correlacionou-se positivamente com os percentuais de proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro potencialmente digestível (FDNpoD e matéria seca potencialmente digestível (MSpoD, mas negativamente com os teores de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e FDN indigestível. As correlações para colmo morto foram inversas àquelas obtidas para lâmina verde. Para o perfilho vegetativo, as correlações foram positivas com PB e MSpoD e negativas com FDN e FDNi. Para o perfilho morto, constataram-se correlações positivas com os percentuais de FDN e FDNi da forragem, bem como associação negativa com os teores de PB, FDNpoD e MSpoD. O índice de tombamento correlacionou-se de forma negativa com o número de perfilhos vegetativos e de forma positiva com o número de perfilhos reprodutivos e mortos. O índice de tombamento também se correlacionou positivamente com os teores de FDN e FDNi e de forma negativa com os percentuais de PB e MSpoD. As características estruturais do pasto diferido estão associadas ao seu valor nutritivo. Ações de manejo que reduzam a massa de colmo morto e o número de perfilhos mortos e perfilhos reprodutivos contribuem para melhorar a estrutura e o valor nutritivo do pasto diferido.The objective of this study was to evaluate correlations between the structural characteristics and nutritional value of different U. decumbens cv. Basilisk pastures. The experiment was carried out in a split-plot design following a randomized block design with two replications. The treatments

  17. Influência de herbicidas e de sistemas de semeadura de Brachiaria brizantha consorciada com milho Influence of herbicides and sowing systems on maize - Brachiaria brizantha intercrop

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    A. Jakelaitis

    2005-03-01

    écies cultivadas, maior produção de forragem e, conseqüentemente, maior quantidade de nutrientes incorporada a essa biomassa, sem afetar significativamente a produção da cultura.The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of weeds, nutritional state and yield of maize - B. brizantha intercrop under different layouts of Brachiaria pasture sowing treated with the herbicide mixture nicosulfuron + atrazine and atrazine. In the plots, the treatments consisted in maize and B. brizantha sowing in single crops, besides four forms of establishing B. brizantha by sowing one and two rows of B. brizantha in-between the maize rows; sowing along the same row as maize; and sowing the forage scattered in-between the maize rows. In the subplots, the two secondary treatments consisted in using the herbicide mixture nicosulfuron + atrazine (8 + 1,500 g ha-1 and atrazine (1,500 g ha-1 applied 30 days after emergence (DAE. Dry biomass of the macronutrient levels, grain yield and the weight of a thousand maize kernels, as well as the total dry matter yield and macronutrients accumulated by the pasture were evaluated. The weed species Brachiaria plantaginea, Brachiaria decumbens, and Sorghum arundinaceum were controlled by the mixture nicosulfuron + atrazine; the species Digitaria horizontalis, Cyperus rotundus, and Artemisia verlotorum were not controlled by the herbicide mixture. Lower levels of total chlorophyll and N leaf contents in maize were observed when two rows of B. brizantha were cultivated in-between the maize rows. When the herbicide mixture nicosulfuron + atrazine was used, highest levels of total chlorophyll, N, P, and K, grain yield, and weight of a thousand kernels were observed in maize compared to the treatments without product application. When two rows of B. brizantha were cultivated in-between the maize rows, a greater occupation of soil by the cultivated species, greater yield forage and greater amount of nutrients incorporated of this biomass were observed, without

  18. Estrutura do capim-braquiária durante o diferimento da pastagem = Signalgrass structure during pasture deferment

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado para avaliar o número de perfilhos, a massa de forragem e de seus componentes morfológicos em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk durante o diferimento da pastagem. Os tratamentos foram quatro períodos de diferimento (18, 46, 74 e 121dias, a partir de 8/3/2004. O delineamento foi em blocos casualizados com duas repetições. Foram determinados os números de perfilhos vegetativos (PV, reprodutivos (PR e mortos (PM, bem como as massas de lâmina foliar verde (MLV, colmo verde (MCV e forragemmorta (MFM. Durante o período de diferimento houve redução no número de PV (de 1.491 para 944 perfilhos m-2. Os números de PR e PM não foram influenciados pelo período de diferimento e suas médias foram 211 e 456 perfilhos m-2, respectivamente. O período de diferimento causou incremento nas MCV (de 2.965 para 4.877 kg ha-1 de massa seca e MFM (2.324 para 4.823 kg ha-1 de massa seca, porém não influenciou a MLV (em média, 2.047 kg ha-1 de massa seca. Em Viçosa, Estado de Minas Gerais, o pasto de B. decumbens, adubado com nitrogênio e diferido no início de março, pode permanecer diferido por cerca de 70 dias para conciliar produção de forragem em quantidade com boa composição morfológica. This experiment was performed aiming to evaluate tiller population density, forage mass and its morphological components on pastures of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk. during deferment. The treatments encompassed four deferred grazing periods (18, 46, 74 and 121 days. Arandomized block design with two replications was used. The numbers of vegetative tillers (VT, reproductive tillers (RT and dead tillers (DT in the pasture were determined. The masses of green leaf blade (GLBM, dead stem (DSM and dead forage (DFM were alsodetermined. There was a reduction in the number of VT (from 1,491 to 944 tiller m-2 during the deferment period. RT and DT numbers were not influenced by the deferment periods. Their averages were

  19. Formação de pastagem via consórcio de Brachiaria brizantha com o milho para silagem no sistema de plantio direto Implantation of pastures via consortium of Brachiaria brizantha with corn for silage under no-tillage system

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    F.C.L. Freitas

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar arranjos de semeadura e manejo de plantas daninhas na implantação de pastagem de B. Brizantha cv. MG5 Vitória consorciada com milho para silagem no sistema de plantio direto. Foram avaliados cinco arranjos de semeadura (milho em monocultivo; B. brizantha em monocultivo; duas linhas de B. brizantha na entrelinha do milho, em semeadura simultânea; B. brizantha a lanço no dia da semeadura do milho e 30 dias após, combinados com dois manejos de plantas daninhas (1,50 kg ha-1 de atrazine aplicado isoladamente e a mistura no tanque de 1,50 kg ha-1 de atrazine com 4,00 g ha¹ de nicosulfuron, mais quatro testemunhas (milho e B. brizantha em monocultivo, com e sem capina, no delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em parcelas subdivididas, sendo os arranjos de semeadura colocados nas parcelas e os sistemas de manejo nas subparcelas, totalizando 14 tratamentos, com quatro repetições. A aplicação dos herbicidas foi feita aos 18 dias após a emergência do milho. Trinta dias depois da aplicação dos herbicidas e na colheita do milho para silagem, foram avaliadas as biomassas secas das plantas daninhas e de B. brizantha. Aos 60 dias após a colheita, fez-se nova avaliação da biomassa seca de braquiária. A infestação de plantas daninhas foi baixa e a produção de milho para silagem não foi influenciada pelos arranjos de semeadura nem pelos sistemas de manejo de plantas daninhas, demonstrando que, mesmo em semeadura simultânea, B. brizantha não afeta a produtividade do milho para silagem. Maior produção de biomassa seca de forragem foi obtida com o arranjo de duas linhas de B. brizantha na entrelinha do milho, em semeadura simultânea.The objective of this work was to evaluate the arrangements of weed sowing and management for the implantation of Brachiaria brizantha pastures in consortium with corn for silage under no-tillage system. The treatments consisted of five sowing arrangements (corn alone; B

  20. Physiological and morphological responces of Brachiaria spp. to flooding Respostas morfológicas e fisiológicas de Brachiaria spp. ao alagamento do solo

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    Full Text Available The physiological and morphological responses of the forage grasses Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens and B. humidicola were compared for plants grown in pots under flooding and well-drained conditions for 14 days. Flooding reduced specific leaf area and biomass allocation to roots in all species and enhanced leaf senescence in B. brizantha and B. decumbens. Relative growth rate was reduced by flooding in B. brizantha and B. decumbens, but not in B. humidicola.Leaf elongation rate was unaffected by flooding in B. decumbens and B. humidicola, but declined in B. brizantha since the first day of flooding. Net photosynthesis and leaf chlorophyll content were reduced by flooding in B. brizantha; however, no flooding effect could be detected in the other two species. For all species, there was a close relationship between net photosynthesis and stomatal conductance under flooding. These results show that the studied species have distinct degrees of tolerance to flood, B. brizantha is intolerant, B. decumbens is moderately tolerant and B. humidicola is tolerant. Because leaf elongation rate was immediately depressed by flooding only in B. brizantha, this measurement could be appropriate as an early detection mechanism for relative flood tolerance in Brachiaria spp.As respostas morfológicas e fisiológicas de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens e B. humidicola foram comparadas em plantas cultivadas em vasos, sob solo alagado e bem drenado durante 14 dias. O alagamento reduziu a área foliar específica e a alocação de biomassa para as raízes em todas as três espécies e aumentou a senescência foliar em B. brizantha e B. decumbens. O alagamento reduziu a taxa de crescimento relativo em B. brizantha e B. decumbens, mas não em B. humidicola. A taxa de elongação foliar não foi afetada pelo alagamento em B. decumbens e B. humidicola, mas diminuiu em B. brizantha desde o primeiro dia de alagamento. A fotossíntese líquida e

  1. Young calves production in native, mixed or cultivated pastures in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Produção de bezerros jovens em pastagens nativas, mistas ou cultivadas no Pantanal Sul Mato-Grossense

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    Alexandre Menezes Dias

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    Full Text Available The productive performance of 8, 9 and 10 month old calves raised, in pastures in the sub-area Nhecolândia.,was evaluated, in Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, for young calves slaughter. Fifty four calves were used, 27 males and 27 females in a randomized block, with a 3x3 factorial design (three pastures and three slaughter ages. The pastures were 1-native grass pasture, composed by Axonopus purpusii, Andropogon bicornis and Elyonurus muticus, 2-cultivated pasture, composed by Brachiaria decumbens and B. humidicula, and 3-mixed, composed by native grass and cultivated pasture. There was significant interaction (P<.05 between slaughter age and pasture type. The animals with 8 and 10 months old that grew on mixed pastures presented higher slaughter weight (SW, higher average daily gain (ADG and carcass weight (CW, compared to animals in native or cultivated pastures. Animals in mixed pasture and slaughtered with 8 months old presented ADG of 0.83 kg/day, while animals maintained in native and cultivated pastures presented 0.65 and 0.59kg/day, respectively. For animals slaughtered with 9 months old, ADG were 0.55; 0.61 and 0.64 kg/day; and, for those slaughtered with 10 months, the averages were 0.48; 0.73 and 0.51kg/day, respectively, for native, mixed and cultivated pastures. The carcass yield was not influenced by slaughter age, for native and mixed pastures. There was not significant sex effect for any of the evaluated variables. The slaughter of male or female calves, raised in mixed or cultivated pastures, between 8 and 10 months old, is recommended for veal production.Avaliou-se o desempenho produtivo de bezerros abatidos aos oito, nove e dez meses de idade, criados em pastagens no Pantanal Sul mato-grossense, visando o abate de bezerros jovens. Utilizaram-se 54 bezerros, sendo 27 machos e 27 fêmeas provenientes da sub-região pantaneira Nhecolândia. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados por sexo, em esquema

  2. Final Critical Habitat for the Willamette daisy (Erigeron decumbens var. decumbens)

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These data identify, in general, the areas where final critical habitat for the Willamette daisy (Erigeron decumbens var. decumbens) occur.

  3. Rendimiento y calidad fisiológica de la semilla de Brachiaria spp. en los llanos colombianos

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    Sánchez O. M.

    1996-12-01

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    186 accessions of 9 species of Brachiaria were established in a design of fringes divided on 2 repetitions. In the third year seeds were evaluated to test their potencial under 2 different fertility levels: a One recommended in order to establish pastures; b Other in order to establish a system composed rice-pasture. The yield and the seed weight unit did not present significant differences (P<0.05 in the utilization of one or another level of fertility. The viability test at 11 and 14 mpc showed that B. humidicola had the higher viability, while B. brizantha have the lower value at 11 mpc and B. dictyoneura at 14 mpc. The germination and dormancy tests evaluated the effect of 2 treatments: 1 Water and 2 Scarification seeds with sulphuric acid or with potassium nitrate for the case of B. humidicola. B. humidicola had the best germination at 11mpc, while B. dictyoneura reached the highest germination percentage at 14 mpc.

    186 accesiones de 9 especies de Brachiaria, se establecieron en un diseño de franjas divididas, con 2 repeticiones, para evaluar 2 niveles de fertilidad: a el recomendado para establecer pasturas; b el nivel para establecer un sistema integrado arroz-pastos. En el tercer año se evaluó el potencial de rendimiento de semillas. En las pruebas de germinación y latencia se evaluó el efecto de 2 tratamientos: 1 Agua y 2 Semilla escarificada en ácido sulfúrico; las de b. humidicola se trataron con Nitrato de Potasio. El rendimiento promedio y el Peso Unidad de las semillas no presentaron diferencias significativas (P<0.05 por efecto del nivel de fertilidad. Las semillas de B. decumbens, sin tratamiento, germinaron 0.3% a los 11 meses y se incrementó a 38.3% cuando se escarificaron; B. dictyoneura alcanzó la mayor germinación (69.3% a los 14 meses, y B. humidicola (52.1% a los 11meses. En B. brizantha y B. jubata se presentaron incrementos de 32.8 y 21.3% respectivamente, a los 14 meses.

  4. Physical properties of a Red-Yellow Latosol and productivity of a signalgrass pasture fertilized with increasing nitrogen doses

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    Igor Alexandre de Souza

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The physical properties and fertility of the soil are important factors in the formation and establishment of pasture. Changes in physical properties affect the movement of water, air, nutrients and roots, which, in turn, affect the productivity and longevity of pastures. The objective of this study was to evaluate the physical properties of the soil and the dry matter yield of a pasture with signalgrass cv. Basilisk (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk, fertilized with increasing nitrogen doses (N, on a dystrophic Red-Yellow Latosol. The experiment was conducted on the Fazenda Rio Manso of the Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, in Couto de Magalhães de Minas, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. To evaluate the annual forage yield, a split plot scheme in a randomized block design with four replications was used, with N doses (0, 50, 100, 150, and 200 kg/ha/year in the plots and growing seasons (first and second in the subplots. For soil evaluation, a split plot scheme was used with N doses (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 kg/ha/cut in the plots and three sampling times (prior to the experiment, at the end of the first growing season and at the end of the second growing season in the subplots in a randomized block design with four replications. This analysis was performed separately at two soil depths (0-3 and 10-13 cm. Forage samples were analyzed for the annual dry matter yield (DMY, and soil samples were analyzed for pre-consolidation pressure (σp, initial soil bulk density (Bd, total pore volume (TPV and void index (Vd. Higher nitrogen doses increased the dry matter yield of signalgrass pasture and the pre-consolidation pressure of the soil. The total pore volume and void index decreased, and the initial soil bulk density increased, though without promoting soil compaction.

  5. Níveis críticos de fósforo para o estabelecimento de gramíneas forrageiras em Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo, álico. I: ensaio em casa de vegetação Critical levels of phosphorus for the establishment of pasture grasses on a Red Yellow Latosol. I: greenhouse test

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    L. de A. Corrêa

    1993-05-01

    Full Text Available O estudo, desenvolvido em casa de vegetação, teve por objetivos determinar os níveis críticos de P no solo, avaliados pelos extratores de Mehlich I e Resina e na planta, para o estabelecimento das gramíneas Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., Brachiaria brizantha (Ilochst. Stapf. cv. Marandu e Panicum maximum Jacq., em Latossolo Vermelho Amarelo, álico. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados com quatro repetições, no esquema fatorial: 7 (doses de P x 3 (gramíneas. As doses de P corresponderam a 0; 17,5; 35,0; 70,0; 140,0; 280,0 e 560,0 ppm. Foram realizados dois cortes, o primeiro 50 dias após a semeadura e o segundo com 30 dias de rebrota. Não foram constatadas diferenças entre as espécies quanto à exigência em P para o seu estabelecimento. Os níveis críticos de P no solo, para 80% do crescimento máximo, no primeiro corte, variaram de 8,0 a 12,0 ppm (Mehlich I e de 13,0 a 18,0 ppm (Resina para as três espécies forrageiras. No segundo corte foram de 11,5; 12,0 e 14,0 ppm (Mehlich I e de 18,0; 22,0 e 24,0 ppm (Resina, para a Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria brizaníha e o Panicum maximum, respectivamente. Os níveis críticos de P na planta foram, na mesma ordem, de 0,11; 0,13 e 0,12%, no primeiro corte e de 0,09; 0,12 e 0,10%, no segundo corte.The objectives of the present study, carried out in a greenhouse, were to determine the critical levels of soil P, by the Mehlich I and Resin extractors, and in the plant, for the stablishment of pastures of Brachiaría decumbens Stapf., Brachiaría brizaníha (Ilochst. Stapf cv. Marandu and Panicum maximum JACK., on a Red Yellow Latosol. The experimental design was a randomized complete block with four replications and 21 treatments (7 levels of P x 3 species. The levels of P were: 0; 17.5; 35.0; 70.0; 140.0; 280.0 and 560.0 ppm. Two shoot cuts of plants were done: the first, fifty days after sowing and the second, thirty days later. No differences in P requeriment for crop

  6. Feeding behavior of dairy cows on pasture fed detoxicated castor meal in the diet

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    Antonio Ferraz Porto Junior

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the feeding behavior of lactating cows on pasture of Brachiaria (Urochloa decumbens fed with concentrate supplementation containing different levels of castor meal inclusion treated with calcium hydroxide Ca (OH 2, in the proportions of 0; 3.3; 6.6 to 10% of the total diet. Eight cows (degree of blood ½ to ¾ Holstein x Zebu, with previous average production of 3000-4000 kg adjusted to 300 days of lactation and average body weight of 465.16 kg ± 65.45 kg were distributed in two 4 x 4 Latin squares. The behavior was assessed every five minutes for 24 hours on the 21st day of each period. The results were tested by analysis of variance and regression at p < 0.05 probability. The time spent in grazing, rumination, idle and in the trough; total chewing time, number of cuds per day, chewing per day; chewing per cud; the number of periods of grazing, rumination, idle and in the trough; time spent by period of grazing, rumination, idle and in the trough were not different between treatments. The feed efficiency (g DM h-1; g NDFa h-1 and g TDN h-1 and time spent per cud ruminated TSR sec cud-1 were linearly reduced. It is recommended to include up to 10% castor meal treated with Ca (OH2 in the total diet.

  7. Efeitos de extratos aquosos de assa-peixe sobre a germinação de três espécies de braquiária Effects of aqueous extracts of "assa-peixe" on germination and radicle elongation of three brachiaria species

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    A.P. da S. Souza Filho

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Examinou-se o potencial alelopático da planta invasora de pastagem assa-peixe (Vernonia polyanthes, através dos efeitos dos extratos aquosos (concentração de 10% da parte aérea, de raízes e de sementes sobre a germinação (porcentagem e velocidade e o alongamento da radícula das gramíneas forrageiras Brachiaria humidicola, Brachiaria decumbens e Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu. O pH, a condutividade e o potencial osmótico foram determinados em cada extrato. A contribuição do potencial osmótico foi isolada através de cálculo, tendo por base os potenciais osmóticos dos extratos e da água e a equação de regressão que se ajustou a cada parâmetros, em função da variação do potencial osmótico na faixa de 0,0 a 0,4 MPa. Os bioensaios foram desenvolvidos em câmaras do tipo BOD, com temperatura controlada para 35/15oC (diurna/noturna e fotoperíodo de 12 horas-luz (bioensaios de germinação, e temperatura constante de 35oC e fotoperíodo de 24 horas-luz (bioensaios de alongamento da radícula. Os resultados indicaram que tanto o pH como a concentração de cátions não contribuíram para os resultados encontrado. O assa-peixe evidenciou potencialidade alelopáticas que variaram em função da espécie receptora e da parte da planta doadora do extrato. A velocidade de germinação foi o indicador mais sensível aos efeitos dos extratos aquosos da assa-peixe.The allelopathic potential of pasture weed assa-peixe (Vernonia polyanthes Less. over the forage grasses Brachiaria humidicola. Brachiaria decumbens e Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu was investigated. The effect of aqueous shoot, roots and seeds extracts (in a concentratrion of 10% on germination (% and speed and radicle elongation of the grasses were studied. The pH, conductivity and osmotic potential were analysed in each extract. The contribution of the osmotic potential was isolated considering the osmotic potencial of the extracts and the water, and the regression

  8. Superfosfato triplo como via de distribuição de sementes de Brachiaria brizantha para renovação de pastagens na Amazônia Triple superphosphate as a means to distribute Brachiaria brizantha seeds for pasture renovation in the Amazon Region

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    Eduardo do Valle Lima

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estudar o efeito de dez tempos de contato (0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96 e 120 horas do fertilizante químico granulado superfosfato triplo com sementes de Brachiaria brizantha, cv. Marandu, na sua qualidade fisiológica (germinação e vigor. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições, tanto para a condição de laboratório quanto para a condição de viveiro. O tempo de contato do fertilizante com as sementes teve efeito significativo sobre todas as variáveis analisadas, portanto, provavelmente o resíduo do ácido fosfórico do fertilizante teve influência direta e negativa na germinação e no vigor, comprovada pelos resultados de germinação, primeira contagem, teor de água, condutividade elétrica, emergência e índice de velocidade de emergência. Assim, para obtenção de uma população adequada de plantas, pode-se misturar as sementes da forrageira com o superfosfato triplo, desde que a semeadura seja imediata, o que diminui as perdas na qualidade fisiológica.This study aimed to determine the effect of 10 contact times of a granular triple superphosphate chemical fertilizer with Brachiaria brizantha, cv. Marandu seeds on seed physiological quality (germination and vigor. Contact times were: 0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours. A completely randomized experimental design was used, with four replicates, under both laboratory and nursery conditions. In all variables studied, a significant effect of the treatments employed was observed: as contact time with the fertilizer increased, the phosphoric acid residue from the fertilizer probably had a direct and negative effect on germination and vigor, as observed by germination, first count, water content, electric conductivity, emergence, and emergence velocity index results. Therefore, in order to obtain an adequate population of plants, the forage seeds can be mixed with the triple superphosphate since

  9. Consorciação de braquiárias com milho outonal em plantio direto sob pivô central Consortium of pasture with fall corn in no tillage under center pivot

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    Carlos A. Chioderoli

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Em regiões de clima tropical, com altas taxas de decomposição do material orgânico, uma alternativa para suprir o aporte anual de palha exigido para proporcionar a sustentabilidade do sistema plantio direto é a consorciação de forrageiras com culturas produtoras de grãos. Com o objetivo de identificar, no sistema de integração agricultura-pecuária, a melhor modalidade de consorciação de três espécies de braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha B. decumbens, e B. ruzizienses com milho outonal (linha, entrelinha e entrelinha na época de adubação de cobertura do milho, foi conduzido o presente trabalho. Foi utilizado o delineamento em blocos ao acaso, no esquema fatorial (3x3, com quatro repetições. Foram avaliadas: massa seca de palha do milho, massa seca da palha de braquiária, massa seca total de palha, massa de 1.000 grãos e produtividade de grãos. Os resultados demonstraram que, quando o foco principal da consorciação de milho com braquiária for produtividade de grãos e o foco secundário for formação de palha, a utilização da Brachiaria ruzizienses semeada na época de adubação de cobertura do milho proporcionou maiores valores de produtividade de grãos. Todos os tratamentos produziram quantidade de palha suficiente para a manutenção da estabilidade do sistema de semeadura direta.In tropical regions with high rates of organic material decomposition, an alternative to supply the annual amount of straw required to provide the no tillage system sustainability is the use of intercrop of forage plants with grain crop. The present work was conducted with the objective of identify the best intercrop modality of three species of brachiaria (Brachiaria brizantha, B. decumbens and B. ruziziensis with fall maize (row, interrow, interrow at the moment of maize coverage fertilization in the pasture-agriculture integration system. It was used a randomized block design in a factorial scheme (3x3 with four repetitions evaluating

  10. Two new brominated diterpenes from Laurencia decumbens

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    Two new brominated diterpenes, namely, laurendecumtriol and 11-deacetylpinnaterpene C, were isolated and identified from the marine red alga Laurencia decumbens. Their structures were established on the basis of various NMR spectroscopic techniques and HR-ESI-MS analyses.

  11. Marandu palisadegrass growth under nitrogen and sulphur for replacing signal grass in degraded tropical pasture Substituição do capim-Braquiária pelo capim-Marandu em pastagens tropicais degradadas com o uso combinado de nitrogênio e de enxofre

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    Fabiano Daniel De Bona

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The degradation of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. (Signal grass pastures has resulted in a big problem for the Brazilian cattlemen. The objective of this study was to assess fertilization with nitrogen (N and sulphur (S rates on yield of Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich. Stapf. cv. Marandu (Marandu palisadegrass under establishment in a soil supporting degrading pasture of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Additionally, the N and S concentrations in plant tissue and soil according to the rates of these nutrients were evaluated. The study was carried out in a greenhouse in pots filled with an Entisol with high organic matter content. Five rates of N (0; 100; 200; 300 and 400 mg dm-3 and five rates of S (0; 10; 20; 30 and 40 mg dm-3 were tested in a 5² fractionated factorial. Plants were harvest three times. The interaction N rates × S rates was significant for the variables leaf area, tiller number, shoot dry matter, N concentration and N:S ratio in plants, and total N and sulphur-sulphate in the soil in at least one of the three growth periods of Marandu palisadegrass in establishment. The supply of both S and N to reach the N:S ratio about 10:1 in the fertilization promoted high yield, adequate N and S concentrations for plant metabolism and forage production, as well as kept and/or raised the soil fertility in relation to these nutrients.A degradação de pastagens formadas por plantas de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. (capim-Braquiária é um problema que assola os pecuaristas brasileiros. Avaliaram-se combinações de doses de nitrogênio (N e de enxofre (S na produção da Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich. Stapf. cv. Marandu (capim-Marandu em implantação em solo de área vegetada com capim-Braquiária em degradação, e as alterações nas concentrações desses elementos no tecido vegetal e no solo promovidas pela adubação com N e S. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação em vasos contendo Neossolo Quartzarênico com

  12. Estrutura do capim-braquiária durante o diferimento da pastagem - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i2.7922 Signalgrass structure during pasture deferment - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i2.7922

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    Marcela Azevedo Magalhães

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado para avaliar o número de perfilhos, a massa de forragem e de seus componentes morfológicos em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk durante o diferimento da pastagem. Os tratamentos foram quatro períodos de diferimento (18, 46, 74 e 121 dias, a partir de 8/3/2004. O delineamento foi em blocos casualizados com duas repetições. Foram determinados os números de perfilhos vegetativos (PV, reprodutivos (PR e mortos (PM, bem como as massas de lâmina foliar verde (MLV, colmo verde (MCV e forragem morta (MFM. Durante o período de diferimento houve redução no número de PV (de 1.491 para 944 perfilhos m-2. Os números de PR e PM não foram influenciados pelo período de diferimento e suas médias foram 211 e 456 perfilhos m-2, respectivamente. O período de diferimento causou incremento nas MCV (de 2.965 para 4.877 kg ha-1 de massa seca e MFM (2.324 para 4.823 kg ha-1 de massa seca, porém não influenciou a MLV (em média, 2.047 kg ha-1 de massa seca. Em Viçosa, Estado de Minas Gerais, o pasto de B. decumbens, adubado com nitrogênio e diferido no início de março, pode permanecer diferido por cerca de 70 dias para conciliar produção de forragem em quantidade com boa composição morfológica.This experiment was performed aiming to evaluate tiller population density, forage mass and its morphological components on pastures of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk. during deferment. The treatments encompassed four deferred grazing periods (18, 46, 74 and 121 days. A randomized block design with two replications was used. The numbers of vegetative tillers (VT, reproductive tillers (RT and dead tillers (DT in the pasture were determined. The masses of green leaf blade (GLBM, dead stem (DSM and dead forage (DFM were also determined. There was a reduction in the number of VT (from 1,491 to 944 tiller m-2 during the deferment period. RT and DT numbers were not influenced by the deferment periods. Their averages were

  13. Estrategias de enraizamiento de genotipos Brachiaria en suelos ácidos y de baja fertilidad en Colombia Rooting strategies of Brachiaria genotypes in acid and low fertility soils of Colombia

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    Jaumer Ricaurte

    Full Text Available En un Haplustox de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia se evaluaron durante 41 meses 6 genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia variable a niveles altos de Al+3 en dos niveles de nutrientes. Los genotipos con resistencia media y alta mantuvieron altas producciones de biomasa aérea en los primeros meses, decrecieron a valores medios y estables hacia los 21 meses. La producción de biomasa y longitud de raíces en los genotipos de Brachiaria y especies de sabana nativa fue mayor en época lluviosa, con alta producción en los primeros 5 cm del perfil de suelo. Las gramíneas de la sabana nativa y B. decumbens CIAT 606 (altamente resistente a Al+3 generaron raíces finas y menor biomasa de raíces. Durante la época seca los genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia media y alta a aluminio generaron raíces más profundas que la sabana nativa. La época seca indujo una producción de longitud y biomasa de raíces proporcionalmente más profundas que la lluviosa, tanto en genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia media y alta a aluminio como en especies de la sabana nativa.In a Typic Haplustox soil in the “Altillanura” of the Eastern Plains (Llanos Orientales of Colombia Shoot biomass production was evaluated, during 41 months in 6 Brachiaria genotypes with variable resistance to high Al levels. with two nutrient levels. Moderate and highly Al-resistant Brachiaria genotypes maintained high shoot biomass production in early months of establishment, declined to medium values until 21 months. Root biomass and root length production of Brachiaria genotypes, as well as native savanna grasses, was greater during rainy season, with a high root production in the first 5 cm of the soil. Savanna species and the genotypes B. decumbens CIAT 606 (high Al+3 resistant produced finer roots and less root biomass than native savanna species. The dry season induced a proportional increase in deeper root length and biomass production compared with rainy season in both

  14. Alteração em atributos fisicos de um solo sob pastagem após escarificação Changes in soil physical attributes in pasture after chisel plowing

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    Marcelo José Colet

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available A compactação do solo pode ser considerada uma das principais causas de degradação de pastagens. Entre várias técnicas de mobilização do solo para rompimento de camadas compactadas, a escarificação apresenta aspectos positivos para um manejo conservacionista. Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar as alterações ocorridas na resistência do solo à penetração, porosidade do solo e densidade do solo de um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo, sob pastagem mediante sua escarificação. Implementou-se um experimento em uma área de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. em Nova Odessa (SP, utilizando um escarificador com discos de corte e ponteiras aladas. A resistência do solo à penetração foi avaliada utilizando um penetrógrafo hidráulico eletrônico e a densidade do solo e porosidade do solo, a partir de amostras indeformadas. As camadas de solo identificadas por análise multivariada da resistência do solo à penetração foram alteradas pela escarificação. A escarificação do solo reduziu significativamente os valores de resistência do solo à penetração. A escarificação do solo promoveu maiores alterações nos atributos físicos na profundidade de 0,0-0,1 m, na entrelinha da passagem das hastes do escarificador.Soil compaction is considered one of the main causes of pasture degradation. Several techniques can be applied to reduce compacted soil layers. Chisel plowing is one of the farming expedients that present the most positive aspects regarding the soil conservation management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in soil penetration resistance, soil porosity and bulk density in an oxisol soil of a pasture field after chisel plowing. The experiment was set up in Nova Odessa (SP on a Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. field, using a chisel plow with cutting discs and winged tips. The soil penetration resistance was evaluated with an electronic hydraulic penetrographer, and the porosity and bulk density with undeformed samples

  15. RELAÇÕES DA PRODUÇÃO DE MASSA VERDE DE Brachiaria brizantha COM OS ÍNDICES DE DISPONIBILIDADE DE NUTRIENTES EM SOLOS SOB O SISTEMA BARREIRÃO DE MANEJO RELATIONS OF Brachiaria brizantha TO GREEN MATTER YIELD AND NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY RATES IN SOILS MANAGED UNDER THE "BARREIRÃO" SYSTEM

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    Milton Ferreira de Moraes

    2007-09-01

    ="western" align="justify">Relations of green matter yield to nutrient availability in a dystrophic Oxisol (Goiás, Brazil were assessed in a pasture area derived from an original savannah opening. Pasture was established by applying 1.5 t ha-1 of calcitic lime and direct sowing of Brachiaria decumbens. After ten years, this pasture was replanted using the Barreirão system. In a single operation, rice and Brachiaria brizantha were sown together and fertilizers were applied at depths of 3-5 cm and 8-10 cm, respectively. Areas where the system had been ineffect for one to six years were monitored, using a native forest area and another with 17-year old traditional pasture as reference. The data obtained allow to conclude the following: i a critical level of 19.5g OM kg-1 of soil was estimated by relating green matter yield to organic matter contents in the soils, but this is not a reliable index for available nitrogen, because of the dynamic character of soil organic matter; ii critical levels for nutrients in soils were determined for: exchangeable calcium + magnesium ? 4.5 cmolc dm-3; exchangeable potassium ? 123 mg dm-3; available zinc ? 1.7 mg dm-3; available copper ? 2.2 mg dm-3; iii no critical level for available phosphorus has been established, because the applied rates were insuffi-cient to sustain productivity through the years.

    KEY-WORDS: Cerrado; macronutrient; micronutrient; tropical pastures.

  16. Estrutura do pasto de capim-braquiária com variação de alturas Structure of signal grass pasture with height variation

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar as características estruturais da Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk. Foram avaliadas quatro alturas de plantas (10, 20, 30 e 40 cm dentro de uma mesma pastagem, em um delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados com duas repetições. A variação na altura inicial das plantas no pasto de capim-braquiária apresentou resposta linear e negativa. As massas de lâmina foliar verde, colmo verde, material morto, forragem verde e forragem total aumentaram linearmente com a altura das plantas no pasto. Contrariamente, houve redução linear na relação lâminas foliares verdes/colmos verdes com a altura das plantas no pasto (de 1,16 para 0,58. A altura das plantas no pasto teve efeito mais pronunciado sobre o aumento das massas de colmo verde e material morto que sobre a massa de lâmina foliar verde. A densidade volumétrica de lâminas foliares verdes decresceu (de 97,09 para 39,07 kg/cm.ha de MS com a altura das plantas no pasto. Mesma resposta ocorreu para as densidades volumétricas de forragem verde (de 181,62 para 107,85 kg/cm.ha de MS e forragem total (de 283,39 para 195,72 kg/cm.ha de MS. Por outro lado, não houve efeito da altura das plantas no pasto sobre as densidades volumétricas de colmos verdes e material morto, que apresentaram valores médios de 80,95 e 95,61 kg/cm.ha de MS, respectivamente. A altura das plantas no pasto teve efeito quadrático sobre a interceptação de luz pelo dossel. Áreas da pastagem com alturas de 10, 20, 30 e 40 cm apresentaram valores de interceptação luminosa de 56,15; 85,16; 93,39 e 96,57%, respectivamente. Ocorre variação espacial e temporal na estrutura do pasto de B. decumbens manejado sob lotação contínua.This study was carried out aiming to evaluate the structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pasture. Four heights of plants (10, 20, 30 and 40 cm were evaluated within the same grazing area in a randomized block

  17. Fontes suplementares de proteína para novilhos mestiços em recria em pastagens de capim-braquiária no período das águas: desempenho produtivo e econômico Protein sources in multiple supplements for finishing crossbred steers on Brachiaria pasture, in the wet season: productive and economical performance

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    Marlos Oliveira Porto

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o desempenho de novilhos mestiços Holandês-Zebu em fase de recria recebendo suplementação com fontes de proteína em uma área de pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha, cv. Marandu, durante o período das águas. A área foi dividida em piquetes de 1,5 ha, com disponibilidade média de matéria seca e matéria seca potencialmente digestível de 7,46 e 4,50 t/ha, respectivamente. Utilizaram-se 25 novilhos mestiços com peso e idade iniciais médios de 229 kg e 12 meses, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com cinco fontes de proteína e cinco repetições. As fontes de proteína testadas foram mistura mineral - grupo controle (60 g/animal; farelo de soja + farelo de algodão + mistura mineral (510 g/animal; farelo de soja + mistura mineral (460 g/animal; grão de soja triturado e mistura mineral (560 g/animal; grão de soja inteiro e mistura mineral (560 g/animal. Embora sem significância estatística, os animais que receberam suplemento múltiplo apresentaram ganho médio diário de 211 g/animal (23,78% a mais que aqueles que receberam somente mistura mineral. O uso do suplemento múltiplo à base de farelo de soja e farelo de algodão proporcionou aumento numérico de 247 g/animal em relação à mistura mineral. A suplementação com as fontes de proteína pode proporcionar ganhos adicionais durante o período das águas. A suplementação múltipla proporcionou retorno econômico, indiferentemente da fonte de proteína utilizada.The performance was evaluated of beef crossbred Holstein-Zebu steers, supplemented with different protein sources on pasture of Brachiaria brizantha, cv. Marandu, during the wet season. The area was divided into paddocks of 1.5 ha, with an availability of dry matter and potentially digestible dry matter of 7.46 and 4.50 t/ha, respectively. Twenty-five animals with 229 kg initial weight and 12 months of age were distributed in a complete randomized design, with five treatments and five

  18. Desempenho de bezerros em pastagem de capim-marandu recebendo suplementação com concentrados balanceados para diferentes níveis de produção Performance of young bulls receiving supplementation with concentrate balanced for different levels of production on Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures

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    Rodolfo Marques de Brito

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o fornecimento de concentrado para bezerros mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu durante a época seca do ano. Utilizaram-se 16 machos não-castrados da raça Canchim, com 7 meses de idade e 250 kg, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso em esquema fatorial 2 × 2, no qual os fatores foram suplementos balanceados para dois potenciais de fermentação microbiana - 9,5 e 11,0 g de proteína bruta microbiana/MJ energia metabolizável fermentável e para ganhos de peso corporal (GPC de 0,5 e 1,0 kg/dia. Os animais receberam suplementação individual diária por 168 dias, após 21 dias de adaptação. A ingestão diária de forragem foi estimada em 5,91 kg matéria seca/animal. A suplementação para ganho de peso corporal de 0,5 kg/dia proporcionou ganhos de peso e conversão alimentar de 0,94 kg/dia e 2,08 kg suplemento/kg ganho, respectivamente, resultados inferiores aos obtidos para ganho de peso corporal de 1 kg/dia (1,09 kg/dia e 3,18 kg suplemento/kg ganho, respectivamente. Não houve efeito do potencial de fermentação sobre o ganho de peso corporal, a conversão alimentar e a área de olho-de-lombo, no entanto, a espessura final de gordura de cobertura foi maior com o potencial de fermentação mais elevado. A suplementação para ganho de peso corporal de 0,5 kg/dia mostrou melhor resultado econômico, mas não permitiu obter peso apropriado para abate. A suplementação com concentrado formulado para aumentar a eficiência de síntese de proteína microbiana no rúmen, porém reduziu a rentabilidade do sistema.The supplementation of concentrate to young bulls kept in pastures of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu during the dry season of the year was evaluated. A total of 16 young bulls from Canchim breed, with 7 mo old and 250 kg, was allotted to a completely randomized design in 2 × 2 factorial arrangement. The factors consisted of balanced supplements for two potential of microbial

  19. Desempenho de vacas jovens nelore em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha suplementadas ou não com fósforo/cálcio e ração durante a seca Performance of young nellore cows in Brachiaria brizantha pastures supplemented or not with dicalcium phosphate and concentrate during the dry season

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    Maria Luiza Franceschi Nicodemo

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    weight at calving and at weaning. The calving interval did not differ between treatments, but primiparous heifers that received concentrate exhibited less open days. Phosphorus supplementation during the dry season did not affect negatively reproductive performance. The treatment effects were minimised by the good pasture condition.

  20. Efeitos de métodos de estabelecimento de braquiária e estilosantes e de doses de calcário, fósforo e gesso sobre alguns componentes nutricionais da forragem Effect of establishment methods of brachiaria and stylosanthes, limestone, gypsum and phosphorus on some forage nutritional components

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    Eduardo Eustáquio Mesquita

    2002-11-01

    disappearance (IVDMD of Brachiaria decumbens and Stylosanthes guianensis cv.Mineirão pasture mixture. The establishing methods at two and three times increased K concentration in the brachiaria and Ca concentration in the stylosanthes. The plowing and horrowing of soil provided higher CP concentration in the brachiaria. The substitution of the limestone CaO by gypsum CaO caused an increase in the S, Ca and CP concentration in both species and decreased of NDF of grass DM. The P2O5 increased the P, PB concentration and IVDMD and decreased NDF in DM of brachiaria improving the nutritive value of forage.

  1. Variabilidade espacial de atributos químicos em um Argissolo sob pastagem = Spatial variability of chemical attributes in an Ultisol under pasture

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    Gustavo Soares de Souza

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Estudos mostram a importância de se conhecer a variabilidade dos atributos do solo para o manejo mais eficiente. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar a variabilidade espacial dos atributos químicos de um Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo, cultivado com pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens, em Alegre – Espírito Santo. Amostras de solo foram coletadas na profundidade de 0-0,2 m, nos pontos de cruzamento de uma malha com intervalos regulares de 10 m, perfazendo o total de 64 pontos. Os dados foram submetidos à analise estatística descritiva, geoestatística e interpolação por krigagem ordinária. Os valores dos coeficientes de variação apresentaram-se baixos para pH, altos para Al e m% e médios para os demais atributos. Os atributos pH, P, H+Al e m% apresentaram forte dependência espacial e os demais, moderada dependência. Todos os atributos estudados apresentaramestrutura de dependência espacial, o que permitiu o seu mapeamento com técnicas de geoestatísticas.Studies show the importance of knowing the variability of soil attributes for a more efficient management. This work was carried out to evaluate the spatial variability of the chemical attributes of an Ultisol, cultivated with Brachiaria decumbens pasture in Alegre - ES. Soil samples were collected at a depth of 00-0.2 m, at the crossing points of a regular grid with 10 m-intervals, comprising a total of 64 points. Data were submitted to descriptive statistics, geostatistics and kriging interpolation analysis. The coefficient of variation was low for pH, high for Al and m%, and medium the other attributes. The attributes pH, P, H+Al and m% presented strong dependence, and the other moderate dependence. The attributes presented a spatial dependence structure, allowing their mapping by geostatistics techniques.

  2. Produtividade de grãos de milho e massa seca de braquiárias em consórcio no sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária Corn grain yield and dry mass of Brachiaria intercrops in the crop-livestock integration system

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    Cristiano Magalhães Pariz

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar as produtividades de grãos de milho e massa seca de braquiárias em duas modalidades de consórcio em sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária no período de inverno-primavera em região do Cerrado. O experimento foi conduzido no ano de 2006, na Fazenda de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão (FEPE, pertencente à Faculdade de Engenharia (FE/UNESP - Campus de Ilha Solteira, localizada no município de Selvíria, MS. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4x2, com cinco repetições. Os tratamentos constituíram-se de quatro espécies de braquiárias (Brachiaria brizantha cv. 'Marandu', Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria ruziziensis e Brachiaria híbrido cv. 'Mulato II' consorciadas na linha e a lanço no momento da semeadura do milho. Avaliaram-se os componentes da produção, a produtividade do milho, bem como a massa seca das braquiárias após a colheita do milho. As forrageiras consorciadas a lanço, com destaque para a Brachiaria ruziziensis proporcionaram menor desenvolvimento das plantas de milho e menores valores dos componentes da produção, bem como da produtividade de grãos. Apesar de satisfatórias produtividades de massa seca (acima de 2.500kg ha-1, com exceção da Brachiaria brizantha, as demais espécies consorciadas a lanço foram superiores, com destaque para a Brachiaria decumbens e a Brachiaria ruziziensis que apresentaram maior adaptabilidade e produtividade de forragem no consórcio com milho em sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária.The objective of this research was to evaluate the corn grain yield and dry mass of Brachiaria forage in two intercrop in crop-livestock integration system at winter-spring season in the Brazilian Cerrado. The experiment was carried out during the 2006 growing season, at the Engineering College Experimental Station (FE/UNESP, Ilha Solteira Campus, Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The experimental design used was in

  3. Suplementação de bovinos mantidos em pasto diferido de Brachiaria brizantha (cv. Marandu: parâmetros ruminais e degradabilidade - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i3.504 Supplementation of cattle kept in Brachiaria brizantha (cv. Marandu pasture: ruminal parameters and degradability - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i3.504

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    Gabriel Maurício Peruca de Melo

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve o objetivo de determinar o efeito de suplementos concentrados energético (milho e proteico (glutenose e farelo de soja com diferentes degradabilidades da proteína, fornecidos em dois níveis (0,5 e 1,5 kg animal-1 dia-1, sobre os parâmetros ruminais e degradabilidade dos nutrientes. Empregou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, com três repetições. A suplementação não afetou a degradabilidade potencial e efetiva, taxa de degradação da MS e FDN da forragem. Em relação à MS, o farelo de soja apresentou maior degradabilidade potencial que o milho e glutenose, e maior taxa de degradação que a glutenose. Na fração PB, menores degradabilidade potencial e efetiva foram verificadas na glutenose, e o farelo de soja apresentou maior taxa de degradação que os demais. Os animais que receberam os diferentes suplementos não diferiram da testemunha na concentração de N-NH3 no rúmen. No entanto, aqueles suplementados com farelo de soja apresentaram valores superiores, apresentando picos às 8 e 20h. Conclui-se que a suplementação, nos níveis usados, não proporcionou alterações na degradabilidade das frações da forragem e, por outro lado, as fontes de proteína utilizadas distinguiram entre si na degradabilidade potencial e efetiva da MS e da PB dos suplementos.The trial was conduced with the objective of determine the effect of energy and protein supplements, with different protein degradability (glutenose and soybean meal, supplied in two levels, on ruminal pH and N-NH3 and disappearance of the forage DM, CP and NDF, in steers grazing Marandu pasture. Were used the randomized blocks design in split plot scheme, considering the treatments on the primary parcels and the times of incubation on the sub-parcels, with three replications. The supplementation did not affect the forage DM, and NDF potential (DEPOT, effective (DEEF degradability, degradation rate (TXDEG. In

  4. Características das células espumosas no fígado, linfonodos mesentéricos e intestino de bovinos associados ao consumo de Brachiaria ssp.

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    Foram estudados fragmentos dos fígados, linfonodos hepáticos e mesentéricos, bem como dos intestinos de 100 bovinos machos, castrados, entre 3 e 4 anos de idade, da raça Nelore e provenientes do estado de Mato Grosso, onde eram mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens e/ou Brachiaria brizantha. Macroscopicamente, os fígados apresentavam coloração amarela que se mantinha mesmo após a fixação em formalina, o que não foi constatado nos animais alimentados com outros pastos. O parênquima dos...

  5. Restrição do 16S-23S DNAr intergênico para avaliação da diversidade de Azospirillum amazonense isolado de Brachiaria spp. Restriction of 16S-23S intergenic rDNA for diversity evaluation of Azospirillum amazonense isolated from different Brachiaria spp.

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    Fábio Bueno dos Reis Junior

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a diversidade intra-específica de isolados de Azospirillum amazonense e estabelecer a possível influência de diferentes espécies de Brachiaria ssp. e diferentes condições edafoclimáticas. A caracterização da diversidade desses isolados foi conduzida, utilizando-se a análise de restrição da região intergênica 16S-23S DNAr. As estirpes estudadas separaram-se em dois grupos, definidos a 56% de similaridade. As espécies de Brachiaria ssp. influenciaram a diversidade de estirpes. A maioria dos isolados oriundos de B. decumbens e B. brizantha está inserida no primeiro grupo, enquanto os oriundos de B. humidicola concentram-se no segundo grupo.The aim of this work was to study the intra-specific diversity of Azospirillum amazonense isolates and to establish possible influences of different Brachiaria spp. and edaphoclimatic conditions. The characterization of the diversity among the isolates of A. amazonense studied was conducted using restriction analysis of the 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer region. The evaluated strains were separated in two groups, defined at 56% of similarity. Brachiaria spp. showed effects on strain diversity. Most part of the isolates from B. decumbens and B. brizantha are inserted in the first group, while B. humidicola isolates concentrate in the second group.

  6. Chromosomal distribution of H3K4me2, H3K9me2 and 5-methylcytosine: variations associated with polyploidy and hybridization in Brachiaria (Poaceae).

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    de Paula, Cristina Maria Pinto; Souza Sobrinho, Fausto; Techio, Vânia Helena

    2016-06-01

    Assessment of chromosomal distribution of modified histones and 5-methylcytosine shown that there are diversification of chromosomal types among species of Brachiaria and its interspecific hybrids. Histone post-translational modifications and DNA methylation are epigenetic processes that are involved in structural and functional organization of the genome. This study compared the chromosomal distribution of modified histones and 5-methylcytosine (5-mCyt) in species and interspecific hybrids of Brachiaria with different ploidy levels and reproduction modes. The relation between H3K9me2 and 5-mCyt was observed in the nucleolus organizer region, centromeric central domain and pericentromeric region. H3K4me2 was detected in euchromatic domains, mainly in the terminal chromosomal regions. Comparison of chromosomal distribution among species and hybrids showed greater variation of chromosomal types for the H3K9me2 in B. decumbens (tetraploid and apomictic species) and the 963 hybrid, while, for the H3K4me2, the variation was higher in B. brizantha and B. decumbens (tetraploid and apomictic species) and 963 hybrid. The chromosome distribution of 5-mCyt was similar between B. brizantha and B. decumbens, which differ from the distribution observed in B. ruziziensis (diploid and sexual species). Significant alterations in DNA methylation were observed in the artificially tetraploidized B. ruziziensis and in the interspecific hybrids, possibly as result of hybridization and polyploidization processes. The monitoring of histone modifications and DNA methylation allowed categorizing nuclear and chromosomal distribution of these epigenetic marks, thus contributing to the knowledge of composition and structure of the genome/epigenome of Brachiaria species and hybrids. These data can be useful for speciation and genome evolution studies in genus Brachiaria, and represent important markers to explore relationships between genomes.

  7. Estrategias de enraizamiento de genotipos Brachiaria en suelos ácidos y de baja fertilidad en Colombia

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    Jaumer Ricaurte

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available En un Haplustox de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia se evaluaron durante 41 meses 6 genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia variable a niveles altos de Al+3 en dos niveles de nutrientes. Los genotipos con resistencia media y alta mantuvieron altas producciones de biomasa aérea en los primeros meses, decrecieron a valores medios y estables hacia los 21 meses. La producción de biomasa y longitud de raíces en los genotipos de Brachiaria y especies de sabana nativa fue mayor en época lluviosa, con alta producción en los primeros 5 cm del perfil de suelo. Las gramíneas de la sabana nativa y B. decumbens CIAT 606 (altamente resistente a Al+3 generaron raíces finas y menor biomasa de raíces. Durante la época seca los genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia media y alta a aluminio generaron raíces más profundas que la sabana nativa. La época seca indujo una producción de longitud y biomasa de raíces proporcionalmente más profundas que la lluviosa, tanto en genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia media y alta a aluminio como en especies de la sabana nativa.

  8. Plant growth promoting bacteria in Brachiaria brizantha.

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    Silva, Mylenne Calciolari Pinheiro; Figueiredo, Aline Fernandes; Andreote, Fernando Dini; Cardoso, Elke Jurandy Bran Nogueira

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    Brachiaria brizantha is considered one of the preferred fodders among farmers for having high forage yield and large production of root mass. The association of beneficial bacteria with these grasses can be very valuable in the recovery of the pasture areas with nutritional deficiency. With the aim of studying this possibility, we carried out the sampling of soil and roots of B. brizantha in three areas (Nova Odessa-SP, São Carlos-SP and Campo Verde-MT, Brazil). Seventy-two bacterial strains were isolated and used in tests to evaluate their biotechnological potential. Almost all isolates presented at least one positive feature. Sixty-eight isolates produced analogues of indole-3-acetic acid, ten showed nitrogenase activity when subjected to the method of increasing the concentration of total nitrogen (total N) in the culture medium and sixty-five isolates showed nitrogenase activity when subjected to acetylene reduction technique. The partial sequencing of 16S rRNA of these isolates allowed the identification of seven main groups, with the prevalence of those affiliated to the genus Stenotrophomonas (69 %). At the end, this work elected the strains C4 (Pseudomonadaceae) and C7 (Rhodospirillaceae) as promising organisms for the development of inoculants due to their higher nitrogenase activity.

  9. Change in dry matter and nutritive composition of Brachiaria humidicola grown in Ban Thon soil series

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    This experiment was conducted to determine the change in dry matter and nutritive composition of Humidicola grass (Brachiaria humidicola) grown in Ban Thon soil series (infertility soil) as a function of growth age. One rai (0.16 ha) of two-year-old pasture of fertilised Humidicola grass was uniformly cut and the regrowth samples were collected every twenty days. The samples were subjected to analysis for dry matter content and nutritive composition, i.e. crude protein, ash, calcium, phosphor...

  10. Effects of Different Treatments of Pasture Restoration on Soil Trace Gas Emissions in the Cerrados of Central Brazil

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    Planted pastures ( mainly Brachiaria spp) are the most extensive land use in the cerrado (savannas of central Brazil) with an area of approximately 50 x 10(6) ha. The objective of the study was to assess the effects of pasture restoration on the N dynamics ( net N mineralization/...

  11. Nutritional requirements of energy, protein and macrominerals for maintenance and weight gain of young crossbred Nellore × Holstein bulls on pasture

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    Marlos Oliveira Porto

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to estimate requirements of energy, protein and macrominerals of young Nellore/Holstein crossbreds bulls supplemented on pastures of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Thirty-five young bulls, at 8.53±0.18 months of age and with initial body weight of 230.6±6.1 kg were used. Ten animals were slaughtered as reference, in different weight range, and the other animals were slaughtered at the end of the experimental period. For estimate of net energy requirements for weight, a regression equation between log of retained energy (RE and log of empty body weight gain (EBWG was constructed. Net requirements of Ca, P, Mg, Na and K were determined by the equation Y' = a.b.Xb-1, in which a and b represent the intercept and the coefficient of equation of prediction of macrominerals in body content, respectively. Requirements of metabolizable energy for maintenance (MEm were obtained from retained energy in function of metabolizable energy intake (MEI. The requirements of MEm of Nellore/Holstein crossbreds young bulls on pasture was 125 kcal/EBW0.75/day. The efficiency of ME utilization for maintenance (k of grazing Nellore/Holstein crossbred young mbulls was 0.58 and 0.24 for gain. The total metabolizable protein requirements for an animal with 400 kg and with average daily gain of 1.0 kg, were 638.36 g/day. The dietetic requirements of Ca and P for an animal with 400 kg BW were 0.49 and 0.21% of DM, respectively. Daily metabolizable energy requirement for maintenance of grazing Nellore/Holstein crossbred young bulls was 11.6% greater than the values found for cattle in feedlot in Brazil (112 kcal/kg EBW0.75.

  12. Toward in vitro fertilization in Brachiaria spp.

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    Dusi, D.; Alves, E.R.; Willemse, M.T.M.; Falcao, R.; Valle, do C.B.; Carneiro, V.T.C.

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    Brachiaria are forage grasses widely cultivated in tropical areas. In vitro pollination was applied to accessions of Brachiaria spp. by placing pollen of non-dehiscent anthers on a solid medium near isolated ovaries. Viability and in vitro germination were tested in order to establish good condition

  13. Supplementation of female calves in creep feeding system and productive and nutritional parameters of beef cows on tropical pasture

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    Lívia de Vieira Barros; Mário Fonseca Paulino; Mário Luiz Chizzotti; Luciana Navajas Rennó; Javier Enrique Garces Cardenas; Eriton Egídio Lisboa Valente;; Sidnei Antônio Lopes; Carla Heloisa Avelino Cabral; Nelcino Francisco de Paula; Felipe Gomes da Silva

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    The performance of female calves in creep-feeding system receiving only mineral mixture or multiple supplements; and milk production and pasture intake and digestibility of beef cows on Urochloa decumbens pastures, were assessed. Forty-eight suckling female calves aged 5 months on average, with an initial weight of 125.4 ± 1.34 kg, and their respective mothers initially weighing 435.2 ± 10.3 kg, were used. The experimental design was completely randomized. Supplements contained approximately ...

  14. Eletroforese de isoenzimas de plântulas na identificação de espécies de Brachiaria Electrophoresis of Brachiaria seedling izoenzymes as a tool for species identification

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    Cibele C. Martins

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    Full Text Available Lotes de sementes de braquiária comercializados no Brasil vem apresentando contaminações com sementes de outras espécies pertencentes ao mesmo gênero. Deste modo, uma das espécies de braquiária atuaria como planta infestante da outra no agroecossistema e a erradicação da espécie infestante seria dificultada pela agressividade característica do gênero e pela falta de seletividade dos herbicidas disponíveis no mercado. Esses fatores ressaltam a importância da comercialização e utilização de lotes de sementes isento de sementes de outras espécies e a utilização de metodologias precisas de identificação das principais espécies de braquiária no controle de qualidade das empresas produtoras de sementes. Neste trabalho, buscou-se avaliar o potencial discriminante da técnica de eletroforese, utilizando quatro sistemas enzimáticos presentes em plântulas de quatro espécies do gênero Brachiaria, quer sejam B. brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens cv. Basilisk, B. humidicola cv. comercial e B. plantaginea. Foram realizadas análises de eletroforese de isoenzimas testando-se 50 indivíduos de cada espécie por tratamento, utilizando-se coleóptilos de plântulas obtidas a partir de sementes germinadas a 30°C, no escuro. Para a eletroforese foi utilizado como meio suporte géis de poliacrilamida, nas concentrações de 7,0 e 7,5%. As isoenzimas Glutamato desidrogenase e Glucose-6-fosfato desidrogenase, embora eficientes na diferenciação entre B. plantaginea e B. humidicola e entre as sementes dessas espécies e as de B. brizantha ou B. decumbens, não se mostraram capazes de diferenciar as sementes destas duas últimas espécies. Entretanto, as izoenzimas α- e β-esterase possibilitaram uma nítida diferenciação das quatro espécies de Brachiaria estudadas.Undesirable physical seed mixture in commercial seed lots of several Brachiaria species is a cause of growing concern in Brazil. Such a mixtures often result in the

  15. Effect of doses of poultry compost on chorophyll and flavonoids of Brachiaria brizantha brs Piatã

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    In 2012, Brazil produced 12.6 million metric tons of chicken meat, generating 10.3 tons of poultry litter. Compost made from such organic waste can be used as a low-cost bio fertilizer, especially as nitrogen and phosphorus source. The compost can increase pastures quality by giving photosynthetic improvement and altering amounts of chlorophyll and flavonoids.  There is little information about the relationship between chlorophyll a or b and flavonoids in Brachiaria brizantha Piata. The flavo...

  16. Short Communication: Soil carbon pools in different pasture systems

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    Cardozo, F.M. Jr.; Carneiro, R.F.V.; Leite, L.F.C.; Araujo, A.S.F.

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    The aim of this study was to assess the carbon pools of a tropical soil where the native forest was replaced with different pasture systems. We studied five pasture production systems, including four monoculture systems with forage grasses such as Andropogon, Brachiaria, Panicum, and Cynodon, and an agroforestry system as well as a native vegetation plot. Greater availability of fulvic acid was detected in the agroforestry system as compared with that in the other systems. Higher lability of C was detected in the Andropogon system during the dry and rainy seasons and during the dry season in Cynodon. During the dry season, all pastures systems showed deficits in the net removal of atmospheric CO2. The structure and practices of the agroforestry system enables more carbon to be sequestered in the soil as compared with the monoculture pasture, suggesting that it is an important practice to mitigate climatic change and to improve soil quality. (Author)

  17. Microsporogenesis in Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov. Robyns and B. subulifolia (Mez Clayton (Poaceae Microsporogênese em Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov. Robyns e B. subulifolia (Mez Clayton (Poaceae

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    Claudicéia Risso-Pascotto

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Some African species of Brachiaria have been introduced into the Americas and became the most important forage for pastures in the tropics. New cultivars can be obtained either from direct selections from the natural existing variability in the germplasm collections or from interspecific hybridizations. Polyploidy is predominant in the genus Brachiaria and correlated with apomixis which complicates hybridization. The objective of cytological studies underway on the Brachiaria germplasm collection at Embrapa Beef Cattle is to determine the chromosome number and meiotic behavior of accessions. For the breeding of Brachiaria species, compatible sexual and apomictic accessions need to be identified. Microsporogenesis was evaluated in two accessions of Brachiaria bovonei (BO01 and BO05 and one accession of B. subulifolia (SU01. BO01 is pentaploid (2n = 5x = 45, BO05 is tetraploid (2n = 4x = 36, and SU01 is hexaploid (2n = 6x = 54, derived from x = 9. Meiotic abnormalities typical of polyploids, characterized by precocious chromosome migration to the poles in metaphases, laggard chromosomes in anaphases, and micronuclei in telophases and tetrads, were recorded in high frequency in all the accessions generating unbalanced gametes. Both accessions of B. bovonei presented chromosome stickiness. The results are discussed in the view of the Brachiaria breeding program objectives.Algumas espécies africanas de Brachiaria foram introduzidas nas Américas e tornaram-se importantes pastagens nos trópicos. Novas cultivares podem ser obtidas por seleção direta da variabilidade genética existente na coleção de germoplasma ou por hibridização interespecífica. Poliploidia é predominante no gênero Brachiaria e correlacionada com apomixia, o que complica a hibridização. O objetivo dos estudos citogenéticos na coleção de germoplasma de Brachiaria da Embrapa Gado de Corte é determinar o número de cromossomos e o comportamento meiótico dos acessos. A

  18. EFEITOS DE HERBICIDAS NO CONTROLE DE PLANTAS DANINHAS, CRESCIMENTO E PRODUÇÃO DE MILHO E Brachiaria brizantha EM CONSÓRCIO EFFECTS OF HERBICIDES ON INTERCROPPED MAIZE AND Brachiaria brizantha WEED CONTROL, GROWTH AND YIELD

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    Lino Roberto Ferreira

    2007-09-01

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    Objetivou-se nesta pesquisa avaliar o controle de plantas daninhas, o crescimento e a produção de milho e de Brachiaria brizantha consorciados, em função de doses do herbicida nicosulfuron. Foram avaliadas seis doses de nicosulfuron (0 g ha-1, 2 g ha-1, 4 g ha-1, 8 g ha-1, 16 g ha-1 e 32 g ha-1 em mistura de tanque com atrazine (1.500 g ha-1. Adicionalmente foram comparadas duas testemunhas capinadas, com ambas as espécies em monocultivo. As espécies daninhas Brachiaria plantaginea, Sorghum arundinaceum e Brachiaria decumbens foram controladas com eficiência pelo nicosulfuron nas maiores doses utilizadas. As espécies perenes Cyperus rotundus e Artemisia verlotorum não foram controladas pelos herbicidas. O milho apresentou crescimento inicial superior à braquiária, ocasionando redução na taxa de produção de biomassa e de índice de área foliar (IAF da forrageira consorciada, sendo este efeito potencializado à medida que se elevou a dose do nicosulfuron. A produção de biomassa do milho foi inferior no tratamento com atrazine, em relação aos tratados com a mistura de nicosulfuron + atrazine e à testemunha capinada. Durante o período crítico de competição, a produção de biomassa da parte aérea e o IAF do milho foram superiores ao da braquiária consorciada. Estas características permitiram bom rendimento de grãos de milho independente do manejo adotado.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Integração agricultura-pecuária; plantio direto; atrazine; nicosulfuron.

    This study had the objective of evaluating weed control, growth and yield of intercropped maize and Brachiaria brizantha, as function of herbicide doses of nicosulfuron. Six nicosulfuron doses (0 g ha-1, 2 g ha-1, 4 g ha-1, 8 g ha-1, 16 g

  19. Rooting strategies of Brachiaria genotypes in acid and low fertility soils of Colombia Estrategias de enraizamiento de genotipos Brachiaria en suelos ácidos y de baja fertilidad en Colombia

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    Menjivar Juan Carlos

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available In a Typic Haplustox soil in the “Altillanura” of the Eastern Plains (Llanos Orientales of Colombia Shoot biomass production was evaluated, during 41 months in 6 Brachiaria genotypes with variable resistance to high Al levels. with two nutrient levels. Moderate and highly Al-resistant Brachiaria genotypes maintained high shoot biomass production in early months of establishment, declined to medium values until 21 months. Root biomass and root length production of Brachiaria genotypes, as well as native savanna grasses, was greater during rainy season, with a high root production in the first 5 cm of the soil. Savanna species and the genotypes B. decumbens CIAT 606 (high Al+3 resistant produced finer roots and less root biomass than native savanna species. The dry season induced a proportional increase in deeper root length and biomass production compared with rainy season in both moderately and highly Al-resistant Brachiaria genotypes as well as in native savanna species.En un Haplustox de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia se evaluaron durante 41 meses 6 genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia variable a niveles altos de Al+3 en dos niveles de nutrientes. Los genotipos con resistencia media y alta mantuvieron altas producciones de biomasa aérea en los primeros meses, decrecieron a valores medios y estables hacia los 21 meses. La producción de biomasa y longitud de raíces en los genotipos de Brachiaria y especies de sabana nativa fue mayor en época lluviosa, con alta producción en los primeros 5 cm del perfil de suelo. Las gramíneas de la sabana nativa y B. decumbens CIAT 606 (altamente resistente a Al+3 generaron raíces finas y menor biomasa de raíces. Durante la época seca los genotipos de Brachiaria

  20. Atributos morfológicos y fisiológicos de genotipos de Brachiaria en un suelo con bajo fósforo disponible y alta saturación de aluminio Morphologic and physiological attributes of Brachiaria genotypes in soil with low available phosphorus and high aluminum saturation

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    Sergio Mejía Kerguelen

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Se evaluaron en invernadero en un suelo de Matazul, Meta, Colombia durante 6 semanas, 2 genotipos de Brachiaria (uno mejor adaptado a bajo P, B. decumbens y otro menos adaptado, B. ruziziensis y 8 progenies del cruzamiento entre ellos ( mejores adaptados: H-7, H-40, H-28, H-58; menos adaptados: H-190, H-94, H-82, H-179. Los genotipos mejor adaptados presentaron mayor biomasa aérea, explicada por mayor área foliar, mayor absorción de P en el tallo y mayor volumen de raíz. Las características morfológicas de las raíces, principalmente longitud, peso seco y contenido de P, permiteron mejor adaptación a bajo P disponible en el suelo. El periodo de evaluación fue suficiente para observar diferencias entre progenies.Two Brachiaria genotypes (Brachiaria decumbens, considered as better adapted and Brachiaria ruziziensis, considered as less adapted and 8 progenies from the cross of these two (H-7, H-40, H-28 and H-58 more adapted; H-190, H-94, H-82 and H-179 less adapted were evaluated during 6 weeks to detect differences in shoot and root attributes when grown in an acid soil from Matazul, Meta, Colombia. Results indicated that better adapted genotypes to low P had more shoot biomass, this could be explained by a greater leaf area, more P uptake in the stem and greater root volume. The root attributes, root length, root dry weight and root P content contributed to greater adaptation to low P availability in acid soils. Six weeks of plant growth was not adequate time to distinguish differences in adaptation to low P among the two parents, but it was adequate time to identify superior progenies from the crosses.

  1. Consumo e digestibilidade de novilhos Nelore sob pastagem suplementados com misturas múltiplas Intake and digestibility of Nelore steers grazing pasture and supplemented with multiple mixture

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    L.O.F. Oliveira

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o efeito da suplementação com misturas múltiplas sobre o consumo, digestibilidade e desempenho de novilhos Nelore, em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha Cv. Marandu, submetidos a quatro tratamentos. No tratamento um (T1, cada animal recebeu 800g/dia de suplemento contendo uréia como fonte de nitrogênio não protéico (NNP; no tratamento dois (T2, recebeu 800g/dia de mistura na qual a uréia foi substituída por amiréia como fonte de NNP; no tratamento três (T3, recebeu 1500g/dia de uma mistura com amiréia; e no tratamento quatro (T4= controle, recebeu sal mineral. Seis animais por tratamento foram utilizados para se medir o consumo pela técnica de indicador externo (óxido crômico, e 10 animais foram usados na avaliação de ganho de peso. Foram utilizados dois animais canulados no esôfago para coleta de amostra de extrusa. Os animais suplementados obtiveram ganhos de peso superiores (PThe effect of three multiple mixtures supplementation on intake, digestibility and performance of Nelore steers grazing pasture of Brachiaria decumbens CV Marandu was studied. The multiple mixtures (treatments - T were defined as: T1 - 800g of supplement with urea as crude protein source, T2 - 800g of mixture in which urea was replaced by starea, T3 - 1500g of starea, and T4 - mineral salt fed ad libitum as a control group. Six animals per treatment were given chromic oxide as a marker to measure intake and 10 animals per treatment were used to evaluate their performance. Two esophageal fistulated steers were used to collect samples of extruse. The animals fed on supplement diets showed higher weight gains (335, 419, 467g/animal than those from the control group (271g/animal. Dry matter digestibility were 56.7, 49.8, 48.9 and 45.5%, respectively, for T1, T2, T3 and T4. A positive correlation between dry matter digestibility and in vitro dry matter digestibility (P<0.05 was observed. Supplementation with multiple mixtures increased dry matter

  2. Silicon accumulation and water deficit tolerance in Brachiaria grasses Acúmulo de silício e tolerância ao déficit hídrico em capins do gênero Brachiaria

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    Suzana Pereira de Melo

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The beneficial effects of silicon (Si fertilization have been observed for several plant species, especially when submitted to stress, either biotic or abiotic. Among the possible reasons for the greater adaptability and resistance of brachiaria grass in areas of low fertility soils in Brazilian savanna, stands its capacity of absorbing and accumulating Si in aerial parts. To evaluate the effect of Si on dry matter yield of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf and Brachiaria brizantha Hochst, grown under two soil moisture regimes, a trial was set up in a completely randomized design factorial scheme (5 × 2 × 2, with five Si rates: (0; 242; 484; 968 and 1,452 kg ha-1, two soil water tensions (60% and 80% of field capacity and the two brachiaria species. The experiment was installed in a greenhouse, using one of the most representative soils in the region under cerrado, Typic Haplustox. Both brachiaria species can be considered Si-accumulating plants, since they present high Si contents in their aerial parts. Application of Si to the soil increased the contents of this element in both grass species but did not change their tolerance to water deficit, and did not affect dry matter yield.Efeitos benéficos da adubação com silício (Si têm sido observados em várias espécies vegetais, especialmente quando estas estão submetidas a estresse biótico ou abiótico. Entre as possíveis razões para a maior adaptabilidade e resistência do capim braquiária nas áreas de baixa fertilidade do solo das regiões do cerrado brasileiro, esta associada à sua capacidade em absorver e acumular Si na parte aérea. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da aplicação de Si sobre a produção de matéria seca de duas espécies das gramíneas Brachiaria decumbens Stapf e Brachiaria brizantha Hochst, cultivadas sob dois regimes de umidade no solo. Os ensaios foram instalados em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial (5 × 2 × 2 com cinco

  3. Enzimas fibrolíticas exógenas en la digestibilidad in vitro de cinco ecotipos de Brachiaria

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    Juan H. Avellaneda-Cevallos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En zi mas fi bro lí ti cas exó ge nas en la di ges ti bi li dad in vi tro de cin co eco ti pos de Bra chia ria. Este experimento se llevó a cabo en la Estación Experimental del Colegio de Postgraduados, en Montecillo, Estado de México, México, durante el 25 abril y el 27 noviembre de 2002. Se usó la primera fase de la técnica de Tilley y Terry (3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 h incubación con el objetivo de medir el efecto de un compuesto enzimático fibrolítico exógeno (enzima; Fibrozyme®; 0 y 1,5 g enzima/kg MS en la digestibilidad in vitro (DIV de MS, FDN y FDA de henos de cinco ecotipos de Brachiaria [brizantha var. Toledo (BT; ruziziensis x decumbens CIAT 46024 (RD; decumbens var. Señal (DS; ruziziensis x brizantha CIAT 36061 cv. Mulato (RBM; brizantha var. Insurgente (BI]. La DIVMS a las 48 y 72 h, para 0 y 1,5 g enzima, fue mayor (p<0,05 para los ecotipos BT y BI, respecto a RD, DS y RBM. La DIVFDN a las 48 y 72 h, para 0 y 1,5 g enzima, fue mayor (p<0,05 para BT y BI, respecto a RD, DS y RBM. La enzima aumentó (p<0,05 la DIVFDN sólo para el ecotipo RD a las 72 h; además, incrementó la DIVFDA para BT a 12 h; BT y DS a 24 h; BT, RD y BI a 48 h. Por tanto, las enzimas fibrolíticas aumentaron la digestibilidad in vitro de la pared celular de cinco ecotipos de Brachiaria.

  4. Ruminal degradation kinetic of Brachiaria brizantha silages with different microbial additives

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    Odimári Pricila Pires do Prado

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to determine the carbohydrate fractions and estimate ruminal fermentation kinetics parameters of silages Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu with the inclusion of two microbial additives: Additive LPPP Pasture (Lactobacillus plantarum and Pediococcus pentosaceus and additive BSLPPA Pasture (Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus plantarum and Pediococcus acidilactici. The experimental design was completely randomized with three different silages and three replications per silage. The silos were opened after 34 days of fermentation and then sent for laboratory analysis. For the fractionation of carbohydrates were determined total carbohydrates (TC, non-fiber carbohydrates (NFC, fractions A + B1 (fractions of fast and average ruminal degradation, B2 fraction (fraction slowly degraded in the rumen and fraction C (carbohydrates no digestible in the rumen. The gas production data were fitted to a logistic model bicompartimental. There was no difference in the values of the variables of fiber degradation (FC kinetic and no-fiber carbohydrates (NFC of the silages. However, silages Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu with use of additives LPPP and BSLPPA had higher fractions of digestible carbohydrates, reducing total carbohydrates and low indigestible fiber fraction of carbohydrates. Thus, the two microbial additives improved the nutritional value of silage Marandu-grass.

  5. Comportamento de vacas mestiças holandês x zebu, em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens em sistema silvipastoril Behavior of holstein x zebu crossbreed cows grazing Brachiaria decumbens in a silvipastoral system

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    Tania Mara Soares Paes Leme

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o comportamento de vacas mestiças Holandês-Zebu, em sistema silvipastoril, avaliando-se o percentual do tempo em que os animais se mantiveram em pé, comendo, ruminando ou em ócio, no verão e no inverno e o tempo em que as vacas se mantiveram ao sol e à sombra e, neste caso, sob qual espécie arbórea. Foram coletados os dados de 32 vacas, em doze dias, seis no inverno e seis no verão, em medidas tomadas a cada 10 minutos, 12 horas por dia (das 6 às 18 h. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância e para comparação múltipla entre médias foi usado o teste t de Student, ao nível de 5% de probabilidade. Verificou-se que, no inverno, os animais preferiram ficar mais ao sol do que à sombra. Já no verão, houve preferência em manterem-se em ambientes sombreados, especialmente sob sombras de espécies arbóreas com copas globosas e densas. Na posição deitada, no inverno, os animais preferiram ficar ao sol e no verão a preferência foi pela sombra. Conclui-se que a procura dos animais por ambientes sombreados, durante o verão, mostra a necessidade da provisão de sombra, para que os mesmos possam viver em ambiente que ofereça conforto térmico.The behavior of Holtein x Zebu crossbreed cows was studied in silvipastoral system, taking in account the time spent by the cows in the stand up position, eating, ruminating or in inactivity, during the summer and winter times. Measures of the time spent by the cows at sunshine and under the shadow was also taken. Data from 32 cows, were collected every ten minutes, 12 hours a day (from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M., in twelve days, six during the winter and six during the summer times. The data were analyzed through variance system and to multiple comparison among average it was used the t test of student, at the level of 5% of probability. During the winter, cows spent more time at sunshine than in summer time while in the summer the cows remained more time in the shadow mainly under the trees with big and dense crowns. The silvipastoral system should be considered as important tool for animal comfort in the tropical conditions.

  6. Renovação de pastagem degradada de capim-gordura com a introdução de forrageiras tropicais adubadas com nitrogênio ou em consórcios Renewing the degraded Melinis minutiflora pasture by introduction of tropical forages fertilized with nitrogen or under mixture cropping system

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    Luciano de Melo Moreira

    2005-04-01

    , melhorando a qualidade do pasto.This study was carried out to evaluate the productivity and quality of either Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. cv. Basilisk and Hyparrhenia rufa (Ness Stapf. grasses fertilized with nitrogen (N or mixed with stylosanthes (Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl. Swartz cv. Mineirão, introduced into a degraded pasture. Both grasses were evaluated, as well as four doses of nitrogen (0, 50, 100 and 150 kg/ha and two treatments that consisted of mixing B. decumbens and S. guianensis as well as H. rufa and S. guianensis. After forages were established, two evaluations were also performed (harvests. The dry matter (DM yields of B. decumbens increased from 1,824 up to 4,604 kg/ha and from 1,019 to 2,149 kg/ha in both respective harvests, when the extreme N doses were compared, but H. rufa showed no response. The crude protein (CP content in B. decumbens increased from 3.18 up to 5.68 dag/kg at the first harvest only, whereas H. rufa showed an increment from 2.53 to 3.72 dag/kg and from 7.32 to 8.45 dag/kg in both respective harvests, compared to the extreme doses. The contents of both neutral detergent fiber (NDF and acid detergent fiber in the grasses were not affected by N application. When N doses increased, the P contents in both grasses and K contents in B. decumbens were reduced at both harvests. Most contents of Ca and Mg in grasses were not affected by N at both harvests. The average DM yields of both mixtures were superior to the average yields of both fertilized grasses, as showing increments of 42.62% and 15.00% in forage yield at the first and second harvests, respectively. In general, the mixed forages showed higher contents of CP and Ca, but lower NDF values than those N-fertilized pure grasses, therefore improving the quality of the pasture.

  7. Effect of inclusion of oyster mushroom substrate on the in vitro fermentation kinetics of Brachiaria brizantha hay

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    Ricardo da Silva Oliveira

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of inclusion of exhausted substrate of Pleurotus ostreatus on the in vitro fermentation of Brachiaria brizantha hay-based diets. The experiment was conducted using the semi-automated gas production technique. The ruminal inoculum was collected from three fistulated cattle kept on Brachiaria brizantha pasture. Brachiaria brizantha hay and exhausted substrate of Pleurotus production were used for composition of the diets: ES (100% exhausted substrate, BH (100% Brachiaria brizantha hay, ES5 (5% ES + 95% BH, ES20 (20% ES + 80% BH, and ES30 (30% ES + 70% BH. The experimental design was a 5x3 factorial scheme consisting of five treatments and three ruminal inocula. The degradation kinetics of dry matter (DM was determined after 96 hours of fermentation [D (96h]. No significant differences in the cumulative volume of gas (A were observed between BH (262.6 mL/g DM, ES5 (284.3 mL/g MS, ES20 (256.6 mL/g MS and ES30 (261.7 mL/g MS, indicating that inclusion of the substrate did not affect hay fermentation. A lower gas volume (165.9 mL and lower degradability (52% were observed for the ES diet, showing a lower nutritional value of this substrate compared to Brachiaria brizantha hay, probably due to the action of enzymes that degrade structural carbohydrates found in the mycelia of Pleurotus. The ES diet exhibited a shorter colonization time (L=2.6 h; P<0.05, a finding that may be attributed to the interaction between the mycelium and substrate, facilitating initial colonization. The inclusion of exhausted substrate did not increase microbial growth or degradation compared to the BH diet, but seems to have favored initial colonization of this substrate. The use of ES does not negatively affect colonization and may be used as an ingredient of ruminant diets.

  8. PRODUKSI BAHAN KERING, KOMPATIBILITAS BIOLOGIS DAN KUALITAS  TANAMAN CAMPURAN RUMPUT BENGGALA (Brachiaria decumbens DAN CENTRO (Centrosema pubescens

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    Muhammad Rusdy

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this experiment to determine dry matter yield, biological compatibility and  quality of guinea grass (Panicum maximum- centro (Centrosema pubescens mixtures planted at different population. Population of guinea grass planted were 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0 plants/pot combined with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 0  of centro/pot. The plants were fertilized with phosphate fertilizer at the doses of 0, 100 and 200 kg P2O5/ha and harvested at interval of 30, 45 and 90 days. Results of experiment showed that dry matter yields of mixed plant were higher than those of guinea grass or centro planted as monoculture. Guinea grass was compatible when planted with centro because their relative yield totals > 1. With increasing centro planting population and decreasing harvest interval,  relative feed value and relative forage quality increased. Based on fibre content and quality, the quality of guniea grass and centro, both planted as sole crops and mixture are categorized as low to medium.

  9. Greener pastures

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    Stonehouse, D.

    2000-03-06

    There are some 10,000 wells encompassing 25,000 acres of land along the southeastern border of Alberta and Saskatchewan, wells that are no longer producing and where the land is ready for reclamation. Clearing away equipment, sealing the well bores, scattering some seeds, and taking off to greener pastures no longer qualifies as 'cleaning up'; the owners of the land and conservationists want their grassland back, which involves the difficult tasks of replacing top soil and recreating native grass mixes as minimal requirements. This article describes some recent experiences in land reclamation, and a five year project by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and PanCanadian Petroleum concerning various mixes of seed which are suitable for growing on reclaimed soil. A vigorous Asian import, crested wheatgrass, while fast growing and hardy, is considered to displace native grasses, it breaks up the natural prairies ecosystem into segments, carving up wildlife habitat, and therefore untenable. Experiments at an abandoned wellsite with native wheat grasses, some blended with other native grasses and 13 perennial forbs, are underway as part of this project. Results to date show that undisturbed prairies mostly sprouts non-wheat grasses, and native wheat grasses dominate when seeded in mixes, Other native species such as blue gramma grass and needle- and thread grass can be established. However, they thrive only in the natural recovery plots, suggesting that doing nothing and letting nature take its course may, at times, be the best revegetation strategy. Unfortunately even if true, natural growth takes too long, and that is totally unacceptable in today's environmental thinking. Although cattle are willing to eat the growth on the experimental plots, so far, there is not enough credible evidence to say how non-native mixes would stand up to normal grazing by cattle. 2 photos.

  10. Fitorremediação de solos contaminados com arsênio (As utilizando braquiária Phytoremediation of arsenic-contaminated soils using Brachiaria grass

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    Alessandra Silveira Antunes Araújo

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho, com o objetivo de avaliar o potencial fitoextrator de arsênio (As da Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., cultivada em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se seis solos: Latossolo Amarelo Distrófico (LAd, Latossolo Vermelho Distrófico (LVd, Neossolo Flúvico (RU, Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ, Gleissolo Háplico (GX e Gleissolo Melânico (GM. O As foi adicionado aos solos na forma de arsenato de sódio heptahidratado nas doses 0, 25, 50, 200 e 800 mg kg-1. As plantas foram coletadas 55 dias após a semeadura, separadas em parte aérea e raiz e, após secagem do material em estufa, o mesmo foi digerido segundo o método 3051 da USEPA, sendo o teor de As determinado por espectrofotometria de absorção atômica (EEA com forno de grafite. Observou-se redução no desenvolvimento da braquiária de forma diferenciada nas seis classes de solo. Houve baixa translocação do As, da raiz para a parte aérea, sendo essa espécie considerada tolerante ao elemento e não hiperacumuladora, podendo ser utilizada em programas de revegetação de áreas contaminadas pelo elemento.This work evaluated the phytoextraction potential of arsenic (As by Brachiaria decumbens growing under greenhouse conditions in six soils: a Dystrophic Yellow Latosol (LAd, a Dystrophic Red Latosol (LVd, a Fluvic Neosol (RU, a Quartzenic Neosol (RQ, a Haplic Gleysol (GX, and a Melanic Gleysol (GM. Arsenic was added to the soils as sodium arsenate heptahydrate (Na2HAsO4.7H2O at the following doses: 0, 25, 50, 200, and 800 mg kg-1. The plants were collected 55 days after planting for determination of shoot and root dry matter production. Arsenic shoot and root contents were evaluated after digestion according to the USEPA 3051A method, following analysis by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy. Plant development was differently affected by As in the six different soil classes. There was low translocation of As and consequently most of the As was detected in the

  11. Brachiaria sp yield and nutrient contents after nitrogen and sulphur fertilization

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    Reges Heinrichs

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Among the production factors, adequate fertilization is an important tool to raise the productivity of pastoral systems and consequently increase the share of Brazil in the supply chain of primary agricultural products at the global level. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interaction of nitrogen and sulfur fertilization in BRACHIARIA DECUMBENS: Stapf. The experiment in pots with Dystrophic Oxisol was evaluated in a completely randomized design with four replications in a 5 x 3 factorial arrangement, involving five N doses (0, 100, 200, 400, and 800 mg dm-3 in the form of ammonium nitrate and three S doses (0, 20 and 80 mg dm-3 in the form of calcium sulfate, with a total of 15 treatments. In the treatments with low S dose, calcium was provided as calcium chloride, to ensure a homogeneous Ca supply in all treatments. The results showed that the tiller production and dry weight of green leaves and of stems + sheaths and total dry weight were favored by the combination of N and S fertilizer, while the proportion of dry leaves was reduced. Nitrogen fertilization raised the N contents in green leaves and stems + sheaths and reduced K contents in fresh and dry leaves. The response to S rates in the N content of green leaves was quadratic.

  12. Crescimento de espécies do gênero Brachiaria sob alagamento em casa de vegetação Effect of flooding on the growth of Brachiaria species in greenhouse

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    Jorge Luiz Schirmer de Mattos

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a tolerância ao alagameto de quatro espécies de Brachiaria (B. decumbens,B. brizantha, B. humidicola e B. mutica, a partir de suas características morfogênicas, fisiológicas e produtivas. Os tratamentos foram arranjados segundo esquema fatorial 4 x 3 quatro espécies de Brachiaria e três níveis de disponibilidade de água no solo (capacidade de campo, lâmina d'água de 1 e 10 cm acima do solo. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos completos ao acaso, com três repetições. O experimento foi instalado em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se colunas de PVC com 60 cm de altura x 30 cm de diâmetro. Os níveis de alagamento foram impostos a partir do 22º dia de rebrota após corte de uniformização. O acréscimo de água aos vasos, necessário para satisfazer a lâmina d'água a 1 e 10 cm do nível do solo nos respectivos vasos, foi controlado com o auxílio de furos presentes nas paredes dos vasos a 1 e 10 cm acima do nível do solo, respectivamente. O alagamento comprometeu a taxa de alongamento e acentuou a taxa de senescência das lâminas foliares, independentemente da espécie. Observou-se controle estomático das trocas gasosas em folhas de todas as espécies. O alagamento reduziu a fotossíntese líquida das espécies de Brachiaria, exceto de B. mutica, que superou as demais espécies sob a lâmina d'água de 10 cm acima do solo. Também diminuiu significativamente a área e o peso das lâminas foliares verdes, exceto em B. mutica, que apresentou apenas ligeira tendência de queda. A B. muticaapresentou numerosas raízes adventícias, que, possivelmente, lhe conferiram superior tolerância ao alagamento.This study aimed to evaluate the tolerance of four Brachiaria species (B. decumbens,B. brizantha, B. humidicola and B. mutica to flooding with regard to their morphogenetical, physiological and production characteristics. The experimental treatments resulted from a 4 x 3 factorial arrangement of four

  13. Simulated microgravity inhibits cell wall regeneration of Penicillium decumbens protoplasts

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    Zhao, C.; Sun, Y.; Yi, Z. C.; Rong, L.; Zhuang, F. Y.; Fan, Y. B.

    2010-09-01

    This work compares cell wall regeneration from protoplasts of the fungus Penicillium decumbens under rotary culture (simulated microgravity) and stationary cultures. Using an optimized lytic enzyme mixture, protoplasts were successfully released with a yield of 5.3 × 10 5 cells/mL. Under simulated microgravity conditions, the protoplast regeneration efficiency was 33.8%, lower than 44.9% under stationary conditions. Laser scanning confocal microscopy gave direct evidence for reduced formation of polysaccharides under simulated conditions. Scanning electron microscopy showed the delayed process of cell wall regeneration by simulated microgravity. The delayed regeneration of P. decumbens cell wall under simulated microgravity was likely caused by the inhibition of polysaccharide synthesis. This research contributes to the understanding of how gravitational loads affect morphological and physiological processes of fungi.

  14. Crescimento de espécies do gênero Brachiaria, sob déficit hídrico, em casa de vegetação Effect of water deficit on the growth of Brachiaria species in greenhouse

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    Jorge Luiz Schirmer de Mattos

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se as características morfogênicas, fisiológicas e produtivas de espécies de Brachiaria, durante e após período de estresse hídrico. Os tratamentos foram arranjados em um esquema fatorial 4 x 5 quatro espécies de Brachiaria (B. decumbens, B. brizantha, B. humidicola e B. mutica e cinco níveis de potencial hídrico do solo (-0, 01, -0, 03, -0, 1, -0, 5 e -1, 5 MPa em um delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com três repetições. O experimento foi instalado em casa de vegetação, em colunas de PVC com 40 cm de altura e 30 cm de diâmetro. Os déficits hídricos foram impostos durante 23 dias e, após este período, um grupo de plantas foi mantido sob condições normais de disponibilidade de água no solo, durante, aproximadamente, uma semana, para se avaliar a capacidade de recuperação das plantas. A taxa de alongamento das lâminas foliares foi comprometida em B. brizantha e a taxa de senescência de lâminas foliares em B. mutica foi aumentada com o decréscimo do potencial hídrico no solo, denotando a maior sensibilidade destas duas espécies ao déficit hídrico. Observou-se controle estomático sobre as trocas gasosas em folhas de todas as espécies. O déficit hídrico reduziu a fotossíntese líquida em todas espécies, mais acentuadamente em B. mutica e B. humidicola. Todas as espécies recuperaram suas atividades fotossintéticas normais após o déficit hídrico, mas apenas a B. brizantha restabeleceu o status hídrico de seus tecidos foliares. O déficit hídrico afetou mais acentuadamente a área de lâminas foliares verdes em B. brizantha e B. decumbens, a produção de matéria verde seca de lâminas foliares em todas as espécies estudadas, e a produção de matéria verde seca de colmos em B. decumbens e B. mutica.This study aimed to evaluate the tolerance of Brachiaria species (B. decumbens, B. brizantha, B. humidicola and B. mutica to low soil water potential. Morphogenetical, physiological and

  15. Levels of mineral mixture and urea in supplementation of crossbred heifers, with Gyr predominance, reared at pasture during the dry season Níveis de mistura mineral e ureia na suplementação de dietas para novilhas mestiças, com predominância de Gir, recriadas a pasto durante o período da seca

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    Bruno Pietsch Cunha Mendonça

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available It was evaluated several levels of mineral mixture and urea for crossbred heifers, with Gyr predominance, in the dry season period in Zona da Mata region in Minas Gerais. The experiment was carried out in a Brachiaria decumbens pasture area, divided in five paddocks of 3.5 hectares. It was used 35 heifers distributed in a 2 õ 2 + 1 factorial scheme, composed of two levels of urea (10 and 25%, two levels of mineral salt (10 and 25% and a control diet (only mineral salt, totaling five diets, each one evaluated with seven replicates. The supplements were based on ground corn, urea, ammonia sulfate and mineral mixture with 32 to 72% crude protein, and they composed the following diets: MM ( mineral mix, 10:10 (10% mineral mix, 10% urea and 80% corn; 10:25 (10% mineral mix, 25% urea and 65% corn; 25:10 (25% mineral mix, 10% urea and 65% corn, and 25:25 (25% mineral mix, 25% urea and 50% corn. Urea and mineral salt are effective in controlling supplement intake by bovines growing on pastures during dry season because the higher their levels, the lower the intake of supplements. Diets with 25% urea and 10% mineral salt provided higher daily weight gain and higher weight gain:supplemment intake ratio.Avaliaram-se diversos níveis de mistura mineral e ureia para novilhas mestiças, com predominância de Gir, no período da seca na região da Zona da Mata de Minas Gerais. O experimento foi realizado em uma área de pastagem formada de Brachiaria decumbens, dividida em cinco piquetes de 3,5 ha. Utilizaram-se 35 novilhas distribuídas em um esquema fatorial tipo 2 õ 2 + 1, composto de dois níveis de ureia (10 e 25%, dois níveis de sal mineral (10 e 25% e uma dieta controle (somente sal mineral, totalizando cinco dietas, cada uma avaliada com sete repetições. Os suplementos foram à base de milho moído, ureia, sulfato de amônia e mistura mineral, com 32 a 72% de proteína bruta, e compuseram as seguintes dietas: MM (mistura mineral; 10:10 (10% de

  16. Desynapsis and precocious cytokinesis in Brachiaria humidicola (Poaceae) compromise meiotic division

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    Vergílio Calisto; Veridiana Aparecida Fuzinatto; Hugo José Message; Andréa Beatriz Mendes-Bonato; Kellen Regina Boldrini; Maria Suely Pagliarini; Cacilda Borges Do Valle

    2008-04-01

    The forage grass species Brachiaria humidicola is native to African savannas. Owing to its good adaptation to poorly drained and infertile acid soils, it has achieved wide utilization for pastures in Brazilian farms. Among the 55 accessions of B. humidicola analysed from the Embrapa Beef Cattle collection, one (H022), presented desynapsis and an abnormal pattern of cytokinesis in the first meiotic division. Among 28 inflorescences analysed in this accession, 12 were affected by the anomaly. In affected meiocytes, the first cytokinesis occurred in metaphase I and was generally perpendicular to a wide-metaphase plate, dividing the genome into two parts with an equal or unequal number of chromosomes. The normal cytokinesis after telophase I did not occur, and the meiocytes entered metaphase II, progressing to the end of meiosis with the occurrence of the second cytokinesis. As the first cytokinesis occurred precociously, whereas the second was normal, tetrads were formed but with unbalanced chromosome numbers in microspores. Abnormal cytokinesis occurred only in those meiocytes that underwent desynapsis after diakinesis. The implications of this abnormality in the Brachiaria breeding programme are discussed.

  17. Photosynthetic light response of the C4 grasses Brachiaria brizantha and B. humidicola under shade

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    Dias-Filho Moacyr Bernardino

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Forage grasses in tropical pastures can be subjected to considerable diurnal and seasonal reductions in available light. To evaluate the physiological behavior of the tropical forage grasses Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and B. humidicola to low light, the photosynthetic light response and chlorophyll contents of these species were compared for plants grown outdoors, on natural soil, in pots, in full sunlight and those shaded to 30 % of full sunlight, over a 30-day period. Both species showed the ability to adjust their photosynthetic behavior in response to shade. Photosynthetic capacity and light compensation point were lower for shade plants of both species, while apparent quantum yield was unaffected by the light regime. Dark respiration and chlorophyll a:b ratio were significantly reduced by shading only in B. humidicola. B. humidicola could be relatively more adapted to succeed, at least temporarily, in light-limited environments.

  18. Soil chemical atributtes on brachiaria spp in integrated crop livestock system

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    Valdinei Tadeu Paulino

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    Full Text Available Integrated crop-livestock systems have attracted more interest in the last few years due to their capacity of improving stability and sustainability of agricultural systems when compared to more specialized production ones. The crop-livestock integration is an effective technique, but complex to maintain pasture productivity and its recovery, whose efficiency depends on soil physical management and its chemical fertility. Regarding the soil fertility, the corrective practices generally begin with the liming due to the high acidity of most Brazilian soils and low levels of Ca and Mg in the exchange complex and high Al saturation. In areas of crop-livestock systems, liming corrects the surface acidity potential. However, this practice can leave the subsoil with excess aluminum and lack of calcium, which inhibit root growth and affect the absorption of water and nutrients. The application of gypsum allows the improvement of the subsoil, reducing Al saturation and increasing levels of calcium and sulfur. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in the soil chemical properties of a Haplorthox soil in integrated crop-livestock system (ICL with Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and Piatã, Brachiaria ruziziensis with gypsum and liming application. This study was conducted at the Instituto de Zootecnia, Nova Odessa/SP, a pasture established on a soil with medium texture (61.4% sand, silt 14.6% and 24.0% clay. The treatment plots consisted on integration crop-livestock (ICL cultivated - maize and B. Marandu,  ICL - maize and B. ruziziensis, ICL - maize and B. Piatã and an untreated control group (control - without liming and fertilization grazed pasture throughout the year, located immediately adjacent to the ICL evaluation, which was cultivated for 25 years with B. brizantha cv. Marandu. All pastures were desiccated in October with glyphosate-based herbicide (4 liters per hectare. Then gypsum (1.2 Mg ha-1 and liming (1.2 Mg ha-1 were applied

  19. PHYTOSOCIOLOGY OF SOWN PASTURE WEEDS UNDER TWO LEVELS OF DEGRADATION IN BRAZILIAN SAVANNA AREAS, MATO GROSSO DO SUL STATE, BRAZIL FITOSSOCIOLOGIA DE PLANTAS DANINHAS DE PASTAGENS CULTIVADAS SOB DOIS NÍVEIS DE DEGRADAÇÃO EM CERRADO, NO MATO GROSSO DO SUL

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    Adriana Guglieri-Caporal

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    Cultivated pastures, in general, go through a decline process, associated with the occurrence of weeds, whose successful management begins with the survey of species and their biology. This study aimed to carry out phytosociological surveys, during the rainy and dry seasons, in two pastures cultivated with Brachiaria (Urochloa spp., with cattle (AI and without cattle (AII, in Cerrado (Brazilian savanna areas of the Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The occurrence of 104 weedy herbaceous and subshrubby Phanerogams species was recorded. The families with the highest number of species were Fabaceae (23 species, Poaceae (16, and Asteraceae (15. Hemicryptophytes predominate with 41% of the species. The species with the highest importance value and relative coverage are B. decumbens and Sida rhombifolia, in AI, and B. brizantha and Desmodium incanum, in AII, plus Paspalum notatum, in both pastures. The Shannon diversity index was 4.19 and 4.43 nats, for AI and AII, respectively, indicating considerable weed species richness. The floristic dissimilarity index between AI and AII, obtained from the Euclidian

  20. Bioprospecção de rizobactérias promotoras de crescimento em Brachiaria brizantha Bioprospection of plant growth promoter rhizobacteria in Brachiaria brizantha

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    Fabio Fernando de Araujo

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    potential for colonization of the roots of pasture, antagonism to pathogenic fungi, production of auxins, phosphatases and proteases in addition to the genotypic characterization using PCR-RAPD. As final evaluation of Bacillus sp. isolates, a greenhouse experiment was performed with seed inoculation and cultivation of Brachiaria brizantha with three harvests, during 180 days. The experiment was distributed in completely randomized design with four replications. Of the 45 isolates of Bacillus sp. evaluated, seven were able to root colonization and three (1A, 2B and 6A were able to promote the growth of Brachiaria brizantha, on the average of three harvests. The evaluation of auxin and phosphatase production was important in the selection protocol of Bacillus sp. to promote plant growth. Protease production was detected in all isolates, but there was no correlation of this characteristic with plant growth.

  1. Avaliação de fontes de urease na amonização de fenos de Brachiaria brizantha com dois teores de umidade Evaluation of urease sources in the ammoniation of Brachiaria brizantha hays with two moisture levels

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    Liandra Maria Abaker Bertipaglia

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O efeito da amonização com uréia (5,0% matéria seca do feno de Brachiaria brizantha, com dois teores de umidade (15 ou 30% de umidade, associado a três fontes de urease (feno de capim Brachiaria decumbens, capim-elefante [Pennisetum purpureum] e leucena [Leucaena leucocephala], foi avaliado. Foram determinados os teores de proteína bruta (PB, fração solúvel (A, frações de proteína verdadeira solúvel e insolúvel em borato fosfato (B1 e B2, fração de proteína potencialmente degradável (B3 e fração da proteína insolúvel em detergente ácido (C. Avaliaram-se os teores de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, celulose (CEL, hemicelulose (HEM e lignina (LIG e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos inteiramente casualizados, com 10 tratamentos (dois controles, 15 e 30% umidade, sem uréia e sem urease; dois controles, 15 e 30% umidade, com uréia e sem urease; seis combinações de fontes de urease e conteúdo de umidade e três repetições. A amonização dos fenos com diferentes conteúdos de umidade, associados a fontes de urease, aumentou os teores de PB e da fração A, mas não afetou B1 e B2. Contudo, as frações B3 e C diminuíram em reposta à amonização. A aplicação de uréia nos fenos de 30% de umidade, associados ou não a fontes de urease, diminuiu os teores de FDN. A adição de fontes de urease não alterou os teores dos constituintes da parede celular, quando comparada aos tratamentos amonizados com uréia. Os tratamentos aplicados não proporcionaram efeitos consistentes sobre os teores de FDA e de CEL dos fenos e não afetaram os teores de LIG. A aplicação de uréia associada a 15 ou 30% de umidade foi favorável para aumentar o nitrogênio solúvel do feno de Brachiaria brizantha e diminuir o nitrogênio indisponível para o ruminante.The urea ammoniation (5.0% dry matter effects in Brachiaria brizanta hay baled with two

  2. Obtaining tetraploid plants of ruzigrass (Brachiaria ruziziensis

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    Ana Luiza de Oliveira Timbó

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present work was to induce chromosome doubling in genotypes of Brachiaria ruziziensis with potential for production of good-quality biomass and tolerance/resistance to stress caused by aluminum and spittlebugs. Germinated seeds of B. ruziziensis were immersed in 0.1% colchicine solution for 2 or 3 hours. Ploidy level was determined by flow cytometry and confirmed by chromosome count. Fertility of the tetraploid plants was assessed through evaluation of pollen viability by staining. There was no statistical difference with regard to seedling survival and number of duplicate seedlings between the treatments. Survival rate was 8%, of which 11.45% were tetraploid genotypes. The mean viability of pollen grains from the evaluated tetraploid plants ranged from 51.75 to 55.50%. So, the tetraploids plants obtained from genotypes of a bred population of ruzigrass produce fertile pollen, in percentages that render crosses viable in genetic breeding programs.

  3. Upland rice yield as affected by Brachiaria coverage management

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    Adriano S. Nascente

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    Full Text Available An important point in no-tillage system is the time between cover crop glyphosate desiccation and rice sowing. This study aimed to verify the effect of Brachiaria ruziziensis management time before rice sowing on rice yield and its components. The experiment was conducted under greenhouse conditions and consisted of four types of B. ruziziensis management: with Brachiaria and with herbicide (WBWH, without Brachiaria shoots and with herbicide (NBWH, without Brachiaria shoots and without herbicide (NBNH, and with Brachiaria and without herbicide (WBNH, at four times: 30, 20, 10, and 0 days, preceding the rice sowing. The amount of B. ruziziensis dry matter increased as the management was done closer to the rice sowing date. The WBWH and WBNH managements (this one causes the lowest rice grain yield must be done 30 days before rice sowing; while NBWH management must be done ten or more days before rice sowing. On the other hand, NBNH management (this one favors the best rice grain yield can be done until rice sowing day. Despite some reduction in rice yield caused by the B. ruziziensis management, when it was done at the proper time the rice grain yield was similar to the control (without Brachiaria sowing and without herbicide application.

  4. Reducing supplementation frequency for Nellore beef steers grazing tropical pastures

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    Roberta Carrilho Canesin

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Reduced supplementation frequency is a broadly applied management practice. Ruminants consuming low quality forages/pastures, supplemented less than once daily are able to maintain body weight gain (BWG, efficiency of use of dry matter, nitrogen and other nutrients, as compared with animals supplemented once daily. We evaluated the feeding behavior, dry matter intake (DMI, dry matter and organic matter digestibility (DMD and OMD, BWG, Longissimus muscle area and backfat depth of Nellore steers raised on Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures during the dry season, with different supplementation patterns. Thirty six animals (338 ± 40.7 kg were distributed over nine paddocks according to a completely randomized design. Treatments were based on supplementation frequency: once daily (OD, once daily except Saturdays and Sundays (SS, or on alternate days (AD, at 1.0 %, 1.4 % and 2.0 % BW, respectively. Average total DMI accounted for 1.6 % BW day-1, with no effect of supplementation frequency. Supplementation frequency had no effect on BWG or grazing time during the day. There was no difference in Longissimus muscle area animals supplemented daily, SS and AD. The backfat depth was thinner in animals supplemented AD, but even in this case, it was within the standards considered satisfactory for a finishing steer. Reducing supplementation frequency seems a good option to lower labor costs without affecting feed efficiency or carcass quality in beef cattle grazing tropical pastures.

  5. Atributos morfológicos y fisiológicos de genotipos de Brachiaria en un suelo con bajo fósforo disponible y alta saturación de aluminio

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    Sergio Mejía Kerguelen

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Se evaluaron en invernadero en un suelo de Matazul, Meta, Colombia durante 6 semanas, 2 genotipos de Brachiaria (uno mejor adaptado a bajo P, B. decumbens y otro menos adaptado, B. ruziziensis y 8 progenies del cruzamiento entre ellos ( mejores adaptados: H-7, H-40, H-28, H-58; menos adaptados: H-190, H-94, H-82, H-179. Los genotipos mejor adaptados presentaron mayor biomasa aérea, explicada por mayor área foliar, mayor absorción de P en el tallo y mayor volumen de raíz. Las características morfológicas de las raíces, principalmente longitud, peso seco y contenido de P, permiteron mejor adaptación a bajo P disponible en el suelo. El periodo de evaluación fue suficiente para observar diferencias entre progenies.

  6. Crescimento de espécies de Brachiaria sob déficit hídrico e alagamento a campo Effect of water deficit and flooding on the growth of Brachiaria species in the field

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    Jorge Luiz Schirmer de Mattos

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Dois experimentos foram conduzidos, sendo um instalado em área de encosta e outro em área de baixada. Objetivou-se avaliar a tolerância à seca e ao alagamento de três espécies comerciais de Brachiaria (B. decumbens cv. Basilisk, B. brizantha cv. Marandu e B. mutica e três acessos (B. brizantha B-11, B. humidicola cv. Tupi e B. dictyoneura, a partir de suas características morfogênicas, produtivas e relações hídricas. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, com seis repetições. As parcelas, com 4 m² de área total, foram constituídas de oito linhas de 2 m de comprimento, com espaçamento entre linhas de 0, 25 m. Dezenove dias após corte de uniformização, a área localizada na baixada foi submetida ao alagamento de uma lámina d'àgua de 56 mm de água, por 30 dias; simultaneamente, suspendeu-se a irrigação na área de encosta sob déficit hídrico. O alagamento foi mais prejudicial às características morfogênicas que déficit hídrico. Enquanto a taxa de alongamento foliar de todas as espécies foi mais baixa sob alagamento, as taxas de aparecimento e senescência foliares responderam ao estresse hídrico conforme a espécie. A taxa de aparecimento de folhas foi mais comprometida pelo alagamento apenas em B. dictyoneura, B. mutica e B. brizantha cv. Marandu. As maiores taxas de senecência de folhas ocorreram sob alagamento, particularmente em B. decumbens, B. brizantha cv. Marandu e B-11. Os estresses hídricos tiveram efeitos diferenciados sobre as características produtivas das espécies. A produção de biomassa verde aérea foi maior em B-11 sob regime de déficit hídrico, enquanto em B. dictyoneura e B. mutica, observou-se tendência de valores mais altos sob regime de alagamento. O índice de área foliar foi mais alto sob deficit hídrico, apenas em B. brizantha Marandu e B-11. A população de perfilhos basilares foi maior sob alagamento apenas em B. dictyoneura.Two experiments were carried out

  7. Efeito do condicionamento osmótico em sementes de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu Effect of osmoconditioning in seeds of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu

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    Lisandro Tomas da Silva Bonome

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A implantação rápida e segura de pastagens por meio de sementes de boa qualidade é condição básica para o sucesso de sua exploração. Com objetivo de contribuir para solução de problemas inerentes às sementes de Brachiaria brizantha, como baixo vigor e desuniformidade de germinação, foi conduzido um experimento, no qual se procurou avaliar o efeito do condicionamento fisiológico nestas sementes. O ensaio, realizado no Laboratório de Análise de Sementes do Departamento de Agricultura da Universidade Federal de Lavras, foi conduzido com diferentes solutos (PEG 6000, KNO3 e PEG 6000 + KNO3, potenciais hídricos (-0,9; -1,1 e 1,4MPa, períodos de condicionamento (12, 24, 48 e 72 horas e duas testemunhas (presença e ausência de escarificação, sem condicionamento osmótico. Os efeitos dos tratamentos foram avaliados pelos testes de germinação, índice de velocidade de protrusão radicular e tempo para ocorrência de 50% de germinação. Foi possível concluir que o condicionamento fisiológico promove maior vigor quando as sementes são imersas em solução por um período de 12 horas a potenciais hídricos mais negativos.The fast and safe establishment of pastures by means of high quality seeds is a basic condition to the success of its production. With the purpose of contributing towards the solution of problems inherent to the seeds of Brachiaria brizantha, such as poor vigor and non-uniformity of germination, an experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of the physiological conditioning on the quality of these seeds. The trial, accomplished in the Seed Analysis Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture of the Federal University of Lavras, was conducted with different solutes (PEG 6000, KNO3 and PEG 6000 + KNO3, water potentials (-0.9; -1.1 and 1.4 MPa, conditioning periods (12, 24, 48 and 72 hours and two checks (with and without scarification, with no osmoconditioning. The effects of the treatments were evaluated by

  8. Plant physiology for profitable pastures

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    A basic question of pasture-based livestock production is whether producers should manage pastures on the basis of what is best for the animal or what is best for the plant. Given that pastures are the principal and most economical source of feed, producers should carefully consider how they manage...

  9. Change in dry matter and nutritive composition of Brachiaria humidicola grown in Ban Thon soil series

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    Jeerasak Chobtang

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available This experiment was conducted to determine the change in dry matter and nutritive composition of Humidicola grass (Brachiaria humidicola grown in Ban Thon soil series (infertility soil as a function of growth age. One rai (0.16 ha of two-year-old pasture of fertilised Humidicola grass was uniformly cut and the regrowth samples were collected every twenty days. The samples were subjected to analysis for dry matter content and nutritive composition, i.e. crude protein, ash, calcium, phosphorus, neutral detergent fibre, acid detergent fibre, and acid detergent lignin. The results showed that while the yields of available forage and leaves increased curvilinearly (quadratic, p<0.05, the stem yield increased linearly (p<0.05 over sampling dates. The highest biomass accumulation rate was numerically observed between 40-60 days of regrowth. The concentrations of crude protein, ash, calcium and phosphorus decreased curvilinearly (quadratic, p<0.05 with advancing maturity and reached the lowest flat after 60 days of regrowth. The cell wall components, i.e. NDF, ADF and ADL, increased over the experimental period and reached the highest plateau at 40 days of regrowth. It was concluded that Humidicola grass should be grazed or preserved at the regrowth age of not over 60 days to maximise the utilisation of the grass.

  10. Phosphorus, carbon- and nitrogen interactions in productive and degraded tropical pastures

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    Oberson, A.; Hegglin, D. D.; Nesper, M.; Rao, I.; Fonte, S.; Ramirez, B.; Velasquez, J.; Tamburini, F.; Bünemann, E. K.; Frossard, E.

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    Pastures are the main land use in deforested areas of tropical South America. The highly weathered soils of these regions usually have low total and available phosphorus (P) contents. Low P availability can strongly limit plant and animal productivity and other soil ecosystem functions. Most introduced pastures of Brachiaria spp. are grass-alone (GA) while some are grass-legume (GL) pastures. The majority of the introduced pastures, particularly the grass-alone are at some state of degradation (GD). Pasture degradation induces severe loss of plant biomass production, with drastic ecological and economic implications. Although the importance of P deficiency in pasture degradation has been recognized, the knowledge generated on stoichiometry of carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and P along pathways of the nutrient cycles of pastures, with different botanical composition and productivity, has been very limited. We will present results of a case study realized during 2010 to 2011 in the forest margins agro-ecosystem of the department of Caquetá, Colombia. Our objectives were to determine: i) whether P availability is lower in degraded compared to productive pastures, and ii) whether the introduction of legumes in the pasture increases P availability through enhanced biological P cycling through plant growth, plant litter decomposition and the soil microbial biomass; and iii) whether pasture types (GA vs GL) and the state of pasture degradation affect the C:N:P ratios in nutrient pools of the soil-plant system. An on-farm study was conducted on nine farms in the department of Caquetá, Colombia. On every farm three different pasture types were studied: degraded grass alone pastures (GD), productive grass-alone pastures (GA) and productive grass-legume pastures (GL). Basic soil characteristics and indicators on soil P status, microbial P cycling, plant biomass production, plant litter deposition and nutrient concentrations in plant tissue were determined. Analysis of P, C and N

  11. Qualidade física e fisiológica de sementes de braquiárias comercializadas em Campo Grande-MS Physical and physiological quality of seeds of Brachiaria grass commercialized in Campo Grande (Brazil

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    Valdemir Antônio Laura

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    Full Text Available Conduziu-se, o presente trabalho, no Laboratório Didático de Análise de Sementes da Universidade para o Desenvolvimento do Estado e da Região do Pantanal - UNIDERP, com o objetivo de avaliar a qualidade física e fisiológica de sementes de três espécies de braquiárias (Brachiaria brizantha, B. humidicola e B. decumbens, provenientes de seis empresas estabelecidas no comércio de Campo Grande-MS. Os experimentos foram conduzidos em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 3 X 6, com três espécies e seis procedências, totalizando 18 tratamentos. As variáveis analisadas foram: pureza física, primeira contagem do teste de germinação, germinação, valor cultural e massa de 1.000 sementes. Para análise estatística, os dados, quando necessário, foram transformados e as médias comparadas. Há grande variação na qualidade física e fisiológica das sementes de braquiárias comercializadas em Campo Grande-MS; as sementes da espécie B. humidicola, comercializadas em Campo Grande-MS são, em geral, de baixa qualidade física e fisiológica.The present work was carried out at the Didactic Laboratory of Analysis of Seeds of the Universidade para o Desenvolvimento do Estado e da Região do Pantanal - UNIDERP, with the aim of evaluating the physical and physiological quality of seeds of three Brachiaria grass species (Brachiaria brizantha, B. humidicola and B. decumbens, proceeding from six companies located at the commercial area of Campo Grande (Brazil. The experiments were carried out in a completely randomized experimental design in factorial scheme, with four replications. The factors were: species (three and origins (six; totalizing 18 treatments. The pureness, first counting of the germination test, germination, pure germinating seeds and biomass of 1,000 seeds were evaluated. For the statistical analysis, the data were transformed and the means were compared, when necessary. There is high variation in the

  12. Evaluación agronómica de accesiones de Brachiaria spp. en condiciones agroecológicas de Barrancabermeja, Santander, Colombia.: I. Primer año de evaluación Agronomic evaluation of accessions of Brachiaria spp. under the agroecological conditions of Barrancabermeja, Santander, Colombia.: I. First year of evaluation

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    E.R Canchila

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron 24 accesiones de Brachiaria spp. en 72 parcelas de 21 m², con el objetivo de seleccionar las de mejor respuesta en las condiciones de suelos ácidos y de baja fertilidad de la región de Barrancabermeja. La germinación se realizó en vivero, con semillas sexuales. A los 138 días de sembradas y después de un corte de homogenización comenzó el primer año de evaluación, con cortes cada 42 días hasta los 390 días. Se determi­nó el porcentaje de emergencia y el de cobertura, la altura de la planta, la producción de forraje, el porcentaje de hojas y la incidencia de plagas y enfermedades. Los análisis se realizaron por el paquete estadístico SPSS 10.0. Según el ACP los indicadores más variables fueron: la altura, la producción de forraje, el porcentaje de hojas, el porcentaje de emergencia, la incidencia de plagas y enfermedades, y el porcentaje de cobertura. Se destacaron las especies B. dictyoneura (CIAT-6133, B. brizantha (CIAT-16488, CIAT-16212, CIAT-26318, CIAT-16121, CIAT-16113 y CIAT-16322, B. decumbens (CIAT-606 y B. humidicola (CIAT-26159.Twenty-four accessions of Brachiaria spp. were evaluated in 72 plots of 21 m², with the objective of selecting those with the best response under the conditions of low fertility acid soils of the Barrancabermeja region. Germination was carried out in nursery with sexual seed. One hundred thirty eight days after sowing and after a homogenization pruning the first year of evaluation started, with cuttings every 42 days until 390 days. The emergence and cover percentage, plant height, forage production, leaf percentage and incidence of pests and diseases were determined. The analyses were performed by means of the statistical pack SPSS 10.0. According to the MCA the most variable indicators were: height, forage production, leaf percentage, emergence percentage, incidence of pests and diseases and cover percentage. The species B. dictyoneura (CIAT-6133, B. brizantha (CIAT-16488

  13. Chlorophyll evaluation methods in Brachiaria brizantha brs Piatã added with poultry litter compost

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    Alexandre Antonio Pasqualini

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the major limitations for pastures high production is the low fertility of tropical soils. In general, the nutrient reposition through chemical fertilizers increases the cost of production and can unbalance the plant besides the environment pollution. Recycling solid residues from agribusiness is a sustainable alternative for farmers. Among the residues, the poultry litter (PL aerobically fermented is a very good bio fertilizer for pastures. The Piatã Grass (Brachiaria brizantha is a new option for the pasture market and can be used for bovine, equine or ovine. The fast diagnosis of the nutritional stage of this plant, based upon portable methods as the Dualex, measuring leaf light reflectance is a practical alternative.  By this way,  it is possible to offer to the herd high nutritional food, correcting eventual shortage, mainly nitrogen. Nitrogen nutrition is directely related to chlorophyll content in the leaf blade. This study aimed to verify the effects of doses of PL over total chlorophyll, in comparison to two methods of evaluation: Dualex Scientific 4.0 and Spectrophotometer Analysis according to Lichtenthaler & Wellburn (1983. The experiment was conducted in greenhouse conditions, at IZ, Nova Odessa, with a Haplortox soil, between May and July, 2013. Treatments consisted of five compost doses (PL: 0, 20, 40, 60 and 120 Mg ha-1, with the following chemical composition (%: 2.88 of N, 3.85 of P2O5, 2.50 of K2O, 9.06 of Ca and 1.16 of Mg. The experimental design was on randomized blocks with five replications. Data were analyzed using the GLM procedure of the SAS program. Chlorophyll data were taken from the third medium of the leaf blade from a third of the expanded leaf from the apical using the Dualex. At the same time, samples were harvested for the Spectrophotometer analyses according to methodology described by Lichtenthaler & Wellburn (1983. Total Chlorophyll amounts were increased with the higher doses of PL, adjusting

  14. Genomic and secretomic analyses reveal unique features of the lignocellulolytic enzyme system of Penicillium decumbens.

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    Liu, Guodong; Zhang, Lei; Wei, Xiaomin; Zou, Gen; Qin, Yuqi; Ma, Liang; Li, Jie; Zheng, Huajun; Wang, Shengyue; Wang, Chengshu; Xun, Luying; Zhao, Guo-Ping; Zhou, Zhihua; Qu, Yinbo

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    Many Penicillium species could produce extracellular enzyme systems with good lignocellulose hydrolysis performance. However, these species and their enzyme systems are still poorly understood and explored due to the lacking of genetic information. Here, we present the genomic and secretomic analyses of Penicillium decumbens that has been used in industrial production of lignocellulolytic enzymes in China for more than fifteen years. Comparative genomics analysis with the phylogenetically most similar species Penicillium chrysogenum revealed that P. decumbens has evolved with more genes involved in plant cell wall degradation, but fewer genes in cellular metabolism and regulation. Compared with the widely used cellulase producer Trichoderma reesei, P. decumbens has a lignocellulolytic enzyme system with more diverse components, particularly for cellulose binding domain-containing proteins and hemicellulases. Further, proteomic analysis of secretomes revealed that P. decumbens produced significantly more lignocellulolytic enzymes in the medium with cellulose-wheat bran as the carbon source than with glucose. The results expand our knowledge on the genetic information of lignocellulolytic enzyme systems in Penicillium species, and will facilitate rational strain improvement for the production of highly efficient enzyme systems used in lignocellulose utilization from Penicillium species.

  15. Genomic and secretomic analyses reveal unique features of the lignocellulolytic enzyme system of Penicillium decumbens.

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    Full Text Available Many Penicillium species could produce extracellular enzyme systems with good lignocellulose hydrolysis performance. However, these species and their enzyme systems are still poorly understood and explored due to the lacking of genetic information. Here, we present the genomic and secretomic analyses of Penicillium decumbens that has been used in industrial production of lignocellulolytic enzymes in China for more than fifteen years. Comparative genomics analysis with the phylogenetically most similar species Penicillium chrysogenum revealed that P. decumbens has evolved with more genes involved in plant cell wall degradation, but fewer genes in cellular metabolism and regulation. Compared with the widely used cellulase producer Trichoderma reesei, P. decumbens has a lignocellulolytic enzyme system with more diverse components, particularly for cellulose binding domain-containing proteins and hemicellulases. Further, proteomic analysis of secretomes revealed that P. decumbens produced significantly more lignocellulolytic enzymes in the medium with cellulose-wheat bran as the carbon source than with glucose. The results expand our knowledge on the genetic information of lignocellulolytic enzyme systems in Penicillium species, and will facilitate rational strain improvement for the production of highly efficient enzyme systems used in lignocellulose utilization from Penicillium species.

  16. Soil nutrients and liming on dry weight yields and forage quality of Signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf.), grown on Korat soil series (oxic paleustults) in northeast Thailand.

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    Pholsen, Suradej

    2010-07-01

    This experiment was carried out at Khon Kaen University Experimental Farm, Khon Kaen University, Thailand during the 2004-2005 aiming to investigate effect of phosphorus (P) and dolomite levels on dry weight yields (DWYs) and forage quality of Signal grass. A 4x3 factorial arranged in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) was used. Four P levels were: 0, 100, 200 and 400 kg P2O5 ha-1 and three dolomite levels were: 0, 625 and 2,500 kg ha-1. The Signal grass plants were grown on Korat soil series, (Oxic Paleustults). A quadrat with a dimension of 50x50 cm was used for grass yield harvests. Crude Protein (CP), Acid Detergent Fibre (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF) and Dry Matter Degradability (DMD) contents were determined. Tissues phosphorus and calcium contents were also analysed. The results showed that an increase in dolomite levels increased soil pH from 4.4 to 5.1 for levels 1 and 3, respectively. An increase in P levels increased available soil P from 4.56 to 28.38 ppm for levels 1 and 4, respectively. For the first year experiment, dolomite levels had no significant effect on DWYs, whilst P levels significantly increased but only up to level 2. The 2-year average DWYs reached 11,368 kg ha-1 for level 4 of P. With the first year rainy season harvests, P levels had its significant effect on ADF and DMD up to level 2 but not with CP and NDF. For the dry season harvests, P and dolomite levels had no significant effects on forage quality. Dolomite levels had no significant effect on P and Ca contents of the Signal grass tissues but an increase in P levels increased P contents. P and Ca contents, in most cases, were higher for the dry season than the rainy season.

  17. PENGARUH PEMBERIAN PUPUK HIJAU CAIR KIHUJAN (Samanea saman) DAN AZOLLA (Azolla pinnata) TERHADAP KANDUNGAN NDF DAN ADF PADA RUMPUT SIGNAL (Brachiaria decumbens)

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    2016 Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh pemberian pupuk hijau cair dari tanaman Kihujan (Samanea saman), dan Azolla (Azolla pinnata) terhadap kandungan NDF dan ADF rumput signal.Penelitian ini disusun berdasarkan Rancangan Acak Lengkap (RAL) dengan 3 perlakuan dan 5 kali ulangan sehingga di peroleh 15 unit percobaan. Perlakuan penelitian ini yaitu P0 (Kontrol), P1 (azolla), P2 (kihujan). Parameter yaitu kandungan NDF dan ADF. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan b...

  18. Formas de utilização do milho em suplementos para novilhos na fase de terminação em pastagem no período das águas: desempenho e parâmetros nutricionais Corn, in different forms, in multiple supplements for finishing crossbred steers on pasture during rainy season: performance and nutrition parameters

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    Marlos Oliveira Porto

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a influência da forma de utilização do milho em suplementos no desempenho de novilhos na fase de terminação, durante o período das águas, em pastagem de capim-braquiária. Utilizaram-se 16 bovinos mestiços com peso inicial de 384 kg e 18 meses de idade, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro tratamentos mistura mineral (MM (controle; milho triturado (MT; milho desintegrado com sabugo (MDS; e milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo (MDPS - e quatro repetições. Os animais foram mantidos em pastagem de 6 ha de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf, dividida em quatro piquetes de 1,5 ha, com disponibilidade de matéria seca total (MST de 4,77 t/ha e MSpd (matéria seca potencialmente digestível de 3,14 t/ha. Para avaliação dos parâmetros nutricionais, utilizaram-se quatro animais mestiços fistulados no esôfago, no rúmen e no abomaso, com peso médio inicial de 390 kg, distribuídos em quadrado latino 4 × 4, composto de quatro tratamentos e quatro períodos experimentais. Os animais do grupo controle receberam mistura mineral diariamente (60 g/dia, enquanto os demais receberam os suplementos (1,0 kg/dia. Os suplementos múltiplos não influenciaram o desempenho dos animais, mas as concentrações séricas de uréia foram maiores nos animais sob suplementação. O consumo de PB, assim como a digestibilidade total de PB, aumentou com o uso dos suplementos múltiplos. Os animais do grupo controle (mistura mineral apresentaram maior consumo de matéria seca e matéria orgânica de pasto. O uso de suplemento múltiplo (1 kg/dia no período das águas promoveu aumento numérico de até 165 g/animal em relação à suplementação com mistura mineral. O milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo e o milho desintegrado com sabugo equivalem ao grão de milho triturado.The effect of corn feeding forms in multiple supplements on performance of finishing steers grazing signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf during rainy

  19. Avaliação lectino-histoquímica de fígado e linfonodo mesentérico de búfalos mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria spp.

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Animais que se alimentam em pastos de Brachiaria spp. comumente apresentam macrófagos espumosos isolados ou agrupados no fígado, além de cristais no interior de ductos biliares. A patogênese da formação e a natureza do material armazenado nestas células, contudo, ainda não são completamente conhecidas. Através da avaliação lectino-histoquímica, saponinas esteroidais (metabólitos glicosilados secundários têm sido identificadas nos cristais e no citoplasma das células espumosas, e provavelmente são responsáveis por danificar o fígado e levar ao acúmulo de filoeritrina. Por meio deste trabalho, objetivou-se padronizar e caracterizar a utilização da lectino-histoquímica na detecção de metabólitos glicosilados nos tecidos de búfalos mantidos em diferentes pastos de Brachiaria spp. no Brasil. Fragmentos de fígado e linfonodo mesentérico de 40 animais foram analisados: 10 búfalos mantidos em pastagem predominante de B. decumbens por aproximadamente 12 meses; 10 búfalos mantidos em pastagem predominante de B. brizantha por aproximadamente 18 meses; 10 búfalos mantidos em pastagem de B. brizantha por aproximadamente quatro anos; e, como controle negativo, 10 búfalos mantidos em pastagem livre de Brachiaria spp. desde o nascimento. Quatorze lectinas foram testadas (Con-A, SBA, WGA, DBA, UEA, RCA, PNA, GSL-I, PSA, LCA, PHA-E, PHA-L, SJA e SWGA, em um total de 1120 fragmentos avaliados. Estudos anteriores demonstraram que a lectina PNA possui marcada reatividade para macrófagos espumosos de bovinos e ovinos. No presente estudo, a lectina SWGA apresentou acentuada reatividade e alta especificidade para macrófagos espumosos; WGA, GSL, PHA-E e PHA-L mostraram moderada a acentuada reatividade, mas baixa especificidade aos macrófagos espumosos; as outras lectinas não apresentaram reatividade ou especificidade relevantes. Além disso, não houve diferença relevante de marcação entre os fragmentos coletados de

  20. Tratamento do feno de braquiária pelo fungo Pleurotus ostreatus Pretreatment effects on fiber degradation of brachiaria hay by Pleurotus ostreatus fungus

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    Patrick Schmidt

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    Full Text Available A inoculação de forragens com fungos lignocelulolíticos é uma opção para melhorar a qualidade destas sem adição de produtos químicos. O tratamento do substrato influencia a ação do fungo e a qualidade final do produto. Neste experimento, aplicaram-se quatro tratamentos (compostagem do feno inteiro, compostagem do feno picado, hidratação do feno em água fria e hidratação do feno em água quente a um feno de Brachiaria decumbens. Aos tratamentos seguiu-se inoculação com o fungo Pleurotus ostreatus e incubação por 35 dias, sob temperatura controlada. Usou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições e medidas repetidas. Amostras foram colhidas semanalmente para acompanhar a degradação do substrato, mediante a análise química do feno. Observou-se aumento linear, com o decorrer do tempo, no teor de proteína bruta (PB e na proporção de lignina na parede celular (LIG-FDN, e decréscimo linear nos valores de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, celulose e hemicelulose. Não se observou efeito de tratamento no teor de FDA. Os tratamentos com compostagem apresentaram maiores valores de PB, lignina e LIG-FDN e menores de FDN e hemicelulose. Não se observou diferença entre os tratamentos com hidratação. O tratamento do feno de braquiária com o fungo propiciou degradação da fração fibrosa e aumento no teor de PB, com efeito mais intenso nos tratamentos que usaram compostagem. A ação do fungo foi mais efetiva sobre a hemicelulose que sobre os demais componentes da fibra.The innoculation of forages with lignocellulolytic fungi is an option for improving quality without adding chemical products. Substrate quality influences fungal activity and endproduct quality. The effects of four treatments (composting of whole hay, composting of chopped hay, soaking in cool water and soaking in hot water on a Brachiaria decumbens hay were evaluated. The treatments were followed by innoculation with Pleurotus ostreatus

  1. Meiotic behaviour in three interspecific three-way hybrids between Brachiaria ruziziensis and B. brizantha (Poaceae: Paniceae)

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    Eleniza De Victor Adamowski; Maria Suely Pagliarini; Cacilda Borges Do Valle

    2008-04-01

    The meiotic behaviour of three three-way interspecific promising hybrids (H17, H27, and H34) was evaluated. These hybrids resulted from the crosses between B. ruziziensis × B. brizantha and crossed to another B. brizantha. Two half-sib hybrids (H27 and H34) presented an aneuploid chromosome number ($2n = 4x = 33$), whereas hybrid H17 was a tetraploid ($2n = 4x = 36$), as expected. Chromosome paired predominantly as multivalents suggesting that genetic recombination and introgression of specific target genes from B. brizantha into B. ruziziensis can be expected. Arrangement of parental genomes in distinct metaphase plates was observed in H27 and H34, which have different male genitors. Hybrids H17 and H34 have the same male genitor, but did not display this abnormality. In H17, abnormalities were more frequent from anaphase II, when many laggard chromosomes appeared, suggesting that each genome presented a different genetic control for meiotic phase timing. Despite the phylogenetic proximity among these two species, these three hybrids presented a high frequency of meiotic abnormalities, mainly those related to irregular chromosome segregation typical of polyploids, H34, 69.1%; H27, 56.1% and H17, 44.9%. From the accumulated results obtained through cytological studies in Brachiaria hybrids, it is evident that cytogenetical analysis is of prime importance in determining which genotypes can continue in the process of cultivar development and which can be successfully used in the breeding. Hybrids with high frequency of meiotic abnormalities can seriously compromise seed production, a key trait in assuring adoption of a new apomictic cultivar of Brachiaria for pasture formation.

  2. Meiotic behaviour in three interspecific three-way hybrids between Brachiaria ruziziensis and B. brizantha (Poaceae: Paniceae).

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    Adamowski, Eleniza de Victor; Pagliarini, Maria Suely; do Valle, Cacilda Borges

    2008-04-01

    The meiotic behaviour of three three-way interspecific promising hybrids (H17, H27, and H34) was evaluated. These hybrids resulted from the crosses between B. ruziziensis X B. brizantha and crossed to another B. brizantha. Two half-sib hybrids (H27 and H34) presented an aneuploid chromosome number (2n = 4x = 33), whereas hybrid H17 was a tetraploid (2n = 4x = 36), as expected. Chromosome paired predominantly as multivalents suggesting that genetic recombination and introgression of specific target genes from B. brizantha into B. ruziziensis can be expected. Arrangement of parental genomes in distinct metaphase plates was observed in H27 and H34, which have different male genitors. Hybrids H17 and H34 have the same male genitor, but did not display this abnormality. In H17, abnormalities were more frequent from anaphase II, when many laggard chromosomes appeared, suggesting that each genome presented a different genetic control for meiotic phase timing. Despite the phylogenetic proximity among these two species, these three hybrids presented a high frequency of meiotic abnormalities, mainly those related to irregular chromosome segregation typical of polyploids, H34, 69.1%; H27, 56.1% and H17, 44.9%. From the accumulated results obtained through cytological studies in Brachiaria hybrids, it is evident that cytogenetical analysis is of prime importance in determining which genotypes can continue in the process of cultivar development and which can be successfully used in the breeding. Hybrids with high frequency of meiotic abnormalities can seriously compromise seed production, a key trait in assuring adoption of a new apomictic cultivar of Brachiaria for pasture formation.

  3. ORGANIC FERTILIZER AS PHOSPHORUS SUPPLIER FOR Brachiaria brizantha CV. MARANDÚ FERTILIZANTE ORGÂNICO COMO FONTE DE FÓSFORO NO CULTIVO INICIAL DE Brachiaria brizantha CV. MARANDÚ

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    Phosphorus is considered an essential element for plants, but it is found in low amounts in Brazilian soils, mainly in areas destined to pastures, and the application of organic matter contributes to the improvement of physical, chemical and biological soil attributes. The research had the objective of evaluating the application effects of the Bokashi organic compound on soil macro and micronutrients contents and leaves, as well as on Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandú dry mass yield, evaluating the potential of the organic fertilizer as phosphorus source, in comparison with conventional chemical fertilizers. Different organic compound doses supplied the soil with 17 kg P2O5 ha-1, 34 kg P2O5 ha-1, 68 kg P2O5 ha-1, 136 kg P2O5 ha-1, and 204 kg P2O5 ha-1, comparing it with the conventional chemical fertilizer and the control. The results revealed that the organic fertilizer Bokashi can adequately replace the conventional chemical fertilizer of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandú, supplying the soil and plant with appropriate nutrients levels and maintaining the dry mass yield.

    KEY-WORDS: Organic matter; organic fertilizers; plants mineral nutrition; Bokashi

  4. Tolerância do Tifton 85 (Cynodon spp. e da Brachiaria brizantha ao glyphosate Tifton 85 (Cynodon spp. and Brachiaria brizantha tolerance to glyphosate

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    M.V. Santos

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a tolerância de Tifton 85 e Brachiaria brizantha ao glyphosate e verificar o controle de B. brizantha em área de pastagem de Tifton 85 já estabelecida. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições, em que se testaram as doses: 0, 720, 1.440, 2.160 e 2.880 g ha-1 de glyphosate. Cada parcela possuía dimensões de 3,5 m de comprimento por 3,0 m de largura, totalizando 10,5 m², com área útil de 7,5 m ². A eficiência do herbicida no controle de B. brizantha e o nível de intoxicação nas plantas de Tifton 85 foram avaliados 15, 30 e 60 dias após aplicação (DAA, mediante escala de 0 a 100, em que 0 é ausência de controle e/ou intoxicação e 100, controle total ou morte das plantas. Para avaliação da produção e do potencial de rebrota das forrageiras, as plantas de ambas as espécies foram colhidas aos 300 DAA e secas em estufa. Observou-se controle acima de 90% das plantas de B. brizantha a partir das doses de 1.473,75 e 1.721,25 g ha-1 de glyphosate, aos 30 e 60 DAA, respectivamente. As porcentagens de intoxicação das plantas de Tifton 85, referente a estas doses de controle de B. brizantha, foram, respectivamente, de 24,90 e 4,13% aos 30 e 60 DAA. Além disso, aos 60 DAA, para a maior dose avaliada (2.880 g ha-1 de glyphosate foi observada intoxicação das plantas de Tifton 85 de apenas 18,22%. Aos 300 DAA, observou-se ausência de produção de massa seca de B. brizantha a partir da dose de 2.160 g ha-1 do herbicida, devido ao eficiente controle. Os resultados evidenciam maior tolerância das plantas de Tifton 85 ao glyphosate em relação às plantas de B. brizantha, possibilitando o controle desta espécie em pastagem estabelecida de Tifton 85, sem causar danos à forrageira cultivada.This study aimed to evaluate Tifton 85 and Brachiaria brizantha tolerance glyphosate and verity Brachiaria brizantha control in an established Tifton 85 pasture area. Rates of 0; 720; 1

  5. Brachiaria Grasses (Brachiaria spp.) harbor a diverse bacterial community with multiple attributes beneficial to plant growth and development.

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    Mutai, Collins; Njuguna, Joyce; Ghimire, Sita

    2017-06-21

    Endophytic and plant-associated bacteria were isolated from plants and rhizoplane soil of naturally grown Brachiaria grasses at International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. Eighty-four bacterial strains were isolated from leaf tissues, root tissues, and rhizoplane soil on nutrient agar and 869 media. All bacterial strains were identified to the lowest possible taxonomic unit using 16S rDNA primers and were characterized for the production of Indole-3-acetic acid, hydrogen cyanide, and ACC deaminase; phosphate solubilization; siderophore production; antifungal properties; and plant biomass production. The 16S rDNA-based identification grouped these 84 bacterial strains into 3 phyla, 5 classes, 8 orders, 12 families, 16 genera, and 50 unique taxa. The four most frequently isolated genera were Pseudomonas (23), Pantoea (17), Acinetobacter (9), and Enterobacter (8). The functional characterization of these strains revealed that 41 of 84 strains had a minimum of three plant beneficial properties. Inoculation of maize seedlings with Acinetobacter spp., Microbacterium spp., Pectobacterium spp., Pseudomonas spp., and Enterobacter spp. showed positive effects on seedling biomass production. The ability of Brachiaria grasses to host genetically diverse bacteria, many of them with multiple plant growth-promoting attributes, might have contributed to high biomass production and adaptation of Brachiaria grasses to drought and low fertility soils. © 2017 International Livestock Research Institute. MicrobiologyOpen published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  6. Allelopathic effect of Raphanus sativus on Urochloa decumbens and Lactuca sativa = Efeito alelopático de Raphanus sativus em Urochloa decumbens e Lactuca sativa

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    Rafael Navas

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the allelopathic potential of an extract from the leaves and roots of Raphanus sativus, on the species Urochloa decumbens and Lactuca sativa L. To obtain the extract, the leaves and roots of R. sativus were used separately, crushed at a proportion of 200 g of leaves to 1 L of water to give a crude aqueous extract (100%. Dilutions of 60%, 40% and 20%, and the control were produced from this extract. Seeds of U. decumbens and L. sativa were evenly distributed over two sheets of germitest paper, with four replications of 40 seeds each. Germination was evaluated at 7 and 14 days after sowing, together with the germination speed index (GSI, length of the shoots and roots, and dry weight. The design was completely randomised, and the values submitted to analysis of variance by F-test and regression analysis. The leaf extract gave a reduction in the germination of L. sativa at all tested doses. With application of the root extract, an increase was seen in germination, in the GSI and length of the radicle in U. decumbens at doses of from 40%. Moreover, with application of the leaf extract, the length of the shoot and radicle were also greater, irrespective of the dose applied. There was no effect from the treatments on the dry mass of the species. = Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o potencial alelopático de extrato de folhas e raízes de Raphanus sativus, nas espécies Urochloa decumbens e Lactuca sativa L. Para obtenção do extrato, foram utilizadas separadamente folhas e raízes de R. sativus, trituradas na proporção de 200 g de folhas para 1 L de água, resultando no extrato aquoso bruto (100%. A partir desse extrato, foram realizadas as diluições de 60%, 40% e 20% e testemunha. Sementes de U. decumbens e L. sativa foram distribuídas uniformemente sobre duas folhas de papel germitest, com quatro repetições, com 40 sementes cada. As avaliações de germinação foram realizadas aos 7 e aos 14 dias

  7. Produção e composição químico-bromatológica de duas cultivares de braquiária adubadas com nitrogênio e sua relação com o índice SPAD = Production and chemical-bromatological composition of two cultivars of brachiaria fertilized with nitrogen and its relationship with the SPAD index

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    Camila Maida de Albuquerque Maranhão

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O estudo foi conduzido com o objetivo de se avaliar a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea (PMSA e da raiz (PMSR, a composição bromatológica, o teor de clorofila (valor SPAD, assim como se realizar uma análise de correlação entre o teor de clorofila(índice SPAD e o teor de nitrogênio na planta e produção de matéria seca da parte aérea de duas cultivares de braquiária. O ensaio foi conduzido em esquema fatorial 4 x 2, sendo quatro doses de N (0, 75, 150 e 225 mg dm-3 de N e duas cultivares de braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk dispostos no delineamento em blocos casualizados com cinco repetições. A PMSA foi incrementada com o aumento das doses de N, enquanto que com a PMSR aconteceu o inverso, reduzindo-se à medida que se aplicava N. À medida em que se aumentou a dose de N, houve incremento linear no teor de proteina bruta e também melhorou a composição químico-bromatológica da Brachiaria, pois aumentou o teor proteico e reduziram a FDN e a FDA. O teor de clorofila (índice SPAD pode ser utilizado como indicador do nível de proteína da planta.The work was carried out in a green house, at the campus of Southwest Bahia State University-UESB, with the purpose of evaluating the production of dry matter in the external part (EPDM and root (RDM of Brachiaria brizantha’s cv. Marandu and Brachiaria decumbens’ cv. Basilisk, as well as their bromatologic composition and chlorophyll content (SPAD value, under different nitrogen doses (N. The experiment was conducted in a 4 x 2 factorial arrangement, using four N doses (0, 75, 150 and 225 mgdm-3 N and two brachiaria species: Brachiaria brizantha’s cv. Marandu and Brachiaria decumbens’ cv. Basilisk, in five repetitions using a randomized blocks design. EPDM increased with the enlarging of the N doses, while the opposite happened with the RDM. There was no difference in the content of crude protein (CP between the two

  8. Efeitos de herbicidas no consórcio de milho com Brachiaria brizantha Effects of herbicides on corn and Brachiaria brizantha intercropping

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    A. Jakelaitis

    2005-03-01

    of herbicides applied in post-emergence on weeds and corn - Brachiaria brizantha intercropping. The treatments were applications of atrazine (1.500 g ha-1, foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium + atrazine (15 + 1 + 1.500 and 30 + 2 + 1.500 g ha-1 foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium (45 + 3 g ha-1, nicosulfuron + atrazine (2 + 1.500; 4 + 1.500; 8 + 1.500; 12 + 1.500 g ha-1, besides the weeded corn and intercropping without weeding, arranged in randomized blocks, with three replications. Digitaria horizontalis and Ipomoea spp. control percentage, maize crop toxicity degree, soil plant cover, nutritional state, and maize and forage yields were evaluated. It was verified that the herbicides foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium + atrazine, foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium + sulfactant, and nicosulfuron + atrazine applied at the two highest doses provided a similar control percentage (above 70% at 28 days after application (DAA of herbicides for D. horizontalis. For Ipomoea spp., a difference in the treatments was found only in relation to the control without weeding. Foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium + sulfactant proved toxic for corn up to 28 DAA, while only atrazine proved not harmful for B. brizantha. Readings corresponding to total chlorophyll, N, and K contents and corn yield were lower in the control without weeding and atrazine treatment. The others were not influenced by the use of the herbicides. On the other hand, B. brizantha was more productive in the treatments and control without weeding, presenting a reduced development under the highest sulfonylurea doses during the intercropping with corn, after harvest and pasture.

  9. Aleloquímico produzido pela gramínea forrageira Brachiaria humidicola Allelochemical produced by the forage grass Brachiaria humidicola

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    A.P.S. Souza Filho

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Os métodos usuais de controle de plantas daninhas não atendem mais as atuais e futuras exigências da sociedade em relação à preservação dos recursos naturais e da qualidade de vida. Uma alternativa para essa questão seriam os metabólitos secundários produzidos pelas plantas, que apresentam pouco risco para o ambiente e para os interesses da sociedade. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram isolar, identificar e caracterizar a atividade alelopática de substâncias químicas produzidas pela gramínea forrageira Brachiaria humidicola. Analisaram-se os efeitos alelopáticos dos extratos, frações e substâncias isoladas sobre a germinação e o desenvolvimento da radícula das invasoras malícia, fedegoso e mata-pasto, em bioensaios monitorados em períodos de 10 dias, em condições de 25 ºC e fotoperíodo de 12 horas, para a germinação, e 24 horas, para o desenvolvimento da radícula. A partir do extrato hidrometanólico, foi isolado e identificado o ácido p-cumárico. Os efeitos alelopáticos estiveram positivamente relacionados à concentração do ácido, à espécie de planta daninha e à característica da espécie analisada. Comparativamente, fedegoso e malícia se mostraram mais sensíveis aos efeitos alelopáticos. A germinação e o desenvolvimento da radícula do mata-pasto não foram afetados pelo ácido p-cumárico nas concentrações de 1,0 a 8,0 mg L¹. O alongamento da radícula se mostrou mais sensível aos efeitos alelopáticos do ácido pcumárico do que a germinação das sementes.The traditional methods of weed control in cultivated pasture do not meet society's present and future needs of protecting natural resources and life quality. An alternative to this problem could be the use of secondary metabolites produced by plants. These products present few risks to the environment and meet society interests. Therefore, this research was carried out to isolate, identify and characterize the allelopathic activity of

  10. GERMINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF BRACHIARIA SEEDLING IN TEXTURES OF SOIL AND SOWING DEPTH

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    J. H. Castaldo

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The agriculture expansion at Brazil is turning to lower clay index soils and consequently, less organic matter content and cation exchange capacity. To overcome those deficiencies, an intense organic matter addition in these soils may be a solution, and this solution is positive when using a crop-livestock integration with corn-pasture dual crop planted on winter. However, to establish this dual-crop system, there is a need to study the behavior of seeds and seedlings of Brachiaria ruziziensis sown in greater depths than normally recommended. Thus, this work aimed to determine the best depth of sowing B. ruziziensis in sandy and loamy soils of Umuarama region, studying the germination and early development of seedlings. The work was held in pots of 12 cm diameter x 12 cm deep, filled with 2 types of soil, a sandy and clay ones with 30 B. ruziziensis seeds sown each pot in five sowing depths: 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 cm. After 16 days, the number of emerged seedlings was evaluated to set up the germination rate of each treatment, after that, the plants where leveled to 4 each pot, those were cultivated for another 45 days to evaluate the fresh and dried masses of plants and roots, the height of the plants and average length of roots. The sowing depth with higher percentage of germination estimated was 2.65 cm to sandy and 3.02 cm to clay soil. At seedlings development, there was a standard, with better development seedling at lower sowing depths on clay soil and better developments at higher sowing depths in sandy soil.

  11. Massa seca e composição bromatológica de quatro espécies de braquiárias semeadas na linha ou a lanço, em consórcio com milho no sistema plantio direto na palha = Dry mass and chemical composition of four Brachiaria species sown in rows or spread, in intercrop with corn crop in no-tillage system

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    Cristiano Magalhães Pariz

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a produtividade de massa seca (MS e a composiçãobromatológica de quatro espécies de Brachiaria em diferentes formas de semeadura, exclusivamente ou em consórcio com a cultura do milho, sob sistema plantio direto na palha. O experimento foi conduzido no ano de 2006, na FEPE, pertencente à FE/Unesp - Campus de IlhaSolteira, localizada no município de Selvíria, Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul. O solo da área experimental foi classificado como Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, com cinco repetições. Ostratamentos constituíram-se de quatro espécies de Brachiaria (B. brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens, B. ruziziensis e capim-mulato II semeadas em linha e a lanço, de forma exclusiva ou consorciada simultaneamente com a semeadura da cultura do milho. Avaliou-se a produtividade de massa seca e os teores de NDT, PB, FDN, FDA, hemicelulose, celulose, lignina e cinzas da forragem. O consórcio a lanço das forrageiras com a cultura do milho se mostrou viável porapresentar produtividade de massa seca semelhante às modalidades de semeadura exclusiva, inversamente o que ocorreu com o consórcio na linha da cultura do milho, a qual reduziu tal produtividade. A B. ruziziensis apresentou melhor composição bromatológica e os consórcioselevaram os teores de NDT e PB, bem como reduziram os componentes da parede celular.The objective of this research was to evaluate the dry mass yield and chemical composition of four Brachiaria species in different options for sowing, exclusively or in intercrop with corn crop, under a no-tillage system. The experiment was carried out during the growing seasons of 2006 at FEPE (FE/Unesp, Ilha Solteira Campus located in Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The soil of the experimental area was classified as distroferric Red Latosol (Oxisol. The experimental design was in randomized blocks, in a factorial

  12. Effects of simulated microgravity on the regeneration of P. decumbens protoplasts

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    Sun, Yan; Zhao, Chen; Yi, Zong-Chun; He, Jingwen; Rong, Long; Zhuang, Fengyuan

    Introduction: It is known that growth and differentiation of cells during long periods of microgravity take place normally. Structural and functional changes are observed at the cellular level, and those changes take place not only within the nucleus and the cytoplasmic organelles, but also in the cell walls. Like the plant cells, cultured under microgravity, the protoplasts' regeneration rates have some changes. This experiment attempt to make out the related changes of the P. decumbens protoplasts under the simulated microgravity. Methods: Protoplasts of P. decumbens was produced at first. Simulated microgravity was obtained by rotary cultivation of 15 RPM., the regeneration rate was calculated by the clone formation. Polysaccharide of cell wall was measured by flow cytometry. Results: For the morphologic study, there is no distinct different between the colonies in the impact of the microgravity and the normal condition. The regeneration rate of the P. decumbens protoplasts is lower under the effect of microgravity than the normal condition (33.8% vs. 44.9%). Polysaccharide of protoplast after rotary cultivation decreased 13.8% compare to the control. The conclusion seems that the regeneration of protoplasm is lower under the condition of simulated microgravity. This result may give rise a question that: Did cell wall do something with sensing microgravity? More works should be done to answer this question. *This work was supported by the fund of 'National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 10502004'

  13. Dependência espacial em levantamentos do estoque de carbono em áreas de pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu Spatial dependence in surveys of carbon storage in grassland areas of Brachiaria brizantha, Marandu grass

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    Sabino Pereira da Silva Neto

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    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um estudo utilizando análise de semivariogramas para quantificar a autocorrelação espacial dos estoques de carbono (EC no solo, biomassa da gramínea e das plantas daninhas em três parcelas experimentais de pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu com níveis baixo, médio e alto de degradação, cultivadas em Neossolo Quartzarênico Órtico. As coletas das plantas e do solo foram realizadas em malha de amostragem regular com distâncias de 5 x 5 m em área de 900 m². Os EC das pastagens foram submetidos às analises de estatística descritiva, ao teste não-paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis ao nível de 5% de significância, ao estudo geoestatístico e interpolação por krigagem ordinária. A variabilidade espacial do EC foi observada dentro e entre as pastagens de capim-Marandu com níveis baixo, médio e alto de degradação. A pastagem de capim-Marandu com nível baixo de degradação teve menor continuidade espacial, por apresentar menores alcances no EC, na biomassa da gramínea e na biomassa total (gramínea + plantas daninhas, no solo e no sistema solo x pastagem (solo + biomassa total. A grade de 5 x 5 m foi adequada para caracterizar a variabilidade espacial de pastagens de capim-Marandu com níveis de degradação baixo e alto. Área de pastagem de capim-Marandu com grau médio de degradação apresenta coeficientes de variação altos entre os valores EC; o que comprometeu a modelagem espacial que também pode ter ocorrido devido ao baixo número de amostras realizadas (n=36. Assim, pontos de amostragem menores que 5 m podem melhorar a precisão dos ajustes dos semivariogramas.A study was carried using semivariogram analysis to quantify spatial autocorrelation of carbon stock (CS in soil, grass and weed species biomass in pastures of Brachiaria brizantha, Marandu grass with low, medium and high degradation, and grown an entisol. The sampling of plants and soil were carried out in regular grid with distances of 5

  14. Inter-relation between soybean yield and soil compaction under degraded pasture in Brazilian Savannah

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    Rienni de Paula Queiroz

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The Cerrado (Brazilian Savannah plays an important economic and financial role in the nation, since the pastures of this biome feed cattle for half of the domestic bovine meat productivity, and its agricultural fields produce a third of the country's grain. The variability and spatial dependence between the soil physical attributes and soybean yield were evaluated in a crop rotation planted on a degraded brachiaria pasture, on a dystroferric Red Latosol of an experimental farm of the State University of São Paulo (UNESP, in the 2005/2006 growing season. The linear and spatial correlations between these attributes were also studied, to determine conditions that would allow increased agricultural productivity. In the above pasture area, a grid was installed with 124 plots, spaced 10.0 x 10.0 m and 5.0 x 5.0 m apart, in a total area of 7,500 m². From the linear and spatial point of view, the high grain yield can be explained by the number of grains per plant and soil macroporosity. The high variability observed for most soil properties indicated that the crop - livestock integration system results in environmental heterogeneity of the soil.

  15. Ofertas de suplementos múltiplos para tourinhos Nelore na fase de recria em pastagens durante o período da seca: desempenho produtivo e características nutricionais Offers of multiple supplements to crossbreds Nellore young bulls in the growing stage on pasture, during the dry season: productive performance and nutritional characteristics

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    Marlos Oliveira Porto

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o desempenho produtivo e as características nutricionais em tourinhos Nelore em fase de recria, não-castrados, recebendo diferentes ofertas de suplementos em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens, de julho a setembro de 2006. A área foi dividida em cinco piquetes de 2,0 ha, com disponibilidade média de matéria seca (MS e matéria seca potencialmente digestível (MSpd de 3,88 e 2,22 t/ha, respectivamente. Foram utilizados 30 bezerros com peso e idade iniciais médios de 230,0 ± 6,14 kg e 8,5 ± 0,18 meses, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado contendo cinco tratamentos: quatro ofertas de suplementos em comparação a mistura mineral (MM. Foram avaliados a MM (60 g/animal e suplementos múltiplos, fornecidos diariamente nas quantidades de 0,5; 1,0; 1,5 e 2,0 kg/animal para suprir 300 g/dia de PB. Os animais responderam ao uso de suplementos múltiplos, ganhando mais peso (88,72% e apresentaram maiores níveis séricos de N-ureia (19,95 vs. 9,66 em comparação àqueles que receberam mistura mineral. Os animais sob suplementação apresentaram maiores consumos de MS, MO, EE, FDN, CNF e NDT e esses consumos aumentaram com os níveis de oferta de suplemento. A suplementação aumentou o coeficiente de digestão da maioria das variáveis avaliadas, independentemente do nível de suplemento fornecido. Os níveis mais moderados (0,5 kg de suplementos múltiplos podem ser fornecidos aos tourinhos em fase de recria durante o período da seca para estimular o consumo de pasto, porém a máxima produção microbiana é obtida com oferta de 1,34 kg de suplemento. As melhores respostas de desempenho e características nutricionais podem ser obtidas com o fornecimento diário de suplemento em níveis de 0,5 a 1,34 kg/animal.Productive performance and nutritional characteristics of crossbreds Nellore young bulls, in the growing stage, receiving different supplement offers, from July to September 2006, grazing on Brachiaria decumbens pasture

  16. BOVINE CATTLE FED WITH BRACHIARIA AND ANDROPOGON GRASS: PERFORMANCE, EVALUATION OF THE AMOUNT OF SPORES OF THE PITHOMYCES CHARTARUM FUNGUS AND SAPONINE AMOUNTS BOVINOS ALIMENTADOS COM CAPIM BRACHIARIA E ANDROPOGON: DESEMPENHO, AVALIAÇÃO DA QUANTIDADE DE ESPOROS DO FUNGO PITHOMYCES CHARTARUM E TEOR DE SAPONINA DAS PASTAGENS

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    Mitsue Haragushi

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Great percentage of brazilian beef cattle is reared forage based diets, often using high density systems. This contributes for appearance of diseases, amongst such as hepatogenous photosensitivity, whose the ethiology has been under constant debate. This work aims to evaluate the amount of spores of Pithomyces chartarum fungus, the saponine amount in the grasses and the performance of cattle fed Brachiaria or Andropogon grass. 50 Nellore bulls were divided into two groups of 25 animals and each group fed one of the two types of grasses (Brachiaria or Andropogon. They were weighed from weaning to slaughter. The animals fed with Andropogon grass showed better performance especially during the dry season. The carcass dressing revealed a significant difference (p<0.05, respectively, with an average (54.9% for the Andropogon-fed animals and (53.13% for the animals feeding Brachiaria. The Brachiaria grass revealed greater saponine concentrations (0.03% to 1.09% when compared to the Andropogon grass (0.02% to 0.17%. Both types of grass presented approximate average values of P. chartarum with counts varying between 0 to 50000 spores/g of pasture. It was concluded even both types of grasses had spores of P. chartarum and presented protodyosin saponins, the better animal performance  was observed in animals fed with Andropogon grass.

    KEY WORDS: Nelore, sporisdesmin, tropical grasses, weight gain.

    A maior parte do rebanho bovino brasileiro de corte é criado em pastagens, muitas vezes em elevadas taxas de lotação.  Isso contribui para o surgimento de doenças como a fotossensibilização hepatógena, cuja etiologia tem sido amplamente discutida. Este trabalho teve como objetivos avaliar a quantidade de esporos do fungo Pithomyces chartarum, o teor de saponinas das gramíneas e o desempenho de bovinos alimentados com capim Brachiaria e Andropogon. Para tanto, cinquenta bovinos da raça Nelore, distribuídos em dois grupos de 25

  17. Effect of doses of poultry compost on chorophyll and flavonoids of Brachiaria brizantha brs Piatã

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    Alexandre Antonio Pasqualini

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    Full Text Available In 2012, Brazil produced 12.6 million metric tons of chicken meat, generating 10.3 tons of poultry litter. Compost made from such organic waste can be used as a low-cost bio fertilizer, especially as nitrogen and phosphorus source. The compost can increase pastures quality by giving photosynthetic improvement and altering amounts of chlorophyll and flavonoids.  There is little information about the relationship between chlorophyll a or b and flavonoids in Brachiaria brizantha Piata. The flavonoid is a kind of polyphenol compound which protects the plant against UV-B radiation and pathogen attack, it acts as attractants for pollinators, as signal molecules for initiating plant-microbe symbiotic associations and antioxidant activity. The objective of the present study was verified the effects of poultry litter compost doses on the chlorophyll and flavonoid contents in Piata grass leaves. The experiment was performed at the Animal Nutrition and Pasture Center – Instituto de Zootecnia – Nova Odessa, SP, from May to July 2013, on a Haplorthox soil (pHCaCl2= 4.9, cultivated with Piata grass (Brachiaria brizantha, Stapf, without liming. The treatments consisted of five compost doses: 0; 20; 40; 60 and 120 Mg ha-1, with the following chemical composition (%: 2.88 of N, 3.85 of P2O5, 2.50 of K2O, 9.06 of Ca and 1.16 of Mg. The experimental design was on randomized blocks with five replications.  Chlorophyll amounts and flavonoids were determined by sampling the third medium of the leaf blade from  a third of the expanded leaf from the apical  using the Dualex and the chlorophyll a and b  which were determined by  the Lichtenthaler & Wellburn (1983 method.  Results showed that chlorophyll a was similar in all doses (average of 18.3 micrograms per cm2,therefore for chlorophyll b the amount was significantly increased from 7.3 to 22.4 micrograms per  cm2 (P<0.01when compared to no addition of poultry litter. The fast nitrogen liberation from

  18. Relação entre macrófagos espumosos ("foam cells" no fígado de bovinos e ingestão de Brachiaria spp no Brasil

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    Driemeier David

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estabelecer uma relação etiológica e caracterizar, cronologicamente, o aparecimento de macrófagos espumosos (foam cells, comuns em fígados de bovinos oriundos das regiões de clima tropical do Brasil, foram reexaminados cortes histológicos de fígado de bovinos dos arquivos do Setor de Anatomia Patológica da Embrapa-Projeto Sanidade Animal, RJ. O material utilizado provinha de investigações sobre causas de mortandades em bovinos nas regiões Norte, Centro-Oeste e Sudeste do Brasil, realizadas de 1970 a 1991. Foram estudados 55 fígados de bovinos afetados por enfermidades variadas. Somente foram usados casos em que o tipo de pastagem era conhecido. Essa alteração não foi encontrada de 1970 até o final de 1975, embora 40 amostras (72,7% tenham sido coletadas nesse período. A presença de macrófagos espumosos, observada a partir de 1976, coincidiu com a introdução da gramínea Brachiaria decumbens var. australiana no Brasil. Algumas amostras eram provenientes de bovinos que apresentaram histórico de fotossensibilização, na época atribuída ao fungo Pithomyces chartarum. Os achados indicam que essas alterações hepáticas são relacionadas com a ingestão de Brachiaria spp.

  19. FED INTAKE AND MILK PRODUCTION OF HOLSTEIN-ZEBU CROSSBREED COWS HOLD IN DIFFERENT TROPICAL PASTURES CONSUMO DE ALIMENTOS E PRODUÇÃO DE LEITE DE VACAS MESTIÇAS MANTIDAS EM DIFERENTES PASTAGENS TROPICAIS

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    Ana Luiza Costa Cruz Borges

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    Fed intake and milk production of Holstein-Zebu crossbred cows, grazing Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum (NAP, Brachiaria decumbens (BRA and Guinea grass (Pannicum maximum (COL and supplemented with four kg of concentrate, were evaluated in a double Latin square (3x3. Fecal production and feed intake were calculated using Cr2O3 and in vitro digestibility. Dry mater intake (DMI was similar among forages (18kg/cow which represented 2.72%; 2.84% and 2.96% of the live weight for NAP, BRACH and COL respectively. The intake per unit of metabolic size (g DM/kg0.75 was 130 for NAP, 135 for BRACH and 145 for COL. The intake of BRACH resulted in lower milk production (14,4kg than NAP (15,5kg and COL (16,1Kg. Grasses did not affected the milk composition which showed 4,03% of fat, 2,46% of protein and 12,42% of total solids. It was concluded that NAP, BRACH and COL are good alternatives for milk production in grazing systems.

    KEY WORDS: Brachiaria decumbens, Guinea grass, Panicum maximum, Napier, Pennisetum purpureum.

    Realizou-se a avaliação do consumo de alimentos e da produção de leite de vacas mestiças pastejando piquetes de capim Napier (Pennisetum purpureum (NAP, Brachiaria decumbens (BRA e Colonião (Pannicum maximum (COL e suplementadas com quatro kg de concentrado em um esquema de quadrado latino (3x3 duplo. Calcularam-se a produção fecal e o consumo de alimentos com o auxílio do Cr2O3 e da digestibilidade in vitro. O consumo diário de MS foi semelhante entre as forragens (18kg/vaca, as quais representaram 2,72%; 2,84% e 2,96% do p.v. para o NAP, BRACH e COL, respectivamente. O consumo por unidade de tamanho metabólico (g MS/kg0,75 foi de 130 para o NAP, 135 para a BRACH e 145 para

  20. Ingestive behavior of cattle kept in Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés grass managed under different grazing heights

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    Marco Aurélio Alves de Freitas Barbosa

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of grazing heights on daytime behavioral activities of Nellore beef cattle in the rainy season. The experimental area was 12 hectares divided into paddocks of one hectare each. The treatments consisted of four defoliation heights (15, 30, 45 and 60 cm in pastures of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés with three replicates each. It was used the continuos grazing method, with variable stocking rate. Forage samples collected on the plots were sent to the laboratory for separation of the botanical components, weighing and determination of dry matter, with the material collected by simulated grazing. The variables: grazing time, idle time and ruminating time were evaluated for 12 consecutive hours on days 15 and 16 February 2011, considering the morning and afternoon periods. It was used a completely randomized design. The height of the canopy significantly influenced the daily grazing time and ruminating time, with a quadratic response as a function of time of defoliation. The bite rate decreased as a function of heights studied. However the chemical composition of the material collected by simulated grazing did not differ between treatments. Xaraés grass swards grazed at around 45 cm height provide greater ease of apprehension by grazing cattle.

  1. IMPACT OF BRACHIARIA, ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZA, AND POTASSIUM ENRICHED RICE STRAW COMPOST ON ALUMINIUM, POTASSIUM AND STABILITY OF ACID SOIL AGGREGATES

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    Bariot Hafif

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    Full Text Available Acid soil is commonly grown with cassava, which in general, tolerate low soil  fertility and aluminum (Al toxicity. However, without any improvement efforts such soil will become worse. Intercropping cassava with Brachiaria decumbens (BD which adapts to acid soil and tolerates low fertility soils as well as application of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM and organic matters are among the important efforts to rehabilitate this soil. The experiment was conducted to  examine the impact of BD, AM, and potassium (K enriched rice straw compost on exchangeable Al, available K, and stability of soil aggregates. Experiment was arranged in a completely randomized design with three factors and three replications. The first factor was BD as cassava intercropping, the second factor was AM, and the third factor was 2 t ha-1 rice straw compost enriched with 0 kg, 50 kg, 100 kg, and 200 kg KCl ha-1. Brick pots (1 m length x 1 m width x 0.45 m depth filled with Kanhapludult soil was used for growing cassava in which row of BD was planted at 60 cm from cassava stem. K-enriched rice straw compost and AM (10 g per stem were applied around cassava stem at 2 and 12 days after planting, respectively. BD was cut every 30 days and the cutting was returned to the soil. Soil exchangeable Al was analyzed at 0, 3, 6 and 9 months after planting (MAP, while Al and K contents as well as aggregate stability were measured at 6 MAP. The results showed that planting BD decreased 33% exchangeable Al, which means that the root exudates of this grass was effective in detoxifying Al3+. Treatment of BD and/or in combination with AM was effective in preserving K added to the soil, increasing total polysaccharides, and improving soil aggregate stability. This indicated that planting BD and applying AM and Kenriched rice straw compost improved acid soil fertility, and therefore can be recommended in cassava cultivation.

  2. Produção e composição químico-bromatológica de duas cultivares de braquiária adubadas com nitrogênio e sua relação com o índice SPAD - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.4305 Production and chemical-bromatological composition of two cultivars of brachiaria fertilized with nitrogen and its relationship with the SPAD index - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.4305

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    Cristina Cavalcante Felix da Silva

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O estudo foi conduzido com o objetivo de se avaliar a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea (PMSA e da raiz (PMSR, a composição bromatológica, o teor de clorofila (valor SPAD, assim como se realizar uma análise de correlação entre o teor de clorofila (índice SPAD e o teor de nitrogênio na planta e produção de matéria seca da parte aérea de duas cultivares de braquiária. O ensaio foi conduzido em esquema fatorial 4 x 2, sendo quatro doses de N (0, 75, 150 e 225 mg dm-3 de N e duas cultivares de braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk dispostos no delineamento em blocos casualizados com cinco repetições. A PMSA foi incrementada com o aumento das doses de N, enquanto que com a PMSR aconteceu o inverso, reduzindo-se à medida que se aplicava N. À medida em que se aumentou a dose de N, houve incremento linear no teor de proteina bruta e também melhorou a composição químico-bromatológica da Brachiaria, pois aumentou o teor proteico e reduziram a FDN e a FDA. O teor de clorofila (índice SPAD pode ser utilizado como indicador do nível de proteína da planta.The work was carried out in a green house, at the campus of Southwest Bahia State University-UESB, with the purpose of evaluating the production of dry matter in the external part (EPDM and root (RDM of Brachiaria brizantha’s cv. Marandu and Brachiaria decumbens’ cv. Basilisk, as well as their bromatologic composition and chlorophyll content (SPAD value, under different nitrogen doses (N. The experiment was conducted in a 4 x 2 factorial arrangement, using four N doses (0, 75, 150 and 225 mg dm-3 N and two brachiaria species: Brachiaria brizantha’s cv. Marandu and Brachiaria decumbens’ cv. Basilisk, in five repetitions using a randomized blocks design. EPDM increased with the enlarging of the N doses, while the opposite happened with the RDM. There was no difference in the content of crude protein (CP between the two

  3. Densidade populacional de Pratylenchus spp. em pastagens de Brachiaria spp. e sua influência na disponibilidade e na qualidade da forragem

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    Cassia de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Objetivando avaliar a densidade populacional de Pratylenchus brachyurus e Pratylenchus zeae, associados à Brachiaria brizantha, B. decumbens e B. humidicola, e sua influência na disponibilidade e na qualidade da forragem, realizou-se este trabalho. O experimento foi conduzido na Agropecuária Hisaeda, em Terenos, MS. Coletaram-se amostras de solo, raízes e parte aérea, em dez repetições ao acaso, de 1 m² cada, dos seguintes tratamentos: Bom, Intermediário e Ruim, caracterizados visualmente, considerando-se a percentagem de material verde das plantas. As densidades de P. brachyurus e P. zeae foram avaliadas nas amostras de solo e raízes. Na parte aérea, avaliou-se a disponibilidade de matéria seca dos materiais verde, morto e da rebrota, estado nutricional das plantas e qualidade da forragem. A fertilidade do solo foi determinada em todas as unidades amostrais. Ambos os nematoides foram identificados em todas as amostras, com maior número nas raízes (entre 87-311 P. brachyurus e 1-61 P. zeae.10 g-1 que no solo (de 0-8 P. brachyurus a 1-39 P. zeae.200 cm-3, no entanto, não houve diferenças significativas, na quantidade de espécimes, entre os tratamentos. Considerando-se que essas forrageiras são perenes e hospedam Pratylenchus spp., há tendência ao aumento da população desses patógenos, ao longo do tempo, podendo se tornar um sério problema fitossanitário.

  4. Massa seca e composição bromatológica de quatro espécies de braquiárias semeadas na linha ou a lanço, em consórcio com milho no sistema plantio direto na palha - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i2.8498 Dry mass and chemical composition of four Brachiaria species sown in rows or spread, in intercrop with corn crop in no-tillage system - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i2.8498

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    Luiz Malcolm Mano de Mello

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a produtividade de massa seca (MS e a composição bromatológica de quatro espécies de Brachiaria em diferentes formas de semeadura, exclusivamente ou em consórcio com a cultura do milho, sob sistema plantio direto na palha. O experimento foi conduzido no ano de 2006, na FEPE, pertencente à FE/Unesp - Campus de Ilha Solteira, localizada no município de Selvíria, Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul. O solo da área experimental foi classificado como Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, com cinco repetições. Os tratamentos constituíram-se de quatro espécies de Brachiaria (B. brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens, B. ruziziensis e capim-mulato II semeadas em linha e a lanço, de forma exclusiva ou consorciada simultaneamente com a semeadura da cultura do milho. Avaliou-se a produtividade de massa seca e os teores de NDT, PB, FDN, FDA, hemicelulose, celulose, lignina e cinzas da forragem. O consórcio a lanço das forrageiras com a cultura do milho se mostrou viável por apresentar produtividade de massa seca semelhante às modalidades de semeadura exclusiva, inversamente o que ocorreu com o consórcio na linha da cultura do milho, a qual reduziu tal produtividade. A B. ruziziensis apresentou melhor composição bromatológica e os consórcios elevaram os teores de NDT e PB, bem como reduziram os componentes da parede celular.The objective of this research was to evaluate the dry mass yield and chemical composition of four Brachiaria species in different options for sowing, exclusively or in intercrop with corn crop, under a no-tillage system. The experiment was carried out during the growing seasons of 2006 at FEPE (FE/Unesp, Ilha Solteira Campus located in Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The soil of the experimental area was classified as distroferric Red Latosol (Oxisol. The experimental design was in randomized blocks, in a

  5. Nutritive value and in situ rumen degradability of Marandu palisade grass at different locations within the pasture in a silvopastoral system with different babassu palm densities

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    Xerxes M. Tosta

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the nutritive value and in situ rumen degradability of grass collected from different locations within the pasture in a silvopastoral system with different densities of trees. The silvopastoral system consisted of Urochloa (syn. Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and the babassu palm, Orbignya sp. (now: Attaleia speciosa. We used a completely randomized design with a 3 x 3 factorial arrangement for nutritional value (3 differently shaded locations and 3 palm tree densities and a 3 x 3 x 3 factorial arrangement for dry matter (DM disappearance (3 locations, 3 palm densities and 3 incubation times. There was no effect of location within the pasture nor of palm tree density on the concentrations of NDF, ADF, lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose. However, location influenced the concentrations of crude protein (CP and DM, with highest CP in material grown in full sunlight. At all densities, DM disappearance at 96 h for pasture grown in full sunlight exceeded that for pasture grown in full shade. These factors need to be compounded with the possible depressant effect of trees on DM production of pasture when considering the benefits of silvopastoral systems.Keywords: Digestibility, fiber, Northeast Brazil, protein, tree-grass associations, Urochloa  brizantha.DOI: 10.17138/TGFT(3187-193

  6. Non-destructive Phenotyping to Identify Brachiaria Hybrids Tolerant to Waterlogging Stress under Field Conditions.

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    Jiménez, Juan de la Cruz; Cardoso, Juan A; Leiva, Luisa F; Gil, Juanita; Forero, Manuel G; Worthington, Margaret L; Miles, John W; Rao, Idupulapati M

    2017-01-01

    Brachiaria grasses are sown in tropical regions around the world, especially in the Neotropics, to improve livestock production. Waterlogging is a major constraint to the productivity and persistence of Brachiaria grasses during the rainy season. While some Brachiaria cultivars are moderately tolerant to seasonal waterlogging, none of the commercial cultivars combines superior yield potential and nutritional quality with a high level of waterlogging tolerance. The Brachiaria breeding program at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, has been using recurrent selection for the past two decades to combine forage yield with resistance to biotic and abiotic stress factors. The main objective of this study was to test the suitability of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and image-based phenotyping as non-destructive approaches to identify Brachiaria hybrids tolerant to waterlogging stress under field conditions. Nineteen promising hybrid selections from the breeding program and three commercial checks were evaluated for their tolerance to waterlogging under field conditions. The waterlogging treatment was imposed by applying and maintaining water to 3 cm above soil surface. Plant performance was determined non-destructively using proximal sensing and image-based phenotyping and also destructively via harvesting for comparison. Image analysis of projected green and dead areas, NDVI and shoot biomass were positively correlated (r ≥ 0.8). Our results indicate that image analysis and NDVI can serve as non-destructive screening approaches for the identification of Brachiaria hybrids tolerant to waterlogging stress.

  7. Non-destructive Phenotyping to Identify Brachiaria Hybrids Tolerant to Waterlogging Stress under Field Conditions

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    Jiménez, Juan de la Cruz; Cardoso, Juan A.; Leiva, Luisa F.; Gil, Juanita; Forero, Manuel G.; Worthington, Margaret L.; Miles, John W.; Rao, Idupulapati M.

    2017-01-01

    Brachiaria grasses are sown in tropical regions around the world, especially in the Neotropics, to improve livestock production. Waterlogging is a major constraint to the productivity and persistence of Brachiaria grasses during the rainy season. While some Brachiaria cultivars are moderately tolerant to seasonal waterlogging, none of the commercial cultivars combines superior yield potential and nutritional quality with a high level of waterlogging tolerance. The Brachiaria breeding program at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, has been using recurrent selection for the past two decades to combine forage yield with resistance to biotic and abiotic stress factors. The main objective of this study was to test the suitability of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and image-based phenotyping as non-destructive approaches to identify Brachiaria hybrids tolerant to waterlogging stress under field conditions. Nineteen promising hybrid selections from the breeding program and three commercial checks were evaluated for their tolerance to waterlogging under field conditions. The waterlogging treatment was imposed by applying and maintaining water to 3 cm above soil surface. Plant performance was determined non-destructively using proximal sensing and image-based phenotyping and also destructively via harvesting for comparison. Image analysis of projected green and dead areas, NDVI and shoot biomass were positively correlated (r ≥ 0.8). Our results indicate that image analysis and NDVI can serve as non-destructive screening approaches for the identification of Brachiaria hybrids tolerant to waterlogging stress. PMID:28243249

  8. SOYBEAN EMERGENCE AND DEVELOPMENT UNDER BRACHIARIA AND WHEAT RESIDUES

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    J. H. Castaldo

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Much of soybeans area cultivated in Brazil uses the no-till system, where the residues produced by crops remain over the soil, reducing its temperature, increasing its moisture and providing a better development of the plant. However, the excessive amount of residues can cause problems, reducing the germination of seeds and growing smaller plants. That said, the aim of this study was to determine the wheat (Triticum aestivum and braquiária (Brachiaria ruziziensis straw volumes that enable better soybean plant growth, increase moisture and reduce soil temperature, and to minimize the negative effects on emergence plants in a sandy Ultisol of Sandstone Caiuá region of Northwest Paraná state. The experiment was conducted in vases, using a 2x6 factorial with two sources of residues, Brachiaria ruziziensis and Triticum aestivum and 6 doses of residues, 0, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 t ha-1, with 4 repetitions. It was evaluated the seedling emergence at 14 days after sowing, the fresh and dried mass of the aerial part of plants and plant roots, and the average height of the plants at 45 days after sowing. It was also evaluated the gravimetric soil moisture, the minimum and maximum temperature of the day on the ground, as well as the thermal range due to the doses and straw sources. The increase in straw doses resulted in an increase of soil moisture, average height and dried mass of plants, there was a reduction in maximum temperature and thermal soil range. However, there was a reduction in seedling emergence percentage as was increased the dose of residues. It was determined the 2.52 (± 0.33 t ha-1 of residues of braquiária and wheat deposited over the soil as the optimum range for the development of soybean plant.

  9. European wood-pastures in transition

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    2014-01-01

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions. T...... conservation policies and management approaches for wood-pastures....

  10. Atributos morfológicos y fisiológicos de genotipos de Brachiaria en un suelo con bajo fósforo disponible y alta saturación de aluminio

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    Frossard Emmanuel

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron en invernadero en un suelo de Matazul, Meta, Colombia durante 6 semanas, 2 genotipos de Brachiaria (uno mejor adaptado a bajo P, B. decumbens y otro menos adaptado, B. ruziziensis y 8 progenies del cruzamiento entre ellos ( mejores adaptados: H-7, H-40, H-28, H-58; menos adaptados: H-190, H-94, H-82, H-179. Los genotipos mejor adaptados presentaron mayor biomasa aérea, explicada por mayor área foliar, mayor absorción de P en el tallo y mayor volumen de raíz. Las características morfológicas de las raíces, principalmente longitud, peso seco y contenido de P, permiteron mejor adaptación a bajo P disponible en el suelo. El periodo de evaluación fue suficiente para observar diferencias entre progenies.

  11. CARACTERÍSTICAS ESTRUTURAIS DE PERFILHOS VEGETATIVOS E REPRODUTIVOS EM PASTOS DIFERIDOS DE CAPIM-BRAQUIÁRIA

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to compare the structural characteristics of vegetative and reproductive tillers on Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pastures diferred for 73, 95 and 116 days. Randomized block design in a split plot scheme with three replications was used. The stockpiling period did not influence (P>0.10 the number of vegetative tillers (VT but increased (P0.10 by the deferring period. The RT revealed (P<0.05 a higher pseudostem length, higher number of dead leaves (NDL and lower NLL when compared to VT. RT showed (P<0.05 higher percentages of stem and dead leaf as well as a lower percentage of living leaf (P<0.05 than VT. VT showed a better morphological composition than RT. The deferring period alters the structural characteristics and worsens the morphological composition of tillers on deferred Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pastures.KEYWORDS:

  12. Improved cellulolytic efficacy in Penicilium decumbens via heterologous expression of Hypocrea jecorina endoglucanase II

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    Qin Yuqi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Hypocrea jecorina endoglucanase II (Hjegl2 was heterologously expressed in Penicillium decumbens (yielding strain Pd::Hjegl2. After induction in cellulose containing media, strain Pd::Hjeg2 displayed increased carboxymethylcellulase activity (CMCase, 5.77 IU/ml, representing a 21% increase and cellulose degradation determined with a filter paper assay (FPA, 0.40 IU/ml, 67% increase, as compared to the parent strain. In media supplemented with glucose (2%, Pd::Hjegl2, displayed 51.2-fold and 3-fold higher CMCase and FPA activities, respectively, as compared to the parent strain. No changes in the expression levels of the four main native cellulase genes of P. decumbens (Pdegl1, Pdegl2, Pdcbh1, and Pdcbh2 were noted between the transformant and wild-type strains. These data support the idea that Hjegl2 cleaves both internal and terminal glycosidic residues, in a relatively random and processive manner. In situ polyacrylamide gelactivity staining of extracts derived from wild-type and Pd::Hjegl2 revealed two additional active fractions in the latter strain; one with a molecular mass ~50-65 KDa and another ~80-116 kDa.

  13. Crecimiento del maíz y los pastos (Brachiaria sp. establecidos enmonocultivo y asociados en suelos ácidos del piedemonte llanero colombiano

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    Álvaro Rincón

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    Full Text Available El experimento se desarrolló en el piedemonte llanero de Colombia, donde el establecimiento y recuperación de praderas con el cultivo del maíz, es una opción productiva para los sistemas ganaderos de la región. En un diseño de bloques completos al azar con cuatro replicaciones, se evaluó el establecimiento de maíz y pastos en monocultivo y asociados (Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria cv. Mulato y Toledo (Brachiaria brizantha, con el fin de determinar la existencia de efectos de competencia sobre los rendimientos de grano de maíz y sobre la producción de forraje de los pastos. El periodo de evaluación comprendió desde los 15 hasta los 90 días después de la siembra (dds, época en la cual el maíz ya se encontraba en proceso de secado. El crecimiento del maíz no fue afectado por la presencia de los pastos, obteniéndose el índice de área foliar de 3, a los 45 dds y la mayor producción de masa seca a los 66 dds con 29 g MS/planta. Por su parte, el crecimiento de los pastos sí fue afectado por la presencia del maíz durante todo el periodo de evaluación. El área foliar y la masa seca en los pastos asociados con maíz fue inferior en un 50% con respecto a los pastos establecidos sin maíz, de forma que a los 75 dds el índice de área foliar de los pastos asociados con maíz fue de 1,0 y en los pastos en monocultivo fue de 2,6. De igual forma, la masa seca fue de 68 g·m-2 y de 140 g·m-2 en el mismo orden. La asociación de maíz con pastos es una buena opción para el establecimiento o renovación de praderas porque los rendimientos de maíz no fueron afectados por la presencia de los pastos. Los pastos asociados con el maíz presentaron un crecimiento más lento en los primeros 75 dds, sin afectar el crecimiento del maíz, sin embargo durante los 15 días siguientes, el índice de área foliar se incrementó en 170% y la masa seca en 53%, por el secado natural de la planta de maíz que permitió la entrada de radiación solar

  14. Physiological quality in coated seeds of the hybrid brachiaria cv. Mulato II = Qualidade fisiológica de sementes revestidas de braquiária híbrida cv. Mulato II

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    Valquíria de Fátima Ferreira

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    Full Text Available The increasing demand for fodder has driven development of the seed industry in Brazil, which seeks to provide value-added quality seeds by means of technology. The Mulato II cultivar is the first hybrid species of brachiaria to be marketed in Brazil. It was developed from the crossing of three species of Urochloa (U. brizantha x U. decumbens x U. ruziziensis. Coating seeds is a pre-sowing technique, which is able to improve plant performance in the field. However, the coating can lead to problems of seed quality. Given the above, the aim of this research was to evaluate the effect of seed coating on physiological quality in seeds of the hybrid brachiaria cv. Mulato II. The research was carried out at the Laboratory for Seed Analysis of the Federal University of Lavras, in the state of Minas Gerais, (MG, using a completely randomised design, in a 6 x 2 factorial, six seed batches, with and without incrustation. The physiological tests carried out were: germination, emergence, speed of emergence index, average time of emergence, tetrazolium, and α -amylase (enzyme analysis. Seed coating in the hybrid brachiaria cv. Mulato II reduces viability, speed of germination, germination, speed of seedling emergence and the percentage of emerged seedlings, demonstrated by a reduced expression of the α -amylase enzyme = A crescente demanda por forrageiras tem impulsionado o desenvolvimento da indústria sementeira no Brasil que busca oferecer sementes de qualidade com valor agregado por meio de tecnologias. O cultivar Mulato II é a primeira espécie híbrida de braquiária comercializada no Brasil. Foi desenvolvido a partir do cruzamento de três espécies de Urochloa (U. brizantha x U. decumbens x U. ruziziensis . O revestimento de sementes é uma técnica de tratamento na pré-semeadura capaz de melhorar o desempenho das plantas no campo. Porém, o revestimento pode acarretar problemas com relação à qualidade das sementes. Diante do exposto

  15. Supplementation of Nellore young bulls on Marandu grass pastures in the dry period of the year

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    Marcella de Toledo Piza Roth

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate performance and daytime ingestive behavior of 84 Nellore young bulls in the post-weaning phase kept on Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures during the dry season. Treatments were protein mineral supplementation (1 g/kg body weight and protein+energy mineral supplementation (3 g/kg body weight. The experimental area comprised 12 paddocks in a total area of 27.36 ha, divided in two blocks of six paddocks each, having three replications per treatment in each block, with 42 animals/treatment. The data were subjected to variance analysis with repeated measures over time via procedure PROCMIXED of SAS (Statistical Analysis System, version 9.0 and means were compared by the Tukey test at 5% probability. The initial average weight of animals was 204.8 kg; final weights were 260.9 and 276.9 kg for animals that received protein and protein+energy supplement, respectively. The forage availability, sward height and stocking rate values did not differ with supplementation, but they showed difference between the experimental periods. The average time spent grazing during daylight of animals fed protein+energy supplement was shorter as compared with those which consumed protein supplement. Animals kept under the same pasture conditions during the dry season show better performance when they receive protein+energy supplement than protein supplement.

  16. Exigências de energia de bovinos de corte em pastejo Energy requirements of beef cattle at pasture

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    Eduardo Henrique Bevitori Kling de Moraes

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se determinar as exigências e as eficiências de utilização de energia para ganho de peso e mantença de bovinos de corte em pastejo. A área experimental foi composta de cinco piquetes de Brachiaria decumbens. Utilizaram-se 27 bovinos anelorados não-castrados, com peso vivo (PV médio inicial de 311,0 kg e idade média de 14 meses. Três animais foram abatidos após o período de adaptação para servirem como referência para as estimativas do peso de corpo vazio (PCVZ e da composição corporal iniciais dos animais mantidos no experimento. Dos 24 restantes, quatro foram designados ao grupo mantença com tempo de pastejo restrito para limitar o consumo de energia a nível próximo da mantença. Os animais restantes (20 foram distribuídos em quatro tratamentos: mistura mineral, autocontrole, suplemento três vezes/semana (segunda, quarta e sexta; e suplemento diariamente. A exigência líquida de energia para mantença foi estimada como o anti-log do intercepto da equação obtida pela regressão linear entre o logaritmo da produção de calor (PC e o consumo de energia metabolizável (CEM, assim como pelo coeficiente "a" da equação de regressão exponencial entre a produção de calor e o consumo de energia metabolizável dos animais sob suplementação, juntamente com o daqueles sem suplementação e os do grupo mantença. As quantidades de energia e gordura no ganho aumentaram com o peso vivo dos animais. As exigências de energia líquida para ganho de peso de bovinos anelorados não-castrados em pastejo podem ser obtidas pela equação: ER = 0,0617*PCVZ0,75*GDPCVZ1,0564. O requisito energético diário para mantença foi de 64,00 kcal/PV0,75. A eficiência de uso da EM para mantença estimada foi de 0,64 e a eficiência de uso da EM para ganho de 0,26.A trial involving 27 zebu bulls at pasture with initial live weight (LW of 311.0 kg were conducted with the objective of determining their energy requirements. Three animals

  17. Controle de Brachiaria subquadripara e Brachiaria mutica através de diferentes herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência Control of Brachiaria subquadripara and Brachiaria mutica by different herbicides applied post-emergence

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    C.A. Carbonari

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram realizados dois experimentos, com objetivo de avaliar a suscetibilidade de Brachiaria subquadripara e Brachiaria mutica a diferentes herbicidas aplicados em pósemergência. Os herbicidas e doses testados foram: glyphosate (Rodeo a 2.400, 3.360 e 4.320 g e.a. ha-1 com Aterbane a 0,5% v/v; glyphosate a 2.400, 3.360 e 4.320 g e.a. ha-1 com Silwet a 0,1% v/v; imazapyr (Arsenal a 750 e 1.500 g e.a. ha-1; e diquat (Reward a 400 e 800 g i.a. ha-1 com aplicação seqüencial. Manteve-se uma testemunha sem aplicação de herbicidas. As parcelas experimentais foram constituídas de caixas d'água de 60 x 60 x 45 cm, com 55 L de solo. A aplicação foi realizada quando as plantas se encontravam a 45 e 65 cm de altura para B. subquadripara e B. mutica, respectivamente. Foi utilizado um pulverizador costal, a pressão constante de CO2 (2 bars, pontas 110.02 XR, com um consumo de calda de 200 L ha-1. O controle foi avaliado visualmente, através de escala percentual de notas, além de se avaliar a massa seca das plantas. O herbicida glyphosate nas doses de 3.360 e 4.320 g e.a. ha-1, independentemente do adjuvante testado, proporcionou controle excelente para as duas espécies, porém as parcelas que receberam glyphosate a 2.400 g e.a. ha-1 apresentaram controle apenas satisfatório. O herbicida imazapyr nas doses de 750 e 1.500 g e.a. ha-1 proporcionou controle eficiente para B. subquadripara e excelente para B. mutica. Já o herbicida diquat, apesar de duas aplicações e independentemente da dose utilizada, mostrou-se ineficiente no controle das duas espécies.Two experiments were carried out to evaluate the susceptibility of Brachiaria subquadripara and Brachiaria mutica to different herbicides applied in post-emergence. The herbicides and doses used were: glyphosate (Rodeo at 2,400, 3,360 and 4,320 (g a.e. ha-1 plus Aterbane 0.5% v/v; glyphosate at 2,400, 3,360 and 4,320 (g a.e. ha-1 plus Silwet 0.1% v/v; imazapyr (Arsenal at 750 and 1,500 (g a

  18. Response mechanisms of Brachiaria brizantha cultivars to water deficit stress

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    Patricia Menezes Santos

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Two cultivars of Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst ex. A. Rich Stapf. (Syn. Urochloa were evaluated for their adaptation to water deficit and the stress response mechanisms in a greenhouse experiment. The experimental design was in completely randomized blocks with a 2 × 2 × 4 factorial arrangement. The Marandu and BRS Piatã cultivars were evaluated under two water availability conditions, with or without water restriction. The harvests were carried out 0, 7, 14 and 28 days after the start of water restriction. For both cultivars, the water deficit stress caused a reduction in shoot biomass and leaf area and an increase in the percentage of roots in the deeper soil layers. The B. brizantha cv. Marandu reached critical levels of leaf water potential in a shorter period of water restriction than did the B. brizantha cv. BRS Piatã. The osmoregulation and deepening of the root system are mechanisms of adaptation to water stress observed in both Marandu and BRS Piatã cultivars. Besides that, the Marandu cultivar also increases its leaf senescence and, consequentially, decreases its leaf area, as a response to water deficit.

  19. Perfil químico da parede celular e suas implicações na digestibilidade de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria humidicola Chemical profile of cell wall and its implications on Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria humidicola digestibility

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    Cláudio José F. Alves de Brito

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho foram determinadas a composição química e a digestibilidade de diversas frações de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria humidicola, após 70 dias de crescimento. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com cinco repetições para cada espécie. As plantas coletadas foram subdivididas nas frações apical, mediana e basal para as folhas e mediana e basilar para caules, de acordo com sua localização. Foram determinadas as concentrações de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, proteína bruta (PB, lignina, ácido p_cumárico, ácido ferúlico e açúcares neutros (glicose, xilose e arabinose e a digestibilidade in situ após 48 horas de período de incubação ruminal. As diferentes frações das espécies estudadas apresentam distinta composição química, cujos efeitos são observados na digestibilidade. A B. brizantha apresentou maiores concentrações de FDN no caule e PB nas folhas. Isto resultou em coeficientes de digestibilidade maiores em relação à B. humidicola. A diferença de digestibilidade entre caule e folhas e nas frações mais velhas pode estar relacionada ao tipo de condensação da lignina presente nos tecidos. Evidências na concentração e na proporção dos ácidos p_cumárico e ferúlico sugerem esta relação. A concentração de ácidos fenólicos esteve relacionada com a digestibilidade da matéria seca e a lignina com a digestibilidade da FDN. A análise dos ácidos fenólicos pode se constituir em importante ferramenta para avaliar o grau de condensação da lignina na parede celular dos diferentes tecidos das plantas forrageiras. A concentração de açúcares neutros não apresentou um padrão definido na composição dos diferentes tecidos. A arabinose foi o único açúcar que apresentou relações com a digestibilidade da matéria seca e com a concentração de ácidos fenólicos.In the present paper the chemical composition and digestibility of several Brachiaria

  20. Intra-inflorescence pollen viability in accessions of Brachiaria ruziziensis

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    Cristina Maria Pinto de Paula

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Knowledge about the pollen viability is important to ensure success in controlled hybridizations and, consequently, support breeding programs. The aims of this study were to evaluate the pollen viability in progenies of artificially induced tetraploid accessions of Brachiaria ruziziensis, and to verify if the position of the flower buds on the raceme affects the pollen viability rate. Staining of aborted and non-aborted pollen (Alexander’s technique was used to determine the viability of the pollen grains. Tetraploid accessions of B. ruziziensis plants had high pollen viability (x = 76.8% to x = 99.6%. Some of these plants had viability rates similar to diploid B. ruziziensis, showing that the induction of chromosome duplication by colchicine did not result in abnormalities in production and morphology of pollen grains. Pollen grains from middle and apical regions of the raceme presented higher viability rates (x = 97.9% and x = 97.7% respectively. The viability of pollen grains in artificially induced tetraploid accessions of B. ruziziensis plants was high, which may favor obtaining fertile descendants in possible crosses

  1. Forage intake, feeding behavior and bio-climatological indices of pasture grass, under the influence of trees, in a silvopastoral system

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    L.F Sousa

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to compare a silvopastoral system with a control (pasture only in the Brazilian Cerrado. The silvopastoral system consisted of a tropical grass (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pasture and trees (Zeyheria tuberculosa, while the control was a Marandu pasture without trees. Sheep intake, feeding behavior and microclimatic conditions were the variables evaluated. Temperatures within the silvopastoral system were lower than in the control (maximum temperature of 28 and 33.5 °C, temperature and humidity index of 74.0 and 79.2 for the silvopastoral system and control, respectively. There was increased dry matter intake (88.2 vs. 79.9 g DM/kg0.75 LW/d, P<0.05, organic matter intake (89.6 vs. 81.1 g OM/kg0.75 LW/d, P<0.05 and grazing time (572 vs. 288 min/d, P<0.05, and reduced total water intake (430 vs. 474 mL/kg0.75 LW/d, P<0.05 and walking time (30 vs. 89 min/d, P<0.05 in grazing sheep in the silvopastoral system relative to the control. The results suggest that a silvopastoral system would provide a more favorable environment than a straight pasture for sheep performance in a tropical grazing situation.Keywords: Animal behavior, microclimate, shade, sheep.DOI: 10.17138/TGFT(3129-141

  2. European wood-pastures in transition

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    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions....... European Wood-Pastures in Transition examines the diverse expressions of wood-pastures across Europe. It provides a new perspective, using a social-ecological framework to explore social and ecological values, governing institutions, threats and conservation approaches. It explores the major drivers...

  3. Suplementação mineral e mobilização de cálcio nos ossos de eqüinos em pastagem de Brachiaria humidicola Effect of mineral supplement on calcium mobilization from bone of equine grazing Brachiaria humidicola

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    José Nicolau Prospero Puoli Filho

    1999-05-01

    Full Text Available Durante 150 dias, 12 potras Quarto-de-Milha de 1 ano de idade permaneceram exclusivamente em pastagem de Brachiaria humidicola, num experimento inteiramente casualizado, com três tratamentos, nível 0 (recomendação do NRC, 1989; nível 50 (50% a mais do NRC; nível 100 (100% a mais do NRC, e quatro repetições. Como palatabilizante foram empregadas 270 g de açúcar. Realizaram-se biópsias na asa do osso do ílio de cada potra, no início e final do experimento, para avaliar a mobilização de Ca e a relação Ca:P. As amostras da gramínea, foram coletadas mensalmente para verificação do teor de oxalato e composição químico-bromatológica. Houve efeito de tempo na mobilização de Ca, P e da relação Ca:P (pDuring 150 days 12 female Quarter Horse yearlings at one year of age were kept solely on Brachiaria humidicola pasture, on a complete randomized design, with three treatments and four replications: level 0 (NRC1989; level 50 (50% above NRC; level 100 (100% above NRC. It was used 270 g of sugar as an intake promoter. Biopsis were perfomed on the wing of ileum of each animal, one at the onset and the other at the end of trial, in order to evaluate Ca mobilization and Ca:P of the bone. Forage samples were collected monthly to evaluate oxalate levels and chemical composition. There was a time effect on Ca mobilization and Ca:P (P< 0.05, regardless the treatments. The average of the three treatments, at the onset and at the end of the trial, for Ca and P levels and Ca:P was, respectively: 10.05, 5.22, 1.93:1 and 6.24, 4.06, 1.54:1. The levels of oxalate in the grass varied from 1.18 to 2.00%. Suplementing Ca to young horses at a level 200% greater than the National Research Council recomendation did not prevent Ca mobilization from the bone when the animals were grazing Brachiaria humidicola for an extended period of time.

  4. Características produtivas do capim-braquiária submetido a intervalos de cortes e adubação nitrogenada durante três estações = Productive traits of Brachiaria grass subject to cutting intervals and nitrogen fertilization over three seasons

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    Camila Maida de Albuquerque Maranhão

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar a produtividade do capim-braquiária submetido a diferentes intervalos de cortes e adubação nitrogenada, nos períodos do verão, do outono e do inverno. O experimento foi instalado na Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia em área já estabelecida de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk. Foi conduzido em esquema fatorial 5 x 2, sendo cinco intervalos de cortes (21, 28, 35, 42 e 49 dias e duas doses de nitrogênio (0 e 200 kg N ha-1. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso com quatro repetições. As variáveis analisadas foram: altura do dossel (cm, teor de matéria seca (%, produção de matéria seca total (PMS, ton ha-1 e produção diária de matéria seca (kg MS dia-1. A adubação aumentou em 40,8% a altura da planta no verão e 18,2% no outono. O teor de matéria seca aumentou nas três estações do ano, em função do aumento do intervalo de cortes. A adubação nitrogenada aumentou a PMS do capim-braquiária em 96,8% no verão e 10,3% no inverno, no outono não houve efeito (p > 0,05. O intervalo de cortes variável (39 dias no verão e 21 dias no outono e inverno mostra-se mais eficientequanto à produção diária de forragem. The productivity of Brachiaria grass with different cutting intervals and nitrogen fertilization during summer, autumn and winter is evaluated. The experiment, undertaken in a region featuring Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk at the State University of Southwest Bahia, had a 5 x 2 factorial arrangement with five cutting intervals (21, 28, 35, 42 and 49 days and two nitrogen levels (0 and 200 kg N ha-1 in a randomized block design with four replications. The variables analyzed consisted of canopy height (cm, dry matter rate (%, dry matter production (ton ha-1 and total daily production of dry matter (kg DM day-1. Fertilization increased height of plant by 40.8 and 18.2% respectively during summer and autumn. Dry matter rate increased in the three seasons in

  5. Tolerance to flooding in five Brachiaria brizantha accessions Tolerância ao alagamento em cinco acessos de Brachiaria brizantha

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    Moacyr Bernardino Dias-Filho

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Some physiological and morphological responses of five Brachiaria brizantha accessions (BRA000591 cultivar Marandu, BRA003441, BRA002844, BRA004308 and BRA004391 were compared for plants grown in pots under flooding and well-drained conditions for 14 days. Flooding caused a significant reduction in leaf dry mass production in all accessions, but, for root biomass, no differences between treatments could be detected in BRA003441 and BRA004391. No adventitious root production was observed in flooded BRA003441; all other accessions produced adventitious roots when flooded. Relative growth rate was reduced by flooding only in BRA000591 and BRA004308. Leaf elongation rate was reduced by flooding in all accessions, however, more severely in BRA003441. Net photosynthesis was reduced by flooding in all accessions, but with less intensity in BRA004391. For all accessions, there was a close relationship between net photosynthesis and stomatal conductance under flooding. The five accessions tested differed in tolerance to flooding. BRA004391 was the most tolerant. Accession BRA003441 was the most sensitive, followed by BRA000591 cultivar Marandu. Accessions BRA002844 and BRA004308 were classified as intermediate in flooding tolerance.Algumas respostas morfológicas e fisiológicas de cinco acessos de Brachiaria brizantha (BRA000591 cultivar Marandu, BRA003441, BRA002844, BRA004308 e BRA004391 foram comparadas em plantas cultivadas em vasos, sob condições de solo alagado e bem drenado, durante 14 dias. O alagamento reduziu significativamente a produção de massa seca foliar em todos os acessos, mas para a massa seca radicular, não foi possível encontrar diferenças entre tratamentos em BRA003441 e BRA004391. Somente BRA003441 não produziu raízes adventícias sob alagamento. A taxa de crescimento relativo foi reduzida pelo alagamento somente em BRA000591 e BRA004308. A taxa de elongação foliar foi reduzida pelo alagamento do solo em todos os acessos

  6. Mistura de sementes de Brachiaria brizantha com fertilizante NPK Mixture of Brachiaria brizantha seeds with NPK fertilizer

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    Eduardo do Valle Lima

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available As informações são contraditórias quanto ao tempo em que as sementes de Brachiaria brizantha podem ficar misturadas ao fertilizante NPK sem diminuir o poder germinativo das sementes. Assim, objetivou-se estudar o efeito de tempos de contato do adubo granulado NPK 04-14-08, com sementes dessa forrageira, na qualidade fisiológica (germinação e vigor. Empregou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Foram realizadas análise de variância e comparação das médias pelo teste de Tukey, a 5%. Também foram realizadas análises de regressão polinomial. Observou-se efeito significativo em todas as variáveis. Além disso, com o transcorrer do tempo de contato com o fertilizante, o teor de água e a condutividade elétrica das sementes aumentaram, enquanto observou-se diminuição da percentagem de germinação, da primeira contagem, da emergência e do índice de velocidade de emergência. Destaca-se que, para essas variáveis, o comportamento foi linear. Assim, é permitida a mistura das sementes com o fertilizante NPK, desde que a semeadura seja imediata, reduzindo-se os danos à qualidade fisiológica das sementes da forrageira (germinação e vigor. Na prática, recomenda-se fazer a mistura de sementes de B. brizantha com NPK somente da quantidade que poderá ser semeada até 12h após a mistura.Information is contradictory as to the time Brachiaria brizantha seeds can remain mixed with the NPK fertilizer without causing poorly formed stands. Therefore, the objective of this research was to study the effect of contact times of NPK granular fertilizer (04-14-08 rate with seeds of this forage on physiological quality (germination and vigor. A completely randomized design with four replicates was employed. An analysis of variance was conducted and the means were compared by Tukey test at 5%. Polynomial regression analyses were also performed, and equations were fitted. A significant effect was observed in all

  7. Influence of the integrated crop-livestock system on soil and soybean and brachiaria yield

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    João de Andrade Bonetti

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The presence of animals in farming areas can affect soil physical structures depending on grazing intensity. This study aimed to evaluate soil physical attributes, as well as soybean and brachiaria yield, under no-tillage, in an integrated crop-livestock system. Treatments were arranged in a complete randomized blocks design, with three replications, and consisted of different grazing heights (0.25 m, 0.35 m and 0.45 m and a no-grazing area. The shoot and root dry biomass of soybean and brachiaria and soybean yield were evaluated. Soil samples were collected from 0-5 cm, 5-10 cm and 10-20 cm depth layers and the following soil physical attributes were determined: bulk density, total porosity, macroporosity, microporosity, penetration resistance and mean weight diameter of aggregates. Grazing intensities did not affect soil bulk density in any of the analyzed layers. There was a reduction in total porosity after the second grazing cycle, in the 0-5 cm layer. The mean weight diameter of aggregates was lower in grazed areas, in the 0-5 cm and 10-20 cm layers, and an increase in the penetration mechanical resistance was observed in all layers, especially for the 0.25 m height grazing treatment. The total dry biomass (soybean + brachiaria and shoot dry biomass of brachiaria were lower in grazed areas. However, the soybean yield was not affected by the different grazing cycles.

  8. Growth and biomass allocation of the C4 grasses Brachiaria brizantha and B. humidicola under shade Crescimento e alocação de biomassa nas gramíneas C4 Brachiaria brizantha e B. humidicola sob sombreamento

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    MOACYR BERNARDINO DIAS-FILHO

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available The growth and biomass allocation responses of the tropical forage grasses Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and B. humidicola were compared for plants grown outdoors, in pots, in full sunlight and those shaded to 30% of full sunlight over a 30day period. The objective was to evaluate the acclimation capacity of these species to low light. Both species were able to quickly develop phenotypic adjustments in response to low light. Specific leaf area and leaf area ratio were higher for low-light plants during the entire experimental period. Low-light plants allocated significantly less biomass to root and more to leaf tissue than high-light plants. However, the biomass allocation pattern to culms was different for the two species under low light: it increased in B. brizantha, but decreased in B. humidicola, probably as a reflection of the growth habits of these species. Relative growth rate and tillering were higher in high-light plants. Leaf elongation rate was significantly increased on both species under low light; however, the difference between treatments was higher in B. brizantha. These results are discussed in relation to the pasture management implications.O crescimento e a alocação de biomassa das gramíneas forrageiras tropicais Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e B. humidicola foram comparados, em plantas cultivadas em vasos, a pleno sol e a 70% de interceptação da luz solar, durante um período de 30 dias. O objetivo foi avaliar a capacidade de aclimatação dessas espécies ao sombreamento. Ambas as espécies mostraram-se capazes de desenvolver rapidamente ajustes fenotípicos em resposta ao sombreamento. A área foliar específica e a razão de área foliar foram maiores durante todo o período experimental, nas plantas cultivadas à sombra. As plantas sombreadas alocaram significativamente menos biomassa nas raízes e mais nas folhas do que as plantas cultivadas à sombra. No entanto, a alocação de biomassa no colmo foi

  9. Intercropping of corn, brachiaria grass and leguminous plants: productivity, quality and composition of silages

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    Patrícia Monteiro Costa

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The present study was carried out with the objective to evaluate the productive and qualitative characteristics of forages produced in systems of intercropping of corn, brachiaria grass and different leguminous plants. Productivity, bromatological composition and the fermentative profile of the silages from the following treatments were evaluated: corn in exclusive cultivation (CEC; intercropping of corn with brachiaria grass (CB; intercropping of corn, brachiaria grass and Calopogonium mucunoides (CBCal; intercropping of corn, brachiaria grass and Macrotyloma axillare (CBMac; and intercropping of corn, brachiaria grass and Stylozanthes capitata (CBSty. The experimental design utilized was completely randomized. For each type of cultivation, five plots or replications of three linear meters were harvested, and the material was separated. The variables assessed were: dry matter productivity per area; dry matter productivity of corn per area; crude protein production per area and productivity of total digestible nutrients per area. The material originated from the cultures was ensiled, with dry matter between 28 and 32%. After, the material was placed and compacted appropriately in bucket silos. A sample was collected from each replication for determination of the contents of DM, crude protein (CP, ether extract (EE, lignin, neutral and acid detergent fibers (NDF and ADF and TDN. A fraction of the sample of silages from each treatment was compressed for extraction of the juice and determination of the silage quality. There was difference between the forms of cultivation for the dry matter production per hectare. The CEC with production of 11920.1 kg DM/ha did not differ from CB (8997.41 kg DM/ha or CBCal (10452.10 kg DM/ha; however, it was superior to CBMac (8429.75 kg DM/ha and to CBSty (8164.83 kg DM/ha. The contents of DM, CP, NDF, ADF, lignin and TDN did not differ between the silages from the different treatments. All the silages presented

  10. Características morfológicas, estruturais e produtividade do capim-braquiária e do amendoim forrageiro submetidos ao sombreamento Morphological and structural characteristics and productivity of Brachiaria grass and forage peanut submitted to shading

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    Kátia Fernanda Gobbi

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available As características morfológicas, estruturais e a produção de matéria seca (PMS do capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens, cv. Basilisk e do amendoim forrageiro (Arachis pintoi, cv. Amarillo foram avaliadas em resposta a três níveis de sombreamento artificial (0, 50 e 70%. Utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados, com três repetições. Foram realizados três e dois cortes, respectivamente, para avaliação do capim-braquiária e do amendoim forrageiro. O amendoim forrageiro apresentou redução significativa na produção de matéria seca com o sombreamento apenas no segundo corte. A produção de matéria seca no capim-braquiária diminuiu linearmente nos dois primeiros cortes. O sombreamento crescente estimulou o aumento da altura média do dossel e do comprimento de pecíolos, colmos e lâminas foliares em todos os cortes das espécies avaliadas. O sombreamento promoveu diminuição linear da densidade populacional de perfilhos no dossel de braquiária em todos os cortes. O peso médio dos perfilhos, no entanto, só foi afetado no terceiro corte, quando aumentou de forma linear de acordo com os níveis de sombreamento. A relação folha:caule da gramínea e da leguminosa não foi afetada pelo sombreamento. A área foliar específica, a área foliar por folíolo e a área foliar por perfilho aumentaram significativamente com o aumento dos níveis de sombreamento. O índice de área foliar (IAF reduziu de forma linear no segundo corte com o sombreamento do amendoim forrageiro e do capim-braquiária. O amendoim forrageiro e o capim-braquiária são forrageiras com bom potencial para avaliação e uso em sistemas silvipastoris com transmissão luminosa em torno de 50% da radiação fotossinteticamente ativa.The morphological and structural characteristics and dry matter production of signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens, cv. Basilisk and forage peanut (Arachis pintoi, cv. Amarillo were evaluated in response to different shading

  11. Struggling for Water and Pastures in Niger

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    of struggles over water and pastures in Diffa, Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde accounts for the outcome of conflict and cooperation and explains why herders, like people in other cultures, conceive of their rights in a contradictory manner: as requiring adoption to cultural specific conditions and yet applies...... the 1990s customary practices are increasingly recognised in legal frameworks. "Struggling for water and pastures in Niger" explores the philosophical assumptions behind the rules governing rights to water and pastures in the pastoral areas of the Diffa region in Niger. The book shows how these assumptions...

  12. Rooting strategies of Brachiaria genotypes in acid and low fertility soils of Colombia Estrategias de enraizamiento de genotipos Brachiaria en suelos ácidos y de baja fertilidad en Colombia

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    2007-01-01

    In a Typic Haplustox soil in the “Altillanura” of the Eastern Plains (Llanos Orientales) of Colombia Shoot biomass production was evaluated, during 41 months in 6 Brachiaria genotypes with variable resistance to high Al levels. with two nutrient levels. Moderate and highly Al-resistant Brachiaria genotypes maintained high shoot biomass production in early months of establishment, declined to medi...

  13. El tiempo de establecimiento de postura y su relación con la micorriza arbuscular en paisajes de loma y vega Time of Stablishment of Pastures and Their Relationship with Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in Hilly Terrain and Fertile Valley

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    Posada Almanza Raúl Hernando

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo fue realizado para evaluar el efecto del tiempo (0-5 años, 5-10 años y más de 10 años de establecimiento de pasturas de Brachiaria sp. sobre las poblaciones de hongos de micorriza arbuscular (HMA, su distribución de esporas, géneros, longitud de micelio extramatrical, colonización radical por HMA y otros hongos, en sistemas donde previamente existían bosques, en paisajes de loma y vega en Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia. Cualquiera que sea la edad de establecimiento de la pastura, predominan los géneros Glomus y Acaulospora; el cambio de la cobertura requiere de un periodo de más de diez años para que diferentes especies de HMA puedan recolonizar, adaptarse y diversificarse. En loma, la relación de Brachiaria sp. con los HMA disminuye con la edad, especialmente después de diez años; en vega se mantiene media y estable (21-50 %, mientras la colonización radical por hongos diferentes a los HMA se incrementa, mostrando posiblemente un mecanismo de competencia por el espacio radical, o una acción conjunta. Finalmente, el micelio extramatrical y las esporas en loma y vega siguen tendencias variables (incremento, descenso o
    estabilidad con la edad.The subject of this research was to evaluate the effect of the time of establishment (0-5 years, 5-10 years, and more than 10 years. of pastures of Brachiaria sp. over theArbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal populations (AMF: genus and spore distribution, length of extramatrical mycelia, root colonizations by AMF and septate fungi; the pastures resulting from fragmentation of the tropical rainforest with valley and hilly landscapes at Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia. Whichever the age of pasture, the genera Glomus and Acaulospora predominate; the change of coverage require more than ten years for different species of MAF to recolonize, adapt and diversify. In hilly terrain, the Brachiaria sp-MAF relationship decrease with time, specially after ten years of establishment; in

  14. EL TIEMPO DE ESTABLECIMIENTO DE PASTURAS Y SU RELACIÓN CON LA MICORRIZA ARBUSCULAR EN PAISAJES DE LOMA Y VEGA Time of Stablishment of Pastures and Their Relationship with Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in Hilly Terrain and Fertile Valley

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo fue realizado para evaluar el efecto del tiempo (05 años, 510 años y más de 10 años de establecimiento de pasturas de Brachiaria sp. sobre las poblaciones de hongos de micorriza arbuscular (HMA, su distribución de esporas, géneros, longitud de micelio extramatrical, colonización radical por HMA y otros hongos, en sistemas donde previamente existían bosques, en paisajes de loma y vega en Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia. Cualquiera que sea la edad de establecimiento de la pastura, predominan los géneros Glomus y Acaulospora; el cambio de la cobertura requiere de un periodo de más de diez años para que diferentes especies de HMA puedan recolonizar, adaptarse y diversificarse. En loma, la relación de Brachiaria sp. con los HMA disminuye con la edad, especialmente después de diez años; en vega se mantiene media y estable (2150 %, mientras la colonización radical por hongos diferentes a los HMA se incrementa, mostrando posiblemente un mecanismo de competencia por el espacio radical, o una acción conjunta. Finalmente, el micelio extramatrical y las esporas en loma y vega siguen tendencias variables (incremento, descenso o estabilidad con la edad.The subject of this research was to evaluate the effect of the time of establishment (05 years, 510 years, and more than 10 years. of pastures of Brachiaria sp. over the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal populations (AMF: genus and spore distribution, length of extramatrical mycelia, root colonizations by AMF and septate fungi; the pastures resulting from fragmentation of the tropical rainforest with valley and hilly landscapes at Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia. Whichever the age of pasture, the genera Glomus and Acaulospora predominate; the change of coverage require more than ten years for different species of MAF to recolonize, adapt and diversify. In hilly terrain, the Brachiaria spMAF relationship decrease with time, specially after ten years of establishment; in valley

  15. Photosenitization of sheep on kleingrass pasture.

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    Muchiri, D J; Bridges, C H; Ueckert, D N; Bailey, E M

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    The clinical appearance and serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) activity were studied in 5 groups of sheep (12 per group) on kleingrass (Panicum coloratum) pasture plots and in 1 group of sheep (10 animals) on native buffalograss (Buchloë dactyloides) pasture. Eleven sheep (at least 1 from each group on kleingrass pasture plots) had elevated serum GGT activity. Seven of 11 sheep with elevated serum GGT activity developed signs of photosensitization. None of the sheep on buffalograss pasture developed signs of photosensitization or elevated GGT activity. The pathologic findings were similar in the sheep that had signs of photosensitization. Grossly, there was icterus and subcutaneous edema. The livers had tapeworms (Thysanosoma actinioides) in the bile ducts, were slightly swollen, and varied in color from yellow to ochre in severe cases of biliary system derangements. Microscopically, there was cholangitis.

  16. Nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency, recovery and leaching of an alexandergrass pasture

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    Laércio Ricardo Sartor

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    Full Text Available Nitrogen usually determines the productive potential of forage crops, although it is highly unstable in the environment. Studies on recovery rates and use efficiency are important for more reliable fertilizer recommendations to reduce costs and avoid environmental pollution. The purpose of this study was to evaluate N use efficiency and recovery rate of Alexandergrass pasture (Brachiaria - Syn. Urochloa plantaginea as well as N-NO3- and N-NH4+ soil concentrations using different levels of N fertilization under two grazing intensities. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design in a factorial scheme with three replications. Treatments consisted of three N rates (0, 200 and 400 kg ha-1 N and two grazing intensities termed low mass (LM; forage mass of 2,000 kg ha-1 of DM and high mass (HM; forage mass of 3,600 kg ha-1 of DM under continuous stocking and variable stocking rates. Results of N fertilization with 200 kg ha-1 were better than with 400 kg ha-1 N. There was a significant effect of N rates on soil N-NO3-concentration with higher levels in the first layer of the soil profile in the treatment with 400 kg ha-1 N. Grazing intensity also affected soil N-NO3- concentration, by increasing the levels under the higher stocking rate (lower forage mass.

  17. Studies of pasture production in Extremadura (Spain)

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    Murillo Vilanova, M.; González López, F.; Paredes Galán, J.; Prieto Macías, P. M.; Blanco, V. Maya

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    The region of Extremadura covers more than four million hectares in the South West of Spain, with dehesas occupying almost 1.5 million hectares of its surface. This agro-silvo-pastoral land use system constitutes the most recommendable model for extensive exploitation in Mediterranean areas in which the semiarid climate and the poor, shallow soils are constraints on any other type of agricultural use. It is characterized by a grassland with a disperse cover of oak trees and shrubs, where the main production is extensive livestock combined with agriculture and forestry. The pastures are the basis for animal breeding in the dehesas being these ecosystems of great economic, social as well as environmental value in the southwestern Iberian Peninsula. These facts justify the investigation on pasture improvement and the study on spatial and temporal variations of pasture production in the whole region. Pasture production is quite variable, highly determined by soil and climate conditions. Rainfall variability produces large seasonal and annual variations, with the highest production in spring, low production in autumn and very scarce in winter. During summer, while pastures are wilting, hard seeds stay latent in the soil and gradually germinate in consecutive months. But variability of pasture production in such a heterogeneous ecosystem does not only depend on edaphic and climate conditions, but also on other factors, such as grazing management, improvement measures, fertilization, exploitation infrastructures, stocking rates, etc. The present study, carried out in the framework of the "Montado/Dehesa" INTERREG project, aimed to sample pasture production in Extremadura, in order to provide a large amount of real data for determining the influence of the different factors involved, which will constitute the basis for the developement of a production model. The latter will be integrated into a tool helping to decide on the best practice of dehesa management. Pastures were

  18. Silage quality of Brachiaria brizantha cultivars ensiled with different levels of millet meal

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    K.A.P Costa

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The silage quality of Brachiaria brizantha cultivars ensiled with different levels of millet meal was evaluated. The experimental design was a completely randomized with three replications in a factorial 3 x 4, with three cultivars of Brachiaria brizantha: marandu, xaraés, and piatã and four levels of millet meal 0, 5, 10, and 15%. The addition of millet meal improved the quality of B. brizantha silage. The inclusion of the additive at 15% provided the best nutritional values. The piatã silage had the lowest contents of neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, and lignin and the highest content of total digestible nutrients, being a better quality silage as compared to those of xaraés and marandu grasses.

  19. Características produtivas do capim-braquiária submetido a intervalos de cortes e adubação nitrogenada durante três estações - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i4.8574 Productive traits of Brachiaria grass subject to cutting intervals and nitrogen fertilization over three seasons - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i4.8574

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    Alexsandro Cotrim Pimentel Ribeiro Costa

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar a produtividade do capim-braquiária submetido a diferentes intervalos de cortes e adubação nitrogenada, nos períodos do verão, do outono e do inverno. O experimento foi instalado na Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia em área já estabelecida de Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk. Foi conduzido em esquema fatorial 5 x 2, sendo cinco intervalos de cortes (21, 28, 35, 42 e 49 dias e duas doses de nitrogênio (0 e 200 kg N ha-1. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso com quatro repetições. As variáveis analisadas foram: altura do dossel (cm, teor de matéria seca (%, produção de matéria seca total (PMS, ton ha-1 e produção diária de matéria seca (kg MS dia-1. A adubação aumentou em 40,8% a altura da planta no verão e 18,2% no outono. O teor de matéria seca aumentou nas três estações do ano, em função do aumento do intervalo de cortes. A adubação nitrogenada aumentou a PMS do capim-braquiária em 96,8% no verão e 10,3% no inverno, no outono não houve efeito (p > 0,05. O intervalo de cortes variável (39 dias no verão e 21 dias no outono e inverno mostra-se mais eficiente quanto à produção diária de forragem.The productivity of Brachiaria grass with different cutting intervals and nitrogen fertilization during summer, autumn and winter is evaluated. The experiment, undertaken in a region featuring Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk at the State University of Southwest Bahia, had a 5 x 2 factorial arrangement with five cutting intervals (21, 28, 35, 42 and 49 days and two nitrogen levels (0 and 200 kg N ha-1 in a randomized block design with four replications. The variables analyzed consisted of canopy height (cm, dry matter rate (%, dry matter production (ton ha-1 and total daily production of dry matter (kg DM day-1. Fertilization increased height of plant by 40.8 and 18.2% respectively during summer and autumn. Dry matter rate increased in the three seasons in

  20. Crecimiento del maíz y los pastos (Brachiaria sp. establecidos en monocultivo y asociados en suelos ácidos del piedemonte llanero colombiano

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    Rincón Álvaro

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    El experimento se desarrolló en el piedemonte llanero de Colombia, donde el establecimiento y recuperación de praderas con el cultivo del maíz, es una opción productiva para los sistemas ganaderos de la región. En un diseño de bloques completos al azar con cuatro replicaciones, se evaluó el establecimiento de maíz y pastos en monocultivo y asociados (Brachiaria decumbens , Brachiaria cv. Mulato y Toledo (Brachiaria brizantha, con el fin de determinar la existencia de efectos de competencia sobre los rendimientos de grano de maíz y sobre la producción de forraje de los pastos. El periodo de evaluación comprendió desde los 15 hasta los 90 días después de la siembra (dds, época en la cual el maíz ya se encontraba en proceso de secado. El crecimiento del maíz no fue afectado por la presencia de los pastos, obteniéndose el índice de área foliar de 3, a los 45 dds y la mayor producción de masa seca a los 66 dds con 29 g MS/planta. Por su parte, el crecimiento de los pastos sí fue afectado por la presencia del maíz durante todo el periodo de evaluación. El área foliar y la masa seca en los pastos asociados con maíz fue inferior en un 50% con respecto a los pastos establecidos sin maíz, de forma que a los 75 dds el índice de área foliar de los pastos asociados con maíz fue de 1,0 y en los pastos en monocultivo fue de 2,6. De igual forma, la masa seca fue de 68 g·m-2 y de 140 g·m-2 en el mismo orden. La asociación de maíz con pastos es una buena opción para el establecimiento o renovación de praderas porque los rendimientos de maíz no fueron afectados por la presencia de los pastos. Los pastos asociados con el maíz presentaron un crecimiento más lento en los primeros 75 dds, sin afectar el crecimiento del maíz, sin embargo durante los 15 días siguientes, el índice de área foliar se incrementó en 170% y la masa seca en 53%, por el secado natural de

  1. Evaluation of new hybrid brachiaria lines in Thailand. 2. Seed production

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    Michael D. Hare

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    Full Text Available Forty-three new hybrid bracharia lines bred at CIAT, Colombia, were evaluated for seed production in Northeast Thailand between 2006 and 2010 in 2 experiments at 2 sites, Ubon Ratchathani and Amnart Charoen. These lines were compared with Mulato II hybrid brachiaria. From the BR02 collection, 4 lines, BR02/1718, BR02/1752, BR02/1794 and BR02/0465, were granted Plant Variety Rights in 2011. BR02/1794 produced more seed than Mulato II on most occasions, including both harvests at Ubon Ratchathani and 2 of 3 harvests at Amnart Charoen. The next best yielding lines were BR02/1718 and BR02/0465, which produced more seed than Mulato II in 1 of 2 harvests at Ubon Ratchathani and 2 of 3 harvests at Amnart Charoen. Seed-set (percentage of cleaned seed to spikelets was generally very low in all hybrid lines (1–12%. The reasons for low seed-set in hybrid brachiaria grasses are discussed, including: being a common defect in newly formed apomictic forage hybrids; previous selection for seed yield not being rigorous enough; and insufficient selection at latitudes and sites where commercial brachiaria seed production is practiced.Keywords: Cayman, Cobra, Mulato II, seed yields, seed yield components.DOI: 10.17138/TGFT(394-103 

  2. Inhibition of Nitrification by Root Exudates and Plant Materials fromBrachiaria humidicola

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Nitrification inhibitors are synthetic or natural compounds highly specific in inhibiting ammonium oxidation to nitrate. Therefore, they are widely used in combination with ammonium fertilizers. Among plants, grasses always are interested for their role in controlling nitrification, and recently the form of nitrogen (ammonium vs. nitrate was shown to be an important factor in release of natural nitrification inhibitors (NNI from grasses. In this study production and release of natural nitrification inhibitors in Brachiaria humidicola was investigated. To study the effects of nitrogen forms on production and release of NNIs, brachiaria seedlings were grown in nutrient solution culture with either ammonium or nitrate, under controlled conditions. Root exudates were collected in two different mediums, distilled water or ammonium chloride, and with shoot and root homogenates were applied separately for their potential nitrification inhibition effect. The results, however, showed that when root exudates were collected in distilled water, there was no inhibitory effect on nitrification, but when root exudates were collected in a medium containing 1 mM NH4Cl, it showed significant nitrification inhibition in our soil nitrification test (bioassay. Leaf but not root homogenates also showed significant nitrification inhibition, independent of N form. This in turn suggests that synthesis of natural nitrification inhibitors in this grass is independent of nitrogen form. Keywords: Nitrification, Root exudates, Ammonium, Nitrate, Brachiaria humidicola, Leaf and root homogenates

  3. Meiotic behavior in apomictic Brachiaria ruziziensis × B. brizantha (Poaceae progenies

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    Veridiana Aparecida Fuzinatto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Hybrids combining desirable traits from divergent parents are the main objective of some Brachiaria (Syn. Urochloa P. Beauv. breeding programs. There is great interest in the development of apomictic hybrid cultivars that combine desirable genes such as resistance to spittlebugs, high nutritive value, and tolerance to acid soils. Microsporogenesis of six apomictic progenies resulting from a tetraploid (2n = 4x = 36 cross between B. ruziziensis × B. brizantha was evaluated under light microscopy. Genetic recombination, ensured by multivalent chromosome association and crossing-over at prophase occurred in low frequency among progenies, and in one, recombination was almost nonexistent. The percentage of meiocytes with meiotic abnormalities among progenies ranged from 16.6 % to 85.6 %. Besides an observed irregular chromosome segregation typical of polyploid hybrids in these five progenies, putative meiotic mutations characterized as desynapsis and divergent spindle organization occurred in three progenies. These anomalies caused frequent fractionation of the genome into several microspores of different sizes. In Brachiaria, new cultivars must be apomictic to fix the genotype. However, Brachiaria is a pseudogamous apomict, and viable gametes are necessary to produce viable seeds. Considering meiotic behavior, only two progenies are promising for advancement in the breeding program.

  4. Carbon budgets for an irrigated intensively grazed dairy pasture and an unirrigated winter-grazed pasture

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    Hunt, John E.; Laubach, Johannes; Barthel, Matti; Fraser, Anitra; Phillips, Rebecca L.

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    Intensification of pastoral agriculture is occurring rapidly across New Zealand, including increasing use of irrigation and fertiliser application in some regions. While this enables greater gross primary production (GPP) and livestock grazing intensity, the consequences for the net ecosystem carbon budget (NECB) of the pastures are poorly known. Here, we determined the NECB over one year for an irrigated, fertilised and rotationally grazed dairy pasture and a neighbouring unirrigated, unfertilised, winter-grazed pasture. Primary terms in the NECB calculation were: net ecosystem production (NEP), biomass carbon removed by grazing cows and carbon (C) input from their excreta. Annual NEP was measured using the eddy-covariance method. Carbon removal was estimated with plate-meter measurements calibrated against biomass collections, pre- and post-grazing. Excreta deposition was calculated from animal feed intake. The intensively managed pasture gained C (NECB = 103 ± 42 g C m-2 yr-1) but would have been subject to a non-significant C loss if cattle excreta had not been returned to the pasture. The unirrigated pasture was C-neutral (NECB = -13 ± 23 g C m-2 yr-1). While annual GPP of the former was almost twice that of the latter (2679 vs. 1372 g C m-2 yr-1), ecosystem respiration differed by only 68 % between the two pastures (2271 vs. 1352 g C m-2 yr-1). The ratio of GPP to the total annual water input of the irrigated pasture was 37 % greater than that of the unirrigated pasture, i.e. the former used the water input more efficiently than the latter to produce biomass. The NECB results agree qualitatively with those from many other eddy-covariance studies of grazed grasslands, but they seem to be at odds with long-term carbon-stock studies of other New Zealand pastures.

  5. A FACTORIAL DESIGN APPLIED TO THE STUDY OF CHROMIUM TOXICITY ON THE GLUTATHIONE LEVELS OF Brachiaria brizantha AND Brachiaria ruziziensis SEEDLINGS

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    Rafael Marques

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    Full Text Available Chromium toxicity affects redox reactions within plant cells, generating detrimental reactive oxygen species. Glutathione is an antioxidant peptide and also a substrate for the production of phytochelatins, which are chelating peptides reported to mitigate Cr3+ toxicity in plants. In this study, Brachiaria brizantha (B. brizantha and Brachiaria ruziziensis (B. ruziziensis seedlings were evaluated for physiological responses and glutathione production following the addition of zero or 5 mg L-1 Cr3+ to the nutrient solution. Glutathione levels were determined by colorimetric analysis at 412 nm using 5,5'-dithio-bis(2-nitrobenzoic acid as a chromophore reagent and recovery with glutathione reductase (with evaluations at days 10 and 20 of continuous growth. The assessments were carried out in a completely randomized design with 2 authentic replications, and arranged in a 23 factorial. Cr3+ caused an average increase of 0.76 mg g-1 in the initial glutathione content. However, by day 20 there was an average reduction of 3.63 mg g-1. Chromium-affected physiological detrimental responses, albeit detected in both species, were less-pronounced in B. ruziziensis, along with a much higher level of glutathione. This study indicates that B. ruziziensis has a greater tolerance for chromium toxicity than B. brizantha, and that glutathione is likely to be involved in the mitigation of chromium stress in B. ruziziensis.

  6. Avaliação da Brachiaria brizantha cv. marandu em sistemas silvipastoris Evaluation of Brachiaria brizantha cv. marandu in silvopastoral systems

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    G.R. Moreira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a degradabilidade in situ da matéria seca (MS da Brachiaria brizantha cv. marandu colhida em dois sistemas silvipastoris compostos pelas arbóreas, ipê felpudo (Zeyheria tuberculosa e aroeira (Myracrodruon urundeuva, localizados no bioma Cerrado, município de Lagoa Santa, MG. O período de coleta da forragem foi de dezembro de 2004 a abril de 2005. O delineamento utilizado foi em blocos ao acaso, segundo esquema de parcelas subdivididas, sendo as parcelas os tratamentos e as sub-parcelas os tempos de degradação. O sombreamento com as arbóreas não influenciou a degradabilidade in situ da matéria seca da forrageira.In situ degradability of dry matter of Brachiaria brizantha cv. marandu harvested in two silvopastoral systems was evaluated. One system was composed by Zeyheria tuberculosa tree and the other by Myracrodruon urundeuva, both located at Brazilian Savannah, Lagoa Santa, MG. A completely ramdomized block experimental design in a splitplot arrangement was used. The treatments were allocated in the plots and the times in the splitplot. No effect of shade was observed for in situ dry matter degradability.

  7. [Simultaneous determination of four alkaloids in Corydalis decumbens (Thunb.) Pers. by high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry].

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    Shen, Yan; Han, Chao; Liu, Cuiping; Zhou, Yongfang; Xia, Biqi; Zhu, Zhenou; Liu, Aili

    2011-02-01

    A method for the analysis of 4 alkaloids in Corydalis decumbens (Thunb.) Pers. was developed by high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). The sample was extracted in methanol by ultrasonic, filtered and diluted with methanol for further analysis. The analysis was performed on a C18 column (150 mm x 2.1 mm, 3.5 microm) using a gradient elution program with the mobile phase of 0.2% acetic acid solution and acetonitrile. The analyte was determined by an electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry in multiple reactions monitoring (MRM) mode. The qualitative and quantitative analyses were based on the retention times and characteristic ion pairs consisting of one parent ion and two fragment ions of the analyte. The limits of detection (LODs) for 4 alkaloids were in the range of 0.02 - 0.2 microg/L, and the limits of quantification (LOQs) were in the range of 0.07 - 0.66 microg/L. The average recoveries were in the range of 93.6% - 103.5% for 4 alkaloids with the relative standard deviations below 3.8%. This method is reliable, sensitive and reproducible, and it can be used for the quality control of Corydalis decumbens (Thunb.) Pers. sample.

  8. QUALIDADE FISIOLÓGICA DE SEMENTES DE Brachiaria E AVALIAÇÃO DA PRODUTIVIDADE DE MASSA SECA, EM DIFERENTES SISTEMAS DE INTEGRAÇÃO LAVOURA-PECUÁRIA SOB IRRIGAÇÃO PHYSIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF Brachiaria SEEDS AND DRY MASS YIELD ESTIMATE UNDER DIFFERENT IRRIGATED CROP-LIVESTOCK INTEGRATION SYSTEMS

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    Carlos Alessandro Chioderoli

    2010-08-01

    -style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 120%; text-decoration: none;" lang="pt-BR" align="JUSTIFY">PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Deterioração controlada; envelhecimento acelerado; germinação; tetrazólio; vigor.

    The speed and magnitude of tropical pastures expansion in Brazil are related to the availability of quality seeds. This research aimed to evaluate the physiological quality of seeds of two Brachiaria species submitted to germination and viability tests and also estimate, for both species, the fresh and dry mass yield, under different irrigated crop-livestock integration systems. For field analysis, the experimental design was a randomized complete block, in subplots, with four intercrops in the plot (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and Brachiaria ruziziensis simultaneously established with corn and nitrogen fertilization coverage, and four forage cutting times, in the winter/spring season, in subplots, with four replications. In the laboratory, the experimental design was completely randomized, with four replications per treatment/test. The germination and viability tests indicated that B. brizantha seeds showed higher physiological quality, when compared with B. ruziziensis, while the tetrazolium test and germinated seedlings characteristics were similar. The B. ruziziensis, simultaneously intercropped with corn, was the less viable intercrop, due to the lower fresh and dry mass yield and litter deposition on the soil surface. In general, the pasture formation for the second season cultivation, intercropped with corn, was an excellent alternative for crop-livestock integration under a no-tillage system.

    Supplementation of female calves in creep feeding system and productive and nutritional parameters of beef cows on tropical pasture

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    Lívia Vieira de Barros

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The performance of female calves in creep-feeding system receiving only mineral mixture or multiple supplements; and milk production and pasture intake and digestibility of beef cows on Urochloa decumbens pastures, were assessed. Forty-eight suckling female calves aged 5 months on average, with an initial weight of 125.4 ± 1.34 kg, and their respective mothers initially weighing 435.2 ± 10.3 kg, were used. The experimental design was completely randomized. Supplements contained approximately 25% crude protein (CP and a progressive substitution of soybean meal (SM by cottonseed meal 38% protein (CM at the levels of 0, 33, 67 and 100% for treatments CM0, CM33, CM67 and CM100, respectively. Urea was added to supplements in order to adjust the protein content of the supplements .In the control-group (MM animals were fed only mineral mixture, ad libitum. The average daily gain (in g was 687.8, 733.2, 820.0, 760.6 and 764.5, respectively, for treatments MM, CM0, CM33, CM67 and CM100. Female calves supplemented with multiple supplements showed highest weight gain. No effect of CM levels in the multiple supplement were verified (P>0.10 on average daily gain. The intakes in kg/day of dry matter (DM, organic matter (OM, crude protein (CP, non-fibrous carbohydrates (NFC, digested DM and total digestible nutrients were superior (P0.10. As a conclusion, utilizing multiple supplements in the pre-weaning period provides highest weight gain to female calves.

  9. density and soil fertility in grazed pasture

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    I. D. Wickham

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    Full Text Available To examine the long-term effects of fertiliser application on pasture growth under grazing, a mathematical representation of the pasture ecosystem is created and analysed mathematically. From this the nutrient application level needed to maintain a given stocking rate can be determined, along with its profitability. Feasible stocking levels and fertiliser application rates are investigated and the optimal combination found, along with the sensitivity of this combination. It is shown that profitability is relatively insensitive to fertiliser level compared with stocking rate.

  10. Recria de bovinos nelore em pastos de Brachiaria brizantha com suplementação protéica ou com acesso a banco de proteína de Leucaena lecocephala: desempenho animal Post-weaning nelore cattle grazing Brachiaria brizantha with protein supplement or free access to a protein bank of Leucaena leucocephala: animal performance

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    Marcelo Queiroz Manella

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliado o desempenho de 192 bovinos Nelore recém desmamados em pastos de brachiaria exclusiva (Teste ou suplementados durante a estação seca (Seca, o ano todo (Ano ou com acesso a banco de leucaena (Banco, em delineamento de blocos casualisados com quatro repetições. O suplemento fornecido na seca continha 46,9 % de PB, 70 % degradável no rúmen e o das águas 43,9% PB, 60 % degradável. No período das secas, os animais dos tratamentos Ano e Seca tiveram ganhos maiores que os dos tratamentos Banco e Teste (0,534 e 0,486 vs 0,277 e 0,201 kg/d, respectivamente. Nas águas os animais dos tratamentos Ano e Banco ganharam mais peso que os de Seca e Teste (0,782 e 0,741 vs 0,584 e 0,645 kg/d. O ganho de peso vivo por unidade de área apresentou as mesmas tendências que os ganhos médios diários. A suplementação com fontes protéicas pouco degradáveis nas águas e o banco mostraram-se alternativas eficientes a serem exploradas.The performance of 192 weaned Nelore steers grazing on Brachiaria brizantha pastures(Teste, or supplemented during the dry season (Seca, all year around (Ano or with free access to a leucaena bank (Banco, was evaluated in a random block design with four replications. The dry season supplement had 46.9% CP, 70% rumen degradable, and the wet season supplement, 43.9% CP, 60% degradable. During the dry season, the animals of Ano and Seca showed higher gains than Banco and Teste (.534 and .486 vs .277 and .201 kg/day, respectively. In the wet season animals on Ano and Bank had higher gains than Seca and Teste (.782 and .741 vs .584 and .645 kg/day. The live weight gain per unit of area showed the same behavior of daily gain. Supplements with escape protein or access to a leucaena bank during the wet season showed an efficient alternative.

  11. Suplementação de bovinos mantidos em pasto diferido de Brachiaria brizantha (cv. Marandu: parâmetros ruminais e degradabilidade = Supplementation of cattle kept in Brachiaria brizantha (cv. Marandu pasture: ruminal parameters and degradability

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    João Ricardo Alves Pereira

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve o objetivo de determinar o efeito de suplementos concentrados energético (milho e proteico (glutenose e farelo de soja com diferentes degradabilidades da proteína, fornecidos em dois níveis (0,5 e 1,5 kg animal-1 dia-1, sobre os parâmetrosruminais e degradabilidade dos nutrientes. Empregou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, com três repetições. A suplementação não afetou a degradabilidade potencial e efetiva, taxa de degradação da MS e FDN da forragem. Em relação à MS, o farelo de soja apresentou maior degradabilidade potencial queo milho e glutenose, e maior taxa de degradação que a glutenose. Na fração PB, menores degradabilidade potencial e efetiva foram verificadas na glutenose, e o farelo de soja apresentou maior taxa de degradação que os demais. Os animais que receberam os diferentes suplementos não diferiram da testemunha na concentração de N-NH3 norúmen. No entanto, aqueles suplementados com farelo de soja apresentaram valores superiores, apresentando picos às 8 e 20h. Conclui-se que a suplementação, nos níveis usados, não proporcionou alterações na degradabilidade das frações da forragem e, por outrolado, as fontes de proteína utilizadas distinguiram entre si na degradabilidade potencial e efetiva da MS e da PB dos suplementos.The trial was conduced with the objective of determining the effect of energy (corn and protein (glutenose and soybean meal supplements, with different protein degradability levels, supplied in two levels (0.5 and 1.5 kg animal-1 day-1, on ruminal parameters and nutrient degradability. A randomized blocks design in split-plot scheme was used, with three replications. Supplementation didnot affect potential and effective degradability and degradation rate of forage DM and NDF. Regarding DM, soybean meal presented higher potential degradability than corn and glutenose. Soybean meal supplementation produced a higher degradation rate compared tothe glutenose. However, on the CP fraction, the lowest potential and effective degradability were observed when the steers received glutenose. Soybean meal utilization resulted in highest protein degradation rate compared to the others. The steers controls and thosereceiving different supplementation showed similar ruminal N-NH3 values. However, the animals that received soybean meal showed higher N-NH3 values compared to the others, especially at 8am and 8pm. It is concluded that the supplementation, in the levels used, didnot affect forage fractions, and the protein source used was different on potential and effective degradability of DM and CP.

  12. New pasture plants intensify invasive species risk.

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    Driscoll, Don A; Catford, Jane A; Barney, Jacob N; Hulme, Philip E; Inderjit; Martin, Tara G; Pauchard, Aníbal; Pyšek, Petr; Richardson, David M; Riley, Sophie; Visser, Vernon

    2014-11-18

    Agricultural intensification is critical to meet global food demand, but intensification threatens native species and degrades ecosystems. Sustainable intensification (SI) is heralded as a new approach for enabling growth in agriculture while minimizing environmental impacts. However, the SI literature has overlooked a major environmental risk. Using data from eight countries on six continents, we show that few governments regulate conventionally bred pasture taxa to limit threats to natural areas, even though most agribusinesses promote taxa with substantial weed risk. New pasture taxa (including species, subspecies, varieties, cultivars, and plant-endophyte combinations) are bred with characteristics typical of invasive species and environmental weeds. By introducing novel genetic and endophyte variation, pasture taxa are imbued with additional capacity for invasion and environmental impact. New strategies to prevent future problems are urgently needed. We highlight opportunities for researchers, agribusiness, and consumers to reduce environmental risks associated with new pasture taxa. We also emphasize four main approaches that governments could consider as they build new policies to limit weed risks, including (i) national lists of taxa that are prohibited based on environmental risk; (ii) a weed risk assessment for all new taxa; (iii) a program to rapidly detect and control new taxa that invade natural areas; and (iv) the polluter-pays principle, so that if a taxon becomes an environmental weed, industry pays for its management. There is mounting pressure to increase livestock production. With foresight and planning, growth in agriculture can be achieved sustainably provided that the scope of SI expands to encompass environmental weed risks.

  13. Produção de matéria seca, valor nutritivo e a maturidade de Digitaria decumbens Stent. cv. transvala Dry matter production, nutritive value and the maturity of Digitaria decumbens Stent. cv. transvala

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    Cláudio Maluf Haddad

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento teve como objetivo avaliar a produção de matéria seca, a digestibilidade in vitro e a variação na composição químico-bromatológica e mineral do capim-Transvala (Digitaria decumbens Stent. cv. Transvala em função da idade de corte. O delineamento estatístico adotado foi inteiramente casualizado, com seis tratamentos e cinco repetições. Os tratamentos constaram de seis idades de corte, com intervalo de 10 dias entre cada corte, sendo que o primeiro corte foi realizado 20 dias após o corte de uniformização. A produção de matéria seca aumentou de forma linear (P The objective of this experiment was to evaluate dry matter production, in vitro dry matter digestibility, variability in chemical composition and in macro and micro mineral contents for Transvala digitgrass (Digitaria decumbens Stent., as related to the age at cutting. The experimental design was completely randomized, with six treatments, replicated five times. Treatments consisted of six cutting ages spaced 10 days apart, with the first cut made 20 days after staging. Dry matter production increased linearly (P < 0.05 with the age of the plant and in vitro dry matter digestibility and crude protein concentration decreased quadratically (P < 0.05. Conversely, neutral detergent fiber and acid detergent fiber concentrations increased quadratically (P < 0.05 with the age of the plant and the concentrations of the phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur decreased quadratically (P < 0.05. Concentrations of copper and zinc decreased quadratically (P < 0.05, whereas that of manganese increased quadratically (P < 0.05. Results showed that the cutting age to be recommend should be between days 30 to 40, if a well balanced feeding material of high quality that would satisfy animal nutritional requeriments, is desired.

  14. Feeding value of pastures for ruminants.

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    Waghorn, G C; Clark, D A

    2004-12-01

    Perennial ryegrass is the primary forage component of ruminant diets in New Zealand. It is persistent and palatable, and immature ryegrass has a high nutritive value (NV). However, seedhead development substantially lowers its feeding value (FV) as fibre concentration increases, the rate and extent of digestibility decreases, and voluntary intake declines. Ryegrass pastures are susceptible to accumulation of endophytic and saprophytic fungi in dead material at the base of the sward, especially when mature and laxly grazed. Feeding forage legumes to ruminants grazing grass-dominant pastures will improve animal performance and lessen the reliance on a single species to meet all nutritional requirements. The FV of forage is a function of intake and NV, measured by chemical analyses and animal feeding trials. Performance of individual animals grazing forages is usually limited by energy intake because structural fibre can slow digestion and clearance from the rumen and because of competition between individuals for available feed. The use of metabolisable energy (ME) content of forage to signify FV can give a reasonable indication of animal performance, but it should be used in conjunction with chemical analyses to improve the accuracy of predictions. The relationship between FV, pasture production, animal performance and profitability is complex. The importance of skilled management to maintain pasture quality and optimise animal performance under inconsistent climatic conditions should not be underestimated. Acceptable animal performance with minimal veterinary intervention requires good nutrition, but the genetic potential of livestock in New Zealand cannot be met solely by grazing pasture, especially when a high utilisation of pasture is required to maintain quality and profitability. Producers are responding to industry demands to reduce the seasonality in supply of milk and meat by changing lambing and calving dates, and extending lactation length in dairy cows

  15. Valor nutricional de híbridos de sorgo com capim-sudão em comparação ao de outros volumosos utilizados no período de baixa disponibilidade das pastagens Nutritional value of sorghum-sudangrass hybrids compared to other roughage sources used in the period of low availability of pastures

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    T.R. Tomich

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to compare the nutritional value of sorghum-sudangrass hybrids to roughages collected in differed pastures, reserves of forage for using in cutting regime and conserved forage as hays or silages. The sorghum-sudangrass hybrids AG2501C and BRS800 showed similar bromatological composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD. Compared to other roughages, theses hybrids presented a higher protein level and intermediary values of cell wall contents. The coefficients of IVDMD observed for sorghum-sudangrass hybrids were not statistically different to the results of corn silage, elephantgrass and sugarcane managed in cutting regime. However, IVDMD of those hybrids was significantly higher than of coast-cross and tifton 85 hays, sorghum silage and differed pastures of Brachiaria brizantha and signal grass. The results indicated that sorghum-sudangrass hybrids may be used as roughage of high nutritional value during the drought.

  16. Viabilidade de sementes de papuã (Brachiaria plantaginea e a cobertura do solo com palha Alexandergrass (Brachiaria plantaginea seed viability and soil cover with straw

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    Giovani Theisen

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o efeito de palha de aveia preta (Avena strigosa sobre o solo, na dormência e quiescência de sementes de papuã (Brachiaria plantaginea. Os tratamentos testados foram cobertura do solo (0; 2,6; 5,2; 7,8 e 10,5t/ha, o tempo de permanência das sementes submetidas à ação da cobertura do solo (40, 70, 100, 200 e 300 dias e o posicionamento das sementes (2 e 10cm. Elevados níveis de cobertura sobre o solo aumentaram o percentual de sementes de papuã viáveis. Sementes próximas da superfície do solo apresentaram menor dormência e quiescência do que aquelas posicionadas a 10cm de profundidade. A dormência e a quiescência das sementes de papuã se reduziram com o decorrer do tempo.The objective of this work was to determine the effect of black oat (Avena strigosa residues on the viability of alexandergrass (Brachiaria plantaginea seeds. The factors studied were the level of residues on the soil (0, 2.6, 5.2, 7.8 and 10.5t/ha, the time of permanence of seeds in soil submitted to action of residues (40, 70, 100, 200 and 300 days and the seed placement (2 and 10cm. High levels of crop residues on the soil surface increased the seed viability. Seeds placed at 2.0cm presented smaller dormancy and quiescence than those at 10cm depth. Seed dormancy and quiescence were reduced with time.

  17. Estrategias de enraizamiento de genotipos Brachiaria en suelos ácidos y de baja fertilidad en Colombia

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    Jaumer Ricaurte; Rao, Idupulapati M.; Juan Carlos Menjivar F.

    2007-01-01

    En un Haplustox de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia se evaluaron durante 41 meses 6 genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia variable a niveles altos de Al+3 en dos niveles de nutrientes. Los genotipos con resistencia media y alta mantuvieron altas producciones de biomasa aérea en los primeros meses, decrecieron a valores medios y estables hacia los 21 meses. La producción de biomasa y longitud de raíces en los genotipos de Brachiaria y especies de sabana nativa fue mayor en época lluviosa, c...

  18. The Effects of Wheat Bran Composition on the Production of Biomass-Hydrolyzing Enzymes by Penicillium decumbens

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    Sun, Xianyun; Liu, Ziyong; Qu, Yinbo; Li, Xuezhi

    The effects of the starch, protein, and soluble oligosaccharides contents in wheat bran on the extracellular biomass-hydrolyzing enzymes activities released by Penicillium decumbens mycelia grown in batch fermentations have been examined. The results showed increased starch content correlated directly with an increase in released amylase activity but inversely with the levels of secreted cellulase and xylanase. High amounts of protein in wheat bran also reduced the activities of cellulase, xylanase and protease in the culture medium. The effects of the soluble and insoluble components of wheat bran and cello-oligosaccharides supplements on production of extracellular cellulase and xylanase were compared. The soluble cello-oligosaccharides compositions in wheat bran were proved to be one of the most significant factors for cellulase production. According to the results of this research, determining and regulating the composition of wheat bran used as a fermentation supplement may allow for improved induction of cellulase and xylanase production.

  19. Aspects of a two-pasture — herbivore model

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    Jan Åge Riseth; Bernt Johansen; Arild Vatn

    2004-01-01

    Pastures for reindeer can be divided into green pastures (mainly herbs and grasses) of summer time and more or less snow-covered lichen pastures of winter. Fall and spring pastures have a composition in-between these extremes, but for model purposes bisection is sufficient. For the animals the green-pasture season is an anabolic phase with a physiological building-up of protein reserves, while winter is a catabolic phase where food-intake is reduced and the animals to a considerable extent su...

  1. Quality evaluation of signal grass (Brachiaria brizantha) ensiled with forage as tannin source

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    B. Santoso; B. Tj. Hariadi

    2008-01-01

    This research focused on examining the possibility of using three kinds of plant leaves i.e. Acacia mangium Willd, Persea americana Mill and Psidium guajava as tannin source to signal grass (Brachiaria brizantha) silage. The silages were made from the first cut of signal grass harvested at 50 days. Four treatment silages were TA: grass ensiled without tannin as control, AM: grass ensiled with A. mangium (6 g tannin /kg fresh weight), PA: grass ensiled with P. americana (6 g tannin /kg fresh w...

  2. Efeito de pontas de pulverização na deposição e na dessecação em plantas de Brachiaria brizantha Nozzle effect on deposition and desiccation on Brachiaria brizantha plants

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    N.V. Costa

    2008-01-01

    desiccation of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu plants. A complete randomized block design was used with four replications. Each experimental unit consisted of three 1 m spaced, 5 m long lines. The treatments were applied 16 months after seeding, and 40 days before application B. brizantha was cut to render the area uniform. The following types of nozzles were evaluated:fat flan nozzle XR 11001 VS (100 L ha-1 and XR 11002 VS (200 L ha-1, cone nozzle TX-4 VS (100 L ha-1 and TX-8 VK (200 L ha-1, air induction nozzle AI 11002 VS (200 L ha-1 and double flat fan nozzle TJ 60 11002 VS (200 L ha-1. The solution was sprayed with the glyphosate at 1,800 g ha-1, plus a tracer solution. After application, 25 plants per replication were collected immediately after spraying and the leaves and stem were washed separately in 150 ml of distilled water for posterior tracer quantification in a spectrophotometer. The data obtained were adjusted to a regression curve by the Gompertz model. All the spray nozzles used were efficient in controlling B. brizantha plants, regardless of the application volume applied, showing that it is possible to reduce the application volume and herbicide dosage in pasture desiccation, considering the use of systemic herbicides. It must be highlighted that there was a difference in the amount and distribution uniformity of the solution sprayed on the targets evaluated, according to the type of spray nozzles tested , and consequently, volume used.

  3. Characterization of resistance to adult spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) in Brachiaria spp.

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    Aguirre, Lina M; Cardona, César; Miles, John W; Sotelo, Guillermo

    2013-08-01

    Nymphs and adults of several spittlebug (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) species are key pests of forage brachiariagrasses (Brachiaria spp.) in tropical America. To support current breeding programs, a series of experiments aimed at characterizing the mechanisms of resistance to adult feeding damage were carried out. Five genotypes were used: two susceptible checks (CIAT 0606 and CIAT 0654) and three nymph-resistant genotypes (CIAT 36087, CIAT 6294, and SX01NO/0102). Test insects were Aeneolamia varia (F.), A. reducta (Lallemand), and Zulia carbonaria (Lallemand). The nymph-resistant genotypes showed tolerance to all spittlebug species tested. Tolerance in these genotypes can be classified as only moderate given the extent of losses (60-80%) caused by both female and male adults. None of the nymph-resistant genotypes had antibiotic effects on adults feeding on foliage. The results also indicated that antixenosis for feeding is not a plausible explanation for lower damage scores and less biomass losses in resistant genotypes. The fact that adult longevity (usually 8 d) was not affected when the adults were forced to feed on roots of a genotype with strong antibiotic resistance to nymphs is regarded as additional evidence that resistances to nymphs and to adults in Brachiaria are largely independent.

  4. On-irrigator pasture soil moisture sensor

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    Eng-Choon Tan, Adrian; Richards, Sean; Platt, Ian; Woodhead, Ian

    2017-02-01

    In this paper, we presented the development of a proximal soil moisture sensor that measured the soil moisture content of dairy pasture directly from the boom of an irrigator. The proposed sensor was capable of soil moisture measurements at an accuracy of  ±5% volumetric moisture content, and at meter scale ground area resolutions. The sensor adopted techniques from the ultra-wideband radar to enable measurements of ground reflection at resolutions that are smaller than the antenna beamwidth of the sensor. An experimental prototype was developed for field measurements. Extensive field measurements using the developed prototype were conducted on grass pasture at different ground conditions to validate the accuracy of the sensor in performing soil moisture measurements.

  5. Struggling for Water and Pastures in Niger

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    Cold-Ravnkilde, Signe Marie

    inform natural resource struggles on the ground and reveals that points of contest between universalism and cultural relativism in regard to property, public authority and justice are reflected in both national legislation and in international development practices. On the basis of a sensitive study......In Niger the question of rights to pastoral resources illustrates how ideologies in Western mindset have been transported to the African continent. On the on hand there has been an attempt to standardise legal frameworks and land tenure practices with uniform rules. On the other hand, since...... the 1990s customary practices are increasingly recognised in legal frameworks. "Struggling for water and pastures in Niger" explores the philosophical assumptions behind the rules governing rights to water and pastures in the pastoral areas of the Diffa region in Niger. The book shows how these assumptions...

  6. MULTIFUNCTIONAL UTILIZATION OF PASTURES IN ROMANIA

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    N. DRAGOMIR

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    Full Text Available Romanian pastures are characterized by a multitude of functions that may be used for human benefit: food and habitat for animals, development of some connected activities (collection and processing of apicultural products, medicinal plants, etc., natural reservoir providing biodiversity for more than 70% of the plant species (the preservation of this may assure an important germplasm fund for the next cultivars, the most efficient method of soil protection against erosion, provider of unconventional energy, accomplishment of efficient biological cycles of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and carbon dioxide (CO2, development of landscape tourism due to the plant and animal diversity that ennoble and beautify the environment. If only 60% of the permanent pasture area was used, with the application of minimal technological measures, it would provide the necessary food for at least 1.6 million cattle (57% of the current livestock and 12 million sheep and goats.

  7. New pasture plants intensify invasive species risk

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    Driscoll, Don A.; Catford, Jane A.; Barney, Jacob N.; Hulme, Philip E.; Inderjit; Martin, Tara G.; Pauchard, Aníbal; Pyšek, Petr; Richardson, David M.; Riley, Sophie; Visser, Vernon

    2014-01-01

    Agricultural intensification is critical to meet global food demand, but intensification threatens native species and degrades ecosystems. Sustainable intensification (SI) is heralded as a new approach for enabling growth in agriculture while minimizing environmental impacts. However, the SI literature has overlooked a major environmental risk. Using data from eight countries on six continents, we show that few governments regulate conventionally bred pasture taxa to limit threats to natural areas, even though most agribusinesses promote taxa with substantial weed risk. New pasture taxa (including species, subspecies, varieties, cultivars, and plant-endophyte combinations) are bred with characteristics typical of invasive species and environmental weeds. By introducing novel genetic and endophyte variation, pasture taxa are imbued with additional capacity for invasion and environmental impact. New strategies to prevent future problems are urgently needed. We highlight opportunities for researchers, agribusiness, and consumers to reduce environmental risks associated with new pasture taxa. We also emphasize four main approaches that governments could consider as they build new policies to limit weed risks, including (i) national lists of taxa that are prohibited based on environmental risk; (ii) a weed risk assessment for all new taxa; (iii) a program to rapidly detect and control new taxa that invade natural areas; and (iv) the polluter-pays principle, so that if a taxon becomes an environmental weed, industry pays for its management. There is mounting pressure to increase livestock production. With foresight and planning, growth in agriculture can be achieved sustainably provided that the scope of SI expands to encompass environmental weed risks. PMID:25368175

  8. DESEMPEÑO AGRONÓMICO DE GENOTIPOS DE Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle) Schweickt EN EL TRÓPICO HÚMEDO DE MÉXICO

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    Pedro I. Cruz López; Alfonso Hernández Garay; Javier F. Enríquez Quiroz; Sergio I. Mendoza Pedroza; Adrián R. Quero Carrillo; Bertín M. Joaquín Torres

    2011-01-01

    En la región tropical de México, donde la producción bovina se basa en sistemas de pastoreo extensivos, los pastos del género Brachiaria son de importancia debido a su alto rango de adaptación, buen rendimiento y calidad nutricional. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el rendimiento total anual, composición morfológica y tasa de crecimiento de 23 genotipos de Brachiaria humidicola, más un híbrido de Brachiaria. El estudio se efectuó de junio 2006 a mayo de 2007 en Isla, Veracruz, Mé...

  9. Structural characteristics signal-grass under continuois stoking and nitrogen fertilization

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    Rodrigo Vieira de Morais

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available From February to November 2003, the mass and morphological composition of forage from Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pastures under four different doses of nitrogen (75, 150, 225 and 300 kg/ha/year were evaluated. The pastures were managed under continuous stocking with growing cattle. The data were grouped within three periods: February to April, May to August and September to November. Randomized block design with subdivided plots and two repetitions was used. The plots correspond to the nitrogen (N doses, while the subplots to the time of the evaluation. In the period from May to August, the forage mass in the B. decumbens pasture increased linearly related to the N dose. The percentage of green leaf blade (GLB was lower in the May/August period if compared to the other periods. The highest percentage values for green stem (GS ocorred February/April. The relation between LFV masses and CV were influenced by the period of evaluation, reaching higher values in September/November. When 75 kg ha-1 of N was applied, the senescent tissue (ST participation in the pasture did not vary throughout the months of the year. However, when whith doses of 150 kg ha-1 of N were applied, the percentage of ST was lower for February/April in comparison to the other periods. The percentages of GFB and GS increased linearly and positively as the N doses increased in the February/April. The structure of the B. decumbens pasture under continuous stocking is influenced interactively by the nitrogen doses and time of the year. Nitrogen fertilization improves the structure of the B. decumbens pasture under continuous stocking managed with the same mean height.

  10. Produtividade e valor nutritivo da Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu em um sistema silvipastoril Productivity and nutritional value of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu in a silvopastoral system

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    L.F. Sousa

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em sistema silvipastoril (Ssp localizado no bioma de Cerrado, no município de Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, no ano agrícola de 2004-2005. Avaliou-se a influência do Ssp composto pela arbórea bolsa-de-pastor (Zeyheria tuberculosa sobre os parâmetros produção, atributos morfogênicos, composição bromatológica e valor nutritivo da gramínea Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, e os efeitos sobre as condições microclimáticas. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, com cinco blocos (épocas de corte, dois tratamentos (T1 - B. brizantha cv. Marandu sombreada com a Z. tuberculosa e T2 - B. brizantha cv. Marandu, a pleno sol e três repetições (parcelas. O sombreamento proporcionado pela Z. tuberculosa, apesar de reduzir a produção de matéria seca (MS da gramínea, favoreceu o aumento do teor de proteina bruta (PB e não alterou a produção de PB/ha e nem afetou a concentração de FDN. Os teores de FDA foram mais altos que os encontrados a pleno sol, o que provavelmente resultou em menor degradabilidade in vitro da MS e da matéria orgânica, não alterando a degradabilidade efetiva.The experiment was carried out in a Silvopastoral system (Sps located in Brazilian Savannah, Lagoa Santa county, Minas Gerais State, during the agricultural year of 2004-2005. It was studied the influence of Sps formed by "Bolsa de Pastor" (Zeyheria tuberculosa on the production, morphogenic attributes, bromatological composition and nutritional value of the graminaceous Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu as well as on the microclimatic aspects. The Sps was established in 1982, in a red-yellow latossol by the natural regeneration process. The experiment was based on a randomized block design, with 5 blocks (cutting times, 2 treatments (T1 - B. brizantha cv. Marandu shaded by Z. tuberculosa and T2 - B. brizantha cv. Marandu at open sky and three repetitions (plots. Although the DM production of the graminaceous in the Sps

  11. Aplicação de formononetina na colonização e esporulação de fungos micorrízicos em braquiária Formononetin application on colonization and sporulation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Brachiaria

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    Cândido Barreto de Novais

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de aplicações de Mycoform na colonização micorrízica e esporulação de 13 isolados de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares em Brachiaria decumbens. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, em solo esterilizado, com delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, em arranjo fatorial 3x13, com cinco repetições. O produto foi aplicado no plantio e foi ou não aplicado uma segunda vez 60 dias depois, na quantidade de 2 mg kg-1 de solo. Aos 150 dias de crescimento das plantas, foram coletadas amostras de raízes e de solo rizosférico, para a avaliação de colonização radicular e densidade de esporos. Houve estímulo do Mycoform nos parâmetros avaliados, efeito que variou com os isolados estudados. Foi observado efeito significativo da aplicação do Mycoform na colonização das raízes pelos isolados Glomus clarum DCS 09 e DCS 10, Paraglomus occultum DCS 06 e Acaulospora delicata DCS 02 e na esporulação dos isolados G. clarum DCS 09 e DCS 10, P. occultum DCS 06 e DCS 31, Glomus etunicatum DCS 12, A. delicata DCS 30 e Kuklospora colombiana DCS 03. O incremento na esporulação atingiu 89% e, na colonização, 60%, o que confirma os benefícios da formononetina na colonização e na esporulação dos fungos micorrízicos arbusculares.The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of Mycoform on both sporulation and colonization of 13 arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF isolates in Brachiaria decumbens. The experiment was carried out in greenhouse conditions with sterile soil, in a completely randomized design with 3x13 factorial treatments and five repetitions. The product was applied once at planting and was or was not applied a second time 60 days afterwards, at an amount of 2 mg kg-1 of soil. Plants were allowed to grow for 150 days, when root and rhizospheric soil samples were collected to evaluate the percentage of colonized root segments and the spore density. Mycoform

  12. Penggunaan Pupuk Kandang pada Padang Rumput di Lahan Kering Sulawesi Tenggara

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    Harapin Hafid H

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Generally, the permanent pasture of dry farming in South East Sulawesi is dominated by the perennial grass and coppi plant, which have very low palatability and benefit for livestock. The aim of the research was to increase the productivity of pasture in South East Sulawesi by introducing perennial grasses and manure application. The experiment was conducted in UPTD and analytical laboratory of FMIPA from April to September 2006 using three types of perennial grasses i.e. Brachiaria decumbens, Paspalum dilatatum and Cynodon plectostachyrus. Perception conducted to calculate the botanical composition and soil properties before and after the treatment. The field experiment was carried out as two factorial experiment arranged in Randomized Block Design. The first factor was the species of perennial grass and the second factor was different level of manure fertilizer. The result of the experiment showed that the crude fibre content of B. decumbens was lower than those of P. dilatatum and C. plectostachyrus. The crude fibre content increased with the increasing manure application. But the protein content of B. decumbens was higher than those of P. dilatatum and C. plectostachyrus. It is suggested to plant B. decumbens to get higher quality forage for livestock in South East Sulawesi.

  13. Evidence of programmed cell death during microsporogenesis in an interspecific Brachiaria (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae) hybrid.

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    Fuzinatto, V A; Pagliarini, M S; Valle, C B

    2007-05-11

    Morphological changes have been investigated during plant programmed cell death (PCD) in the last few years due to the new interest in a possible apoptotic-like phenomenon existing in plants. Although PCD has been reported in several tissues and specialized cells in plants, there have been few reports of its occurrence during microsporogenesis. The present study reports a typical process of PCD during meiosis in an interspecific Brachiaria hybrid leading to male sterility. In this hybrid, some inflorescences initiated meiosis but it was arrested in zygotene/pachytene. From this stage, meiocytes underwent a severe alteration in shape showing substantial membrane blebbing; the cytoplasm became denser at the periphery; the cell nucleus entered a progressive stage of chromatin disintegration, and then the nucleolus disintegrated, and the cytoplasm condensed and shrunk. The oldest flowers of the raceme showed only the callose wall in the anthers showing obvious signs of complete sterility.

  14. Manejo do pastejo de cultivares de Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst Stapf e de Panicum maximum Jacq

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    Valéria Pacheco Batista Euclides

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A definição dos princípios adequados de manejo do pastejo capazes de possibilitar que as pastagens mantenham-se produtivas e persistentes tem sido uma preocupação constante dos pesquisadores brasileiros. No entanto, foi durante as duas últimas décadas que ocorreram grandes mudanças e um avanço significativo na compreensão dos processos determinantes da correta utilização das plantas forrageiras tropicais em pastagens. Este texto tem por objetivo apresentar e discutir os principais resultados obtidos sobre o manejo do pastejo de alguns cultivares de Panicum maximum e de Brachiaria brizantha, bem como a importância da utilização de metas de pasto como guia de campo para o monitoramento e controle do processo de pastejo para planejar e recomendar práticas de manejo eficientes.

  15. In vitro degradation and gas production of brachiaria grass with levels of biodiesel byproducts

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    Juliana Marques Freire

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro degradability and gas production in diets containing byproducts from the national biodiesel industry (castor bean, canola, forage radish and black sunflower replacing Brachiaria grass in four levels (0, 30, 50 and 70%. The inoculum for in vitro incubation was obtained from three fistulated Holstein cows. The experimental design was 4 x 4 factorial completely randomized experimental design consisting of four byproducts and four levels. All byproducts studied had a significant effect (p < 0.05 on in vitro digestibility. The castor bean byproducts promoted the lowest cumulative gas production at the end of 48 hours incubation. Regarding digestibility, the byproducts of canola and radish at 70% level did not affect the degradability of dry matter.

  16. Aspects of a two-pasture — herbivore model

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    Jan Åge Riseth

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    Full Text Available Pastures for reindeer can be divided into green pastures (mainly herbs and grasses of summer time and more or less snow-covered lichen pastures of winter. Fall and spring pastures have a composition in-between these extremes, but for model purposes bisection is sufficient. For the animals the green-pasture season is an anabolic phase with a physiological building-up of protein reserves, while winter is a catabolic phase where food-intake is reduced and the animals to a considerable extent survive on the accumulated reserves from summer. While protein reserves are stored from summer to winter, lichen pastures are stored from year to year. Grasses and herbs not being grazed are wilting by the end of the growing season, while lichens not grazed can live for many years. This corresponds with fundamental differences in both growth pattern and resilience. The implications of the different features, and their interconnections, are not easy to survey without formal modeling. The point of departure is a simple pasture-herbivore model, well known from the literature building on a set of differential equations. A new two-pasture-herbivore model is developed. The model includes as basic elements the Klein (1968 hypothesis and that a residual lichen biomass is kept ungrazed due to snow-cover protection. Further the annual cycle is divided into four stylized seasons with herd rates of winter survival, spring calving, summer physiological growth and fall slaughtering. Isoclines are derived for summer pasture, winter pasture and herbivores. Stability properties are discussed in relation to various situations of seasonal pasture balance. Empirical examples, particularly that of changes in pasture balance and vegetation cover in Western Finnmark, Norway, are discussed. The article finds that the two-pasture model provides important features of reality, such as the stability aspects of pasture balance, which cannot be displayed by a one-pasture model. It is

  17. Inhibition of Corydalis decumbens Alkaloids on Hydrogen Peroxideinduced Apoptosis of PC12 Cells through Down-regulating Caspase-3 Expression

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    YAN Ren-jie; YANG Yi-fang; LUO Yong-ming; WU Chun-zhen

    2011-01-01

    Objective To extract alkaloids from Corydalis decumbens (AsCD) by supercritical CO2 fluid extraction (SFE) and to evaluate protective effects of AsCD against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced apoptosis in rat PC12 cells.Methods AsCD were extracted by SFE and oxidative damage PC12 cells model was induced by H2O2.The survival rate of the cells was determined by MTT assay; Lactate dehydrogenase release was determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometry; Flow cytometry was used to detect apoptosis; Caspase-3 mRNA and protein were determined by real-time PCR and Western blotting assay,respectively.Results AsCD remarkably reduced the cytotoxicity,prevented membrane damage,and inhibited cell apoptosis.AsCD inhibited Caspase-3 mRNA and protein expression induced by H2O2 in PC12 cells.Conclusion AsCD possess protective effects against H2O2-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells,and the mechanism of AsCD responsible to the inhibition of apoptosis is possibly attributed to thedown-regulating Caspase-3 expression.AsCD might be useful in the treatment of oxidative stress-related neurodegenerative diseases.

  18. Levels of ground corn supplied to beef heifers at pasture during the rainy season: productive performance, intake, digestibility and microbial efficiency

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    Darcilene Maria de Figueiredo

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective was to evaluate the effect of four levels of ground corn supply on nutritional parameters, microbial synthesis efficiency and growing performance of beef heifers, at the rainy season. For such, 28 crossbred yearling heifers, with initial age of 16-17 months and initial weight of 255 ± 31.0 kg were distributed into five paddoks of B. decumbens, of 2.0 ha each, with average potentially digestible DM availability of 2,377.0 kg/ha. For each one of the lots, one of the following supplements was daily supplied: mineral mix exclusively or with ground corn at levels 0.25, 0.50, 0.75 or 1.00 kg/day. The experiment was arranged in completely randomized design with five treatments (supplements, five repetitions for the groups receiving exclusive mineral mix or mineral mix plus corn on the level of 0.50 kg/day and six repetitions for those receiving the other supplements. There was a response of 0.092 kg of weight gain for every 1 kg of ground corn supplied to the animals, and no substitution effect was verified on the dry matter intake of pasture. The increase in ground corn levels increased metabolizable energy intake, which is explained by the crescent linear effect on digestible dry matter intake, on apparent digestibility of dry matter and organic matter as well as on the levels of total digestible nutrients of the diet consistent with the increase in intake of the most digestible ingredient, ground corn. In the same way, there was a positive linear effect for apparent digestibility of neutral detergent fiber. The supplementation provided linear positive effect on the flow of microbial nitrogen compounds (MICN for the small intestine, and did not affect the microbial synthesis efficiency. The supply of energetic supplement for beef heifers, at pasture, during the rainy season increases the use of the forage and consequently, weight gain.

  19. Effluent polishing via pasture irrigation in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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    Nhapi, I; Mawere, M; Veenstra, S; Gijzen, H J

    2002-01-01

    Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, is experiencing eutrophication-related problems in its downstream potable water supply source of Lake Chivero. This is due mainly to poorly treated sewage effluent encroachment into upstream rivers, especially Marimba River. Crowborough Pasture Irrigation farm is in the Marimba sub-catchment area and has 305 hectares of irrigated pastures. Studies started from July 2000 to August 2001 focusing on the pasture's management of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and their impact on Marimba River. Water and nutrient balances were developed. Reduction efficiencies for this pasture were found to be 84% for TN and 54% for TP. Both the Crowborough sewage treatment works and the pastures are overloaded. It was therefore concluded that the current system is no longer sustainable economically and environmentally. From the results of our study we recommend that additional treatment units be constructed at Crowborough sewage treatment works to meet current flows. Moreover, pasture management needs substantial improvement. Nutrient recovery should be enhanced by regular harvesting of pasture grass and converting cow dung into an economic commodity as manure for neighbouring residents. Maize cultivation is also recommended to replace pasture grass as it is a local staple crop and has high nutrient uptake rates.

  20. Ammonia emissions from cattle urine and dung excreted on pasture

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    Laubach, J; Taghizadeh-Toosi, Arezoo; Gibbs, S J;

    2013-01-01

    Twelve cattle were kept for three days in a circular area of 16 m radius on short pasture and fed with freshly-cut pasture. Ammonia (NH3) emissions from the urine and dung excreted by the cattle were measured with a micrometeorological mass-balance method, during the cattle presence and for 10 su...

  1. 75 FR 7153 - National Organic Program; Access to Pasture (Livestock)

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    ... Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 205 National Organic Program; Access to Pasture... Regulations#0;#0; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 205 RIN 0581-AC57 National Organic Program; Access to Pasture (Livestock) AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service,...

  2. Influence of transient flooding on methane fluxes from subtropical pastures

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    Seasonally flooded subtropical pastures are major methane (CH4) sources, where transient flooding drives episodic and high-magnitude emissions from the underlying landscape. Understanding the mechanisms that drive these patterns is needed to better understand pasture CH4 emissions and their response...

  3. Biometrical applications in tropical pasture and agro-pastoral research

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    Amézquita, M.C.

    2001-01-01

    "Biometrical Applications in Tropical Pasture and Agro-pastoral Research" illustrates, through selected Case Studies, the contribution of Biometry to pasture and agro-pastoral research in Tropical Latin America ( TLA ) in the last two decades. Its contribution is re

  4. Consórcio entre feijão e Brachiaria brizantha sob doses reduzidas de graminicida Bean intercropped with Brachiaria brizantha under reduced graminicide doses

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    A.C. Silva

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste trabalho avaliar a viabilidade do consórcio entre os cultivares de feijão BRS Valente e Diamante Negro com Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG5, submetidos a doses reduzidas de fluazifop-p-butil. Utilizou-se um esquema de parcelas subdivididas, tendo na parcela principal dois cultivares de feijão (Diamante Negro e BRS Valente consorciados com B. brizantha e na subparcela as doses de fluazifop-p-butil (0, 15, 30, 45, 60 e 75 g ha-1, no delineamento em blocos casualizados com quatro repetições. B. brizantha e os cultivares de feijão foram avaliados também em monocultivo, utilizando capina manual. Foram determinados o estande final, a produtividade de grãos, o peso de 100 sementes, o número de vagens por planta e de sementes por vagem dos cultivares de feijão. B. brizantha foi coletada aos 25 dias após a colheita do cultivar BRS Valente, avaliando-se a biomassa seca da parte aérea e a altura do dossel. Os cultivares de feijão BRS Valente e Diamante Negro semeados na safra das águas não foram afetados pelo consórcio com B. brizantha; o cultivar BRS Valente (1,80 t ha-1 mostrou-se mais adequado a essa época de plantio em relação ao Diamante Negro (1,31 t ha-1. O feijoeiro foi altamente competitivo com B. brizantha, ocasionando redução no acúmulo de biomassa seca da forrageira de 50% em relação a B. brizantha em monocultivo. Comparada ao consórcio sem aplicação de herbicida, a dose de 15 g ha-1 do fluazifop-p-butil reduziu em 12 e 13% a biomassa seca e a altura do dossel da forrageira, respectivamente. A partir de 21 g ha-1 de fluazifop-p-butil a forrageira mostrou-se altamente sensível ao herbicida, apresentando acúmulo de biomassa extremamente reduzido.The objective of this work was to evaluate Brachiaria brizantha intercropped with BRS Valente and Diamante Negro bean cultivars under reduced rates of fluazifop-p-butyl. The experiment was conducted in a randomized complete block arrangement, with four

  5. Brachiaria ruziziensis and herbicide on the yield of upland rice Brachiaria ruziziensis e herbicida na produtividade do arroz de terras altas

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    A.S. Nascente

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The correct management of cover crops in no-tillage aims to obtain greater benefits with its introduction in agricultural systems. The use of forage species such as Brachiaria, due to the large amount of biomass and for persisting longer on the ground, has become a good option. In this sense, an important point is the time interval between the cover desiccation with glyphosate and planting of rice in order to obtain higher operating income in the sowing, greater availability of nutrients, greater presence of straw on the soil surface, and lower release of possible allelopathic substances. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of the management of B. ruziziensis, with or without herbicide, preceding the crop planting, in the yield components and yield of rice. The trial was conducted in greenhouse conditions and consisted of three types of management of B. ruziziensis before sowing rice. B. ruziziensis showed linear growth and the presence of large amounts of its dry matter biomass on the soil surface was detrimental to rice yield; B. ruziziensis management close to planting caused a significant reduction in rice yield; the management of B. ruziziensis with herbicides should be conducted with more than 20 days before planting rice; the management of B. ruziziensis for the removal of its leaves with or without herbicide should be carried out with 10 or more days before planting rice, and the correct management of B. ruziziensis at the right time allowed for significant increases in the rice yield.O manejo das plantas de cobertura visa obter maiores benefícios com a sua introdução nos sistemas agrícolas. O uso de espécies forrageiras como as do gênero Brachiaria, devido à grande quantidade de biomassa e ao fato de persistirem por mais tempo sobre o solo, vem se tornando uma boa opção. Quando se almeja maior rendimento operacional no plantio, maior disponibilidade de nutrientes, maior presença de palha na superfície do solo

  6. Manejo da Planta Daninha Brachiaria plantaginea Resistente aos herbicidas Inibidores da ACCase Management of the Weed Brachiaria plantaginea Resistant to ACCase Inhibitor Herbicides

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    P.J. Christoffoleti

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar o manejo de uma população da planta daninha capim-marmelada (Brachiaria plantaginea resistente aos herbicidas inibidores da ACCase (ariloxifenoxipropionatos e ciclohexanodionas, utilizados na cultura da soja no sistema de plantio direto. Para isso, foram realizados dois experimentos: um utilizando herbicidas de manejo, com mecanismos de ação alternativos, comparando a eficácia destes com os inibidores da ACCase; e outro apenas com herbicidas inibidores da ACCase e aditivos misturados à calda. As sementes resistentes foram produzidas a partir de plantas comprovadamente resistentes; para comparação de resultados, foi utilizada uma população de capim-marmelada que nunca tinha sido pulverizada com inibidores da ACCase, portanto uma população suscetível. O experimento com os herbicidas de manejo foi realizado em condições de campo, porém as plantas ficaram em caixas com capacidade de 50 L, evitando-se a disseminação destas para áreas adjacentes. Concluiu-se que as plantas resistentes não apresentam resistência múltipla com herbicidas de manejo com mecanismos de ação alternativos, podendo os herbicidas glyphosate, paraquat, sulfosate, paraquat + diuron, MSMA e glufosinate ser utilizados no período entressafra das áreas com sistema de plantio direto, para manejo de populações resistentes de capim-marmelada aos herbicidas inibidores da ACCase. O experimento com aditivos foi realizado em casa de vegetação, com plantas em vasos individuais, utilizando sementes das populações suscetíveis e resistentes. Os herbicidas utilizados foram inibidores da ACCase, em cuja calda foram adicionados aditivos nitrogenados, do tipo uréia e sulfato de amônio, além de um tratamento sem aditivos. Concluiu-se que os aditivos não alteraram a eficácia dos herbicidas inibidores da ACCase nas plantas provenientes tanto da população suscetível quanto da resistente.The objective of this research was to

  7. Pigs and Pollards: Medieval Insights for UK Wood Pasture Restoration

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    Dolly Jørgensen

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    Full Text Available English wood pastures have become a target for ecological restoration, including the restoration of pollarded trees and grazing animals, although pigs have not been frequently incorporated into wood pasture restoration schemes. Because wood pastures are cultural landscapes, created through the interaction of natural processes and human practices, a historical perspective on wood pasture management practices has the potential to provide insights for modern restoration projects. Using a wide range of both written and artistic sources form the Middle Ages, this article argues that pigs were fed in wood pastures both during the mast season when acorns were available and at other times as grazing fields. Pollarded pedunculate oak (Quercus robur likely dominated these sustainable cultural landscapes during the medieval period.

  8. Distribution pattern of histone H3 phosphorylation at serine 10 during mitosis and meiosis in Brachiaria species

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    C. M. P. Paula; V. H. Techio; F. Souza Sobrinho; A. S. Freitas

    2013-08-01

    Histones are the major eukaryotic DNA-binding proteins. Posttranslational modifications on N-terminal tails of histones that form nucleosomes are often associated with distinct biological functions. Some theories suggest that one of these modifications, the phosphorylation of histone H3 at serine 10 (H3S10ph) plays a role in both chromosome condensation and sister chromatid cohesion. Although histones and some of their modifications are highly conserved, studies have shown that role and distribution of H3S10ph may differ between species. We evaluated the pattern of H3 phosphorylation using immunodetection during mitosis and meiosis in both diploid and tetraploid genotypes of Brachiaria species. Results revealed differences in chromosome distribution of H3S10ph when mitosis and meiosis were compared. Whole chromosomes were phosphorylated during meiosis I, whereas phosphorylation was restricted to the pericentromeric region in both meiosis II and mitosis. There was no variation in phosphorylation patterns between Brachiaria species and diploid and tetraploid genotypes. Regarding spatiotemporal coordination in the Brachiaria species evaluated, H3S10ph is related to maintenance of sister chromatid cohesion during cell divisions.

  9. Crop and pasture response to climate change.

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    Tubiello, Francesco N; Soussana, Jean-François; Howden, S Mark

    2007-12-11

    We review recent research of importance to understanding crop and pasture plant species response to climate change. Topics include plant response to elevated CO(2) concentration, interactions with climate change variables and air pollutants, impacts of increased climate variability and frequency of extreme events, the role of weeds and pests, disease and animal health, issues in biodiversity, and vulnerability of soil carbon pools. We critically analyze the links between fundamental knowledge at the plant and plot level and the additional socio-economic variables that determine actual production and trade of food at regional to global scales. We conclude by making recommendations for current and future research needs, with a focus on continued and improved integration of experimental and modeling efforts.

  10. Shrub encroachment in pastures in the Alps

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    Olivier Camacho

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Landscape closing due to the decline in agricultural activity is considered to be a major problem in the Alps. Abondance Valley provides a good example of this phenomenon and is also representative of a paradox commonly found in the Northern French Alps: the mountainsides and alpine pastures are still used, whereas they are becoming increasingly afforested. Environmental conditions play a major role in the localisation of agricultural land uses, but they are not sufficient to explain why pastures still in use are being invaded by shrub. Even if cutting makes it possible to effectively control the encroachment by woody species, this is not true for uncut pastures where grazing is not able to keep up with grass production. This situation is repeated every year and is the likely cause of the colonisation by woody species. To ensure their forage system and to simplify their work, farmers tend to establish grazing units that are oversized in relation to the needs of their animals. They implement compensatory practices that consist of mechanical maintenance as a complement to grazing to limit the dynamics of woody species. These labour-intensive practices are not used on all of the pastures. The analysis of farmers’ practices by agronomists is therefore a useful complement to studies of physical and socio-economic environments, at the level of the grazed field as well as at that of the valley as a whole.La dégradation des paysages par suite du recul de l’activité agricole est considérée comme un enjeu majeur dans les Alpes. La vallée d’Abondance illustre bien ce phénomène de fermeture de l’espace mais elle est en outre représentative d’un paradoxe assez répandu dans les Alpes du nord françaises : les versants et les alpages sont encore exploités et pourtant ils se boisent progressivement. Les conditions de milieux jouent un rôle majeur sur la localisation des usages agricoles de l'espace, mais elles ne peuvent pas suffire pour

  11. Eliminative behaviour of dairy cows at pasture

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    Whistance, Lindsay Kay; Sinclair, Liam A.; Arney, David Richard

    2011-01-01

    within 30 s of an eliminative event. Intentional, incidental or no avoidance of faeces was also recorded for each event. Activity, characterised as static (lying, grazing or loafing), or active (moving to a different area of field, going to drink and catching up with herd) was also recorded. Of the 437...... going to drink or catching up with the herd. Overall, standing to defaecate and moving forward......Despite a strong avoidance of grazing near dung patches, cattle have traditionally been considered not to avoid bodily contact with faeces, regardless of any risk of disease. Little is understood of the behaviour of pasture-kept dairy cows at the time of defaecation and therefore, the eliminative...

  12. Improvement of Selenium Status of Pasture Crops

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    Nielsen, Gunnar Gissel

    1984-01-01

    Selenium was applied to pasture crops in a field experiment (1) by foliar application of 10 g Se/ha as selenite in the spring, (2) or by 5 g Se/ha in the spring plus 5 g in early August, (3) as selenite-enriched calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) at 4 g Se/ha after each cut, and (4) as 4 g Se after...... every second cut. The experiment covered 2 yr. The results showed that applying 4 g Se in CAN/ha five times and spraying with 10 g Se/ha were efficient and safe measures to raise the average Se concentrations from about 0.04 ppm to 0.06-0.1 ppm. The yield of dry matter was lower in 1981 than in 1980...

  13. in Pasture and Organic Farm Soils

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    S. L. Edenborn

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Soil bacteria exhibit short-term variations in community structure, providing an indication of anthropogenic disturbances. In this study, microbial biomass carbon (MBC, potentially mineralizable nitrogen (PMN, community level physiological profiling (CLPP, and culture-dependent DGGE (CD DGGE fingerprinting of the 16S rRNA gene were used to compare microbial communities in organic farm and pasture soils subjected to differing agronomic treatments. Correlation analyses revealed significant relationships between MBC, PMN, and data derived from microbial community analyses. All measures separated soil types but varied in their ability to distinguish among treatments within a soil type. Overall, MBC, PMN, and CLPP were most responsive to compost and manure amendments, while CD DGGE resolved differences in legume cropping and inorganic fertilization. The results support the hypothesis that culturable soil bacteria are a responsive fraction of the total microbial community, sensitive to agronomic perturbations and amenable to further studies aimed at linking community structure with soil functions.

  14. Replacement of soybean meal by soybean in multiple supplements for beef heifers grazing Urochloa decumbens during the dry season

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    Daniel Mageste de Almeida

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the effect of replacing soybean meal with soybean in multiple supplements on nutritional parameters, microbial efficiency and productive and reproductive performance of heifers grazing in Urochloa decumbens during the drought period. Were used 39 crossbred heifers of initial age and initial weight of 21 months and 309.5±7 kg, respectively. The experimental design was completely randomized with four treatments with eight replicates, and a control treatment with seven replications. Two treatments had soybean meal as the protein source and two treatments had soybean as the protein source, containing 25% and 40% crude protein. The amount of supplement offered was 1.0 kg/animal/day. The animals of the control group received only mineral salt ad libitum. The supplemented animals had higher average daily gain (ADG than control animals (P<0.10, and there was no difference in ADG among the supplements (P>0.10. There was an effect of supplementation (P <0.10 on intake of dry matter (DM, organic matter (OM, crude protein (CP, ether extract (EE, non-fiber carbohydrates (NFC, total digestible nutrients (TDN and neutral detergent fiber corrected for ash and protein (NDF. There were no differences (P>0.10 on intake of OM and DM grazing between the supplemented and non-supplemented. Supplementation improved DM digestibility and all constituents of the diet (P<0.10. It was found that the provision of multiple supplements optimizes the performance of heifers grazing during the dry season, and that the substitution of soybean meal by soybean did not improve productive performance of animals.

  15. PRODUÇÃO DE MILHO (Zea mays L. EM CONSÓRCIOS COM GRAMÍNEAS FORRAGEIRAS

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    Edson Tenório da Silva

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present experiment was evaluate the effect inter cropping systems with the culture of the maize on the production components, aiming at to maximize the grain production and to increase availability of pastures for animal feeding. The treatments had consisted of the culture of DKB-950 maize (Hybrid Simple Modified, on three grassy species of (Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria brizantha and Panicum maximum cv. Tanzania inter cropping systems and conventional tillege of soil. In foundation one applied 0, 35, 50 and 4 kg ha-1 of N, P, K and Zn respectively in the sulphate form of ammonium, simple superphosphate, potassium sulphate and zinc Sulphate. In covering it applied if 120 kg ha-1 of N. the used espaçamento was of 0,80 x 0,20 m, The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design, with four repetitions. The components of the production of the maize had not been affected by the studied systems of inter cropping, except for the number of spikes and production of grains, where the maize cultivated inter cropping systems with Brachiaria decumbens (4.787 kg ha-1 was better that the Tanzania (3.683 kg ha-1. The accumulation of dry mater presented significant difference between the treatments, in the which Tanzânia presented greater accumulates of dry mater.

  16. Desempenho de novilhos suplementados e terminados em pasto, na seca, e avaliação do pasto Performance of steers supplemented and finished on pasture in the dry season and pasture evaluation

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    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o ganho de peso e as características de carcaça de novilhos Nelore suplementados com elevado teor de proteína na terminação em pasto, durante a seca, e estimou-se a disponibilidade dos componentes da pastagem. O experimento foi implantado em pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha, cv. Marandu, em seis piquetes de nove hectares. Foram utilizados 48 novilhos Nelore com 30 meses de idade e 415±16 kg. Cada lote, alojado em um piquete, foi pesado no início e a cada 21 dias, durante 84 dias. A suplementação constou de: 0 (grupo-controle; 0,25; 0,5; 1,0; 2,0; ou 4,0 kg/animal/dia. Os suplementos, à exceção do controle, apresentaram porcentagens decrescentes de proteína bruta (111 a 32% da matéria seca e proporções de mistura mineral:ureia:farelos de 25:25:50; 15:15:70; 10:10:80; 5:5:90 e 2,5:2,5:95, para os respectivos tratamentos. O delineamento foi o inteiramente ao acaso e os tratamentos foram avaliados pela análise de regressão. A proporção de colmo e folha seca aumentou no decorrer dos períodos experimentais, caracterizando o déficit hídrico da estação seca. Houve efeito linear crescente sobre o peso vivo final, ganho médio diário, peso de carcaça, espessura de gordura subcutânea e rendimento de carcaça em função do consumo de suplemento. A conversão do suplemento em kg/kg de ganho de peso, de 10:1, é típica de suplementação energética, mostrando que os animais não responderam satisfatoriamente à suplementação proteica.Daily gain and carcass traits of Nellore steers fed different levels of supplementation with high content of protein at finishing during the dry season and the availability of the components of the pasture were evaluated. The experiment was carried out on pasture of Brachiaria brizantha, cv. Marandu, in six paddocks of nine hectares. Forty-eight Nellore steers averaging 30-month old and 415+16kg were used. Each group was allocated in a paddock, being weighted in the beginning and

  17. Controle de larvas de Boophilus microplus por Metarhizium anisopliae em pastagens infestadas artificialmente Control of Boophilus microplus larvae by Metarhizium anisopliae in artificially infested pastures

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    Lúcia Mara de Souza Basso

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência do controle exercido por Metarhizium anisopliae na população de Boophilus microplus, em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha, e do híbrido Tifton 85 (Cynodon spp., artificialmente infestadas com fêmeas ingurgitadas do carrapato. Trinta canteiros com 1 m² de área cada foram distribuídos aleatoriamente. Quinze foram pulverizados com esporos do fungo e quinze controles em cada forrageira, constituindo cinco repetições de cada tratamento, foram infestados com número e peso padronizados de fêmeas ingurgitadas do ácaro. Aplicou-se o fungo, na concentração de 1,8x10(8 conídios mL-1, em três situações: pulverização antes da infestação com o carrapato, após a infestação e posterioriormente à emergência das primeiras larvas nos capins. A ação do fungo foi avaliada no 35º, 38º, 41º, 48º, 55º e 61º dia pós-infestação, por meio da contagem de larvas recuperadas. Obteve-se controle de larvas do ácaro, que, nas avaliações realizadas entre o 35º e o 48º dia pós-infestação, variou entre 87% e 94%. As médias das contagens de estágios larvares do carrapato foram menores em todas as amostragens realizadas no capim-Tifton 85, indicando que houve efeito da pastagem na ação do fungo. A situação de aplicação influencia a atividade do fungo, com melhor resultado nas coletas realizadas entre o 41º e 55º dia após infestação em B. brizantha, e aplicação dos conídios logo após a emergência das primeiras larvas.The objective of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of Metarhizium anisopliae fungus against Boophilus microplus population in Brachiaria brizantha and Tifton 85 (Cynodon pastures, artificially infested with tick engorged females. Thirty plots of 1 m² each were randomly distributed in fifteen treated and fifteen control groups per type of grass, establishing five repetitions for each treatment. Pastures were infested with engorged tick females

  18. ACUMULAÇÃO DE NUTRIENTES EM FOLHAS DE MILHETO E DOS CAPINS BRAQUIÁRIA E MOMBAÇA NUTRIENT ACCUMULATION IN LEAVES OF MILLET, BRACHIARIA AND GUINEAGRASS

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    >Pennisetum glaucum, brachiaria (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, and guineagrass (Panicum maximum cv. Mombaça are important grasses cultivated on cerrado soil of the Center-Western region of Brazil, and are used mainly for pasture, cover crops, silage, dry hay and seed production. The objective of this study was to evaluate the accumulation over time of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Zn, Cu, Mn and Fe in the leaves of these grasses after emergence. The grasses were grown on a dystrophic dark-red latosolo (Oxysol/Hapludox at Embrapa Arroz e Feijão, Santo Antonio de Goiás, GO. The treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block design with four replications, on plots 6.0 m wide by 20 m long. At planting, 400 kg/ha of 5-30-15 commercial-formula fertilizer was used. Sowing occurred in December, 2001 and during crop development nine leave samples were taken on different days after sowing for chemical analysis. Nutrient accumulation (Y was determined and data were adjusted as a function of days after emergence (X by a quadratic exponential regression model: Y= a exp(bx + cx2. Of the three grass species, millet accumulated the largest amounts of nutrients in leaves in the least time, followed by Panicum. Among macronutrients, higher accumulation occurred for N and K and lower for P. Among micronutrients, Fe accumulated the largest amounts.

    KEY-WORDS: Gramineae; mineral nutrition; Brachiaria brizantha; Pennisetum glaucum; Panicum maximum.

  19. Greenhouse gas emission from cattle urine deposition in pasture under tropical conditions.

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    Mancebo Mazzetto, Andre; Simões Barneze, Arlete; Josefine Feigl, Brigitte; Clemente Cerri, Carlos; Willem van Groenigen, Jan

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    Animal production systems are important sources of greenhouse gases (GHG), especially methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). Brazilian beef production is almost exclusively (more than 90%) pasture-based, and most GHG emissions from this system originate from urine patches. GHG emissions from urine patches have been extensively studied in temperate climates, but not for tropical conditions. Here we examined the driving factors of N2O emission from urine patches (U treatment) in the tropics, as well as the role of the nitrification inhibitor DCD (dicyandiamide - U+DCD treatment) in mitigating emissions. We measured the emission of CH4 and N2O from beef cattle urine (360 kg N ha-1) in Rondônia state (Brazil, tropical climate), during two different seasons (winter and summer), with and without the application of DCD (10 kg ha-1). We hypothesized that the high temperature and periodical rainfall can decrease GHG emissions from urine patches through accelerating mineralization of urine-N. The cumulative emissions during winter were 10.8 and 39.2 mg N-N2O m-2 (U and U+DCD treatment, respectively), and 126.2 and 129.5 mg N-N2O m-2 during summer (U and U+DCD treatment, respectively). No effects of DCD were detected in summer, but DCD retarded the main peak of N2O emission. Otherwise, during winter U+DCD treatment had the higher cumulative N2O emission (p≤0.05). The emission factors determined were 0.08 and 0.13% (winter U and U+DCD, respectively) and 0.38 and 0.37% (summer U and U+DCD, respectively), significantly lower than the IPCC default value of 1%. We hypothesize that biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) is the main reason for such low emission factors, since Brachiaria grasses naturally inhibits the nitrification process. In this situation the use of DCD is not recommended. The fast decomposition of DCD in warmer climates leads to a short-term effect in nitrification inhibition. The excess of N due to DCD decomposition can trigger a priming-effect, increasing

  20. Desempenho de Espécies Florestais e Pastagens em Sistemas Silvipastoris no Estado do Pará Performance of Tree Species and Pastures in Silvopastoral Systems in the State of Pará, Brazil

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    Célia Maria Braga Calandrini de Azevedo

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    Propor modelos alternativos de uso-da-terra que sejam econômicos e ecologicamente sustentáveis tem sido um grande desafio da pesquisa agrícola na Amazônia. Os sistemas silvipastoris (SSPs têm sido considerados promissores para integrar o cultivo arbóreo nos sistemas pecuários e recuperar pastagens degradadas da Amazônia. Em Paragominas, Estado do Pará, foram estudados nove sistemas silvipastoris constituídos da combinação binária das espécies florestais paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum, tatajuba (Bagassa guianensis e eucalipto (Eucalyptus tereticornis, plantadas em faixas de 6 m de largura, afastadas de 12 m, com as pastagens capim braquiarão (Brachiaria brizantha, capim quicuio da amazônia (B. humidicola, e capim colonião (Panicum maximum e em capim dictioneura (B. dictyoneura, plantadas nas entre-faixas. O sistema de manejo se caracterizava por ser rotacionado com 14 dias de permanência e 42 dias de descanso, e foi avaliado no período de agosto de 1990 a novembro de 1991. As melhores interações foram paricá e capim braquiarão e eucalipto e capim braquiarão.

     

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    Proposing economic and ecological land-use alternatives has been a great challenge for agricultural research in the Brazilian Amazon. The silvopastoral systems (SPS are promising to integrate trees in the livestock production system and reclaim degraded pastures in the Amazon region. In Municipality of Paragominas, State of Pará, nine SPS composed by combination of three tree species (Schizolobium amazonicum, Bagassa guianensis and Eucalyptus tereticornis, planted in 6 m-lane, spaced by 12 m – and three pastures (Brachiaria brizantha, B. humidicola and Panicum maximum / dictioneura B. dictyoneura, planted in the inter-lane space. Steers grazed the one-hectare experimental parcels simulating a rotational grazing system with 14 days - grazing period and 42 days – rest period, and was evaluated during August 1990 to

  1. Nível de dano econômico de Brachiaria plantaginea na cultura de milho irrigado Economic weed threshold (EWT of Brachiaria plantaginea in irrigated corn crop

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    R.A. Vidal

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    Full Text Available O nível de dano econômico (NDE consiste na quantidade de plantas daninhas que causa impacto no rendimento de grãos da cultura que justifique o custo de seu controle. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar a possibilidade de utilizar experimentos de eficácia de herbicidas residuais para determinar o NDE, a partir do rendimento de grãos em relação à densidade de plantas de Brachiaria plantaginea (BRAPL que emergem após o tratamento, e avaliar o impacto do preço da cultura e do custo do controle no NDE. A densidade de BRAPL foi determinada em um experimento no qual se realizaram tratamentos químicos que possibilitaram a emergência de diferentes quantidades de plantas e, em conseqüência, vários níveis de interferência sobre a cultura do milho. A avaliação da densidade foi feita aos 10, 20, 30, 40 e 50 dias após a emergência (DAE, de forma a abranger o período crítico de prevenção da interferência. Ao final do experimento foi avaliado o rendimento de grãos da cultura do milho. A resposta da regressão entre densidade de BRAPL e rendimento de grãos de milho ajustou curvas do tipo exponencial decrescente nas avaliações realizadas aos 10 e 20 DAE e curvas do tipo logístico (sigmoidal aos 30, 40 e 50 DAE. O NDE de BRAPL em milho, com base na densidade determinada no início do período crítico de prevenção da interferência (20 DAE, considerando nível de produtividade de 10 t ha-1, variou entre 0,2 e 2,0 plantas m-2, dependendo do preço do milho e do custo do controle. O NDE determinado ao término do período crítico de interferência (50 DAE correspondeu às densidades de BRAPL de 1,5 a 13 plantas m-2. Conclui-se que o NDE de BRAPL na cultura de milho pode ser estabelecido com dados de densidade desta espécie, determinados em experimentos para testes de herbicidas residuais. Assim, o NDE previsto será adequado para situações em que se deseja decidir por aplicações de herbicidas em pós-emergência em

  2. Evaluation of new hybrid brachiaria lines in Thailand. 1. Forage production and quality

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    Michael D. Hare

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    Full Text Available Forty-three new hybrid bracharia lines were evaluated for forage accumulation and nutritive value in Northeast Thailand from 2006 to 2011 in experiments at 2 sites, using Mulato II hybrid brachiaria as a standard for comparison. The parameters evaluated were wet and dry season dry matter (DM accumulation, leaf:stem ratio, crude protein (CP concentration and fiber level [acid detergent fiber (ADF and neutral detergent fiber (NDF]. No lines consistently displayed superior dry season forage accumulation and leaf:stem ratio over Mulato II. In the wet seasons, 14 lines produced more DM than Mulato II but in only one wet season each. Mulato II produced forage with high leaf:stem ratio in all seasons. Many lines did have significantly higher CP concentrations and lower levels of ADF and NDF than Mulato II, but their forage accumulation and leaf:stem ratio were inferior. Four lines (BR02/1718, BR02/1752, BR02/1794 and BR02/0465 were granted Plant Variety Rights in 2011.Keywords: Cayman, Cobra, crude protein, dry matter yields, forage regrowth,  Mulato II.DOI: 10.17138/TGFT(383-93 

  3. pH foliar e deposição de gotas de pulverização em plantas daninhas aquáticas: Brachiaria mutica, Brachiaria subquadripara e Panicum repens Leaf pH and spray droplet deposition in aquatic weeds: Brachiaria mutica, Brachiaria subquadripara and Panicum repens

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    N.V. Costa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A diversidade morfológica da superfície foliar existente entre as espécies de plantas e a presença de estruturas foliares, como tricomas, estômatos, cutícula e ceras, podem exercer grande influência na aderência e deposição das gotas de pulverização, assim como na absorção do herbicida. Dessa forma, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi estudar, em plantas daninhas aquáticas emersas (Brachiaria mutica, Brachiaria subquadripara e Panicum repens, o pH foliar, bem como a área de molhamento de gotas de pulverização na superfície foliar adaxial e abaxial. O experimento foi conduzido no Núcleo de Pesquisas Avançadas em Matologia - NUPAM, pertencente à Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas de Botucatu/SP - UNESP. As plantas foram cultivadas em caixas d'água no campo, quando elas atingiram seu pleno desenvolvimento (antes do florescimento, foram feitas as avaliações de pH foliar e da área de molhamento de gotas de pulverização. As tensões superficiais das gotas depositadas (0,5 µL, apresentadas pelas soluções de glyphosate aplicado isoladamente (5,0% v v-1, Rodeo 480g L-1 e.a. - produto comercial, glyphosate + Aterbane BR (5,0% + 0,5% v v-1, glyphosate + Silwet L-77 (5,0% + 0,05% v v-1, além das soluções com os adjuvantes isolados, Aterbane BR (0,5% v v-1 e Silwet L-77 (0,05% v v-1, foram respectivamente de 72,1; 28,7; 23,3; 37,3; e 22,1 mN m-1. As médias obtidas de pH foliar variaram entre 5,71 e 6,03, destacando-se a espécie B. mutica, com valores de 5,72 e 6,03 para as faces adaxial e abaxial, respectivamente. Contudo, mais estudos devem ser realizados para verificar a influência do pH foliar na absorção de herbicidas por espécies daninhas aquáticas. Das plantas daninhas aquáticas avaliadas, B. subquadripara foi a espécie que obteve as maiores médias de área de molhamento nas faces adaxial e abaxial da folha, proporcionadas pelas soluções de glyphosate + Aterbane BR, glyphosate + Silwet L-77 e Silwet L-77

  4. Quality evaluation of signal grass (Brachiaria brizantha ensiled with forage as tannin source

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    B Santoso

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available This research focused on examining the possibility of using three kinds of plant leaves i.e. Acacia mangium Willd, Persea americana Mill and Psidium guajava as tannin source to signal grass (Brachiaria brizantha silage. The silages were made from the first cut of signal grass harvested at 50 days. Four treatment silages were TA: grass ensiled without tannin as control, AM: grass ensiled with A. mangium (6 g tannin /kg fresh weight, PA: grass ensiled with P. americana (6 g tannin /kg fresh weight, and PG: grass ensiled with P. guajava (6 g tannin/kg fresh weight. After mixing, the materials were packed into glass bottle silos (225 g capacity, in triplicate, which were ensiled for 30 days. The results showed that dry matter, organic matter and crude protein concentrations in signal grass silage mixed with tannin of A. mangium were higher (P<0.01 compared to other silages. Degradations of dry matter, organic matter and crude protein during ensiling were the lowest in silage with A. mangium tannin additive. This data was supported by good fermentation quality of that silage e.g. low pH value, NH3-N and VFA concentrations, and high lactic acid concentration and Fleigh point as compared to other silages. It is concluded that addition of tannin from A. mangium leaf at rate of 6 g/kg fresh weight improved fermentation quality and has potential as protein protection agents during the ensilage of signal grass.

  5. Inclusion of Tithonia diversifolia in multinutrient blocks for WestAfrican dwarf goats fed Brachiaria straw.

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    Tendonkeng, Fernand; Fogang Zogang, Bienvenu; Sawa, Camara; Boukila, Benoît; Pamo, Etienne Tedonkeng

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    Recent investigations suggest that the development of multinutrient feed blocks with inclusion of tree and shrub leaves could improve the nutritive value and digestibility of straw. In order to test these possibilities, three types of multinutrient blocks (MNB) namely: MNB0 (wheat bran = 100%; Tithonia diversifolia leaf = 0%), MNB50 (wheat bran = 50%; T. diversifolia leaf = 50%) and MNB100 (wheat bran = 0%; T. diversifolia leaf = 100%) were fed for 15 days in a 3 × 3 Latin square arrangement to West African dwarf goats consuming Brachiaria ruziziensis straw. The blocks presented a good cohesion and a good hardness. The inclusion of T. diversifolia improved levels of crude protein, mineral, feed unit for milk production (UFL) and feed unit for meat production (UFV), but decreased palatability. The effects on the digestibility of B. ruziziensis straw were evaluated in nine West African dwarf goats fed individually with MNB0 + straw, MNB50 + straw and MNB100 + straw. The dry matter, organic matter and crude fibre digestibility of B. ruziziensis straw increased slightly with increasing level of inclusion of T. diversifolia. The apparent digestibility of nitrogen was comparable for all diets independent of the level of inclusion of T. diversifolia. This study showed that the inclusion of T. diversifolia leaves in the MNBs can be recommended to improve the feeding of goats during periods of drought.

  6. Morphogenetic characteristics of three Brachiaria brizantha cultivars submitted to nitrogen fertilization.

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    Silva, Marcos F; Porto, Edson M V; Alves, Dorismar D; Vitor, Cláudio M T; Aspiazú, Ignacio

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    This study aims to evaluate the morphogenetic characteristics of three cultivars of Brachiaria brizantha subjected to nitrogen fertilization. The design was a randomized block in factorial arrangement 4x3; three cultivars of B. brizantha - Marandu, Piatã, Xaraés and four nitrogen levels - 0, 80, 160 and 240 kg/ha, with three replications. The experimental units consisted of plastic pots filled with 5 dm3 of soil. Thereupon the establishment fertilization, varieties were sowed directly in the pots, leaving, after thinning, five plants per pot. Forty-five days after planting, it was done a standardization cut at 10 cm tall. Nitrogen levels were distributed according to the treatments, divided in three applications. The morphogenetic characteristics were evaluated in three tillers per sampling unit and data were submitted to analysis of variance and regression. For all evaluated characteristics there was no interaction between factors cultivar and nitrogen levels, verifying only the effects of nitrogen on the variables leaf appearance rate and phyllochron. The dose 240 kg/ha of N corresponds to the greater leaf appearance rate. Cultivar Marandu shows the higher leaf blade: pseudostem and ratio of leaf elongation rate and elongation pseudostem, which favors higher forage quality.

  7. Effects of supplementation frequency on the ruminal fermentation and enteric methane production of beef cattle grazing in tropical pastures

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    Roberta Carrilho Canesin

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of ruminal fermentation and enteric methane production in beef cattle subjected to different supplementation frequencies while grazing on Brachiaria brizanthacv. Marandu pastures. Nine cattle (325±65.7 kg BW fitted with ruminal and duodenal cannulas were used in the ruminal fermentation study, and 12 cattle (399±32.6 kg BW were used in the enteric methane production study. The treatments included supplementation once daily, supplementation once daily except Saturdays and Sundays, or supplementation on alternate days. The supplementation was equivalent to 10 g kg−1 BW day−1 for all treatments. The design employed was completely randomized with three treatments and three replications. When all supplements were provided (day 1, no effects of supplementation frequency were observed on ruminal pH; concentration of NH3-N; concentration of acetic, propionic, or butyric acids; or total volatile fatty acids (VFA, but there were month effects. During the day on which only daily supplements were provided (day 2, significant differences were observed only on the molar concentration of acetic acid and total VFA; and month effects were noted on all variables. No significant differences were observed in ruminal fluid volume, dilution rate, N intake, bacterial N synthesis and enteric methane production among the studied supplementation frequencies. Differences were observed in the enteric methane production in the different months, with 85 g kg−1 of gross energy intake observed in September and 123 g kg−1 of gross energy intake observed in November. Lower supplementation frequency is a good option to lower labor costs with little or no consequences on ruminal fermentation characteristics and enteric methane production.

  8. Nutritive value of Medicago truncatula (ev. Jemalong) as pasture for ...

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    nutritive value of medic pasture under grazing conditions have, however, been obtained ... parameter was also estimated from chromium faecal grab samples. ..... indication of total feacal output in white tailed deer. J. Range Mgmt. 30,61.

  9. PASTURE ffPROVEMENT POSSIBILTTIES IN EFFECTIVE AI{IMAL ...

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    veld management leads to veld deterioration and land de- nudation. Fortunately it ... tion of practices designed to increase productivity beyond those attainable by the ..... Grazing manage- ment is a tool of great significance for pasture improve-.

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    The most important constraint on animal production from pastures, appears to be an insufficient intake of ..... nutritional history of the animals. Performance of grazing .... responsible for the experiments cited in this paper. Dr. Marion Read and ...

  11. Rapid quantification of four major bioactive alkaloids in Corydalis decumbens (Thunb.) Pers. by pressurised liquid extraction combined with liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometry.

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    Shen, Yan; Han, Chao; Jiang, Yongxiang; Zhou, Xiujin; Zhu, Zhenou; Lei, Xinxiang

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    A new method based on pressurised liquid extraction (PLE) followed by liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometry (LC-QTrap-MS) analysis has been developed for the identification and quantification of four major alkaloids in extracts of Corydalis decumbens (Thunb.) Pers. PLE extractions were performed using 90% ethanol; temperature was set at 100°C and pressure at 1500 psi. HPLC analysis was performed on a Waters XBridge™ C(18) column (150 mm × 2.1mm i.d., 3.5 μm) eluted by a mobile phase of acetonitrile and 0.2% acetic acid. Data acquisition was carried out in multiple reaction monitoring transitions (MRMs) mode, monitoring two MRM transitions to ensure an accurate identification of target compounds in the samples. Additional identification and confirmation of target compounds were performed using the enhanced product ion modus (EPI) of the linear ion trap. The novel LC-QTrap-MS platform offers the best sensitivity and specificity for characterization and quantitative determination of the four alkaloids in C. decumbens (Thunb.) Pers. and fulfils the quality criteria for routine laboratory application.

  12. First report of anti-Trichomonas vaginalis activity of the medicinal plant Polygala decumbens from the Brazilian semi-arid region, Caatinga.

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    Frasson, Amanda Piccoli; dos Santos, Odelta; Duarte, Mariana; da Silva Trentin, Danielle; Giordani, Raquel Brandt; da Silva, Alexandre Gomes; da Silva, Márcia Vanusa; Tasca, Tiana; Macedo, Alexandre José

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    Trichomonosis, caused by the flagellate protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis, is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted disease worldwide. Actually, the infection treatment is based on 5-nitroimidazole drugs. However, an emergent number of resistant isolates makes important the search for new therapeutic arsenal. In this sense, the investigation of plants and their metabolites is an interesting approach. In the present study, the anti-T. vaginalis activity of 44 aqueous extracts from 23 Caatinga plants used in folk medicine was evaluated. After screening 44 aqueous extracts from 23 distinct plants against two isolates from ATCC and four fresh clinical isolates, only the Polygala decumbens root extract was effective in reducing significantly the trophozoite viability. The MIC value against all isolates tested, including the metronidazole resistant, was 1.56 mg/mL. The kinetic growth assays showed that the extract was able to completely abolish the parasite density in the first hours of incubation, confirmed by microscopy. In summary, this study describes the first report on the activity of P. decumbens from Caatinga against T. vaginalis, being directly related to the popular knowledge and use.

  13. Microwave sensors for detection of wild animals during pasture mowing

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    A. Patrovsky

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available More than 400000 wild animals are killed or severely injured every year during spring time pasture mowing. Conventional methods for detection and removal or expulsion of animals before mowing are either inefficient or very time-consuming. The first really working method is based on a pyro-detector which senses the temperature contrast between the animals body and the surrounding pasture. Unfortunately, the detection reliability of this sensor decreases with increasing ambient temperature and strong sunlight, i.e. for typical weather conditions, when pasture is mowed, especially around noon. In this paper, a detector is presented that exhibits complementary behaviour. It works best during dry conditions (i.e. around noon, but has a tendency to false alarms when dew is present (i.e. morning and evening. The sensor is based on a commercial, low-cost Doppler module at 24GHz. It senses the difference of radar cross section between the animals body (high water content, specular reflection and the pasture (low water content, diffuse reflection. The signal is analysed by means of a non-linear Wigner time-frequency transformation. Experimental results are presented for a laboratory setup as well as for measurement in actual spring-time pasture. The results prove that a microwave sensor is capable of reliably detecting animals of the size of a fawn even if it is covered by a layer of pasture.

  14. Estabelecimento de leguminosas arbóreas em pastos de capim-marandu e tanzânia Establishment of leguminous trees in marandu and tanzânia pastures

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    Paulo Francisco Dias

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho de mudas sem proteção (de cercas ou estacas de quatro espécies de leguminosas arbóreas e uma mistura eqüitativa dessas espécies, introduzidas em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e Panicum maximum cv. Tanzânia, na presença de gado. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 2x5, duas gramíneas (marandu e tanzânia e quatro espécies de leguminosas (Mimosa artemisiana, Pseudosamanea guachapele, Enterolobium contortisiliquum, Acacia farnesiana e uma mistura dessas espécies, com três repetições. Avaliaram-se: altura da muda, diâmetro do caule, diâmetro da copa, sobrevivência da muda, freqüência de pastejo e ocorrência de formigas. As diferenças estatísticas entre as médias da variável canônica principal, pelo teste de Scott-Knott, indicaram a formação de três agrupamentos, tendo-se destacado o grupo formado pelos tratamentos M. artemisiana e mistura de leguminosas, nos dois pastos, mais E. contortisiliquum e A. farnesiana, nos pastos dos capins marandu e tanzânia, respectivamente. Diferenças entre as médias dos tratamentos relativas a cada variável, calculadas por meio de intervalos de confiança de Bonferroni, mostraram que mudas de M. artemisiana apresentaram maior altura e sobrevivência em pasto de capim-marandu. Mudas dessa leguminosa, sem proteção, são indicadas para ser introduzidas, nas pastagens de capim-marandu da região, na presença do gado.The objective of this work was to evaluate the performance of nonprotected (by fences or pickets seedlings of leguminous tree species and an equitable mix of these species, introduced in pastures of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and Panicum maximum cv. Tanzânia, in the presence of cattle. The experimental design was a completely randomized one, in a 2x5 factorial arrangement, with two grasses (marandu and tanzânia and four leguminous species (Mimosa artemisiana

  15. Consumo e digestibilidade da matéria seca de fenos de braquiária decumbens e amendoim forrageiro em ovinos estimados por meio de n-alcanos Use of n-alkanes to estimate intake and digestibility of signalgrass and forage peanut in sheep

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    Nelson Massaru Fukumoto

    2007-04-01

    of particular interest to compare two methodologies of fecal collection (total collection vs. grab samples as well as to identify which n-alkanes best estimate DMI and DM digestibility. Twenty animals were assigned to a completely randomized design and were fed diets containing different proportions of forage peanut (Arachis pintoi Koprov & Gregory cv. Amarillo and signalgrass hays [Brachiaria decumbens, (Stapf, Webster] (0, 15, 30, 45 and 60% of forage peanut; DM basis. The experiment lasted 18 days with 10 days for diet adaptation, three days for marker administration (C32 in cellulose pellets, and five days for fecal collection. Data were submitted to analysis of variance and observed and estimated means were compared by t test. Fecal grab samples were collected six times daily at 4 hours intervals (9:00, 13:00, 17:00, 21:00, 01:00 and 05:00 for five consecutive days. The internal alkanes C31, C33, and C31 + C33 were used for estimating DMI while DM digestibility was estimated by C33, C35, and C33 + C35. Results showed that reliable estimation of DM digestibility was obtained by using the internal alkane C33 corrected for fecal recovery. The combination of the internal alkanes C31 + C33 resulted in the best estimation of DMI with no need for fecal recovery correction. In addition, only one daily fecal grab sample (9 h or 13 h was necessary to accurately estimate DMI.

  16. Oxidizable carbon and humic substances in rotation systems with brachiaria/livestock and pearl millet/no livestock in the Brazilian Cerrado

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    A. Loss

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    Full Text Available The crop-livestock integration system significantly increases the carbon content in chemical fractions of soil organic matter (SOM. This study aimed to evaluate chemical indicators of SOM attributes for sites under brachiaria/livestock and pearl millet/no livestock in Goias, Brazil. A third area covered with natural Cerrado vegetation (Cerradão served as reference. Soil was randomly sampled at 0-5, 5-10, 10-20 and 20-40 cm. Total organic carbon stocks (TOC, oxidizable carbon fractions (OCF (F1>F2>F3>F4, carbon content in the humin (C-HUM, humic acid (C-HAF and fulvic acid (C-FAF fractions were evaluated. F1/F4, F1+F2/F3+F4, C-HAF/C-FAF and (C-HAF+C-FAF/C-HUM indices were calculated, as well as stocks chemical SOM fractions. Brachiaria/livestock produced greater TOC stocks than pearl millet/no livestock (0-5, 5-10 and 10-20 cm. In terms of OCF, brachiaria/livestock generally exhibited higher levels in F1, F2, F4 and F1/F4 than pearl millet/no livestock. C-HUM (0-10 cm and C-HAF (0-20 cm stocks were larger in brachiaria/livestock than pearl millet/no livestock. Compared to the Cerradão, brachiaria/livestock locations displayed higher values for TOC (5-10 and 10-20 cm, C-HAF and C-HAF/C-FAF (5-10 cm stocks. TOC, C-HAF stock and OCF show that land management with brachiaria/livestock was more efficient in increasing SOM than pearl millet/no livestock. Moreover, when compared with pearl millet/no livestock, brachiaria/livestock provided a more balanced distribution of very labile (F1 and recalcitrant (F4 carbon throughout soil layers, greater SOM humification. Brachiaria/livestock leads to higher values of F1 and F4 in depth when compared to pearl millet/livestock and provides a more homogeneous distribution of C-FAF and C-HAF in depth compared to Cerradão.

  17. Consumo e digestibilidade aparente de silagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv marandu adicionada de aditivos

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    C.G. Jayme

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o consumo e a digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca, da proteína bruta e da energia e o balanço de nitrogênio de silagens de Brachiaria brizantha cvmarandusem aditivos (T1, B. brizantha cvmarandu + inoculante bacteriano Sil-ALL C4 (T2, B. brizantha cvmarandu + inoculante bacteriano Bactosilo C Tropical (T3 e B. brizantha cvmarandu + 30% de cana-de-açúcar (T4 em ovinos. Não foram observadas diferenças no consumo de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, energia bruta (EB, energia digestível (ED e energia metabolizável (EM entre os tratamentos (P>0,05. Os maiores valores de digestibilidade aparente da MS, PB e EB foram para o T2, de 60,9%, 44,3% e 57,5%, respectivamente, e os menores para o T4, 53,0%, 30,0% e 49,5%, respectivamente (P<0,05. Todos os tratamentos apresentaram balanço de nitrogênio positivo e não diferiram entre si. A utilização de inoculantes bacterianos ou cana-de-açúcar não indicou aumento de consumo da matéria seca e energia das silagens. O inoculante SiL ALL C4 (T2 mostrou-se eficiente em aumentar o consumo e a digestibilidade da PB.

  18. Evaluation of dairy cows intake behavior grazing Brachiaria brizantha fed different levels of concentrate at diet

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    Fabrício Bacelar Lima Mendes

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    Full Text Available The objective with this research was to evaluate the dairy cows intake behavior grazing Brachiaria brizantha submitted to different levels of concentrate supplementation in the diet. Used 16 lactating cows ½ Holstein x ½ Zebu, with an average of 80 ±10.14 days of lactation and body weight of 454.7 ± 54.51 kg. The animals were distributed in four treatments, using a 4x4 Latin square. The evaluation of behavior was done every ten minutes, during 24 hours on the 16th day of period. We used analysis of variance and regression probability of 0.05. The time spent grazing, ruminating and other activities, the numbers of grazing, ruminating, of bites per day and chews per cake, the grazing times, total power and total chewing, bit rate, time to swallow; time per bolus ruminated; chewing speed and power efficiency for NDF were not altered by increased levels of concentrate. The time of trough, the trough period, the bit size, the chews time for bolus, feeding efficiency for DM, NFC, and TDN and rumination efficiency linearly increased. Periods of rumination, deglutition bits, number of rumination chews per day, decreased linearly with increasing levels of concentrate. Significant quadratic effect of concentrate level on the number of periods in other activities and over time on other activities. Supplementation with 33.8% concentrate in the diet of cows grazing not promote changes in the activity of grazing, ruminating and other activities, but increases the time of trough. The increase in concentrate diet improves the efficiencies of feeding and rumination

  19. Phytotoxic substances with allelopathic activity may be central to the strong invasive potential of Brachiaria brizantha.

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    Kato-Noguchi, Hisashi; Kobayashi, Ai; Ohno, Osamu; Kimura, Fukiko; Fujii, Yoshiharu; Suenaga, Kiyotake

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    The grass Brachiaria brizantha, native to eastern Africa, becomes naturalized and dominant quickly in the non-native areas. It was hypothesized that phytotoxic chemical interaction between this plant and native plants may play an important role in the invasion of B. brizantha. However, no potent phytotoxic substance has been reported in this species. Therefore, we investigated possible allelopathic activity and searched for phytotoxic substances with allelopathic activity in B. brizantha. An aqueous methanol extract of B. brizantha inhibited the growth of roots and shoots of garden cress (Lepidium sativum), lettuce (Lactuca sativa), timothy (Phleum pratense) and ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) seedlings. The extract was purified by several chromatographic runs and three allelopathically active substances were isolated and identified by spectral analysis as (6R,9R)-3-oxo-α-ionol, (6R,9S)-3-oxo-α-ionol and 4-ketopinoresinol. (6R,9R)-3-Oxo-α-ionol and (6R,9S)-3-oxo-α-ionol inhibited root and shoot growth of garden cress at concentrations greater than 30 and 10 μM, respectively. The activity of (6R,9S)-3-oxo-α-ionol was 5.3- to 6.2-fold that of (6R,9R)-3-oxo-α-ionol. The stereochemistry of the hydroxyl group at position C-9 may be important for the inhibitory activities of those compounds. 4-Ketopinoresinol inhibited root and shoot growth of garden cress at concentrations greater than 30 μM. The growth inhibitory activity of (6R,9S)-3-oxo-α-ionol was the greatest and followed by 4-ketopinoresinol and (6R,9R)-3-oxo-α-ionol. These results suggest that those phytotoxic substances may contribute to the allelopathic effect caused by B. brizantha and may be involved in the invasion of B. brizantha. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  20. Improvement of natural pastures using liquid organic fertilizers

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    Ghambashidze, Giorgi; Gabedava, Giorgi; Abuladze, Paata

    2016-04-01

    Nowadays natural pastures remains the main source to supply livestock with fresh feed material in Georgia. Due to that common pasturelands are under continues grazing pressure and normally no measures are taken in order to improve pasture productivity and to protect soil from erosion. Unregulated stocking rate leads to overutilization of natural pastures causing reduction in productivity and soil fertility. It is especially evident in arid regions, where bare soil after removal of vegetation dries out and is subject to wind erosion. In many areas even with regulated stocking rate plant available soil nutrient pool is already diminished and vegetation cannot be recovered easily after grazing. Therefore it is essential to improve soil fertility, which provide adequate amount of nutrients to plants to regenerate. Ongoing study aims to compare effect of different types of organic fertilizers on natural pastures in combination with pasture rotation scheme in order to maintain soil fertility and prepare the basis for its gradual improvement. Initial results shows positive impact of liquid organic fertilizers which increased aboveground biomass production by 200-300 kg per hectare.

  1. Estrutura do capim-braquiária em relação à planta daninha = Structure of signalgrass in relation to weeds

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi avaliar as características estruturais da Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk em relação à planta daninha Solanum sisymbrifolium no pasto. Os tratamentos foram dois locais no mesmo pasto, quais sejam, próximo e distante da planta daninha. O delineamento foi em blocos ao acaso com três repetições. O pasto foi manejado sob lotação contínua, com bovinos e com altura média de aproximadamente 25 cm. Foram quantificadas as densidades populacionais das categorias de tamanho dos perfilhos, a altura, a interceptação de luz, as massas e as densidades volumétricas dos componentes morfológicos do pasto. No local distante da planta daninha houve maior ocorrência de perfilhos com tamanho inferior a 20 cm. Já no local próximo da planta daninha, predominaram perfilhos com tamanho superior a 40 cm. A presença da planta daninha ocasionou aumento na altura do pasto e incremento na interceptação de luz pelo dossel. As massas e as densidades volumétricas de lâmina foliar viva, colmo vivo e material morto foram inferiores no local próximo da planta daninha em relação ao local distante. A ocorrência da planta S. sisymbrifolium provoca variabilidade espacial da vegetação no pasto de B. decumbens manejado sob lotação contínua com bovinos.The objective of this study was to evaluate the structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk in relation toSolanum sisymbrifolium in pasture. The treatments were two sites in the same pasture, near and far from the weeds. A randomized block design with three replications was used. The pasture was managed under continuous stocking and grass height was kept at about 25cm.Densities were quantified for categories tiller size, height, light interception, masses and volumetric densities of morphological components of the pasture. In the site far from the weeds there is a higher occurrence of tillers with size smaller than 20 cm. In site near the weeds, tillers larger than 40 cm

  2. Estrutura do capim-braquiária em relação à planta daninha - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v33i3.10439 Structure of signalgrass in relation to weeds - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v33i3.10439

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    Guilherme Portes Silva

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi avaliar as características estruturais da Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk em relação à planta daninha Solanum sisymbrifolium no pasto. Os tratamentos foram dois locais no mesmo pasto, quais sejam, próximo e distante da planta daninha. O delineamento foi em blocos ao acaso com três repetições. O pasto foi manejado sob lotação contínua, com bovinos e com altura média de aproximadamente 25 cm. Foram quantificadas as densidades populacionais das categorias de tamanho dos perfilhos, a altura, a interceptação de luz, as massas e as densidades volumétricas dos componentes morfológicos do pasto. No local distante da planta daninha houve maior ocorrência de perfilhos com tamanho inferior a 20 cm. Já no local próximo da planta daninha, predominaram perfilhos com tamanho superior a 40 cm. A presença da planta daninha ocasionou aumento na altura do pasto e incremento na interceptação de luz pelo dossel. As massas e as densidades volumétricas de lâmina foliar viva, colmo vivo e material morto foram inferiores no local próximo da planta daninha em relação ao local distante. A ocorrência da planta S. sisymbrifolium provoca variabilidade espacial da vegetação no pasto de B. decumbens manejado sob lotação contínua com bovinos.The objective of this study was to evaluate the structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk in relation to Solanum sisymbrifolium in pasture. The treatments were two sites in the same pasture, near and far from the weeds. A randomized block design with three replications was used. The pasture was managed under continuous stocking and grass height was kept at about 25cm. Densities were quantified for categories tiller size, height, light interception, masses and volumetric densities of morphological components of the pasture. In the site far from the weeds there is a higher occurrence of tillers with size smaller than 20 cm. In site near the weeds, tillers larger than 40

  3. Performance of lactating dairy cows fed varying levels of total mixed ration and pasture.

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    Vibart, Ronaldo E; Fellner, Vivek; Burns, Joseph C; Huntington, Gerald B; Green, James T

    2008-11-01

    Two, 8-week experiments, each using 30 lactating Holstein cows, were conducted to examine performance of animals offered combinations of total mixed ration (TMR) and high-quality pasture. Experiment 1 was initiated in mid October 2004 and Experiment 2 was initiated in late March 2005. Cows were assigned to either a 100% TMR diet (100:00, no access to pasture) or one of the following three formulated partial mixed rations (PMR) targeted at (1) 85% TMR and 15% pasture, (2) 70% TMR and 30% pasture and (3) 55% TMR and 45% pasture. Based on actual TMR and pasture intake, the dietary TMR and pasture proportions of the three PMR in Experiment 1 were 79% TMR and 21% pasture (79:21), 68% TMR and 32% pasture (68:32), and 59% TMR and 41% pasture (59:41), respectively. Corresponding proportions in Experiment 2 were 89% TMR and 11% pasture (89:11), 79% TMR and 21% pasture (79:21) and 65% TMR and 35% pasture (65:35), respectively. Reducing the proportion of TMR in the diets increased pasture consumption of cows on all PMR, but reduced total dry matter intake compared with cows on 100:00. An increase in forage from pasture increased the concentration of conjugated linoleic acids and decreased the concentration of saturated fatty acids in milk. Although milk and milk protein yields from cows grazing spring pastures (Experiment 2) increased with increasing intakes of TMR, a partial mixed ration that was composed of 41% pasture grazed in the fall (Experiment 1) resulted in a similar overall lactation performance with increased feed efficiency compared to an all-TMR ration.

  4. Effect of denak (Oliveria decumbens Vent) on growth and survival of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum for production of probiotic herbal milk and yoghurt.

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    Ehsandoost, E; Gholami, S P; Nazemi, M

    2013-12-15

    This study was undertaken to determine the suitability of different doses (0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5%) of Denak powder (Oliveria decumbens Vent) on viability of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum in milk and yoghurt during 21 day refrigerated storage for production of probiotic herbal milk and yoghurt. In order to determine the effect of different doses of Denak powder on growth of probiotic bacteria in milk and yoghurt, first lyophilized bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus was added to 1 liter of low fat sterilized milk and was considered as control. Denak powder at the concentrations of 0.5, 1 and 1.5% were added to the samples and incubated until acidity reached 40 degrees Dornic and then left in refrigerator. Similar procedure was applied to the bacteria Bifidobacterium bifidum. The results of this experiment indicate the positive correlation between increased bacterial growth and increased Denak concentration. The investigation showed that the yoghurt containing 1% Denak powder had the best for taste, color, and insolubility. The sample with 1.5% Denak powder in milk and yoghurt had greater viscosity than the other samples investigated. The shelf lives of products were determined to be 21 days during which the bacterial count decreased but not less than 10(9). All the results suggest that Denak (Oliveria decumbens Vent) promoted the metabolism of lactic acid bacteria in milk and yoghurt. According to these findings, addition of Denak powder to milk and yoghurt can be recommended to take advantage of their beneficial properties on human health attributed to antimicrobial activities.

  5. Rhombencephalitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes in a pastured bull.

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    Matto, Carolina; Varela, Gustavo; Mota, María Inés; Gianneechini, Ruben; Rivero, Rodolfo

    2017-03-01

    A pastured 2-y-old cross-breed bull developed brainstem encephalitis (rhombencephalitis); Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from the brain. In the brainstem, there was perivascular cuffing, multiple microabscesses, and positive immunostaining for L. monocytogenes. Samples of bovine feces, water, feedstuffs, milking parlor soil, and bulk tank milk were collected from the dairy farm. Seven isolates of the genus Listeria were obtained, 6 of L. innocua and 1 of L. monocytogenes, which was found in the pasture where the bull grazed. Both isolates belonged to serotype 4b and were positive for internalins A, C, and J. According to the DNA fragment patterns of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, the isolates were closely related. The source of infection was the pasture, implying that listeriosis should not be discounted in cases with compatible clinical signs but the absence of silage feeding.

  6. Salinomycin and virginiamycin for lactating cows supplemented on pasture

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    Isis Scatolin de Oliveira

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Animals on pasture generally show higher feed efficiency as a result of the use of antibiotics. This study evaluated the effect of the antimicrobials salinomycin and/or virginiamycin on production and the ruminal parameters of supplemented dairy cows grazing on Panicum maximum cv. Tanzania. Twelve Holstein/Zebu multiparous cows were used, distributed in three Latin squares, one for the evaluation of ruminal parameters, and the others for production parameters. Cows on pasture were fed 50 % of their estimated intake with corn silage and concentrate supplements containing salinomycin, virginiamycin or a combination of additives, in doses of 120 and 150 mg kg−1, respectively. There were no differences in milk production and composition, energy and nitrogen balance, dry matter digestibility and feeding behavior. However, salinomycin and virginiamycin each reduced pasture and total dry matter intake by about 14 % and 10 %, with a consequent improvement in feed efficiency.

  7. Effects of pasture on carcass composition in Cinta Senese pig

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    L. Giuliotti

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The trial was performed to investigate on the effects of different periods of grass pasture in fattening Cinta Senese pigs; growth performances, carcass characteristics and meat quality were studied. Control group was reared in paddock and fed concentrate, while experimental group grazed on grass pasture with an integration of 1.4 kg/pig/d of concentrate. Initial live weight was not different between the two groups and individual weights were periodically recorded. Animals were slaughtered from 36 to 160 days from the trial beginning. Carcass weight, body measures, backfat thickness, pH45 and pH24 were recorded. After 24 hours of refrigeration, each carcass was dissected into lean, fat and bone cuts. Results didn’t show differences between the two groups, revealing that Cinta Senese pigs can profitably utilize pasture on grass even in fattening period.

  8. Levantamento fitossociológico em pastagens degradadas sob condições de várzea Phyto-sociological assessment of degraded pastures under flooded low land conditions

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    L.D. Tuffi Santos

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    Full Text Available O levantamento foi realizado em duas áreas de várzea, eventualmente inundáveis, localizadas na Fazenda Experimental de Leopoldina, da Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais. A área 1, de 3 ha, estava ocupada por uma pastagem de capim-angola (Brachiaria mutica, mal manejada e sem controle de plantas daninhas há mais de dez anos. A área 2, de 5 ha, estava ocupada por uma pastagem de capim-setária (Setaria anceps cv. Kazungula, implantada na estação chuvosa do ano anterior, cuja formação ficou prejudicada pelo baixo estabelecimento da forrageira. Para o estudo fitossociológico, utilizou-se o método do quadrado inventário, aplicado por meio de um quadrado de 1,0 m², lançado ao acaso 19 vezes na área 1 e 41 vezes na área 2. As espécies encontradas foram identificadas e cadastradas. Na pastagem de capim-angola foram identificadas 27 espécies, distribuídas em 11 famílias e na pastagem de capim-setária 34 espécies distribuídas em 13 famílias. As famílias mais representativas em número de espécies foram: Poaceae (11, Asteraceae (6, Papilionoideae (5, Malvaceae e Euphorbiaceae (4. As maiores freqüências foram das seguintes espécies: Cynodon dactylon, Sida rhombifolia, Cyperus esculentus, Mimosa pudica, Senna occidentalis, Setaria anceps cv. Kazungula e Paspalum urvillei. Em geral, as duas áreas apresentaram-se infestadas com plantas daninhas, inclusive com plantas tóxicas, espinescentes e de baixa palatabilidade, reduzindo a capacidade de suporte animal dos pastos e impedindo o aproveitamento adequado das áreas pelos bovinos.An assessment was carried out of two contingently flooded low land areas, located at the Experimental Farm of Leopoldina, owned by Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG-Brazil-MG. Area 1 (3 ha was cultivated with Angola-grass (Brachiaria mutica pasture, not well managed and without any weed control for more than 10 years. Area 2 (5 ha was occupied by Setaria grass

  9. Preliminary data on nutritional value of abundant species in supraforestal Pyrenean pastures

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    The alpine pastures of the Pyrenees have been used as summer ranges for centuries and continue to be an important forage resource for livestock husbandry to this day. Some studies attribute high nutritional values to alpine pastures, but recent surveys have revealed weight-loss in animals summering in Pyrenean pastures. There is virtually no information available with regard to the nutritional value of the species which constitute Pyrenean summer pastures. Twenty-three of the most common s...

  10. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS OF REPLACING ENDOPHYTE-INFECTED WITH ENDOPHYTE-FREE TALL FESCUE PASTURES

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    Cattle consuming tall fescue pastures infected with the endophyte Neotyphodium coenophialum often suffer physiological disorders that reduce animal performance. One solution is to replace endophyte-infected tall fescue pastures with an endophyte-free mixture. A benefit-cost analysis was conducted to determine the profitability of pasture restoration. The profitability of this action depends on the percentage of endophyte in existing pastures, the discount rate, and the stand life of the endop...

  11. SPATIAL VARIABILITY AND VITALITY OF EPIGEOUS TERMITE MOUNDS IN PASTURES OF MATO GROSSO DO SUL, BRAZIL

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    Sandra Santana Lima

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    Full Text Available Epigeous termite mounds are frequently observed in pasture areas, but the processes regulating their population dynamics are poorly known. This study evaluated epigeous termite mounds in cultivated grasslands used as pastures, assessing their spatial distribution by means of geostatistics and evaluating their vitality. The study was conducted in the Cerrado biome in the municipality of Rio Brilhante, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. In two pasture areas (Pasture 1 and Pasture 2, epigeous mounds (nests were georeferenced and analyzed for height, circumference and vitality (inhabited or not. The area occupied by the mounds was calculated and termite specimens were collected for taxonomic identification. The spatial distribution pattern of the mounds was analyzed with geostatistical procedures. In both pasture areas, all epigeous mounds were built by the same species, Cornitermes cumulans. The mean number of mounds per hectare was 68 in Pasture 1 and 127 in Pasture 2, representing 0.4 and 1 % of the entire area, respectively. A large majority of the mounds were active (vitality, 91 % in Pasture 1 and 84 % in Pasture 2. A “pure nugget effect” was observed in the semivariograms of height and nest circumference in both pastures reflecting randomized spatial distribution and confirming that the distribution of termite mounds in pastures had a non-standard distribution.

  12. Survival and development of chicken ascarid eggs in temperate pastures

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    Thapa, Sundar; Thamsborg, Stig Milan; Meyling, Nicolai Vitt

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    Eggs of chicken ascarids (Ascaridia galli and Heterakis spp.) are believed to be hardy and survive for long periods. However, this has not been evaluated quantitatively and our study therefore aimed to determine development and recovery of chicken ascarid eggs after burying in pasture soil...

  13. Planning pastures: taking species attributes to the landscape

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    Winter hardiness limits the use of the productive forage grass perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) in the northeastern United States. Both efforts to breed more cold-tolerant varieties and the changing climate increase the potential of this grass in pastures. Growth chamber studies of thirteen co...

  14. Recent advances in plant metabolomics and greener pastures.

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    Sumner, Lloyd W

    2010-01-27

    Metabolomics is an extension of the omics concept and experimental approaches. However, is metabolomics just another trendy omics fashion perturbation or is metabolomics actually delivering novel content and value? This article highlights some recent advances that definitely support the role of plant metabolomics in the movement toward greener pastures.

  15. Histogram score contributes for reliability of DNA content estimatives in Brachiaria spp Notas do histograma contribuem para a confiabilidade das estimativas do conteúdo de DNA de Brachiaria spp

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    Ana Luiza de Oliveira Timbó

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Flow cytometry allows to estimate the DNA content of a large number of plants quickly. However, inadequate protocols can compromise the reliability of these estimates leading to variations in the values of DNA content the same species. The objective of this study was to propose an efficient protocol to estimate the DNA content of Brachiaria spp. genotypes with different ploidy levels using flow cytometry. We evaluated four genotypes (B. ruziziensis diploid and artificially tetraploidized; a tetraploid B. brizantha and a natural triploid hybrid, three buffer solutions (MgSO4, Galbraith and Tris-HCl and three species as internal reference standards (Raphanus sativus, Solanum lycopersicum e Pisum sativum. The variables measured were: histogram score (1-5, coefficient of variation and estimation of DNA content. The best combination for the analysis of Brachiaria spp. DNA content was the use of MgSO4 buffer with R. sativus as a internal reference standard. Genome sizes expressed in picograms of DNA are presented for all genotypes and the importance of the histogram score on the results reliability of DNA content analyses were discussed.A citometria de fluxo permite estimar o conteúdo de DNA de um grande número de plantas rapidamente. No entanto, protocolos inadequados podem comprometer a confiabilidade dessas estimativas, levando a variações nos valores de conteúdo de DNA para uma mesma espécie. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se propor um protocolo eficiente para a estimativa do conteúdo de DNA de genótipos de Brachiaria spp. com diferentes níveis de ploidia, utilizando a citometria de fluxo. Foram avaliados quatro genótipos (B. ruziziensis, diploide e tetraploidizada artificialmente; B. brizantha tetraploide e um híbrido natural triploide, 3 soluções tampões (MgSO4, Galbraith e Tris-HCl e três espécies como padrões de referência interno (Raphanus sativus, Solanum lycopersicum e Pisum sativum. As variáveis mensuradas foram: nota do

  16. EFEITO DA CORREÇÃO DA FERTILIDADE DO SOLO NO DESENVOLVIMENTO DA Brachiaria brizantha cv. MARANDU EM LATOSSOLO COM DIFERENTES HISTÓRICOS EFFECT OF LIMING ON Brachiaria brizantha CV. MARANDU GROWTH IN LATOSOL UNDER DIFFERENT HISTORICAL USE

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    Cideon Donizete de Faria

    2007-09-01

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    Foram retiradas amostras de um mesmo contínuo de latossolo vermelho-escuro com quatro históricos diferentes de uso: a – original sob mata; b – solo original + 40 t ha-1 de esterco bovino; c – local cultivado anualmente em declive ondulado; e d – local plano também cultivado, com controle de erosão. Nos solos foram aplicados três níveis de calagem (0, 1 e 2 t ha-1. A planta indicadora foi o Brachiaria brizantha. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3x4, três níveis de calcário e quatro locais, com quatro repetições. Foram observados desenvolvimento de planta através da altura, peso verde, peso verde seco, comprimento da raiz, teores de nutrientes no solo e na planta e complexo sortivo do solo em casa de vegetação. A produção e o desenvolvimento da Brachiaria foram afetados pelos níveis de fertilidade do solo; não houve resposta da forrageira à calagem. Tanto a fertilidade como a calagem afetaram a absorção de nutrientes, a fertilidade residual após colheita e o complexo sortivo do solo.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Calagem; cerrado; forrageira.

    Soil samples were taken from a same continuous of a Dark Red Latosol in four different sites: a - original savannah soil under forest, b – original cerrado soil + 40 ton ha-1 of bovine manure, c - soil cropped annually in wavy slope and d - plane place, also cultivated, with erosion control. Each soil received three levels of liming (0, 1 and 2 t ha-1. The indicative plant was

  17. Soil nitrogen and carbon impacts of raising chickens on pasture

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    Ryals, R.; Leach, A.; Tang, J.; Hastings, M. G.; Galloway, J. N.

    2014-12-01

    Chicken is the most consumed meat in the US, and production continues to intensify rapidly around the world. Chicken manure from confined feeding operations is typically applied in its raw form to nearby croplands, resulting in hotspots of soil nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions. Pasture-raised chicken is an alternative to industrial production and is growing in popularity with rising consumer demand for more humanely raised protein sources. In this agricultural model, manure is deposited directly onto grassland soils where it is thought to increase pools of soil carbon and nitrogen. The fate of manure nitrogen from pasture-raised chicken production remains poorly understood. We conducted a controlled, replicated experiment on a permaculture farm in Charlottesville, Virginia (Timbercreek Organics) in which small chicken coops (10 ft x 12 ft) were moved daily in a pasture. We measured manure deposition rates, soil inorganic nitrogen pools, soil moisture, and soil N2O and CO2 emissions. Measurements were made for the 28-day pasture life of three separate flocks of chickens in the spring, summer, and fall. Each flock consisted of approximately 200-300 chickens occupying three to five coops (~65 chickens/coop). Measurements were also made in paired ungrazed control plots. Manure deposition rates were similar across flocks and averaged 1.5 kgdrywt ha-1 during the spring grazing event and 4.0 kgdrywt ha-1 during the summer and fall grazing events. Manure deposition was relatively constant over the four weeks pasture-lifetime of the chickens. Compared to control plots, grazed areas exhibited higher soil N2O and CO2 fluxes. The magnitude of these fluxes diminished significantly over the four-week span. Soil gas fluxes significantly increased following rainfall events. For a given rainfall event, higher fluxes were observed from transects that were grazed more recently. Soil gaseous reactive nitrogen losses were less in this pasture system compared to cultivated field amended

  18. Indicadores biológicos da qualidade do solo em sistema agrossilvopastoril no noroeste do estado de Minas Gerais Biological indicators of soil quality in agricultural-forestry-pasture system in northwest region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil

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    Cláudia Milene Nascente Neves

    2009-02-01

    nativo, em função da ação antrópica. Com o progresso do sistema agrossilvopastoril houve uma recuperação do carbono da biomassa microbiana. Não foi observada diferença significativa entre os sistemas de manejo e o cerrado nativo quanto ao quociente metabólico e à respiração basal.Soil quality studies are important for understanding its interaction with the ecosystem as a whole. In this context, the soil microorganisms play a fundamental role for the maintenance and productivity of various agricultural ecosystems. This work had the objective to evaluate the biological attributes (microbial biomass carbon, basal respiration, and microbial quotient, as well as the organic matter content, possible indicators of alterations in soil quality imposed by different management systems, in relation to native cerrado, in agricultural - forestry - pasture system, in northwest of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Samples were collected at 0-5, 5-20, and 20-40 cm depths, from a typical Dystrophic Red Latosol (Oxisol, between Vazante and Paracatu counties. The systems were selected according to the history of use, as follows: (1 CN - native cerrado (reference; (2 EA - eucalyptus + rice (year zero of agricultural - forestry - pasture system, planted after removal of cerrado native vegetation; (3 EP - eucalyptus + soybeans (year one of system, soybeans sowing substituting rice; (4 - EP - ES - eucalyptus + pasture (year two of system, using Brachiaria Brizantha Stapf. for cattle raising; (5 - EPG - eucalyptus + pasture + cattle (year three of system, with introduction of cattle; (6 PP - pasture cultivated with Brachiaria Brizantha Stapf.; and (7 EC - eucalyptus under conventional system in 2x3m spacing. The organic carbon and the microbial biomass carbon presented higher values in the superficial layer (0 - 5 cm, in relation to the other depths, in all systems. The organic carbon showed substantial alteration in relation to the studied systems and depths assessed, revealing its

  19. Produção de silagem de capim-marandu (Brachiaria brizantha Stapf cv. Marandu com e sem emurchecimento Production of marandu grass (Brachiaria brizantha Stapf cv. Marandu Silage with and without wilting

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    Antônio Ricardo Evangelista

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    Full Text Available Este experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar algumas características da silagem de capim-marandu (Brachiaria brizantha Stapf cv. Marandu submetida a diferentes tempos de emurchecimento. O delineamento experimental usado foi o inteiramente casualizado com quatro tratamentos e quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram tempos de emurchecimento de zero, duas, quatro e seis horas após o corte, em pleno sol. A gramínea foi colhida com aproximadamente 90 dias de rebrota e permaneceu ensilada por 40 dias em silos experimentais de canos de PVC. Determinaram-se os valores de pH, poder tampão (PT e os teores de MS, PB, FDN, FDA e nitrogênio amoniacal (N-NH3. Pelas características analisadas, pôde-se concluir que o capim-marandu ensilado após emurchecimento de 1,32 a 3,02 horas pode ser satisfatoriamente armazenado na forma de silagem, conciliando vantagens operacionais e de qualidade da forragem.The experiment was conducted with the objective to evaluate some characteristics of the silage of marandu grass (Brachiaria brizantha Stapf cv. Marandu submitted to different wilting times. The completely randomized design with four treatments and four replicates was used. The treatments were wilting time of zero, two, four and six hours after the cut, in broad sunligth. The grass was harvested after 90 days of sprouting and stored for 40 days in experimental silos of PVC tube. pH values, buffer power (BC and contents of DM, CP, NDF, ADF and ammonium nitrogen (N-NH3 were determined. The analyzed characteristics allowed to conclude that marandu grass stored after wilting of 1,32 at 3,02 hours, could be preserved satisfactorily in the form of silage, conciliating operationals advantages and forage quality.

  20. Teores de proteína bruta no concentrado e níveis de suplementação para vacas leiteiras em pastagens de capim-braquiária cv. marandu no período da seca Crude protein contents in the concentrate ration and levels of supplementation for dairy cows grazing on brachiaria grass cv. marandu during the dry season

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    Joabe Jobson de Oliveira Pimentel

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a resposta de 40 vacas meio-sangue Holandês/Zebu em pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha à suplementação com concentrados contendo diferentes teores de proteína bruta. Além da pastagem, foram fornecidos diariamente 5,0 kg de cana-de-açúcar por animal. Utilizou-se como testemunha o fornecimento exclusivo de 200 g de suplemento mineral contendo 10% de fósforo. Foram comparados três concentrados contendo 50,0; 28,6 e 20% de proteína bruta na matéria natural, fornecidos nas quantidades de 2,0; 3,5 e 5,0 kg/vaca/dia. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados com dez repetições. Os suplementos foram fornecidos em duas porções diárias, após as ordenhas, em baias individuais. Após a ordenha e suplementação matinal, as 40 vacas foram mantidas no pasto até a ordenha da tarde. A cada 21 dias pós-parto, até os 84 dias, foram feitas avaliações da produção de leite, do peso vivo e do escore corporal. A maior produção de leite ocorreu aos 63 dias pós-parto, quando foram fornecidos 3,5 kg de concentrado. Como resposta produtiva, foram obtidos valores de 1,04; 1,20; e 0,63 kg de leite por kg de concentrado, respectivamente, para o fornecimento de 2,0; 3,5 e 5,0 kg, em relação ao controle. Os animais do grupo controle tiveram maior perda de peso vivo e de escore corporal, enquanto entre os demais não houve diferença.It was evaluated the response of 40 Holstein/Zebu crossbred cows grazing on Brachiaria brizantha pasture to supplementation with concentrates containing different contents of crude protein. In addition to the pasture, 5.0 kg of sugar cane per animal was supplied daily. For control, it was used 200 g mineral supplement with 10% of phosphorous exclusively. Three concentrates containing 50.0; 28.6 and 20.0% of crude protein in natural matter, supplied at the quantities of 2.0; 3.5 and 5.0 kg/cow/day were compared. A randomized blocks design with 10 replicates was utilized. The supplements

  1. Measuring larval nematode contamination on cattle pastures: Comparing two herbage sampling methods.

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    Verschave, S H; Levecke, B; Duchateau, L; Vercruysse, J; Charlier, J

    2015-06-15

    Assessing levels of pasture larval contamination is frequently used to study the population dynamics of the free-living stages of parasitic nematodes of livestock. Direct quantification of infective larvae (L3) on herbage is the most applied method to measure pasture larval contamination. However, herbage collection remains labour intensive and there is a lack of studies addressing the variation induced by the sampling method and the required sample size. The aim of this study was (1) to compare two different sampling methods in terms of pasture larval count results and time required to sample, (2) to assess the amount of variation in larval counts at the level of sample plot, pasture and season, respectively and (3) to calculate the required sample size to assess pasture larval contamination with a predefined precision using random plots across pasture. Eight young stock pastures of different commercial dairy herds were sampled in three consecutive seasons during the grazing season (spring, summer and autumn). On each pasture, herbage samples were collected through both a double-crossed W-transect with samples taken every 10 steps (method 1) and four random located plots of 0.16 m(2) with collection of all herbage within the plot (method 2). The average (± standard deviation (SD)) pasture larval contamination using sampling methods 1 and 2 was 325 (± 479) and 305 (± 444)L3/kg dry herbage (DH), respectively. Large discrepancies in pasture larval counts of the same pasture and season were often seen between methods, but no significant difference (P = 0.38) in larval counts between methods was found. Less time was required to collect samples with method 2. This difference in collection time between methods was most pronounced for pastures with a surface area larger than 1 ha. The variation in pasture larval counts from samples generated by random plot sampling was mainly due to the repeated measurements on the same pasture in the same season (residual variance

  2. Forages and pastures symposium: fungal endophytes of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass: pasture friend or foe?

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    Young, C A; Hume, D E; McCulley, R L

    2013-05-01

    Tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh. syn. Festuca arundinacea Schreb.] and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) are important perennial forage grasses utilized throughout the moderate- to high-rainfall temperate zones of the world. These grasses have coevolved with symbiotic fungal endophytes (Epichloë/Neotyphodium spp.) that can impart bioactive properties and environmental stress tolerance to the grass compared with endophyte-free individuals. These endophytes have proven to be very important in pastoral agriculture in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia, where forage grasses are the principal feed for grazing ruminants. In this review, we describe the biology of these grass-endophyte associations and implications for the livestock industries that are dependent on these forages. Endophyte alkaloid production is put in context with endophyte diversity, and we illustrate how this has facilitated utilization of grasses infected with different endophyte strains that reduce livestock toxicity issues. Utilization of tall fescue and use of perennial ryegrass in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia are compared, and management strategies focused predominantly on the success of endophyte-infected perennial ryegrass in New Zealand and Australia are discussed. In addition, we consider the impact of grass-endophyte associations on the sustainability of pasture ecosystems and their likely response to future changes in climate.

  3. Modeling and simulating the drying of grass seeds (Brachiaria brizantha in fluidized beds: evaluation of heat transfer coefficients

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    A. C. Rizzi Jr.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available This work is aimed at modeling the heat transfer mechanism in a fluidized bed of grass seeds (Brachiaria brizantha for supporting further works on simulating the drying of these seeds in such a bed. The three-phase heat transfer model, developed by Vitor et al. (2004, is the one used for this proposal. This model is modified to uncouple one of the four adjusted model parameters from the gas temperature. Using the first set of experiments, carried out in a laboratory scale batch fluidized bed, the four adjusted model parameters are determined, generating the heat transfer coefficient between particles and gas phase, as well as the heat transfer coefficient between the column wall and ambient air. The second set of experiments, performed in the same unit at different conditions, validates the modified model.

  4. Cytogenetic evidence for genome elimination during microsporogenesis in interspecific hybrid between Brachiaria ruziziensis and B. brizantha (Poaceae

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    Andréa Beatriz Mendes-Bonato

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Microsporogenesis was analyzed in an interspecific hybrid between an artificially tetraploidized sexual accession of Brachiaria ruziziensis (R genome and a natural apomictic tetraploid accession of B. brizantha (B genome. Chromosomes associated predominantly as bivalents. From this phase to the end of meiosis, chromosomes presented irregular segregation and abnormal arrangement in the metaphase plate. During metaphase I, in 27.8% of meiocytes, bivalents were distributed in two metaphase plates. In anaphase I, two distinct and typical bipolar spindles were formed. In 29.7% of pollen mother cells, one genome did not divide synchronically, with chromosomes lagging behind or not segregating at all. The second division was very irregular, resulting in polyads. Based on previous results from analysis of a triploid hybrid between these species, where the R genome was eliminated by asynchrony during meiosis, it is suggested that the laggard genome in this hybrid also belongs to B. ruziziensis.

  5. Características anatômicas e valor nutritivo de quatro gramíneas predominantes em pastagem natural de Viçosa, MG Anatomical evaluation and nutritive value of four prevailing forage grasses in natural p