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  1. Caracterização anatômica em diferentes frações de cultivares de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.

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    Brito Cláudio José Freixieiro Alves de

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento da anatomia das gramíneas forrageiras tropicais pode contribuir para sua melhor utilização na alimentação de ruminantes. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a área ocupada pelos diferentes tecidos presentes no colmo e na folha de três cultivares de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.. Cinco plantas de cada cultivar foram selecionadas e segmentadas em três partes (apical, mediana e basal, sendo o material coletado 10 semanas após corte de uniformização. O colmo foi separado em duas partes e as folhas foram subdivididas em bainha, limbo e quilha. Observou-se que o floema representa cerca de 2% da área total dos tecidos. Embora seja um tecido de elevada digestibilidade, esta pequena participação representa pouco para a qualidade final das plantas. A área de tecido epidérmico e tecido vascular lignificado é maior no limbo foliar, principalmente nas folhas jovens. A área de tecido vascular lignificado do colmo aumenta em direção a base da planta. A distância entre os feixes vasculares na bainha está acima de 500 µm, enquanto no limbo é de 140 µm. No colmo, a distribuição irregular dos feixes vasculares não permite que esta medida seja utilizada como padrão de comparação entre cultivares. A diferenciação de cultivares através da caracterização anatômica apresenta limitações. Mesmo assim, observou-se que o cultivar Testo apresenta maior área de tecido vascular lignificado e menor área de tecido parenquimático. Enquanto isto, o cultivar Areia apresenta a menor distância entre feixes vasculares na bainha e na quilha com maior área de floema nas folhas.

  2. Análise de trilha de caracteres forrageiros do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. Path coefficient analysis of forage characteristics of elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum schum.

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    Rogério Figueiredo Daher

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho consistiram em obter estimativas de coeficientes de correlação fenotípicos, genotípicos e residuais, e avaliar os desdobramentos das correlações genotípicas em efeitos diretos e indiretos (análise de trilha das variáveis altura média das plantas, diâmetro médio do colmo e número de perfilhos por metro linear (variáveis independentes explicativas na produção de matéria seca (variável dependente principal de clones de capim-elefante em dois cortes realizados nas condições edafoclimáticas do norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Houve grande diferença nas estimativas obtidas nos dois cortes, entretanto o estudo permitiu concluir que a altura das plantas no corte exerce influência na produção de matéria seca principalmente nas situações de clones de alta capacidade de perfilhamento. As características número de perfilhos por metro linear e diâmetro de perfilhos foram capazes de explicar melhor o potencial de produção de matéria seca, atuando, respectivamente, de forma direta e inversamente proporcionais sobre a variável básica, alternando-se em função das condições ambientais ocorridas durante o crescimento.The main goals of this work was to obtain estimates of phenotype, genotype and residual correlation coefficients and display genotype correlations in direct and indirect effects (path analysis of height, diameter of stem at the base and number of tillers per meter (explanatory independent variables on dry matter production (basic dependent variable of elephantgrass clones in two harvest periods at conditions of northern Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Great differences among estimates in two harvest periods were observed, however it could be concluded that height of plants at cutting influenced dry matter production mainly in conditions of high tillering capable clones. Number of tillers per meter and diameter of stem explained better dry matter production potential, acting

  3. Efeito de aditivos biológicos comerciais na silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum Effect of commercial biological additives on elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. silage

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    W.L. Patrizi

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o pH e a composição bromatológica de silagens de capim-elefante var. Napier, sem e com três aditivos biológicos comerciais (B, C e D em duas concentrações de diluição, a recomendada pelo fabricante (concentração 1 ou com o dobro (concentração 2, feitas em microsilos de PVC. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente ao acaso, com sete tratamentos e seis repetições por tratamento. Apenas o aditivo B em ambas as concentrações (3,73; 4,07 foi eficiente em reduzir (PA completely randomized design with seven treatments and six replicates per treatment was conducted to study the effect of three commercial biological additives (B, C and D, in two concentrations (manufacturer’s recommended dose - concentration 1 or double dose -concentration 2 on pH and chemical composition of elephantgrass (var. Napier silage. A lower pH (P<0.05 was observed in silage with additive B at concentrations 1 (pH=3.73 and concentration 2 (pH=4.07, when compared to the control treatment (pH=5.01. Silage dry matter (% increased (P<0.05 with the use of additive B at concentrations 1 and 2 (29.9% and 31.3 %, respectively and additives C and D at concentration 2 (26.8% and 25.7%, respectively in comparison to the control treatment (24.0%. Silage with additive B had higher crude protein levels than the control treatment (6.6% at concentrations 1 (13.4% and 2 (12.1%. Lignin and neutral detergent fiber levels were lower (P<0.05 for treatments with additive B. The use of doble level of additive B did not increase its efficiency. All additives increased calcium concentration, but not phosphorus concentration. These results indicated that additive B (Lactobacillus plantarum and Pediococcus acidilactici improved elephantgrass silage fermentation process and its nutritional value. Increasing commercial biological additives above the manufacturer’s recommended level did not improve (P<0.05 silage quality.

  4. Estabilidade aeróbica de silagens de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum emurchecido e tratado com inoculante microbiano Aerobic stability of wilted grass silages (Pennisetum Purpureum, Schum. treated with microbial inoculant

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    Adriana Guim

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar o efeito de um inoculante microbiano sobre a estabilidade aeróbica de silagens de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum pré-seco, foi conduzido um experimento na UNESP, Campus de Jaboticabal. O capim foi cortado com 96 dias de crescimento, permanecendo sob ação do sol, por aproximadamente 5 horas para o emurchecimento. Foram confeccionados silagens, em barricas plásticas de 200 L de capacidade, que receberam (CI ou não (SI o inoculante no momento da ensilagem. Para o estudo da deterioração aeróbica, na abertura dos silos (T0, cada barrica foi subdividida em três profundidades e as silagens expostas ao ar em um sistema, usado para a determinação de CO2, por 2 (T2, 4 (T4, 6 (T6 e 8 (T8 dias. A silagem da camada superficial não apresentou diferenças no valor de pH e contagem de leveduras, em relação à da camada intermediária, porém ambas apresentaram valores superiores à camada mais profunda. O teor de N-NH3 da camada superior foi menor que o da intermediária e profunda, que não diferiram entre si. A interação significativa entre inóculo e tempo de exposição mostrou que nos primeiros tempos de aeração (T0; T2 e T4 as silagens inoculadas não diferiram das controle em termos de pH, teor de N-NH3 e contagem de bolores, mas com avanço do tempo (T6 e T8 passaram a apresentar menor valor de pH, menor contagem de fungos e tendência a menor produção de CO2, indicando menor velocidade de deterioração após seis dias de exposição aeróbica.An experiment was carried out at UNESP, Jaboticabal Campus to evaluate the effect of a microbial inoculant on aerobic stability of wilted grass silage (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. The grass was cut with 96 days of growing, remaining under sun action 5 hours to wilt. Silages were made in plastic silos, 0.2m³ capacity, that received (CI or not (SI inoculant at the ensilage time. For the study of aerobic deterioration, each silo was subdivided in three levels and the

  5. Análise de cruzamentos dialélicos entre capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. e milheto (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.. 1. Características morfoagronômicas = Analysis of diallel crosses between elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.. 1. Morphoagronomic characteristics

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    Antônio Vander Pereira

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estimar a capacidade geral de combinação (CGC e a capacidade específica de combinação (CEC de dez características morfoagronômicas, por meio de cruzamentos dialélicos entre onze genótipos de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. e doze de milheto (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. utilizando o método 4 domodelo proposto por Griffing (1956. Os 132 híbridos interespecíficos foram avaliados no delineamento em blocos ao acaso, com três repetições de tratamentos, de março de 2001 a abril de 2002, na Embrapa Gado de Leite, Coronel Pacheco, Estado de Minas Gerais.Observou-se variabilidade genética nitidamente superior entre os genitores de capimelefante. Desse modo, convém frisar que a estratégia de melhoramento intra-específico, principalmente em capim-elefante, poderá proporcionar maiores ganhos para a maioria dascaracterísticas do que a praticada de forma interespecífica. As melhores combinações híbridas para produção de forragem, tanto da planta integral, quanto da fração foliar, foram BAG-64 x Wrajpop 88, BAG-64 x HiGrop, BAG-19 x BN 2 e BAG-19 x NPM 1.This work aimed to estimate general combining ability (GCA and specific combining ability (SCA in ten morphoagronomic characteristics through diallel crossing among eleven elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. and twelve pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. genotypes using the method 4, Griffing (1956 model. The 132 interespecific hybrids were evaluated in a complete randomized block design, with three replications, from march of 2001 to april of 2002, in Embrapa Gado de Leite, Coronel Pacheco, Minas Gerais State. The genetic variability was superior in elephantgrass genitors, so that intraspecific breeding, mainly in elephantgrass, can result in greater gains to almost all characteristics than to intraspecific mode. The best hybrid combinations to forage production, both in integral plant and in leaf fraction, were BAG-64x Wrajpop 88, BAG-64

  6. Anatomia quantitativa e degradação in vitro de tecidos em cultivares de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. Quantitative anatomy and in vitro tissue degradation in elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. cultivars

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    Cláudio José Freixieiro Alves de Brito

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho quantificaram-se as principais alterações histológicas ocorridas em cultivares de capim-elefante (Pennisetumpurpureum Schumach., em três estádios de desenvolvimento. A degradação dos tecidos foi avaliada após incubação em líquido ruminal de bovinos. As porcentagens de tecidos presentes em colmo, quilha, limbo e bainha foliares foram determinadas. A quilha e o colmo apresentaram maior proporção de tecido lignificado, enquanto o limbo foliar, maior quantidade de tecido epidérmico e tecido vascular não-lignificado. O tecido parenquimático foi encontrado em menor proporção na bainha foliar, principalmente pela presença do aerênquima, a partir da segunda coleta. A proporção de tecido lignificado aumentou com a maturidade do vegetal, sendo mais acentuado em colmos e limbos. Entre as principais alterações, destaca-se a grande área de degradação encontrada na bainha foliar, mesmo com o envelhecimento dos tecidos. Isto foi associado à presença do aerênquima encontrado nos estádios de desenvolvimento mais avançados. Os estômatos favoreceram a penetração dos microorganismos nos tecidos mais internos da folha (mesofilo. O espessamento e a lignificação da parede celular ocorreram com o envelhecimento das plantas, acompanhado de redução na área de degradação dos tecidos.In this research, the main histological changes that occurred in cultivars of elephant-grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. at three development stages were determined. The tissue degradation was evaluated after incubation in cattle ruminal fluid. The percentage of tissues presented in the stem, keel, leaf limbo and sheath were determined. The keel and the stem presented greater proportion of lignified tissues, while the leaf limbo presented higher amount of epidermal and non-lignified vascular tissues. The parenchymal tissue was found in minor proportion on the leaf sheath, mainly by the presence of aerenchyma, from the second

  7. Efeito da inclusão de polpa cítrica peletizada na confecção de silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. Effect of pelleted citrus pulp inclusion on elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. ensiling

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    Paulo Henrique Mazza Rodrigues

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com esta pesquisa avaliar os efeitos da idade de corte do capim-elefante cv. Napier (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. e da inclusão da polpa sobre a qualidade fermentativa e a estabilidade aeróbia da silagem, além de elaborar um índice de recomendação da inclusão de polpa cítrica, em função do teor de umidade do capim, para reduzir os custos com esta tecnologia. Foram confeccionados silos de laboratório (capacidade de 6 litros e testados 20 tratamentos (quatro repetições, correspondentes a cinco idades de crescimento do capim (40, 60, 80, 100 ou 120 dias após corte de nivelamento e quatro níveis de inclusão de polpa cítrica peletizada (0, 3, 6 ou 9%, com base na matéria natural do capim, em arranjo fatorial 5 x 4. Houve efeito da interação idade de corte × nível de polpa sobre as concentrações de ácidos acético, propiônico, butírico e lático, a relação lático/acético, o pH, o nitrogênio amoniacal e a temperatura máxima, mas não para a concentração de álcool, a digestibilidade in vitro da MS, o tempo para atingir a temperatura máxima, a taxa para elevação da temperatura e o tempo para elevação da temperatura em 2ºC. A inclusão de polpa melhorou o perfil fermentativo das silagens, com efeito mais pronunciado em silagens produzidas com capins mais novos. Com base no teor de ácido acético e em derivações da equação de superfície gerada, foi possível obter a recomendação de inclusão de 0,7% de polpa cítrica (com base na matéria natural do capim para cada unidade percentual de MS que o capim possuir abaixo de 32. Portanto, o nível ótimo de inclusão de polpa que otimiza a qualidade da silagem é igual a (32 - MS x 0,7.The objectives of this trial were to evaluate the effects of regrowth age of elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Napier, and citrus pulp addition on the fermentation pattern and aerobic stability of their silage. In addition to that, this research also aimed

  8. Qualidade da forragem e participação relativa na produção de matéria seca de diferentes frações de cultivares de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.

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    Deschamps Francisco Carlos

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A digestão das forragens é determinada por fatores químicos e anatômicos, os quais são afetados pelo estádio de crescimento da espécie. Como as plantas em crescimento apresentam tecidos diversos em composição e anatomia, torna-se importante conhecer sua participação na produção total de matéria seca, bem como seus níveis de digestão. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar a composição química e a digestibilidade das frações colmo, limbo, quilha e bainha foliar, das regiões apical, mediana e basal, dos cultivares 307-TESTO, 309-AREIA e ROXO de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach., após 10 semanas de período de crescimento. O cv. AREIA apresentou porte mais elevado com lâminas e bainhas foliares mais curtas, o que acabou acarretando menor participação destas frações no peso seco total. Observou-se que as frações apresentaram teor de lignina, proteína e digestibilidade distintos. O colmo da região basal e a quilha são as frações que mais comprometem a qualidade do capim-elefante, principalmente pelo alto grau de lignificação destas partes. No mesmo estádio de crescimento, poucas diferenças foram observadas entre os cultivares. Foi possível observar que o cv. AREIA apresentou melhor qualidade, já que foram maiores os valores de digestibilidade e proteína bruta do limbo, da quilha e da bainha. A fração mais restritiva para a qualidade da forrageira, em termos de participação e valor nutricional, foi o colmo seguido pela quilha.

  9. Análise de cruzamentos dialélicos entre capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. e milheto (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.. 2. Características bromatológicas = Analysis of diallel crosses between elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.. 2. Bromatologic characteristics

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    Antônio Vander Pereira

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Cento e trinta e dois híbridos interespecíficos obtidos por cruzamentos dialélicos entre onze genótipos de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. e doze de milheto (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. foram avaliados em blocos ao acaso, com três repetições de tratamentos, de março de 2001 a abril de 2002, na Embrapa Gado de Leite, Coronel Pacheco, Estado de Minas Gerais. Objetivou-se estimar a capacidade geral de combinação (CGC e a capacidade específica de combinação (CEC de oito características bromatológicas, utilizando o método 4 do modelo proposto por Griffing (1956. Verificou se que, para a característica percentagem de proteína bruta, não foi detectada variabilidade genética entre os genitores. Os cruzamentos F94-28-3 x ICMV 87901, F92-97-3 x ICMV 87901, F93-4-2 x Wrajpop 88, F92-101-2 x ICMV 221, F92-101-2 x Senpop e F93-4-2 x NPM 1 destacaram-se com relação às características relacionadas com a digestibilidade da forragem, aliadas a reduzidos teores de fibra, principalmente a mais insolúvel (%FDA.One hundred-thirty-two interespecific hybrids obtained through dialel cross among eleven elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. and twelve pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. genotypes were evaluated in a complete randomized block design, with three replications, from march of 2001 to april of 2002, in Embrapa Gado de Leite, Coronel Pacheco, Minas Gerais State. This work aimed to estimate the general combining ability (GCA and specific combining ability (SCA in eight bromatologic characteristics using the method 4, Griffing (1956 model. There was not genetic variability among parents, considering crude protein percentage characteristic. F94-28-3 x ICMV 87901, F92-97-3 x ICMV 87901, F93-4-2 x Wrajpop 88, F92-101-2 x ICMV 221, F92-101-2 x Senpop, and F93-4-2 x NPM 1 crosses were better considering forage digestibility characteristics, as reduced percentage of fibers, mainly the insoluble (%ADF.

  10. Qualidade da silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. emurchecido ou acrescido de farelo de mandioca Quality of elephantgrass silage (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. wilted or adding cassava meal

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    Evaldo Ferrari Júnior

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se um experimento para avaliar a silagem de capim-elefante cv. Taiwan A-146, submetida a seis tratamentos e quatro repetições: A - capim-elefante emurchecido ao sol por 8 horas; B - capim-elefante sem emurchecimento; C - capim-elefante (98% mais farelo de mandioca (2%; D - capim-elefante (96% mais farelo de mandioca (4%; E - capim-elefante (92% mais farelo de mandioca (8% e F - capim-elefante (88% mais farelo de mandioca (12%. A adição de 12% de farelo de mandioca mostrou-se mais eficiente que o emurchecimento em aumentar o teor de matéria seca da silagem. A adição de farelo de mandioca promoveu decréscimo no teor de proteína bruta, matéria orgânica, fibra em detergente neutro e hemicelulose de forma linear, porém aumentou os teores de extrativo não nitrogenado, matéria mineral e carboidratos solúveis das silagens. Os teores de ácido lático mostraram-se baixos, indicando que o farelo de mandioca não foi utilizado de forma eficiente pelos lactobacilos. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre as porcentagens dos ácidos acético, propiônico, butírico e lático nas silagens. O emurchecimento e a adição de farelo de mandioca podem ser utilizados como alternativas para aumentar o teor de matéria seca da silagem.Silage evaluation of elephantgrass cv. Taiwan A146 was done at Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia - UNESP-Botucatu. Six treatments were used with four replications as follows: A - elephantgrass with eight hours of wilting under the sun; B - elephantgrass; C - elephantgrass (98% plus cassava meal (2%; D - elephantgrass (96% plus cassava meal (4%; E - elephantgrass (92% plus cassava meal (8%; F - elephantgrass (88% plus cassava meal (12%. The efficiency meal (12% was greater than wilting in increasing total dry matter content. The addition of cassava led to a linear decrease in CP, OM, NDF and hemicellulose content, at the same time it increased the NFE, ASH and soluble carbohidrates

  11. FONTES ENERGÉTICAS PARA SUPLEMENTAÇÃO DE BEZERROS DESMAMADOS PRECOCEMENTE, MANTIDOS EM PASTAGEM DE CAPIM-ELEFANTE (Pennisetum purpureum, SCHUM. ENERGETIC SOURCES FOR SUPPLEMENTATION OF EARLY WEANED BEEF CALVES KEPT ON ELEPHANT GRASS PASTURE (Pennisetum pupureum, SCHUM.

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    Joilmaro Rodrigo Pereira Rosa

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de diferentes fontes energéticas sobre o desempenho de bezerros, desmamados precocemente, submetidos ao pastejo contínuo em capim elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. cv Taiwan A-146. As fontes energéticas testadas foram a casca de soja, o grão de milho moído e o farelo de arroz integral, além da mistura múltipla desses três alimentos, fornecidos ao nível de 1% do peso vivo, com base na matéria seca. A pastagem apresentou em média massa de forragem da planta inteira de 7286 kg de MS/ha, com 34,31% de folhas. O ganho de peso médio diário (GMD não foi influenciado significativamente pela fonte energética, sendo 0,867; 0,841; 0,753 e 0,817 kg para a casca de soja, grão de milho, farelo de arroz integral e mistura múltipla, respectivamente. O GMD apresentou comportamento quadrático (1,119-0,024X+0,00034X2 frente aos períodos experimentais. O peso final dos bezerros suplementados com grão de milho (162 kg foi maior que os suplementados com farelo de arroz integral (156 kg, ambos não diferindo dos suplementados com casca de soja (160 kg ou mistura múltipla (158 kg. O estado corporal final foi maior nos animais que receberam a casca de soja ou a mistura múltipla (3,62 e 3,64 pontos, respectivamente em relação àqueles que receberam milho ou farelo de arroz integral (3,48 e 3,43 pontos, respectivamente como suplemento. Palavras chaves: Casca de soja, estado corporal, farelo de arroz integral, ganho de peso, grão de milho ABSTRACT: The experiment was conducted with the objective to evaluate the effect of different energetic sources on the performance of early weaned beef calves, submitted to continuous grazing on pasture of Elephant Grass Taiwan A146. The energetic sources tested were ground corn grain, soybean hulls and rice bran, besides a mixture of the three energetic sources. The amount offered was equivalent to 1% of the live weight, dry matter basis

  12. Ocorrência e controle de lesmas do gênero Omalonyx (Gastropoda, Succineidae, pragas de capim-elefante Pennisetum purpureum (Poaceae em Rio Preto da Eva, Amazonas Occurrence and control of Omalonyx slugs (Gastropoda, Succineidae, pests of the elephant-grass Pennisetum purpureum (Poaceae in Rio Preto da Eva, Amazonas

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    Marcos Vinicius Bastos Garcia

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Lesmas do gênero Omalonyx d'Orbigny, 1837 são hermafroditas, herbívoras, de distribuição neotropical e vivem em plantas aquáticas, nas demais vegetações adjacentes e em solo úmido próximo a ambientes de água doce. No presente trabalho reporta-se a ocorrência atípica de O. pattersonae Tillier, 1981 e de Omalonyx sp. em área de terra firme, distante de ambiente aquático. Estas espécies aqui reportadas são simpátricas e devido à alta densidade populacional e prejuízos causados às folhas do capim-elefante Pennisetum purpureum Schumach, são caracterizadas como pragas agrícolas. No período da noite as lesmas se alimentavam das folhas do capim elefante e durante o dia permaneciam escondidas na base do caule, próximo a superfície úmida do solo. A aplicação de cal hidratada sobre agregados de indivíduos de Omalonyx spp foi um método efetivo para o controle das populações. As alterações ambientais dos ecossistemas amazônicos para uso agrícola e/ou urbanização tem promovido o aumento populacional de espécies que se adaptam a novos habitats e geralmente se tornam pragas de difícil controle.Slugs of the genus Omalonyx d'Orbigny, 1837 are hermaphrodites, herbivorous, distributed on Neotropical regions, living on aquatic plants, moist soil and terrestrial vegetation close to freshwater systems. The present paper reports the atypical occurrence of O. pattersonae Tillier, 1981 and Omalonyx sp. in an upland area far from any aquatic environment. Both species reported here are sympatric and due to the high populations density and damages caused on leaves of elephant-grass Pennisetum purpureum Schumach, they are recognized as agricultural pests. During the night, the slugs feed on the grass leaves and at the daylight they stayed hidden in the base of stems, near the moist soil surface. The use of hydrated lime distributed over the aggregations of Omalonyx spp. showed to be an effective method to control the populations. The

  13. Efeito da mistura da planta de girassol (Helianthus annuus L., durante a ensilagem do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. no valor nutritivo da silagem Effect of the mixture of the sunflower plant (Helianthus annuus L. during the ensiling with the elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Shum. on nutritive value of silage

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    Adauton Vilela Rezende

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available O girassol foi misturado ao capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum na ensilagem. A colheita do capim-elefante foi realizada manualmente após 70 dias do corte de uniformização, à altura de 10 cm da superfície do solo. Para confecção da silagem, foram utilizados os híbridos de girassol M-742 e M-92007. As misturas capim-elefante e girassol foram feitas nas seguintes proporções de matéria verde: 100 e 0%, 75 e 25%; 50 e 50%; 25 e 75%; 0 e 100% de capim e girassol, respectivamente. As plantas foram picadas mecanicamente em partículas de 2,0 a 3,0 cm de tamanho, ensiladas por 30 dias, em silos de "PVC" de dez centímetros de diâmetro e quarenta centímetros de altura. Foram avaliadas as porcentagens de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS e valores de pH das silagens. O delineamento experimental empregado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Concluiu-se que as silagens de capim-elefante com mistura da planta de girassol apresentaram maiores porcentagens de MS, PB, EE e valores de pH, aumentos na DIVMS e menor porcentagem de FDN na matéria seca com o aumento dos níveis de substituição.A mixture sunflower and elephant grass has been used for ensiling. Elephant grass was harvested manually 70 days after a plot leveling a height of 10cm from soil surface. For silage making, the sunflower hybrids M-742 and M-92007 were utilized. The mixtures of sunflower and elephantgrass were done at the following ratios of green matter 100 and 0%; 75 and 25%; 50 and 50%; 25% and 75%;0 and 100%, of grass and sunflower, respectively. Plants were chopped mechanically in particles of 2.0 to 3.0 cm in size, ensiled for 30 days in PVC silos 10 centimeters in diameter and 40 centimeter height. The evaluated variables were as follow: Percentages of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, ether extract (EE, neutral detergent fiber (NDF in

  14. Valor nutritivo de silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. com diferentes níveis de casca de café Nutritive value of elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. silage with different levels of coffee hulls

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    Alexandre Lima de Souza

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos de diferentes níveis de casca de café (0, 8,7; 17,4; 26,1; e 34,8 kg de casca de café/100 kg de forragem fresca sobre a composição bromatológica e a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS da silagem de capim-elefante. Na produção das silagens foram utilizados 15 silos cilíndricos de PVC com de 0,25 m de diâmetro e 0,75 m de altura, adotando-se uma compactação de 550 kg/m³. O teor de MS aumentou em função dos níveis crescentes de casca, estimando-se acréscimo de 0,54% por unidade de casca de café adicionada. Os valores de pH foram menores para as silagens com casca, estimando-se valor mínimo de 3,78 para o nível de 26,87% de casca. O teor de PB (8,9% da silagem sem casca de café foi inferior aos 11,1% verificados na forragem fresca e nas silagens contendo casca de café. A adição de casca de café ao capim-elefante resultou em silagens com menores teores de fibra em detergente neutro e hemicelulose, ao mesmo tempo em que os teores de lignina das silagens foram aumentados. Foi estimada uma redução de apenas 0,14% na DIVMS das silagens por unidade de casca de café adicionada. A casca de café, em níveis iguais ou superiores a 17,4 kg de casca/100 kg de forragem fresca, revelou ser um bom aditivo para a ensilagem de capim-elefante com alto teor de umidade.One experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of five levels of coffee hulls (0, 8.7, 17.4, 26.1, and 34.8 kg/100 kg of fresh forage on the bromatologic composition and IVDMD of elephantgrass silage. Fifteen plastic silos measuring .25 of diameter x .75 of height were used. In the ensiling process the forage received a pressure of 550 kg/m³. The results showed that the percentage of dry matter increased linearly with increasing of coffee hulls. It was estimated an increasing of .54% for each unit of coffee hulls added. The pH value was inferior for silage with coffee hulls. It was estimated a minimum value of 3.78 for the level 26

  15. Valor nutritivo da silagem de capim-elefante cultivar Napier (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum inoculada com bactérias ácido-láticas Nutritional value of elephant-grass silage (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum inoculated with lactic acid bacteria

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    Félix Ribeiro de Lima

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Foi objetivo do presente estudo avaliar os efeitos da inoculação microbiana da silagem de capim-elefante sobre a digestibilidade total em carneiros. Doze carneiros machos e castrados foram distribuídos em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, e os tratamentos corresponderam à silagem de capim-elefante (média de 17,2% de MS e 7,6% de PB, controle ou inoculada com o produto Pioneer 1174 (S. faecium e L. plantarum. O experimento teve duração total de 21 dias, sendo os 5 últimos destinados à coleta de fezes e urina. A inoculação não alterou a digestibilidade total da MS (inoculado = 49,9% vs. controle = 48,4%, PB (45,9% vs. 43,6%, EE (42,9% vs. 40,8%, FB (53,6% vs. 54,2%, FDN (48,6% vs. 48,0%, FDA (48,8% vs. 49,2%, amido (60,8% vs. 66,2%, NDT (44,5% vs. 41,8% ou o consumo de MS (1,36 vs. 1,63% do PV, mas tendeu (P = 0,0845 a aumentar a digestibilidade do ENN (47,3% vs. 40,6% e a diminuir (P = 0,0571 a retenção nitrogenada (–2,61 vs. –2,17 g de N/animal/dia. Os dados presentes não permitem recomendar a inoculação do capim-elefante com bactérias ácido-láticas para produção de silagens.The effects of microbial inoculated elephant-grass silage on total digestibility in sheep were evaluated. Twelve wethers were randomly assigned to two treatments: elephant-grass silage (average 17.2% DM and 7.6% CP control and microbial inoculated with Pioneer 1174 product (S. faecium and L. plantarum. Experimental period consisted of twenty-one days, the last five for feces and urine collection. Inoculation did not influence total digestibility of DM (inoculated=49.9% vs. control=48.4%, CP (45.9% vs. 43.6%, EE (42.9% vs. 40.8%, CF (53.6% vs. 54.2%, NDF (48.6% vs. 48.0%, ADF (48.8% vs. 49.2%, starch (60.8% vs. 66.2%, TDN (44.5% vs. 41.8% or DM intake (1.36 vs. 1.63% of BW. However, there was a tendency (P = 0.0845 of increasing digestibility of NFE (47.3% vs. 40.6% and decreasing (P = 0.0571 N retention (–2.61 vs. –2.17 g of N

  16. Capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum., sob duas doses de nitrogênio. Consumo e produção de leite Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. fertilized with two levels of nitrogen, under grazing, voluntary intake and milk production

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    João Paulo Guimarães Soares

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available A produção de leite, o consumo voluntário de matéria seca e a taxa de passagem da FDN no trato gastrintestinal em quatro épocas do ano (julho, outubro, janeiro e março, de vacas mestiças, sob pastejo de capim-elefante, submetido a dois níveis de nitrogênio (300 e 700 kg de N/ha•ano, foram estimados. Foi usado pastejo rotativo com três dias de ocupação e 30 de descanso, empregando-se 36 vacas lactantes mestiças Holandês x Zebu, em uma lotação de 6 vacas/ha. A estimativa de consumo e a taxa de passagem foram determinadas em apenas 24 animais. Para a coleta de extrusas, foram usadas duas vacas esôfago-fistuladas. O consumo foi estimado usando-se a relação produção fecal:indigestibilidade dos alimentos. A produção fecal foi estimada usando-se a FDN da extrusa marcada com dicromato de sódio fornecida em dose única. O consumo de MS total não foi influenciado pelas doses de N e por épocas do ano, com valores médios diários de 10,9 e 10,5 kg /MS•vaca para as doses de 300 e 700 kg N/ha•ano, respectivamente. Entretanto, o consumo de MS do capim-elefante foi influenciado por doses de N e épocas, com valores de 6,5 e 5,6 kg/vaca•dia para as doses de N supracitadas, respectivamente. O capim-elefante contribuiu com 26,0% da MS total ingerida, durante a época seca (julho/outubro e sua contribuição aumentou para 84,0% na época das águas (janeiro/março. A produção diária de leite não foi influenciada por doses de N, com produções médias de 11,6 e 12,3 kg de leite/vaca•dia, para as doses de 300 e 700 kg N/ha•ano, respectivamente.The milk production, the dry matter intake (DMI and the NDF passage rate in the gastrointestinal tract in four seasons (July, October, January and March, of crossbred cows, under grazing of elephant grass, submitted to two levels of nitrogen (300 and 700 kg N/ha•year were estimated. The rotation grazing with three days of occupation and 30 days of resting, using 36 crossbred

  17. Aspectos produtivos do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. cv. Roxo no brejo paraibano Productive aspects of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. var. Roxo in Paraíba swamp region

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    Estácio Alves dos Santos

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de verificar o efeito de diferentes alturas de corte sobre a produtividade do capim-elefante cv. Roxo em épocas de seca e chuva no Brejo paraibano. O esquema experimental foi um fatorial 4 x 2, sendo quatro alturas de corte (0, 15, 30 e 45 cm, duas épocas (períodos seco e chuvoso e quatro blocos. Foram avaliadas as produções por hectare de massa verde (MV, matéria seca total (MS, de folhas (MSF e colmos (MSC e proteína bruta (PB. Após o corte de uniformização, efetuaram-se dois cortes no período seco em intervalos de 90 dias e três no período chuvoso em intervalos de 60 dias. Não houve interação entre altura de corte e a época. Entretanto, à medida que se elevou a altura do corte, reduziram-se as produções de MV, MS e MSC. As produções de PB e MSF não diferiram. Quando elevadas as alturas dos cortes de 0 para 45 cm, houve redução de aproximadamente 33% na produção para MV, 24,83% para MSF e 60% para MSC. Os cortes no período seco foram mais produtivos em relação aos da época chuvosa. As médias das produções de MS, MV, MSF, MSC e PB foram, respectivamente, 4,12; 21,19; 2,65; 1,47 e 0,32 t/ha no período seco e 12,44; 2,45; 1,81; 0,54 e 0,17 t/ha no período chuvoso.This work was carried to evaluate the effect of different cutting heights on the productivity of elephant grass var. Roxo in dry and rainy season in the Paraíba swamp region. A randomized complete block design in a 4 X 2 factorial, arrangement, with four cutting heights (0, 15, 30 and 45 cm, two periods (dry and rainy seasons and 4 blocks were used. It was evaluated the production/ha of fresh matter (FM, dry matter (DM, leaves (DML, stems (DMS and crude protein (CP. After the uniformity cut, two cuts in dry season with 90 days interval and three cuts in the rainy season with 60 days interval were made. There was no interaction between seasons and cutting heights. However, as cutting height increased, the values

  18. PRODUÇÃO E CARACTERÍSTICAS QUÍMICAS DO CAPIM-ELEFANTE (Pennisetum purpureum SCHUM PARA ENSILAGEM EM DIFERENTES IDADES DE CORTE PRODUCTION AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ELEPHANT GRASS (Pennisetum purpureum SCHUM FOR ENSILAGE IN DIFFERENT HARVEST AGES

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    Sidnei Roberto de Carvalho Silva

    2007-09-01

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    Para avaliar o efeito de três idades de corte (90, 128 e 146 dias após o plantio sobre a produção e as características químicas do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum cv. Cameroon, cultivado em latossolo vermelho-amarelo, visando a sua ensilagem, realizou-se este experimento no Departamento de Produção Animal da Escola de Veterinária da Universidade Federal de Goiás, no município de Goiânia - GO. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com 16 repetições, para avaliar a altura das plantas, a produção de matéria seca, os conteúdos de matéria seca, de proteína bruta, de fibra bruta, de cálcio e de fósforo e os teores de carboidratos solúveis e o poder tampão das plantas antes da ensilagem. Os resultados obtidos sugerem a viabilidade do aproveitamento da forragem colhida, nos cortes de diferimento, armazenada na forma de silagem.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Altura; carboidratos solúveis; proteína bruta; matéria seca; poder tampão.

    This trial was carried out in the Departamento de Produção Animal at the Universidade Federal de Goiás, in Goiânia-Goiás. Its purpose was to evaluate the effects of three different harvest ages after the plantation upon the elephant grass cv. Cameroon production and its chemical characteristics, cultivated in red-yellow latossol, aiming to the ensilage. It was used a completely randomized design, with 16 repetitions, to evaluate the plants height, the dry matter production, the contents of dry matter, crude protein, crude fiber, calcium and phosphorus and the soluble carbohydrates contents and the buffering capacity before ensilage. The results obtained suggest the viability of the harvest forage utilization in the three closing out dates, stored as ensilage.

  19. Avaliação do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cultivar taiwan A-148, ensilado com diferentes técnicas de redução de umidade Evaluation of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. taiwan A-148, ensiled with different techniques of moisture reduction

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    Paulo Tosi

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de diferentes técnicas de redução de umidade sobre a composição química, digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS e degradação ruminal da matéria seca da silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Taiwan A-148. Os tratamentos (A, Controle; B, 20,0; C, 30,0; D, 40,0% de sabugo de milho; E, emurchecimento por 12 horas; F, emurchecimento por 24 horas; e G, esmagamento + emurchecimento por 24 horas foram distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com três repetições. Os tratamentos da silagem B e E não foram eficientes em reduzir a umidade excessiva da forragem. O emurchecimento por 24 horas aumentou o teor de MS, sem influir no teor de PB e na DIVMS. Os tratamentos C e D favoreceram o desenvolvimento da população de clostrídeos, aumentaram a concentração de N-NH3 e reduziram a concentração de ácido lático e a DIVMS das silagens. O tratamento G aumentou o teor de MS e reduziu a concentração de N-NH3 e DIVMS. A adiçao de sabugo de milho (tratamentos B, C e D reduziu a degradação ruminal da MS das silagens. O sabugo de milho reduziu a umidade, mas apresentou efeitos negativos na qualidade da silagem, enquanto o esmagamento e/ou emurchecimento foram procedimentos que mostraram bons resultados em relação à conservação do material ensilado.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of different techniques of moisture reduction on the chemical composition, in vitro deseapperance of dry matter (IVDMD and ruminal dry matter disappearance of the elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum, cv. Taiwan A-148 silage. The treatments (A, control, B, 20, C, 30, D, 40% of corn cobs; E, wilting by 12 h, F, wilting by 24 h; G, crushing + wilting by 24 h were allotted to a completely randomized design with three replicates. The silage treatments B and E were not efficient to reduce the excessive moisture of the forage. The wilting by 24 h

  20. Massas de lâminas foliares nas características produtivas e qualitativas da pastagem de capim-elefante "Pennisetum purpureum, Schum" (cv. "Taiwan" e desempenho animal Mass of leaf lamina in the produtive and qualitative characteristics of Elephantgrass "Pennisetum purpureum, Schum" (cv. Taiwan pasture and animal performance

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    Regis Luis Míssio

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido no Departamento de Zootecnia da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, para avaliar produtiva e qualitativamente a pastagem de capim elefante e o desempenho animal sob pastejo. A área experimental foi composta de oito piquetes de 0,443ha cada de capim-elefante (Pennisetun purpureum, Schum. cv. "Tawian", onde pastejaram 36 novilhos das raças Charolês, Nelore e suas cruzas, com três animais "testers" por piquete, em duas repetições. Foram estudadas as variáveis relacionadas à produtividade e à qualidade da pastagem e ao desempenho animal. As massas reais de lâminas foliares (MLF de capim-elefante foram: 1.167; 1.543; 1.926 e 2.248kg MS LF/ha, o que constitui os tratamentos. A carga animal suportada pela pastagem, pode ser descrita pela equação y=2.243,14 - 0,32MLF (R2=0,4. O peso vivo final em kg apresentou resposta quadrática (PF=103,41 + 0,114x - 0,00003x², R2=0,5 com o acréscimo da MLF. O ganho de peso diário médio apresentou comportamento linear positivo (GMD = 0,25 + 0,0002MLF, R2=0,2. O aumento na massa de lâminas foliares de capim-elefante acarreta diminuição na carga animal suportada pela pastagem e aumenta o ganho de peso médio diário.The experiment was conducted at the animal science department of Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, to evaluate productive and qualitative characteristics of elephantgrass pasture and animal performance under grazing. The experimental area consisted of eight paddocks of 0.443 ha of elephantgrass (Pennisetun purpureum, Schum. cv. Taiwam, where 36 Charolais, Nelore and crossbred were kept, with three tester animals per paddock, with two repetitions. Variables related to pasture production and quality and animal performance were studied. Real leaf lamina masses (LLM of elephantgrass were: 1.167; 1.543; 1.926 and 2.248kg of dry matter of leaf lamina/ha, constituting the treatments. Stocking rate (y=2.243.14 - .32LLM, R2=.4, showed a negative linear relationship

  1. Adição de inoculantes microbianos sobre a composição química e perfil fermentativo da silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i2.2080 Microbial inoculants addition on chemical composition and fermentation characteristics of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum silage - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i2.2080

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    Carlos de Sousa Lucci

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os efeitos de dois inoculantes microbianos e 1 inoculante enzimo-microbiano no capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum, ensilado em 16 silos experimentais e confeccionados a partir de baldes plásticos portando válvulas. O capim foi cortado aos 97 dias de crescimento, homogeneizado e submetido a tratamentos com 4 repetições: controle, Sil-All® (Streptococcus faecium, Pediococcus acidilactici, Lactobacillus plantarum, amilase, hemicelulase e celulase, Silobac® (L. plantarum, S. faecium e Lactobacillus sp. e Pioneer 1174® (S. faecium e L. plantarum. Os silos foram abertos após 120 dias para análise da composição bromatológica, perfil fermentativo e estabilidade aeróbia. Embora de magnitude pequena, o Sil-All® aumentou a MS, o Pioneer aumentou as concentrações de NIDA e o Silobac® aumentou a FDA e a celulose. Em comparação com o tratamento-controle, o Pioneer e o Silobac melhoraram consideravelmente a relação lático:acético, o Pioneer baixou o pH e melhorou a estabilidade aeróbia.Elephant grass was harvested at 97th day and ensiled in 16 plastic experimental silos, consisting of 4 treatments: control, Sil-All® (Streptococcus faecium, Pediococcus acidilactici, Lactobacillus plantarum, amylase, hemicellulase, and cellulase, Silobac® (L. plantarum, S. faecium, and Lactobacillus sp., and Pioneer 1174® (S. faecium and L. plantarum. Silos were opened 120 days after ensiling and sampled to proceede chemical analyses. Sil-All increased DM, Pioneer increased ADIN concentration and Silobac increased ADF and cellulose contents of silage. Comparing to control Pioneer and Silobac improved consistently the lactic:acetic ratio, Pioneer decreased pH and improved aerobic stability.

  2. Digestão do feno de capim-elefante anão (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Mott sob diferentes níveis de consumo em ovinos Dwarf elephant grass hay (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Mott digestion by sheep at different levels of intake

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    Jucileia Aparecida da Silva Morais

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizados doze ovinos Texel × Corriedale machos, castrados, com 12 meses de idade e peso vivo (PV inicial médio de 27kg, mantidos em gaiolas de metabolismo, em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, conduzido em dois períodos, para avaliar o efeito do nível de consumo (base matéria seca (MS de feno de capim elefante anão (CEA (1,50; 1,75; 2,00; 2,25; 2,50% do PV e ad libitum sobre a digestão nesses animais. A digestibilidade aparente da MS, da matéria orgânica (MO e do nitrogênio (N, bem como a digestibilidade verdadeira do N, o teor de nutrientes digestíveis totais e a síntese de proteína microbiana ruminal não foram afetados, mas a retenção de N (em g dia-1 e como % do N consumido foi sempre positiva e aumentou linearmente (PTwelve one year old Texel x Corriedale castrated male sheep, with 27kg mean live weight (LW, housed in metabolic cages, were used in a completely randomized experiment, carried out in two periods, to evaluate the effect of level of intake (dry matter (DM basis of dwarf elephant grass (1.5; 1.75; 2.0; 2.25; 2.5% of LW and ad libitum on digestion. DM, organic matter (OM and nitrogen (N apparent digestibility, as well as the N true digestibility, total digestible nutrients (TDN contents and rumen microbial protein synthesis were not affected by level of hay intake. N retention (as g day-1 and as % of N intake was always positive and increased linearly (P<0.05 as the level of hay intake increased. However, neutral (NDF and acid detergent fiber (ADF apparent digestibility, as well as OM true digestibility decreased linearly (P<0.05 with increasing intake. Passage rate and mean retention time in the cecum-colon were not affected, whereas passage rate through the reticulum-rumen increased and mean retention time decreased (P<0.05 as the level of intake increased. Fibre and OM true digestibility decreased as hay intake increased (P<0.05, mainly due to a decreasing in retention time of particles into the

  3. Composição química, caracterização e quantificação da população de microrganismos em capim-elefante cv. Cameroon (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. e suas silagens Chemical composition, characterization, and population of microorganisms on elephantgrass "Cameroon" (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum and its silages

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    Odilon Gomes Pereira

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o pH, a relação nitrogênio amoniacal/nitrogênio total (N-NH3, a composição química e a digestibilidade in vitro da MS (DIVMS e as populações microbianas de silagens de capim-elefante produzidas ou não com inoculantes enzimo-bacterianos, em seis períodos de fermentação (1, 3, 7, 14, 28 e 56 dias, utilizando-se silos laboratoriais. Foi usado um arranjo fatorial 6 x 3 (seis períodos de fermentação x três inoculantes, em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com três repetições. Avaliaram-se os seguintes inoculantes microbianos: controle (sem inoculante, Sil All C4 (Alltech do Brasil e Bacto Silo C Tropical (Katec. Os teores de PB, FND e FDA, foram influenciados apenas pelo período de fermentação, enquanto para a DIVMS observou-se efeito da interação inoculante × período.Para o pH observou-se efeito de inoculante e de período, estimando-se reduções de 0,5769; 0,62327 e 0,80218 unidades/dia de fermentação para as silagens controle e tratadas com Sil All e Bacto Silo, respectivamente. Para o teor de N-NH3, observou-se efeito da interação inoculante × período. A população de bactérias ácido lático no capim antes da ensilagem foi de 10(4 ufc/g de forragem fresca, atingindo valor máximo da ordem de 10(8 ufc/g de silagem, para a silagem controle, aos 14 dias de fermentação, e para as silagens tratadas com inoculantes, aos 7 dias. As enterobactérias não foram detectadas a partir do terceiro dia, apresentando valor máximo de 10(4, Values of pH, ammonia nitrogen/total nitrogen (NH3-N, chemical composition, in vitro DM digestibility (IVDMD and microbial populations of elephantgrass silages produced with enzymatic-bacterial inoculants, were evaluated in six fermentation periods (1, 3, 7, 14, 28, and 56 days, using laboratory silos. A 6 x 3 (six fermentation periods x three inoculants factorial arrangement of treatments in a completely randomized design, with three replicates, was used. The

  4. Avaliação de clones de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. e de um híbrido com o milheto (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. submetidos a estresse hídrico. 2. Valor nutritivo Evaluation of elephant grass clones (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. and an elephant grass x pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. hybrid submitted to water stress. 2. Nutritive value

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    Glesser Porto Barreto

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o valor nutritivo de três cultivares de capim-elefante (Cameroon, Roxo de Botucatu e Mott e de um híbrido de capim-elefante com o milheto (híbrido HV-241, cultivados sob diferentes condições de umidade (com e sem estresse hídrico. Utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos ao acaso com parcelas subdivididas e três repetições. Na parcela principal, estudou-se o efeito dos regimes de umidade e nas subparcelas, os diferentes clones. Foram avaliados os teores de matéria seca (% MS, proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS. Os materiais submetidos a estresse hídrico apresentaram elevado grau de dessecação (mais de 58% de MS, sobretudo os cultivares de capim-elefante. As plantas submetidas a estresse hídrico apresentaram teores de PB (17,58% significativamente superiores aos das irrigadas (14,45%, sendo que, entre os cultivares, apenas o Cameroon (14,68% PB diferiu dos demais (16,46% PB. Quanto aos teores de FDN, não se verificou diferença entre os dois regimes de umidade, mas os cvs. Mott e Cameroon apresentaram teores superiores (61,79% aos do cv. Roxo de Botucatu e do híbrido HV-241 (56,60%. Não foi verificada diferença na DIVMS entre os regimes de umidade nem entre os diferentes clones, sendo o valor médio de 53,07%.This trial aimed to study the nutritive value of three Elephant grass clones (Cameroon, Roxo de Botucatu and Mott and an Elephant grass with pearl millet hybrid (HV-241 cultivated under two different humidity conditions (with and without water stress. A randomized block design with split plots and three replicates was used. In the main plot, the effect of the humidity regimes was studied and in the split plot, the different clones. The dry matter (DM; crude protein (CP and of neutral detergent fiber (NDF content; and in vitro dry matter disappearance (IVDMD were analyzed. The materials submitted to water stress showed a

  5. Introdução e avaliação de clones de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. em Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ Introduction and evaluation of clones of elephant grass (Pennisetun purpureum Schum. in Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ

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    Rogério Figueiredo Daher

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Quinze novos clones de capim-elefante e duas cultivares-testemunhas foram avaliados em um delineamento em blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições. O experimento foi realizado no Setor de Forragicultura do LZNA/CCTA da Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, no período de fevereiro de 1995 a dezembro de 1997, totalizando 12 cortes. Avaliaram-se produção de matéria seca (MS, em kg/ha/corte, média de 12 cortes; produção de MS da época da seca, em kg/ha; participação da produção da época da seca em relação ao total anual, proporção de folhas na planta, altura das plantas (m, diâmetro do colmo na base (mm e número de perfilhos por metro linear. Com exceção dos clones CNPGL 91: F28-1, F01-2, F13-2 e F10-2 e da cultivar Mineiro, todos os demais destacaram-se quanto à produção de MS por corte, enquanto as variáveis produção de MS da época da seca, participação da produção da época da seca em relação ao total anual e proporção de folhas na planta (com base em MS não apresentaram diferenças significativas entre os clones avaliados. A análise multivariada demonstrou a superioridade dos clones dos grupos 2 (Pioneiro e CNPGL 91 F27-5 e 5 (CNPGL 91 F25-3 e CNPGL 91 F06-3 para produção de matéria seca, constituindo-se em grupos contrastantes e altamente adaptados às condições edafoclimáticas de Campos dos Goytacazes. As variáveis diâmetro do colmo, altura das plantas no corte na época das águas e altura das plantas no corte na época da seca foram consideradas as mais importantes para explicar a dispersão dos clones no plano bidimensional.Fifteen intra specific hybrids and two cultivars of elephant grass were evaluated in a randomized block design with four replicates. The experiment was carried out at the Forage Production Section of LZNA/CCTA of Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, from February/95 to December/97, resulting on 12 harvests. The

  6. Compostagem de misturas de capim-elefante e torta de mamona com diferentes relações C:N

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    Marco A. de A. Leal

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available A viabilidade econômica da compostagem está relacionada à utilização de matérias-primas abundantes, de custo competitivo e com níveis reduzidos de contaminação química e biológica. Seguindo esses critérios identifica-se a biomassa de capim-elefante e a torta de mamona como materiais bastante promissores. Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, determinar as características dos produtos finais e os índices de eficiência do processo de compostagem em três formulações da mistura de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum e torta de mamona com diferentes relações C:N, além de um tratamento de referência com a mistura de capim-elefante e biomassa de Crotalaria juncea. A compostagem da mistura de capim-elefante com torta de mamona possibilitou a obtenção de material orgânico estabilizado com elevado teor de N, sem a necessidade de utilização de qualquer inoculante ou aditivo. Os compostos se estabilizaram aproximadamente aos 60 dias após o início da compostagem e apresentaram reduções de cerca de 50% de sua massa e 65% de seu volume, após 90 dias de compostagem. Compostos com os menores valores iniciais de relação C:N apresentaram as maiores perdas proporcionais de N durante a compostagem.

  7. Characterization of interphase nuclei from triploid hybrids between Pennisetum purpureum Schumach and Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. Caracterização de núcleos interfásicos de híbridos tríploides entre Pennisetum purpureum Schumach e Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.

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    Cristiane Gouvêa Fajardo

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the structure and the volume of interphase nuclei from root meristems of the genotypes of napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum, pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum and hybrids resultant of such breeding. In napier grass, nuclei were areticulate. Both pearl millet and the triploid hybrid had semi-reticulate nuclei; also, the hybrid presented a small proportion (6% of areticulate nuclei. Pearl millet had the highest averages of nuclear dimensions, such as volume, diameter and radius, followed by the interspecific hybrid and napier grass. There was no intraspecific variation for the type of nuclear structure, which indicates this feature is important for cytotaxonomic studies involving the genus Pennisetum. Results demonstrated that chromatin organization in these nuclei was influenced by the number and size of chromosomes, affecting the nucleus volume in the analyzed taxa.Avaliou-se, neste estudo, a estrutura e o volume de núcleos interfásicos de meristemas radiculares de genótipos do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, milheto (Pennisetum glaucum e do híbrido resultante deste cruzamento. O capim-elefante apresentou núcleos do tipo arreticulado. Tanto no milheto como no híbrido triplóide os núcleos apresentaram-se semi-reticulados, sendo que, no híbrido, foi observada uma pequena proporção (6% de núcleos arreticulados. As maiores médias para as dimensões nucleares como volume nuclear, diâmetro e raio foram obtidas para o milheto, seguidas do híbrido interespecífico e capim-elefante. Não houve variação intraespecífica para tipo de estrutura nuclear indicando que essa característica tem relevância para estudos citotaxonômicos no gênero Pennisetum. Os resultados demonstraram que a organização da cromatina nesses núcleos foi influenciada pelo número e tamanho dos cromossomos e essa afetou o volume nuclear dos táxons analisados.

  8. FRACIONAMENTO DE PROTEÍNAS DE SILAGEM DE CAPIM-ELEFANTE EMURCHECIDO OU COM FARELO DE CACAU PROTEIN FRACTIONING OF SILAGE OF ELEPHANTGRASS WILTED OR WITH COCOA MEAL

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    Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho

    2008-10-01

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    Desenvolveu-se o experimento para determinar as frações que compõem as proteínas da silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Camaroon submetido ao emurchecimento ou à adição de diferentes níveis de farelo de cacau. O capim-elefante utilizado foi colhido aos 50 dias de rebrota após o corte de uniformização e submetido aos seguintes tratamentos: capim-elefante emurchecido ao sol por oito horas, e capim-elefante sem emurchecimento com níveis de 0 %, 7 %, 14%, 21 % e 28 % de farelo de cacau (FC (% da matéria natural. Acondicionou-se o material em silos de PVC com capacidade para 5,3 litros, que foram abertos após 45 dias. Para todas as frações de proteínas estimadas, o tratamento emurchecido apresentou valores semelhantes (P>0,05 ao do tratamento sem emurchecimento. As frações protéicas foram influenciadas pelas adições de FC, verificando-se redução dos teores das frações A e B1+B2 e aumentos das frações B3 e C, para os níveis crescentes de FC.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Conservação de forragens, forrageira, Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Cameroon, subproduto, Theobroma cacao L.

    The experiment was conducted to determine the fractions that compose the protein of silage on the submitted elephant grass forage to wilting under the sun light for eight hours. Other treatments involved the same elephant grass without exposing to sun light but with addition of 0, 7, 14, 21, and 28% of cocoa meal (CM at the ensilage processing. The PVC silos used in the experiment were 5.3 liters in capacity, and were opened in 45 days. To all protein-estimated fractions, the wilted treatment showed similar values (P>.05 to the treatment without wilting. The protein fractions were influenced by CM addictions, verifying reduction in contents of A and B1+B2 fractions and increase in B3 and C fractions, with CM increasing levels

  9. Aclimatização de germoplasma de capim-elefante, pós cultivo in vitro Acclimatization of elephantgrass germplasm after in vitro growth

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    Fausto de Souza Sobrinho

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Entre as forrageiras tropicais, o capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. se destaca pelo grande potencial de produção de forragem e ampla adaptação ambiental. A utilização de acessos do banco de germoplasma mantidos in vitro requer a prévia aclimatização das plantas. No caso específico do capim-elefante, não existem informações a respeito das condições ideais e variabilidade para a aclimatização. Por isso, objetivou-se com este trabalho verificar a existência de variabilidade para aclimatização entre os genótipos de capim-elefante, utilizando-se diferentes substratos. Foi utilizado o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial, com três repetições e parcelas de quatro vasos com uma planta cada. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por quatro genótipos de capim-elefante [Cameroon, Mineiro, Pioneiro e um híbrido triplóide (P. purpureum x P. glaucum], quatro substratos [substrato comercial Plantmax; Areia irrigada com adubo Ouro Verde (1 g/l; Vermiculita irrigada com adubo Ouro Verde (1 g/l e mistura de solo, areia e esterco (1:1:1] e dois tempos de introdução in vitro (permanência de 15 e 90 dias in vitro. Os resultados evidenciaram que os substratos estudados não interferiram na porcentagem de pegamento das plantas de capim-elefante aclimatizadas. De um modo geral, quanto maior o período in vitro das plantas de capim-elefante, menor a porcentagem de pegamento na aclimatização.Among the tropical forages, elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. is noted due its high potential of forage production as well as the wide environmental adaptability. The utilization of accessions from in vitro germoplasm bank requires previous acclimatization of the plants. In the specific case of elephantgrass, there is no information regarding the ideal conditions and the variability for acclimatization. The objective of this study was to verify the existence of variability in elephantgrass genotypes for

  10. In situ degradability of corn stover and elephant-grass harvested at four stages of maturity Degradabilidade in situ de híbridos de milho e de capim-elefante colhidos em quatro estádios de maturidade

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    Luis Felipe Prada e Silva

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Among tropical forages, corn silage is largely used by farmers trying to explore the maximum genetic potential from the animals. However, other tropical forages, such as elephant-grass (Pennisetum purpureum, are more productive and therefore cheaper to use than corn silage. Our objective was to compare the in situ degradability of elephant-grass with that from corn hybrids, all harvested at four stages of maturity. The experimental design followed a randomized block design with nested subplots. Two corn hybrids: AG5011, ZN8392 were harvested with 25, 30, 35, and 40% dry matter (DM in the whole plant, and separated in stem + leaf sheath + leaf blade (stover, and cobs. Elephant-grass was harvested with 30, 40, 50 and 60 days after a leveling cut. Dried and ground samples were incubated in nylon bags inside the rumen for 0, 6, 12, 24, 48 and 72 h to estimate the kinetics of ruminal DM and neutral detergent fiber (NDF degradation. The advance of maturity increased the NDF and acid detergent fiber (ADF content in elephant-grass, and reduced its DM degradability. However, maturity had little or no effect on fiber content and DM degradability of corn stover. Elephant-grass had a higher NDF degradability than corn stover, and there was no effect of maturity on NDF degradability of either elephant-grass or corn stover. Fiber degradability of elephant-grass was not worse than that of corn stover, and therefore the choice of forage should be made on economical analysis rather than assuming an intrinsic low production potential for elephant-grass based diets.Dentre as forragens, a silagem de milho é amplamente utilizada pelos fazendeiros que visam explorar o máximo do potencial genético dos animais. No entanto, outros volumosos tropicais como o capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum são mais produtivos e, portanto, mais baratos do que a silagem de milho. Nosso objetivo foi comparar a degradabilidade in situ do capim-elefante com a degradabilidade de h

  11. Utilização de resíduos da indústria de couro como fonte nitrogenada para o capim-elefante Use of leather industry residues as nitrogen sources for elephantgrass

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    Diana Quintão Lima de Oliveira

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Uma grande variedade de produtos tóxicos é emitida durante o processo de tratamento do couro nos curtumes que usam o cromo III para obter o couro wet blue. O resíduo sólido (raspas e aparas contém cerca de 3 % de Cr III, que representa um sério problema ambiental e não tem, atualmente, destino adequado. O resíduo de couro após extração de Cr (colágeno foi utilizado como fonte nitrogenada para o capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum cv. Napier, em um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo, aplicando-se quatro doses do colágeno (4, 8, 16 e 32 t ha-1 e três tratamentos adicionais (testemunha; adubação com N mineral e resíduo de couro wet blue- sem a extração do Cr. O colágeno é uma boa fonte nitrogenada alternativa para crescimento do capim-elefante até a dose de 16 t ha-1. O resíduo de couro wet blue não disponibilizou N durante o cultivo de capim-elefante. Isso mostra que a extração do Cr utilizando-se o ácido fosfórico é fundamental para uso do rejeito de couro como fonte nitrogenada na agricultura. A aplicação do colágeno supriu a necessidade de N para plantas de capim-elefante, semelhantemente à adubação com N mineral.Large amounts of solid wastes are produced in tanneries, which use chromium (III to obtain wet blue leather hides. The solid residues (leather scraps and strips contain around 3 % chromium (III, which represent a serious environmental problem and, presently, have no adequate destination. The leather waste after chromium extraction (collagen was used as a nitrogen source for elephantgrass- Pennisetum purpureum Schum cv. Napier. Four doses of collagen (4, 8, 16, and 32 t ha-1 and three additional treatments (control; mineral fertilizer N; and wet blue leather residue without Cr extraction were used. Collagen as alternative nitrogen source has a positive effect on elephantgrass growth at rates up to 16 t ha-1. Little N became available to elephantgrass plants after application of wet blue leather residues

  12. Qualidade bromatológica das silagens de capim-elefante aditivadas com raspa de batata Bromatologic qualities of elephant grass silages added with potato scrapings

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    Adauton Vilela de Rezende

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available A raspa de batata foi misturada ao capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. na ensilagem. A colheita do capim-elefante foi realizada manualmente após 80 dias do corte de uniformização a uma altura de 10 cm da superfície do solo. As misturas capim-elefante e raspa de batata foram feitas nas seguintes proporções de matéria verde: 100 e 0%, 93 e 7%; 86 e 14%; 79 e 21%; 72 e 28% de capim e raspa de batata, respectivamente. As plantas foram picadas em partículas de 2,0 a 3,0 cm de tamanho, ensiladas por 30 dias, em silos de "PVC" de dez centímetros de diâmetro e quarenta centímetros de altura. Foram avaliadas as porcentagens de matéria seca (MS, valores de pH, perda de gases, perda de efluentes, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS, das silagens. O delineamento experimental empregado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Concluiu-se que as silagens de capim-elefante com raspa de batata apresentaram maiores porcentagens de MS, PB, valores de pH e DIVMS e menor porcentagem de perda de gases, perda de efluentes, FDN e FDA na matéria seca com o aumento dos níveis de adição.Potato scrapings were mixed with elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum in silage. Elephant grass was harvested manually on the 80th day after leveling mowing had been done at a height of 10 cm from the soil surface. The mixtures of elephant grass and potato scrapings were made in the in the following ratios of green matter: 100% and 0%; 93% and 7%; 86% and 14%; 79% and 21%; and 72% and 28% of grass and potato scrapings, respectively. The plants were chopped in 2-3 cm particles and ensiled for 30 days in 10 cm wide x 40 cm high "PVC" silos. The following variables of the silage were evaluated: percentage of dry matter (DM, pH values, loss of gases, and of efluent, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, and in

  13. Utilização de resíduos da indústria de couro como fonte nitrogenada para o capim-elefante Use of leather industry residues as nitrogen sources for elephantgrass

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    Diana Quintão Lima de Oliveira; Kele Tatiane Gomes Carvalho; Ana Rosa Ribeiro Bastos; Luiz Carlos Alves de Oliveira; João José Granate de Sá e Melo Marques; Robervone Severina de Melo Pereira do Nascimento

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    Uma grande variedade de produtos tóxicos é emitida durante o processo de tratamento do couro nos curtumes que usam o cromo III para obter o couro wet blue. O resíduo sólido (raspas e aparas) contém cerca de 3 % de Cr III, que representa um sério problema ambiental e não tem, atualmente, destino adequado. O resíduo de couro após extração de Cr (colágeno) foi utilizado como fonte nitrogenada para o capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum cv. Napier), em um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo, aplican...

  14. Produção forrageira e composição bromatológica de combinações genômicas de capim-elefante e milheto Fodder production and bromatological composition of genomic combinations in elephant grass and pearl millet

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    Fernando Ferreira Leão

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho, avaliar o comportamento agronômico de combinações genômicas oriundas do cruzamento entre capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. e milheto (Pennisetum glaucum (E. Leek, visando determinar o potencial de Pennisetum glaucum para o melhoramento da qualidade forrageira do capim-elefante. Três cultivares de capim-elefante e 11 combinações genômicas foram avaliadas para produção de matéria verde total (PMV, produção de matéria seca total (PMS, percentagem de matéria seca (%MS, produção de matéria seca de folhas (PMSF, produção de matéria seca de caule (PMSC, relação caule/folha (RFC, altura (ALT, vigor fenotípico (VF, número de perfilhos (NP, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, proteína bruta (PB e digestibilidade in vitro de matéria seca (DIVMS. Excetuando RFC e NP, todas as demais características apresentaram diferenças significativas para os genótipos (p The objective of this work was to evaluate the agronomic performance of genomic combinations from elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (E. Leek, in order to determine the Pennisetum glaucum potencial as a germoplasm for elephant grass improvement. Three cultivars and eleven genomic combinations were evaluated for fresh forage production (PMV, total dry matter production (PMS, dry matter ratio (%MS, leaves dry matter production (PMSF, stem dry matter production (PMSC, leaf/stem ratio (RFC, height (ALT, plant vigor (VF, number of tillers (NP, acid detergent fiber ratio (FDA, Neutral detergent fiber ratio (FDN, crude protein ratio (PB and in vitro dry matter digestibility (DIVMS. All characteristics, except for RFC and NP, showed significant difference for genotypes (p < 0.05, point out to the genetic variability among the evaluated genotypes. As to forage dry matter production, the HCM-5x-2 genomic combination outstood the pentaploids while the HCM-4x-2 outstood

  15. Variação cromossômica numérica em Pennisetum Chromosome number variation in Pennisetum

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    Lisete Chamma Davide

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Entre os acessos de Pennisetum da Coleção de Germoplasma da Embrapa Gado de Leite - Juiz de Fora, MG, avaliados em estudos anteriores, o BAG 55, capim-elefante cv. Kizozi, introduzido do Estado da Bahia e cuja origem genealógica é desconhecida, apresentou variação cromossômica numérica (2n=54 a 66 cromossomos em diversas contagens, embora a sua identificação no Banco de Germoplasma como P. purpureum Schum. sugerisse que o mesmo apresentasse 2n=28 cromossomos. Neste estudo foram feitas análises mitóticas comparativas entre este acesso com outros quatro representantes de capim-elefante (P. purpureum e foram obtidas medições cromossômicas. Para o acesso BAG 55 também foram realizadas análises meióticas e de viabilidade de pólen. Os resultados das análises mitótica e meiótica confirmaram o número cromossômico desse acesso como sendo 2n=54, indicando que não se trata de uma variedade de capim-elefante (P. purpureum, mas de uma espécie selvagem de Pennisetum. As observações citogenéticas revelaram que há variações somente em nível somático, caracterizando-se como um caso de polissomatia e aneussomatia.Among the accessions of Pennisetum of the Germplasm Collection of Embrapa Gado de Leite - Juiz de Fora, MG evaluated in previous studies, BAG 55, elephant grass cv. Kizozi, introduced from the Bahia State and whose genealogical origin is unkown, presented chromosome number variation (2n=54 to 66 chromosomes in several counts, although its identification in the Germplasm Bank as P. purpureum Schum. suggested that it presented 2n=28 chromosomes. In this study comparative mitotic analysis among this accession with other four elephant grass (P. purpureum and chromosome measurements were performed. For the BAG 55 accession meiotic and pollen viability analysis were also accomplished. The results of the mitotic and meiotic analysis confirmed the chromosome number of the accession as 2n=54, indicating that it is not an

  16. Valor nutritivo do capim-elefante (Penninsetum purpureum, Schum, do feno de alfafa (Medicago sativa, L. e do feno de capim coast-cross (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. para eqüinos Nutritive value of elephant grass (Penninsetum purpureum, Schum, alfalfa hay (Medicago sativa, L. and coast-cross grass hay (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. for horses

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    Maria Izabel Vieira de Almeida

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o consumo e a digestibilidade aparente dos nutrientes nos alimentos volumosos capim-elefante, feno de alfafa e feno de capim coast-cross em eqüinos adultos. Dezoito éguas adultas da raça Mangalarga Marchador foram distribuídas em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com três tratamentos, que consistiram em dietas contendo os seguintes alimentos volumosos: T1 - capim-elefante, T2 - feno de alfafa e T3 - feno de capim coast-cross. Os animais foram alimentados ad libitum, duas vezes ao dia. O período experimental constituiu de uma fase de oito dias para adaptação às dietas e cinco dias para a coleta total das fezes. Não houve diferenças no consumo diário de matéria seca (MS das forragens, sendo observados valores médios de 6,27 kg MS, 68,41 g MS/kg0,75 ou 1,51%PV. Os coeficientes médios de digestibilidade aparente do capim-elefante e dos fenos de alfafa e capim coast-cross foram de 43,10; 55,20; e 49,80% para a MS; 41,60; 53,40; e 47,90% para a energia bruta; 24,60; 71,20; e 56,10% para a proteína bruta; e 40,60; 35,50; e 63,30% para a fibra em detergente neutro.The objective of this work was to evaluate the intake and apparent digestibility of nutrients of elephant grass forages, alfalfa and coast-cross grass hays in adult horses. Eighteen adult Mangalarga Marchador mares were allotted to a completely randomized design with three treatments that consisted on diets with the following forages: T1 - elephant grass, T2 - alfalfa hay, T3 - coast-cross grass hay. The animals were ad libitum fed twice a day. The experimental period was constituted by a phase of eight days for diet adaptation and a phase of five days for total collection of feces. There were no differences of forage dry matter intake, with average values of 6.27 kg DM, 68.41 g DM/kg0,75 or 1.51% LW. The average coefficients of apparent digestibility of elephant grass and alfalfa and coast-cross grass hays were 43.10, 55

  17. Bagaço de mandioca na ensilagem do capim-elefante: qualidade das silagens e digestibilidade dos nutrientes Cassava bagasse in elephant grass ensilage: quality of the silage and digestibility of the nutrients

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    F.F. Silva

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Utilizaram-se 16 novilhas ¾ Holandês-Zebu com idade média de 15 meses e peso médio inicial de 144kg, para avaliar o efeito da adição de diferentes níveis (5; 10; 15 e 20% de bagaço de mandioca na ensilagem do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum sobre a qualidade e a digestibilidade dos nutrientes da dieta. Os tratamentos consistiram de quatro dietas contendo, como volumoso, silagem de capim-elefante com quatro diferentes níveis de bagaço de mandioca, mais concentrado balanceado, com quatro repetições por tratamento. Avaliou-se a qualidade das silagens, os consumos de nutrientes das dietas e as digestibilidades dos nutrientes das silagens e das dietas totais. O bagaço de mandioca elevou o teor de matéria seca (MS da silagem, preservando-a com o pH que variou de 3,85 a 4,07 e a relação N-NH3/NT de 6,2 a 7,85. Os consumos médios diários de MS e proteína bruta (PB não diferiram entre os tratamentos (P>0,05. Os consumos médios de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e fibra em detergente ácido (FDA apresentaram comportamento linear decrescente (P0,05 na digestibilidade da MS (DMS, da FDN (DFDN e da FDA (DFDA das silagens. Os nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT das silagens foram semelhantes em todos os tratamentos. A digestibilidade da PB (DPB, do extrato etéreo (DEE e dos carboidratos não-fibrosos (DCNF das silagens decresceu linearmente (P0,05 na DMS, DPB, DFDN, DFDA, DEE, DCNF e NDT entre as dietas experimentais. O nível de adição de 5% de bagaço de mandioca à silagem de capim-elefante é satisfatório para sua preservação, propiciando boa digestibilidade.Sixteen ¾ Holstein-Zebu heifers aging 15 month-old averaging 144kg were used to evaluate the effect of the additions of different levels of cassava bagasse (5; 10; 15 and 20% to elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum ensilage on the diet quality and nutrients digestibility. The treatments consisted of four diets containing, as roughage, elephant grass

  18. Caracterização e diversidade genética do capim-elefante e seus híbridos com milheto mediante padrões isoenzimáticos

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    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas isoenzimaticamente sete cultivares de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum e seus híbridos com milheto (P. americanum, selecionados pela Empresa Pernambucana de Pesquisa Agropecuária (IPA, visando à identificação de acessos. Foram estudados, em gel de poliacrilamida, os sistemas peroxidase (POX, esterase (EST, glutamato oxalacetato transaminase (GOT, leucina aminopeptidase (LAP, álcool-desidrogenase (ADH e fosfatase ácida (ACP, em folhas jovens, aos 28 dias após o corte de uniformização. Não foi observada atividade isoenzimática da ADH e observou-se baixa resolução do sistema LAP, os quais não são indicados para caracterização dos germoplasmas. Os padrões de ACP, GOT, POX e EST permitiram conhecer os fenótipos dos 14 acessos estudados. Foram revelados 9, 3, 13 e 19 diferentes padrões de bandas, respectivamente, sendo possível a identificação da coleção de forma rápida e segura utilizando apenas os padrões de esterase.

  19. Capacidade combinatoria de capim elefante com base em caracteres morfoagronomicos

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    Vanessa Quitete Ribeiro da Silva

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Devido ao grande potencial de produção de biomassa do capim elefante, objetivou-se neste trabalho avaliar genitores para geração de híbridos superiores. Para tanto, foram estimados os efeitos da capacidade geral de combinação (CGC dos genitores e da capacidade específica de combinação (CEC de híbridos de capim elefante por meio de análise dialélica adaptada a dialelos parciais. Foram avaliados 16 híbridos e oito genitores utilizando delineamento em blocos casualizados com três repetições. Verificou-se a presença de variabilidade genética entre os híbridos e genitores, com predominância do efeito gênico de dominância para a maioria das características. De forma geral, os melhores resultados na CGC são os genitores Taiwan A-144, Vruckwona Africana e Taiwan A-146. Os melhores cruzamentos com base na CEC são Taiwan A-144 x Taiwan A-146 e Pusa Napier nº2 x Mercker Santa Rita.

  20. Degradação ruminal de silagem de capim-elefante com adição de vagem de algaroba triturada Ruminal degradation of elephant grass silage with mesquite pods

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    Aníbal Coutinho do Rêgo

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    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa foi realizada visando-se avaliar a degradação ruminal da matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN de silagens de capim-elefante colhido aos 70; 90 e 110 dias após rebrota, com inclusão de 0; 5; 10 e 15% de vagem de algaroba triturada, com base na matéria natural, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado arranjado em parcelas subdivididas. Amostras de cada silagem foram incubadas no rúmen de duas vacas Jersey por 3; 6; 12; 24; 48; 72 e 96 h, sendo os saquinhos referentes ao tempo zero apenas lavados em água para determinação da fração solúvel. Não houve interação (P > 0,05 tempo de incubação x inclusão de vagem de algaroba x idade de corte para degradabilidade da MS, embora tenha ocorrido interação destes fatores para degradabilidade da PB e FDN. A maior degradabilidade efetiva (DE da MS (42,54% foi observada para 15% de inclusão de vagem de algaroba. A DE da PB foi maior (69,04% para silagem de capim-elefante com 70 dias de idade com 15% de vagem de algaroba. A inclusão de vagem de algaroba triturada à silagem de capim-elefante melhora a degradabilidade da MS, PB e FDN, enquanto o avanço da idade após rebrota resulta em redução destes parâmetros.This research was carried out to evaluate the ruminal degradation of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP and neutral detergent fiber (NDF of silages of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum cutting in 70; 90 and 110 days after regrowth with inclusion of 0; 5; 10 and 15% of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora meal, based on natural matter in a completely randomized design, in split plot arrangement. Samples of silages were incubated in the rumen of two Jersey cows for 3; 6; 12; 24; 48; 72 and 96 h, and the bags at time "zero" were only washed with water to determine the soluble fraction. There was not interaction (P > 0.05 incubation time × inclusion of mesquite pods × cutting age of the grass for DM degradability, there was only

  1. DNA elimination in embryogenic development of Pennisetum glaucum x Pennisetum purpureum (Poaceae) hybrids.

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    Nunes, J D; Azevedo, A L S; Pereira, A V; Paula, C M P; Campos, J M S; Lédo, F J S; Santos, V B

    2013-10-22

    Interspecific hybridization between Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum), which is widely grown in Brazil for cattle forage, and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) has been used as a breeding strategy for the development of improved cultivars. However, the hybrid between these two species is sterile due to its triploid condition (2n = 3x = 21 chromosomes), which hinders its use in crop breeding programs. It is known that genomic alterations result from the hybridization process. In order to measure the loss of DNA during embryo development, we used flow cytometry to estimate the nuclear DNA content of triploid and tetraploid embryos produced by interspecific hybridization between Napier grass and pearl millet. The triploid and tetraploid hybrids had a mean DNA content of 4.99-4.87 and 5.25-4.84 pg, at 10 and 30 days after pollination, respectively. The mean reduction in DNA content was higher in the tetraploid hybrids. The flow cytometry results revealed progressive genomic instability in these triploid and tetraploid hybrids, with this instability causing significant alterations in the DNA content of the hybrids.

  2. Meiosis in elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (Poaceae, Poales and their interspecific hybrids

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    Vânia Helena Techio

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The cultivated and sexually compatible species Pennisetum purpureum (elephant grass, 2n = 4x = 28 and Pennisetum glaucum (pearl millet, 2n = 2x = 14 can undergo hybridization which favors the amplification of their genetic background and the introgression of favorable alleles into breeding programs. The main problem with interspecific hybrids of these species is infertility due to triploidy (2n = 3x = 21. This study describes meiosis in elephant grass x pearl millet hybrids and their progenitors. Panicles were prepared according to the conventional protocol for meiotic studies and Alexander’s stain was used for assessing pollen viability. Pearl millet accessions presented regular meiosis with seven bivalents and high pollen viability. For elephant grass, 14 bivalents in diakinesis and metaphase I were observed. The BAG 63 elephant grass accession, derived from tissue culture, presented a high frequency of meiotic abnormalities. The three hybrid accessions presented a high frequency of abnormalities characterized by irregular chromosomal segregation which resulted in the formation of sterile pollen.

  3. Chemical and bromatological characteristics of elephant grass silages with the addition of dried cashew stalk Características bromatológicas e fermentativas da silagem de capim-elefante com adição do pedúnculo de caju desidratado

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    Margareth Maria Teles Rêgo

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the nutritive value of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. silages with the addition of 0, 4, 8, 12 and 16% dried cashew stalk (Anacardium occidentale L. - DCS, based on the fresh matter. A randomized complete design with four replications was used. Twenty 210 L plastic drums were used as experimental silos. The levels were determined of the dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, hemicellulose, ether extract (EE, total carbohydrates (TC, non-fibrous carbohydrates (NFC, neutral detergent insoluble nitrogen (NDIN,% total N, acid detergent insoluble nitrogen (ADIN, % total N, pH values, ammonia nitrogen (in percentage of the total nitrogen, N-NH3, % total N, lactic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid and propionic acid. Adding DCS resulted in higher values of DM, CP, EE, NFC, NDIN (% total N, ADIN (% total N, pH, lactic acid and propionic acid. On the other hand, with increasing DCS levels, a linear decline was observed in values of NDF, ADF, hemicellulose, ammonia nitrogen (% total N and butyric acid. DCS did not show effect on the TC and acetic acid in the silages. As a result, up to 16% dehydrated cashew stalk may be added to elephant-grass silages, based on the fresh matter, to increase CP and NFC levels and decrease NDF and ADF and improve the fermentation patterns. It should be taken into account that higher NDIN and ADIN values may interfere in nitrogen availability and therefore in further DM intake.Este trabalho foi conduzido para avaliar o valor nutritivo de silagens de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. com 0, 4, 8, 12 e 16% de pedúnculo de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. desidratado, com base na matéria natural. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. Como silos experimentais, foram utilizados tambores plásticos de 210 L. Determinaram-se a composição nutricional, os valores de pH e os

  4. Bromatological and fermentative characteristics of elephant grass silages with the addition of annato by-product Características bromatológicas e fermentativas da silagem de capim-elefante contendo subproduto do urucum

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    Margareth Maria Teles Rêgo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to evaluate the nutritional value of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. silages with the addition of 0; 4; 8; 12 and 16% of the by-product from SPU annato (Bixa orellana, L. based on natural matter. A complete random design was used with four replications. The nutritional composition, pH, ammonical nitrogen and lactic, acetic, propyonic and butyric acids were determined. Levels of annato by-product had an increasingly linear effect on contents of dry matter, organic matter, crude protein, ether extract, non-fibrous carbohydrates, propionic acid and ammonical nitrogen. The insoluble nitrogen contents in detergent and acid detergent, calculated on the percentage of total nitrogen and lactic, acetic and butyric acids were not altered by adding the annato by product. The annatto by-product improves the bromatological characteristics of the silages and it can be added in levels up to 16% of the natural matter at the moment of elephant grass ensilage.O trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar o valor nutritivo das silagens de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. com adição de 0; 4; 8; 12 e 16% de subproduto do processamento do urucum (Bixa orellana, L. SPU, com base na matéria natural. Utilizou-se delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. Determinaram-se a composição nutricional, valores de pH, nitrogênio amoniacal e ácido lático, acético, propiônico e butírico. Os níveis do subproduto de urucum tiveran efeito linear crescente sobre os teores de matéria seca, matéria orgânica, proteína bruta, extrato etéreo, carboidratos não-fibrosos, ácido propiônico e nitrogênio amonical. Os teores nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente e em detergente ácido, calculados em porcentagem de nitrogênio total e os ácidos lático, acético e butírico não foram alterados com a adição do subproduto do urucum. Os teores de fibra em detergente neutro, fibra em

  5. Elephant grass genotypes for bioenergy production by direct biomass combustion Genótipos de capim-elefante para produção de bioenergia por combustão direta da biomassa

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    Rafael Fiusa de Morais

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. genotypes for bioenergy production by direct biomass combustion. Five elephant grass genotypes grown in two different soil types, both of low fertility, were evaluated. The experiment was carried out at Embrapa Agrobiologia field station in Seropédica, RJ, Brazil. The design was in randomized complete blocks, with split plots and four replicates. The genotypes studied were Cameroon, Bag 02, Gramafante, Roxo and CNPGL F06-3. Evaluations were made for biomass production, total biomass nitrogen, biomass nitrogen from biological fixation, carbon/nitrogen and stem/leaf ratios, and contents of fiber, lignin, cellulose and ash. The dry matter yields ranged from 45 to 67 Mg ha-1. Genotype Roxo had the lowest yield and genotypes Bag 02 and Cameroon had the highest ones. The biomass nitrogen accumulation varied from 240 to 343 kg ha-1. The plant nitrogen from biological fixation was 51% in average. The carbon/nitrogen and stem/leaf ratios and the contents of fiber, lignin, cellulose and ash did not vary among the genotypes. The five genotypes are suitable for energy production through combustion.O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar genótipos de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. quanto ao potencial para a produção de bioenergia por combustão direta da biomassa. Avaliaram-se cinco genótipos de capim-elefante, em dois solos com baixa fertilidade. Os experimentos foram conduzidos na estação experimental da Embrapa Agrobiologia, em Seropédica, RJ. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, em parcelas subdivididas, com quatro repetições. Os genótipos estudados foram Cameroon, Bag 02, Gramafante, Roxo e CNPGL F06-3. Determinaram-se a produção de biomassa, o acúmulo de nitrogênio na biomassa, o nitrogênio da biomassa proveniente da fixação biológica, as relações carbono/nitrogênio e talo/folha, e os teores de fibra, lignina

  6. CHEMICAL AND FERMENTATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF ELEPHANT GRASS ENSILED WITH INCREAS-ING LEVELS OF DENIDRATED CASHEW FRUIT BY-PRODUCT CARACTERÍSTICAS QUÍMICAS E FERMENTATIVAS DO CAPIM-ELEFANTE ENSILADO COM NÍVEIS CRESCENTES DE SUBPRODUTO DA AGROINDÚSTRIA DO CAJU

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    Warley Efrem Campos

    2007-12-01

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    Nutritive value of silages of Elephant grass (Pen-nisetum   purpureum, Schum. mixed with 0; 3.5%; 7.0%; 10.5% and 14.0 %  of dehydrated by product from juice industry of cashew fruit (Anacardium occidentale, L (DBC was determined. A randomized design was used with four replicates. Silages were opened after 65 days and samples taken for analysis of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, hemicellulose HCEL, cellulose (CEL, lig-nin (LIG, crude energy (CE, ash, neutral detergent inso-luble nitrogen (NDIN and acid detergent insoluble nitro-gen (ADIN. Were also analyzed, pH, ammonia nitrogen and organic acids (lactic, acetic, butyric and propionic. Regarding fermentative parameters, there was an expected decrease in pH and the increasing levels of DBC did not affect the concentrations of N-NH3/NT and organic acids. It is concluded that dehydrated cashew by product can be ensiled along with Elephant grass without altering its fer-mentative characteristics. On the other side, the increased cell walls and ADIN contents of the silage may affect its nutritional value.

    Key-words: Cashew byproducts, nutritive value, tropical grass.

    O trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de se avaliar o valor nutritivo das silagens de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. com adição de 0%; 3,5%; 7%; 10,% e 14% do subproduto do pseudofruto do caju (Anacardium occidentale, L. desidratado (subproduto da agroindústria do suco de caju. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Após 65 dias, os silos foram abertos e coletadas amostras para determinação dos teores de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, hemicelulose (HCEL, celulose (CEL, lignina (LIG, energia bruta (EB, cinzas, nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente neutro (NIDN e nitrog

  7. Digestibilidade aparente da dieta com capim-elefante ensilado com diferentes aditivos

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    J.N. Carvalho Junior

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os efeitos da adição de 15% de diferentes aditivos - casca de café, farelo de cacau e farelo de mandioca - à forragem verde de capim-elefante (peso/peso, no momento da ensilagem, sobre a digestibilidade aparente de dietas. Foram usados 20 ovinos machos, não castrados, com média de 22,27±3,24kg de peso corporal, em um delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, com quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições. Os tratamentos foram: T1 = capim-elefante ensilado sem aditivo; T2 = capim-elefante ensilado com 15% de casca de café; T3 = capim-elefante ensilado com 15% de farelo de cacau; T4 = capim-elefante ensilado com 15% de farelo de mandioca. Os animais receberam dieta isoproteica (10% de proteína bruta em proporção de 60% de volumoso e 40% de concentrado, na base da matéria seca. Utilizou-se o método de coleta total de fezes durante sete dias. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca, proteína bruta, fibra em detergente neutro e fibra em detergente ácido e de digestibilidade verdadeira da proteína bruta foram maiores no capim-elefante ensilado sem aditivo. O coeficiente de digestibilidade do extrato etéreo foi mais alto na silagem sem aditivo e na silagem com farelo de cacau. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade da matéria orgânica e dos carboidratos totais foram mais elevados na silagem sem aditivo e na silagem com farelo de mandioca. Os maiores valores de nutrientes digestíveis totais foram observados nas dietas que continham silagem sem aditivo e silagem com farelo de mandioca. A silagem de capim-elefante com 15% de farelo de mandioca, bem como a silagem sem aditivo apresentaram melhor digestibilidade dos nutrientes.

  8. Assessing the Heavy Metal Transfer and Translocation by Sida Acuta and Pennisetum Purpureum for Phytoremediation Purposes

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    CLEMENT O. OGUNKUNLE

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Field sampling of two prevalent weeds (Sida acuta and Pennisetum purpureum growing on cement-polluted soil was carried out seasonally to assess the root and leaf contents of Pb, Cu, Cr, Cd and Zn. Concentrations of heavy metal in corresponding soils (total and bioavailable were also determined and data generated were used to calculate the respective transfer factors (TFs and translocation indices (Tis of metals in the weed species. The results of the TFs and Tis were used to evaluate the potential ability of these weed species to accumulate heavy metals in their tissues and suitability or phytoremediation. Findings indicated that S. acuta and P. purpureum are suitable for phytostabilization of Cr, Cd and Zn in cement-polluted soil while Cr and Cd can be phytoextracted by these two weed species from cement-polluted soil.

  9. Concentrate and crude protein levels in diets for dairy Gyr lineage cows grazing elephant-grass during the rainy season Níveis de concentrado e proteína bruta em dietas para vacas da raça Gir linhagem leiteira sob pastejo de capim-elefante durante a época das águas

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    Rafael Monteiro Araújo Teixeira

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of three levels of concentrate (2.0, 4.0 and 6.0 kg/cow/day and two levels of crude protein (CP (14 and 16% total dietary dry matter, in comparison to mineral mixture (control on the intake, apparent digestibility, milk composition and yield and on feed efficiency and use of concentrates of cows grazing elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum in the rainy season. Twenty-one milking Gyr cows with average body weight of 426 kg and yield of 13.0 kg of milk/cow/day at 55 days of lactation were distributed in randomized blocks design, with seven diets (treatments in a 3 × 2 + 1 factorial arrangement and three replications, in a period of 84 days. Forage dry matter intake was not influenced by the diets, but total dietary dry matter intake increased by 45% with the inclusion of concentrate in the diet. However, milk yield increased by only 17% (1.76 kg more milk per day with the use of concentrate. For dairy Gyr cows grazing elephant-grass during the rainy season, 2 kg of concentrate/cow/day and 14% of CP in the total diet provided the best productive response without harming body weight.Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos de três níveis de concentrado (2,0; 4,0 e 6,0 kg/vaca/dia e dois de proteína bruta (PB (14 e 16% da matéria seca total da dieta em comparação à mistura mineral (controle no consumo, na digestibilidade aparente, na produção e composição do leite e na eficiência alimentar e de utilização de concentrados de vacas sob pastejo de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum na época das águas. Vinte e uma vacas Gir linhagem leiteira com média de 426 kg de peso vivo e produção de 13,0 kg de leite/vaca/dia, aos 55 dias de lactação, foram distribuídas em delineamento de blocos casualizados, com sete dietas (tratamentos, em arranjo fatorial 3 × 2 + 1 e três repetições, num período de 84 dias. O consumo de matéria seca de forragem não foi influenciado pelas

  10. Production of napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum) for bioenergy under organic versus inorganic fertilization in the southeast USA

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    Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) is being considered for use as a feedstock for the emerging bioenergy industry in the Southeast USA. However, research is needed to determine the most efficient and sustainable means of producing this crop for bioenergy in this region. Poultry litter is a...

  11. Karyotype Analysis of Pennisetum purpureum and Pennisetum giganteum%象草和巨菌草的核型分析

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    朱丹丹; 王培丹; 林兴生; 林辉; 苏德伟; 林占熺

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    为巨菌草的种质鉴定、遗传育种和亲缘关系提供一定的细胞学基础,采用传统压片法,对象草(Pennisetum purpureum schumach)和巨菌草〔Pennisetum giganteum z.x.lin(暂定名)〕的染色体数目及核型进行分析。结果表明:象草和巨菌草的染色体形态较为一致,大部分由中部(m)和近中部(sm)着丝粒的染色体组成,象草和巨菌草的核型公式分别为2 n=4 x=28=20 m+8 sm 和2 n=4 x=28=16 m+8 sm+4 st;染色体相对长度组成分别为2 n=4 x=28=6 L+6 M2+10 M1+6 S 和2 n=4 x=28=4 L+8 M2+10 M1+6 S,染色体基数和总数目一致,核型分类均为2 A 型,不对称系数为58%~60%,均属于较原始的类型。结论:象草和巨菌草的的染色体无明显差异性,从细胞染色体水平上认为两者亲缘关系较近。%To provide certain cellular basis for germplasm, breeding and genetic kinship of P .giganteum,The karyotype analysis and chromosome number of P .purpureum and P .giganteum were conducted by traditional squash method.The results showed that the karyotype morphology of materials were similar,consisted of metacentric chromosomes and sub-metacentric chromosomes mostly.In this study, the karyotype formulas of P . purpureum and P . giganteum were respectively 2 n=4 x=28=20 m+8 sm,2 n=4 x=28= 16 m+8 sm+4 st.Constitutions of relative length of two plants were 2 n=4 x=28=6 L+6 M2 + 10 M1 +6 S,2 n=4 L+8 M2 + 10 M1 + 6S.The karyotype of P .purpureum was the same as that of P .giganteum in chromosome basic number and total number.And two varieties were classed as 2A.The asymmetry coefficient were in the range of 58% to 60%,which demonstrated basic symmetry karyotypes. Conclusion: Both of the two plants had no significant differences in chromosomes between them and the relationship between them was close from cellular level.

  12. PENINGKATAN PRODUKSI RUMPUT GAJAH (Pennisetum purpureum DAN RUMPUT SETARIA (Setaria splendida Stapf MELALUI PEMUPUKAN BIOURIN

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    I M. Nuriyasa

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    Full Text Available Research aimed to increase forage production through improved soil fertility by using biourine organic fertilizer. Grass differences as the main plot consisting of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum or R1 and Setaria (Setaria splendida Stapf or R2. Biourin fertilization as sub plot ie without cattle biourine fertilizer (B0, 25 000 lt/ha cattle biourin fertilizer (B1, 50 000 lt/ha cattle biourin fertilizer (B2 and 75 000 lt/ha cattle biourine fertilizer (B3. No significant interaction on all the variables observed between grass differences with biourine fertilization level. The study concluded elephant grass production was higher than those setaria grass. Biourine Fertilization with a dose 75.000 l/ha produced grass production was higher than those 50 000 l/ha, 25,000 l/ ha and without fertilization.

  13. Composição química do capim-elefante cv. Roxo cortado em diferentes alturas Chemical composition of elephant grass var. Roxo cut at different heights

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    Estácio Alves dos Santos

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar o efeito dos cortes efetuados a 0, 15, 30 e 45 cm sobre a composição química do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. cv. Roxo, em épocas seca e chuvosa. As amostras foram obtidas de uma área útil de 8,4 m² de cada parcela. Após o corte de uniformização, efetuaram-se dois cortes no período seco, em intervalos de 90 dias, e três no período chuvoso, em intervalos de 60 dias. De cada parcela foi tomada uma amostra de 3 a 5 perfilhos, desidratada em estufa e triturada para analises laboratoriais. Foram avaliados os percentuais de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, celulose (CEL, hemicelulose (HCEL, lignina (LIG e cinzas. As alturas de corte não influenciaram a composição química da forrageira, nem houve interação com as épocas. Com exceção de hemicelulose e cinzas, os cortes na época seca mostraram resultados superiores à chuvosa. As médias nas duas épocas foram 19,70 e 17,44% para MS; 7,74 e 7,25% para PB; 76,41 e 71,13% para FDN; 42,75 e 41,02% para FDA; 31,44 e 30,43% para CEL; 30,66 e 30,28% para HCEL; 9,25 e 7,83% para LIG; e 1,97 e 3,38% para cinzas, nos períodos seco e chuvoso, respectivamente.This work was carried out to evaluate the cutting effect at 0, 15, 30 and 45 cm height, on the chemical composition of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. cv. Roxo in dry and rainy seasons. The samples were obtained from an useful area of 8,4 m² from each parcel. After the uniformity cut two cuts in dry season with 90 days interval, and three cuts in rainy seasons with 60 days interval. A sample of 3 or 5 tillers was taken from each parcel and they were dehydrated in air forced stove and ground for laboratorial analysis. The percentages of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, cellulose (CEL, hemicellulose (HCEL, lignin (LIG, and ashes were

  14. Degradabilidade do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. e da cana-de-açúcar (Saccharum officinarum, L. mais uréia no rúmen de vacas mestiças Holandês × Zebu em lactação Rumen degradability of elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. and sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum, L. plus urea in crossbred lactating cows

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    F.C.F. Lopes

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Elephantgrass shows a high stocking rate only during the rainy season. Forage production is drastically reduced in the dry season. One of the alternatives to minimize this problem is the supplementation with sugarcane plus urea. In this trial the main goal was to estimate the dry matter intake (DMI of elephantgrass, chopped sugarcane plus 1% urea and their degradability in three lactating (11.6kg/milk/day rumen fistulated crossbred cows (472kg/L.W. grazing elephantgrass during the dry season. The cows had access during three consecutive night to the paddocks grazed every 30 days in a stocking rate, of 4.5 cows/hectare. Between the two milking times, cows received chopped sugarcane plus 1% urea. The DMI was on average 1.01%/L.W. for the elephantgrass and 0.88%/L.W. for the sugarcane plus 1% urea. Total DMI, taking into account both roughage and concentrate (2kg/cow/day was 2.25%/L.W. The effective rumen degradability (ED, considering the rate of passage in the rumen of 5%/hour was 44.46% for elephantgrass and 41.94% for sugarcane plus 1% urea, DM. The elephantgrass ED crude protein was 48.58% and its neutral detergent fiber 33.82%. During the dry season lactating crossbred cows grazing elephantgrass have to receive a roughage supplement and concentrate to produce around to 12kg of milk per day.

  15. Produção de biomassa de erva-cidreira [Lippia alba (Mill. N.E.Br.] sob adubação com composto de capim elefante inoculado e sem inoculação de actinomicetos Biomass production of Lippia alba (Mill. N.E.Br. under fertilization with compost inoculated elephant grass and without inoculation of actinomycetes

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    E.V.G. Gama

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A erva-cidreira [Lippia alba (Mill. N. E. Br.] é uma espécie da família Verbenaceae amplamente utilizada pela população brasileira, devido às propriedades calmante, espasmolítica suave, analgésica, sedativa, ansiolítica e levemente expectorante. Para implantação do experimento foi produzido composto orgânico de capim elefante + esterco, na proporção de 70% de material vegetal e 30% de esterco, sem inoculação e inoculados com os isolados de actinomicetos do gênero Streptomyces: AC16; AC26; AC92 e AC103. Os compostos foram acondicionados em sacos de polietileno contendo 10,0 kg de solo adicionados na proporção equivalente a 20 t ha-1 e foram reaplicados logo após a primeira colheita. As colheitas da parte aérea foram realizadas aos 75 e 165 dias após o transplante. As raízes foram colhidas logo após a segunda colheita. Os tratatamentos com adubação orgânica promoveram aumento médio na produção de biomassa da erva-cidreira de 184, 83, 125, 115 e 122% para biomassa seca da parte aérea (MSPA na primeira colheita, de MSPA na segunda colheita, biomassa seca total da parte aérea (MSTPA, biomassa seca de raiz (MSR e biomassa seca total da cultura (MST, respectivamente, quando comparados com o tratamento controle, porém não houve efeito da inoculação de actinomicetos no composto orgânico. Nas condições em que este estudo foi realizado foi possível concluir que a adubação com composto orgânico de capim elefante influenciou positivamente a produção de biomassa seca da L. alba, mas a inoculação dos compostos com actinomicetos não exerceu influência.L. alba is a species of the family Verbenaceae widely used by the Brazilian population, because of the soothing, gentle antispasmodic, analgesic, expectorant, sedative, anxiolytic and smoothly. For the implementation of the experiment produced organic compound of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Shum. + manure at 70% plant material and 30% manure, uninoculated

  16. Silagem de capim-elefante adicionada de casca de maracujá

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    C.S. Bonfá

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se-se as características fermentativas e químico-bromatológicas da silagem de capim-elefante contendo diferentes níveis de inclusão do coproduto da extração da polpa do maracujá, a casca de maracujá (CM. Utilizaram-se níveis crescentes de adição desse coproduto (0,0%; 12,5%; 25,0%; 37,5% e 50,0% em relação à matéria natural do capim-elefante durante a ensilagem. As silagens foram obtidas a partir do corte da forrageira aos 150 dias de idade. O material foi ensilado em silos laboratoriais e, após 180 dias, os silos foram abertos e coletaram-se amostras para a determinação dos teores de matéria seca (MS; carboidratos solúveis (CHOS; potencial hidrogeniônico (pH; nitrogênio amoniacal em porcentagem do nitrogênio total (NNH3/NT; extrato etéreo (EE; proteína bruta (PB; proteína insolúvel em detergente neutro em porcentagem do nitrogênio total (PIDN/NT; proteína insolúvel em detergente ácido em porcentagem do nitrogênio total (PIDA/NT; fibra em detergente neutro (FDN; fibra em detergente ácido (FDA; celulose (CEL; lignina (LIG; nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente neutro (NIDN; nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido (NIDA e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS. Para a avaliação do efeito dos tratamentos, utilizou-se delineamento experimental inteiramente ao acaso, com quatro repetições, executando-se o estudo de regressão para cada variável analisada (P<0,05. De acordo com as equações de regressão, para as características fermentativas, as silagens podem ser consideradas de muito boa qualidade. Quanto às frações fibrosas da silagem, a inclusão de níveis crescentes desse coproduto contribuiu para diminuí-las, o que resultou em maior DIVMS. Os parâmetros analisados permitem concluir que a inclusão da CM in natura durante a ensilagem do capim-elefante é recomendada em todos os níveis avaliados.

  17. Effects of inorganic nitrogen form on growth, morphology, N uptake, and nutrient allocation in hybrid Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum × Pennisetum americanum cv. Pakchong1)

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    Jampeetong, Arunothai; Brix, Hans; Kantawanichkul, Suwasa

    2014-01-01

    allocation and tissue nutrient and mineral composition of the plants. The hybrid Napier grass grew better on NH4 + compared to NO3 -, and the plants supplied with NH4 + contained three times more chlorophylls than plants supplied with NO3 - alone or NO3 - combined with NH4 +. The morphology of the plants was......Plant cultivars with high biomass production may have a high potential for being used in integrated water treatment and plant production system. The highly productive hybrid Napier grass cultivar, Pennisetum purpureum × Pennisetum americanum cv. Pakchong1, may be a candidate species for being used...... of K had negative effects on the water use efficiency of the plants.The study suggests that this hybrid Napier grass cultivar may be a new candidate species for use in integrated water treatment and plant production systems....

  18. Disponibilidade de matéria seca em pastagens de capim-elefante irrigadas

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    Lopes,Rogério dos Santos; Fonseca,Dilermando Miranda da; Oliveira,Rubens Alves de; Nascimento Júnior,Domício do; Andrade,Alex Carvalho; Stock, Lorildo Aldo; Martins,Carlos Eugênio

    2003-01-01

    Com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da irrigação na disponibilidade de matéria seca em pastagens de capim-elefante, cv. Napier, foi conduzido um experimento durante dois anos no Setor de Agrostologia da UFV. A irrigação foi realizada por um sistema de aspersão convencional de média pressão, usando turno de rega variável. Observou-se que, nos dois períodos de seca abrangidos pelo experimento, a irrigação não conseguiu determinar diferenças significativas na disponibilidade de matéria seca do ...

  19. Oferta de forragem de capim-elefante anão 'Mott' e o rendimento animal

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    Almeida Edison Xavier de; Maraschin Gerzy Ernesto; Harthmann Oscar Emilio Ludtke; Ribeiro Filho Henrique Mendonça Nunes; Setelich Elena Apesteguia

    2000-01-01

    A pesquisa foi realizada durante as estações de crescimento de 1994/95 e 1995/96 (out./abr.), na Estação Experimental de Ituporanga/EPAGRI - SC, objetivando determinar o potencial de produção animal e as respostas em termos de taxa de acúmulo de matéria seca (MS) e qualidade de forragem e estrutura do perfil de uma pastagem de capim-elefante anão `Mott' (CEAM) submetida a quatro níveis de oferta de forragem (OF). Os níveis reais de FO foram 3,8; 7,5; 10,2 e 14,0 kg de MS de lâminas verdes (MS...

  20. Oferta de forragem de capim-elefante anão 'Mott' e o rendimento animal

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    de Almeida, Edison Xavier; Maraschin, Gerzy Ernesto; Harthmann, Oscar Emilio Ludtke; Ribeiro Filho, Henrique Mendonca Nunes; Apezteguia Setelich, Elena Silvia

    2000-01-01

    A pesquisa foi realizada durante as estações de crescimento de 1994/95 e 1995/96 (out./abr.), na Estação Experimental de Ituporanga/EPAGRI - SC, objetivando determinar o potencial de produção animal e as respostas em termos de taxa de acúmulo de matéria seca (MS) e qualidade de forragem e estrutura do perfil de uma pastagem de capim-elefante anão ‘Mott’ (CEAM) submetida a quatro níveis de oferta de forragem (OF). Os níveis reais de FO foram 3,8; 7,5; 10,2 e 14,0 kg de MS de lâminas verdes (MS...

  1. Effects of Short-Day and Gibberellic Acid Treatments on Summer Vegetative Propagation of Napier Grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach)

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    Yasuyuki Ishii; Asuka Yamano; Sachiko Idota

    2016-01-01

    The effects of short-day (SD) and gibberellic acid (GA3) treatments on promoting vegetative propagation during the summer were examined in Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach). A dwarf variety of late heading type (DL) Napier grass was exposed to three SD treatments (5, 10, and 20 short days plus a spray of 400 ppm GA3 solution following each SD treatment, GASD) or no treatment (control). Additionally, then, a dwarf variety of early heading (DE) and the normal variety of Merkeron (ME)...

  2. Energy utilization, nitrogen balance and microbial protein supply in cattle fed Pennisetum purpureum and condensed tannins.

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    Piñeiro-Vázquez, A T; Canul-Solis, J R; Alayón-Gamboa, J A; Chay-Canul, A J; Ayala-Burgos, A J; Solorio-Sánchez, F J; Aguilar-Pérez, C F; Ku-Vera, J C

    2017-02-01

    The aim of the experiment was to assess the effect of condensed tannins (CT) on feed intake, dry matter digestibility, nitrogen balance, supply of microbial protein to the small intestine and energy utilization in cattle fed a basal ration of Pennisetum purpureum grass. Five heifers (Bos taurus × Bos indicus) with an average live weight of 295 ± 19 kg were allotted to five treatments consisting of increasing levels of CT (0, 1, 2, 3 and 4% CT/kg DM) in a 5 × 5 Latin square design. Dry matter intake (DMI) was similar (p > 0.05) between treatments containing 0, 1, 2 and 3% of CT/kg DM and it was reduced (p balance, purine derivatives excretion in urine, microbial protein synthesis and efficiency of synthesis of microbial nitrogen in the rumen were not affected (p ≥ 0.05) by the increase in the levels of condensed tannins in the ration. Energy loss as CH4 was on average 2.7% of the gross energy consumed daily. Metabolizable energy intake was 49.06 MJ/day in cattle fed low-quality tropical grass with a DMI of 6.27 kg/day. It is concluded that concentrations of CT between 2 and 3% of DM of ration reduced energy loss as CH4 by 31.3% and 47.6%, respectively, without affecting intakes of dry and organic matter; however, digestibilities of dry and organic matter are negatively affected.

  3. Cloning and in silico analysis of a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase gene in Pennisetum purpureum

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    Ran Tang; Xiang-Qian Zhang; You-Han Li; Xin-Ming Xie

    2014-04-01

    Lignin is a major constituent of plant cell walls and indispensable to the normal growth of a plant. However, the presence of lignin complicates the structure of the plant cell walls and negatively influences pulping industry, lignocellulose utilization as well as forage properties. Cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD), a key enzyme involved in lignin biosynthesis, catalyses the last step in monolignol synthesis and has a major role in genetic regulation of lignin production. In the present study, a 1 342-bp cDNA fragment of CAD gene, named PpCAD, was isolated from Pennisetum purpureum using strategies of homologous clone and rapid amplification of cDNA end. It was translated into an intact protein sequence including 366 amino acid residues by ORF Finder. The genomic full-length DNA of PpCAD was a 3 738-bp sequence containing four exons and three introns, among which the 114-bp exon was considered to be a conserved region compared with other CADs. Basic bioinformatic analysis presumed that the PpCAD was a nonsecretory and hydrophobic protein with five possible transmembrane helices. The phylogenetic analysis indicated that the PpCAD belonged to the class of bona fide CADs involved in lignin synthesis and it showed a high similarity (nearly 90%) with CAD protein sequences of Sorghum bicolor, Panicum virgatum and Zea mays in Gramineae. Furthere, PpCAD amino acid sequence was demonstrated to have some conserved motifs such as Zn-binding site, Zn-catalytic centre and NADP(H) binding domain after aligning with other bona fide CADs. Three-dimensional homology modelling of PpCAD showed that the protein had some exclusive features of bona fide CADs.

  4. Diferenças Varietais nas Características Fotossintéticas de Pennisetum purpureum Schum Varietal Differences in the Photosynthetic Characteristics of Pennisetum purpureum, Schum

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    Manoel Messias Pereira da Silva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os teores de pigmentos fotossintéticos, a massa foliar específica (MFE e as curvas de eficiência fotossintética em resposta a luz solar em oito genótipos de capim-elefante (cv. mineiro, CNPGL 91-01-2, CNPGL 91-02-4, CNPGL 91-19-1, cv. taiwan A-146, CNPGL 91-27-5, CNPGL 91-27-1 e CNPGL 91-10-2 selecionados de acordo com o nível de produtividade estabelecido na época das águas. As concentrações de clorofila a (CHA, clorofila b (CHB e carotenóides (CRT mostraram relação altamente positiva, bem como as relações de clorofilas a/b (RAB e de clorofila total/carotenóides (RCC. Os teores de CHA e CHB foram mais altos no genótipo taiwan A-146. Os valores de MFE observados indicaram menor acúmulo de matéria seca por unidade de área foliar para os genótipos CNPGL 91-27-5 e CNPGL 91-27-1. O estudo das curvas de eficiência fotossintética dos genótipos possibilitou a determinação da taxa respiratória no escuro (Rd, da irradiância de compensação (Ic, do rendimento quântico (f e da assimilação fotossintética do carbono (Amax na saturação luminosa. Os genótipos taiwan A-146 e mineiro apresentaram, respectivamente, cerca de 18 e 11% mais capacidade carboxilativa que os demais genótipos avaliados. Os genótipos taiwan A-146 e CNPGL 91-27-5 apresentaram valores de rendimento quântico (f próximos aos valores médios citados para plantas C4. A Rd oscilou entre 1,64 e 3,48 mmol m-2 s-1 e o Ic, entre 26,39 e 54,97 µmol m-2 s-1 nos oito genótipos. Constatou-se que, sob condições de irradiância e temperatura não-limitantes, o genótipo taiwan A-146 apresentou maior potencial fotossintético.Photosynthetic pigment content, specific leaf mass (SLM and carboxilative efficiency curves were obtained in response to sunlight in eight genotypes of elephantgrass selected according to productivities during the rainy season: cv. mineiro, CNPGL 91-01-2, CNPGL 91-02-4, CNPGL 91-19-1, cv. taiwan A-146, CNPGL 91-27-5, CNPGL 91

  5. Physiological and Morphological Effects of High Water Tables on Early Growth of Giant Reed (Arundo donax), Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum), Energycane and Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)

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    Increasing demand for renewable energy sources has led to interest in high-biomass crops. Species that have been proposed as well-suited for biofuel production in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) of Florida include Giant Reed (Arundo donax), Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum), Energycane (S...

  6. PENGARUH PEMBERIAN PUPUK HIJAU CAIR KIHUJAN (Samanea saman) DAN AZOLLA (Azolla pinnata) TERHADAP KANDUNGAN SELULOSA DAN HEMISELULOSA RUMPUT GAJAH (Pennisetum purpureum)

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    KARIMUDDIN, KHAERUN NUR

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    2016 KHAERUN NUR KARIMUDDIN (I11111018). Pengaruh Pemberian Pupuk Hijau Cair Ki hujan (Samanea saman) dan Azolla (Azolla pinnata) Terhadap Kandungan Selulosa dan Hemiselulosa Rumput Gajah (Pennisetum purpureum). Dibawah bimbingan SYAMSUDDIN NOMPO sebagai pembimbing utama dan MARHAMAH NADIR sebagai pembimbing anggota. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh pemberian pupuk hijau cair dari tanaman Ki hujan (Samanea saman), dan Azolla (Azolla pinnata) terhadap ...

  7. Lâminas de irrigação e doses de nitrogênio em pastagem de capim-elefante no período seco do ano no norte de Minas Gerais Irrigation depth and nitrogen doses on elephant-grass pastures during the dry season in the north of Minas Gerais State

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    Virgílio Jamir Gonçalves Mota

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho avaliou-se durante o período seco do ano o efeito de quatro doses de nitrogênio (100, 300, 500 e 700 kg.ha-1.ano e de seis lâminas d'água (0, 20, 40, 80, 100 e 120% da evapotranspiração de referência sobre o rendimento forrageiro, a densidade de perfilhos, a relação folha/colmo, a altura de plantas e os teores de proteína bruta e fibra em detergente neutro do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados com quatro repetições. Como fonte de adubo nitrogenado utilizou-se ureia, aplicada a lanço. O controle do nível de água e a definição do momento de irrigar foram estabelecidos com base na curva de retenção de água no solo e no teor de água, pelo método gravimétrico de amostras de solo. As lâminas d'água e as doses de nitrogênio aumentaram linearmente a altura das plantas, a produção de matéria seca e a densidade de perfilhos, mas diminuíram os teores de PB. A irrigação teve efeito quadrático no teor FDN, cujo percentual máximo, 69,38%, foi observado quando foi aplicada lâmina d'água de 72,88% da evapotranspiração. A adubação nitrogenada reduziu linearmente o teor de FDN. A menor relação folha/colmo obtida foi de 1,98 quando aplicada lâmina d'água de 65,5% da evapotranspiração com a dose de 300 kg.ha-1.ano de nitrogênio. As lâminas d'água associadas às doses de nitrogênio elevam a produção de MS de 2.539,08 kg/corte para 6.445,72 kg/corte, diminuindo o efeito da estacionalidade de produção do capim-elefante "pioneiro" no norte de Minas Gerais.This work aimed to evaluate the effect of four levels of nitrogen (100, 300, 500 and 700 kg.ha-1.year and six water depth (0, 20, 40, 80, 100 and 120% of the reference evapotranspiration on the forrage yield, tillers density, relationship leaf/stem, plants height and crude protein content and neutral detergent fiber of the elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum, during the dry

  8. Oferta de forragem de capim-elefante anão 'Mott' e o rendimento animal

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    Almeida Edison Xavier de

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    Full Text Available A pesquisa foi realizada durante as estações de crescimento de 1994/95 e 1995/96 (out./abr., na Estação Experimental de Ituporanga/EPAGRI - SC, objetivando determinar o potencial de produção animal e as respostas em termos de taxa de acúmulo de matéria seca (MS e qualidade de forragem e estrutura do perfil de uma pastagem de capim-elefante anão `Mott' (CEAM submetida a quatro níveis de oferta de forragem (OF. Os níveis reais de FO foram 3,8; 7,5; 10,2 e 14,0 kg de MS de lâminas verdes (MSLV/100 kg de PV/dia, num delineamento em blocos casualizados completos com duas repetições e três novilhos (8 a 10 meses por potreiro, sob pastejo contínuo e uso da técnica "put-and-take". As OF determinaram resíduos médios de MSLV (RMSLV de 722; 1537; 2332; e 2542 kg/ha, respectivamente. Ofertas de forragem crescentes condicionaram acréscimos na taxa de acúmulo de MSLV/ha/dia e na densidade da forragem. A OF de 11,3 kg de MSLV/100 kg de PV/dia (RMSLV de 2200 kg/ha maximiza o desempenho animal com 1,06 kg/dia de ganho médio diário e assegura ganho/ha de 5,6 kg/dia, em condição de sustentabilidade da pastagem de CEAM, em pastejo contínuo.

  9. PENGARUH PEMBERIAN PUPUK HIJAU CAIR KIHUJAN (Samanea saman) DAN AZOLLA (Azolla pinnata) TERHADAP KANDUNGAN NDF DAN ADF PADA RUMPUT GAJAH (Pennisetum purpureum)

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    2016 ABSTRAK Suci Ramadani (I111 11 006). Pengaruh Pemberian Pupuk Hijau Cair Kihujan (Samanea saman) dan Azolla (Azolla pinnata) Terhadap Kandungan NDF dan ADF Pada Rumput Gajah (Pennisetum purpureum). Dibawah bimbingan Dr. Ir Syamsuddin Nompo, MP sebagai Pembimbing Utama dan Dr Ir Budiman Nohong,MP sebagai Pembimbing Anggota. Hijauan merupakan sumber makanan utama bagi ternak ruminansia untuk dapat bertahan hidup, berproduksi serta berkembangbiak. Produksi ternak...

  10. Ethanol production from sugars obtained during enzymatic hydrolysis of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum.) pretreated by steam explosion.

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    Scholl, Angélica Luisi; Menegol, Daiane; Pitarelo, Ana Paula; Fontana, Roselei Claudete; Zandoná Filho, Arion; Ramos, Luiz Pereira; Dillon, Aldo José Pinheiro; Camassola, Marli

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    In this work, steam explosion was used a pretreatment method to improve the conversion of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) to cellulosic ethanol. This way, enzymatic hydrolysis of vaccum-drained and water-washed steam-treated substrates was carried out with Penicillium echinulatum enzymes while Saccharomyces cerevisiae CAT-1 was used for fermentation. After 48 h of hydrolysis, the highest yield of reducing sugars was obtained from vaccum-drained steam-treated substrates that were produced after 10 min at 200 °C (863.42 ± 62.52 mg/g). However, the highest glucose yield was derived from water-washed steam-treated substrates that were produced after 10 min at 190 °C (248.34 ± 6.27 mg/g) and 200 °C (246.00 ± 9.60 mg/g). Nevertheless, the highest ethanol production was obtained from water-washed steam-treated substrates that were produced after 6 min at 200 °C. These data revealed that water washing is a critical step for ethanol production from steam-treated elephant grass and that pretreatment generates a great deal of water soluble inhibitory compounds for hydrolysis and fermentation, which were partly characterized as part of this study.

  11. Effects of Short-Day and Gibberellic Acid Treatments on Summer Vegetative Propagation of Napier Grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach

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    Yasuyuki Ishii

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects of short-day (SD and gibberellic acid (GA3 treatments on promoting vegetative propagation during the summer were examined in Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. A dwarf variety of late heading type (DL Napier grass was exposed to three SD treatments (5, 10, and 20 short days plus a spray of 400 ppm GA3 solution following each SD treatment, GASD or no treatment (control. Additionally, then, a dwarf variety of early heading (DE and the normal variety of Merkeron (ME were exposed to 10 days of GA-SD treatment together with nontreated controls. For DL and DE, GA-SD treatments showed the following effects: 10-day GA-SD treatment increased significantly (P<0.05 the length of lateral tiller buds, maintained a high rooting percentage, and increased the diameter of the tiller buds. This resulted in a taller plant, one with enhanced tiller numbers, and thus a greater number of established nursery plants for the two dwarf varieties. In contrast, there was only a limited positive effect of the GA-SD treatments on the normal variety, ME. Thus, 10 days of GA-SD treatment was judged to be the most effective treatment for promoting lateral tiller bud elongation and early maturation in tiller buds for the two dwarf varieties of Napier grass.

  12. Oferta de forragem de capim-elefante anão 'Mott' e a dinâmica da pastagem

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    de Almeida, Edison Xavier; Maraschin, Gerzy Ernesto; Harthmann, Oscar Emilio Ludtke; Ribeiro Filho, Henrique Mendonca Nunes; Apezteguia Setelich, Elena Silvia

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    Esta pesquisa foi conduzida durante as estações de crescimento de 1994/95 e 1995/96 (out./abr.), na Estação Experimental de Ituporanga/EPAGRI - SC, objetivando avaliar a dinâmica de uma pastagem de capim-elefante anão ‘Mott’ (CEAM) submetida a níveis de oferta de forragem (OF). Os níveis reais de OF foram 3,8; 7,5; 10,2 e 14,0 kg de MS de lâminas verdes/100 kg de PV/dia, em pastejo contínuo, por meio da técnica “put-and-take”, usando terneiros de 8 a 10 meses, em um delineamento em blocos com...

  13. Evaluación del pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico diluido del pasto maralfalfa (Pennisetum glaucum x Pennisetum purpureum para la producción de etanol

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Título en ingles: Dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment of goliath grass (Pennisetum glaucum x Pennisetum purpureum for ethanol cellulosic Resumen : Evaluar la producción de etanol a partir de cultivos lignocelulósicos, específicamente pastos de rápido crecimiento en la región, constituye una alternativa a la demanda de biocombustibles. En la presente investigación se seleccionó el pasto Maralfalfa (Pennisetum  glaucum x Pennisetum  purpureum utilizando el pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico diluido a diferentes temperaturas (110, 130, 150, 170 y 190 °C y concentraciones de ácido (0.8, 1.2 y 2.0% (p/p, seguido de un proceso de hidrólisis enzimática utilizando celulasas y celobiosas comerciales y un proceso de hidrólisis y fermentación simultanea. La máxima producción de etanol obtenido fue 117 mg etanol/ g biomasa pretratada a 190 °C y 1,2 %(p/p de ácido sulfúrico. El líquido hidrolizado fue caracterizado calculando el porcentaje de glucosa, xilosa y lignina solubilizadas y degradadas durante el pretratamiento. Palabras clave: etanol lignocelulósico; celulosa; hemicelulosa. Abstract: The goliath grass (Pennisetum  glaucum x Pennisetum  purpureum was pretreated with different sulfuric acid concentrations (0.8, 1.2 y 2.0% (w/w from low to high temperatures (110, 130, 150, 170 y 190 °C followed by enzymatic hydrolysis and SSF of remaining solids. The maximum yield was 117 mg of ethanol/g biomass to 190 °C and 1.2 % (w/w of sulfuric acid. Key words: lignocellulosic ethanol; hemicelluloses; cellulose.

  14. Secuestro de carbono en la biomasa aérea de un sistema agrosilvopastoril de Cocos nucifera, Leucaena leucocephala Var. Cunningham y Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115

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    Con el objetivo de estimar el secuestro de carbono en la biomasa aérea de un sistema agrosilvopastoril (sasp) compuesto por cocotero (Cocos nucifera), Leucaena leucocephala Var. Cunningham sembrada en alta densidad y Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115, se llevó a cabo un estudio en un suelo con textura franco arcillo- arenosa. Se utilizó un diseño en bloques al azar con arreglo en parcelas divididas con cuatro tratamientos 0, 40, 60 y 80 mil árboles de leucaena ha-1 y tres repeticiones; la eval...

  15. Metabolitos sanguíneos en caprinos alimentados con mezclas integrales frescas con Moringa oleífera: Pennisetum purpureum Clon-OM22

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    Se evaluó el comportamiento de metabolitos sanguíneos energéticos y proteicos con el uso de mezclas de Moringa oleífera : Pennisetum purpureum clon OM-22. Se utilizaron cuatro machos caprinos de raza Alpina, con 37.78 ±4.87 kg de peso vivo, dos años de edad y alojados en jaulas metabólicas individuales, or - ganizados en un diseño cuadrado latino (4x4). El tiempo experimental fue 60 días, con cuatro periodos de 15 días. Los tratamientos consistie - ron en la inclusión creciente de ...

  16. FERMENTATIVE CHARACTERISTICS AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF ELEPHANT GRASS SILAGES WITH OR WITHOUT Lactobacillusplantarum AND WHEAT MEAL ISOLATED OR IN ASSOCIATION CARACTERÍSTICAS FERMENTATIVAS E COMPOSIÇÃO QUÍMICO-BROMATOLÓGICA DE SILAGENS DE CAPIM-ELEFANTE COM OU SEM Lactobacillusplantarum E FARELO DE TRIGO ISOLADAMENTE OU EM COMBINAÇÃO

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    Daniele de Jesus Ferreira

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    H, N-NH3, ácido láctico e composição químico-bromatológica de silagens de capim-elefante. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro tratamentos: silagem de capim-elefante; silagem de capim-elefante inoculado com Lactobacillus plantarum; silagem de capim-elefante + 10% de farelo de trigo na matéria natural; silagem de capim-elefante inoculado com Lactobacillus    plantarum + 10% de farelo de trigo na matéria natural, com quatro repetições por tratamento. O capim foi ensilado em baldes com volume de cinco litros, com válvula de bunsen para escape dos gases. Houve efeito (P<0,05 da adição de farelo de trigo e da inoculação sobre as perdas por gases, recuperação da matéria seca (MS, pH e ácido láctico de silagens, sendo que o tratamento combinando farelo de trigo e inoculante apresentou o menor valor de pH, maior valor de ácido láctico e menor perda por gás. Observaram-se o maior teor de MS e o menor teor de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN nas silagens com farelo de trigo, com ou sem inoculante. A inoculação reduziu o teor de hemicelulose, nas silagens com ou sem farelo de trigo, resultando em menor teor de FDN, quando comparadas às silagens não inoculadas. Notaram-se aumentos no teor protéico das silagens com os aditivos testados, sendo o mais alto valor observado para as silagens combinado os dois aditivos. Conclui-se que tanto a inoculação com Lactobacillus plantarum quanto a adição do farelo de trigo reduzem as perdas de matéria seca e melhoram a qualidade da silagem do capim-elefante, sendo os maiores efeitos observados quando estes aditivos são combinados.

    Palavras-chaves: Aditivo, conservação de forragens, inoculante, Penisetum purpureum

  17. Copper tolerance of the biomass crops Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach), Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) and the upland reed (Phragmites australis) in soil culture.

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    Liu, Xinghua; Shen, Yixing; Lou, Laiqing; Ding, Chenglong; Cai, Qingsheng

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    Pot trials were conducted to study the influence of copper (Cu) on the growth and biomass of Elephant grass (EG, Pennisetum purpureum Schumach), Vetiver grass (VG, Vetiveria zizanioides) and the upland reed (UR, Phragmites australis). Cu toxicity in EG, VG and UR was positively correlated with the total and bioavailable Cu concentrations in the soil. Based on the EC50, dry weights, Cu contents, chlorophyll contents and photosynthesis rates, the Cu tolerance of the three species followed the trend EGNVGNUR. There were no significant differences in the unit calorific values among the different plants, though the total calorific values of EG were higher than those of VG and UR due to its higher biomass. The addition of KH2PO4 to the soil decreased the bioavailability of Cu and the Cu uptake by plants. EG could therefore be a good candidate for growth on Cu-contaminated soils, especially those improved by phosphate.

  18. Oferta de forragem de capim-elefante anão 'Mott' e a dinâmica da pastagem

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    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa foi conduzida durante as estações de crescimento de 1994/95 e 1995/96 (out./abr., na Estação Experimental de Ituporanga/EPAGRI - SC, objetivando avaliar a dinâmica de uma pastagem de capim-elefante anão `Mott' (CEAM submetida a níveis de oferta de forragem (OF. Os níveis reais de OF foram 3,8; 7,5; 10,2 e 14,0 kg de MS de lâminas verdes/100 kg de PV/dia, em pastejo contínuo, por meio da técnica "put-and-take", usando terneiros de 8 a 10 meses, em um delineamento em blocos completos casualizados com duas repetições. As OF determinaram resíduos médios de MS de lâminas verdes (RMSLV de 722, 1537, 2332 e 2542 kg/ha, respectivamente. A taxa de acúmulo de matéria seca de lâminas verdes, a cobertura do solo, o diâmetro de touceiras, o peso de afilhos, a altura de plantas e o comprimento de entrenós aumentaram com as maiores OF. Já as menores provocaram aumento da densidade aparente, bem como redução da porosidade total do solo e do sistema radicular, com incremento pronunciado de espécies anuais na pastagem de CEAM. OF de 10 a 11 kg de MS de lâminas verdes/100 kg de PV/dia (equivalentes a RMSLV de 2000 a 2300 kg/ha asseguram condição de sustentabilidade à pastagem de CEAM, em pastejo contínuo.

  19. Teores de proteína para vacas lactantes em pastejo de capim-elefante Protein contents for lactating dairy cows grazing elephant grass

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    F.R. Pereira

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da utilização de concentrados com diferentes teores de proteína bruta (PB para vacas em lactação sob pastejo rotacionado de capim-elefante, distribuídas em três quadrados latinos (3x3. Os tratamentos foram concentrados suplementares contendo 15,2; 18,2 ou 21,1% de PB. Foram oferecidos 3kg de concentrado por vaca, duas vezes ao dia. A disponibilidade de matéria seca (MS/ha de capim-elefante foi de 1.873kg ou de 17,4kg de MS/vaca dia-1. A MS do capim-elefante foi de 19,6%, contendo 13,9% de PB e 66,1% de fibra detergente neutro (FDN e 67,4% de digestibilidade in vitro da MS (DIVMS. Não houve diferença (P>0,05 entre os tratamentos quanto ao consumo diário de MS da dieta total (21,5; 21,6 e 20,8kg/d, MS do capim-elefante (16,1; 16,3 e 15,5kg/d e FDN do capim-elefante (10,7; 10,7 e 10,3kg/d. As produções de leite (17,5; 17,2 e 17,6kg/d e os teores de gordura (3,4; 3,5 e 3,5%, proteína (2,9; 2,9 e 2,9%, lactose (4,4; 4,4 e 4,4% e N-ureia no leite (14,1; 14,6 e 15,8mg/dL não diferiram (P>0,05 entre os tratamentos (respectivamente, para 15,2; 18,2 ou 21,1% de PB. O teor de N-ureia no plasma foi maior (PTo evaluate the effect of feeding concentrate with different crude protein (CP contents, lactating dairy cows grazing elephant grass were distributed in a 3x3 latin square. Three kg/cow of concentrates (15.2, 18.2, or 21.1% CP were offered twice a day. Elephant grass dry matter (DM availability was 1,873kg/ha; with a daily offer of 17.4kg/cow. The elephant grass DM content was 19.6% with 13.9% CP, 66.1% neutral detergent fiber (NDF, and 67.4% in vitro DM digestibility. There was no difference among treatments regarding total diet DM daily intake (21.5, 21.6, and 20.8kg/cow, elephant grass DM (16.1, 16.3, and 15.5kg/cow, and elephant grass NDF (10.7, 10.7, and 10.3kg/cow. Milk yield (17.5, 17.2, and 17.6kg/d fat (3.4, 3.5, and 3.5%, protein (2.9, 2.9, and 2.9%, lactose (4.4, 4.4, and 4.4%, and N-urea (14.1, 14.6, and 15

  20. Metabolitos sanguíneos en caprinos alimentados con mezclas integrales frescas con Moringa oleífera: Pennisetum purpureum Clon-OM22

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    Nelson Norberto González González

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el comportamiento de metabolitos sanguíneos energéticos y proteicos con el uso de mezclas de Moringa oleífera : Pennisetum purpureum clon OM-22. Se utilizaron cuatro machos caprinos de raza Alpina, con 37.78 ±4.87 kg de peso vivo, dos años de edad y alojados en jaulas metabólicas individuales, or - ganizados en un diseño cuadrado latino (4x4. El tiempo experimental fue 60 días, con cuatro periodos de 15 días. Los tratamientos consistie - ron en la inclusión creciente de Moringa oleífera (MO20%, MO40%, MO80% en sustitución de Pennisetum purpureum clon OM-22 (20:80, 40:60; 80:20% en la mezcla integral y un testigo, al que se le ofertó concentrado comer - cial (6g kg PV -1 . La totalidad de los forrajes frescos fueron cosechados, molidos (3-5cm y mezclados, ofertados a razón del 3% del peso vivo base seca, en dos ocasiones (10:30-16:30 horas durante el día. El estado de los metaboli - tos sanguíneo fue evaluado 22 horas posteriores al consumo de alimento. Las concentraciones de Glucosa, Colesterol, Triglicéridos y Urea se mantuvieron dentro del rango fisiológico. Los valores de Urea y Colesterol mostraron una ten - dencia creciente con la moringa en la mezcla, a diferencia de los Triglicéridos, que disminu - yeron. Los niveles de Creatinina en MO40 y MO80% superaron el límite fisiológico para la especie (59.7-134.8 μmol/l, indicando un posible fallo renal. Estos resultados permiten concluir que la Moringa oleífera con un nivel de inclusión del 20% constituye una alternativa alimentaria para caprinos; pero requiere de es - tudios para dilucidar niveles de Creatinina con la inclusión de 40 y 80% moringa.

  1. Desempenho de ovinos mantidos com dietas com capim-elefante ensilado com diferentes aditivos Performance of sheep fed diets with elephant grass ensiled with different addictives

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    José Nobre de Carvalho Junior

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    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos da adição de 15% de casca de café, farelo de cacau ou farelo de mandioca, com base na matéria natural (peso/peso, à forragem verde de capim-elefante no momento da ensilagem sobre o consumo de nutrientes e o desempenho de 20 ovinos Santa Inês em confinamento. Os animais tinham 5 meses de idade, peso inicial de 22,27 ± 3,24 kg e o peso final foi de 28,6 ± 3,78 kg. Utilizou-se um delineamento experimental inteiramente ao acaso, com quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições. Os tratamentos foram: capim-elefante ensilado sem aditivo ou ensilado com 15% de casca de café, farelo de cacau ou farelo de mandioca. A utilização da casca de café, do farelo de cacau e do farelo de mandioca na ensilagem de capim-elefante aumentou o consumo de matéria seca. Os maiores consumos de proteína bruta foram observados nas silagens contendo farelo de cacau e farelo de mandioca. Os consumos de fibra em detergente neutro foram semelhantes e o consumo de nutrientes digestíveis totais foi maior na silagem contendo farelo de mandioca. A conversão alimentar dos animais não foi afetada pela inclusão dos aditivos na ensilagem. A inclusão de farelo de mandioca na ensilagem de capim-elefante aumenta o ganho de peso (140,5 g/dia em ovinos Santa Inês.The effects of the addition of 15% of different addictives (coffee hulls, cocoa meal and cassava meal to green elephant grass forage, in natural matter basis (weight/weight, at the ensilage moment on the consumption of nutrients and the performance of twenty Santa Inês sheep under feedlot system were evaluated. The animals had 5.0 months of age, initial weight of 22.27 ± 3.24 kg and final weight of 28.6 ± 3.78 kg. The treatments were: T1 = elephant grass ensiled without addictive; T2 = elephant grass ensiled with 15% coffee hulls; T3 = elephant grass ensiled with 15% cocoa meal; T4 = elephant grass ensiled with 15% cassava meal. The use of the addictives coffee hulls, cocoa meal and cassava

  2. Disponibilidade de matéria seca em pastagens de capim-elefante irrigadas Availability dry matter in elephant-grass pastures irrigated

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    Rogério dos Santos Lopes; Dilermando Miranda da Fonseca; Rubens Alves de Oliveira; Domício do Nascimento Júnior; Alex Carvalho Andrade; Lorildo Aldo Stock; Carlos Eugênio Martins

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    Com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da irrigação na disponibilidade de matéria seca em pastagens de capim-elefante, cv. Napier, foi conduzido um experimento durante dois anos no Setor de Agrostologia da UFV. A irrigação foi realizada por um sistema de aspersão convencional de média pressão, usando turno de rega variável. Observou-se que, nos dois períodos de seca abrangidos pelo experimento, a irrigação não conseguiu determinar diferenças significativas na disponibilidade de matéria seca do ...

  3. Avaliação nutricional do capim-elefante (Cameroon em diferentes idades de rebrotação Nutritional evaluation of elephantgrass at different regrowth ages

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    Polyana Albino Silva Machado

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se determinar o consumo e as digestibilidades aparente total, ruminal e intestinal de matéria seca (MS e seus componentes: matéria orgânica (MO, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e carboidratos não-fibrosos (CNF do capim-elefante em diferentes idades de rebrotação e quantificar a produção de proteína microbiana. Utilizaram-se quatro novilhos mestiços, fistulados no rúmen e abomaso, alimentados à vontade com capim-elefante e sal mineral. O experimento foi avaliado considerando-se o grupo de animais como uma amostra aleatória simples, sendo os períodos de avaliação correspondentes às idades crescentes de rebrotação (33, 48, 63, 78 e 93 dias e cada animal como medidas repetidas. Os consumos de matéria seca (MS, nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT e as digestibilidades totais dos demais nutrientes diminuíram linearmente com o aumento da idade de rebrotação. Os teores de MO, CNF e FDN apresentaram máximos consumos aos 44,43; 51,05 e 60,50 dias de rebrotação, respectivamente. O mínimo consumo de PB ocorreu aos 94,27 dias de rebrotação do capim. As digestibilidades ruminais da MS e MO aumentaram linearmente com o avanço da idade. Os compostos nitrogenados microbianos sofreram redução linear com o aumento da idade do capim-elefante. Recomenda-se usar o capim-elefante com idade entre 30 e 35 dias de rebrotação, quando se observou maior valor nutritivo da planta.The objective of this trial was to determine the intake and the total, ruminal and intestinal apparent digestibilidade of dry matter (DM and its components: organic matter (OM, crude protein (CP, ether extract (EE, in neutral detergent fiber (NDF and no-fiber carbohydrates (NFC of the elephantgrass in different regrowth ages and to quantify the microbial protein production. Four crossbred steers fitted with ruminal and abomasal cannula were fullfed with elephantgrass and mineral salt. The experiment was evaluated

  4. Produção de capim elefante e movimentação de cátions em função de gesso mineral

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    Renato L. dos Santos

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    Full Text Available O uso de gesso na correção da acidez trocável em subsuperfície tem proporcionado melhoria do ambiente radicular, influenciando positivamente na produtividade das culturas. Portanto, o objetivo foi avaliar o potencial do gesso de origem mineral da região do Araripe, em Pernambuco, na elevação dos teores de Ca trocável e na redução dos teores de Al trocável em subsuperfície e no aumento da produção de biomassa de variedades de capim elefante. Para isto foram cultivadas em campo três variedades de capim elefante: Cameroon, Gramafante e Roxo, na presença e na ausência de gesso mineral em arranjo fatorial (3 x 2 com os tratamentos distribuídos casualmente em 4 blocos. Os teores de Ca2+, S-SO4(2-, Al3+ e sua saturação não foram influenciados pela aplicação de gesso mineral na camada subsuperficial. A aplicação de gesso mineral reduziu o pH do solo na camada subsuperficial. O cultivo da variedade de capim Cameroon promoveu aumento do pH do solo, redução do teor e da saturação por Al. Os capins elefantes Cameroon e Gramafante apresentaram elevadas produções de matéria seca porém apenas a variedade Cameroon apresentou resposta à aplicação de gesso mineral, que alcançou 33 Mg ha-1.

  5. Dinâmica populacional de Boophilus microplus (Canestrini, 1887 em bovinos leiteiros mantidos em manejo de pastejo rotativo de capim-elefante

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    Kasai N.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available De maio de 1996 a abril de 1998, avaliou-se a dinâmica do parasitismo pelo Boophilus microplus em 20 novilhas mestiças, submetidas ao manejo de rotação em piquetes de capim-elefante. Os animais, pesados a cada seis meses, foram distribuídos em dois grupos de 10, sendo realizados tratamentos acaricidas em um deles (grupo tratado. As curvas de infestação nos grupos controle e tratado apresentaram padrões semelhantes, com picos de parasitismo ocorrendo na mesma época. A menor carga parasitária ocorreu no inverno. Na primavera houve um grande pico de infestação por carrapatos, seguido de outro maior em fevereiro. A partir do outono, a carga parasitária declinou naturalmente. Não se obteve associação entre a dinâmica da infestação pelo B. microplus e variáveis climáticas analisadas (P>0,05. Não houve diferença estatística entre as médias de peso dos dois lotes (P>0,05. Observou-se que os picos de fêmeas ingurgitadas nos bovinos corresponderam às quedas nos valores de hemoglobina nestes animais (P<0,01. A dinâmica do parasitismo pelo B. microplus em bovinos sob manejo de rotação de pastagens de capim-elefante mostrou-se semelhante a outros trabalhos conduzidos sob manejo convencional sem o uso de rotação.

  6. Secuestro de carbono en la biomasa aérea de un sistema agrosilvopastoril de Cocos nucifera, Leucaena leucocephala Var. Cunningham y Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115

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    J. M. Anguiano

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de estimar el secuestro de carbono en la biomasa aérea de un sistema agrosilvopastoril (sasp compuesto por cocotero (Cocos nucifera, Leucaena leucocephala Var. Cunningham sembrada en alta densidad y Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115, se llevó a cabo un estudio en un suelo con textura franco arcillo- arenosa. Se utilizó un diseño en bloques al azar con arreglo en parcelas divididas con cuatro tratamientos 0, 40, 60 y 80 mil árboles de leucaena ha-1 y tres repeticiones; la evaluación duró desde su establecimiento hasta 340 días de edad. Los resultados muestran diferencia estadística (P<0.001 en el secuestro de carbono con 101.19d, 109.73c, 122.00b y 128.62a t C+ha-1año-1 para los sasp de 0, 40, 60 y 80 mil plantas de leucaena ha-1, respectivamente. El mayor aporte de secuestro de carbono lo realizó el cocotero que aportó del 60 al 80% del total del sasp y existió una relación inversa de secuestro de carbono de la gramínea al incrementar la densidad de la leguminosa. El tratamiento que incorpora la siembra en alta densidad de la leguminosa arbórea logró un mayor secuestro de carbono.

  7. Pengaruh Penambahan Tepung Gaplek dan Isolat Bakteri Asam Laktat dari Cairan Rumen Sapi PO Terhadap Kualitas Silase Rumput Gajah (Pennisetum purpureum

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    Ismail Jasin

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    Full Text Available (The effect of cassava meal  and  Lactic Acid Bacteria isolated  from  rumen liquid of PO cattle on  napier grass silage quality  ABSTRACT. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of cassava meal as carbohydrate source and inoculums of lactic acid bacteria  incubated from PO cattle’s rumen liquid on the quality of Napier grass (pennisetum purpureum silages. The research was conducted at Ujung-ujung village Pabelan District Semarang Regency. Feed analysis was carried out in of Biochemical Nutrition, Animal Feed Science, Animal Science Faculty, Gadjah Mada University. This study was assigned into Completely Randomized Design with 4 treatments and 3 replicated. The treatments were addition of cassava meal and inoculums of lactic acid bacteria level into the Napier grass; 0, 1, 3 and 5% (w/w and incubated for 30 days. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA and the significant effect was tested by Duncans  Multiple Range Test. The results showed that the addition of 1 – 5% cassava meal significantly affected (P<0,05 lactic acid content, pH, and NH3 concentration. Should be revised However, among the treatment groups of 1, 3 and 5 % of cassava meal was not significantly  (P<0,05 different on the lactic acid content, pH and NH3 concentration.

  8. Characterization of biomass production, cytology and phenotypes of plants regenerated from embryogenic callus cultures of Pennisetum americanum x P. purpureum (hybrid triploid napiergrass).

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    Five hundred and twenty-four plants of a triploid, sexually sterile hybrid napiergrass (Pennisetum americanum x P. purpureum; 3x=21) were regenerated from embryogenic callus cultures obtained from segments of young inflorescences. Replicated field trials were conducted for two consecutive years to compare the biomass yield, phenotype and cytology of tissue culture regenerants (TC) and vegetatively propagated (V) plants. In the first year total biomass yield of TC plants was significantly greater than V plants but there was no significant difference in the second year. TC plants had more tillers compared to V plants. V plants did not show any morphological variability. The TC population also exhibited a high degree of phenotypic stability (96%). There were 23 phenotypic variants in the TC population of 524, most of them being more dwarf and late-flowering. Detailed morphological analysis of the TC-variant plants suggests that they very likely arose from only a few variant cell lines. Cytological analysis indicated stability of the triploid status in randomly selected regenerants. Two of the morphological variants were hexaploids (6x=42). It is concluded that embryogenic callus cultures can provide useful alternative for the rapid propagation of hybrid napier-grass which is commonly propagated by cuttings.

  9. Efecto de dos inhibidores de la nitrificación sobre la concentración de nitratos en pasto elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.

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    Sánchez G. Hugo

    1986-09-01

    Full Text Available Se compararon dos inhibidores de la nitrificación (Sulfatiazol, N- Serve y las tendencias de la conversión de amonio a nitrato en el suelo y la concentración de este ión en el pasto según la fuente (Urea, Nitrón 26 y las dosis de nitrógeno (100, 200 kg/ha. Las concentraciones de nitratos en los suelos y en el tejido vegetal tendieron a incrementarse a medida que aumentaban los niveles de fertilización. La efectividad de los inhibidores se encuentra determinada por los niveles de fertilización y, en algunos casos, por las condiciones medio ambientales presentes.It was compared the grade of inhibition of two inhibitors products of the nitrification (Sulfatiazol, N - Serve and the tendencies on the conversion of ammonium into nitrate in the ground and the concentration of this ion on Pennisetum purpureum Schum. Depending on the source (urea, Nitrón 26 and the quantity of nitrogen (100, 200 kq/ha. The concentrations of nitrates on the grounds and the vegetal tissue stretched to intensity at the same time as were increase the levels of nitrogenous. The effectiveness of the inhibitors is determined for the employed levels and in some cases for the present environment conditions.

  10. Subprodutos industriais na ensilagem de capim-elefante para cabras leiteiras: consumo, digestibilidade de nutrientes e produção de leite Industrial by-products in elephant grass silage for dairy goats: intake, nutrient digestibility and milk yield

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    Jobel Beserra de Oliveira

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido para avaliar o consumo, a digestibilidade aparente e a produção do leite em cabras alimentadas com silagens de capim-elefante contendo subprodutos industriais. Utilizaram-se oito cabras da raça Saanen, distribuídas em dois quadrados latinos 4 × 4, com 4 períodos de 14 dias (10 dias de adaptação e 4 dias para coleta de dados. Os tratamentos foram: silagem de capim-elefante + concentrado; silagem de capim-elefante com 15% de farelo de mandioca + concentrado; silagem de capim-elefante com 15% de casca de café + concentrado; silagem de capim-elefante com 15% farelo de cacau + concentrado. Os maiores consumos de matéria seca (MS, matéria orgânica (MO, carboidratos totais (CT, carboidratos não-fibrosos (CNF e nutrientes digestíveis totais foram observados entre os animais alimentados com a silagem contendo farelo de mandioca. As silagens com farelo de mandioca ou casca de café promoveram maior consumo de extrato etéreo. Os maiores valores de digestibilidade da MS, MO, EE e CT foram obtidos na dieta contendo silagem de capim-elefante com farelo de mandioca. O valor de digestibilidade dos CNF foi semelhante entre as dietas contendo silagem de capim-elefante com farelo de mandioca, casca de café e farelo de cacau. A digestibilidade de fibra em detergente neutro e de fibra em detergente ácido foi maior para a silagem sem aditivo, com farelo de mandioca ou farelo de cacau. Entre os subprodutos avaliados, o farelo de mandioca é o que promove maiores consumos, digestibilidades dos nutrientes e produção de leite em cabras alimentadas com silagem de capim-elefante.The experiment was carried out to evaluate the intake, apparent digestibility and the milk yield of goats fed elephant grass silages containing industrial by-products. Eight Saanen breed goats were used, distributed in two 4 × 4 Latin squares, with four 14-day periods (ten days of adaptation and four days for data collection. The treatments were

  11. Características fermentativas de silagens de capim-elefante emurchecido ou com adição de farelo de cacau Fermentation characteristics of silage of elephantgrass wilted or with addition of cocoa meal

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    G.G.P. Carvalho

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado para avaliar as características fermentativas da silagem de capim-elefante emurchecido ou adicionado de diferentes níveis de farelo de cacau. O capim-elefante utilizado foi colhido aos 50 dias de rebrota após o corte de uniformização e submetido aos seguintes tratamentos na ensilagem: capim-elefante emurchecido ao sol por oito horas e capim-elefante sem emurchecimento adicionado de 0, 7, 14, 21 e 28% de farelo de cacau (% da matéria natural. Foram utilizadas quatro repetições por tratamento. O material foi acondicionado em silos de PVC com 0,15m de diâmetro e 0,3m de altura, adotando-se compactação de 500kg/m³. O pH reduziu e os carboidratos solúveis (CHO S aumentaram de forma linear (PThe experiment was carried out to evaluate the fermentation characteristics of eight hours sun light wilted elephant grass silage in comparison to no sun light exposed silage added by 0, 7, 14, 21, and 28% of cocoa meal during the ensilage process. PVC silos, measuring 0.15m diameter x 0.30m height, were used to ensilage the elephantgrass using a compacting pressure of 500kg/m³. Soluble carbohydrates decreased but pH and N-NH3 increased (P<0.05 as the cocoa meal level increased in the silage. No difference between wilted and no wilted elephantgrass silages was observed for organic acid content. Addition of 0, 7, 14, 21, and 28% of cocoa meal caused an increase of 2.23, 2.48, 3.14, 3.49, and 3.87% of lactic acid contents. Addition of cocoa meal during the ensilage process enhanced fermentation quality of elephantgrass silage.

  12. Viabilidade do grão de pólen de acessos de capim-elefante, milheto e híbridos interespecíficos (capim-elefante x milheto = Pollen viability in elephantgrass, pearl millet and interspecific hybrids (elephantgrass x pearl millet acessions

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    Antônio Vander Pereira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar a viabilidade do pólen em acessos de capim-elefante, milheto e híbridos interespecíficos por meio de germinação in vitro e coloração com carmim propiônico, orceína acética e corante de Alexander. Os testes de germinação foram realizados com grãos de pólen frescos e armazenados por 30 dias. Osacessos de capim-elefante e de milheto apresentaram alta viabilidade de pólen. Apenas um deles, quando avaliado com o corante de Alexander, mostrou baixa fertilidade. Para os híbridos, observou-se alta taxa de pólens funcionais com os corantes nucleares. Entretanto,o corante de Alexander confirmou a completa esterilidade desses acessos. Os acessos de capim-elefante e milheto apresentaram baixa porcentagem de pólens viáveis quando induzidos à germinação em meio de cultura. Nos híbridos foi constatada completa esterilidade do grão de pólen, condizente com as anormalidades meióticas relatadas naliteratura. Quanto ao armazenamento, os grãos de pólen de todos os acessos perderam completamente o poder germinativo.The aim of this work was to estimate the pollen viability in elephantgrass, pearl millet and interspecific hybrids accessionsthrough in vitro germination and staining with propionic carmine, acetic orcein and Alexander’s stain. The germination tests were accomplished with fresh pollen grains and stored for 30 days. The elephantgrass and peare millet accessions presented a high pollenviability. Just one of the accessions, when evaluated with Alexander's stain, showed low fertility. For the hybrid, a high rate of functional pollen was observed with the nuclear stain. However, Alexander's stain confirmed the complete sterility of those accessions. Elephantgrass and pearl millet accessions presented a low percentage of viable pollen grain, when induced to germination in culture medium. Complete sterility of the pollen grain was verified in the hybrid, agreeing with the meiotic abnormalities

  13. Fontes de amido e proteína para vacas leiteiras em dietas à base de capim elefante Starch and protein sources in elephantgrass-based diets for lactating dairy cows

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    Laísse Garcia de Lima

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available A correta associação de fontes concentradas de energia e/ou proteína ao volumoso da ração de bovinos, poderá maximizar o desempenho dos animais, como efeito da complementariedade das taxas de degradação de nutrientes. Avaliou-se o efeito de diferentes formas de processamento de milho, níveis de inclusão na dieta e fontes de proteína sobre a digestibilidade dos nutrientes na dieta, parâmetros de fermentação ruminal, bem como o desempenho de vacas leiteiras. Foram utilizadas cinco vacas da raça holandesa em lactação, distribuídas ao acaso em um delineamento experimental do tipo quadrado latino 5 x 5. Os tratamentos utilizados foram: silagem de milho, farelo de soja e milho moído (quirera fino em nível alto; capim elefante, farelo de soja, milho moído em nível alto; capim elefante, farelo de soja, milho moído em nível baixo; capim elefante, farelo de soja, milho floculado (360 g L-1 em nível alto; capim elefante, farinha de peixe, milho floculado em nível alto. A dieta contendo capim elefante, milho floculado e farelo de soja em alto nível foi a que mais se aproximou da dieta de silagem de milho nos diversos parâmetros avaliados. A fonte de proteína não degradável no rúmen (PNDR não apresentou vantagens em relação à fonte convencional de proteína. O fornecimento de baixo nível de concentrado não supriu as deficiências energéticas do capim elefante. A maior eficiência de produção de vacas leiteiras que receberam rações com base em capim elefante simulando pastejo foi observada quando a energia estava disponível no rúmen, seja através do processamento, ou seja da maior inclusão de concentrado na dieta.Ruminant performance may be improved due to association of specific energy and protein supplemental sources by matching nutrient degradation rates on diets. This work aimed to analyze the effects of corn grain processing, concentrate levels and protein sources on nutrient digestibilities, ruminal

  14. Valor nutritivo do capim-elefante ensilado com farelo de cacau e cana-de-açúcar Nutritive value of elephantgrass ensiled with cocoa meal and sugarcane

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    F.A. Teixeira

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os efeitos da adição de farelo de cacau e cana-de-açúcar sobre o valor nutritivo de silagem de capim-elefante, adotando-se um esquema fatorial 2 x 4, utilizando-se 0 e 15% de farelo de cacau e 0, 15, 30 e 45% de cana-de-açúcar, com quatro repetições. O capim-elefante apresentava 29,2% de matéria seca (MS, e as silagens foram produzidas em silos experimentais de PVC, que foram abertos aos 60 dias após a ensilagem. A adição de farelo de cacau reduziu a fibra em detergente ácido (FDA e aumentou os teores de MS, proteína bruta e a degradabilidade potencial da MS (DP MS48h. A cana-de-açúcar também reduziu os teores FDA, aumentou a DP MS48h e aumentou os valores dos nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT até a inclusão de 20,5% de cana, embora tenha reduzido os teores de MS. Nas silagens contendo farelo de cacau e com a inclusão da cana-de-açúcar foi observada redução linear do conteúdo de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e aumento linear dos carboidratos não estruturais e NDT. A associação farelo de cacau e cana-de-açúcar aumentou o teor de CNF e os valores de NDT, e reduziu a FDN, melhorando o valor nutritivo das silagens de capim-elefante.The effects of the addition of cocoa meal and sugarcane on the nutritional value of elephantgrass silage were studied considering a factorial outline 2 x 4, being used 0 and 15% of cocoa meal and 0, 15, 30, and 45% of sugarcane, with four repetitions. The elephantgrass presented 29.2% of dry matter (DM and the silages were produced in experimental silos of PVC, that were open 60 days after the ensiling. The addition of cocoa meal reduced the content of acid detergent fiber (ADF and increased the content of DM, crude protein, and the potential degradability of DM (PD DM48h. The sugarcane also reduced the ADF content, increased PD DM48h, and increased the values of total digestible nutrients (TDN when inclusion was up to 20.5%, although it has reduced the content of DM. In

  15. Disponibilidade de matéria seca em pastagens de capim-elefante irrigadas Availability dry matter in elephant-grass pastures irrigated

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    Rogério dos Santos Lopes

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da irrigação na disponibilidade de matéria seca em pastagens de capim-elefante, cv. Napier, foi conduzido um experimento durante dois anos no Setor de Agrostologia da UFV. A irrigação foi realizada por um sistema de aspersão convencional de média pressão, usando turno de rega variável. Observou-se que, nos dois períodos de seca abrangidos pelo experimento, a irrigação não conseguiu determinar diferenças significativas na disponibilidade de matéria seca do capim-elefante. Por outro lado, quando se avaliaram os resultados acumulados para os períodos de inverno e verão, a disponibilidade de forragem nos tratamentos sob irrigação foi sempre significativamente maior, em razão de a irrigação suprir e manter a umidade do solo em níveis suficientemente adequados para as forrageiras, quando as temperaturas mínimas não foram limitantes ao crescimento, eliminando os efeitos dos veranicos e permitindo manutenção da estabilidade da produção. Conclui-se que a irrigação realizada de forma eficiente e criteriosa pode ser mais uma alternativa, visando ao aumento da produção animal a pasto, pois permite significativos aumentos na produção forrageira, principalmente no verão, quando as temperaturas mínimas não foram limitantes ao desenvolvimento do capim-elefante.With the objective of evaluating the effects of the irrigation in the availability of dry matter in elephant-grass pastures, cv. Napier, an experiment was driven for two years in the Section of Agrostologia of UFV. The irrigation was accomplished by a system of conventional aspersion of medium pressure, using turn of watering variable. It was observed that, in the two drought periods embraced by the experiment, the irrigation didn't get to determine significant differences in the availability of dry matter of the elephant-grass. On the other hand, when the accumulated results were evaluated for the winter and summer periods, the

  16. - Influencia del Banco de Proteínas y del Clon Ct-115 (Pennisetum Purpureum para el pastoreo, sobre algunos indicadores productivos de una vaquería destinada a la producción de leche (Influence of Proteins Bank and Clon Ct-115 (Pennisetum Purpureum for grazing, upon some productive indicators of a dairy unit

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    Reinaldo Franco Franco

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Durante tres años se estudiaron los principales indicadores productivos de la vaquería “Modelo” perteneciente a la Estación Experimental de Zootecnia de la Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas. Inicialmente las vacas disponían de 48 cuartones de 0,31 Ha cada uno, con predominio de pastos naturales. La inclusión paulatina del clon CT-115 (Pennisetum purpureum primero y del banco de proteínas después, en la alimentación de las vacas permitió incrementar los rendimientos de 4,68 a 6,00 L/vaca/día; así mismo el rendimiento L/Ha/año se incrementó desde 1806 hasta 2405 litros en el año 2000. Aunque de forma más discreta también se observó cierta mejoría en los indicadores reproductivos. Se concluye que la inclusión del clon CT-115 para el pastoreo en la época de seca y la utilización de los bancos de proteínas, permite aumentar la cantidad y calidad de la biomasa ofertada a las vacas lecheras, lográndose indicadores productivos más favorables. During three years the main productive indicators of "Modelo" dairy belonging to the Animal Husbandry Experimental Station at Las Villas “Marta Abreu” Central University, were studied. Initially the cows had 48 paddocks of 0,31 Ha each one, with prevalence of native grasses. The gradual inclusion of the clon CT-115 (Pennisetum purpureum first and of the proteins bank later, in the feeding of the cows it allowed to increase the yields from 4,68 to 6,00 L/cow/day; likewise the yield L/Ha/year was increased from 1806 up to 2405 liters in the year 2000. Although in a more discreet way certain improvement was also observed in the reproductive indicators. We concluded that the inclusion of the clon CT-115 for grazing in dry period and the use of the proteins banks, allows to increase the quantity and quality of the biomass offered to dairy cows, achieving better productive indicators

  17. PRECIFICAÇÃO DA ENERGIA DISPONÍVEL NO BRIQUETE DE CARNAÚBA E CAPIM-ELEFANTE E NA LENHA DO SEMIÁRIDO POTIGUAR

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    Silvio Roberto de Lucena Tavares

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Um dos maiores entraves para a consolidação do mercado para briquetes é o mito de que esses biocombustíveis são sempre mais caros do que a lenha advinda do puro extrativismo.  Através da análise comparativa do preço da energia disponível para queima em uma tonelada de lenha e briquete misto de palha de carnaúba e capim-elefante, este estudo comprovou que, dependendo do teor de umidade da lenha, o rendimento do briquete é superior em metade das 60 simulações feitas com três tipos de espécies vegetais do semiárido do Rio Grande do Norte.   A análise se baseou no cálculo do Poder Calorífico Útil de cada uma das biomassas analisadas e nos preços das respectivas toneladas

  18. Round-Bale Silage Harvesting and Processing Effects on Overwintering Ability, Dry Matter Yield, Fermentation Quality, and Palatability of Dwarf Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach

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    Satoru Fukagawa

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    Full Text Available Round-bale silage harvesting and processing methods were assessed to evaluate overwintering ability and dry matter (DM yield, fermentation quality and palatability of overwintered dwarf Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach in the two years following establishment in Nagasaki, Japan, in May 2013 using rooted tillers with a density of 2 plants/m2. In 2014, harvesting methods under no-wilting treatment were compared for flail-type harvesting with a round-baler (Flail/baler plot and mower conditioning with a round-baler (Mower/baler plot, which is common for beef-calf–producing farmers in the region. In 2015, the effect of ensilage with wilting was investigated only in the Mower/baler plot. Dwarf Napiergrass was cut twice, in early August (summer and late November (late autumn, each year. The winter survival rate was greater than 96% in May both years. The DM yield in the Mower/baler plot did not differ significantly for the first summer cutting or the annual total from the Flail/baler plot, but did show inferior yield for the second cutting. The fermentation quality of the second-cut plants, estimated using the V2-score, was higher in the Flail/baler plot than in the Mower/baler plot, possibly because of higher air-tightness, and the second-cut silage tended to have better fermentation quality than the first-cut silage in both harvesting plots. Wilting improved the fermentation quality of dwarf Napiergrass silage in summer, but not in autumn. The palatability of the silage, as estimated by alternative and voluntary intake trials using Japanese Black beef cattle, did not differ significantly between plots. The results suggest that dwarf Napiergrass can be better harvested using a mower conditioner with processing by a round-baler, an approach common to beef-calf–producing farmers, than with the flail/baler system, without reducing the persistence, yield, or palatability of the silage. Moreover, wilting treatment improved the fermentation

  19. Influencia de la edad de corte del pasto morado (Pennisetum purpureum en la producción y digestibilidad in vitro de la materia seca

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    N. B. Madera

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se evaluaron diferentes edades de corte del pasto morado (Pennisetum purpureum, para conocer su influencia en la producción y digestibilidad in vitro de la materia seca (DIVMS. El estudio se realizó de diciembre de 2008 a junio de 2009, considerándose desde el establecimiento hasta la evaluación de los tratamientos (edades de corte de 45, 60, 75, 90, 105 y 120 días, distribuidos en un diseño de bloques completos al azar y cuatro repeticiones. Se encontró diferencia (P≤0.001 entre las edades de corte en todas las variables evaluadas, excepto para el número de hijuelos (P>0.05. Se observó que con el aumento de la edad de corte, se incrementa la altura y circunferencia de la cepa, largo y ancho de la hoja, diámetro basal del entrenudo y producción de forraje. En la relación hoja/tallo se encontró una disminución, al aumentar la edad de corte (P≤0.001. A medida que se incrementa la edad de corte, la DIVMS disminuye linealmente, obteniéndose R2 de 90.63, 94.95, 93.65 y ecuaciones de regresión: Y = 74.5933 - 0.221313x, Y = 80.399 - 0.413524x, Y = 74.3048 - 0.292381x para hoja, tallo y planta completa, respectivamente. Se concluye que con el corte entre los 75-90 días, el pasto morado logra cepas de mayor altura y circunferencia, con hojas superiores en diámetro y longitud; a la vez que incrementa la producción de biomasa. A diferencia de la relación hoja/tallo y la DIVMS, que disminuyen conforme se incrementa la edad de corte.

  20. Valor nutritivo de silagens de capim-elefante emurchecido ou com adição de farelo de cacau Nutritive value of elephantgrass silage wilted or with addition of cocoa meal

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    Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido para avaliar o valor nutritivo da silagem de capim-elefante produzida com o capim emurchecido ou adicionada de diferentes níveis de farelo de cacau. O capim-elefante foi colhido aos 50 dias de rebrota após o corte de uniformização e submetido aos seguintes tratamentos na ensilagem: capim-elefante emurchecido ao sol por 8 horas, e capim-elefante sem emurchecimento com 0, 7, 14, 21 e 28% de farelo de cacau (FC (% da matéria natural. Foram utilizadas quatro repetições por tratamento; o material foi acondicionado em silos de PVC com 0,15 m de diâmetro e 0,3 m de altura, adotando-se compactação de 500 kg/m³. A inclusão do farelo de cacau na ensilagem do capim-elefante mostrou-se eficiente em aumentar o teor de MS da silagem. A inclusão de FC no nível de 7% permitiu produção de silagem com teor de MS semelhante ao da silagem de capim emurchecido. As silagens com FC apresentaram maiores teores de NT, EE, lignina, NIDN e NIDA, no entanto, os teores de FDN, FDA CEL, HEM, cinzas e NDT e a DIVMS diminuíram com a adição de farelo de cacau. O NDT estimado para a silagem de capim emurchecido foi superior ao obtido nas demais silagens, com e sem farelo de cacau. Embora o FC tenha promovido redução da DIVMS, sua inclusão nos níveis de 7 e 14% proporcionou boa digestibilidade das silagens (acima de 60%. O emurchecimento do capim-elefante e a adição de FC podem ser alternativas para aumentar o teor de MS da silagem e garantir a produção de silagens de bom valor nutritivo.The experiment was carried out to evaluate the nutritive value of elephant grass silage wilted under the sun light for eight hours. Other treatments involved the same elephant grass without exposing to sun light but with addition of 0, 7, 14, 21, and 28% of cocoa meal (CM at the ensilage process. The PVC silos used in the experiment measured 0.15 m of diameter and 0.30 m of height. During the ensiling process the forage was compressed until

  1. Capim-elefante ensilado com casca de café, farelo de cacau ou farelo de mandioca Elephant grass ensiled with coffee hulls, cocoa meal and cassava meal

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    Aureliano José Vieira Pires

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento foi conduzido para avaliar a composição química, a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS e as características fermentativas de silagens de capim-elefante com 15% de casca de café, farelo de cacau ou farelo de mandioca. A adição dos co-produtos no momento da ensilagem foi realizada na base da matéria natural (peso/peso, com dez repetições por tipo de silagem. As silagens com casca de café e farelo de mandioca apresentaram maiores teores de matéria seca. A silagem com farelo de mandioca apresentou os menores teores de nitrogênio total, extrato etéreo e componentes fibrosos. O maior valor de DIVMS foi observado na silagem com farelo de mandioca (74,1% e o menor, na silagem com casca de café (54,3%. As silagens controle e com farelo de cacau apresentaram valores de digestibilidade semelhantes, 61,4 e 61,2%, respectivamente. Na avaliação das características fermentativas das silagens, não houve diferença entre os teores de ácidos orgânicos, porém o pH da silagem com casca de café (4,6 foi superior ao das demais silagens (4,1. A utilização de farelo de mandioca na ensilagem de capim-elefante reduz os componentes da parede celular e aumenta a DIVMS das silagens. Tanto a casca de café como o farelo de cacau adicionados no momento da ensilagem reduzem o valor nutritivo da silagem.The experiment was carried out to evaluate the chemical composition, the in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD and the fermentative characteristics of elephant grass silage with 15% of coffee hulls, cocoa meal or cassava meal. The addition of co-products at the ensilage moment was performed in the natural matter basis (weight/weight, with ten repetitions per treatment. Silages with coffee hulls and cassava meal showed higher dry matter levels. The silage with cassava meal presented smaller total nitrogen, ether extract and fibrous components levels. The highest IVDMD value was observed for silage with cassava meal (74

  2. Produtividade e valor nutritivo do capim-elefante cv. Napier sob doses crescentes de nitrogênio e potássio

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    Andrade Alex Carvalho

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos das adubações nitrogenada e potássica sobre o capim-elefante "Napier". Quatorze combinações entre N e K, de um fatorial incompleto de N e K, avaliados em sete doses de N (20, 50, 100, 200, 300, 350 e 380 kg/ha de N e sete de K (16, 40, 80, 160, 240, 280 e 304 kg/ha de K, foram obtidas de acordo com a matriz Box Berard aumentada 3, com acréscimo de um ponto. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em blocos ao acaso com três repetições. A produtividade foi aumentada pelas adubações nitrogenada e potássica em 86%. A relação lâmina/colmo e o teor de Mg2+ diminuíram com a adubação potássica. Os teores de P e Ca2+ diminuíram com a adubação nitrogenada, enquanto o teor de proteína bruta aumentou de maneira quadrática pelas adubações nitrogenada e potássica. O teor de K aumentou com a adubação potássica e diminuiu com a nitrogenada. O nível crítico de potássio na planta foi 1,85 dag/kg na matéria seca.

  3. Degradação ruminal da silagem de capim-elefante aditivado com cana-de-açúcar e farelo de cacau Ruminal degradation of elephant grass sillage added with sugarcane and cocoa meal

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    Fábio Andrade Teixeira

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a degradação ruminal da matéria seca (MS, da proteína bruta (PB e da fibra em detergente neutro (FDN das silagens de capim-elefante; capim-elefante ensilado com 30% de cana-de-açúcar; 15% de farelo de cacau; e 45% de cana mais 15% de farelo de cacau. Amostras de cada silagem foram incubadas no rúmen de três novilhos mestiços holandês x zebu durante os períodos de 0, 12, 24, 48, 72 e 96 horas. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de parcelas subdivididas e os coeficientes não lineares a, b e c foram estimados por meio de procedimentos iterativos de Gauss-Newton. Para o capim-elefante ensilado com farelo de cacau, foram observados maiores valores da fração a da MS e da PB, próximos a 60%, além de maiores taxas da degradação da fração b e da degradabilidade efetiva (DE da PB para as taxas de passagem 2, 5 e 8% h-1. As silagens que apresentaram as maiores frações não-degradáveis i da FDN foram as silagens de capim-elefante sem aditivo e com 30% de cana, enquanto a silagem aditivada com 45% de cana e 15% de farelo de cacau destacou-se pela maior degradação potencial da MS, da PB e da FDN, em todos os períodos estudados, e maiores DE da MS e da PB para as taxas de passagem 2, 5 e 8% h-1. A inclusão associada da cana-de-açúcar com o farelo de cacau, no momento da ensilagem do capim-elefante, apresenta-se como alternativa para aumentar a degradabilidade da forragem em estádio de crescimento avançado.The objective was to evaluate the dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP and neutral detergent fiber (NDF ruminal degradation of silages of elephant grass; elephant grass ensiled with 30% of sugarcane; 15% of cocoa meal; and 45% of sugarcane plus 15% of cocoa meal. Samples of each silage were incubated in the rumen of three Holstein x Zebu crossbred steers during the periods of 0, 12, 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours. The experimental design used was the one of subdivided parcels and the non linear coefficients a

  4. Evaluación de la composición química y degradabilidad ruminal in situ de ensilaje mixto con Pennisetum purpureum cv Cuba CT-169: Moringa oleifera

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    Delfín Gutiérrez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de evaluar la composición quími - ca y degradabilidad ruminal in situ de la materia seca (MS en ensilaje mixto del tipo presecado con la inclusión del Pennisetum purpureum cv Cuba CT-169 y forraje arbóreo de Moringa oleífera cv Supergenius, se realizó este estudio. Para su desarrollo, se utilizaron microsilos cons - truidos con tubos de PVC. Los tratamientos se distribuyeron al azar, constituidos por tres combinaciones de Pennisetum : Moringa (80:20, 60:40, 40:60 %/peso base húmeda (BH -1 , dos microsilos con el 100% de los forrajes uti - lizados y 10 repeticiones por tratamiento. Fi - nalizado el período de fermentación (62 d, se determinó la composición química (MS, MO, PB, FDN, ceniza y degradabilidad ruminal in situ de la MS . Los resultados presentaron variaciones conforme a la participación creciente.

  5. AVALIAÇÃO DA PRODUTIVIDADE E QUALIDADE DO CAPIM ELEFANTE E DO SORGO IRRIGADOS COM ÁGUA DO LENÇOL FREÁTICO E DO REJEITO DO DESSALINIZADOR

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    O Experimento de campo foi conduzido (22/08/2012 a 02/01/2013) na comunidade “Riacho Salgado”, município de São Paulo do Potengi–RN, objetivando avaliar a produtividade e a qualidade do capim elefante e do sorgo cujo solo foi irrigado com água do lençol freático e do rejeito do dessalinizador. Foram analisados os seguintes parâmetros de produtividade e qualidade nutricional: massa verde, massa seca e teor de proteína bruta das duas culturas. O aumento da salinidade da água de irrigação de 2,8...

  6. Capim-elefante amonizado e farelo de cacau ou torta de dendê em dietas para ovinos em crescimento Amnonizated elephant grass and cocoa meal or palm kernel cake in growing sheep diet

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    Herymá Giovane de Oliveira Silva

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o efeito da amonização do capim-elefante e da substituição parcial do concentrado padrão, à base de milho e farelo de soja, por concentrados contendo farelo de cacau ou torta de dendê sobre o desempenho de ovinos. Utilizaram-se 18 ovinos machos não-castrados da raça Santa Inês, com peso corporal médio de 22,6 kg, distribuídos em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 2 × 3 com três repetições. O período experimental teve duração de 77 dias: 14 dias de adaptação e três períodos de 21 dias para coleta dos dados. As dietas foram compostas de 60% de volumoso (silagem de capim-elefante não tratado ou tratado com uréia e 40% de concentrado. Utilizaram-se três concentrados, um à base de milho e farelo de soja, outro contendo milho, farelo de soja e farelo de cacau e outro contendo milho, farelo de soja e torta de dendê. Os consumos de matéria seca em %PC foram menores entre os animais alimentados com concentrado contendo torta de dendê, entretanto, não houve diferença entre o concentrado padrão e aquele com farelo de cacau nem entre os volumosos. Também não houve interação volumoso × concentrado. O ganho de peso foi maior nos animais alimentados com o capim-elefante amonizado. A lucratividade parcial por kg de ganho de peso elevou com a amonização do capim-elefante e reduziu com a inclusão dos subprodutos no concentrado.The effect of ammonization of elephant grass and the partial substitution of the standard concentrate based on corn and soybean meal by concentrates containing cocoa meal or palm cake on sheep performance was evaluated. A total of 18 Santa Inês male sheep, with average 22.6 kg BW, was allotted to a completely randomized design in a 2 × 3 factorial arrangment with three replications. The experimental period consisted of 77 days, with 14 days for adaptation and three periods of 21 days for data collection. The diets constituted of 60% forage (elephant grass no

  7. AVALIAÇÃO DA PRODUTIVIDADE E QUALIDADE DO CAPIM ELEFANTE E DO SORGO IRRIGADOS COM ÁGUA DO LENÇOL FREÁTICO E DO REJEITO DO DESSALINIZADOR

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    Milton Berreza Vale

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O Experimento de campo foi conduzido (22/08/2012 a 02/01/2013 na comunidade “Riacho Salgado”, município de São Paulo do Potengi–RN, objetivando avaliar a produtividade e a qualidade do capim elefante e do sorgo cujo solo foi irrigado com água do lençol freático e do rejeito do dessalinizador. Foram analisados os seguintes parâmetros de produtividade e qualidade nutricional: massa verde, massa seca e teor de proteína bruta das duas culturas. O aumento da salinidade da água de irrigação de 2,89 dS/m para 3,69 dS/m reduziu a altura das plantas, o teor de proteína bruta, a produtividade de massa verde e seca das duas culturas. A produtividade do sorgo em relação a todos esses parâmetros foi superior àquela das duas cultivares do capim elefante, sendo a produtividade da cultivar do capim roxo relativamente superior àquela do capim verde. Dessa forma, o sorgo BRS Ponta Negra se apresenta como alternativa de sustentabilidade socioeconômica para o aproveitamento da água residual da dessalinização em sistema que apresente condições de salinidade igual ou inferior à estudada, garantindo, assim, uma fonte alternativa de renda e emprego para a agricultura familiar ou para Associação de Usuários de Água na região semiárida.

  8. Performance, intake and digestibility of feedlot lambs receiving elephant grass silage with different proportions of dried peel of passion fruitDesempenho, consumo e digestibilidade de cordeiros em confinamento recebendo silagens de capim elefante com diferentes proporções de casca desidratada de maracujá

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    Jefferson Bomfim Rocha

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The consumption, digestibility, and performance was evaluated of lambs fed silage elephant grass containing different inclusion levels of passion fruit peel dried (0, 10, 20 and 30% in natural matter of elephant grass, in a randomized completely randomized design with four replications. The elephant grass was cut at 60 days of age, chopped and ensiled in barrels along with the proportions of dried passion fruit peel, according to each treatment. After 30 days, the silos were opened for evaluation. It was observed that the inclusion of the residual affected the intake and digestibility of certain nutrients (PAvaliou-se o consumo, a digestibilidade, e o desempenho de silagens de capim-elefante, contendo diferentes níveis de inclusão (0; 10; 20 e 30% de casca de maracujá desidratada na matéria natural do capim-elefante, em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com 4 repetições. O capim elefante foi cortado com 60 dias de idade, picado e ensilado em tonéis juntamente com as proporções de casca de maracujá desidratada conforme cada tratamento. Após 30 dias de armazenagem os silos foram abertos para avaliações. Observou-se que a inclusão do resíduo influenciou o consumo e a digestibilidade de alguns nutrientes (P<0,05. Houve efeito para o ganho de peso médio diário e ganho total dos cordeiros, sendo que para cada 1% de casca de maracujá desidratada adicionada elevou-se 2,42% o GMD. A conversão alimentar apresentou efeito linear decrescente (8,9; 9,2; 8,6 e 7,2, respectivamente, entre os tratamentos, permitindo concluir que, a casca de maracujá desidratada pode ser utilizada em até 30% de inclusão ao capim-elefante.

  9. Efeito do acipin sobre a degradabilidade e taxa de passagem de silagens de capim-elefante e de milho, em bovinos Holandês × Zebu Effect of acipin on the degradability and rate of passage of elephant-grass and corn silages in Holstein × Zebu cattle

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    L.T. Henriques

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da inclusão de acipin nas silagens de capim-elefante e de milho sobre a taxa de passagem das fases sólida e líquida da digesta ruminal e sobre a degradabilidade da matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, em quatro bovinos. Os animais, com média de peso de 550kg, foram confinados em baias individuais por 90 dias. O experimento foi conduzido em quatro períodos experimentais, seguindo um esquema de parcelas subdivididas, tendo nas parcelas um esquema fatorial 2×2 (duas silagens combinadas com ausência e presença de acipin e nas subparcelas o tempo de coleta de líquido ruminal, em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso com quatro repetições. A degradabilidade efetiva da MS, da PB e da FDN da silagem de capim-elefante sem adição de acipin foi menor do que a das silagens de capim-elefante com acipin, de milho sem acipin e de milho com acipin; estas foram semelhantes entre si. A taxa de passagem de sólidos ruminais foi maior nos animais que consumiram silagem de milho. A taxa de passagem de líquidos foi maior nos animais que consumiram silagem de capim-elefante. A inclusão de acipin melhorou a degradabilidade da MS, da PB e da FDN da silagem de capim-elefante.The effects of adding acipin to elephantgrass and corn silages on the passage rates of the solid and liquid phases of the ruminal digesta, and on degradabilities of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP and neutral detergent fiber (NDF were evaluated. The animals with average live weight of 550kg, were kept in individual stalls for 90 days. The experiment was carried out in four experimental periods, according to a split plot arrangement, with 2×2 (two silages combined with absence or presence of acipin factorial treatment combination in the plot and the time of collection of ruminal liquid in the split plot, in a completely randomized design with four replicates. The degradabilities of DM, CP and NDF in the elephantgrass silage

  10. 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

  11. Palma forrageira em substituição ao feno de capim-elefante: efeito sobre consumo, digestibilidade e características de fermentação ruminal em ovinos Spineless cactus in replacement of elephantgrass hay: effect on intake, apparent digestibility and ruminal fermentation characteristics in sheep

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    Safira Valença Bispo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da substituição do feno de capim-elefante por palma forrageira (Opuntia ficus indica, Mill, como fonte de forragem, sobre o consumo e a digestibilidade aparente dos nutrientes e das características ruminais de carneiros. Cinco dietas isoproteícas foram formuladas, em que a palma forrageira substituiu 0, 14, 28, 42 e 56% do feno de capim elefante na dieta. Cinco ovinos machos não-castrados foram distribuídos em um delineamento em quadrado latino 5 x 5 (cinco períodos, cinco níveis de palma e cinco repetiç��es. Cada período experimental teve duração de 13 dias - sete para adaptação e seis dias para coleta de dados e amostras. Os consumos de MS, MO, EE, PB, CT, CNF e NDT aumentaram linearmente com a substituição do feno de capim-elefante por palma forrageira na dieta. O consumo de água diminuiu linearmente e o de FDN apresentou efeito quadrático com a substituição do feno de capim-elefante por palma forrageira na dieta. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade aparente de EE, PB, CNF e FDN não foram influenciados, enquanto os de MS, MO e CT aumentaram linearmente com a substituição do feno de capim-elefante por palma forrageira na dieta. O pH e a concentração de NH3 ruminal decresceram linearmente com a substituição do feno de capim-elefante por palma forrageira na dieta. A substituição do feno de capim-elefante por palma forrageira na dieta melhora a ingestão e o aproveitamento dos nutrientes.A study was conducted with the objective to evaluate the effects of replacing elephant-grass by spineless cactus (Opuntia ficus indica, Mill as a forage source on intake, apparent digestibility of the nutrients and of ruminal fermentation characteristics of sheep. Five iso-nitrogenous diets were formulated where spineless cactus replaced 0, 14, 28, 42 and 56% of elephantgrass in the diet. Five non-castrated male sheep were allotted to a 5 x 5 Latin square design

  12. Consumo e digestibilidade de silagens de capim-elefante com diferentes níveis de subproduto da agroindústria da acerola Intake and digestibilit of elefhant grass silages with the diferent levels of acerola industry by-product

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    Ana Cristina Holanda Ferreira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi objetivo deste trabalho avaliar o consumo e digestibilidade da MS e nutrientes. de silagens de capim-elefante (CE contendo subproduto do processamento da acerola desidratada (SACD. Utilizaram-se 20 ovinos machos nãocastrados, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com cinco níveis de SACD na silagem (0; 3,5; 7; 10,5 e 14% da matéria seca e quatro repetições. Estimaram-se os consumos de matéria seca (MS, celulose, hemicelulose, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, bem como os consumos de matéria seca (MSD, proteína bruta (PBD, fibra em detergente neutro (FDND e energia digestível (ED. Foram avaliados também as digestibilidades da MS, PB, FDN, FDA, celulose, hemicelulose e EB, e o balanço de nitrogênio (BN. A adição de SACD, não influenciou o consumo de MS, FDN e FDA em g animal-1 dia-1 e g UTM-1 (unidade de tamanho metabólico = PV0,75, MSD, FDND em g animal-1 dia-1 e ED (0,86 Mcal dia-1. Contudo, a adição de 1% do SACD na ensilagem do capim-elefante resultou em aumento de 1,91 e 0,04 g nos consumos diários de PB e PBD, respectivamente. Com a adição do SACD, não houve alterações na digestibilidade da MS (43%, PB (36,4%, FDN (44,8% e BN (0,22 g dia-1 das silagens. Entretanto, o BN atingiu valores positivos quando foram adicionados 10,5 e 14% do SACD à dieta. O subproduto da acerola desidratado pode ser adicionado em níveis de até 14% da matéria natural na ensilagem de capim-elefante, pois não compromete nem o consumo nem a digestibilidade dos nutrientes em ovinos.The present study aimed to determine de nutritional value of mixed elephant grass silages and increasing levels of dehydrated acerola industry by-product (PAC. Five PAC levels (0; 3.5; 7.0; 10.5 and 14% were evaluated in a digestibility trial with 20 male non-castrated sheep in a randomized experimental design of five treatments (PAC levels and four replications per treatment (sheep. Intake

  13. Degradabilidade ruminal e digestibilidade intestinal da proteína de capim-elefante com três idades de corte Rumen degradability and intestinal digestibility of protein of elephant-grass at three cutting ages

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    J.P.G. Soares

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Determinaram-se a degradabilidade potencial (DP e a digestibilidade intestinal da proteína não degradada no rúmen (DIPNDR do capim-elefante em diferentes idades de rebrote (30, 45 e 60 dias e comparou-se a técnica do saco de náilon móvel (in situ com o método de três estádios (in vitro. Para tanto, utilizaram-se seis novilhos mestiços canulados no rúmen e duodeno alimentados exclusivamente com capim-elefante picado. O ensaio de degradabilidade foi realizado com amostras do capim incubadas no rúmen por 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96 e 120h. A digestibilidade intestinal foi determinada utilizando-se os resíduos de incubação por 24 horas. Na técnica in situ os resíduos em sacos de náilon foram colocados no duodeno e recuperados nas fezes. No método in vitro, os resíduos foram submetidos à digestão com HCl-pepsina-pancreatina. Em amostras de capim com idades de 30, 45 e 60 dias foram observados valores de DP da proteína de 87,5; 87,8 e 83,8%, respectivamente. A DIPNDR variou com a idade do capim e foi semelhante entre os métodos in situ e in vitro somente para o capim com 60 dias. O método in situ apresentou estimativa de digestibilidade intestinal mais coerente com as mudanças na composição química do capim-elefante decorrentes do envelhecimento.The potential degradability (PD and intestinal digestibility of ruminal escape protein (IDREP of elephant-grass at 30, 45, and 60 days of regrowth were determined and the mobile bag technique (in situ was compared to the three-stage method (in vitro. Thus, six cross-bred steers with rumen and duodenum canulas were used and fed exclusively with chopped elephant grass. The degradability trial was carried out with grass samples incubated in rumen by 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 h. The intestinal digestibility was determined using 24-h ruminal incubation residue. In the in situ technique, residues in nylon bags were placed in duodenum and recovered in feces. In the in vitro

  14. Valor nutritivo e características fermentativas de silagens de capim-elefante com adição de casca de café Nutritive value and fermentation characteristics of elephantgrass silages with addition of coffee hulls

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    Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido para avaliar a composição química, a digestibilidade in vitro da MS (DIVMS e as características fermentativas de silagens de capim-elefante com diferentes níveis de casca de café. Utilizou-se o capim-elefante contendo 17,2% de MS, cortado aos 45 dias de crescimento. Os níveis de adição foram de 0, 6, 12, 18 e 24% de casca de café, na base da matéria natural (peso/peso, com quatro repetições por tratamento. O material foi acondicionado em silos de PVC, adotando-se compactação de 500 kg/m³. Observou-se aumento dos teores de MS, FDA, nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido e lignina, em função dos níveis de casca de café. O teor de PB apresentou comportamento quadrático, estimando-se valor máximo de 9,9% de PB para o nível de 16,4% de adição de casca de café. Os valores de FDN reduziram linearmente e os teores de ácido lático das silagens comportaram-se de maneira quadrática em função dos níveis de casca de café, estimando-se valor máximo de 11,4% para o nível de 25,6% de casca. A casca de café foi eficiente em aumentar o teor de MS, mas diminuiu a DIVMS das silagens. A utilização de casca de café na ensilagem de capim-elefante melhorou as características fermentativas da silagem.The experiment evaluated the chemical composition, in vitro DM digestibility (IVDMD, and fermentative characteristics of elephant grass silages with different coffee hull levels. The elephant grass presented 17.2% of dry matter (DM, cut with 45 days of growing. The coffee hull addition levels were 0, 6, 12, 18, and 24%, in fresh matter basis (weight/weight with four replications per treatment. The material was ensiled in cylindrical plastic silos. In the ensiling process, the forage packing density was 500 kg/m³. It was observed increase of DM, acid detergent fiber, acid detergent insoluble nitrogen, and lignin concentration, as a function of coffee hull levels. Crude protein showed quadratic

  15. Intake, nutrients digestibility and nitrogen balance of elephant grass silages with mango by-product addition Consumo, digestibilidade de nutrientes e balanço de nitrogênio de silagens de capim-elefante contendo subproduto de manga

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    Margareth Maria Teles Rêgo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the nutritive value of elephant grass silages with increasing levels of dried mango by-product (DMB. Five addition levels were studied (0, 4, 8, 12 and 16% using 20 rams, in a randomized complete design with five treatments (addition levels and four replications. Dry matter (DM, organic matter (OM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, ether extract (EE, total carbohydrates (TC, non-fibrous carbohydrates (NFC intake and digestibility were evaluated, as well as the total digestible nutrients (TDN and the silage nitrogen balance (NB. Mango by-product addition did not influence the DM, CP and TC intakes, the TDN level or the OM, CT and NFC digestibilities. On the other hand, DMB addition reduced the NDF and the ADF intakes, as well as the DM, CP, NDF and ADF digestibilities, and the NB of the silages. There was also a increasing linear effect of DMB addition on the EE and NFC intakes, and on EE digestibility. The elephant grass silage with DMB by-product may not be used as a single feed to ruminants because it reduces the NDF and the ADF intakes and the DM, CP, NDF and ADF digestibilities, as well as the nitrogen balance.Esta pesquisa foi realizada objetivando avaliar o valor nutritivo de silagens de capim-elefante contendo níveis crescentes de subproduto do processamento de manga desidratado. Foram estudados cinco níveis de adição (0,0; 4,0; 8,0; 12 e 16,0% utilizando-se 20 ovinos, machos não-castrados, em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado com cinco tratamentos (níveis de adição e quatro repetições. Foram avaliados os consumos e as digestibilidades aparentes dos nutrientes, além do valor de nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT e do balanço de nitrogênio das silagens. A adição de resíduo do processamento de manga não influenciou os consumos de MS, PB, carboidratos totais e NDT nem as digestibilidades de matéria orgânica (MO

  16. Produção e valor nutritivo da forragem de capim-elefante em dois sistemas de produção Forage production and nutritive value of elephantgrass in two production systems

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    Gilmar Roberto Meinerz

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa foi realizada com o objetivo de avaliar a produção e o valor nutritivo da forragem de capim-elefante cultivado em sistemas convencional e agroecológico. No sistema convencional, o capim-elefante foi estabelecido em cultivo exclusivo, em linhas com espaçamento de 1,4 m e, no sistema agroecológico, em linhas afastadas 3 m. Nas entrelinhas, estabeleceu-se azevém no período hibernal para desenvolvimento de espécies de crescimento espontâneo no período estival. Avaliaram-se a massa, a produção e a composição botânica e estrutural da forragem e a carga animal. Amostras de simulação de pastejo foram coletadas para determinação dos teores de proteína bruta e fibra em detergente neutro e da digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca e matéria orgânica. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado com dois tratamentos (sistemas convencional e agroecológico e duas repetições (piquetes. Valores mais elevados para massa de forragem, produção de forragem, taxa de acúmulo diário e carga animal foram observados no sistema convencional. A relação folha: colmo foi similar entre os sistemas. Valor mais elevado de proteína bruta foi observado no sistema agroecológico. O capim-elefante sob manejo convencional apresenta maior produção de forragem, com menores teores de proteína bruta. O sistema agroecológico apresenta melhor distribuição da produção de forragem no decorrer do ano.The objective of this research was to evaluate elephantgrass pasture on forage production and stocking rate, comparing conventional and agro-ecological production systems. In the conventional system, elephantgrass was established in a singular form, in rows spaced by 1.4 m. In the agro-ecological system, the elephantgrass was established spaced by 3 m and, in the space between lines, ryegrass in cool season was introduced, allowing the development of spontaneous growing species in the warm-season. Herbage mass, forage

  17. Degradação ruminal e estimativa de consumo de genótipos de capim-elefante anão Ruminal degradation and intake prediction of the dwarf elephant grass genotypes

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    Saulo Alberto do Carmo Araújo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos neste estudo foram avaliar a degradação ruminal in situ da matéria seca (MS e da fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e estimar o consumo de matéria seca de genótipos de capim-elefante anão em diferentes intervalos de corte. Os tempos de incubação no ambiente ruminal foram 0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96 e 144 horas. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados com três repetições (animais, dois genótipos de capim-elefante anão (CNPGL 94-34-3, CNPGL 92-198-7 e a cultivar Mott, avaliados em intervalos de corte de 14, 28, 42, 56, 70 e 84 dias, em esquema em parcelas subdivididas. Os parâmetros de degradação da MS e FDN e suas degradabilidades potencial e efetiva não apresentaram grande variação entre a cultivar Mott e os genótipos CNPGL 94-34-3 e CNPGL 92-198-7, mas reduziram substancialmente com o aumento da maturidade da planta em todos os genótipos. As estimativas de consumo geradas por duas equações são adequadas a esses alimentos.The objectives of this study were to assess the in situ rumen degradation of dry matter (DM and neutral detergent fiber (NDF and the estimated DM intake of dwarf elephant grass genotypes in different cutting intervals. The incubation periods in the rumen environment were 0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96 and 144 hours. A randomized block design was used with three replications (animals, two dwarf elephant grass genotypes (CNPGL 94-34-3 and CNPGL 92-198-7 and the cv. Mott, with cutting intervals of 14, 28, 42, 56, 70 and 84 days, in a split plot design. The parameters of DM and NDF degradation, and its potential and effective degradabilities did not vary greatly for cv. Mott and the CNPGL 94-34-3 and CNPGL 92-198-7 genotypes, but they decreased substantially with increased plant maturity for all the genotypes. Intake estimates generated by two equations are considered valid for these feeds.

  18. Degradação ruminal de silagem de capim-elefante emurchecido ou com diferentes níveis de farelo de cacau Ruminal degradation of silage of elephantgrass wilted or with different levels of cocoa meal

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    Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido para avaliar a degradação ruminal de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN de silagens de capim-elefante submetido a emurchecimento ou à adição de 0, 7, 14, 21 ou 28% de farelo de cacau (FC durante a ensilagem. Amostras de cada silagem foram incubadas no rúmen de três vacas holandesas por períodos de 0, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 e 144 horas. A inclusão do farelo de cacau reduziu o potencial de degradação da MS, que foi maior nas silagens com capim emurchecido e não-emurchecido. A degradabilidade potencial da PB e da FDN, no entanto, apresentou pequenas variações e os valores médios situaram-se próximos de 80 e 46%, respectivamente. Considerando a taxa de passagem de 5%/hora, todas as silagens apresentaram elevada degradabilidade efetiva da PB (acima de 55%. Embora as estimativas da degradação ruminal das silagens com farelo de cacau tenham apresentado tendência de redução, todas as silagens apresentaram degradabilidade potencial da MS e da PB acima de 65 e 75%, respectivamente. A adição de farelo de cacau ao capim-elefante pode ser uma alternativa para rápida e abundante disponibilidade de nutrientes para o sistema ruminal.The experiment was conducted to evaluate dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, and neutral detergent fiber (NDF ruminal degradation of elephantgrass silages wilted under the sun light for eight hours or with addition of 0, 7, 14, 21, and 28% of cocoa meal (CM at the ensiling. Samples of each silage type were incubated in the rumen of three Holstein cows for 0, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 144 hours. The CM inclusion reduced the degradation potential of DM, which showed greater values for silages without CM (wilted or non-wilted. The CP and NDF potential degradability showed small variations, with mean values near 80 and 46%, respectively. Considering a passage rate of 5%/h, all silages showed high CP effective degradability (over 55

  19. Características morfogênicas e estruturais do capim-elefante 'napier' adubado e irrigado Morphogenetic and structural characteristics of 'Napier' elephant grass fertilized and irrigated

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    Alex Carvalho Andrade

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a dinâmica do aparecimento, do alongamento e da senescência de folhas do capim-elefante ‘Napier’ após pastejo de uniformização. O trabalho consistiu de dois experimentos, para o estudo de quatro tratamentos de adubação (T1: 100 kg de N e 80 kg de K, T2: 200 kg de N e 160 kg de K, T3: 300 kg de N e 240 kg de K e T4: 400 kg de N e 320 kg de K, sendo um irrigado e outro sem irrigação, segundo o delineamento de blocos ao acaso com três repetições. As plantas da área irrigada atingiram um maior número de folhas verdes (5 folhas em um menor intervalo de crescimento (51,5 dias do que as plantas não irrigadas (4,3 folhas em 68 dias. As taxas médias de aparecimento foliar foram 0,14 e 0,07 folhas/dia para os perfilhos basilares e aéreos, respectivamente. Observou-se resposta linear e positiva entre acúmulo de graus-dia (GD e o índice de Haun, estimando-se filocronos de 84,0 e 150,8 GD para os perfilhos basilares e aéreos, respectivamente, na área irrigada. Para a área não irrigada os valores foram de 105,4 GD para os perfilhos basilares e 173,3 GD para os perfilhos aéreos. A taxa de alongamento foliar nos perfilhos basilares variou com a adubação; seu maior valor foi de 11,6 cm/dia referente à combinação de 200 kg/ha de N e 160 kg/ha de K. As plantas da área irrigada apresentaram maior taxa de alongamento foliar (11,58 cm/dia em relação às da área não irrigada (7,99 cm/dia. A irrigação resultou em maior senescência foliar em ambos os tipos de perfilhos.The objective of this study was evaluate the leaf appearance, extension and senescence rates in ‘Napier’ elephant grass after uniformized graze. The study consisted of two experiments, for the evaluate the effect of four manuring treatments (T1: 100 kg of N and 80 kg of K, T2: 200 kg of N and 160 kg of K, T3: 300 kg of N and 240 kg of K and T4: 400 kg of N and 320 kg of K, on the an irrigated and no irrigated area , in a randomized block

  20. Análise de crescimento do capim-elefante 'Napier' adubado e irrigado Growth analysis of 'Napier' elephant grass fertilized and irrigated

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    Alex Carvalho Andrade

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os índices de crescimento taxa de crescimento relativo (TCR, taxa assimilatória líquida (TAL, razão de área foliar (RAF, índice de área foliar (IAF e a interceptação luminosa do capim-elefante 'Napier' após pastejo. O trabalho consistiu de dois experimentos, com quatro tratamentos de adubação de N e K, em kg/ha (T1: 100 kg de N e 80 kg de K, T2: 200 kg de N e 160 kg de K, T3: 300 kg de N e 240 kg de K e T4: 400 kg de N e 320 kg de K, sendo um irrigado e outro sem irrigação, segundo o delineamento de blocos ao acaso com três repetições. A análise estatística observou um esquema de parcela subdividida, tendo nas parcelas as doses de N e K e nas sub-parcelas as idades de rebrotação após pastejo (2, 8, 15, 45 e 123 dias, para IAF e interceptação de luz. O IAF na área irrigada aumentou de 0,28 para 8,27, média dos quatro tratamentos de N e K, entre a menor e maior idade de rebrotação. Na área não irrigada, também ocorreu um aumento no IAF, embora de menor magnitude que na área irrigada, de 0,16 para 7,76. Os valores médios de TCR, TAL e RAF foram 0,0083 g/g.dia, 3,57 g/cm².dia e 0,0021 m²/g, respectivamente. A interceptação de luz aumentou com o aumento do IAF, estabilizando-se no 51,5º dia. Já a penetração de luz no interior do dossel diminuiu assintoticamente em função do IAF. O coeficiente de extinção variou de 0,29 na maior combinação de N e K, para 0,53 nas doses de 200 kg/ha de N e 160 kg/ha de K.The growth indexes were evaluated: relative to growth rate (RGR, net assimilation rate (NAR, leaf area ratio (LAR, leaf area index (LAI and the luminous interception of the 'Napier' elephant grass after graze. The work consisted of two experiments for the study of four manuring treatments of N and K, in kg/ha (T1: 100 kg of N and 80 kg of K, T2: 200 kg of N and 160 kg of K, T3: 300 kg of N and 240 kg of K and T4: 400 kg of N and 320 kg of K, being an irrigated and other without irrigation

  1. Physiological and morphological effects of high water tables on early growth of giant reed (Arundo donax), elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), energycane and sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)

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    Jennewein, Stephen Peter [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

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    Here, an increasing demand for renewable energy sources has spurred interest in high-biomass crops used for energy production. Species potentially well-suited for biofuel production in the seasonally wet organic Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) of Florida include giant reed (Arundo donax), elephant grass (Pennisetum Purpureum), energycane (Saccharum spp.), and sugarcane (Saccharum spp.). The objectives in this study were to evaluate the role of fluctuating water tables on the morphology, physiology, and early season growth of these four genotypes. The candidate genotypes were grown in a greenhouse under three water table depths, defined by distance of the water table from the soil surface: two constant water tables (-16 cm and -40 cm) along with a flood cycle (2 weeks of flood to the soil level followed by 2 weeks at -40 cm from the soil level). The genotypes included CP 89-2143 (sugarcane), L 79-1002 (energycane), Merkeron (elephant grass), and wild type (giant reed). The experiment was repeated for plant cane, first ratoon, and successive plant cane crop cycles. Reductions in dry matter yield were observed among genotypes subjected to the -40 cm drained, periodically flooded (40F) water table relative to the -40 cm constant (40C) or -16 cm constant (16C). Plant cane dry weights were reduced by 37% in giant reed, 52% in elephant grass, 42% in energycane, and 34% in sugarcane in the 40F compared to 40C water table treatments. Similarly, in the first ratoon crop dry weights were reduced by 29% in giant reed, 42% in elephant grass, 27% in energycane, and 62% in sugarcane. In plant cane and successive plant cane, average total dry weight was greatest for elephant grass whereas ratoon total dry weight was greatest for energycane. Genotype had more pronounced effects on physiological attributes than water table including the highest stomatal conductance and SPAD values in giant reed, and the highest stalk populations in elephant grass and

  2. Effect of Wilting and Adding PFJ on Fermentation Quality of Hybrid Pennisetum (Pennisetum americanum ×P. purpureum ) Silage%凋萎和添加绿汁发酵液对杂交狼尾草青贮发酵品质的影响

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    郑丹; 下条雅敬; 邵涛

    2011-01-01

    This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of wilted, pre-fermented juice (PFJ) of epiphytic lactic acid bacteria, and wilted+PFJ on the fermentation qualities and residual water soluble carbohydrate (WSC) of Hybrid Pennisetum (Pennisetumn americanum × P. purpureum ) silage. The treatments were as follows: control (C), wilted (W), PFJ addition, wilted+PFJ on fresh weight basis of Hybrid Pennisetum, respectively. Based on results, control had low pH (4.09) and high lactic acid content (79.80 g/kg DM), and fermentation was clearly dominated by lactic acid bacteria. W treatment showed significantly (P<0.05) higher pH and significantly (P<0.05) lower lactic acid than the control indicating that although lactic acid bacteria have a relatively high tolerance to low moisture conditions, and lactic acid fermentation was inhibited in W treatment silage. Ammonia-N/total nitrogen (AN/TN), butyric acid, propionic acid, total volatile fatty acid (VFAs) and pH decreased or decreased significantly, whereas lactic acid/acetic acid, lactic acid, WSC increased significantly in both PFJ and W+PFJ treatments compared with control (P<0.05). These indicated that PFJ and W+PFJ treatments not only inhibited the activity of clostridia and other undesired microorganisms, but decreased protein degradation. However, they also stimulated homofermentative lactic acid bacteria activity, which decreased the loss of WSC, greatly increased the efficiency of WSC utilization by lactic acid bacteria, and further improved the fermentation quality. Wilted+PFJ treatment is best for improving the fermentation quality of Hybrid Pennisetum silage in this experiment.%为探讨凋萎、添加绿汁发酵液、凋萎+绿汁发酵液处理对杂交狼尾草(Pennisetum americanum×P.purpureum)发酵品质与水溶性碳水化合物的影响.试验设对照组(Control)、凋萎组(W)、绿汁发酵液组(PFJ)及凋萎(W)+绿汁发酵液组(PFJ),青贮30天后开窖取样分析.结

  3. Evaluation of elephant grass silage with the addition of cassava scrapings Avaliação da silagem de capim-elefante com adição de raspa de mandioca

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    Anderson de Moura Zanine

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of adding cassava scrapings on gas and effluent losses, dry matter recovery, pH, contents of N-NH3, organic acids and volatile fatty acids and the bromatological composition of elephant grass silages. It was used a randomized complete design, with four levels of cassava scrapings (0, 7, 15 or 30% natural matter each one with four replications per level. The grass was cut at 50 days of regrowth and ensiled in 15-L silos, equipped with a Bunsen valve to allow gas outflow. The gas losses decreased quadratically with the addition of cassava scrapings, whereas effluent losses decreased linearly. Dry matter recovery increased quadratically with the addition of cassava scrapings. Dry matter (DM concentration increased but crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF and hemicellulose (HEM decreased linearly with the addition of cassava scrapings. The pH value and lactic acid concentration increased quadratically with the addition of cassava scrapings. Contents of N-NH3 and butyric acid decreased quadratically with the addition of cassava scrapings, whereas acetic acid content decreased linearly. Addition of cassava scrapings reduced gas and effluent losses and improved the fermentation profile of elephant grass silages and the level of 7% already ensures this improvement.Objetivou-se com este experimento avaliar os efeitos da adição de raspa de mandioca na ensilagem sobre as perdas por gases e efluentes, a recuperação da matéria seca, o pH, os teores de N-NH3, ácidos orgânicos e ácidos graxos voláteis e a composição bromatológica de silagens de capim-elefante. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro níveis de raspa de mandioca (0, 7, 15 ou 30% da matéria natural, cada um com quatro repetições. O capim foi cortado aos 50 dias de rebrota e ensilado em silos de 15 litros de capacidade, com válvula de bunsen para escape dos

  4. Fracionamento de proteína e carboidratos em silagens de capim-elefante contendo subprodutos agrícolas Protein and carbohydrate fractioning in elephantgrass silage with agricultural by-products

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    Izabela Vieira Oliveira Andrade

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi conduzido para determinar o fracionamento de carboidratos e proteína da silagem de capim-elefante contendo farelo de mandioca, casca de café farelo de cacau. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 3 × 4, composto de três subprodutos adicionados ao capim-elefante em quatro níveis (0, 10, 20 e 30% da matéria natural, cada um com cinco repetições. O material foi ensilado em silos de PVC, que permaneceram fechados por 60 dias. O farelo de mandioca contribuiu para redução do teor de nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido, apresentando os maiores valores para a fração A da proteína e para os teores das frações B1+B2. Em contrapartida, o farelo de cacau proporcionou acréscimo da fração C, aumentando significativamente o teor de proteína indisponível para os microrganismos ruminais. A adição do farelo de mandioca, seguido da casca de café, proporcionou os maiores teores de carboidratos totais em todos os níveis utilizados. As frações A+B1 dos carboidratos aumentaram de acordo com os níveis de subprodutos adicionados, e a casca de café foi responsável pelo menor teor dessa fração nas silagens. O farelo de cacau favoreceo aumento das frações nitrogenadas, porém a elevação do teor de nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido, fração C, das silagens produzidas com este aditivo é um fator limitante. O farelo de mandioca aumenta o teor de carboidratos não-fibrosos da silagem, enquanto a casca de café e o farelo de cacau aumentam a fração não-digerível dos carboidratos.The experiment was conducted to determine fractioning of carbohydrate and protein of elephantgrass silage containing cassava meal, coffee hulls and cocoa meal. A completely randomized experimental design was used in a 3 × 4 factorial scheme, composed of three byproducts added to elephantgrass at four levels (0, 10, 20 and 30% of natural matter, each one with five repetitions

  5. Perdas, características fermentativas e valor nutritivo da silagem de capim-elefante contendo subprodutos agrícolas Losses, fermentation characteristics and nutritional value of elephant grass silage containing agricultural waste

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    Izabela Vieira Oliveira Andrade

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido para avaliar as perdas por gases e efluente, as características fermentativas e o valor nutritivo de silagens de capim-elefante contendo como aditivos farelo de mandioca, casca de café ou farelo de cacau. Utilizou-se delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 3 x 4, com três aditivos avaliados em quatro níveis (0, 10, 20 e 30% da matéria natural, cada um com cinco repetições. O material foi acondicionado em silos de PVC por 60 dias. Após abertura dos silos, foram realizadas pesagens para determinação das perdas, pela quantificação da produção de efluente e das perdas por gases. Amostras foram coletadas para posteriores análises de nitrogênio amoniacal e pH e da composição químico-bromatológica. A adição dos aditivos provocou aumento dos teores de matéria seca, e farelo de mandioca foi o aditivo mais eficiente no controle das perdas por efluente e gases. A adição de farelo de mandioca, casca de café e farelo de cacau garantiu altas taxas de recuperação de MS, enquanto o farelo de mandioca e o farelo de cacau favoreceram a redução dos valores de pH e os teores de nitrogênio amoniacal, respectivamente, refletindo na melhoria do perfil de fermentação das silagens. As silagens contendo farelo de mandioca apresentaram maiores teores de nutrientes digestíveis totais e garantiram os menores teores de fibra em detergente neutro, fibra em detergente ácido, celulose e lignina. A adição de farelo de cacau ao capim-elefante no momento da ensilagem contribui para o aumento dos teores de nitrogênio total, porém aumenta os teores de nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente neutro e em detergente ácido.The experiment was conducted to determine losses by gases and effluent, fermentation characteristics and nutritional value of elephant grass silage containing cassava meal, coffee hulls and cocoa meal. It was used a completely randomized experimental design in a 3 x 4 factorial scheme

  6. Comportamento de vacas da raça holandesa em pastagem manejada sob princípios agroecológicos

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    Olivo Clair Jorge

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    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado na Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - RS, e teve como objetivo avaliar o comportamento de vacas em lactação da raça Holandesa em pastagem constituída por capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. e aveia preta (Avena strigosa. Foram feitas quatro avaliações (caracterizando o período hibernal nos dias 12/06, 17/07, 25/08 e 14/09 do ano de 2002. Para cada avaliação foram usadas cinco vacas entre o 2masculine e o 5masculine mês de lactação. O registro de dados foi realizado das 18 às 6h e das 8 às 16h, a cada 10 minutos por dois observadores. Os parâmetros observados foram o tempo de pastejo de capim-elefante, pastejo da aveia, pastejo total (pastejo de capim-elefante mais aveia, ruminação e ócio. A maior intensidade de pastejo ocorreu após as ordenhas, a partir do amanhecer e do anoitecer. Foi verificada posteriormente uma diminuição, tanto durante o dia quanto a noite. O tempo de pastejo diurno foi maior que o noturno. A preferência inicial de pastejo diário foi para a aveia, tanto no início quanto ao final da utilização. O capim-elefante foi pastejado em todas as avaliações do período hibernal. O menor tempo de ruminação e o maior tempo de ócio ocorreram no 2masculine pastejo devido à maior participação da aveia e menor do capim-elefante na dieta volumosa.

  7. Protoplast production from napier grass and pearl millet triploid hybrids Obtenção de protoplastos de híbridos triplóides entre o capim-elefante e milheto

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    Ana Luiza de Oliveira Timbó

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to obtain protoplasts from napier grass and pearl millet triploid hybrids as a basis for future studies on chromosomal duplication. Explants were taken from mesophyll of in vitro- and in vivo-cultured plants or from calli of two triploid hybrids (H1 and H2, which were treated with enzymatic solutions containing different concentrations of cellulase R-10 (0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0% with an additional 0.2% macerozyme and 0.1% driselase or 1.0% pectolyase Y-23 and 0.5% hemicellulase. Enzymatic digestion was monitored once every hour for five hours. Protoplasts were obtained from in vitro and in vivo leaflets of both triploid hybrids, and in vitro leaflets were the best explant sources. The quantity of produced protoplasts varied according to the hybrid, the enzymatic solution and the treatment time.Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, a obtenção de protoplastos de híbridos triplóides entre o capim-elefante e o milheto como base para futuros trabalhos de duplicação cromossômica. Foram utilizados explantes de mesofilo de plantas cultivadas in vitro e in vivo, ou de calos de dois híbridos triplóides (H1 e H2, os quais foram tratados com soluções enzimáticas em diferentes concentrações da enzima celulase R-10 (0,5; 1,0; 1,5 e 2,0%, acrescidas de 0,2% macerozyme e 0,1% driselase ou 1,0% pectolyase Y-23 e 0,5% hemicelulase. A digestão enzimática foi monitorada a cada hora durante 5 horas. Obtiveram-se protoplastos a partir de folhas in vitro e in vivo dos dois híbridos triplóides, sendo as folhas in vitro as melhores fontes de explante. A quantidade de protoplastos variou em função do híbrido, da solução enzimática e do tempo de tratamento.

  8. Viabilidade do grão de pólen de acessos de capim-elefante, milheto - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v28i1.1052 Pollen viability in elephantgrass, pearl millet and interspecific hybrids - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v28i1.1052

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    Antônio Vander Pereira

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar a viabilidade do pólen em acessos de capim-elefante, milheto e híbridos interespecíficos por meio de germinação in vitro e coloração com carmim propiônico, orceína acética e corante de Alexander. Os testes de germinação foram realizados com grãos de pólen frescos e armazenados por 30 dias. Os acessos de capim-elefante e de milheto apresentaram alta viabilidade de pólen. Apenas um deles, quando avaliado com o corante de Alexander, mostrou baixa fertilidade. Para os híbridos, observou-se alta taxa de pólens funcionais com os corantes nucleares. Entretanto, o corante de Alexander confirmou a completa esterilidade desses acessos. Os acessos de capim-elefante e milheto apresentaram baixa porcentagem de pólens viáveis quando induzidos à germinação em meio de cultura. Nos híbridos foi constatada completa esterilidade do grão de pólen, condizente com as anormalidades meióticas relatadas na literatura. Quanto ao armazenamento, os grãos de pólen de todos os acessos perderam completamente o poder germinativoThe aim of this work was to estimate the pollen viability in elephantgrass, pearl millet and interspecific hybrids accessions through in vitro germination and staining with propionic carmine, acetic orcein and Alexander’s stain. The germination tests were accomplished with fresh pollen grains and stored for 30 days. The elephantgrass and peare millet accessions presented a high pollen viability. Just one of the accessions, when evaluated with Alexander's stain, showed low fertility. For the hybrid, a high rate of functional pollen was observed with the nuclear stain. However, Alexander's stain confirmed the complete sterility of those accessions. Elephantgrass and pearl millet accessions presented a low percentage of viable pollen grain, when induced to germination in culture medium. Complete sterility of the pollen grain was verified in the hybrid, agreeing with the meiotic

  9. Produção e composição do efluente da silagem de capim-elefante com casca de café Production and composition of elephant grass and coffee hull silage effluent

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    Dawson José Guimarães Faria

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido para avaliar os efeitos do processamento (com ou sem moagem e da inclusão de casca de café na silagem de capim-elefante sobre a produção e composição do efluente. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2 × 5, com dois processamentos (com ou sem moagem e cinco níveis de casca (0; 6; 12; 18 e 24%, cada um com três repetições. Para avaliação da composição do efluente, adotou-se o esquema de parcelas subdivididas, em que a parcela principal foi constituída de fatorial 2 × 3, com dois processamentos e três níveis de casca (0; 6; 12% e a subparcela, dos dias de colheita do efluente, com três repetições. A produção total de efluente foi de 243,1 L/t de silagem para a silagem sem casca, de 196,8; 93,2; 30,8; 3,1 L/t e de 149,1; 52,3; 30,8 e 0,0 L/t para as silagens com a casca inteira e moída nos níveis de 6, 12, 18 e 24%, respectivamente. O processamento da casca e os níveis de inclusão tiveram efeito quadrático, no tempo, sobre os teores de sólidos totais e nitrogênio total. Foi detectado efeito quadrático do processamento e dos dias e dos níveis de casca e dias, respectivamente, sobre a composição em cálcio e magnésio. Os níveis de casca e o processamento da casca de café tiveram efeito linear sobre o conteúdo de fósforo no efluente. Houve efeito do processamento, dos níveis de casca e dos dias nas demandas química e bioquímica de oxigênio. A casca de café é eficiente em reduzir a produção de efluente da silagem de capim-elefante, principalmente quando moída, pois tem mais efeito que inteira. A composição do efluente é influenciada pelos dias de coleta do efluente e pelos níveis e processamento da casca de café.The experiment was carried out to evaluate the effects of processing (whole or ground and including coffee hulls in elephant grass silage on the effluent production and composition. A randomized complete design in a 2 × 5

  10. Ruminal degradation kinetics of elephant grass silage with different levels of jack fruit and cassava scrapingCinética de degradação ruminal de silagem de capim-elefante com diferentes níveis de jaca e raspa de mandioca

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate in situ ruminal degradation kinetics in two experiments, which different levels of dehydrated jackfruit (0, 5, 10 and 15% in natural matter and cassavas scraping (0, 7, 15 and 30 % in natural matter in the elephant grass silage, were used. The two experiments were carried out at the Department of Animal Science, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, in the same period and followed the same protocol. A mixed model was used, in which was considered random effect of experiment and fixed effects of experimental treatment and interaction among treatments with experiments. Samples of 3 g of each silage treatment were incubated in the rumen of three steers by periods of 0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours. Then, the potentially degradable fraction(B, indigestible fraction (I, degradation rate of potentially degradable fraction (c, lag time, and effective degradability (ED at 2, 5 and 8% per hour, were evaluated. No effect of addition of additives in ensiling of Napier grass for the effective degradability (P> 0.05 was observed, presenting an intercept at 47.7, 40.7 and 34.9% for the passage rates of 2, 5 and 8 %/h respectively. There were significant interaction among experiments with treatments (P Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar a cinética de degradação ruminal in situ em dois experimentos, os quais utilizaram níveis de jaca desidratada (0, 5, 10 e 15% na matéria natural e raspa de mandioca (0, 7, 15 e 30% na matéria natural na ensilagem do capim elefante. Os dois experimentos foram realizados no Departamento de Zootecnia da Universidade Federal de Viçosa, no mesmo período e seguiram o mesmo protocolo. Foi utilizado um modelo misto no qual foi considerado o efeito aleatório de experimento e efeitos fixos de tratamento e interação tratamento com experimento. Amostras de 3 g de silagens de cada tratamento foram incubadas no rúmen de três novilhas por períodos de 0, 3, 6, 12, 24

  11. Fracionamento de carboidratos e proteínas de silagens de capim-elefante com casca de café, farelo de cacau ou farelo de mandioca Fractioning of carbohydrates and protein of elephant grass silages with coffee hulls, cocoa meal and cassava meal

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    Aureliano José Vieira Pires

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento foi conduzido para avaliar as frações que compõem os carboidratos e as proteínas da silagem de capim-elefante com 15% casca de café, farelo de cacau ou farelo de mandioca. A adição dos co-produtos no momento da ensilagem foi realizada na base da matéria natural (peso/peso, com dez repetições por tipo de silagem. O maior teor de carboidratos totais foi observado na silagem com farelo de mandioca e o menor, na silagem com farelo de cacau, seguida das silagens controle e com casca de café. Maiores valores de carboidratos não-fibrosos (A+B1 também foram verificados para as silagens com farelo de mandioca. Os menores valores de fração indigestível (C, %CT foram observados para a silagem com farelo de mandioca, enquanto as silagens com casca de café e farelo de cacau apresentaram os maiores valores desta fração. A silagem com farelo de cacau apresentou os maiores valores de proteína bruta e foi seguida das silagens com casca de café, controle e com farelo de mandioca. A presença dos aditivos influenciou as frações protéicas da silagem de capim-elefante: os maiores valores de fração A (%PB foram determinados nas silagens controle e com farelo de mandioca. Apesar do maior valor protéico, as silagens com farelo de cacau e casca de café apresentaram os maiores valores de fração indigestível de proteína (C, %PB. A adição de farelo de cacau e casca de café ao capim-elefante no momento da ensilagem aumenta as frações indigestíveis de carboidratos e de proteína da silagem. O farelo de mandioca ensilado com capim-elefante é um bom aditivo para a produção de silagem.This experiment was carried out to evaluate the fractions that compose carbohydrates and protein from elephant grass silage with 15% of coffee hulls, cocoa meal or cassava meal. The addition of residues at the ensilage moment was performed in natural matter basis (weight/weight, with ten replicates per treatment. The addition of residues at

  12. Aspectos metodológicos do comportamento ingestivo de ovinos alimentados com capim-elefante amonizado e subprodutos agroindustriais Methodological aspects of feeding behaviour of sheep fed ammoniated elephantgrass and agro-industrial by-products

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    Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de definir o intervalo de tempo de registro do comportamento de ovinos Santa Inês. Utilizaram-se 18 ovinos machos, não-castrados, com peso corporal médio inicial de 22,62 kg. Os animais foram alojados em baias individuais e distribuídos ao acaso em seis tratamentos, constituídos de dois volumosos (capim-elefante amonizado ou não com 5% de uréia e três concentrados (com 0% de farelo de cacau ou torta de dendê; com 40% de farelo de cacau; ou com 40% de torta de dendê em substituição ao milho e ao farelo de soja, fornecidos na proporção de 60:40 (volumoso:concentrado. O registro das atividades foi realizado durante dois períodos de 24 horas, no final do período experimental, registrando-se o tempo despendido em alimentação, ruminação, ócio e efetuando-se a discretização dessas séries. Foram testados os intervalos de observações de 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 e 30 minutos. Os tempos despendidos em alimentação, ruminação e ócio não diferiram em nenhum dos intervalos estudados, entretanto, na discretização das séries temporais, ou seja, no número de períodos e no tempo médio gasto por período, apresentaram diferenças significativas. Os tempos de alimentação, ruminação e ócio em ovinos Santa Inês podem ser obtidos com observações em intervalos de até 30 minutos. Para a discretização das séries temporais, recomenda-se o uso da escala de cinco minutos.The objective of this trial was to compare and determine the most adequate time interval to register chewing activity in Santa Inês sheep. The following time intervals were investigated: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 minutes. Eighteen intact male sheep averaging 22.62 kg of body weight at the beginning of the study were used. Animals were housed in individual pens and randomly assigned to one of six treatments: ammonia-treated elephantgrass or elephatgrass supplemented with three concentrates sources (0% cocoa meal and palm

  13. Yield and quality of elephant grass biomass produced in the cerrados region for bioenergy Produção e qualidade da biomassa de capim-elefante produzido em ambiente dos cerrados para fins energéticos

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    Rilner A. Flores

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    comportamento da matéria seca, variando de 347 a 539 kg ha-1 de N. As relações C/N e colmo/folha da biomassa produzida não variaram com os tratamentos. Os teores de fibra foram maiores no genótipo Paraíso, e os teores de cinza, maiores no genótipo Roxo. O teor de K na biomassa de capim-elefante foi maior no genótipo Roxo, e o de P não variou entre os genótipos. O poder calorífico foi, em média, de 18 MJ kg-1 de matéria seca, e não variou em função dos teores de N nas folhas e nos colmos da planta. Ambos os genótipos, independentemente da fertilização com N, produzem acima de 30 Mg ha-1 de biomassa, em condições de Cerrado.

  14. Conservação in vitro do germoplasma de capim-elefante por meio da micropropagação de meristemas axilares In vitro conservation of elephantgrass germplasm of micropropagation of axillary meristems

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    Maria Coletta Vidigal

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    Full Text Available Na conservação m vitro do capim-elefante foi observado que, ao longo dos subcultivos sucessivos de meristemas picais, ocorre gradual perda de vigor nas plântulas. Essa limitação torna necessária a reintrodução de acessos na coleção, comprometendo a eficiência do processo. Visando solucionar o problema, foi conduzido um estudo com 51 cultivares de capimelefante, onde, na repicagem efetuada a cada 4 a 6 meses, foram inoculados meristemas axilares da plântula, dispostos horizontalmente sobre meio MS, adicionado ou não de ácido naftalenoacético (ANA. Neste ciclo, que durou 45 dias, foram avaliadas as seguintes variáveis: número e comprimento dos explantes, gemas brotadas por explante, início e vigor da brotação, número de brotos desenvolvidos e percentagem de morte. Os resultados sugerem que esse método melhorou o vigor acentuadamente; embora as respostas, com e sem adição de ANA ao meio, tenham sido muito variadas entre cultivares. Apenas a cv. Mercker Comum Pinda não apresentou resposta satisfatória, devendo ser futuramente submetida a outras alternativas para propagação. Com base na produção de brotos, as cvs. Napier e Sem Pêlo apresentaram o melhor desempenho, na presença de ANA. O método mostrou-se promissor também pelo uso mínimo de reguladores do crescimento, reduzindo custos e a possibilidade de mutações.The continuous utiliwtion of explants obtainedfrom cultured apical meristems limits elephantgrass in vitro conservation because of gradual loss of vigor. Such a restriction makes it necessary to periodícally replace accessions in the coilection, reducing the efficiency of the technique. To overcome this problem, a study was carried out with 51 elephantgrass cultivars, where reculturing was conducted every 4 to 6 months using in vitro seediing axiliary meristems, with or without the addition of naphtaleneacetic acid (NAA to the MS culture médium. During this reculturing cycle, which lasted 45 days, the

  15. EFEITO DA ALIMENTAÇÃO COM CAROTENÓIDES NA COLORAÇÃO DA LÃ LAVADA. II - BORREGAS DA RAÇA IDEAL

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    Magda Vieira Benavides

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Vinte borregas ideal mantidas sob condições de cabanha, receberam alimentação diferenciada por um período de três meses. Após o término do mesmo foram retiradas amostras de lã, do costilhar, para posteriores análises laboratoriais da suarda e coloração da lã. Os tratamentos consistiram de dietas baseadas em: capim elefante (pennisetum purpureum + grão de milho; capim elefante + grão de sorgo; capim elefante + grão de sorgo + pigmento cantaxantina (625mg e feno de alfafa (Medicago sativa + sorgo em grão, sendo as mesmas isoprotéicas e isocalóricas (11 % PB e 65% NDT. Entre as características mensuradas, porcentagens de cera e suor, pH, cor e absorbância do suor e brilho (Y e coloração da lã lavada (Y-Z, não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos alimentares. Neste trabalho não ficou evidenciado efeitos dos carotenóides alimentares na cor da lã lavada em animais da raça Ideal, contudo os dados ainda não são conclusivos, devido ao pequeno número de animais por tratamento.

  16. Efeito da adição de níveis crescentes de polpa cítrica sobre a qualidade fermentativa e o valor nutritivo da silagem de capim-elefante Effect of increasing levels of citrus pulp on the fermentation quality and nutritive value of elephantgrass silage

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    Paulo Henrique Mazza Rodrigues

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os efeitos da adição de polpa cítrica sobre a qualidade fermentativa e o valor nutritivo da silagem de capim-elefante. O capim-elefante, apresentando 90 dias de crescimento, foi ensilado com níveis crescentes de polpa cítrica peletizada: 0; 2,5; 5; 7,5; 10; 12,5 e 15%, com base na matéria fresca. As silagens foram produzidas em 28 silos experimentais (quatro repetições/tratamento, confeccionados a partir de baldes plásticos com válvulas do tipo Bunsen. A abertura dos silos ocorreu 106 dias após a ensilagem, quando foram determinados os teores dos ácidos orgânicos e a composição químico-bromatológica das silagens. Foi observado efeito linear crescente da adição de polpa cítrica sobre os teores de matéria seca, o mesmo ocorrendo para carboidratos solúveis e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca, mas com redução nos teores de nitrogênio amoniacal e fibra em detergente neutro. Para os teores de ácidos orgânicos (acético, lático e butírico e etanol, observou-se comportamento quadrático para as curvas obtidas, com pontos de máxima para o ácido lático igual a 5,8% e de mínima para os ácidos acético, butírico e o etanol, iguais a 7,8; 7,2; e -3,7% de polpa, respectivamente. Não foram observados efeitos sobre os valores de pH, assim como para os teores de lignina e de ácido propiônico. Inclusões de 4,7 a 7,6% de polpa cítrica peletizada, com base na matéria fresca, são suficientes para melhorar a qualidade e o valor nutritivo da silagem de capim-elefante.The effects of increasing levels of citrus pulp on fermentation pattern and nutritive value of elephantgrass silage was evaluated. Elephantgrass harvested at 90 days was ensiled with increasing levels of dried citrus pulp: 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5 and 15% (fresh matter basis. Silages were produced in 28 plastic experimental silos (4 replicates/treatment bearing Bunsen valves. Silos were opened 106 days after ensiling, when samples were

  17. Adubação nitrogenada e idade de corte na produção de matéria seca do capim-elefante no Cerrado Effect of nitrogen fertilizer and cutting age on the dry matter production of elephant grass in Savana

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    Rilner A. Flores

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    Full Text Available Propôs-se, com este trabalho, avaliar o efeito da aplicação de N e da idade de corte na produção de biomassa e acúmulo de nitrogênio pelo capim-elefante. O experimento foi realizado com o capim-elefante cv. Paraíso, cultivado em um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo distrófico, município de Gurupi, TO, safra 2008/2009. Foram testadas quatro doses de N-uréia (0, 50, 100 e 150 kg ha-1 e três idades de corte do capim (120, 150 e 180 dias após o brotamento. Avaliou-se, em cada idade de corte, a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea (folhas e colmos e o acúmulo de N na planta. A produção de matéria seca do capim-elefante aumentou com a adição de N porém o efeito foi maior para as plantas cortadas com 180 dias de idade. Encontrou-se um incremento linear na acumulação de matéria seca (R² = 0,75** e na acumulação de N (R² = 0,96**, permitindo uma produtividade de 34 t ha-1 de matéria seca, que implicou em uma extração de N de 471 kg ha-1. A eficiência de utilização do N pela cultura variou com o aumento da idade da planta, o que significou maior quantidade de biomassa por unidade de N absorvido. O índice de eficiência mostra que o corte tardio pode favorecer a qualidade da biomassa para fins energéticos, por se tratar de um material mais fibroso.The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the application of N fertilizer and the cutting age on the dry biomass production of elephant grass. The experiment was performed with the variety Paraíso and planted in a Ferralsol in 2008 in the district of Gurupi (State of Tocantins. Four different rates of urea application were tested (0, 50, 100 and 150 kg ha-1 and harvests were made at 120, 150 or 180 days after germination (DAG of the setts. The dry matter and total N accumulation were evaluated. Dry matter production increased with dose of N, the greatest effect being observed at 180 DAG. There was a linear increase in dry matter (R² = 0.75** and N

  18. Produção de forragem de capim-elefante sob clima frio: 2. produção e seletividade animal Elephantgrass forage yield under cold climate conditions: 2. production and animal selectivity

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    Miguel Dall'Agnol

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram comparadas, neste estudo, a produção e a seletividade animal de cultivares de capim-elefante em condições de clima frio, em Lages, Santa Catarina. O ensaio constou de 12 cultivares (Mineiro X-23A, Mineiro, Taiwan A-144, CAC-262, Mole da Volta Grande, Teresópolis, Vrukwona, Merckeron Pinda, Turrialba, Porto Rico, Taiwan A-14 e Cameroon, estabelecidas em parcelas de 17,5 m², em um delineamento de blocos casualizados, com três repetições. Cada parcela foi formada por sete linhas espaçadas 0,50 m, considerando-se como área útil as três linhas centrais. Os cortes para avaliação da produção de forragem foram realizados em janeiro, março e maio de 1985 e 1986, sempre que as plantas atingiram cerca de 1,5 m de estatura. A avaliação da seletividade animal foi realizada em janeiro e março de 1987, após o pastoreio, mediante notas atribuídas ao resíduo de forragem na parcela (método Botanal. A análise da variância mostrou efeito significativo de anos e de cultivares para a produção total de forragem, não havendo efeito significativo para a interação desses fatores. Na média dos dois anos, o potencial de produção variou entre 11 t e 21 t MS/ha. Observou-se uma redução de 27% na produção de forragem no segundo ano, com média geral dos cultivares de 12.116 kg MS/ha, que foi significativamente inferior à do ano anterior (16.662 kg MS/ha. O cv. Mineiro X-23A foi o que apresentou a maior produção de forragem, superando 20 t MS/ha. O cv. Porto Rico destacou-se pela maior proporção de folhas e maior seletividade pelos animais e o cv. CAC-262, pela maior estabilidade, ou seja, menor variância nos dois anos de avaliação.This work was aimed to compare the production and animal selectivity of elephant grass cultivars in the cold conditions, of Southern Brasil (Lages, Santa Catarina. Twelve cultivars of elephantgrass were used (Mineiro X-23A, Mineiro, Taiwan A-144, CAC-262, Mole da Volta Grande, Teres

  19. Desempenho animal e viabilidade econômica do uso da silagem de capim-Elefante em substituição a silagem de milho para vacas em lactação - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v28i2.849 Animal performance and economic return from replacing corn silage by elephant grass silage in Holstein cow diets - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v28i2.849

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    Antônio Ferriane Branco

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o desempenho produtivo de vacas da raça Holandesa quanto à produção e composição do leite, assim como a eficiência econômica do uso de silagem de milho ou silagens de capim-elefante confeccionadas com inoculantes bacteriano e enzimo-bacteriano. Foram utilizadas nove vacas multíparas no período intermediário de lactação, e o delineamento experimental foi o quadrado latino (3 x 3; três silagens. Foram realizadas análises químico-bromatológicas, e a digestibilidade da MS e FDN das silagens. As análises químico-bromatológicas mostraram valores superiores para a silagem de milho. Entretanto, os resultados não mostraram diferenças (p>0,05 na ingestão de matéria seca, produção e composição do leite entre as silagens. O resultado da análise econômica mostrou-se superior para as silagens de capim-elefante, fato decorrente de seu menor custo de produção aliado ao bom resultado de desempenho. Tal fato pode ter sido favorecido pelo uso dos inoculantes e sua ação sobre a parede celular das silagens de capim-elefante, pois a digestibilidade das rações totais foram semelhantes para as três silagensThe objectives of this study were to evaluate Holstein cow performance, considering milk yield and composition, and economic efficiency from replacing corn silage by elephant-grass silages treated with bacterial and enzyme-bacterial inoculants. Nine multiparous cows, in the middle of lactation were used. The experimental design was a Latin square (3 x 3; three silages. Chemical and bromatologic analysis and DM and NDF digestibility were conducted for all the silages. Chemical and bromatologic analysis showed higher values for corn silage. However, there was no difference (P > 0.05 for dry matter intake, milk yield and composition among the silages. Economic analysis showed higher return using elephant-grass silages, fact resulting from lower production costs and milk yield. This could be the

  20. Efeito da adubação nitrogenada e irrigação sobre a composição químico-bromatológica das lâminas foliares e da planta inteira de capim-elefante sob pastejo Effect of nitrogen fertilization and irrigation on the chemical composition of the leaf blade and whole plant of elephantgrass under grazing

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    Esta pesquisa foi desenvolvida com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da adubação nitrogenada (100, 200, 300, 400 kg/ha/ano de N) e da irrigação (área irrigada - AI e não-irrigada - ANI) sobre a composição quimico-bromatológica da planta inteira (PI) (colmo+folha) e das lâminas foliares dos perfilhos basais não-decapitados (LF-PBNd) e decapitados (LF-PBd) do capim-elefante cv. Napier. Adotou-se delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados com três repetições, em que a unidade experimental con...

  1. Chemical composition and fermentation characteristics of elephant grass silage with biodiesel industry co-products Composição química e características fermentativas de silagens de capim elefante contendo coprodutos da indústria do biodiesel

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    Eric Haydt Castello Branco van Cleef

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of three concentrations (3, 6, and 9% of forage turnip (Raphanus sativus and physic nut (Jatropha curcas cakes on dry matter, crude protein, ether extract, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, lignin, acid detergent insoluble nitrogen neutral detergent insoluble nitrogen contents, in vitro dry matter digestibility, pH values and concentrations of N-NH3 in elephant grass silages. It was used an entirely randomized design in factorial arrangement [(2×3+1]. Experimental PVC silos were used and ensiled material was kept for 62 days. The addition of cakes increased the dry matter contents (PObjetivou-se avaliar o efeito da adição de três concentrações (3, 6, e 9% das tortas de nabo forrageiro (Raphanus sativus e de pinhão manso (Jatropha curcas sobre os teores de matéria seca, proteína bruta, extrato etéreo, fibra em detergente neutro, fibra em detergente ácido, lignina, nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido, nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente neutro, digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca, valores de pH e concentrações de N-NH3 em silagens de capim-elefante. Utilizou-se delineamento inteiramente casualizado em arranjo fatorial [(2×3+1]. Foram utilizados silos experimentais de PVC e o material ensilado permaneceu por 62 dias. A adição das tortas proporcionou aumento nos teores de matéria seca (P<0,05. As frações fibrosas foram diminuídas (P<0,05 com a inclusão das tortas no momento da ensilagem do capim e os teores de PB aumentados (P<0,05. A torta de nabo forrageiro proporcionou a manutenção dos valores de pH e de N-NH3 em níveis ideais e a de pinhão manso, adicionada a 9%, elevou esses valores (P<0,05. A DIVMS foi diminuída (P<0,05 quando as tortas foram adicionadas. As tortas de nabo forrageiro e pinhão manso podem ser utilizadas em pequenas quantidades na ensilagem do capim-elefante por melhorarem as características químicas e fermentativas

  2. Produção de leite de vacas mestiças Holandês ´ Zebu em pastagem de capim-elefante, com e sem suplementação de concentrado durante a época das chuvas Milk yield of crossbred Holstein ´ Zebu cows supplemented or not with concentrate during the rainy season

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    F. Deresz

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do experimento foi estudar o efeito da suplementação da pastagem de capim-elefante com concentrado na época das chuvas e início da seca, entre dezembro e junho, sobre a produção e composição do leite e ganho de peso de vacas mestiças Holandês ´ Zebu. Os tratamentos foram pastagem de capim-elefante sem concentrado (SC e com 2,0kg de concentrado/vaca/dia (CC. A área experimental de pastagem foi dividida em 44 piquetes de 606m² cada um, 22 por tratamento, com duas repetições de área. Foram usadas 12 vacas, sendo seis por tratamento. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso. A pastagem foi manejada em pastejo rotativo com três dias de ocupação por piquete e 30 dias de descanso. A taxa de lotação foi de 4,5 vacas/ha. A pastagem foi adubada com 200kg/ha/ano de N e de K2O. As produções médias de leite corrigido para 4% de gordura foram de 11,6± 0,3 e 12,5± 0,3kg/vaca/dia e o ganho médio diário por vaca de 211 e 244g, para os tratamentos SC e CC, respectivamente. Houve diferença (PThis work aimed to study the effect of concentrate supplementation of elephantgrass pasture during the rainy season and at the beginning of the dry season, on milk yield, milk composition and weight gain of crossbred Holstein ´ Zebu cows. The treatments were: elephantgrass pasture with no concentrate supplementation (NC and with 2kg concentrate supplementation cow/day (WC. The experimental area was divided in 44 paddocks with 606m² each, corresponding to 22 paddocks per replication and six cows per treatment. The cows were alloted to the treatments according to a completely randomized block design. The pasture was managed in a rotational system with 30 days resting period and three days grazing per paddock. The stocking rate was 4.5 cows/ha. The pasture was fertilized with 200kg/ha/yr of N and K2O. The average fat corrected (4% milk yield was 11.6± 0.3 and 12.5± 0.3kg/cow/day and the average daily weight gain during the

  3. Comportamento ingestivo de ovinos alimentados com dietas compostas de silagem de capim-elefante amonizada ou não e subprodutos agroindustriais Ingestive behaviour of sheep fed with ammoniated or non-ammoniated elephantgrass silage and agro industrial by-products

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    Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os efeitos do uso de silagem de capim-elefante amonizada ou não com uréia (5% na base da MS e da substituição do concentrado (milho e farelo de soja por farelo de cacau (FC ou torta de dendê (TD na dieta sobre o comportamento ingestivo de ovinos Santa Inês. Dezoito ovinos machos não-castrados (peso médio inicial de 22,62 kg, alojados em baias individuais, foram distribuídos em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com seis tratamentos, dois volumosos (silagem de capim-elefante amonizada ou não com uréia e três níveis de substituição do concentrado (milho + farelo de soja por farelo de cacau ou torta de dendê (0% FC e TD, 40% FC e 40% TD na dieta, fornecida na proporção de 60:40 volumoso:concentrado. O período experimental foi de 78 dias, sendo 15 dias destinados à adaptação dos animais às dietas. Os animais foram observados a cada cinco minutos, durante dois períodos de 24 horas/dia, no final do período experimental. Foram registrados o tempo despendido em alimentação, ruminação e ócio e o número e o tempo de mastigações merícicas por bolo ruminado. Não houve diferença entre os tempos de alimentação, ruminação e ócio. A amonização do capim-elefente e a inclusão do farelo de cacau no concentrado aumentaram a eficiência de ruminação, mas a maioria dos parâmetros do comportamento ingestivo avaliados não sofreu alterações.The effects of feeding elephantgrass silage ammoniated or not with urea (5% DM basis and the concentrate replacement (corn and soybean meal by cocoa meal (CM or palm cake (PC on the ingestive behaviour of 18 Santa Inês non-castrated male sheep averaging 22.62 kg of initial body weight were studied. The animals were allotted to individual pensas a completely randomized design with six treatments, two roughages (elephantgrass silage ammoniated with urea or not and three concentrate replacement level with by cocoa meal or palm cake (0% CM and PC, 40% CM

  4. Características fermentativas e nutricionais da silagem de capim elefante com a inclusão de casca de café - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i1.2151 Fermentative and nutritional traits of elephantgrass silage added with increasing proportions of coffee hulls - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v25i1.2151

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    José Valmir Feitosa

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi o de avaliar os efeitos da inclusão de casca de café (0%, 5%, 10%, 15% e 20% na matéria natural nas características fermentativas e nutricionais da silagem de capim-elefante usando sacos plásticos como silos. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. A inclusão da casca de café aumentou os teores de matéria seca (MS das silagens linearmente e alterou os componentes da fibra. A inclusão de 10% de casca de café aumentou os teores de lactato e diminuiu os de acetato das silagens. A digestibilidade e a degradabilidade da MS das silagens diminuíram com a inclusão de casca de café acima de 10%. A inclusão de 5% a 10% de casca de café ao capim proporcionou silagens com melhor padrão fermentativo e qualidade nutricional.This trial was carried out to evaluate the effects of coffee hulls inclusion (0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20%; natural basis on fermentation and nutritional traits of elephantgrass silage. A completely randomized design with four replications was used to compare treatments average, while plastic bags were used as experimental silos. Coffee hulls inclusion increased DM contents linearly and changed the fiber compounds profile. Including 10% of coffee hulls increased the contents of silage lactate and reduced acetate contents. DM digestibility and ruminal degradability of the silages decreased with the inclusion of more than 10% of coffee hulls. The amounts from 5% to 10% of coffee hulls were considered best levels to make elephantgrass silage with adequate fermentation pattern and nutritional quality.

  5. 添加绿汁发酵液、乳酸菌制剂和葡萄糖对象草青贮发酵品质的影响%Effects of FJLB, LAB and glucose addition on fermentation quality of napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) silage

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    荣辉; 余成群; 陈杰; 下条雅敬; 邵涛

    2013-01-01

    为评价添加绿汁发酵液、乳酸菌制剂和葡萄糖对象草青贮发酵品质的影响,试验设6个处理组:即对照组(无添加剂),绿汁发酵液组(FJLB),乳酸菌制剂组(LAB),葡萄糖组(G),绿汁发酵液+葡萄糖组(FJLB+G),乳酸菌制剂+葡萄糖组(LAB+G);在青贮第3,7,14,30天开窖,取样分析发酵品质.结果表明,与对照组相比,LAB处理对发酵品质影响不大,FJLB处理显著(P<0.05)降低了乳酸和水溶性碳水化合物含量,显著(P<0.05)提高了pH值、乙酸、丁酸和氨态氮含量,使发酵品质变差,而G、LAB+G和FJLB+G处理均显著(P<0.05)提高了青贮早期的乳酸含量,在整个青贮过程中保持较高的乳酸/乙酸值,并显著(P<0.05)降低了最终青贮饲料的pH和氨态氮含量,但与G处理相比,LAB+G和FJLB+G处理没有显示出更优的效果.综上所述,添加葡萄糖可促进同型乳酸发酵,对象草青贮发酵品质的改善效果优于接种乳酸菌.%The effects of adding pre-fermented juice of epiphytic lactic acid bacteria (FJLB),lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and glucose (G) on fermentation quality of napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) were evaluated.The treatments were control (without additives),FJLB,LAB,G,FJLB+G,and LAB+G.The silos were opened on 3,7,14,and 30 days after ensiling and the fermentation quality was analysed.Compared with the control,LAB addition had no significant effect on fermentation quality,while FJLB addition reduced fermentation quality In the FJLB addition treatment,lactic acid and water soluble carbohydrate decreased significantly (P<0.05)while pH,ammonia nitrogen,acetic acid and butyric acid increased significantly (P<0.05).In the G,LAB+G,and FJLB+G addition treatments,lactic acid content increased significantly (P<0.05) at an early stage of ensiling,maintaining a high lactic acid/acetic acid value throughout the fermentation process.pH and ammonia nitrogen content of the final silages decreased significantly (P<0

  6. Consumo, digestibilidade e balanço de nitrogênio em borregos alimentados com torta de dendê em substituição à silagem de capim-elefante Voluntary intake, apparent digestibility and nitrogen balance in sheep fed with palm kernel cake replacing elephant grass silage

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    Lorena da Mota Lima Bringel

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o consumo voluntário, a digestibilidade aparente e o balanço de nitrogênio em ovinos alimentados com dietas contendo torta de dendê. A adição da torta de dendê foi avaliada nos níveis 0; 20; 40; 60 e 80% em substituição à silagem de capim-elefante utilizando-se 20 ovinos machos castrados em um delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado. Em todas as formas como foram expressos, o consumo e a digestibilidade de nutrientes apresentou em geral resposta quadrática aos níveis de torta de dendê utilizados na dieta. A inclusão de torta de dendê nas dietas teve efeito quadrático também sobre o balanço de nitrogênio, que aumentou até o nível de 45% de adição desse subproduto e decresceu, devido ao baixo consumo de proteína bruta nos maiores níveis. A torta de dendê possui características próprias de um alimento volumoso e tem como principal limitação o baixo consumo alimentar, por isso, seu uso na alimentação de ovinos deve ser restrito ao nível máximo de 37,34% da dieta total.This research was conducted to evaluate the voluntary intake, the apparent digestibility and the nitrogen balance in sheep fed with diets containing palm kernel cake. The addition of palm kernel cake was assessed at the 0; 20; 40; 60 and 80% levels replacing the elephant grass silages by utilizing 20 castrated male sheep in a completely randomized design. In all the forms they were expressed, intake and digestibility of nutrients showed quadract effect at the levels of palm kernel pie utilized in the diet. The inclusion of palm kernel pie in the diets had quadract effect also on the nitrogen balance, due to low consumption of crude protein at higher levels. Palm kernel pie presents the characteristics of bulky feed, and its biggest limitation is the low feeding intake, hence, its use at sheep's feeding must be restricted to up to 37.34% of the total diet.

  7. Efeito da irrigação e adubação na disponibilidade e composição bromatológica da massa seca de lâminas foliares de capim-elefante Effect of irrigation and fertilization in the availability and chemical composition of leaf lamina dry mass of elephantgrass

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    Rogério dos Santos Lopes

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este experimento com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da irrigação, acompanhada de doses crescentes de nitrogênio e potássio (100-80; 200-160; 300-240; 400-320, respectivamente N e K2O, sobre a produção e composição bromatológica de lâminas foliares em pastagem de capim-elefante. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso com três repetições para os tratamentos de sequeiro e irrigado. As baixas temperaturas e as menores horas de luz no período seco do ano determinaram o baixo crescimento da planta forrageira, mesmo com a irrigação. No entanto, no verão, constatou-se rápido crescimento da planta forrageira sob irrigação, privilegiando o desenvolvimento de colmos em relação às lâminas foliares, determinando as menores relações para as maiores doses dos fertilizantes. As lâminas foliares sob irrigação também apresentaram os menores valores de proteína bruta e os maiores de FDN e FDA. Assim, manejos mais freqüentes em pastagens sob irrigação poderiam controlar o desenvolvimento dos colmos e disponibilizar material de melhor composição bromatológica.An experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of irrigation, followed by increasing levels of nitrogen and potassium (100-80; 200-160; 300-240; 400-320, respectively N and K2O, on the production and chemical composition of the leaf lamina at the elephantgrass. The experimental delineation was of blocks randomized with three repetitions for treatments irrigated and dry land. The low temperatures and the smallest light hours in the dry season determined the low plant forage growth, even with the irrigation. However, in the summer, there was fast growth of plant forage under irrigation, emphasizing the culm growth in relation to leaf laminas, determining the lower relations to the higher fertilizer levels. The leaf laminas under irrigation also showed the lower crude protein contents and higher NDF and ADF contents. So, more frequent managing in

  8. Influence of Sea-salt Stress on Antioxidative Enzyme Activity and MDA Content of Pennisetum purpureum Schumach cv.Sumu No.2%海盐胁迫对苏牧2号象草抗氧化酶活性和MDA含量的影响

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    刘智微; 钟小仙; 沈益新

    2011-01-01

    以象草苏牧2号和N51(对照)为材料,研究了不同浓度海盐胁迫下幼苗叶片内抗氧化酶活性和MDA含量的变化.结果表明:不同浓度海盐(0~6g/L)胁迫下,苏牧2号和N51的SOD和POD活性在胁迫后第14d、21d和28d随海盐浓度的升高而升高,MDA含量在胁迫后第7d、14d和28d随海盐浓度的升高而升高,CAT活性随海盐浓度的变化与海盐胁迫时间存在交互作用;相同浓度海盐胁迫下,随着胁迫时间的延长(7~28d),苏牧2号和N51的SOD、POD和CAT活性均呈"升-降-升"的变化趋势,第14d达到第一个峰值;苏牧2号的SOD和POD活性均极显著高于N51.除海盐浓度为4g/L和6g/L时,胁迫后第7d苏牧2号与N51的CAT活性无显著差异外,苏牧2号的CAT活性均显著高于N51.除海盐浓度为0g/L时,胁迫后第28d苏牧2号与N51的MDA含量无显著差异外,苏牧2号MDA含量均极显著低于N51;10g/L海盐胁迫下,苏牧2号和N51生长至21d时已全部死亡,苏牧2号7d和14d时的抗氧化酶活性和MDA含量均极显著高于N51.%Variation of antioxidative enzyme activity and MDA content in leaves of Pennisetum purpureum Schumach cv. Sumu No. 2 and N51 (CK) seedlings under stress of different sea-salt concentration were studied. The results showed that SOD and POD activities of Sumu No. 2 and N51 increased with the increasing of sea-salt concentration after 14 days, 21 days and 28 days of stress, the content of MDA increased with sea-salt concentration increasing after 7 days, 14 days and 28 days of stress and CAT activity had interactive effects between the stress of sea-salt concentration and time under the stress of 0~6g/L sea-salt concentration. The change of SOD, POD and CAT activities of Sumu No. 2 and N51 after prolonged sea-salt stress time(7~28d)was in the trend of rising-decline-rising and the first peak appeared on the 14th day; the activity of SOD and POD of Sumu No. 2 was significantly (P<0.01) higher than that of N51, CAT activity

  9. Disponibilidade e qualidade do capim-elefante com e sem irrigação adubado com nitrogênio e potássio na estação seca Forage yield and quality of elephantgrass response to irrigation and nitrogen and potassium fertilization in the dry season

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    Claudio Mistura

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar os efeitos da irrigação e da adubação com N e K sobre a disponibilidade e a qualidade da matéria seca em pastagem de capim-elefante cv. Napier adubada com N e K nas dosagens de 100:80; 200:160; 300:240 e 400:320 kg.ha-1.ano-1 de N e K2O, respectivamente, no período seco do ano. Foram conduzidos dois experimentos (área irrigada - AI e não-irrigada - ANI, segundo delineamento de blocos casualizados com três repetições, em que a unidade experimental consistiu de parcelas (piquetes de 300 m², nas quais foram aplicados os tratamentos. No período de avaliação (maio a setembro/2001 - período seco, as disponibilidades de matéria seca total (DMST e lâmina foliar (DMSLF apresentaram valores proporcionais às doses de nitrogênio e potássio. A irrigação teve efeito significativo sobre a DMSLF. No entanto, os teores de FDN e FDA, ao longo do período seco, na área não-irrigada foram menores que na área irrigada. As concentrações de PB e dos macrominerais (P, K, Ca e Mg não foram influenciadas pelas doses de N e K e pela irrigação, tanto na área irrigada como na não-irrigada.An experiment was carried out in experimental plots of 300 m² in size to evaluate the effects of doses of NK fertilization and irrigation on forage mass yield and quality of elephantgras cv Napier during the dry season. The experimental design was completely randomized with three treatment replications. The experimental treatments were arranged in a 4 x 2 factorial combination of four N-K2O doses with and without irrigation, in the dry season. N-K2O doses were: 100-80; 200-160; 300-240 and 400-320 kg.ha-1, respectively. Figures for total dry forage mass (TDFM, and dry green leaf mass (DGLM increased in proportion to N-K2O dose from May to September 2001, the dry season period. Irrigation had a marked significant effect on DGLM yield. Leaf samples from irrigated plots had higher contents of neutral and acid detergent

  10. Influencia da adubação nitrogenada e idade de corte sobre os teores de proteína bruta e fibra em detergente neutro de três cultivares de capim-elefante (Influence of nitrogen fertilization and age of cutting on the crude protein and neutral detergent fiber contents of three elephant-grass varieties

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    João Avelar Magalhães

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available ResumoEste trabalho foi realizado para avaliar os efeitos de três doses denitrogênio (150, 300 e 450 kg de N/ha e cinco idades de corte (28, 35, 42, 56 e 84 dias sobre os teores de proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN do capim-elefante cvs. Napier, Pioneiro e Roxo. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, em parcelas subsubdivididas e quatro repetições. As gramíneas foram plantadas em covas, em área irrigada por aspersão fixa de baixa vazão. O corte de uniformização foi realizado 93 dias após o plantio, e em seguida foram aplicados os níveis de nitrogênio, usando-se uréia. Foi observado que a cv. Roxo apresentou o maior teor médio de PB, enquanto a Napier apresentou o menor teor. Os maiores teores de PB foram obtidos através da utilização de 450 e 300 kg de N/ha. A análise de regressão indicou linearidade negativa dos efeitos da idade sobre os teores de PB da planta. Os teores de FDN foram crescentes em função da idade de corte. A análise de variância nãodetectou diferenças significativas entre as cultivares testadas e nem nos níveis de nitrogênio aplicados sobre os teores de FDN.SummaryThis experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of three nitrogen levels (150; 300 and 450 kg of N/ha and five cutting ages (28, 35, 42, 56 and 84 days on the crude protein (CP and neutral detergent fiber (NDF contents of the elephant-grass vars. Napier, Pioneiro and Roxo. The experimental design was randomized blocks, with treatments arranged as a split-split-plot and four repetitions. The grassy varieties were established in hollows, in area irrigated for fixed aspersion of low outflow. The uniformization cut was carried through 93 days after the plantation, and after that the nitrogen levels had been applied, using themselves urea. TheCP content had been gotten from the nitrogen determination, for the method of Kjeldahl (N x 6.25. It was observed that the var. Roxo presented the highest CP

  11. Estudo comparativo de algumas provas funcionais do fluido ruminal e de metabólitos sangüíneos de bovinos e bubalinos

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    No fluido ruminal de búfalos e de bovinos da Região Amazônica, alimentados com capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum) var. Cameron, foram determinados os seguintes parâmetros: cor, odor, viscosidade, sedimentação, flotação, pH, redução do azul de metileno, fermentação da glicose, acidez total, número total de protozoários, teor de cloretos, redução de nitrito e grupo de bactérias predominantes. No soro sangüíneo também foram avaliados os teores de cloretos, proteínas totais e uréia. A comparaç...

  12. Comportamento de vacas em lactação em pastagem manejada sob princípios agroecológicos Behavior of grazing lactating cows in agro-ecological managed pastures

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    Clair Jorge Olivo

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de estudar o comportamento de vacas holandesas em lactação durante o período hibernal em pastagem constituída de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum., aveia preta (Avena strigosa Schreb. e azevém (Lolium multiflorum Lam.. As avaliações foram feitas em três ciclos de pastejo, em 17/06, 04/08 e 16/09 de 2004. Em cada avaliação, utilizaram-se seis vacas entre o 2º e o 5º mês de lactação. O registro de dados foi realizado por dois observadores das 18 às 6h e das 8 às 16h, a cada 10 minutos. As características comportamentais observadas foram os tempos de pastejo em capim-elefante e em aveia + azevém, em pastejo total (pastejo de capim-elefante + aveia e azevém, em ruminação e ócio. Concomitantemente, avaliaram-se os dados da massa de forragem inicial, da qualidade da forragem ingerida e das condições ambientais. A maior intensidade de pastejo ocorreu após cada ordenha, verificando-se posteriormente um decréscimo, tanto durante o dia quanto à noite. Em média, o turno que os animais demandaram mais tempo de pastejo foi o diurno. O tempo destinado pelas vacas ao consumo de aveia e de azevém foi maior no período em que o capim-elefante apresentava menor porcentagem de lâminas foliares. O tempo de ócio diminuiu e o de ruminação aumentou no decorrer dos pastejos, como resultado do declínio na porcentagem de lâminas foliares e da elevação na porcentagem de colmos das espécies de ciclo hibernal. O capim-elefante foi pastejado em todas as avaliações. A presença de espécies de ciclos diferentes possibilitou aos animais equilibrarem a dieta volumosa.The objective of this trial was to study the behavior of lactating Holstein cows grazing pasture containing elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. and a mixture of black oat (Avena strigosa Schreb. plus ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.. Data from six early to mid lactating cows were collected every 10 minutes interval

  13. Avaliação das silagens de capim-elefante aditivadas com nabo forrageiro, pinhão manso e tremoço, pela técnica de produção de gases Evaluation of elephant grass silages with forage radish, jatropha and lupine cakes as additives by the gas production technique

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    Arnaldo Prata Neiva Júnior

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, na condução deste trabalho, a avaliação das silagens de capim-elefante aditivadas com tortas de nabo forrageiro, pinhão manso e tremoço pela técnica de produção de gás. O experimento foi desenvolvido no Laboratório de Nutrição Animal do Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura da Universidade de São Paulo (LANA/CENA/USP. Como doadores de líquido de rúmen, foram utilizados 2 ovinos da raça Santa Inês, machos, adultos, castrados e providos de cânula ruminal permanente. A alimentação dos animais doadores foi constituída de forragem de gramínea cultivada e uma suplementação, ao final do dia, com feno de Tifton, concentrado comercial e sal mineral à vontade. Os substratos foram secos a 60ºC, moídos em moinho do tipo Willey, provido de peneira com perfurações de 2 mm. Os gases produzidos durante os diferentes períodos de fermentação (0, 4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72 e 96 h foram medidos com um transducer - medidor de pressão.O experimento foi instalado segundo um delineamento de blocos ao acaso em que os tratamentos foram arranjados em um esquema de parcelas subdivididas no tempo. Os maiores valores de produção de gás observados para os tratamentos em que adicionou-se torta de tremoço quando comparados com as outras tortas, decorreu do fato da torta de tremoço apresentar menor teor de fibras, propiciando assim, uma maior fermentação ruminal e, consequentemente, maior produção de gás em relação a outros alimentos com maior proporção de carboidratos estruturais (parede celular.As taxas de degradação da fração solúvel da matéria seca foi menor para NF 8% e PM 11% em relação às outras silagens estudadas. Foram encontradas diferenças significativas para as TNF, TPM e TT, nos diferentes níveis, em relação ao volume de gases em 96 h de incubação (PThe objective of this work was to evaluate elephant grass silages with forage radish, Jatropha and lupine cakes as additives by the gas

  14. Composição químico-bromatológica da silagem de capim-elefante com níveis de casca de café Chemical composition of elephant grass silages as affected by coffee hulls addition levels

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    Dawson José Guimarães Faria

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos do processamento (inteira ou moída e da inclusão de diferentes níveis de casca de café (0, 6, 12, 18 e 24% da matéria natural sobre a composição químico-bromatológica, as características fermentativas e a digestibilidade in vitro da MS (DIVMS de silagens de capim-elefante. As variáveis foram analisadas em esquema fatorial 2 x 5, em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, com três repetições. O processamento e a inclusão de casca de café aumentaram os teores de MS das silagens, observando-se que a inclusão de casca inteira, em comparação à casca moída, proporcionou maior teor de MS. O processamento e os níveis de casca de café não influenciaram os teores de PB das silagens. Os níveis de casca de café tiveram efeito linear sobre os teores de FDN e FDA, ocasionando decréscimo de FDN e aumento de FDA. O processamento e os níveis de inclusão influenciaram os teores de lignina. Os níveis de casca de café, não o processamento, tiveram efeito quadrático sobre os teores de nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente neutro e ácido. Houve efeito da interação processamento ´ nível de inclusão sobre o pH, que sofreu efeito quadrático dos níveis de inclusão nos dois processamentos. Verificou-se efeito linear dos níveis de casca de café sobre os valores de nitrogênio amoniacal, que diminuíram conforme aumentaram os níveis de inclusão, sendo menores para a casca moída. A DIVMS sofreu efeito quadrático dos níveis de inclusão, sendo inferior na silagem com casca inteira em comparação à casca moída. A casca de café foi eficiente como aditivo absorvente nas silagens e, apesar de não ter melhorado as características bromatológicas das silagens, pode ser utilizada inteira ou moída, em proporções de até 12%, para melhorar as características fermentativas da silagem.The experiment aimed to evaluate the effects of processing (whole or ground and the inclusion level of

  15. Efeito da adubação nitrogenada e irrigação sobre a composição químico-bromatológica das lâminas foliares e da planta inteira de capim-elefante sob pastejo Effect of nitrogen fertilization and irrigation on the chemical composition of the leaf blade and whole plant of elephantgrass under grazing

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    Claudio Mistura

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa foi desenvolvida com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da adubação nitrogenada (100, 200, 300, 400 kg/ha/ano de N e da irrigação (área irrigada - AI e não-irrigada - ANI sobre a composição quimico-bromatológica da planta inteira (PI (colmo+folha e das lâminas foliares dos perfilhos basais não-decapitados (LF-PBNd e decapitados (LF-PBd do capim-elefante cv. Napier. Adotou-se delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados com três repetições, em que a unidade experimental consistiu de parcelas (piquetes de 300 m², nas quais foram aplicados os tratamentos. Os teores de PB apresentaram valores proporcionais às doses de nitrogênio, observando-se os maiores valores, no período das águas, nas LF-PBNd e LF-PBd. Os resíduos das doses N aplicados no período chuvoso tanto na AI como ANI elevaram os teores de PB nas lâminas foliares das duas categorias de perfilhos, mas não sobre os teores de FDN e FDA. A irrigação proporcionou teores de FDN e FDA mais elevados nas LF-PBNd e LF-PBd e menores na planta inteira, porém, não se observou efeito sobre os teores de PB.This research was carried out to evaluate the chemical composition of elephantgrass cv. Napier in the whole plant (WP (stem+leaf and in the leaf blade of non-decapitated basal tillers (SF-NDBT and leaf blade of decapitated basal tillers (SF-DBT, fertilized with different N doses (100, 200, 300, and 400 kg/ha/year of N in an irrigated area (IA and in a non-irrigated area (NIA. Treatments were analyzed in a randomized block design with three replicates. The CP concentrations were proportional to the N doses with greater CP concentration in the rainy season in fractions SF-NDBT and SF-DBT. Fertilizer residues of N doses applied in the rainy season, both in IA and NIA, increased CP concentration in the leaf blade of the two tiller categories, but did not affect NDF and ADF concentration. Irrigation increased concentration of NDF and ADF in SF-NDBT and SF-DBT and

  16. Características estruturais e morfológicas de genótipos de Pennisetum sp. sob pastejo no período de seca Structural and morphological characteristics of Pennisetum sp. genotypes under grazing during the dry period

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    Márcio Vieira da Cunha

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de estudar características estruturais e morfológicas de cinco genótipos de Pennisetum sp. (CE 08 A.D., Venezuela, HV-241, Elefante B e Hexaplóide sob pastejo no período de seca na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco. Os genótipos foram manejados sob lotação rotacionada (44 dias de descanso e quatro dias de pastejo ao longo de dois ciclos de pastejo. Os dados foram analisados em delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso com parcelas subdivididas (os genótipos representaram as parcelas e os ciclos de pastejo, as subparcelas e quatro repetições. Houve variação nas características estruturais e morfológicas de genótipos de Pennisetum sp. Os genótipos CE 08 A.D. e Elefante B apresentaram maior densidade de lâmina foliar verde, menor porcentagem de material morto e maior densidade de perfilhos basais remanescentes e aéreos novos, com médias de 5,0±0,4 kg de MS/ha/cm, 33,0±0,2%, 22,0±0,2 e 146,0±0,4 perfilhos/m², respectivamente. O HV-241 apresentou alta participação de material morto em sua biomassa aérea (55,6±0,3%, o que pode ser atribuído à alta mortalidade de perfilhos (19,0±0,3 e 114,0±0,4 perfilhos basais e aéreos mortos/m², respectivamente. Os genótipos CE 08 A.D. e Elefante B destacaram-se como promissores para utilização sob pastejo no período de seca. O genótipo HV-241, híbrido de capim-elefante com o milheto, foi mais afetado pelos efeitos do estresse hídrico no período seco do ano.The experiment was carried out to study structural and morphologic characteristics of five Pennisetum sp. genotypes (CE 08 A.D., Venezuela, HV-241, Elephant B and Hexaplóide under grazing during the dry period in Pernambuco Forest Zone. Genotypes were managed under rotational stocking (44 days of resting and four days of grazing period. The experimental design was randomized blocks in a split plot arrangement, and four replications. The genotypes represented the plots, and grazing

  17. Casca de algodão em substituição parcial à silagem de capim-elefante para novilhos. 2. Parâmetros ruminais e séricos, produção microbiana e excreção urinária de compostos nitrogenados Partial replacement of elephantgrass silage with cottonseed hulls. 2. Ruminal and serum metabolites, microbial protein synthesis, and urinary excretion of nitrogenous compounds in steers

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    Mario Luiz Chizzotti

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Quatro novilhos holandeses fistulados no rúmen, com peso médio de 259 kg, foram distribuídos em um quadrado latino 4 x 4 para se avaliar o efeito dos níveis de casca de algodão na dieta de novilhos sobre a concentração de nitrogênio uréico no soro (NUS e de amônia no rúmen, o pH ruminal, a excreção urinária de uréia e derivados de purinas e a produção de proteína microbiana estimada pelo método das bases purinas omasais e da excreção de derivados de purinas na urina. As dietas experimentais continham na base da matéria seca: 0, 10, 20 e 30% de casca de algodão peletizada, em substituição à silagem de capim-elefante, sendo a dieta total constituída de 60% de volumoso. Não houve efeito dos diferentes tratamentos sobre o pH e as concentrações de amônia no rúmen. A concentração de NUS e a excreção de uréia (em mg/kgPV diminuíram, enquanto a excreção de derivados de purinas na urina e a síntese de proteína microbiana no rúmen aumentaram linearmente com a inclusão da casca de algodão nas dietas. A estimativa da síntese de proteína microbiana não diferiu entre as metodologias das bases purínicas omasais e dos derivados de purina na urina. A casca de algodão mostrou-se um bom volumoso alternativo, podendo ser fornecida até o nível de 30% na MS total na dieta de novilhos de origem leiteira.Four ruminally cannulated Holstein steers averaging 259 kg of body weight were assigned to a 4x4 Latin square to study the effects of replacing elephantgrass silage with cottonseed hulls on serum urea nitrogen (SUN, ruminal metabolism, urinary excretion of nitrogenous compounds, and microbial protein synthesis measured by omasal purine bases or by urinary excretion of purine derivatives. Treatments (60% of forage contained on DM basis: 0, 10, 20 or 30% of cottonseed hulls that partially replaced elephantgrass silage in the diet. No significant differences in ruminal pH and concentration of ruminal ammonia were

  18. Efeito de diferentes doses de enxofre no consumo voluntário e nas populações de protozoários do rúmen de novilhas mestiças alimentadas com capim-elefante de baixa qualidade Effect of different doses of sulfur on voluntary intake of low-quality elephant grass and estimates of ruminal protozoa populations in crossbred heifers

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    Juliana Miacci Vidal

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido no Campo Experimental de Coronel Pacheco - MG da EMBRAPA Gado de Leite. O efeito de doses de enxofre (sulfato de amônio, 0,15; 0,31; 0,46 e 0,92% de S na matéria verde / dia na população de protozoários ruminais, foi avaliado utilizando-se quatro novilhas 7/8 Holandês X Zebu, arranjadas em um quadrado latino de 4 x 4. Forneceu-se diariamente capim-elefante de baixa qualidade (76,1% FDN na MS, picado, com correção do teor de PB para 7% com uréia, mais mistura mineral sem enxofre fornecida diretamente no rúmen. Foram feitas amostragens do conteúdo ruminal, uma hora após a alimentação. A estimativa das populações microbianas ruminais foi realizada por microscópica direta. Os resultados foram transformados para logaritmos decimais e avaliados estatisticamente. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos para microrganismos. O tratamento 0,92%S apresentou o menor consumo de matéria seca e ainda, causou início de intoxicação em dois animais. De acordo com esses resultados, doses de 0,31% de enxofre adicionadas a dieta promoveram o incremento das populações de microganismos ruminais e com isso um maior consumo voluntário.The experiment was carried out in the Experimental Field of Coronel Pacheco belonging to EMBRAPA Dairy Cattle, Minas Gerais. The effects of the doses of sulfur (ammonium sulfate, 0.15%, 0.31%, 0.46% and 0.92%S fresh matter/day on the ruminal protozoa population was evaluated by utilizing four 7/8 Holstein x Zebu, heifers arranged in 4 x 4 Latin square. Low quality elephant grass (76.1% NDF in DM , chopped with correction of the CP content to 7% with urea plus a mineral mixture without sulfur given directly into the rumen. Samplings of the ruminal content were done, one hour after feeding. The estimate of the ruminal microbial populations was done by means of the direct microscopy. The results were transformed to decimal logarithm and evaluated statistically. There were no

  19. 40 CFR 721.10141 - Oils, ginger, zingiber purpureum.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Oils, ginger, zingiber purpureum. 721... Substances § 721.10141 Oils, ginger, zingiber purpureum. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as oils, ginger, zingiber purpureum (PMN...

  20. Genótipos de capim-elefante sob pastejo no período de seca na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco: fatores relacionados à eficiência de pastejo Elephantgrass genotypes under grazing during the dry period in the Forest Zone of Pernambuco: factors related to grazing efficiency

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    Márcio Vieira da Cunha

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar fatores relacionados à eficiência de pastejo de cinco genótipos de Pennisetum sp. (CE 08 A.D., Venezuela, HV-241, Elefante B e Hexaplóide no período seco do ano na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco. Os genótipos foram manejados sob lotação rotacionada (44 dias de descanso e quatro dias de pastejo ao longo de dois ciclos de pastejo. Adotou-se delineamento experimental em blocos ao acaso, com parcelas subdivididas (os genótipos representaram as parcelas e os ciclos de pastejo, as subparcelas e quatro repetições. As massas de lâmina foliar total, verde e senescente pré-pastejo foram analisadas em seis repetições. O acúmulo e a eficiência de pastejo de lâmina foliar verde foram avaliados em delineamento em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Os genótipos CE 08 A.D. e Elefante B apresentaram maiores massas de lâmina foliar total (1.374 kg de MS/ha e verde pré-pastejo (737 kg de MS/ha e maior acúmulo (654 kg de MS/ha/44 dias e eficiência de pastejo de lâmina foliar verde (80%. No HV-241, a alta eficiência de pastejo (100% do acúmulo lâmina foliar verde esteve associada ao baixo acúmulo de lâmina foliar verde (155 kg de MS/ha/44 dias. A menor eficiência de pastejo foi observada no Hexaplóide (59% do acúmulo de lâmina foliar verde, possivelmente em virtude das altas perdas sob pastejo (30% da massa de lâmina foliar total pré-pastejo. A massa de lâmina foliar verde diminuiu mais acentuadamente até o segundo dia de pastejo, enquanto as perdas de lâmina foliar total foram maiores no 2º e 3º dias de pastejo. Os genótipos CE 08 A.D. e Elefante B têm potencial para serem utilizados em sistemas de lotação rotacionada na Zona da Mata pernambucana.The experiment was carried out to evaluate factors related to the grazing efficiency of five Pennisetum sp. genotypes (CE 08 A.D., Venezuela, HV-241, Elephant B and Hexaplóide during the dry period in the Forest Zone

  1. Effect of cutting management and nitrogen supply on yield and quality of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

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    Snijders, P.J.M.; Wouters, A.P.; Kariuki, J.N.

    2011-01-01

    In a series of cutting experiments, average apparent nitrogen recovery of applied fertilizer N by Napier grass was approximately 50%. Incorporation of cattle manure improved nitrogen utilization. Mixtures with Desmodium intortum substantially improved yield and protein content. There was a fair to g

  2. Uptake and translocation of cesium-133 in napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) under hydroponic conditions.

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    Kang, Dong Jin; Seo, Young-Jin; Saito, Tsukasa; Suzuki, Hiroyuki; Ishii, Yasuyuki

    2012-08-01

    The present study reports the potential remediation of cesium (Cs) using napiergrass, which produces the largest biomass among the herbaceous plants in hydroponic culture containing stable Cs (Cs-133) at concentrations of 50, 150, 300, 1000, and 3,000 μM using cesium chloride (CsCl), with 0 μM Cs as a control concentration. Plant height was significantly decreased in higher Cs-treated conditions (300, 1000, and 3000 μM Cs) at 7 weeks after treatment (WAT), but tiller numbers tended to increase compared with the control plant. No significant difference was observed in the aboveground dry matter weight in all Cs treatments throughout the study period. Cs content in the roots, leaf blades, and leaf sheaths clearly increased with increasing Cs concentration in the solutions. Cs content in the aboveground parts (leaf blades and leaf sheaths) was consistently higher than in the roots at concentration of 3,000 μM. Total Cs contents in the aboveground parts were 6305 and 26,365 mg kg(-1) at 7WAT in 1000- and 3000-μM Cs treatments, respectively. Mean values of transfer factors (TFs) in the aboveground parts were 50 μM=0.78, 150 μM=1.02, 300 μM=0.86, 1,000 μM=0.68, and 3,000 μM=0.94, respectively at 7WAT. Due to its high Cs content and high TF in the aboveground parts, napiergrass may be a candidate plant with high potential for phytoremediation of Cs from Cs-137-contaminated soil.

  3. Capacidade extratora de plantas em sistemas alagados utilizados no tratamento de águas residuárias de laticínios Extraction capacity of plants grown in constructed wetland systems used for treatment of dairy wastewater

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    Antonio T. de Matos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar a capacidade extratora de duas espécies vegetais quando cultivadas em sistemas alagados construídos (SAC utilizados no tratamento de águas residuárias de laticínios (ARL. As unidades experimentais foram constituídas por cinco SAC cultivados com capim elefante (Pennisetum purpureum schum e cinco SAC cultivados com capim tifton 85 (Cynodon spp., com escoamento subsuperficial horizontal. A ARL foi aplicada numa vazão média de 60 L d-1 e tempo de residência hidráulica de 4,8 dias, sendo os SAC submetidos a Taxas de Carregamento Orgânico (TCO de 66, 130, 190, 320 e 570 kg ha-1 d-1 de DBO. O capim tifton 85 extraiu mais nitrogênio e sódio enquanto o capim elefante extraiu maior quantidade de potássio da ARL, quando cultivado sob as taxas de carregamento orgânico (TCO avaliadas. A concentração de fósforo na parte aérea e a capacidade extratora foram semelhantes nos dois capins; entretanto, existem evidências de aumento na capacidade de extração desse nutriente pelo capim tifton 85, com o aumento da TCO aplicada nos SAC.The objective of this research was to evaluate the extraction capacity of two plant species when grown in constructed wetland systems (CWS used for dairy wastewater (DW treatment. The experimental units were formed by five CWS grown with Pennisetum purpureum schum grass and five CWS cultivated with grass tifton 85 (Cynodon spp., with horizontal subsurface flow. The DW was applied at an average flow of 60 L d-1 and hydraulic residence time of 4.8 days, and subjected to organic loading rates (ORL of 66, 130, 190, 320 and 570 kg ha-1 d-1 of BOD. The grass tifton 85 extracted more nitrogen and sodium, while the elephant grass extracted a larger amount of potassium from the DW, when grown under the evaluated organic loading rates (ORL. The concentration of phosphorus in aerial parts of plants and extraction capacity were similar in the two grasses, however, there is evidence of an

  4. Degradabilidade ruminal do feno de alguns alimentos volumosos para ruminantes Ruminal degradability of some roughage hays for ruminants feeding

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    G.G.P. Carvalho

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a degradabilidade ruminal da matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, da fibra em detergente ácido (FDA e hemicelulose dos fenos de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, palma (Opuntia ficus, guandu (Cajanus cajan e parte aérea da mandioca (Manihot esculenta utilizando três bovinos mestiços machos, castrados, canulados no rúmen e mantidos em regime de pasto. Amostras de 4g de cada alimento foram incubadas em duplicata no rúmen dos animais, nos períodos de 0, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 e 72 horas. A degradabilidade potencial da PB dos fenos de capim-elefante e guandu foi semelhante, 83,9 e 81,2%, respectivamente. Os maiores valores foram observados para os fenos de palma (94,2% e parte aérea da mandioca (91,7%. A degradabilidade efetiva (DE foi obtida considerando as taxas de passagem de 2, 5 e 8%/hora. A maior DE observada para MS (60,5%, PB (81,1%, FDN (21,6%, FDA (27,9% e HEM (58,0%, na taxa de passagem de 5%/h, ocorreu com o feno de palma.The ruminal degradability of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF and hemicellulose (HEM of elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum, forage cactus (Opuntia ficus, pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan and cassava foliage (Manihot esculenta hays was evaluated using three cannulated crossbred steers, kept on pasture. Samples of four grams of each hay were incubated in the rumen for 0, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 72 hours. The CP potential degradability (PD for elephantgrass and pigeon pea hays was similar, 83.9 and 81.2%, respectively. Higher values were observed either for forage cactus (94.2% or cassava foliage (91.7% hays. The effective degradability (ED was obtained considering the passage rates of 2, 5 and 8%/hour. The forage cactus hay, at a passage rate of 5%/h, showed the highest ED for DM (60.5%, CP (81.1%, NDF (21.6%, ADF (27.9% and HEM (58.0%.

  5. Changes in soil organic matter under different land management in misiones province (Argentina Mudanças na matéria orgânica edafica sob diferentes manejos de solo na província de misiones (Argentina

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    Gabriel Agustín Piccolo

    2008-01-01

    altamente intemperizados dos trópicos perdem rapidamente matéria orgânica do solo (SOM e podem ser afetados pela erosão hídrica e compactação depois de seu deflorestamento e agricultura contínua. O objetivo foi determinar a dinâmica da matéria orgânica do solo com capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum L. em um Kandihumult da província de Misiones (Argentina após desmatamento e cultivo contínuo de erva-mate (Ilex paraguaiensis Saint Hil., utilizando a metodologia da abundância natural em carbono 13 (13C e um modelo descritivo. O estudo foi conduzido em três parcelas contíguas de 50 x 100 m. As situações comparadas foram: (a floresta nativa, e (b local com 50 anos de monocultivo intensivo de erva- mate, e (c erva-mate associada com capim-elefante como cultivo de cobertura sob plantio direto. Determinaram-se os conteúdos de carbono (C, de nitrogênio (N e de 13C e a densidade aparente do solo (camadas 0 - 0,05 e 0.05 - 0,15 m e a biomassa da gramínea. Depois de 50 anos de monocultivo de erva-mate, os conteúdos de C e N e a porosidade da camada 0 - 0,15 m da floresta nativa diminuíram em 42, 47 e 23%, respectivamente. Depois de 10 anos de associação erva-mate - capim-elefante, os conteúdos de C e N do solo e na mesma profundidade aumentaram em relação ao monocultivo de erva-mate em 19 e 12%, respectivamente, mas a porosidade não foi modificada. O aporte de C, o 13C e o C orgânico total do solo foram incorporados em um modelo de três compartimentos para avaliar a dinâmica do C proveniente do capim-elefante. A metodologia da abundância natural em 13C permitiu traçar a incorporação do C proveniente do capim-elefante e a perda do C "velho" no solo, e determinar sem ambigüidade os parâmetros do modelo: coeficiente de humificação (k1, coeficiente de mineralização da fração ativa de C (k e o C estável (Cs. Os altos valores de k1 e k preditos pelo modelo foram atribuídos à alta contribuição do sistema radicular do capim-elefante sob

  6. Desempenho ponderal de novilhas mestiças Holandês × Zebu submetidas a duas estratégias de suplementação mineral Ponderal performance of crossbred Holstein × Zebu heifers submitted to two mineral supplementations strategies

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    Felipe Nogueira Domingues

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o desempenho ponderal de novilhas em regime de pastejo rotacionado consumindo dois tipos de suplemento mineral. Utilizaram-se 25 novilhas Holandês × Zebu, 9 como animais reguladores e 16 como animais-prova, divididas em quatro tratamentos: capim-mombaça e sal seletivo (MSS; capim-mombaça e sal comercial (MSC; capim-elefante e sal seletivo (ESS; e capim-elefante e sal comercial (ESC. O ganho médio diário (GMD foi calculado pesando-se os animais-prova a cada 28 dias após jejum alimentar de 16 horas. Foram avaliados os consumos de matéria seca de lâmina foliar verde (CMSLFV e a digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca de lâmina foliar verde (DMSLFV utilizando-se óxido crômico como marcador externo e fibra em detergente neutro indigerível como marcador interno. Foram mensurados os consumos dos suplementos minerais e avaliados os teores de matéria seca, proteína bruta, fibra em detergente neutro e de Ca, P, K, Mg, Na, Cu, Zn, Fe e Mn somente em amostras de lâmina foliar. O delineamento estatístico utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2 × 2 (gramínea e mistura mineral. Cada tratamento foi composto por quatro animais, de modo que cada animal constituiu uma unidade experimental. Apenas os minerais Cu, Na e Zn foram encontrados em quantidades insuficientes nas forrageiras. Os CMSLFV não foram influenciados por nenhuma das variáveis estudadas nem por suas interações. Houve interação sal mineral × gramínea para a DMSLFV. O GMD foi influenciado apenas pelas gramíneas; o desempenho dos animais que consumiram o capim-elefante foi superior. A composição nutricional do capim-elefante foi ligeiramente superior à do capim-mombaça, o que provavelmente proporcionou melhor desempenho aos animais deste tratamento.The ponderal performance of heifers under rotational grazing fed two types mineral supplement was evaluated. A total of 25 heifers Holstein × Zebu, including nine regulator animals and 16

  7. Comportamento ingestivo de vacas em lactação em diferentes sistemas forrageiros Ingestive behavior of dairy cows in different systems fodder

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    Clair Jorge Olivo

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o comportamento alimentar de vacas da raça Holandesa em lactação mantidas em pastagem de misturas de espécies de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum., azevém (Lolium multiflorum Lam. e outras de crescimento espontâneo. Como diferencial destas pastagens, introduziu-se trevo-branco (Trifolium repens L. ou amendoim forrageiro (Arachis pintoi Krapov. & Greg.. Nos meses de julho, agosto e outubro de 2005, foram feitas avaliações em pastejo utilizando-se em cada uma seis vacas entre o segundo e o quinto mês de lactação, observadas nos períodos de 18 às 6 h e de 8 às 16 h, a cada 10 minutos, por dois observadores. Foram observados o tempo de pastejo nas linhas constituídas por capim-elefante (CE, o tempo de pastejo nas espécies estabelecidas na entrelinha e os tempos de pastejo total (pastejo de CE + entrelinha, ruminação e ócio. Também foram avaliados a massa de forragem inicial, o valor nutritivo da forragem ingerida e as condições climáticas do período. O tempo médio de pastejo na entrelinha foi de 4 horas e 9 minutos para o trevo-branco e de 3 horas e 6 minutos para o amendoim forrageiro. O tempo médio de pastejo do capim-elefante não diferiu entre as misturas com trevo-branco (4 horas e 27 minutos e com amendoim forrageiro (5 horas e 51 minutos, assim como os tempos de ruminação e ócio, que também não diferiram entre as espécies associadas. A presença de forrageiras de inverno está associada ao maior tempo de consumo de forragem. A presença de espécies de ciclos diferentes possibilitou que os animais equilibrassem a dieta volumosa.The objetive of this research was to study the eating behavior of lactating Holstein cows grazing mixed species of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum., ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam. and others spontaneous growth species. As differential of these pastures, was introduced white clover (Trifolium repens L. or peanut forage (Arachis pintoi Krapov. & Greg

  8. Chemical Control of Pennesetum Purpureum Laboratory Trials

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    B.N Tripathi

    1977-10-01

    Full Text Available Dichloral urea, diethyl chloracetamide, nitrourea, chloralhydrate, sodium trichloroacetate, sodium borate, ammonium thiocynate, sodium arsenite, arsenic oxide-sulphuric acid mixture, sodium chlorate, maleic hydrazide and the salts containing inorganic ions Cu/sup 2+/, Co/sup 2+/, MoO/sub 4//sup 2-/ and Zn/sup 2+/ were tested in experimental plots for their phytotoxic activity on a hybrid variety of Pennesetum purpureum. Sodium borate (2500 Kg/hectare, Sodium arsenite (250 Kg/hectare and sodium chlorate (1000 Kg/hectare through soil and ammonium thiocyanate (100 Kg/hectare through direct spray function as growth retardants. Arsenic oxide-sulphuric acid (100 : 300 Kg/hectare spray kills the existing leaves. Sodium chlorate (250 Kg/hectare spray exerts phytocidal action on young plants (3 weeks. Maleic hydrazide (50 Kg/hectare exerts permanent growth suppressant action on older plants (height >=1 m and kills the existing leaves of younger plants (height=<0.5 m. Copper sulphate (100 Kg/hectare induces partial drying of existing leaves and cobalt sulphate in the same dose induces yellowing of leaves extending the period of growth beyond the season of maximum growth of the control. Ammonium molybdate and Zinc acetate in the same dose do not exert any perceptible effect.

  9. Optimization of delignification of two Pennisetum grass species by NaOH pretreatment using Taguchi and ANN statistical approach.

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    Mohaptra, Sonali; Dash, Preeti Krishna; Behera, Sudhanshu Shekar; Thatoi, Hrudayanath

    2016-01-01

    In the bioconversion of lignocelluloses for bioethanol, pretreatment seems to be the most important step which improves the elimination of the lignin and hemicelluloses content, exposing cellulose to further hydrolysis. The present study discusses the application of dynamic statistical techniques like the Taguchi method and artificial neural network (ANN) in the optimization of pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomasses such as Hybrid Napier grass (HNG) (Pennisetum purpureum) and Denanath grass (DG) (Pennisetum pedicellatum), using alkali sodium hydroxide. This study analysed and determined a parameter combination with a low number of experiments by using the Taguchi method in which both the substrates can be efficiently pretreated. The optimized parameters obtained from the L16 orthogonal array are soaking time (18 and 26 h), temperature (60°C and 55°C), and alkali concentration (1%) for HNG and DG, respectively. High performance liquid chromatography analysis of the optimized pretreated grass varieties confirmed the presence of glucan (47.94% and 46.50%), xylan (9.35% and 7.95%), arabinan (2.15% and 2.2%), and galactan/mannan (1.44% and 1.52%) for HNG and DG, respectively. Physicochemical characterization studies of native and alkali-pretreated grasses were carried out by scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transformation Infrared spectroscopy which revealed some morphological differences between the native and optimized pretreated samples. Model validation by ANN showed a good agreement between experimental results and the predicted responses.

  10. Reproductive Response of Ewes Fed with Taiwan Grass Hay (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) Supplemented with Duckweed (Lemna sp. and Spirodela sp.)

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    Zetina-Córdoba, P.; Ortega-Cerrilla, M. E.; Sánchez Torres-Esqueda, M. T.; Herrera-Haro, J. G.; Ortega-Jiménez, E.; Reta-Mendiola, J. L.; Vilaboa-Arroniz, J.

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    The effect of duckweed (DW) supplementation was evaluated on dry matter intake (DMI), presence and duration of estrus, percentage of ewes repeating estrus and pregnancy rate, as well as the concentration of progesterone (P4) in multiparous crossbred ewes from Pelibuey, Dorper, and Katahdin breeds, fed with Taiwan grass hay (TWH). Eighteen ewes with 39.7±4 kg mean body weight, kept in individual pens, were randomly assigned to one of the following treatments: T1: TWH, T2: TWH plus 200 g DW, T3: TWH plus 300 g DW. The ewes were synchronized with 40 mg fluorogestone acetate (FGA) and 400 UI equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG). Data were analyzed as a completely randomized design using the GLM procedure. DW supplementation had no effect on dry matter intake (p>0.05); however, a slight decrease of TWH intake was observed as DW supplementation increased. No differences (p>0.05) were found in the beginning of estrus, percentage of ewes presenting it, its duration, or pregnancy rate. There were no differences (p>0.05) on P4 concentration among treatments, or treatmentxperiod interaction (p>0.05). However the period was significant (p<0.01), since the P4 levels increased as time increased after the removal of the FGA device and eCG application. PMID:25049670

  11. Tratamento de compactação do cólon maior em eqüídeos com fluidoterapia enteral Treatment of large colon impaction in equids with enteral fluid therapy

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    Marco Aurélio Ferreira Lopes

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available A eficiência da fluidoterapia por via enteral foi avaliada em 14 eqüídeos (12 eqüinos e dois muares que apresentavam compactação do cólon maior. Os animais tinham entre um ano e meio e 20 anos de idade e todos eram alimentados com capim elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach triturado. O início dos sinais de cólica foi observado no dia do internamento em seis casos, um dia antes em cinco casos, três dias antes em um caso, quatro dias antes em um caso e seis dias antes em um caso. Um cavalo havia sido banhado com amitraz dois dias antes dos primeiros sinais de cólica. Quando foram internados, todos os animais apresentavam desidratação, dor leve a moderada e intermitente, fezes ressecadas e digesta compactada no cólon maior. Onze animais foram medicados com analgésico. Através de sonda nasogástrica foi administrada água a todos os animais. O volume administrado, de cada vez, foi de no máximo 10 litros e o intervalo entre as administrações foi de no mínimo 30 minutos. O volume total administrado a cada animal variou de 60 a 223 litros (média 119,14 litros. Durante o tratamento, o único ali mento fornecido foi ração à base de grãos e suplemento mineral. Diariamente eram feitos dois exames clínicos e todos os animais apresentaram poliúria, redução gradativa do volume abdominal, amolecimento das fezes e remissão dos sinais de desidratação. O tratamento teve a duração de um a cinco dias (média 2,57 dias. Quando a fluidoterapia foi interrompida, nenhum animal apresentava dor abdominal ou compactação do intestino grosso. Concluiu-se que a fluidoterapia enteral foi eficiente no tratamento de compactação do cólon maior em eqüídeos.The efficiency of enteral fluid therapy was checked in 14 equids (12 horses and two mules presenting large colon impaction. The age of the animals ranged from 1.5 to 20 years old. All equids were fed chopped "capim elefante" (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. The first colic signs were

  12. Avaliação da folha e do colmo de topo e base de perfilhos de três gramíneas forrageiras: 2. Anatomia Evaluation of top and bottom leaf and stem fractions from tiller of three forage grasses: 2. Anatomy

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    Domingos Sávio Queiroz

    2000-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO - A proporção de tecidos, o grau de correlação linear desta característica com a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS e sua composição química foram determinadas em seções transversais das frações botânicas, lâmina e bainha foliares e colmo, amostrados no topo e na base de perfilhos de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, cv. Mott, capim-setária (Setaria anceps, cv. kazungula e capim-jaraguá (Hyparrhenia rufa. O capim-jaraguá, com maior proporção de bainha parenquimática dos feixes (BPF na lâmina foliar e de tecido vascular lignificado (TVL e esclerênquima (ESC na lâmina e bainha foliares, apresentou proporção de tecidos menos compatível à de uma forrageira de alto valor nutritivo, em comparação ao capim-elefante e capim-setária. As lâminas foliares caracterizaram-se por apresentar alta proporção de epiderme e baixa proporção de ESC, TVL e células parenquimáticas (CPA em relação à bainha foliar e ao colmo. A proporção de ESC mostrou correlação negativa com a DIVMS da lâmina foliar de topo, do colmo e do total das frações do perfilho. A proporção de CPA correlacionou positivamente com a DIVMS da bainha foliar, r = 0,68, enquanto a proporção de TVL apresentou correlação positiva com a DIVMS, quando todas as frações do perfilho foram consideradas, r = 0,31. As proporções de BPF, TVL e ESC correlacionaram positivamente com os teores de fibra em detergente neutro e fibra em detergente ácido das forrageiras, enquanto as proporções de mesofilo e epiderme apresentaram correlação negativa.ABSTRACT - The tissue proportions, the degree of simple linear correlation of this characteristics with the in vitro dry matter disappearance (IVDMD and their chemical composition were determined in transversal sections of the botanical fractions, leaf blades and sheath and stem sampled from the top and bottom tillers of dwarf elefantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schumach cv. Mott

  13. Cultivo e características nutricionais de Pleurotus em substrato pasteurizado Cultivation and nutritional characteristics of Pleurotus grown in pasteurized substrate

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    Eduardo Bernardi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produtividade, eficiência biológica, massa fresca, composição centesimal dos cogumelos Pleurotus ostreatus (BF24 e Pleurotus sajor-caju (PSC96/03 e PSC01/06 produzidos no substrato capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum pasteurizado e a relação Carbono/Nitrogênio inicial e final do substrato. O substrato seco e particulado a 2 cm foi umedecido por 24 horas e pasteurizado a 100 ºC durante 30 minutos. Adicionaram-se 3% de inóculo de cada linhagem, sendo acondicionado em embalagens de polipropileno com 1 kg cada uma. Os substratos foram incubados a 26 ºC e na fase de frutificação a 23±3 ºC e umidade relativa de 75% a 90%. Na linhagem BF24 observou-se maior massa fresca (281,19g, eficiência biológica (112,46% e produtividade (28,11%. O substrato com relação Carbono:Nitrogênio inicial de 162:1 foi o de menor relação (68:1 após o cultivo do P. sajor-caju (PSC01/06. A linhagem PSC96/03 proporcionou maior teor de proteína em relação às demais, tendo a BF24 maior teor de lipídios. Quanto ao teor de carboidratos e cinzas, nas diferentes espécies e linhagens não houve diferenças significativas; já para a quantidade de fibras, as linhagens BF24 e PSC01/06 foram similares, porém superiores a PSC96/03. As duas espécies de Pleurotus podem ser cultivadas em capim-elefante pasteurizado, suprimindo o processo de compostagem.The objective of this work was to evaluate the productivity, biological efficiency, fresh matter, and centesimal composition of mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (BF24 and Pleurotus sajor-caju (PSC96/03 and PSC01/06 grown in pasteurized elephant grass substrate (Pennisetum purpureum. It was also assessed the initial and final Carbon/Nitrogen ratio. The dried 2-cm-particulate substrate was moist for 24 hours and pasteurized at 100ºC during 30 minutes. Then, it was added 3% of inoculum of each strain. The substrate was placed into 1-kg polypropylene bags. The bags were incubated

  14. Microwave torrefaction of rice straw and Pennisetum.

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    Huang, Y F; Chen, W R; Chiueh, P T; Kuan, W H; Lo, S L

    2012-11-01

    Microwave torrefaction of rice straw and pennisetum was researched in this article. Higher microwave power levels contributed to higher heating rate and reaction temperature, and thus produced the torrefied biomass with higher heating value and lower H/C and O/C ratios. Kinetic parameters were determined with good coefficients of determination, so the microwave torrefaction of biomass might be very close to first-order reaction. Only 150W microwave power levels and 10min processing time were needed to meet about 70% mass yield and 80% energy yield for torrefied biomass. The energy density of torrefied biomass was about 14% higher than that of raw biomass. The byproducts (liquid and gas) possessed about 30% mass and 20% energy of raw biomass, and they can be seen as energy sources for heat or electricity. Microwave torrefaction of biomass could be a competitive technology to employ the least energy and to retain the most bioenergy.

  15. Feeding preference of Diabrotica speciosa (Ger. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae by broccoli leaves from natural, organic and conventional farming systems/ Preferência alimentar de Diabrotica speciosa (Ger. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae por folhas de brócolos cultivado em sistema natural, orgânico e convencional

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    Pedro Manuel O. J. Neves

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Multiple-choice laboratory tests were achieved to compare feeding preference of Diabrotica speciosa (Ger. to leaves of broccoli (Brassica oleraceae L. var. italica from natural, conventional and organic farming systems. Natural farming systems included incorporation of the elephant grass Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher cv. Napier (50 ton/ha, Bokashi compost (1.5 ton/ha and spray of EM 4 (Natural 1, or the incorporation of the Bokashi compost (1.5 ton /ha and spray of EM 4 (Natural 2, and in the conventional, NPK + borax were incorporated in the planting + dressing N and organic compost (1 kg/ plant was incorporated in the organic system. Organic compost was prepared using crop residues of corn (Zea mays L., soybean [Glycine max (L. Mer.], and cattle manure. Leaf discs were collected and placed in cages in multiple-choice tests. Beetles preferred mostly broccoli leaves from conventional farming system than leaves from Natural (1 and 2 and Organic farming systems. Feeding on leaves from Natural 1, Natural 2 and Organic farming system were 68, 67 and 57% of the feeding on leaves from Conventional farming system.Testes de múltipla escola foram realizados para comparar a preferência alimentar de Diabrotica speciosa (Ger. por folhas de brócolos (Brassica oleraceae L. var. italica cultivado em sistema natural, convencional e orgânico. No sistema natural de cultivo houve a incorporação de capim elefante Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher cv. Napier (50 ton/ha, composto Bokashi (1,5 ton/ha e pulverização de EM 4 (Natural 1, ou a incorporação do composto Bokashi (1,5 ton/ha e pulverização do EM 4 (Natural 2, no sistema convencional houve a incorporação do NPK + borax + N em cobertura, e no sistema orgânico incorporouse composto orgânico (1 kg/planta. O composto orgânico foi preparado utilizando-se resíduos de milho (Zea mays L. e soja [Glycine max (L. Mer.] e esterco de gado. Folhas foram retiradas das plantas das quais foram separados

  16. Estudo comparativo de algumas provas funcionais do fluido ruminal e de metabólitos sangüíneos de bovinos e bubalinos A comparative study of some functional exams of the ruminal fluid and of some blood metabolites of cattle and buffaloes

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    José Diomedes Barbosa

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available No fluido ruminal de búfalos e de bovinos da Região Amazônica, alimentados com capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum var. Cameron, foram determinados os seguintes parâmetros: cor, odor, viscosidade, sedimentação, flotação, pH, redução do azul de metileno, fermentação da glicose, acidez total, número total de protozoários, teor de cloretos, redução de nitrito e grupo de bactérias predominantes. No soro sangüíneo também foram avaliados os teores de cloretos, proteínas totais e uréia. A comparação desses dados não resultou em diferenças significativas entre as duas espécies, com exceção do teor de cloretos e do número e distribuição dos protozoários. Nos búfalos, os teores de cloretos foram mais baixos e o número de protozoários foi maior do que o observado em bovinos; adicionalmente nos búfalos predominaram os protozoários pequenos, enquanto em bovinos preponderaram os protozoários grandes.In adult buffaloes and cattle in the Amazonian Region, fed elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, the following values of the ruminal fluid were determined: colour, odor, viscosity, sedimentation, flotation, pH, the reduction of methylene blue, glucose fermentation, total acidity, total number of protozoa, the amount of chlorides, reduction of nitrites and the predominant group of bacteria. In the blood serum, the amounts of chlorides, total proteins and urea were also established. A comparison between the parameters observed in buffaloes and cattle did not show significant differences, with exception of the amount of chlorides and the number and distribution of protozoa. In buffaloes the amount of chlorides was lower and the number of protozoa was higher than those observed in cattle; additionally in buffaloes the small protozoa predominated, to the contrary of cattle, in which the large protozoa predominated.

  17. Studies of Rice Straw, Elephant Grass and Hybrid Pennisetum Silage%稻秸、象草和杂交狼尾草青贮的研究

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    许能祥; 丁成龙; 顾洪如; 程云辉; 侯晓静

    2011-01-01

    为探讨乳酸菌(Lactobacillus plantarum)添加剂对不同原料青贮发酵品质的影响,对水稻(Oryza sativa L.)的2个中粳稻品系(9015,9019)稻秸和2个热带牧草(象草(Pennisetum purpureum ),杂交狼尾草(Pennisetum americanum XP.purpureum))进行了青贮研究.将新鲜稻秸或牧草切碎后添加乳酸菌(0.02g·kg1),同时设对照组(无添加物),袋装青贮45d后取样检测.结果表明:添加乳酸菌的青贮饲料其可溶性碳水化合物(WSC)含量、有机物消化率(IVOMD)、干物质回收率(DMR)、乳酸((LA)含量、乳酸/乙酸( LA/AA)比对照提高;中性洗涤纤维(NDF)含量、酸性洗涤纤维(ADF)含量,pH,氨态氮/总氮(AN/TN)、挥发性脂肪酸(VFAs)含量下降;乳酸菌(LAB)对WSC含量、NDF含量、DMR,IVOMD,LA含量、AN/TN、乙酸(AA)含量、丙酸(PA)含量、IA/AA,VFAs含量影响差异极显著(P<0.01).不同的青贮原料对青贮饲料的营养特性指标、pH,LA含量,AN/TN,LA/ AA,AA含量和VFAs含量影响极显著(P<0.01),杂交狼尾草的青贮品质最佳.添加乳酸菌可以改善青贮饲料的品质,但不同原料间的青贮品质差异较大.%The effects of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) on fermentation quality of different materials were studied. Fresh straws of 2 medium japonica rice lines (9015 and 9019) and 2 tropical forage varieties(elephant grass and Hybrid Pennisetum)were chopped and ensiled with adding or without adding LAB (0.02 g · kg-1 fresh material) . Results show that water soluble carbohydrates (WSC) content, in vitro organic matter digestibility (IVOMD), dry matter recovery (DMR), lactic acid (LA) content, lactic acid / acetic acid (LA/AA)with adding LAB were more increased than those without adding LAB. Neutral detergent fiber (NDF)content, acid detergent fiber (ADF) content, pH, ammonia nitrogen/total nitrogen (AN/TN), volatile fatty acids(VFAs) content with adding LAB were more reduced than those without adding LAB. There were very significant in WSC content

  18. Análise de trilha em caracteres produtivos de Pennisetum sob corte em Itambé, Pernambuco Path analysis in productive characters of Pennisetum under cut in Itambé-PE

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    Mônica Alixandrina da Silva

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se obter estimativas de coeficientes de correlação genética e avaliar os desdobramentos das correlações em efeitos diretos e indiretos (análise de trilha das variáveis independentes explicativas sobre a produção de matéria seca (variável dependente principal em cinco clones de capim-elefante. Foram realizados cinco cortes a cada 60 dias nas condições edafoclimáticas da Zona da Mata de Pernambuco. Cada parcela experimental apresentou 24 m², com 2 m² de área útil. Houve alta correlação entre quase todas as variáveis explicativas e a variável principal. Entretanto, a característica número de lâminas foliares por perfilho explicou melhor o potencial de produção de matéria seca e atuou de forma direta e indireta sobre as variáveis explicativas.This work aimed to estimate the correlation coefficients, determining the direct and indirect effects (path analysis of explanatory independent variables on total dry matter production (main dependent variables of five elephant grass clones in five cuts accomplished at the forest zone of Pernambuco. Each experimental plot measured 24 m² with 2 m² of utile area. There was high correlation between almost all the independent variables and the main variable. The characteristic leaf blade number per tiller, however, explained better the potential of dry matter production and leaf blade dry matter production, acting, respectively, in a direct and indirect way on the explanatory variables.

  19. Bruchid (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) ovicidal phenylbutanoid from Zingiber purpureum.

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    Bandara, K A Nimal P; Kumar, Vijaya; Saxena, Ramesh C; Ramdas, Puthenveetil K

    2005-08-01

    The larvicidal activity of the dichloromethane extract of Zingiber purpureum Roscoe (Zingiberaceae) rhizome against the second instar of Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) is shown to be due to 4-(3',4'-dimethoxyphenyl)buta-1,3-diene. The diene also showed ovicidal activity against the bruchid Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Most of the eggs laid by bruchids on treated cowpea seeds were transparent, and very few of them contained developing embryos. The few larvae produced from these embryos were unable to penetrate the seed coat and enter the seed. Similar effects were seen when adults were exposed to the compound and then placed on untreated cowpea seeds, suggesting that a new type of maternally mediated ovicidal effect was involved. Coated and impregnated granular formulations of the extract were evaluated for use in the control of bruchid infestation of stored cowpea seeds. Coated granules showed activity similar to that of the crude extract but were found to lose activity rapidly. Impregnated granules were found to be less active than the crude extract.

  20. Light acclimation in Porphyridium purpureum (Rhodophyta): Growth, photosynthesis, and phycobilisomes

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    Levy, I.; Gantt, E. (Smithsonian Institution, WA (USA))

    1988-12-01

    Acclimation to three photon flux densities 10, 35, 180 {mu}E{center dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center dot}s{sup {minus}1} was determined in laboratory cultures of Porphyridium purpureum Bory, Drew and Ross. Cultures grown at low, medium, and high PPFDs had compensation points of <3, 6, and 20 {mu}E{center dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center dot}s{sup {minus}1}, respectively, and saturating irradiances in the initial log phase of 90, 115, 175 {mu}E{center dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center dot}s{sup {minus}1} and up to 240 {mu}E{center dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center dot}s{sup {minus}1} in late log phase. High light cells had the smallest photosynthetic unit size (phycobiliproteins plus chlorophyll), the highest photosynthetic capacity, and the highest growth rates. Photosystem I reaction centers (P700) per cell remained proportional to chlorophyll at ca. 110 chl/P700. However, phycobiliprotein content decreased as did the phycobilisome number (ca. 50%) in high light cells, whereas the phycobilisome size remained the same as in medium and low light cells. We concluded that acclimation of this red alga to varied PPFDs was manifested by the plasticity of the photosystem II antennae with little, if any, affect noted on photosystem I.

  1. Evolution of the apomixis transmitting chromosome in Pennisetum

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    Yamada-Akiyama Hitomi

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Apomixis is an intriguing trait in plants that results in maternal clones through seed reproduction. Apomixis is an elusive, but potentially revolutionary, trait for plant breeding and hybrid seed production. Recent studies arguing that apomicts are not evolutionary dead ends have generated further interest in the evolution of asexual flowering plants. Results In the present study, we investigate karyotypic variation in a single chromosome responsible for transmitting apomixis, the Apospory-Specific Genomic Region carrier chromosome, in relation to species phylogeny in the genera Pennisetum and Cenchrus. A 1 kb region from the 3' end of the ndhF gene and a 900 bp region from trnL-F were sequenced from 12 apomictic and eight sexual species in the genus Pennisetum and allied genus Cenchrus. An 800 bp region from the Apospory-Specific Genomic Region also was sequenced from the 12 apomicts. Molecular cytological analysis was conducted in sixteen Pennisetum and two Cenchrus species. Our results indicate that the Apospory-Specific Genomic Region is shared by all apomictic species while it is absent from all sexual species or cytotypes. Contrary to our previous observations in Pennisetum squamulatum and Cenchrus ciliaris, retrotransposon sequences of the Opie-2-like family were not closely associated with the Apospory-Specific Genomic Region in all apomictic species, suggesting that they may have been accumulated after the Apospory-Specific Genomic Region originated. Conclusions Given that phylogenetic analysis merged Cenchrus and newly investigated Pennisetum species into a single clade containing a terminal cluster of Cenchrus apomicts, the presumed monophyletic origin of Cenchrus is supported. The Apospory-Specific Genomic Region likely preceded speciation in Cenchrus and its lateral transfer through hybridization and subsequent chromosome repatterning may have contributed to further speciation in the two genera.

  2. Ecotypic variation in Cystoclonium purpureum (Rhodophyta) synchronizes life history events in different regions

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    Molenaar, F.J; Breeman, Arno; Venekamp, L.A.H.

    1996-01-01

    Temperature and daylength responses were determined in culture for isolates of the red alga Cystoclonium purpureum (Hudson) Batters from Nova Scotia (NS, Canada), Helgoland (HE, Germany), and Roscoff (RO, France). Most isolates survived temperatures of -1.5 degrees/-2 degrees to 23 degrees C, wherea

  3. Efecto de dos inhibidores de la nitrificación sobre la concentración de nitratos en pasto elefante (pennisetum purpureum schum.)

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    Sánchez G. Hugo; Muñoz Q. César A.; Grajales L. Henry A.

    2010-01-01

    Se compararon dos inhibidores de la nitrificación (Sulfatiazol, N- Serve) y las tendencias de la conversión de amonio a nitrato en el suelo y la concentración de este ión en el pasto según la fuente (Urea, Nitrón 26) y las dosis de nitrógeno (100, 200 kg/ha). Las concentraciones de nitratos en los suelos y en el tejido vegetal tendieron a incrementarse a medida que aumentaban los niveles de fertilización. La efectividad de los inhibidores se encuentra determinada por los niveles de fertilizac...

  4. Nitrogen and age on the quality of elephant grass for agroenergy purpose grown in OxisolNitrogênio e idade de corte na qualidade da biomassa de capimelefante para fins agroenergéticos cultivado em Latossolo

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    Rilner Alves Flores

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays one of the major challenge for research is the production of alternative agrifuels energy material derived from plant biomass. Allied to this, the proper management of nitrogen, becomes fundamental for productivity gains and improvement in quality of elephant grass biomass. Thus, the objective was to evaluate the effect of nitrogen fertilization and plant age effect on the quality of elephant grass biomass for energy purposes. The experiment was performed with genotype Paraíso, grown in a dystrophic Oxisol in the southern state of Tocantins. The design was randomized blocks with subdivided plots, situating plots as nitrogen rates (0, 50, 100 and 150 kg ha-1 and the subplots cutting age (120, 150 and 180 days after planting four replicates. We evaluated the relationship carbon/nitrogen (C:N and leaf/stem (L:S, levels of neutral detergent fiber (NDF and ash contents in dry biomass produced. The application of nitrogen increased by 12% to C:N ratio of the plant. The advanced age of cut forage was increased 9% in the C:N plant, however, decreased by 12 and 14% levels of ash produced in the stem and leaves, respectively. The production of elephant grass for agrifuels is feasible with management system proposed, quality characteristics desirable, such as high C:N ratio, above 40% and higt fiber content, above 50%. Atualmente um dos grandes desafios para a pesquisa de agroenergia é a produção de material energético alternativo derivado da biomassa vegetal. Aliado a isso, o manejo adequado do nitrogênio, torna-se fundamental para obter ganhos de produtividade e melhoria na qualidade da biomassa de capim-elefante. Desse modo, objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da adubação nitrogenada e da idade de corte do capimelefante (Pennisetum purpureum na qualidade da biomassa da forrageira para fins agroenergéticos. O experimento foi realizado com o genótipo Paraíso, cultivado em um Latossolo Vermelho Amarelo distrófico no sul do Estado de

  5. Seletividade do atrazine à cultura do milheto (Pennisetum glaucum Atrazine selectivity in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum

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    H.A. Dan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O milheto é uma espécie de destaque entre aquelas cultivadas em sucessão na região dos cerrados brasileiros. Embora o herbicida atrazine apresente potencial para ser utilizado nessa cultura, pouco tem sido feito para determinar a suscetibilidade dessa espécie em função do seu estádio de desenvolvimento no momento de aplicação. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a seletividade do herbicida atrazine à cultura do milheto (Pennisetum glaucum, determinando a dosagem máxima de aplicação e os estádios da cultura que apresentem menor sensibilidade. Foram realizados dois ensaios em casa de vegetação, onde se determinou primeiramente a seletividade do herbicida para os cultivares ADR-300, ADR-500 e ADR-7010. Posteriormente, o cultivar ADR-500 foi avaliado em condições de dose-resposta do atrazine, em função do estádio fenológico de desenvolvimento. Este experimento foi realizado no delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 5 x 3, com quatro repetições, correspondendo a cinco doses de atrazine: 0; 0,5; 1,5; 2,5 e 4,0 kg de i.a. ha-1, aplicadas em três estádios de crescimento do milheto (duas, quatro e oito folhas expandidas. O cultivar ADR-500 apresentou a maior suscetibilidade entre os avaliados. Aplicações realizadas nos estádios mais precoces de crescimento do milheto promoveram os maiores níveis de intoxicação, redução do número de afílhos e do acúmulo de biomassa seca da parte aérea. Esses resultados intensificaram-se com o incremento da dose de atrazine. Com relação à massa da espiga, doses inferiores a 1,5 kg ha-1 não prejudicaram significativamente essa variável, independentemente do estádio de aplicação. É possível concluir que doses inferiores a 1,5 kg ha-1 de atrazine podem ser usadas de forma segura na cultura do milheto quando as plantas apresentarem quatro ou mais folhas no momento da aplicação.Pearl millet is an important species cultivated in succession in the Brazilian

  6. Breeding increases the efficacy of Chondrostereum purpureum in the sprout control of birch.

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    Leena Hamberg

    Full Text Available We tested whether the pairing of selected isolates could be used to increase the efficiency of a decay fungus Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers. Ex Fr. Pouzar to control hardwood sprouting in Finland. We paired C. purpureum strains efficient in sprout control or highly active in laccase production, and tested the efficacy of their progeny in spout control experiments. This procedure resulted in a strain with an efficacy superior to that of the parental strains. The mortality of birch (Betula pendula Roth. and B. pubescens Ehrh. 1 cm in stump diameter was 78%, 56% and 9% for the best progeny, the best parental strain and the control, respectively. Mortality was only slightly higher for B. pendula than for B. pubescens but no significant differences were found between the number or maximum height of stump sprouts. Our results showed that cross breeding of this decay fungus is a good alternative in attempts to produce efficient biocontrol agents against hardwood sprouting.

  7. The efficacy of six elite isolates of the fungus Chondrostereum purpureum against the sprouting of European aspen.

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    Hamberg, Leena; Hantula, Jarkko

    2016-04-15

    The sprouting of broad-leaved trees after cutting is problematic in forest regeneration areas, along roads and railways, under electric power and above gas pipe lines. In Finland, one of the most difficult species to control in these areas is the European aspen (Populus tremula), which produces both stump sprouts and root suckers after saplings have been cut. In this study, we investigated whether a decay fungus of broad-leaved trees, Chondrostereum purpureum, could be used as a biological control agent against aspen sprouting. The efficacy of six elite strains of C. purpureum (improved earlier in a breeding process) was investigated on aspen for three years. The most efficient C. purpureum strain, R53, tested earlier on birch (Betula pendula and B. pubescens), was efficient in causing mortality of aspen stumps and preventing the development of root suckers. With this strain, stump mortality was 78%, while significantly lower in control stumps which were cut only (47%). Aspen trees in the vicinity of the treatments (within a 10 m radius around each sapling) decreased the efficacy of C. purpureum. This study shows that the decay fungus C. purpureum can successfully be used in the sprout control of aspen saplings.

  8. Short communication. A review on the efficacy tests and risk analyses conducted on Chondrostereum purpureum, a potential biocontrol agent, in Finland

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    Hantula, J.; Hamberg, L.; Vartiamaki, H.; Korhonen, K.; Uotila, A.

    2012-11-01

    Hardwood sprouting is a problem in forest regeneration areas, under electric lines, on roadsides and railways. In Finland, isolates of Chondrostereum purpureum were screened by field experiments for their efficiency to control sprouting. The proportion of dead stumps with the best isolates exceeded 80% on birch (Betula pendula and B. pubescens), and C. purpureum was also found to affect the sprouting of aspen (Populus tremula) and rowan (Sorbus aucuparia). The risks of C. purpureum based biocontrol were evaluated by population genetic analysis. It showed that C. purpureum is a geographically undifferentiated species that does not reproduce clonally. The risk of infection of non-target trees was found to be highest in early spring. These findings suggest that the risks of using C. purpureum in biocontrol are small. (Author) 36 refs.

  9. Produtividade do Capim-Cameroon estabelecida em duas classes de solos e submetido a doses crescentes de nitrogênio no norte tocantinense = Production of Cameroon grass in two soil classes with increasing nitrogen levels in the north of Tocantins State, Brazil

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    Rossini Sôffa da Cruz

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de avaliar o capim-elefante cv. Cameroon em função de doses de N em diferentes solos. Foi utilizado o delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado em fatorial 5 x 2, sendo cinco doses de nitrogênio (0, 30, 60, 90, e 150 kg de N ha-1, testadas em duas classes de solo (Argissolo Vermelhoeutroférrico típico e Neossolo Quartzarênico órtico típico, com quatro repetições. Os parâmetros avaliados foram: altura da planta, perfilhos, massa por perfilho, relação folha: colmo, matéria seca e pH do solo. Houve resposta positiva para ambos os solos, sendo amelhor resposta para o Argissolo. A massa dos perfilhos em gramas mostra efeito linear em função dos níveis de N e no Neossolo não houve diferença entre os tratamentos. O aumento da massa individual de perfilhos teve maior efeito na massa seca total. A adubaçãoN promoveu acidificação linear decrescente maior no Argissolo. O desenvolvimento do capim, em função dos níveis crescentes de N apresentou resposta positiva para ambos os solos, sendo melhor para o Argissolo em comparação ao Neossolo.The development of elephant grass at increasing nitrogen rates in two soil classes was evaluated. A totally randomized 5 x 2 design, with five nitrogen levels (0, 30, 60, 90, and 150 kg N ha-1, in two classes of soil (Oxisol and Entisol, with four repetitions, was employed. Evaluated parameters consisted of plant height, tillers, mass per tiller, leaf:stem ratio, dry matter and pH of soil. Althoughthe production of Pennisetum purpureum was positive for both types of soil, best response occurred in Oxisol. Whereas mass (in grams of the tillers had a linear effect according to nitrogen rates, there was no difference between treatments in Entisol. Increase of tillers’mass had the highest effect on total dry mass. Nitrogen fertilization promoted highest decreasing acidification in Ultisol. Due to increasing levels of nitrogen the development of

  10. Produtividade do Capim-Cameroon estabelecida em duas classes de solos e submetido a doses crescentes de nitrogênio no norte tocantinense - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i4.6209 Production of Cameroon grass in two soil classes with increasing nitrogen levels in the north of Tocantins State, Brazil - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i4.6209

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    Diego Camargo Caraça

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de avaliar o capim-elefante cv. Cameroon em função de doses de N em diferentes solos. Foi utilizado o delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado em fatorial 5 x 2, sendo cinco doses de nitrogênio (0, 30, 60, 90, e 150 kg de N ha-1, testadas em duas classes de solo (Argissolo Vermelho eutroférrico típico e Neossolo Quartzarênico órtico típico, com quatro repetições. Os parâmetros avaliados foram: altura da planta, perfilhos, massa por perfilho, relação folha: colmo, matéria seca e pH do solo. Houve resposta positiva para ambos os solos, sendo a melhor resposta para o Argissolo. A massa dos perfilhos em gramas mostra efeito linear em função dos níveis de N e no Neossolo não houve diferença entre os tratamentos. O aumento da massa individual de perfilhos teve maior efeito na massa seca total. A adubação N promoveu acidificação linear decrescente maior no Argissolo. O desenvolvimento do capim, em função dos níveis crescentes de N apresentou resposta positiva para ambos os solos, sendo melhor para o Argissolo em comparação ao Neossolo.The development of elephant grass at increasing nitrogen rates in two soil classes was evaluated. A totally randomized 5 x 2 design, with five nitrogen levels (0, 30, 60, 90, and 150 kg N ha-1, in two classes of soil (Oxisol and Entisol, with four repetitions, was employed. Evaluated parameters consisted of plant height, tillers, mass per tiller, leaf:stem ratio, dry matter and pH of soil. Although the production of Pennisetum purpureum was positive for both types of soil, best response occurred in Oxisol. Whereas mass (in grams of the tillers had a linear effect according to nitrogen rates, there was no difference between treatments in Entisol. Increase of tillers’ mass had the highest effect on total dry mass. Nitrogen fertilization promoted highest decreasing acidification in Ultisol. Due to increasing levels of nitrogen the development

  11. Plantas úteis para revestimento do solo: II - Gramíneas de porte médio e grande

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    F. M. Aires de Alencar

    1952-12-01

    Full Text Available Preliminary results have been obtained on the development of 11 types of grasses with average height varying from 0.70 to 1.15 m and from 11 other types with average height from 1.30 to 5.00 m. From plots with an area of 25 m², from the collection of useful plants of the Soil Conservation Department of the Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, one sample of the plants was taken for each plot the sampled area being of 0,50 and 1.00 m², for the grasses of medium and large size, respectively. The above-ground parts of the plants were cut at the heights of 80, 26, 8, 2 and 0 cm (ground level respectively and determinations were made of the weight and volume of each portion of the plants under investigation. The results obtained are presented in tables 1 to 3. The underground parts of the grasses were studied in the same areas where the aerial parts were cut. Blocks of soil were taken with depths of 2, 8, 26 and 80 cm. The underground portions of the plants in each block were separated by the dry method, using wire screen, their weight and volume being determined (table 1 to 3. The soil particles holding capacity of each species of grass was determined by adding to the weight of the above-ground part at the lowest cut (block Aa the weight of the underground portion found at the first block (block Ba, table 2 and 3. It has been observed that among the medium sized grasses the capim chorão (Eragrostis curvula Nees var. valida Stapf, capim de boi (Setaria poiretiana Kunth, capim Araguai (Paspalum fasdculatum Willd. and capim de planta (Panicum purpurascens Raddi and among the taller grasses the capim sempre-verde (Panicum maximum Jacq. var. gongylodes, capim elefante Merker, Napier and AxB (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. as well as capim vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides Nash, seem to be more promissing for holding the soil particles and more useful for soil conservation purposes.

  12. Phosphate limitation promotes unsaturated fatty acids and arachidonic acid biosynthesis by microalgae Porphyridium purpureum.

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    Su, Gaomin; Jiao, Kailin; Li, Zheng; Guo, Xiaoyi; Chang, Jingyu; Ndikubwimana, Theoneste; Sun, Yong; Zeng, Xianhai; Lu, Yinghua; Lin, Lu

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    Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are highly appreciated on their nutritive value for human health and aquaculture. P. purpureum, one of the red microalgae acknowledged as a promising accumulator of ARA, was chosen as the target algae in the present research. Effects of sodium bicarbonate (0.04-1.2 g/L), temperature (25, 30 and 33 °C) and phosphate (0.00-0.14 g/L) on biomass yield, total fatty acids (TFA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) accumulation were investigated systemically. NaHCO3 dose of 0.8 g/L and moderate temperature of 30 °C were preferred. In addition, TFA and ARA production were significantly enhanced by an appropriate concentration of phosphate, and the highest TFA yield of 666.38 mg/L and ARA yield of 159.74 mg/L were obtained at a phosphate concentration of 0.035 g/L. Interestingly, with phosphate concentration continuing to fall, UFA/TFA and ARA/EPA ratios were increased accordingly, suggesting that phosphate limitation promoted unsaturated fatty acids and arachidonic acid biosynthesis. Low concentration of phosphate may be favored to increase the enzymatic activities of ∆6-desaturase, which played a key role in catalyzing the conversion of C16:0 to C18:2, and thus the selectivity of UFA increased. Meanwhile, the increase of ARA selectivity could be attributed to ω6 pathway promotion and ∆17-desaturase activity inhibition with phosphate limitation. Phosphate limitation strategy enhanced unsaturated fatty acids and ARA biosynthesis in P. purpureum, and can be applied in commercial scale manufacturing and commercialization of ARA.

  13. Induction of segmental interchanges in pearl millet (Pennisetum typhides).

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    Lal, J; Srinivasachar, D

    1979-01-01

    Dry seeds of two varieties of Pennisetum typhoides (2n=14), 'Tift 23-B' and 'Bil-3B', were treated with gamma rays, diethyl sulphate (DES) and ethylene imine (EI) at their approximate LD50 dosages and the pollen mother cells of the M1 (first generation immediately after the seed treatment) plants were analysed at diakinesis for multivalent configurations resulting from segmental interchanges. While quadrivalents and trivalents were commonly found in all the mutagenic treatments, hexavalents were seen in the gamma-ray treatment only. Ring quadrivalents were common in all the treatments and their frequency was higher in gamma-ray treatment than in the treatments with the chemical mutagens of which EI produced more quadrivalents than DES. The variety 'BIL3B' was more responsive to all the mutagens used than 'Tift-23B' in which, excepting in gamma-ray treatment, no multivalents were observed in EI and DES treatments.The quadrivalents induced by different mutagens were of different types involving different chromosomes, indicating some kind of specificity of the mutagens in causing chromosome breaks. Thus, in EI-induced quadrivalents the nucleolar chromosome, the shortest chromosome of the complement, was involved, whereas in the case of DES and gamma rays it was the longest chromosome of the complement that was involved in the quadrivalent. Apparently the breaks must have been produced in different chromosomes preferentially.Self-pollinated seeds of two heterozygotes whose interchanges were induced by EI and gamma rays were given a second cycle treatment with gamma rays, again at the LD50 dosage (35 kR), and interchange stocks involving different chromosomes, up to a maximum of eight chromosomes were realized. Alternate use of EI and gamma rays offered better possibilities of obtaining inter-change heterozygotes involving more, if not all, chromosomes in a ring than two successive treatments with gamma rays alone.

  14. Consumo de forragem e desempenho de vacas Holandesas sob pastejo em gramíneas tropicais - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v29i3.549 Forage intake and performance of Holstein lactating cows fed on tropical grassland pastures - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v29i3.549

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    Daniel Portella Montardo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a estrutura das pastagens de Capim Elefante Anão (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Mott (CEA e Tifton 85 (Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon nlemfuensis (T85 e sua relação com o consumo de forragem e desempenho de vacas em lactação. O experimento foi conduzido no ano agrícola de 2004/05, em área da Escola Estadual Técnica Celeste Gobbato, em Palmeira das Missões, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Foram utilizadas 12 vacas-teste da raça Holandesa, alimentadas exclusivamente com as pastagens, em pastejo contínuo, distribuídas em dois piquetes por tratamento. As densidades de forragem foram mais altas no T85 que no CEA, em função da maior produção de forragem. Os estratos do dossel forrageiro mais acessíveis ao consumo pelos animais (acima de 20 e 10 cm de altura para CEA e T85, respectivamente apresentaram estruturas distintas, mas o consumo de forragem e a produção de leite foram semelhantes entre os tratamentos. A composição química destas camadas foi similar à das respectivas simulações de pastejo em ambas forrageiras, indicando a determinação da composição química nos estratos mais acessíveis ao pastejo como ferramenta útil nas inferências sobre a qualidade da forragem potencialmente consumível. Pastagens tropicais podem proporcionar produções de leite acima de 17 kg vaca-1 dia-1, mesmo sem uso de suplementação.The structure of Dwarf Elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Mott (DEG and Tifton 85 (Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon nlemfuensis (T85 pastures and its relation with forage intake and the performance of lactating cows were evaluated. The trial was conducted in the growth season of 2004/05, in an area belonging to the Celeste Gobbato State Technical School, in the city of Palmeira das Missões, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Twelve Holstein cows were used as testers, fed exclusively on pasture under continuous grazing, in two paddocks per treatment. Forage density was higher on T85 than in

  15. Produtividade de sistemas forrageiros consorciados com amendoim forrageiro ou trevo vermelho Productivity of pastures-based systems mixed to forage peanut or red clover

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    Ricardo Lima de Azevedo Junior

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar três sistemas forrageiros (SF com capim elefante (CE Pennisetum purpureum Schum., cv. 'MerckeronPinda' + espécies de crescimento espontâneo (ECE + azevém anual (AZ Lolium multiflorum Lam., cv. 'Comum', como SF1; CE + ECE + AZ + amendoim forrageiro (AF Arachis pintoi Krap. e Greg., cv. 'Amarillo', como SF2; e CE + ECE + AZ + trevo vermelho (TV Trifolium pratense L., cv. 'Estanzoela 116', como SF3. O CE foi estabelecido em linhas afastadas a cada 4m. O azevém anual foi estabelecido entre as linhas do CE durante o período hibernal; o TV foi semeado e o AF foi preservado nos respectivos tratamentos. Para avaliação, foram usadas vacas da raça Holandesa que receberam 5,5kg dia-1 como complemento alimentar. Foram avaliadas a taxa de acúmulo diário de matéria seca (TA, a massa de forragem desaparecida (MFD, a matéria seca desaparecida com base em 100kg de peso vivo (MSD e a produção de forragem (PF, as composições botânica e estrutural do CE. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com três tratamentos (SF e duas repetições (piquetes em parcelas subdivididas no tempo (pastejo. Durante o período experimental (341 dias, foram efetuados nove ciclos de pastejo. Os valores médios de TA, MFD, MSD e PF foram de 53,16kg ha-1; 36,13%; 2,77kg de matéria seca por 100kg de peso vivo e 17,80t ha-1. Para a variável ECE, houve aumento significativo no SF1. Considerando a carga animal, o SF3 apresentou melhor desempenho.The objective of this research was to evaluate of tree pasture-based systems (PS with elephantgrass (EG Pennisetum purpureum Schum., cv. 'Merckeron Pinda' + spontaneous growing species (SGS, annual ryegrass (RG Lolium multiflorum Lam., cv. 'Comum', for PS1; EG + SGS + forage peanut (FP Arachis pintoi Krap. e Greg., cv. 'Amarillo', for PS2; and EG + SGS + RG + red clover (RC Trifolium pratense L., cv. 'Estanzoela 116', for PS3. EG was planted in lines with a distance of 4m

  16. Efeito do uso de diferentes compostos na produção de tomate (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill em cultivo orgânico

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    M. S. Teodoro

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar, em condições de casa de vegetação, a influência de cinco compostos orgânicos na adubação de plantio e de cobertura de tomate híbrido do tipo Caqui. O delineamento experimental adotado foi o de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Foram avaliados cinco tratamentos, contendo biomassa vegetal provenientes do banco de leguminosas da Embrapa Meio-Norte. As leguminosas utilizadas na confecção dos compostos foram o guandu Cultivar Fava Larga (Cajanus cajan, a Crotalária juncea (Crotalaria juncea L., a Leucena (Leucaena leucocephala, a Gliricídia (Gliricidia sepium e a Mucuna preta (Mucuna aterrima. A gramínea utilizada foi o capim elefante (Pennisetum purpureum. Os frutos do tomate começaram a ser colhidos no início do amadurecimento, por volta de 70 a 120 dias após o transplantio. Avaliaram-se a produção total de frutos (PTF, produção de frutos comerciais (PFC, número total de frutos (NTF, número de frutos comerciais (NFC, peso médio de frutos comerciais (PMFC e diâmetro médio de frutos (DMF. Foram registradas ocorrências de pragas nas condições experimentais, detectando-se a presença de nematóides (Meloydogines spp e cochonilha (Maconellicoccus hirsutus. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos estudados, entretanto, o tratamento 2 foi o que se destacou quanto as variáveis analisadas, principalmente para PTF (54,5 t/ha e PFC (49,6 t/ha. Concluiu-se que o uso de compostos orgânicos com palhadas de leguminosas e gramíneas é uma alternativa técnica e economicamente viável, podendo reduzir o uso integral do esterco bovino na adubação de plantio e de cobertura do tomate produzido no sistema orgânico.Effect of the use of different compounds in the production of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill in organic farmingAbstract: - The purpose of this study was to evaluate, in greenhouse conditions, the influence of five organic compounds on fertilizing

  17. Método alternativo para cálculo da temperatura base de gramíneas forrageiras Alternate method to compute the base temperature of forage grasses

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    Nilson Augusto Villa Nova

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento da temperatura abaixo da qual o crescimento das plantas cessa, a temperatura base (Tb, é de grande importância na avaliação do potencial produtivo de um recurso vegetal em uma determinada área e na correta inserção de uma cultura em um sistema de produção, em especial no caso de espécies forrageiras perenes. Objetivou-se, no presente trabalho, avaliar um novo método para a determinação dessa temperatura base, usando não apenas a temperatura média do ar, mas também o fotoperíodo na forma de uma variável climática denominada de unidade fototérmica (UF como variável preditora da Tb. Usando-se dois ciclos de rebrotação e as suas respectivas quantidades de forragem acumulada, pode-se calcular o valor da Tb se as relações entre produção de forragem e acúmulo de UFs em cada período forem as mesmas. Dados de produtividade de duas diferentes espécies forrageiras, capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Napier e grama-estrela (Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst var nlemfuensis cv. Florico, provenientes de dois diferentes experimentos, foram usados para avaliar o método de cálculo proposto, obtendo-se valores de Tb de 15 e 12°C para as duas espécies, respectivamente. Esses valores são consistentes com os apresentados na literatura, o que comprova a eficiência do método proposto.The assessment of the temperature below which plant growth ceases, known as base temperature (Tb is key in for establishing the potential yield of a plant resource at a given location, and for quantifying the fitness of a given crop for a given production system. Whereas this is widely recognized, it is especially true in the case of perennial crops such as many of the forage species. This present study was aimed at developing, evaluating, and proposing a new methodological approach for the calculation of the Tb of forage crops, using both temperature and daylength, as a climatic variable named photothermal unit (PU. By using

  18. Eficiência bioeconômica de cordeiros F1 Dorper x Santa Inês para produção de carne Bioeconomic efficiency of F1 Dorper x Santa Inês lambs for meet production

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    Nelson Nogueira Barros

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência bioeconômica de cordeiros F1 Dorper x Santa Inês para produção de carne. Analisou-se o desempenho de ovinos ½ sangue Dorper x ½ sangue Santa Inês, nas fases de cria e de acabamento. A fase de produção das crias foi realizada em caatinga nativa e a fase de acabamento em confinamento. As matrizes foram suplementadas nos últimos 50 dias de prenhez e nos primeiros 30 dias de lactação. As crias foram desmamadas aos 70 dias de idade, divididas em três lotes e confinadas, alimentadas com capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum ad libitum e concentrado na proporção de 1,5%, 2,5% e 3,5% do peso vivo, respectivamente. O sexo não exerceu influência sobre os pesos no nascimento, no desmame, nem sobre o ganho em peso até o desmame. Não foi observada influência do sexo sobre os pesos e os ganhos em peso aos 30 e 50 dias de confinamento. Nas fases de produção e acabamento em confinamento, os animais de nascimento simples foram superiores aos de nascimento duplo quanto a essas variáveis. Houve efeito linear significativo para peso e ganho em peso aos 30 e 50 dias de confinamento. Os três níveis de uso de concentrado foram economicamente viáveis. As margens brutas de peso vivo, por kg de cordeiro produzido, foram de R$ 0,26 kg-1, R$ 0,30 kg-1 e R$ 0,36 kg-1 para concentrados a 1,5%, 2,5% e 3,5% do peso vivo, respectivamente. Os melhores resultados econômicos foram obtidos quando o nível de concentrado foi de 3,5% do peso vivo.The objective of this work was to evaluate bioeconomic efficiency of F1 Dorper x Santa Inês lambs for meet production. Performance of F1 Dorper x Santa Inês lambs in raising and fattening phases was analyzed. The production phase of lambs was realized in native pastures ("caatinga" and the finishing phase was in confinement. The ewes were supplemented during the last 50 days of pregnancy and the first 30 days of lactation. Lambs were weaned at 70 days of age

  19. Influência do grão de sorgo como fonte de amido em ovinos alimentados com feno: parâmetros plasmáticos Influence of sorghum grain as a source of starch in sheep fed hay: plasma parameters

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    Jorge López

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho experimental foi verificar a influência de diferentes níveis de grão de sorgo, como fonte de amido, nos parâmetros plasmáticos em ovinos alimentados com feno de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. O sorgo foi utilizado em quatro níveis na dieta: 0, 15, 30 e 45%. Foram usados 12 ovinos machos castrados distribuídos em quatro tratamentos com três repetições. Foram coletadas seis amostras de sangue por animal logo antes da refeição da manhã (hora zero e 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 e 8 horas após. O delineamento experimental foi o completamente casualizado. A 1ª hora após a refeição apresentou a maior concentração plasmática de uréia (53,3 mg/100 mL e foi superior à 6ª e 8ª hora (49,5 e 49,3 mg/100 mL. A maior concentração de uréia no plasma coincidiu com a maior concentração de amônia no líquido ruminal. O tratamento com 30% de sorgo na dieta apresentou concentração plasmática de glicose de 81,0 mg/100 mL e foi superior ao tratamento testemunha (60,4 mg/100 mL. A concentração de insulina variou entre tratamentos para cada hora de coleta após a refeição, de acordo com os níveis de sorgo na dieta. O tratamento com 45% de sorgo apresentou a maior concentração do hormônio no plasma. Observou-se para todos os tratamentos um pico de produção do hormônio na 4ª hora após a refeição.The objective of this experimental work was to evaluate the influence of different levels of sorghum grain, as a source of starch, on the plasma parameters of sheep fed elephant grass hay (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. Sorghum grain was included in the diet at four levels: 0, 15, 30 e 45%. Twelve castrated male sheep were assigned to four treatments with three replicates. Six samples of blood per animal were collected just before the morning feeding (zero hour and after 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 hours. A completely randomized design was used. The first hour after feeding showed the highest plasma concentration of

  20. A revision of Cenchrus incl. Pennisetum (Gramineae) in Malesia with some general nomenclatural notes

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    Veldkamp, J.F.

    2014-01-01

    Recent molecular research has confirmed that Cenchrus and Pennisetum (Gramineae) should be united. For nomenclatural, not practical, reasons, Cenchrus is accepted as the correct name. In Malesia there are 16 species. A key, descriptions, and notes are provided. Observations on the nomenclature are g

  1. Seleção de plantas para fitorremediação de solos contaminados com picloram Plant selection for phytoremediation of soils contaminated with picloram

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    M.L. Carmo

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Uma das primeiras etapas quando se inicia um programa de fitorremediação de herbicidas é a avaliação da tolerância das espécies vegetais selecionadas ao respectivo contaminante. Registrado para uso no Brasil, o picloram apresenta elevada persistência no solo, podendo causar problemas de carryover e de contaminação de águas subterrâneas. Em decorrência disso, objetivou-se com este trabalho selecionar espécies que apresentem tolerância à presença do picloram no solo, para utilização futura em programas de fitorremediação de solos contaminados com este herbicida. O experimento foi realizado no período de outubro a dezembro de 2005, em casa de vegetação em Rio Verde/GO. Os tratamentos foram compostos pela combinação entre 19 espécies vegetais [Brachiaria brizantha (cv. Marandu; Brachiaria brizantha (cv. MG-5 Vitória; Brachiaria brizantha (cv. Mulato; Brachiaria decumbens; Brachiaria humidicola; Brachiaria ruziziensis; Panicum maximum (cv. Massai; Panicum maximum (cv. Mombaça; Panicum maximum (cv. Tanzânia; Pennisetum purpureum x Pennisetum glaucum - capim-elefante (cv. Paraíso; Eleusine coracana - capim-pé-de-galinha-gigante; Pennisetum glaucum - milheto (cv. ADR-300; Pennisetum glaucum - milheto (cv. ADR-500; Sorghum bicolor x Sorghum sudanense - Cover Crop; Sorghum bicolor x Sorghum sudanense sorgo (cv. Jumbo; Paspalum atratum - capim-pojuca; Zea mays - milho (híbrido Coodetec 208; Canavalia ensiformis - feijão-de-porco; e Stizolobium aterrimum - mucuna-preta] e de cinco doses do picloram (0, 80, 160, 320 e 640 g ha-1, totalizando 95 tratamentos. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados em esquema fatorial 19 x 5, com quatro repetições. As plantas foram cultivadas em solo classificado como Latossolo Vermelho eutroférrico; após o preenchimento e umedecimento dos vasos, aplicou-se o picloram. Quinze dias após a aplicação do herbicida foi realizada a semeadura das espécies vegetais

  2. Production de Pennisetum sp. et son utilisation pour la culture de Pleurotus ostreatus au Burundi

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    Kiyuku, Prosper; Bigawa, Samuel

    2013-01-01

    Cette étude a porté sur la culture de trois cultivars de Pleurotus ostreatus (cultivars 2125, 2153 et 969) sur quatre souches de Pennisetum sp. (dénommées S1, S2, S3 et S4) produites sur un terrain de la Faculté d’Agronomie à l’Université du Burundi. Après incubation, les substrats ont été placés en tranchées pour fructification. L’objectif poursuivi était de déterminer les souches de Pennisetum sp. sur lesquelles Pleurotus ostreatus donnait un meilleur rendement. Les hypothèses posées étaien...

  3. The Study of Soil-Roots Strength Performance by Using Pennisetum Setaceum Grass

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    Yusoff Nor Azizi; Mohamad Fauzi Mohamad Fazrin; Abdullah Firdaurs

    2016-01-01

    Vegetation is regarded as a new engineering material contributes to slope stability and reduces superficial soil erosion, both by soil shear reinforcement and influencing soil water content. Yet, it is aware that roots growth occurred below the soil surface and it is considered as dynamic organs that respond to physical, chemical and hydrological induced by surrounding substrate. This study was carried out to investigate the soil shear strength performance by using Pennisetum Setaceum grass a...

  4. Environmental and Community Factors Influencing the Distribution of Pennisetum setaceum in California

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    Sweet, Lynn

    2011-01-01

    Non-native African fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) has been increasing in California over the last century; however, its potential distribution and impacts have not been determined. Coarse-scale species distribution models trained using data from the native range of P. setaceum indicated broad areas of suitability for P. setaceum in southern and coastal California. MaxEnt models produced using native range information showed a broader potentially suitable area than models based on the ...

  5. PRODUCCIÓN DE METANO Y DIGESTIBILIDAD DEMEZCLAS KIKUYO (Pennisetum clandestinum) - PAPA (Solanum tuberosum)

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    Sandra Luc\\u00EDa Posada-Ochoa; John Fredy Ram\\u00EDrez-Agudelo; Ricardo Rosero-Noguera

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    El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de diferentes proporciones kikuyo ( Pennisetum clandesti - num ) - papa ( Solanum tuberosum ) sobre la producción in vitro de metano. Durante el segundo semestre del año 2012 en la Sede de Investigación Universitaria (Medellín, Colombia), se evaluaron diferentes proporciones kikuyo (K) – papa (P) K/P de 100/0 (T1), 75/25 (T2) y 50/50% (T3). Los resultados obtenidos fueron procesados a través de análisis de medidas repetidas en el tiempo y...

  6. Combined bioremediation of atrazine-contaminated soil by Pennisetum and Arthrobacter sp. strain DNS10.

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    Zhang, Ying; Ge, Shijie; Jiang, Mingyue; Jiang, Zhao; Wang, Zhigang; Ma, Bingbing

    2014-05-01

    Strain DNS10 was isolated from the black soil collected from the northeast of China which had been cultivated with atrazine as the sole nitrogen source. Pennisetum is a common plant in Heilongjiang Province of China. The main objective of this paper was to evaluate the efficiency of plant-microbe joint interactions (Arthrobacter sp. DNS10 + Pennisetum) in atrazine degradation compared with single-strain and single-plant effects. Plant-microbe joint interactions degraded 98.10 % of the atrazine, while single strain and single plant only degraded 87.38 and 66.71 % after a 30-day experimental period, respectively. The results indicated that plant-microbe joint interactions had a better degradation effect. Meanwhile, we found that plant-microbe joint interactions showed a higher microbial diversity. The results of microbial diversity illustrated that the positive effects of cropping could improve soil microbial growth and activity. In addition, we planted atrazine-sensitive plants (soybean) in the soil after repair. The results showed that soybean growth in soil previously treated with the plant-microbe joint interactions treatment was better compared with other treatments after 20 days of growth. This was further proved that the soil is more conducive for crop cultivation. Hence, plant-microbe joint interactions are considered to be a potential tool in the remediation of atrazine-contaminated soil.

  7. Thiaminase activities and thiamine content of Pteridium aquilinum, Equisetum ramosissimum, Malva parviflora, Pennisetum clandestinum and Medicago sativa.

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    Meyer, P

    1989-06-01

    Thiaminase type 1 and 2 activities and thiamine content of five plants were determined. Of these Pteridium aquilinum and Equisetum ramosissimum were found to have considerably more thiaminase activity and lower thiamine content than Malva parviflora, Pennisetum clandestinum and Medicago sativa.

  8. Efficient regeneration of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) from shoot tip cultures.

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    Mythili, P K; Madhavi, A; Reddy, V D; Seetharama, N

    2001-12-01

    A simple, genotype-independent and efficient method for plant regeneration using shoot tip explants of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) was established. Linsmaier and Skoog (LS) medium supplemented with 2,4-dichloro-phenoxyacetic acid (2.5 mg l(-1)) and kinetin (0. 2 mg l(-1)) was used for induction of embryogenic calli. Development of numerous somatic embryos was observed within 10 days after transferring onto Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 6-benzyl aminopurine (2 mg l(-1)) and indole 3-butyric acid (0. 5 mg l(-1)) under light (16 hr photoperiod). Histological observations confirmed the origin of somatic pro-embryoids and globular embryoids. Regenerated plants established in soil, grew normally and produced fertile seeds. RAPD analysis also revealed genetic uniformity of the regenerants. The short duration of time taken for regeneration (30-35 days) and its high frequency (78-87%) makes this system highly suitable for applications such as genetic transformation.

  9. AVALIAÇÃO DO COMPORTAMENTO INGESTIVO DE NOVILHAS ¾ HOLANDÊS X ZEBU ALIMENTADAS COM SILAGEM DE CAPIM-ELEFANTE ACRESCIDA DE 10% DE FARELO DE MANDIOCA: ASPECTOS METODOLÓGICOS

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    Ingryd Loiola Franco

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo definir o intervalo de tempo para o registro do comportamento ingestivo de novilhas ¾ holandês x xebu com doze meses de idade. Foram observadas quatro novilhas, durante dois períodos de 24 horas, na última semana do período experimental. As variáveis estudadas foram os tempos diários totais, o número de períodos e o tempo/período das atividades de alimentação, ruminação e ócio. Foram comparados os intervalos de 10, 15, 20, 25 e 30 minutos contra o intervalo de 5 minutos. Não houve diferenças significativas entre os tempos médios diários de alimentação, ruminação e ócio medidos nas diferentes escalas de tempo, indicando que este tipo de experimento pode ser feito com intervalos de até 30 minutos entre cada observação, sem comprometer os resultados, pois a média de tempo destas atividades ocorre em períodos discretos superiores a este intervalo médio. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Alimentação, etologia, ócio, ruminação.

  10. Implications of biomass pretreatment to cost and carbon emissions: case study of rice straw and Pennisetum in Taiwan.

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    Chiueh, Pei-Te; Lee, Kun-Chou; Syu, Fu-Sians; Lo, Shang-Lien

    2012-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of feedstock collection and torrefaction pretreatment on the efficiency of a biomass co-firing system. Considering the transformation of existing municipal solid waste incinerators, several scenarios in which biomass supply chains depend on centralised pretreatment and transportation alternatives are presented. The cost, net energy output, and greenhouse gas effects of these scenarios were analysed using a spreadsheet model. Based on the Taoyuan County case in Taiwan, the mitigation costs of carbon emissions for rice straw and Pennisetum are 77.0 $/Mg CO(2) and 63.8 $/Mg CO(2), respectively. Results indicate that transporting feedstock from its source to the pretreatment and co-firing stations contributes the most to logistical costs for both straw and Pennisetum, regardless of whether torrefaction was adopted. Nonetheless, torrefaction requires more demonstrated cases at various scales to obtain the technical and economic data required for further analysis.

  11. Eflatun çiçekli ballıbaba (lamium purpureum polifenol oksidaz enziminin karakterizasyonu ve inhibisyonu

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    Elif Cerrahoğlu

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    Full Text Available Bu çalışmada, Lamium purpureum (eflatun çiçekli ballıbaba bitkisinden elde edilen polifenol oksidaz (PPO enziminin kinetik özellikleri incelenmiştir. Karakterizasyon çalışmalarında substrat olarak 4-metil katekol kullanılmıştır. 4-metil katekol için Michaelis-Menten sabiti (KM ve maksimum reaksiyon hızı (Vmax hesaplanmıştır. Enziminin optimum pH değeri 7,5, optimum sıcaklık değerleri ise 10 °C bulunmuştur. Vmax ve KM değerleri ise sırasıyla 2,9977 mM ve 0,0087 EU/dak olarak hesaplanmıştır. PPO enzimi için sodyum azid, tiyoüre, L-Sistein, askorbik asit, sitrik asit, benzoik asit, 2-merkaptoetanol ile inhibisyon çalışması yapılmış, her bir inhibitör için I50 değeri hesaplanmıştır.

  12. Lipid Lowering Efficacy of Pennisetum glaucum Bran in Hyperlipidemic Albino Rats

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    I. Javed*, B. Aslam, M. Z. Khan1, Zia-Ur-Rahman, F. Muhammad and M. K. Saleemi1

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    Full Text Available The objective of the study was to determine lipid lowering efficacy of Pennisetum (P glaucum (Pearl millet, locally known as bajra, bran in hyperlipidemia albino rats. Simvastatin, (Tablet survive®, was used as cholesterol lowering synthetic drug. The period of 0-15 days was considered as a lead-in period to induce hyperlipidemia with atherogenic diet in albino rats. P. glaucum bran at dose rate of 2, 4 and 6 g/kg BW showed lipid lowering efficacy in hyperlipidemic rats at post-treatment days 30, 45 and 60. At the level of 6 g/kg, P. glaucum bran was able to produce a significant (P<0.05 increase in HDL- cholesterol (47% and fall in other lipid profile parameters i.e. total lipids (41%, triglycerides(48%, total cholesterol (39% and LDL- cholesterol (55%. P. glaucum 6 g/kg also reduced total cholesterol in liver tissue and increased fecal bile acid secretion. The results of present study suggest that 6 g/kg P. glaucum bran and 0.6 mg/kg Simvastatin were equally effective in treating hyperlipidemia in albino rats. Moreover, the potency of P. glaucum for stimulating fecal bile acid secretion in albino rats may safely be conceived, at least, as a part of mechanisms for its antihyperlipidemic efficacy.

  13. Changes in soil bacterial communities induced by the invasive plant Pennisetum setaceum in a semiarid environment

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    Rodriguez-Caballero, Gema; Caravaca, Fuensanta; del Mar Alguacil, María; Fernández-López, Manuel; José Fernández-González, Antonio; García-Orenes, Fuensanta; Roldán, Antonio

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    Invasive alien species are considered as a global threat being among the main causes of biodiversity loss. Plant invasions have been extensively studied from different disciplines with the purpose of identifying predictor traits of invasiveness and finding solutions. However, less is known about the implication of the rhizosphere microbiota in these processes, even when it is well known the importance of the interaction between plant rhizosphere and microbial communities. The objective of this study was to determine whether native and invasive plants support different bacterial communities in their rhizospheres and whether there are bacterial indicator species that might be contributing to the invasion process of these ecosystems. We carried out a study in five independent locations under Mediterranean semiarid conditions, where the native Hyparrhenia hirta is being displaced by Pennisetum setaceum, an aggressive invasive Poaceae and soil bacterial communities were amplified and 454-pyrosequenced. Changes in the composition and structure of the bacterial communities, owing to the invasive status of the plant, were detected when the richness and alpha-diversity estimators were calculated as well as when we analyzed the PCoA axes scores. The Indicator Species Analysis results showed a higher number of indicators for invaded communities at all studied taxonomic levels. In conclusion, the effect of the invasiveness and its interaction with the soil location has promoted shifts in the rhizosphere bacterial communities which might be facilitating the invader success in these ecosystems.

  14. The Study of Soil-Roots Strength Performance by Using Pennisetum Setaceum Grass

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    Yusoff Nor Azizi

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    Full Text Available Vegetation is regarded as a new engineering material contributes to slope stability and reduces superficial soil erosion, both by soil shear reinforcement and influencing soil water content. Yet, it is aware that roots growth occurred below the soil surface and it is considered as dynamic organs that respond to physical, chemical and hydrological induced by surrounding substrate. This study was carried out to investigate the soil shear strength performance by using Pennisetum Setaceum grass at the different planting period up to three months. The grass was planted in a 150 mm × 200 mm × 700 mm test plot with a suitable soil medium. Pull-out strength test was conducted for each plot to determine the soil pull-out strength according to different planting period. The results show that there is an increment in the pullout strength of rooted-soil sample over different planting period with average results of 6.7 kPa, 11.4 kPa and 25.8 kPa for month 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Based on this study, the soil pull-out strength developments for vegetated soil were observed. The higher pull-out strength was recorded for different growth period. Moreover, root weight was increased for different growth period. Based on the tensile test, the diameter of the root affects the rate of resistance against the tensile forces. This indicated that the roots structure growth affects the soil shear strength.

  15. Phenotypic plasticity, precipitation, and invasiveness in the fire-promoting grass Pennisetum setaceum (Poaceae).

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    Poulin, Jessica; Sakai, Ann K; Weller, Stephen G; Nguyen, Tan

    2007-04-01

    Invasiveness may result from genetic variation and adaptation or phenotypic plasticity, and genetic variation in fitness traits may be especially critical. Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass, Poaceae) is highly invasive in Hawaii (HI), moderately invasive in Arizona (AZ), and less invasive in southern California (CA). In common garden experiments, we examined the relative importance of quantitative trait variation, precipitation, and phenotypic plasticity in invasiveness. In two very different environments, plants showed no differences by state of origin (HI, CA, AZ) in aboveground biomass, seeds/flower, and total seed number. Plants from different states were also similar within watering treatment. Plants with supplemental watering, relative to unwatered plants, had greater biomass, specific leaf area (SLA), and total seed number, but did not differ in seeds/flower. Progeny grown from seeds produced under different watering treatments showed no maternal effects in seed mass, germination, biomass or SLA. High phenotypic plasticity, rather than local adaptation is likely responsible for variation in invasiveness. Global change models indicate that temperature and precipitation patterns over the next several decades will change, although the direction of change is uncertain. Drier summers in southern California may retard further invasion, while wetter summers may favor the spread of fountain grass.

  16. Conducta ingestiva y preferencia bovina por el ensilaje de Pennisetum y pulpa de café.

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    René Pinto-Ruiz

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la sustitución de P. purpureum var OM-22 por pulpa de café (25, 50, 75 y 100% en la fabricación de ensilajes. El trabajo se realizó de enero a marzo de 2015 en la región central de Chiapas, México. En el animal se midió: velocidad de bocados, velocidad de consumo, tamaño de bocado y el índice de preferencia; en el ensilaje las variables organolépticas: olor, color, humedad y textura, y la composición química a través del análisis de proteína cruda, bra detergente neutro y ácido, materia orgánica, cenizas, taninos condensables, glucósidos cianogénicos, saponinas y cafeína, así como pH. Los datos de calidad y conducta ingestiva fueron sometidos a un análisis de varianza mediante el procedimiento GLM del paquete estadístico SAS y las medias fueron comparadas utilizando la prueba de Tukey (p<0,05. Los resultados indicaron que es factible la incorporación de pulpa de café entre un 25 y 50%, ya que el índice de preferencia (0,40 y 0,35 y la velocidad de consumo (10,20 y 8,81 fueron mayores (p<0,05, en comparación con los otros porcentajes de sustitución, producto de las características organolépticas del ensilaje que, en general, fueron recomendables, así como por la mejora en la calidad química en términos de proteína cruda y ausencia de metabolitos secundarios.

  17. PRODUCCIÓN DE METANO Y DIGESTIBILIDAD DEMEZCLAS KIKUYO (Pennisetum clandestinum - PAPA (Solanum tuberosum

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de diferentes proporciones kikuyo ( Pennisetum clandesti - num - papa ( Solanum tuberosum sobre la producción in vitro de metano. Durante el segundo semestre del año 2012 en la Sede de Investigación Universitaria (Medellín, Colombia, se evaluaron diferentes proporciones kikuyo (K – papa (P K/P de 100/0 (T1, 75/25 (T2 y 50/50% (T3. Los resultados obtenidos fueron procesados a través de análisis de medidas repetidas en el tiempo y de regresión no lineal. Al finalizar el período de incubación (entre 0 y 48 horas, la producción acumulada de gas (ml/g MS i , de metano (ml/g MS i y la digestibilidad de la materia seca (% presentaron diferencias estadísticas significativas (p0,05 entre todos los trata - mientos evaluados. El volumen final de gas y de metano ( V f y su tasa de producción durante todo el proceso fermentativo ( k , estimados a partir del modelo Gompertz, también fueron mayores (p<0,05 para los tratamientos incluyendo papa. La mayor producción de metano es resultado de la superior diges - tibilidad de la materia seca conforme se incrementó el nivel de carbohidratos no estructurales (CNE en la mezcla. Bajo el modelo in vitro y a diferencia de los reportes de la literatura, la mayor inclusión de CNE no redujo la producción de metano.

  18. Seedling growth of a native (Ampelodesmos mauritanicus) and an exotic (Pennisetum setaceum) grass

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    Badalamenti, Emilio; Militello, Marcello; La Mantia, Tommaso; Gugliuzza, Giovanni

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    Scarce information is available on the biological reasons why a small subset of introduced species can effectively establish within novel ecosystems. A comparison of early growth traits can help to explain the better performance of alien invasive species versus native co-occurring species. In one year-long experiment, we compared the early life stages of Ampelodesmos mauritanicus (Poir.) Dur. & Schinz (Amp), a native perennial Mediterranean grass, and Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov (Penn), an emerging invader grass in sub-arid and Mediterranean-climate areas. The Penn seedlings grew significantly faster and were approximately 2.5 times taller than the Amp seedlings, reaching a final average height of 90 cm. The shoot and root dry masses of the Penn seedlings were, respectively, more than 14 times and 4 times higher than those of the Amp seedlings. As a consequence, the shoot:root ratio was significantly higher in Penn, which resulted in a greater allocation of resources to the photosynthetic organs. Penn showed a more rapid life cycle compared with Amp. Penn produced seeds 9 months after sowing while no spikelet was produced by Amp until the end of the experiment. As a consequence, Penn may gain a reproductive advantage due to rapid seed dissemination. Ultimately, a suite of peculiar early growth traits makes Penn an aggressive competitor against Amp, which is an important floristic element of native Mediterranean grasslands. Penn seems better suited than Amp in colonizing frequently disturbed sites with fluctuating resource availability or irregular rainfall distribution and Penn is gradually replacing Amp.

  19. Ecophysiology of the invader Pennisetum setaceum and three native grasses in the Canary Islands

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    González-Rodríguez, Agueda M. a.; Baruch, Zdravko; Palomo, Debora; Cruz-Trujillo, Gilberto; Jiménez, M. a. Soledad; Morales, Domingo

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    Pennisetum setaceum (fountain grass) is an aggressive invader in the arid and semi-arid habitats of the tropics and subtropics. In the last twenty years the spread of fountain grass in the Canary Islands has been very rapid. We compared its ecophysiological, architectural and reproductive traits with those of three native grasses ( Hyparrhenia hirta, Cenchrus ciliaris and Aristida adscensionis) in two habitats of Tenerife Island which differ in rainfall. The detection of traits that differ between native and invader grasses may provide information for the improved control and eradication of the latter contributing to protect the native plant diversity. P. setaceum and the native grasses differed in all measured traits and in their response to water availability which is more restricted in the southern site. Specific leaf area was lower in P. setaceum than in the native grasses. Although this reduces carbon assimilation per unit area, it also reduces transpiration, increasing water use efficiency and contributes to the maintenance of high relative water content. Leaf N in P. setaceum was lower than in the native grasses indicating higher nitrogen use efficiency. The activity of photosystem II was higher and lasted longer in P. setaceum than in the native grasses. The ecophysiological traits of P. setaceum support its large size, extensive canopy and shorter leaf senescence period. They confer considerable competitive advantage to the invader and partially explain its success in the Canary Islands. The differences between the invader and the native grasses were maintained in both sites revealing a good adaptation of P. setaceum to the low resource local habitats in the Canary Islands and confirms its large plasticity. The large invasive potential of P. setaceum, in concert with the projected global changes, forecast eventual risks for the conservation of the endemic flora and remaining native communities in the Canary Islands.

  20. Relationship of light quantity and anthocyanin production in Pennisetum setaceum Cvs. rubrum and red riding hood.

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    Beckwith, Andrea G; Zhang, Yanjun; Seeram, Navindra P; Cameron, Arthur C; Nair, Muraleedharan G

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    Pennisetum setaceum cvs. Rubrum and Red Riding Hood are purple-pigmented ornamental grasses when grown in high-light environments. In low-light environments, foliage appears light purple or green, and as a result, aesthetic appeal is reduced. The impact of light on anthocyanin pigmentation was compared for P. setaceum Rubrum foliage and flowers and Red Riding Hood foliage grown under different light intensities and light sources. Light environments included UV supplemental light in the greenhouse, high-pressure sodium supplemental light in the greenhouse, cool-white fluorescent light in a growth chamber, and full sun outside. Anthocyanins in two cultivars of P. setaceum were analyzed by HPLC and characterized by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectral experiments. Two anthocyanins, cyanidin 3-glucoside and cyanidin 3-rutinoside, were identified in the leaves and flowers of both cultivars and quantified by HPLC analysis. The major anthocyanin in both cultivars was cyanidin 3-glucoside and had highest concentration (0.199% fresh weight) in Rubrum leaves grown under fluorescent lights in the growth chamber with a photoperiod of 24 h and a daily light integral (DLI) of 13.3 mol m(-)(2) day(-)(1) and in Rubrum and Red Riding Hood leaves and flowers (0.097 and 0.12% fresh weight) from plants grown outside in full sun with a photoperiod ranging from 15 to 13.5 h and DLI of 42 mol m(-)(2) day(-)(1). The minor anthocyanin, cyanidin 3-rutinoside, had the highest quantity in plants grown in low-light-intensity greenhouse environments with a photoperiod ranging from 15 to 13.5 h and DLI of 2.3-7.0 mol m(-)(2) day(-)(1). The functional significance of anthocyanins in P. setaceum Rubrum is discussed.

  1. 野生花卉紫景天快繁技术研究%Study on tissue culture and micropropagation technology in Sedum purpureum

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    张海洋; 徐秀芳

    2010-01-01

    以紫景天(Sedum purpureum)的茎尖、嫩茎和叶片为外植体,研究了影响愈伤组织诱导、芽和根分化的激素浓度配比.结果表明,最佳外植体是茎尖;最佳愈伤组织诱导培养基为MS+6-BA 2.0 mg/L+IAA 0.25 mg/L;最佳不定芽诱导培养基为MS+6-BA 2.0 mg/L+IAA 0.25 mg/L;最佳生根培养基为1/2MS+IBA 0.05 mg/L.

  2. 紫景天中熊果苷的含量测定%Determination of Arbutin in Sedum Purpureum by HPLC

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    张海丰; 孙健; 滕坤

    2011-01-01

    Objective To establish a HPLC method for the determination of arbutin in Sedum Purpureum. Methods Agilent XDB C18(4.6mm×150mm, 5μm) column was applied, using methanol-water(20: 80) as mobile phase with the rate of 0.8mL ·min-1. The column temperature was room temperature and the detective wavelength was 282 nm. Results A good linearity was obtained over the range of 5~160μg for arbutin(r=0.9998). The average recovery (n=6) was 101.67% (RSD =3.06%). Conclusion The method is practical, convenient, accurate, and can be used as the determination of arbutin in Sedum Purpureum.%目的 建立HPLC测定紫景天中熊果昔含量的方法.方法 采用Agilent XDB-C18色谱柱(4.6mm x 150mm,5pm),以甲醇-水(20:80)为流动相,流速:0.8mL·min-1,柱温为室温,检测波长为282nm.结果 熊果苷进样量在5~160μg范围内线性关系良好,r=0.9998,平均加样回收率为101.67%,RSD为3.06%(n=6).结论 该方法结果准确、灵敏快速、重现性好,可用于紫景天中熊果苷含量的测定.

  3. Study on nutritional value of pennisetum%杂交狼尾草营养价值评价研究

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    孙亚波; 边革

    2013-01-01

    The study was conducted to analysis the nutritional value of pennisetum using general nutrient analysis method and CNCPS system. The result showed that lig-nification in carbohydrate was pervasive, and LIG/NDF was 11.95 meaning lignin was more; CC(%CHO)was 33.56% which was higher than Chinese wildrye,alfalfa, straw and shrubs; digestible component -CB2- was lower than Chinese wildrye and alfalfa. And in protein nutrients, CP was 9.77%; NPN was the main component in SCP; PBl and PB3 of pennisetum was more than Chinese wildrye and alfalfa meanwhile PC was less than Chinese wildrye, alfalfa, straw and shrubs. In conclusion the protein nutrients were better and carbohydrate nutrients were indigestible in pennisetum harvested near to mature time.%本研究应用概略分析法和CNCPS体系对接近成熟期的杂交狼尾草进行了营养评价,结果表明,此时收获的杂交狼尾草在碳水化合物营养方面:木质素比例(LIG/NDF为11.95)较高,不可利用纤维-CC(%CHO)-高于羊草、苜蓿、各类秸秆和灌木,而可消化的纤维-CB2(%CHO)-却较低。在蛋白质物营养方面:杂交狼尾草的粗蛋白达到9.77%,可溶性蛋白(SCP)中主要是非蛋白氮(NPN)、快速降解蛋白(PBl)和慢速降解蛋白(PB3),均高于羊草和苜蓿,结合蛋白(PC)低于羊草、苜蓿、秸秆和灌木类。以上结果表明,接近成熟期的杂交狼尾草蛋白质营养较好,但碳水化合物的木质化程度高,可消化利用性较低。

  4. 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

  5. Consumo, digestibilidade aparente dos nutrientes e desempenho de vacas leiteiras em pastejo com dietas com diversos níveis de concentrado e proteína bruta Intake, apparent nutrient digestibility and performance of milking cows under pasture as a function of levels of concentrate and crude protein in the diet

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    Cristiano Viana da Silva

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    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos de quatro níveis de concentrado - NC (0, 1, 3 e 5 kg/vaca/dia e dois de proteína bruta - PB (11 e 13% na matéria seca total sobre o consumo, a digestibilidade e o desempenho de vacas leiteiras. Utilizaram-se oito vacas mestiças Holandês-Zebu com 520 ± 40 kg, distribuídas em um quadrado latino 8 × 8 em oito períodos de 10 dias para avaliação dos efeitos de tratamento, animal e período. O experimento foi conduzido em pastagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum na estação chuvosa e os concentrados foram constituídos de fubá de milho, farelo de soja, ureia e mistura mineral. O consumo de matéria seca (MS não diferiu entre os tratamentos e o consumo do pasto tendeu a diminuir com o aumento de NC. Os consumos de PB e carboidratos não-fibrosos (CNF aumentaram de acordo com os NC e PB na dieta, enquanto os consumos de nutrientes digestíveis totais, CNF, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e extrato etéreo aumentaram somente com aumento de NC. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade (CD da MS e CNF aumentaram e diminuíram, respectivamente, com o aumento do NC, enquanto o CD da PB aumentou com os NC e PB e o CD da FDN aumentou com o nível de PB na dieta. A produção de leite aumentou somente com os NC. Os constituintes do leite não foram influenciados pelos NC, mas houve aumento do teor de lactose e extrato seco do leite com o aumento da PB na dieta. Vacas em pastagem no período das águas e produzindo 12 kg de leite/dia podem receber dietas contendo 11% de PB e a resposta à suplementação é baixa, variando de 0,63 a 0,22 kg de leite/kg de concentrado, em comparação aos 2,2 kg/kg sugerido pelo NRC 2001 de gado de leite.The effects of four levels of concentrate - LC (0, 1, 3 and 5 kg/cow/day and two of crude protein - CP (11 and 13% crude protein in total dry matter on the intake, digestibility and performance of milking cows were evaluated. Eight crossbred Holstein-Zebu cows with 520 ± 40 kg were

  6. Transcriptional profiling in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.R. Br.) for identification of differentially expressed drought responsive genes.

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    Choudhary, Minakshi; Jayanand; Padaria, Jasdeep Chatrath

    2015-04-01

    Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is an important cereal of traditional farming systems that has the natural ability to withstand various abiotic stresses. The present study aims at the identification and validation of major differentially expressed genes in response to drought stress in P. glaucum by Suppression Subtractive Hybridization (SSH) analysis. Twenty-two days old seedlings of P. glaucum cultivar PPMI741 were subjected to drought stress by treatment of 30 % Polyethylene glycol for different time periods 30 min (T1), 2 h (T2), 4 h (T3), 8 h (T4), 16 h (T5), 24 h (T6) and 48 h (T7) respectively, monitored by examining the RWC of seedlings. Total RNA was isolated to construct drought responsive subtractive cDNA library through SSH, sequenced to identify the differentially expressed genes in response to drought stress and validated by qRT-PCR.745 ESTs were assembled into a collection of 299 unigenes having 52 contigs and 247 singletons. All 745 ESTs were submitted to ENA-EMBL databases (Accession no. HG516611- HG517355). After analysis, 10 differentially expressed genes were validated namely Abscisic stress ripening protein, Ascorbate peroxidase, Inosine-5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase, Putative beta-1, 3-glucanase, Glyoxalase, Rab7, Aspartic proteinase Oryzasin, DnaJ-like protein and Calmodulin-like protein by qRT-PCR. The identified ESTs reveal a major portion of the stress responsive transcriptome that may prove to be a vent to unravel molecular basis underlying tolerance of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) to drought stress. These genes could be utilized for transgenic breeding or transferred to crop plants through marker assisted selection for the development of better drought resistant cultivars having enhanced adaptability to survive harsh environmental conditions.

  7. Analysis of reproductive isolation between pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.) and P. ramosum, P. schweinfurthii, P. squamulatum, Cenchrus ciliaris

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    Crosses between pearl millet lines and #Pennisetum ramosum$, #P. schweinfurthii$, #P. squamulatum$ or #Cenchrus ciliaris$ were observed for the frequency and development of zygotes, the possibility of embryo rescue, and the fertility of F1 hybrids obtained. Eight per cent of the ovules from diploid millet x #P. ramosum$ crosses showed small embryos which could not be rescued. However, 59% of the ovules from tetraploid millet x #P. ramosum$ crosses showed well-developed embryos that were easy ...

  8. Description of a new species of Oligosita Walker (Chalcidoidea: Trichogrammatidae), egg parasitoid of Balclutha brevis Lindberg (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) living on Pennisetum setaceum, from Italy.

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    Bella, Salvatore; Cupani, Sebastiano; D'urso, Vera; Laudonia, Stefania; Sinno, Martina; Viggiani, Gennaro

    2015-11-06

    A new species of Oligosita Walker (Chalcidoidea: Trichogrammatidae), O. balcluthae Viggiani et Laudonia n. sp., is described as a parasitoid of the eggs of Balclutha brevis Lindberg (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) associated with crimson fountain grass, Pennisetum setaceum (Poaceae) in Italy. Morphological features and biology of the new species are discussed and illustrated. The 28S-D2 and ITS2 regions were successfully amplified and sequenced.

  9. Predição da degradação da matéria seca pelo volume de gases utilizando a técnica in vitro semi-automática de produção de gases Prediction of dry matter degradation from volume of gas production using the in vitro semi-automatic gas production technique

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    Ú.T. Nogueira

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    Full Text Available Estimou-se a degradação da matéria seca (DMS via produção de gases (PG por meio de equações. Foram agrupados dados de volume de gases e DMS de oito forrageiras (Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, feno de Cynodon spp, silagem de milho, silagem de milheto, sorgo de corte, capim-elefante e cana-de-açúcar e de milho em grão. Os dados de DMS obtidos em laboratório foram comparados à DMS obtida pelas equações de regressão. Apesar dos altos coeficientes de determinação, os resultados demonstraram a impossibilidade de estimar a DMS via PG pelas equações geral, de dois e de três pontos.The dry matter degration (DMD was estimated through volume of gas produced (GP during the in vitro fermentation. The DMD from eight forages (Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, cynodon hay, maize silage, Pennisetum glaucon, sorghum, elephant grass and sugarcane and corn grain were obtained and were compared with the DMD estimated using regression equations. The results showed the GP can not predict the DMD due to inocula effects, chemical composition of substrate or losses of particles of soluble material during filtration process.

  10. Comparative Effects of Drought and Salt Stress on Germination and Seedling Growth of Pennisetum divisum (Gmel. Henr.

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    Wafaa A. Al-Taisan

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    Full Text Available Problem statement: Water stress due to drought and salinity is probably the most significant abiotic factor limiting plant and also crop growth and development. Salinity and drought stresses are physiologically related, because both induce osmotic stress and most of the metabolic responses of the affected plants are similar to some extent. Water deficit affects the germination of seed and the growth of seedlings negatively. Temperature is an exceedingly important factor in seed germination. It directly affects whether a plant can sprout and, if so, how long it will take to emerge from the ground. Approach: The objective of this investigation was to determine the effect of four alternating temperature regime, drought and salt stress on germination characteristics of Pennisetum divisum. Seeds were germinated at four alternating temperatures (10/20, 15/25, 20/35 and 25/40°C at 12 h light. Seeds were also germinated with the iso-osmotic concentrations of sodium chloride (NaCl or in polyethylene glycol PEG8000 (0, -0.2, -0.4, -0.6 and -0.8 MPa for 14 days. Concentrations were applied to determine their effects on seed germination and seedling growth under laboratory conditions. The effects of different osmotic concentrations of NaCl and PEG were compared to distilled water (control. Results: Optimum germination was attained at 15/25°C which corresponds to temperatures prevailing during spring time. The highest values of germination parameters were obtained with no osmotic potential (0 MPa under 15/25°C. The final germination percentage and rate of germination in the Pennisetum divisum treated seeds were decreased with the increase of the osmotic potential. At treatment by PEG, the germination was severely decreased at -0.6 MPa. While, no germination occurred at- 0.8 MPa by NaCl. The results of the effects of the different osmotic potential of NaCl and PEG on the Radicle Length (RL and the Hypocotyl Length (HL mm of the tested P. divisum

  11. Remediation of soil contaminated by atrazine with Pennisetum hydridum%皇竹草对土壤阿特拉津的修复作用

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    陈建军; 张坤; 祖艳群; 李元

    2011-01-01

    Pot experiments were conducted in order to understand effects of atrazine on growth properties, soil microbial quantities of Pennisetum hydridum and degradation efficiency of atrazine with Pennisetum hydridum. The results indicated that degradation efficiency of atrazine increased significantly under planting Pennisetum hydridum with soil atrazine concentration <200 mg-kg'1 compared with the control. The maximum degradation efficiency reached to 29.64%. Height of Pennisetum hydridum with atrazine concentration ≤200 mg·kg-1 and biomass with atrazine concentration ≤50 mg·kg-1 were decreased significantly. While there was no obvious change in the root-shoot ratio with atrazine stress. With increase in concentrations of atrazine treatment, the quantities of bacteria, fungi and actinomyces in rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils showed a trend of increased at first and then decreased, reaching a peak at 100 mg·kg-1. Quantities of bacteria and actinomyces in rhizosphere soil were higher than in non-rhizosphere soil. No obvious difference of quantity of fungi was observed between rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils. It is suggested that planting Pennisetum hydridum not only be helpful to improve degradation efficiency of atrazine, but also related to quantity of soil microbial and growth of Pennisetum hydridum.%通过盆栽试验探讨了种植皇竹草(Pennisetum hydridum)对阿特拉津污染土壤的修复效果,阿特拉津对皇竹草生长的影响,以及皇竹草对土壤微生物数量的影响,以期为阿特拉津污染土壤的植物修复提供参考.结果表明:在≤200 mg·kg-1质量分数范围以内,种植皇竹草对土壤阿特拉津的初期降解效率比对照明显提高,最大提高了29.64%,达到显著或极显著差异;阿特拉津质量分数在≤200 mg·kg-1范围内对皇竹草株高没有影响,≤50 mg·kg-1质量分数范围内对生物量没有影响,根冠比变化不明显;随阿特拉津质量分数的增加皇竹草

  12. Fusarium species isolated from Pennisetum clandestinum collected during outbreaks of kikuyu poisoning in cattle in South Africa.

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    Botha, Christo J; Truter, Mariëtte; Jacobs, Adriaana

    2014-11-20

    Kikuyu poisoning occurs sporadically in South Africa. It is of major economic importance, as valuable dairy cows are often poisoned by it, and once affected, the mortality rate is high. Pennisetum clandestinum samples were collected during eight outbreaks of kikuyu poisoning in cattle in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa from 2008 to 2010. The kikuyu grass samples were submitted specifically for the isolation and molecular identification of Fusarium species, as it was recently suggested that mycotoxins synthesised by Fusarium torulosum could be the cause of this intoxication. Ninety-four Fusarium isolates were retrieved from the grass samples, of which 72 were members of the Fusarium incarnatum/Fusarium equiseti species complex based on morphology and phylogenetic analyses of the translation elongation factor 1α sequence data. The South African isolates from kikuyu identified as members of the F. incarnatum/F. equiseti species complex grouped together in six separate clades. The other isolates were Fusarium culmorum (n = 3), Fusarium redolens (n = 4) and Fusarium oxysporum (n = 15). Although F. torulosum could not be isolated from P. clandestinum collected during kikuyu poisoning outbreaks in South Africa, the mycotoxicosis theory is still highly plausible.

  13. Efecto de las PGPB sobre el crecimiento Pennisetum clandestinum bajo condiciones de estrés salino

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    Diana Beatriz Sánchez López

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This research aims the isolation and characterization of bacteria with potential to promote the growth of grass Pennisetum clandestinum in simulated saline soils. 92 Gram positive bacterias were isolated from Rhizosphere soil samples of P. clandestinum. Ten isolated bacteria grew on nutrient agar supplemented with NaCl (2.578 M. Isolates were evaluated under greenhouse conditions; the strains identified as KISA 34 and KISA 71 were selected as the best based on the statistical test of Dunnet (p ≤ 0.05 and were identified Bacillus amyloliquefaciens KISA 34 and Bacillus subtilis KISA 71. These strains have the ability to produce ammonium, exopolysaccharides and cellulose, both in absence and presence of NaCl. The strains produced indoles and phosphorus solubilization. The evaluation of strains in greenhouse showed that the T6 - KISA 34 + KISA 71+ 25 % (phosphate rock RF significantly increased biomass and plant development (p≤ 0.05 compared with T2 - full fertilization . The results of this research showed that isolates have the ability to grow in saline soils retaining its characteristics as promoting plant growth with positive effects on P. clandestinum.

  14. Fusarium species isolated from Pennisetum clandestinum collected during outbreaks of kikuyu poisoning in cattle in South Africa

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    Christo J. Botha

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Kikuyu poisoning occurs sporadically in South Africa. It is of major economic importance, as valuable dairy cows are often poisoned by it, and once affected, the mortality rate is high. Pennisetum clandestinum samples were collected during eight outbreaks of kikuyu poisoning in cattle in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa from 2008 to 2010. The kikuyu grass samples were submitted specifically for the isolation and molecular identification of Fusarium species, as it was recently suggested that mycotoxins synthesised by Fusarium torulosum could be the cause of this intoxication. Ninety-four Fusarium isolates were retrieved from the grass samples, of which 72 were members of the Fusarium incarnatum/Fusarium equiseti species complex based on morphology and phylogenetic analyses of the translation elongation factor 1α sequence data. The South African isolates from kikuyu identified as members of the F. incarnatum/F. equiseti species complex grouped together in six separate clades. The other isolates were Fusarium culmorum (n = 3, Fusarium redolens (n = 4 and Fusarium oxysporum (n = 15. Although F. torulosum could not be isolated from P. clandestinum collected during kikuyu poisoning outbreaks in South Africa, the mycotoxicosis theory is still highly plausible.

  15. Functional validation of a novel isoform of Na+/H+ antiporter from Pennisetum glaucum for enhancing salinity tolerance in rice

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    Dheeraj Verma; Sneh L Singla-Pareek; Divya Rajagopal; M K Reddy; S K Sopory

    2007-04-01

    Salt stress is an environmental factor that severely impairs plant growth and productivity. We have cloned a novel isoform of a vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter from Pennisetum glaucum (PgNHX1) that contains 5 transmembrane domains in contrast to AtNHX1 and OsNHX1 which have 9 transmembrane domains. Recently we have shown that PgNHX1 could confer high level of salinity tolerance when overexpressed in Brassica juncea. Here, we report the functional validation of this antiporter in crop plant rice. Overexpression of PgNHX1 conferred high level of salinity tolerance in rice. Transgenic rice plants overexpressing PgNHX1 developed more extensive root system and completed their life cycle by setting flowers and seeds in the presence of 150 mM NaCl. Our data demonstrate the potential of PgNHX1 for imparting enhanced salt tolerance capabilities to salt-sensitive crop plants for growing in high saline areas.

  16. Genetic Diversity of Namibian Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. BR. (Pearl Millet Landraces Analyzed by SSR and Morphological Markers

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    Billy McBenedict

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Current Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. BR. cultivars in Namibia have overall poor performance posing a threat to the nation’s food security because this crop is staple for over 70% of the Namibian population. The crop suffers from undesirable production traits such as susceptibility to diseases, low yield, and prolonged reproductive cycle. This study aimed to understand the genetic diversity of the crop in Namibia by simple sequence repeats (SSRs and morphology analysis. A total of 1441 genotypes were collected from the National Gene Bank representing all the Namibian landraces. A sample of 96 genotypes was further analyzed by SSR using Shannon-Wiener diversity index and revealed a value of 0.45 indicating low genetic diversity. Ordination using Principal Coordinate Analysis (PCoA on SSR data confirmed clusters generated by UPGMA for the 96 P. glaucum accessions. UPGMA phenograms of 29 morphological characterized genotypes were generated for SSR and morphology data and the two trees revealed 78% resemblance. Lodging susceptibility, tillering attitude, spike density, fodder yield potential, early vigour, and spike shape were the phenotypic characters upon which some clusters were based in both datasets. It is recommended that efforts should be made to widen the current gene pool in Namibia.

  17. N-P-K balance in a milk production system on a C. nlemfuensis grassland and a biomass bank of P. purpureum CT-115 clone

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    Crespo, G.; Rodriguez, I.; Martinez, O.

    2009-04-01

    In very intensive milk production systems in Europe and America with the use of high amounts of chemical fertilizers, the nutrient recycling models consider the losses by leaching and N volatilization, as well as the hydro physical characteristics of the soil affecting the performance of this element (10; 6). However, in more extensive milk production systems, low input agriculture forming the natural cycle occurring within each farm, is of vital importance to potentate nutrient recycling for a stable animal production. The objective is the determination of the values of N, P and K inputs and outputs in a dairy farm with a sward composed by 60% of C. nlemfuensis and 40% of P. purpureum CT-115, associated with legumes in 28% of the area and the balance of these nutrients in the system using the "Recycling" software proposed by Crespo et al (2007). The grassland covered an area of 53.4 ha, composed by C. nlemfuensis (60%), P. purpureum CT-115 (40%) and L. leucocephala and C. cajan legumes intercropped in 28% of the area. The dairy herd consisted of 114 cows, 35 replacement heifers and 24 calves. There was a milk yield of 100 000 litters and the animals consumed 825 t DM from pastures and 75.1 t DM from other supplementary feeds. Nutrients extracted by pastures, nutrients intake by animals from pastures, symbiotically N fixation by legumes and N, P and K determinations outside the system due to animal production were determined (3-11). Volatilized ammonia, nutrient input and litter accumulated in the paddocks were measured once each season of the year. In the whole system the balance indicates negative values of N, P and K. Out of the total amount of nutrients consumed, animals used only 16 kg N, 5 Kg P and 4 Kg K for milk production, LW gain and calf production, the remainder returned to the system through excretions. Hence, more than 90% of the N and K, and approximately 81% of the P consumed by the animals were recycled to the system through the excretions. These

  18. 紫色姜低海拔地区引种栽培技术%The Introduction and Culture Techniques for Zingiber purpureum Rosc.in Low-altitude Area

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    里二; 唐德英; 李海涛; 岩罕单

    2010-01-01

    紫色姜为傣族传统常用药,是傣成药"双姜胃痛丸"的主药,目前栽培方式多为小面积的庭院栽培.介绍了庭院栽培的紫色姜(Zingiber purpureum)引种到平原地区后的物候期及生长特性,并对其栽培技术进行了总结,为紫色姜的扩大种植提供了参考.

  19. Analysis of characteristics of a hexaploid somatic mutant of hybrid Pennisetum%六倍体杂交狼尾草体细胞突变体特异性分析

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    钟小仙; 刘智微; 刘伟国; 崔莉莉; 吴娟子; 张建丽

    2014-01-01

    为明确秋水仙素诱导获得的六倍体杂交狼尾草体细胞突变体 CHP2009-14的特异性,以 CHP2009-14为材料,杂交狼尾草(Tift23A×苏牧2号象草)为对照,进行了综合农艺性状和饲用价值评价、叶片微形态特性分析和流式细胞术鉴定,结果表明,与对照相比,CHP2009-14叶色深绿、叶绿素含量提高10.51%(P<0.05),叶片和叶鞘绒毛明显增多,植株矮化株高降低26.34%(P<0.01)、叶片长度减小了20.06%(P<0.01)、叶片厚度增加了16.41%(P<0.01)、茎叶比减少了43.61%(P<0.01)和分蘖数提高44.62%(P<0.01),叶片宽度无显著差异;体外消化率显著提高6.94%(P<0.05),粗蛋白含量、灰分含量分别提高62.34%(P<0.01)和17.35%(P<0.01);中性洗涤纤维含量显著降低3.35%(P<0.05),酸性洗涤纤维含量提高0.50%(P>0.05)、鲜草产量提高0.87%(P>0.05)和干物质产量降低3.27%(P>0.05);CHP2009-14植株叶片上表皮的气孔器密度减少65.20%(P<0.01),气孔器的长度和宽度分别增加了47.71%(P<0.01)和30.53%(P<0.01),气孔器面积为对照的2.07倍,CHP2009-14植株叶片下表皮的气孔器密度减少了35.71%(P<0.01),气孔器长度和宽度分别增加了51.54%(P<0.01)和34.17%(P<0.01),气孔器面积为对照的1.54倍;流式细胞仪检测结果显示,CHP2009-14植株叶片细胞核DNA含量是对照的两倍。%The characteristics of hexaploid somatic mutant CHP2009-14 which was regenerated from embryonic callus treated by colchicine,CHP2009-14 and a triploid hybrid of Tift23A and Pennisetum purpureum cv. Sumu No.2 (CK)were studied.Specific characteristics analysed were morphological traits,plant nutrition val-ue,leaf stomatal characteristics,and ploidy identification by flow

  20. Rendimiento y caracterización química del Pennisetum Cuba CT 169 en un suelo pluvisol

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    Ramírez, Jorge L.

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available El experimento se desarrolló en una empresa pecuaria en una provincia de la región oriental de Cuba. Con el objetivo de determinar el rendimiento y caracterizar químicamente el Pennisetum Cuba CT 169, a diferentes edades de rebrote, se midió una parcela de 1600m2 en enero de 2005, se aplicó un corte de uniformidad a 10cm de altura, en secano y sin fertilización. Los tratamientos evaluados fueron 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 y 105 días en ambos períodos del año, determinando rendimiento, % de materia seca, proteína bruta, fibra bruta, calcio, fósforo, potasio, magnesio. En un diseño en bloques al azar con seis tratamientos y cuatro repeticiones, análisis devarianza de clasificación doble y las medias fueron comparadas utilizando la prueba de rangos múltiples de Newman Keuls. Se utilizó el programa Statistic versión 6.0 para Windows. El rendimiento umenta al envejecer la planta con los mejores valores a los 105 días (16.52 tMS/ha/corte lluvioso y 4.96 poco lluvioso. La proteína disminuye al incrementarse la edad, reflejando los mejores tenores a los 30 días, mostrando diferencias significativas con el resto de las edades, la fibra por su parte aumenta, obteniéndose valores aceptables para la especie.

  1. Responses and Remediating Effects of Pennisetum hydridum to Application of Heavy-Metals-Contaminated Chicken Manures and Sewage Sludges

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    WANG Xi-na

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Pennisetum hydridum is a rapid growth, large biomass and multi-stress resistant plant. A pot experiment was carried out to investigate the bioremediation effects of P. hydridum by 2 kg heavy metal (Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn contaminated chicken manure or sewage sludge mixing with 18 kg of lateritic red soil. The growth and heavy metal uptake of P. hydridum were measured in order to assess the phytoremediation potential. Results showed that P. hydridum growed well in all treatments and the best appeared in chicken manure. The biomass of plant in treatments with chicken manure, sewage sludge, and the control was 736.56±29.21, 499.99±32.01 g·pot-1, and 466.89±37.08 g·pot-1, respectively. The heavy metals in the soils were reduced significantly at the 200 d after planting P. hydridum in fall. The removing percentage of total Zn, Cu, Pb, and Cd in soil was 1.90%~4.52%, 3.96%~5.72%, 0.53%~1.24% and 10.34%~17.14% respectively. The best effect of removing Zn, Cd and Pb appeared in chicken manure treatment was 89.74, 0.68 mg and 19.18 mg. The best effect of removing Cu appeared in sludge treatment was 16.84 mg. The results indicated that P. hydridum could be used for removement of the heavy metals from the heavy metal contaminated soils which could be considered as an potential plant for bioremediation of heavy metals.

  2. Electrochemical behavior of the 316L steel type in a marine culture of microalgae (Porphyridium purpureum) under the 12/12 h photoperiod and effect of different working electrode exposure conditions on the biofilm-metal interface.

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    Djemai-Zoghlache, Yamina; Isambert, Arsène; Belhaneche-Bensemra, Naima

    2011-12-01

    The industrial crops of microalgae use processes calling upon the presence of parts of metal nature such as steel 316L type. The goal of this study is to test the electrochemical behavior of this material in a marine culture of microalgae. Porphyridium purpureum was used under a photoperiod of alternation darkness/light 12/12 h, in order to apprehend the problems of biocorrosion involved in the biofouling. The evolution of the free potential of corrosion, according to the position of the samples and for different surface roughness, observations of the surface quality under the electron microscope with sweeping were carried out. The results showed that, overall, the strain P. purpureum does not have a corrosive effect on the 316L. The free potential of corrosion lies between -0.307 and -0.005 V(SCE). The adhesion of the cells seems stronger on the interface air/solid of the half-plunged sample with surface grit polished 1,000, confirmed by the presence of biofilm on the air part. The photoperiod acts on the evolution of the generated free potential of corrosion of the one 24-h period oscillation. Furthermore, the samples plunged horizontally lead to a stabilizing effect on the potential of free corrosion.

  3. Enhancing Phytoremediation Potential of Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst in Cadmium-Contaminated Soil Using Smoke-Water and Smoke-Isolated Karrikinolide.

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    Okem, Ambrose; Kulkarni, Manoj G; Van Staden, Johannes

    2015-01-01

    The use of plant growth regulators (PGRs) and biostimulants to enhance phytoextraction is gaining popularity in phytoremediation technology. This study investigated the stimulatory effects of smoke-water (SW), a smoke-derived compound karrikinolide (KAR1) and other known plant growth regulators (PGRs) [gibberellic acid (GA3), kinetin (Kin) and indole-3-butyric acid (IBA)] to enhance the phytoextraction potential of Pennisetum clandestinum. Pennisetum clandestinum seedlings were grown for 10 weeks in vermiculite using Hoagland's nutrient solution and were treated with cadmium (Cd) (2, 5, and 10 mg L(-1)) and SW, KAR1 and PGRs. KAR1 exhibited positive effects on shoot and root dry weight (140 and 137 mg respectively) at the highest concentration of Cd (10 mg L(-1)) compared to all the other treatments. KAR1 and SW treatments used in the present study significantly improved the phytoextraction potential of P. clandestinum (602 and 575 mg kg(-1) respectively) compared to the other tested PGRs. This is the first report on the use of SW and KAR1 to enhance phytoremediation potential in P. clandestinum. Further studies are needed to elucidate the exact mechanisms of smoke constituents involved in phytoextraction potential of plant species.

  4. Silage Quality of King Grass (Pennisetum purpureophoides Treated with Epiphytic Lactic Acid Bacteria and Tannin of Acacia

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    B. Santoso

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the silage quality of king grass (Pennisetum purpureophoides treated with addition of epiphytic lactic acid bacteria (LAB prepared from fermented grass extract (FGE or combined with tannin of acacia. Experiment was arranged to a completely randomized design with six treatments and three replications. Treatments were (A king grass without additive as a control; (B king grass + 3% (v/w of FGE; (C king grass + 3% (v/w of FGE + 10 ml of acacia extract (50 g/100 ml; (D king grass + 3% of FGE (v/w + 10 ml of acacia extract (50 g/75 ml; (E king grass + 3% of FGE (v/w + 10 ml of acacia extract (50 g/50 ml, and (F king grass + 3% of FGE (v/w + 10 ml of acacia extract (50 g/25 ml. About 250 g of silage materials were ensiled in 400 ml bottle silos at room temperatures (approximately 28 °C for 30 days. Variables measured were characteristics of FGE, fermentation characteristics and chemical composition of silage. Data were analyzed by analysis of variance and the significance differences among means were tested by the Duncan’s multiple range test. Results showed that the number of lactic acid bacteria in FGE increased from 0.8 × 107 cfu/ml to 2.9 × 107 cfu/ml after 2 days anaerobic incubation. Concentration of lactic acid in silages with addition of FGE or combined with tannin of acacia (B, C, D, E, and F were higher (P<0.01 than that of silage A (control. Silages with addition of FGE combined with tannin of acacia (C, D, E, and F had lower pH value than that of silages A and B. Concentrations of NH3-N decreased with increasing concentration of tannin. Butyric acid concentration decreased in silages B, C, D, E, and F as compared to that in silage A. Addition of FGE combined with tannin prepared from acacia leaf improved fermentation quality of king grass silage.

  5. Release of phytotoxins by decomposing roots of Pennisetum typhoides (Borm. f. Staff et Hubb., their effect on soil fungi and succeeding crops

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    R. S. Kanaujia

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The roots of Pennisetum typhoides decomposing in normal field conditions, in sterilized soil inoculated with 15 rhizosphere fungi and in field soil maintained at various moisture levels produced vanillic acid. 3-4-dihydroxy benzoic acid and hydroxy cinnamic acid. These acids proved toxic to the rhizosphere fungi and seeds and seedlings of certain crop plants. Out of 15 rhizosphere fungal species inoculated to the soil only 6 could induce the release of toxins, moreover, the phytotoxic substances were detected from the washing of the roots collected only on the 30th day. The moisture range which showed liberation of toxins was 20-70 per cent. The time of liberation of acids in different set s varied. These were, however, frequently liberated from washings collected from roots decomposed for 15. 30 and 45 days.

  6. 巨菌草单宁成分的提取和测定%Extraction and Content Determination of Tannin in Pennisetum sinese

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    谢焰锋; 许林; 戢小梅; 陈法志; 罗梓珊; 王湛昌

    2015-01-01

    以生长1、2、3个月的巨菌草(Pennisetum sinese)叶片为材料,探讨巨菌草叶片单宁成分的提取方法和含量,单宁提取方法采用正交试验进行优化,单宁含量采用福林酚-比色法进行测定。结果表明,巨菌草单宁最佳提取条件为丙酮体积分数70%,提取温度50℃,提取时间1 h。生长1、2、3个月的巨菌草叶片的单宁含量分别为8.47、10.44和12.59 mg/g,与其他牧草相比处于中间水平,且单宁含量随生长时间的延长而增加,不同生长阶段的单宁含量适合不同的动物采食。%The content of total tannins in the leaves of Pennisetum sinese was determined by folin phenol colorimetric method. Effects of concentration of extracting solution, temperature and time on tannins extraction were investigated by orthogonal experiment. The optimum extraction conditions were as follows: the samples were extracted for 1 hour at 50 ℃with 70% acetone as the solvent. The different contents of total tannins in the leaves cultivated for 1,2 or 3 month were 8.47,10.44 and 12.59 mg/g respectively. Compared with other forage grasses, the total tannins in the leaves of P. sinese were in the middle range and increased monthly. Correspondingly, the leaves at different growth stages were suitable for feeding different animals.

  7. Characteristics of charcoal fines obtained by rapid pyrolysis process of elephant grass in fluidized bed in different operation conditions; Caracteristicas dos finos de carvao vegetal obtido pelo processo de pirolise rapida de capim elefante em leito fluidizado em diferentes condicoes de operacao

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    2004-07-01

    This paper presents a study about the effect of excess air and the inert fixed bed height upon the characteristics of fine charcoal particles and the main reactor parameters. The pyrolysis process is considered as a method to concentrate carbon in fine charcoal particles and a method to reduce oxygen content in the biomass.The study concludes that the operation point which gives the highest percentage if carbon fine charcoal particles and reduces the most the oxygen in biomass corresponds to a fixed bed height of 207 mm and excess air of 8%. (author)

  8. 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

    Full Text Available Foram estudados dois surtos e realizado um experimento de fotossensibilização associada à ingestão por Brachiaria brizantha em ovinos mestiços de Santa Inês e Dorper, com idade variando de dois a três meses, em uma fazenda no município de Santa Luzia do Pará. Esses animais foram mantidos desde o nascimento até aproximadamente dois meses de idade, em apriscos suspensos do chão, recebendo capim-elefante roxo (Pennisetum purpureum cv. roxo, concentrado, sal mineral e água ad libitum. Após esse período foram introduzidos em um piquete de B. brizantha. Na ocasião dos surtos e do experimento a fazenda foi visitada para observação dos dados epidemiológicos, avaliação clínica dos animais, colheita de amostras de sangue para dosagem de GGT, AST, BD, BI, BT, ureia e creatinina e colheita de pastagem para pesquisa de Pithomyces chartarum e saponinas. Também foi realizada necropsia com colheita de material para estudo histológico. O surto 01 ocorreu na época de escassez de chuva, com taxa de morbidade e letalidade de 43,4% e 81,6%, respectivamente. O surto 02 aconteceu no início da época chuvosa, com taxas de morbidade e letalidade de 16,3% e 76,9%, respectivamente. Em ambos os surtos o capim encontrava-se com massa residual reduzida e senescente. Dos 50 animais do experimento, 10 receberam 200ml de fluido ruminal retirado de ovelhas mães do mesmo lote, a primeira administração foi feita um dia antes da introdução desses animais na pastagem, e mais duas subsequentes com intervalo de uma semana. Após 15 dias de pastejo, os animais começaram a apresentar inquietação, procura por sombra, edema nas orelhas, mucosas amareladas, apatia, anorexia e desprendimento da pele seguido por formação de crostas em algumas áreas do corpo. Tanto os animais dos surtos quanto do experimento apresentaram aumento nos níveis de GGT, AST, BD, BI, BT, ureia e creatinina. Os valores de ureia e GGT dos animais que receberam fluido ruminal e dos

  9. 5种狼尾草属观赏草光合特性研究%Study on the Photosynthetic Characteristics of Five Pennisetum Speices

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    杨学军; 武菊英; 滕文军; 袁小环; 温海峰

    2013-01-01

    The study was focused on 5 species of Pennisetum spp. in order to investigate the photosynthetic characteristics with the Li-6400 portable photosynthesis system, with the main purpose of providing theoretical basis for its introduction and application in garden greening. The results showed that daily variations of net photosynthetic rate of the five species were all single-peak curves, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Ziguang' had the highest peak value of net photosynthetic rate and transpiration rate at 11: 30 a.m., which was 29.5 μmolCO2/(m2 s) and 5.94 mmolH20/(m2 s). The light saturation points ranged between 33.4-58.7 μmol/(m2 s). P. alopecuroides 'Ziguang' had the lowest and P. orientale had the highest light saturation point. P. setaceum, P. alopecuroides ' Little Bunny' and P. villosum had similar light saturation point. The five species had high value of light saturation point, ranging between 1615.4 μmol(m2 s) for P. orientale and 2563.6 μmol/(m2 s) for P. villosum. The apparent quantum efficiency ranged from 0.059 to 0.061. The five species had high solarenergy utilization efficiency and water utilization efficiency, indicating that they were heliophilous plants with some shade tolerance.%为了解东方狼尾草(Pennisetum orientale)、绒毛狼尾草(P.Setaceum)、‘小兔子’狼尾草(P.Alopecuroides‘Little Bunny’)、羽绒狼尾草(P.Villosum)和‘紫光’狼尾草(P.Alopecuroides‘Ziguang’)5种观赏草光合特性,为引种驯化、园林应用提供理论依据,采用Li-6400便携式光合分析仪测定其光合特性指标.结果表明:5种狼尾草光合日进程均呈单峰型,无“午休”现象,‘紫光’狼尾草净光合速率和蒸腾速率在11:30达最大值29.5 μmolCO2(m2·s)、5.94 mmolH2O/(m2·s),为5种狼尾草中的最高;东方狼尾草光补偿点最高为58.70 μmol/(m2·s),绒毛狼尾草、‘小兔子’狼尾草、羽绒狼尾草相近,‘紫光’狼尾草最低为32.41 μmol/(m2·s);羽绒狼

  10. Effect of Drought Stress on Growing Development and Physiological Characteristics of Pennisetum setaceum%干旱胁迫对‘紫叶’狼尾草生长发育及生理特性的影响

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    张苏州

    2014-01-01

    以观赏草‘紫叶’狼尾草 Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’为试验材料,研究不同程度干旱胁迫对其生长发育及叶绿素含量、脯氨酸含量、丙二醛含量、根系活力的影响。结果表明:5%聚乙二醇处理与CK之间,除脯氨酸含量差异显著外,其他生长发育及生理指标差异不显著;10%、20%聚乙二醇处理,紫叶狼尾草株高、分蘖数、根长、地上部鲜重和干重、地下部鲜重和干重以及根系活力较5%聚乙二醇处理、CK明显降低,叶绿素含量显著下降,而脯氨酸、丙二醛含量显著增加,但是紫叶狼尾草的生长发育尚未出现枯萎状态。综合而言,紫叶狼尾草具有很强的抗旱性,能承受一定程度的干旱胁迫。%The effects of different degrees drought stress on growing development ,chlorophyll content ,proline content ,MDA content and root activity were researched by application ornamental grass Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'as the test material .The results showed that there was significant difference in proline content between treatment 5% polyethylene glycol (PEG) and CK ,and there were no difference in other growing development and physiological indexes .The plant height ,tiller ,root length ,above ground fresh and dry biomass ,underground fresh and dry biomass ,root activity of Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'by treatment of 10% and 20% PEG decreased significantly than that by treatment of 5% PEG and CK .At the same time the chlorophyll content of 10% and 20%PEG reduced significantly ,but the content of proline and MDA content increased significantly .Pennisetum setaceum'Rubrum'can still grow and develop normally ,which was not wither .In summarize ,Pennisetum setaceum'Rubrum'has strong drought resistance ,which can endure drought stress to some degree .

  11. Tissue Culture and Rapid Propagation ofPennisetum setaceum‘Rubrum’%紫叶狼尾草的组织培养与快速繁殖

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    魏进莉; 李丽芳; 于学斌

    2015-01-01

    以紫叶狼尾草(Pennisetum setaceum‘Rubrum’)的茎尖或带腋芽的节间为外植体材料,进行了组培快繁技术的实验研究,建立了离体快繁技术体系。结果表明,以MS+6-BA 1.0 mg·L-1+IBA 0.5 mg·L-1为较适宜的外植体诱导丛生芽的培养基;以MS+6-BA 1.5 mg·L-1+NAA 0.1 mg·L-1+IBA 0.5 mg·L-1为最佳继代增殖培养基,增殖系数达6.5;以1/2MS+NAA 0.5 mg·L-1+ IBA 0.5 mg·L-1为最佳生根培养基,生根率100%;将生根组培苗移栽炼苗,30 d后成活率达98%以上。%The study used stem tips and internodes with axillary buds as the explants, conducted the research of tissue culture techniques inPennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ propagation, and established the rapid propagation systemin vitro. The results indicated that MS+6-BA 1.0 mg·L-1+IBA 0.5 mg·L-1 was the suitable medium for explants induction of cluster buds; MS+6-BA 1.5 mg·L-1+NAA 0.1 mg·L-1+IBA 0.5 mg·L-1 was the optimizing medium for multipropagation, the multiplication coefifcient could reach up to 6.5; 1/2MS+NAA 0.5 mg·L-1+I-BA 0.5 mg·L-1 was the best medium for rooting, the rooting rate could reach to 100%. After 30 days transplant-ed into greenhouse, the survival rate of young plants were over 98%.

  12. Preferential recruitment of the maternal centromere-specific histone H3 (CENH3) in oat (Avena sativa L.) × pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) hybrid embryos.

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    Ishii, Takayoshi; Sunamura, Naohiro; Matsumoto, Ayaka; Eltayeb, Amin Elsadig; Tsujimoto, Hisashi

    2015-12-01

    Chromosome elimination occurs frequently in interspecific hybrids between distantly related species in Poaceae. However, chromosomes from both parents behave stably in a hybrid of female oat (Avena sativa L.) pollinated by pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.). To analyze the chromosome behavior in this hybrid, we cloned the centromere-specific histone H3 (CENH3) genes of oat and pearl millet and produced a pearl millet-specific anti-CENH3 antibody. Application of this antibody together with a grass species common anti-CENH3 antibody revealed the dynamic CENH3 composition of the hybrid cells before and after fertilization. Despite co-expression of CENH3 genes encoded by oat and pearl millet, only an oat-type CENH3 was incorporated into the centromeres of both species in the hybrid embryo. Oat CENH3 enables a functional centromere in pearl millet chromosomes in an oat genetic background. Comparison of CENH3 genes among Poaceae species that show chromosome elimination in interspecific hybrids revealed that the loop 1 regions of oat and pearl millet CENH3 exhibit exceptionally high similarity.

  13. Development and characterization of a high temperature stress responsive subtractive cDNA library in Pearl Millet Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.

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    James, Donald; Tarafdar, Avijit; Biswas, Koushik; Sathyavathi, Tara C; Padaria, Jasdeep Chatrath; Kumar, P Ananda

    2015-08-01

    Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L. R. Br.) is an important cereal crop grown mainly in the arid and semi-arid regions of India known to possess the natural ability to withstand thermal stress. To elucidate the molecular basis of high temperature response in pearl millet, 12 days old seedlings of P. glaucum cv. 841A were subjected to heat stress at 46 degrees C for different time durations ( 30 min, 2, 4, 8, 12 and 24 h) and a forward subtractive cDNA library was constructed from pooled RNA of heat stressed seedlings. A total of 331 high quality Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) were obtained from randomly selected 1050 clones. Sequences were assembled into 103 unique sequences consisting of 37 contigs and 66 singletons. Of these, 92 unique sequences were submitted to NCBI dbEST database. Gene Ontology through RGAP data base and BLASTx analysis revealed that about 18% of the ESTs showed homology to genes for "response to abiotic and biotic stimulus". About 2% of the ESTs showed no homology with genes in dbEST, indicating the presence of uncharacterized candidate genes involved in heat stress response in P. glaucum. Differential expression of selected genes (hsp101 and CRT) from the SSH library were validated by qRT-PCR analysis. The ESTs thus generated are a rich source of heat stress responsive genes, which can be utilized in improving thermotolerance of other food crops.

  14. Assessment of Napier millet (Pennisetum purpureumx P. glaucum) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) trap crops for the management of Chilo partellus on maize.

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    Hari, N S; Jindal, J

    2009-04-01

    Two Napier millet (Pennisetum purpureumxP. glaucum) hybrids, namely PBN 83 and PBN 233 and one sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) variety, SL 44, were assessed for their potential role as a trap crop in the management of the stem borer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on maize. Oviposition preference and larval survival and development were determined for different test plants under laboratory and screen house conditions. Further, field dispersal of C. partellus larvae was assessed between Napier millet and maize crops. Results from no-choice and dual-choice tests indicated that Napier millet hybrids were preferred for oviposition over maize by C. partellus moths. Sorghum was, however, not preferred over maize in this respect. Napier millet hybrids were poor larval hosts, and a rapid decline in larval numbers was noticed within the first five days after hatching and virtually no larvae survived to pupation. Leaf area eaten by the borer larvae was significantly less on these hybrids than on maize or sorghum. Plant damage was more severe in maize and sorghum than Napier millet hybrids. No appreciable larval shift was noticed from Napier millet hybrids to the adjoining maize crop. The evaluated Napier millet hybrids, therefore, had potential for use as trap crop in C. partellus management. Sorghum, however, did not hold promise in this respect.

  15. Drag coefficient and plant form response to wind speed in three plant species: Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus), Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens glauca.), and Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum)

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    Gillies, J. A.; Nickling, W. G.; King, J.

    2002-12-01

    Whole-plant drag coefficients (Cd) for three plant species: Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus), Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens glauca.), and Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum) in five different porosity configurations were developed from force versus wind speed data collected with a force balance in a recirculating wind tunnel. The average Cd for the Burning Bush, Colorado Spruce, and Fountain Grass in their untrimmed forms were 0.42 (±0.03), 0.39 (±0.04), and 0.34 (±0.06), respectively. Drag curves (Cd versus flow Reynolds number (Re) function) for the Burning Bush and Colorado Spruce were found to exhibit, for the lower porosity configurations, a rise to a maximum around flow Reynolds numbers (Re = ρuhh/ν) of 2 × 105. Fountain Grass Cd was shown to be dependent upon Re to values >5 × 105. The Burning Bush and Colorado Spruce plants reduced their drag, upon reaching their maxima, by decreasing their frontal area and increasing their porosity. Maximum Cd for these plants occurred at optical porosities of ˜0.20. The Fountain Grass reduced drag at high Re by decreasing frontal area and porosity. The mechanism of drag reduction in Fountain Grass was continual reconfiguration to a more aerodynamic form as evidenced by continual reduction of Cd with Re.

  16. Effect of leucaena row spacing and cutting height on yield and chemical compositions of three associated grasses intercropped with leucaena

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    Tudsri, S.; Kaewkunya, C.

    2002-01-01

    The experiment was conducted at Suwanvajokkasikit Research Station, Pakchong, to determine the yield and chemical compositions of ruzi (Brachiaria ruziziens), dwarf napier (Pennisetum purpureum), and Taiwan A25 (P. purpureum) intercropped with leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala cv. Ivory Coast) under irrigation. The design of the experiment was a randomized split-split plot with pasture species as the main plots, leucaena row spacings (1, 2, 4 m) as sub - plots and leucaena cutting height (10 an...

  17. Utilization of Bioslurry on Maize Hydroponic Fodder as a Corn Silage Supplement on Nutrient Digestibility and Milk Production of Dairy Cows

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    H. D. Nugroho; I.G. Permana; Despal

    2015-01-01

    The research was conducted to study the effect of addition of 7% DM maize hydroponic fodder (MHF) in corn silage on digestibility and milk production of dairy cows. The experiment used a completely randomized block design with two treatments, and four replications. The treatments were dairy cows fed with grass (Pennisetum purpureum), corn silage, and concentrate (R0), and dairy cows fed with grass (P. purpureum), corn silage, concentrate, and MHF (R1). This research used eight dairy cows with...

  18. 皇竹草对土壤阿特拉津的降解特性%Effect of Pennisetum hydridum Degrading Atrazine in Soil

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    陈建军; 张坤; 李明锐; 李元

    2014-01-01

    A pot experiment was carried out in order to understand effects of Pennisetum hydridum on atrazine degrada⁃tion, dynamics of the degradation and translocation of the substance, and relationships between concentration of atrazine residue and activities of relevant soil enzymes in the soil. Results show that atrazine degradation rate significantly increased in pots planted with P. hydridum by 52�84 percentage points in non⁃sterilized pots and by 42�38 percentage points in steri⁃lized pots. The half⁃life of soil atrazine in sterilized and non⁃sterilized pots planted with P. hydridum was significantly shortened, by 64�35 and 53�21 days, respectively. Atrazine in soil was absorbed by P. hydridum, and then gradually transferred from roots to shoots. With the plants growing on and on, transfer coefficient of the substance increased. Signifi⁃cant negative relationships were observed between concentration of atrazine residue in the soil and activities of soil catalase, peroxidase, invertase and polyphenol oxidase. All these findings indicate that planting P. hydridum is conducive to degradation of atrazine in the soil.%为了探明种植皇竹草( Pennisetum hydridum)对土壤阿特拉津降解的促进作用,通过盆栽试验研究了皇竹草对土壤阿特拉津的降解动态、转移特征以及土壤阿特拉津残留浓度与土壤相关酶活性的关系。结果表明:与未种植皇竹草相比,种植皇竹草土壤阿特拉津降解率明显提高,皇竹草对未灭菌和灭菌土壤阿特拉津的降解率分别提高52�84和42�38百分点;与未种植皇竹草处理相比,灭菌和未灭菌条件下种植皇竹草处理阿特拉津在土壤中的半衰期可分别缩短64�35和53�21 d;土壤中阿特拉津被皇竹草吸收后逐步由地下部分向地上部分转移,随着培养时间的延长,转移系数变大;土壤中阿特拉津残留浓度与土壤过氧化氢酶、过氧化物酶、转化

  19. Effects of charcoal-enriched goat manure on soil fertility parameters and growth of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L. in a sandy soil from northern Oman

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    Melanie Willich

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The effect of charcoal feeding on manure quality and its subsequent application to enhance soil productivity has received little attention. The objectives of the present study therefore were to investigate the effects of (i charcoal feeding on manure composition, and (ii charcoal-enriched manure application on soil fertility parameters and growth of millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.. To this end, two experiments were conducted: First, a goat feeding trial where goats were fed increasing levels of activated charcoal (AC; 0, 3, 5, 7, and 9% of total ration; second, a greenhouse pot experiment using the manure from the feeding trial as an amendment for a sandy soil from northern Oman. We measured manure C, N, P, and K concentrations, soil fertility parameters and microbial biomass indices, as well as plant yield and nutrient concentrations. Manure C concentration increased significantly (P<0.001 from 45.2% (0% AC to 60.2% (9% AC with increasing dietary AC, whereas manure N, P, and K concentrations decreased (P<0.001 from 0% AC (N: 2.5%, P: 1.5%, K: 0.8% to 9% AC (N: 1.7%, P: 0.8%, K: 0.4%. Soil organic carbon, pH, and microbial biomass N showed a response to AC-enriched manure. Yield of millet decreased slightly with AC enrichment, whereas K uptake was improved with increasing AC. We conclude that AC effects on manure quality and soil productivity depend on dosage of manure and AC, properties of AC, trial duration, and soil type.

  20. Cereal domestication and evolution of branching: evidence for soft selection in the Tb1 orthologue of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum [L.] R. Br..

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    Marie-Stanislas Remigereau

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: During the Neolithic revolution, early farmers altered plant development to domesticate crops. Similar traits were often selected independently in different wild species; yet the genetic basis of this parallel phenotypic evolution remains elusive. Plant architecture ranks among these target traits composing the domestication syndrome. We focused on the reduction of branching which occurred in several cereals, an adaptation known to rely on the major gene Teosinte-branched1 (Tb1 in maize. We investigate the role of the Tb1 orthologue (Pgtb1 in the domestication of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum, an African outcrossing cereal. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Gene cloning, expression profiling, QTL mapping and molecular evolution analysis were combined in a comparative approach between pearl millet and maize. Our results in pearl millet support a role for PgTb1 in domestication despite important differences in the genetic basis of branching adaptation in that species compared to maize (e.g. weaker effects of PgTb1. Genetic maps suggest this pattern to be consistent in other cereals with reduced branching (e.g. sorghum, foxtail millet. Moreover, although the adaptive sites underlying domestication were not formerly identified, signatures of selection pointed to putative regulatory regions upstream of both Tb1 orthologues in maize and pearl millet. However, the signature of human selection in the pearl millet Tb1 is much weaker in pearl millet than in maize. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our results suggest that some level of parallel evolution involved at least regions directly upstream of Tb1 for the domestication of pearl millet and maize. This was unanticipated given the multigenic basis of domestication traits and the divergence of wild progenitor species for over 30 million years prior to human selection. We also hypothesized that regular introgression of domestic pearl millet phenotypes by genes from the wild gene pool could explain

  1. Kualitas Rumput Unggul Tropika Hasil Ensilase dengan Bakteri Asam Laktat dari Ekstrak Rumput Terfermentasi

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    B. Santoso; B. Tj. Hariadi; H. Manik; H. Abubakar

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) and king grass (Pennisetum purpureophoides) ensiled with addition of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) prepared from fermented grass extract (LBFG). Four treatments were napier grass without additive (EG), napier grass with 3% (v/w) of LBFG (EGL), king grass without additive (KG) and king grass with 3% (v/w) of BLEF (KGL). Ensiling was conducted in silos of 225 g capacity at room temperatures (approximately 28 °...

  2. Evaluation of Organic Matter Removal Efficiency and Microbial Enzyme Activity in Vertical-Flow Constructed Wetland Systems

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    Qiaoling Xu

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In this study, enzyme activities and their relationships to organics purification were investigated in three different vertical flow constructed wetlands, namely system A (planting Pennisetum sinese Roxb, system B (planting Pennisetum purpureum Schum., and system C (no plant. These three wetland systems were fed with simulation domestic sewage at an influent flow rate of 20 cm/day. The results showed that the final removal efficiency of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD in these three systems was 87%, 85% and 63%, respectively. Planting Pennisetum sinese Roxb and Pennisetum purpureum Schum. could improve the amount of adsorption and interception for organic matter in the substrate, and the amount of interception of organic matter in planting the Pennisetum sinese Roxb system was higher than that in planting the Pennisetum purpureum Schum. system. The activities of enzymes (urease, phosphatase and cellulase in systems A and B were higher than those in system C, and these enzyme activities in the top layer (0–30 cm were significantly higher than in the other layers. The correlations between the activities of urease, phosphatase, cellulase and the COD removal rates were R = 0.815, 0.961 and 0.973, respectively. It suggests that using Pennisetum sinese Roxb and Pennisetum purpureum Schum. as wetland plants could promote organics removal, and the activities of urease, phosphatase and cellulase in those three systems were important indicators for COD purification from wastewater. In addition, 0–30 cm was the main function layer. This study could provide a theoretical basis for COD removal in the wetland system and supply new plant materials for selection.

  3. Evaluation of Five Ornamental Grasses from Pennisetum Rich.Grown in Beijing%几种狼尾草属观赏植物在北京地区的生长特性

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    武菊英; 滕文军; 袁小环; 杨学军

    2009-01-01

    在北京地区气候条件下评价了狼尾草‘紫光'(Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng 'Ziguang')、绒毛狼尾草(Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov.)、羽绒狼尾草(Pennisetum villosum R.Br.ex Fresen)、狼尾草‘小兔子'(Pennisetum alopecuroides Desv.ex Ham'Little Bunny')和东方狼尾草(Pennisetum orientale Willd.ex Rich.)的田间生长状况、越冬存活率、根系生物量分布和繁殖特性.结果表明,这5种植物在北京地区气候条件下,能正常发芽、生长、抽穗、开花和结实.其中狼尾草‘紫光'、绒毛狼尾草植株高大,分蘖旺盛,盛花期花序高度达135 cm和156 cm,植株茎数达156和217个/株,地上生物量达608.7和535.3 g/株,根系密集分布空间在距地表10~40 cm,距茎秆0~30 cm.狼尾草‘小兔子'和东方狼尾草株型矮小,株高为40 cm,植株茎数分别为162和108个/株,地上生物量分别为124.2和39.8 g/株,根系密集分布空间为距地表10~30 cm,距茎秆15~30 cm.羽绒狼尾草的茎秆半匍匐生长,分蘖能力强,盛花期花序高为79 cm,植株茎数为389个/株,地上生物量高达619.9 g/株,根系密集区为距地表0~30 cm,距茎秆0~30 cm.狼尾草‘紫光'、狼尾草‘小兔子'和东方狼尾草在北京地区能安全越冬,成活率为100%,羽绒狼尾草和绒毛狼尾草在自然条件下不能越冬,成活率为0.5种狼尾草都可以播种和分株的方式扩繁.

  4. Evaluación química y organoléptica del ensilaje de maralfalfa (Pennisetum sp. más yuca fresca (Manihot esculenta

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    Libardo Maza A.

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar la composición química y características organolépticas del ensilado de maralfalfa (Pennisetum sp. más diferentes proporciones de yuca fresca (Manihot esculenta. Materiales y métodos. Se evaluaron 4 tratamientos (T de ensilaje de maralfalfa más diferentes proporciones de yuca fresca: 0% (Tratamiento 1, Control, 5% (Tratamiento 2, 10% (Tratamiento 3 y 15% (Tratamiento 4. Se determinaron las proporciones de fibra detergente neutro (FDN, fibra detergente ácido (FDA, lignina, fracción de materia seca (MS, extracto etéreo (EE, cenizas y proteína bruta (PB. Además, se evaluaron las características organolépticas. Para evaluar las variables nutricionales del ensilaje, se utilizó un diseño completamente aleatorizado y los datos se analizaron a través de un análisis de varianza y la prueba de polinomios ortogonales. Para la evaluación del consumo y variables organolépticas se utilizaron 20 novillas, a las que se les ofreció 30 kg de ensilaje por cada tratamiento, analizando los resultados a través de estadística descriptiva. Resultados. Las variables nutricionales mostraron diferentes tipos de tendencias polinómicas. La MS y EE tuvieron comportamiento lineal, la lignina cuadrático y la PB, cenizas, FDN, FDA y pH comportamiento cúbico. Las características organolépticas para T3 y T4, fueron excelentes. El consumo promedio de T1, T2, T3 y T4 fue 4.66, 4.42, 4.58 y 4.74 kg, respectivamente. Conclusiones. La inclusión de raíz de yuca contribuyó favorablemente en la calidad nutricional del ensilaje de maralfalfa y sus características organolépticas.

  5. 红色狼尾草的离体培养及产业化生产%Vitro Culture & Industrial Production of Pennisetum setaceum

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    郑建铃

    2013-01-01

    Pennisetum setaceum were conducted rapid propagation study by taking their stems & buds as explants . Result shows that :the terminal bud& stems which were sterilized with 0 .1% HgCl2 from 11 to 12 minutes can ob-tain the highest sterilized materials ,being 75 % & 90% respectively ;sprouting rate of buds & stems are above 90%by using MS + BA1 .0 + NAA0 .1 induction medium ;suitable proliferation are MS + BA + NAA + PP333 whose proliferation rate are 4 .0 ;BA on their proliferation rate have optimal effects ;sucrose & salt concentration have effects on rooting :adding PP333 can effectively inhibit excessive growth of proliferation & root ,the optimal combi-nation is 1/3MS + BA + NAA + PP333 + sucrose 60g · L -1 ;commercial production process system was estab-lished .%利用红色狼尾草的茎段和顶芽为外植体对其进行快繁研究,结果表明,顶芽、节段0.1% HgCl2灭菌11~12 min获得的无菌材料最高,分别为75%、90%;诱导培养基MS+BA1.0+ NAA0.1顶芽、茎段出芽率90%以上;适宜的增殖培养基MS+BA+NAA+PP333,其增殖率在4.0;BA对其增殖率有明显效果,蔗糖、盐离子浓度对生根有影响,加入PP333可有效抑制增殖、生根的徒长,培养基1/3MS +BA+NAA+ PP333+蔗糖60 g · L -1为最佳组合,并建立了商业化的生产工艺体系。

  6. 添加丙酸和乳酸菌对杂交狼尾草青贮发酵品质的影响%Effect of adding propionic acid and lactic acid bacteria on fermentation quality of hybrid Pennisetum silage

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    王雁; 张新全; 杨富裕

    2012-01-01

    研究丙酸、乳酸茵和两者组合不同添加水平对杂交狼尾草(Pennisetum americanum×P.purpereurn)青贮发酵品质的影响。试验设对照(无添加)、乳酸菌(LAB)、0.2%丙酸、0.3%丙酸、0.4%丙酸、0.5%丙酸、0.2%丙酸+乳酸菌、0.3%丙酸+乳酸菌、0.4%丙酸+乳酸菌、0.5%丙酸+乳酸菌(占鲜质量比例)处理,青贮45d后开袋分析。结果表明,添加丙酸可以有效改善杂交狼尾草的青贮品质,最佳添加量为0.3%;添加乳酸茵有助于提高杂交狼尾草的有氧稳定性。%The experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of adding propionic acid, lactic acid bacteria and mixture of the two additions on the fermentation quality of hybrid Pennisetum silage. There were treatments as following, the control (no addition), Lactic acid bacteria addition (LAB), Propionic acid addition at 0. 2% (PA0.2), Propionic acid addition at 0. 3% (PA0.3), Propionic acid addition at 0. 4% (PR0. 4), Propionic acid addition at 0.5% (PA0.5), PA0.2 +LAB, PA0.3 +LAB, PA0.4 +LAB and PA0.5 +LAB (FM,%). After 45 days of ensiling, the ensiled forages were sampled and analyzed. The results showed that addition propionic acid could improve the fermentation quality of hybird P. silages, and adding Propionic acid at a rate of 0. 3% is the optimum for fermentation quality of hybrid Pennisetum.

  7. Effects of external hormones on induction and differentiation of callus of Chinese pennisetum%外源激素对紫穗狼尾草愈伤组织诱导及分化的影响

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    张晓莹; 张瀚俪; 牟彤; 龚束芳

    2012-01-01

    The base of young shoots of Pennisetum alopecuroides was used as explants in this experiment to determine the effect of external hormones on induction and differentiation of callu:3 of Chinese pennisetum by screening appropriate hormone type and concentration ratio. The results of this study showed that the 2, 4-D was significantly effective for callus induction. The effect of hormone NAA and KT on growth was similar and their appropriate concentration was 0.5-1.0 mg L^-1. The NAA was effectively useful for cal- lus differentiation under combination 0.5-1.0 mg·L^-1 NAA and 3.0 mg·L^-1 6-BA, but KT did not work on callus differentiation. This study suggested that the best induction cukure medium was MS+ 2, 4-D 3.0 mg·L^1+NAA 1.0 mg·L^-1+KT 1.0 mg·L^-1 , and the best differentiation culture medium was MS+NAA 0.5 mg·L^-1 +6-BA 3.0 mg·L^-1 , which would provide information for resistance breed- ing of Penniseturn clones.%以紫穗狼尾草(Pennisetum alopecuroides)幼芽基部为外植体,研究了外源激素对其愈伤组织诱导及分化的影响,筛选适宜的激素种类及浓度配比,为狼尾草无性系抗性育种奠定基础。结果表明,2,4-D对愈伤组织诱导的作用最显著,生长素NAA和KT的作用相近,均以0.5~1.0mg.L-1为宜;NAA对愈伤组织分化的作用较明显,以0.5~1.0mg.L-1与3.0mg.L-16-BA配合效果最佳,KT的作用不明显。最佳诱导培养基为MS+2,4-D 3.0mg.L-1+NAA 1.0mg.L-1+KT 1.0mg.L-1;最佳分化培养基为MS+NAA 0.5mg.L-1+6-BA 3.0mg.L-1。

  8. Utilização do milheto (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Brown grão na alimentação de suínos na fase inicial (15-30kg de peso vivo Utilization of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Brown grain on feeding of starting pigs

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    Alexandre Orio Bastos

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a utilização do milheto (Pennisetum glaucum, (L. R. Brown na alimentação de suínos na fase inicial (15 aos 30kg de peso vivo. Foi conduzido um experimento de desempenho, utilizando-se 48 leitões híbridos comerciais, sendo metade machos e metade fêmeas, com peso inicial de 14,9 ± 2,01kg. Utilizou-se a variedade IAPAR-IA98301 de milheto (MS: 90,61%; PB: 11,64%; Ca: 0,05%, P: 0,29% e 3.181kcal ED kg-1. Foi utilizado o delineamento de blocos casualizados, com quatro tratamentos (0, 20, 40 e 60% de inclusão de milheto, seis repetições e dois animais por unidade experimental. A inclusão do milheto em rações para suínos na fase inicial não influenciou o consumo diário de ração, o ganho diário de peso, a conversão alimentar e o custo em ração por quilograma de suíno produzido. Em uma relação onde o preço do milheto corresponde a 70% do preço do milho, o custo em ração do quilograma de suíno produzido também não foi alterado. Os resultados sugerem que o milheto IAPAR-IA98301 pode ser incluído em rações de suínos na fase inicial até o nível de 60%.The objective of this study was to evaluate the pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Brown utilization on feeding of initial pigs (15-30kg of body weight. A performance trial was conducted by using 48 crossbred pigs (a half barrows and a half females with initial weight of 14.93 + 2.01kg with the use of IAPAR-IA98301 species of pearl millet (DM 90.61%; CP 11.64%; Ca 0.05%; P 0.29% and 3,182 kcal DE kg-1. A randomized blocks designwas used, with four treatments (0; 20; 40 and 60% of pearl millet inclusion, with six repetitions and two animals per experimental unit. The pearl millet inclusion on starting pigs diets did not influence on daily feed intake, average daily gain, feed:gain ratio and cost in diet per kilogram of pig produced during the initial phase. The results, suggest that the pearl millet IAPAR-IA98301 can be included in

  9. Evaluación de los pretratamientos con ácido sulfúrico diluido y AFEX en la biomasa lignocelulósica del tipo pasto gigante “Pennisetum Sp”

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    Mateus Fontecha, Lady

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    El objetivo de esta investigación fue estudiar la efectividad del pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico diluido y la explosión de fibras con solución de amoníaco (AFEX) sobre la biomasa lignocelulósica de Pennisetum sp en la hidrólisis de carbohidratos fermentables para la producción de etanol. En el pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico se estudio el efecto de la temperatura (110, 130, 150, 170 y 190 °C) y la concentración del ácido [0,8; 1,2 y 2,0 % (p/p)], mientras que en el pretratamiento AFEX ...

  10. RAPD分子标记在鉴定狼尾草属杂交后代上的应用%Studies on the identification of pennisetum hybrids by PCR-RAPD markers

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    杨清辉; Smith,RL; 等

    2001-01-01

    报道了狼尾草属植物基因组DNA的提取纯化方法、RAPD-PCR反应程序、用RAPD分子标记技术对狼尾草属两个杂交组合的亲本及其正反交的4组杂交后代进行的分子鉴定。珍珠黍(Pennisetumglaucum)×象草(Pennisetum purpureun Schum)杂交组合从19个引物中就筛选出6个引物,在双亲间扩增出16条特征带。P5-4-10×P-3组合从39个引物中才筛选出5个引物,在双亲间扩增出6条特征带。根据双亲间的特征带可以对杂交或自交后代作出鉴定。%RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) markers were used toevaluate rates of hybridization in two pairs of reciprocal crosses of pennisetum. One pair consisted of a cross between diploid pear millet and tetraploid elephantgrass.The second pair consisted of two hexaploid hybrid pare nts.Nineteen and 39 primers were screened to fined definitive,well amplified mar kers for the pear millet elephantgrass and hexaploid pairs of crosses respective ly.Methods of pennisetum DNA extraction and PCR amplification procedure were stu died.

  11. Conteúdo de energia líquida para mantença e ganho do capim-elefante e mudanças na composição corporal de novilhos em pastejo, durante a estação chuvosa Net energy content for maintenance and weight gain of elephantgrass and changes on body composition of grazing steers during the rainy season

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    Carlos Augusto de Alencar Fontes

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Foram determinados os conteúdos de energia líquida para mantença (ELm e ganho (ELg do capim-napier, submetido a pastejo rotacionado, e as mudanças nas concentrações corporais e do ganho de proteína, gordura e energia, de 36 novilhos ¾Gir-Holandês pastejando a forrageira, durante o período chuvoso. Metade dos animais teve o tempo de pastejo restrito a quatro horas diárias, para se limitar o consumo de energia a nível próximo ao de mantença e metade teve acesso irrestrito à pastagem. Seis novilhos foram abatidos no início do experimento, para se determinar a composição corporal inicial, e seis (três de cada tratamento, a cada 35 dias. Foram ajustadas equações de predição das mudanças na composição corporal, com o aumento do peso vivo, por regressão dos logaritmos dos conteúdos corporais de proteína e gordura, em função do logaritmo do peso de corpo vazio. Derivando-se essas equações, foram obtidas equações de predição da composição do ganho de peso. As concentrações de energia foram estimadas a partir dos teores de proteína e gordura e dos respectivos equivalentes calóricos. Por regressão da energia retida (ER, em função da energia metabolizável (EM consumida, estimou-se a eficiência de utilização da EM para ganho (Kg, correspondente ao coeficiente de regressão, e a exigência de EM para mantença (nível de ingestão de EM, para ER = 0. A eficiência de utilização de EM para mantença (Km foi obtida pela relação: Km = ELm/EMm. Os conteúdos de ELm e ELg do capim-napier foram determinados, respectivamente, pelos produtos de Km e Kg pelo conteúdo de EM do pasto, obtendo-se, respectivamente, os valores 1,02 e 0,59 Mcal/kg de MS. As concentrações de proteína corporais e do ganho mantiveram-se em níveis mais elevados e as concentrações de gordura e energia em níveis mais baixos que os valores relatados, no Brasil, para animais zebuínos e mestiços Europeu-Zebu, apresentando ganhos mais elevados.The net energy content for maintenance (NEm and gain (NEg of the napiergrass, under rotational grazing, as well as the changes on protein and fat concentrations in body and in weight gain of 36 ¾ Gyr-Holstein steers, grazing the forage, during the rainy season were determined. Half of steers had grazing time restricted to four hours daily, to limit energy intake to a level close to the maintenance level, and half had free access to the pasture. Six steers were slaughtered at begining of the trial, to determine initial body composition, and six (three from each treatment, at each subsequent 35 day. Prediction equations of the changes of body composition, with increase of body weight, were fitted by regression of log10 body content of protein and fat on log10 empty body weight. By differentiation of those equations, the prediction equations of composition of weight gain were obtained. The energy concentrations were estimated from protein and fat content and respective calorie equivalents. By regression of retained energy (RE on metabolizable energy (ME intake, the efficiency of ME utilization for gain, as the regression coeficient, and the ME requirement for maintenance (level of ME intake for RE = 0 were estimated. The efficiency of utilization of ME for maintenance (Km was obtained by the ratio: Km = NEm/MEm. The NEm and NEg of napiergrass were determined, respectively, as the products of Km and Kg to ME content of the forage, and the values 1.02 and 0.59 Mcal/kg dry matter, respectively, were obtained. The protein concentrations in the body and in body weight gain remained in higher levels and the fat energy concentrations remained in lower levels than those reported, in Brazil, for zebu and crossbred steers showing higher weight gains.

  12. Production of napiergrass as a bioenergy feedstock under organic versus inorganic fertilization in the Southeast USA

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    Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) is a high-yielding perennial biomass crop that is well adapted to the Southeast USA where poultry litter is readily available. This research was conducted to compare biomass production and nutrient utilization of napiergrass fertilized with either poultry li...

  13. Nutritive value and fermentation parameters of warm-season grass silage

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    The objective of this study was to investigate the nutritive value and fermentation characteristics of different species of warm-season grass silages treated with or without bacterial inoculants in the summer and fall. Nine forage species and cultivars, elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach),...

  14. Feed intake, digestibility and body weight gain of sheep fed Napier grass mixed with different levels of Sesbania sesban

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    Tibebu, M.; Tollera, A.; Tessema, Z.K.

    2009-01-01

    A randomized complete block design was employed to assess the feed intake, nutrient digestibility and live weight gains of hair type local sheep (~ 18.0 kg initial live weight) fed Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) mixed with different levels of Sesbania (Sesbania sesban). The treatments were sole

  15. Notas sobre fanerógamas de la flora argentina

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    Raúl Martínez Crovetto

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Se informa la existencia en Argentina de ocho especies de pastos marinos no catalogados. Ellos son Bromus inermis, Melinis minutiflora, Pennisetum purpureum, Melia azedarach, Anethum graueolens, Costus pilgeri, Desmodium arechaualetae  e Ipomoea morongii. Se menciona también el cultivo de Gymnopogon biflorus y Heteropterys angustifolia.

  16. Nutrient and water requirements for elephantgrass production as a bio-fuel feedstock

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    Elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher) is a tall tropical bunch grass that produces high enough yields to being considered an excellent bio-energy feedstock for the lower South. However, previous studies have shown that production is not sustainable without fertilizer application and adequ...

  17. Effect of species and harvest maturity on the fatty acids profile of tropical forages

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    Khan, N.A.; Farooq, M.W.; Ali, M.; Suleman, M.; Ahmad, N.; Sulaiman, S.M.; Cone, J.W.; Hendriks, W.H.

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    The aim of this study was to quantify the fatty acid (FA) content and composition of forages commonly fed to dairy animals in the tropics. Twelve forage species, namely, Trifolium alexandrinum, Cichorium intybus, Hordeum vulgare L., Medicago sativa, Avena sativa, Pennisetum purpureum Setaria anceps,

  18. The potential of improving napier grass under smallholder farmers' conditions in Kenya

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    Kariuki, J.

    1998-01-01

    Dairy farming is the main livestock enterprise in the mixed crop/livestock farming system in the high rainfall areas of Kenya. These areas are characterised by a high human population density and very small farms. As a consequence, napier grass ( Pennisetum purpureum ) has been widely adopted becaus

  19. Napier grass stunt disease prevalence, incidence, severity and genetic variability of the associated phytoplasma in Uganda

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    Kawube, Geofrey; Talwana, Herbert; Nicolaisen, Mogens;

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    The prevalence, incidence and severity of Napier grass stunt disease (NGSD) caused by phytoplasma on Pennisetum purpureum, the main fodder for livestock under intensive and semi-intensive management systems in Uganda were determined following a field survey carried out in 17 districts. A total of...

  20. Effects of Atrazine Stress on the Growth of Pennisetum hydridum%除草剂阿特拉津胁迫对皇竹草生长的影响

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    张坤; 李元; 祖艳群; 陈建军; 杨静

    2011-01-01

    [目的]研究阿特拉津对皇竹草生长的影响。[方法]通过盆栽试验,研究了5个阿特拉津浓度(20、50、100、200、500mg/kg)下皇竹草(Pennisetum hydridum)株高、生物量、根冠比和叶绿素含量的变化。[结果]结果表明,低浓度的阿特拉津(20、50mg/kg)对皇竹草株高、生物量均无显著影响;中等浓度的阿特拉津(100、200mg/kg)显著降低了皇竹草的生物量,分别降低了34.1%和36.4%,而对株高无显著影响;高浓度的阿特拉津(500mg/kg)对皇竹草生物量和株高均有显著降低的效应,最大降幅分别为40.6%和20.0%;各浓度的阿特拉津对皇竹草根冠比和叶绿素含量影响不显著。[结论]皇竹草对阿特拉津胁迫具有较强的耐受力。%[Objective] This study was to investigate the effect of atrazine stress on the growth of Pennisetum hydridum. [Method] Pot experiments were conducted to study the effects of atrazine stress (20, 50, 100, 200, 500 mg/kg) on plant height, biomass, root-shoot ratio and chlorophyll content of P. hydridum. [Results] Low level of atrazine stress (20 and 50 mg/kg) showed no significant effects on plant height and biomass of P. hydridum. Moderate level of atrazine stress (100 and 200 mg/kg) did not show significant effect on plant height, but did on the biomass of P. hydridum. Biomass of P. hydridum stressed by 100 and 200 mg/kg of atrazine was decreased by 34.1% and 36.4% compared with control, respectively. High level of atrazine stress (500 mg/kg) brought significant decrease in plant height(by 40.6%) and biomass(20.0%) of P. hydridum. All levels of atrazine stress showed no significant effects on root-shoot ratio and chlorophyll content of P. hydridum. [Conclusion] Pennisetum hydridum has strong tolerance to atrazine stress.

  1. 应用皇竹草改良退化土壤的初步研究%Study on improving the degraded soil with Napier grass (Pennisetum Hydridum)

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    马崇坚; 刘发光; 林昌华

    2012-01-01

    通过对在盐碱土和污染土上种植皇竹草试验的监测,探讨其在退化土壤改良上的应用效果.试验结果表明,皇竹草能直接种植于盐碱土中,并能显著降低盐碱土的pH值,可溶性盐以及Na的含量亦显著下降达25%左右.经客土后,皇竹草能在污染土中正常生长,其对重金属微量元素Zn、Mn、Fe、Cu等有较好的吸附效果.退化土壤改良试验还显示,皇竹草能明显改善其土壤肥力,并获得可观的生物产量.因而,皇竹草可作为退化土壤改良的优良植物种类,具有广阔的应用前景.%This article studies the effects of planting Napier grass(Pennisetum Hydridum)with the purpose of improving the degraded soil,such as saline-alkaline soil and heavy metal contaminated soil.The results show that the Napier grass can direct growth on the saline-alkaline soil normally.And the pH in soil decreases significantly after planting Napier grass,which also reduces the total salt content and the sodium content to 25%.Napier grass grows well on the heavy metal contaminated soil after covering with normal soil.In addition,the heavy metal microelement contents of Zn,Mn,Fe,Cu,etc.declines significantly after planting Napier grass.However,the content of organic matter increases.Addition to this,much more biomass could obtain after improving the degraded soil with Napier grass.So it is suggested that Napier grass(Pennisetum Hydridum) be a kind of excellent species for improving the degraded soil and application widely.

  2. 2 CJ Q-1型预切种式巨菌草种植机的设计与试验%Design and experiment of 2CJQ-1 Pennisetum.sp precuting type planter

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    赵芳伟; 童向亚; 郑书河; 朱舟; 林长山; 叶大鹏

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    According to the fact that artificial planting is a high labor intensity and tedious work,the lack of precut type plant machinery and individual differences of seedlings diameter.A 2CJQ-1 precuting type Pennisetum.sp planter was developed.The ditching,deep fertilization,seeding,earth covering and pressing can be finished in one time.Several critical components such as pushing seeds mechanism,traction connecting mechanism and seed-metering device were designed.Field experiments show that the planter leakage rate was 2.27%,repeat seed rate was 3.209% and germination rate was greater than 80% when traction speed is 2.88 ~ 3.6 km/h and output shaft speed is 2 240~2 970 r/min.Operation effect is good, the main performance indicators conformed with Pennisetum.sp planting agronomic requirement.%针对巨菌草人工种植劳动强度大、工序繁琐、预切种式巨菌草种植机械设备缺乏以及种苗个体直径差异较大等问题,研制了一种2 CJ Q-1型预切种式巨菌草种植机,进行了推种机构、排种装置和牵引连接机构等关键部件设计,确定了其关键参数,该机能一次实现松土开沟、基肥深施、单行排种、覆土埋种和镇压等功能.田间试验表明:在拖拉机前行速度为2.88~3.6 km/h、后动力输出轴转速为2240~2970 r/min时,漏播率为2.27%,重播率为3.209%,发芽率大于80%,种植作业效果良好,主要性能指标基本满足巨菌草种植农艺要求.

  3. Fermentation Characteristics and Microbial Diversity of Tropical Grass-legumes Silages.

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    Ridwan, Roni; Rusmana, Iman; Widyastuti, Yantyati; Wiryawan, Komang G; Prasetya, Bambang; Sakamoto, Mitsuo; Ohkuma, Moriya

    2015-04-01

    Calliandra calothyrsus preserved in silage is an alternative method for improving the crude protein content of feeds for sustainable ruminant production. The aim of this research was to evaluate the quality of silage which contained different levels of C. calothyrsus by examining the fermentation characteristics and microbial diversity. Silage was made in a completely randomized design consisting of five treatments with three replications i.e.: R0, Pennisetum purpureum 100%; R1, P. purpureum 75%+C. calothyrsus 25%;, R2, P. purpureum 50%+C. calothyrsus 50%; R3, P. purpureum 25%+C. calothyrsus 75%; and R4, C. calothyrsus 100%. All silages were prepared using plastic jar silos (600 g) and incubated at room temperature for 30 days. Silages were analyzed for fermentation characteristics and microbial diversity. Increased levels of C. calothyrsus in silage had a significant effect (psilage with a combination of grass and C. calothyrsus had good fermentation characteristics and microbial communities were dominated by L. plantarum.

  4. Determinación del potencial depurador del cultivo hidropónico de Phalaris spp y Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst, mediante la técnica de la película nutriente

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    Luis Eduardo Cruz Torres

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio corresponde a la segunda etapa de la evaluación de un sistema de tratamiento de aguas residuales domésticas conocido como la Técnica de la Película Nutriente (TPN, utilizando dos especies de gramíneas: Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst (pasto kikuyo y Phalaris spp (pasto brasilero. Los resultados permitieron establecer que las raíces actúan como un filtro biológico de los sólidos y materia orgánica, y además absorben los nutrientes contenidos en este tipo de aguas residuales. Por otra parte, el establecimiento de una cadena trófica o "cadena depuradora" de organismos (plancton y fauna asociada contribuye en gran medida en la remoción de polutantes. Bajo las condiciones de operación, el sistema de tratamiento (TPN removió eficientemente bacterias coliformes de origen fecal, seguido por sólidos suspendidos, materia orgánica y en menor grado los nutrientes.

  5. Eco-physiological studies on Indian arid zone plants. III. Effect of sodium chloride and gibberellin on the activity of the enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism in leaves of Pennisetum typhoides

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    Huber, W.; Rustagi, P.N.; Sankhla, N.

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    Seedlings of Pennisetum typhoides were grown in sodium chloride (NaCl) and gibberellic acid (GA/sub 3/) separately and in combination, and the effects on the activity of amylase, phosphorylase, aldolase, invertase, hexose-phosphateisomerase, sucrose-synthetase and sucrose-6-phosphate-synthetase were studied. Treatment of the seedlings with NaCl caused an inhibition of the activity of amylase and invertase in the leaf homogenate, but enhanced that of phosphorylase, aldolase, sucrose-synthetase and sucrose-6-phosphate-synthetase. GA/sub 3/ alone, as observed earlier, promoted the activity of invertase but indicated no significant influence on the other enzymes tested. In combination with salt, however, GA/sub 3/ tended to counteract, partially or wholly, the effect of NaCl on the activity of severe enzymes tested. The possible significance of the similarities between the action of abscisic acid (ABA) and salinity in influencing growth and metabolism of plants during stress is discussed. 34 references, 3 figures.

  6. 饲粮中添加禾王草对泌乳奶牛瘤胃发酵和生产性能的影响%Effects of Pennisetum sp. Supplied in Diet on Ruminal Fermentation and Performance of Dairy Cows

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    马健; 刘艳芳; 王雅晶; 曹志军; 李胜利; 余雄; 杨基; 雷小英; 马亚宾

    2015-01-01

    This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation of Pennisetum sp. silage and Pennisetum sp. hay on ruminal fermentation, nutrient digestibility and performance of dairy cows. Forty-five healthy Chinese Holstein lactating dairy cows were randomly assigned into 3 groups with 15 cows in each group by milk yield, parity and days in milk. Roughages in control group ( CG) were whole corn silage, Chinese wildrye and alfalfa hay, those in trial groupⅠwere Pennisetum sp. silage, whole corn silage, Chinese wildrye and alfalfa hay, and those in trial group Ⅱ were Pennisetum sp. hay, whole corn silage and alfalfa hay. Nutrient levels of the three diets were close. The pre-trial lasted for 10 days, and the trial lasted for 60 d. The results showed as follows:1) compared with CG, the content of ammonia nitrogen of acetate in ru-men fluid, and milk protein percentage in trial groupⅠwere significantly increased ( P0.05). The benefit per cow per day improved 1.19 yuan. 2) Compared with CG, the milk composition and nutrient digestibility in trial groupⅡwere not significantly changed ( P>0.05) , and the content of ammonia nitrogen in rumen fluid was significantly decreased ( P0.05) . The benefit per cow per day improved 2.07 yuan. It is concluded that partial replacement of whole corn silage with Pennisetum sp. silage and partial replacement of alfalfa hay with Pennisetum sp. hay in diets can bring in better economic benefit without influencing cows' performance.%为提高牧场养殖经济效益,本文研究了饲粮中添加禾王草青贮或干草对泌乳奶牛瘤胃发酵、营养物质消化率和生产性能的影响. 选取45头健康荷斯坦奶牛,按产奶量、胎次和泌乳天数等相近原则随机分成3组. 对照组饲粮粗饲料由全株玉米青贮、羊草和苜蓿干草构成,试验Ⅰ组粗饲料由禾王草青贮、全株玉米青贮、羊草和苜蓿干草构成,试验Ⅱ组粗饲料由禾王草干草、全株玉

  7. 皇竹草(Pennisetum hydridum)对施用重金属污染的鸡粪和污泥的响应及其污染修复效应%Responses and Remediating Effects of Pennisetum hydridum to Application of Heavy-Metals-Contaminated Chicken Manures and Sewage Sludges

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    王熙娜; 易自成; 张瑶芬; 王婧琦; 张玉洁; 黎华寿

    2015-01-01

    采用土壤盆栽试验的方法,以重金属Zn、Cu、Pb和Cd污染的鸡粪和污泥为肥料,分别与赤红壤土按1:9的比例混合后作为栽培基质种植皇竹草,研究其对皇竹草生长发育的影响及皇竹草吸收重金属的能力.试验结果表明,通过种植皇竹草可实现对土壤中各重金属有效的提取,其中根部和茎秆是主要累积重金属的器官.各处理组的皇竹草生长状况良好,其中施肥处理对皇竹草生长具有显著的促进作用.秋季种植的皇竹草于200 d生长后,鸡粪处理、污泥处理和空白对照组的每蔸生物量分别达736.56±29.21、499.99±32.01 g和466.89±37.08 g.各处理组皇竹草对栽培基质中重金属Zn、Cu、Pb和Cd的提取率分别达到1.90%~4.52%、3.96%~5.72%、0.53%~1.24%和10.34%~17.14%.其中对重金属Zn、Cd和Pb吸收量在鸡粪处理组中达到最大值分别为89.74、0.68 mg和19.18 mg,而Cu吸收量在污泥处理组达到最大值为16.84 mg.可见,皇竹草能有效提取栽培基质中较高浓度的重金属,是修复重金属污染土壤的可行材料.%Pennisetum hydridum is a rapid growth, large biomass and multi-stress resistant plant. A pot experiment was carried out to investi-gate the bioremediation effects of P. hydridum by 2 kg heavy metal(Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn)contaminated chicken manure or sewage sludge mix-ing with 18 kg of lateritic red soil. The growth and heavy metal uptake of P. hydridum were measured in order to assess the phytoremediation potential. Results showed that P. hydridum growed well in all treatments and the best appeared in chicken manure. The biomass of plant in treatments with chicken manure, sewage sludge, and the control was 736.56 ±29.21, 499.99 ±32.01 g·pot-1, and 466.89 ±37.08 g·pot-1, re-spectively. The heavy metals in the soils were reduced significantly at the 200 d after planting P. hydridum in fall. The removing percentage of total Zn, Cu, Pb, and Cd in soil was 1.90%~4.52%, 3.96%~5.72%, 0

  8. 1个白草花叶病毒分离物的全基因组序列分析%The complete nucleotide sequence of Pennisetum mosaic vir in China

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    邓丛良; 黄金光; 高文娜; 吕玉峰; 范在丰; 李怀方

    2005-01-01

    One potyvirus isolated from perennial whitegrass (Pennisetum centrasiaticum Tzvel) in North China was characterized at the molecular level.The complete nucleotide (nt) sequence of this virus(AY642590) has been determined.The viral genome comprised 9611 nt excluding a 3′-terminal poly (A) sequence,encoded a single polyprotein of 3 065 amino acids with a calculated Mr of 349 575 Da,flanked by 5′ and 3′-NTRs with 172 and 244 nucleotides.Nine putative cleavage sites were found by a sequence comparison of the viral polyprotein with other potyviruses.The result showed that the putative cleavage site for this virus was E/H between P3 and 6K1,different from that of any other potyviruses.Sequence comparison of the amino acids of CP and the 3′ NTRs showed that this virus was most closely related to Pennisetum mosaic virus (PenMV) with percent identities of 98.3% and 99.2% respectively.Sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analysis of the complete nucleotides and amino acids suggested that the virus isolate was most closely related to the monocot Potyvirus like Sorghum mosaic virus (SrMV),Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) and Maize dwarf mosaic virus (M V),Sequence comparison and phylogenetic analysis confirmed our previous report that PenMV was a distinct potyvirus within the SCMV subgroup,it also showed that there was a possible recombination during the evolution of viral genomes by sequence comparison and phylogenetic analysis of the complete and partial nucleotides.%从我国北方地区呈现花叶症状的白草上分离得到1个白草花叶病毒分离物(AY642590,PenMV-B),测定了其RNA的核苷酸全序列.结果发现,该病毒分离物的RNA基因组全长共9 611个核苷酸,5′-末端和3′-末端的非翻译区序列分别为172和241个核苷酸,中间为9 198个核苷酸的开放读框,编码3 065个氨基酸,分子量约为349 575 Da;其多聚蛋白P3/6K1处的E/H蛋白切割位点序列与Potyvirus属其他病毒均不相同,为该病毒所仅有.

  9. Renovación de pasturas degradadas de kikuyo, Pennisetum clandestinum Hoechst, con labranza mínima en una región alto andina de Colombia II. Productividad animal

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    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Se utilizaron vacas lactantes de doble propósito, en pasturas de kikuyo sometidas a tres métodos de renovación (kikuyo sin labranza mínima, KSLM; kikuyo con labranza mínima, KLM; y kikuyo con labranza mínima más la aplicación de fertilización química y siembra de tréboles, KLMFS en período lluvioso o seco; se incluyó como testigo (T el manejo en la finca. La producción de leche no presentó diferencias entre métodos con labranza mínima y sin ella, mientras que la producción en kg/ha-día fue mayor en KLMFS y KLM, en el período lluvioso (43 y 40 kg y con KSLM y T (31.2 y 8 kg. En el período seco la producción continuó siendo mayor con KLMFS y KLM (28 y 25.2 kg y KSLM y T (6.6 y 6.4 kg respectivamente. La calidad de la leche (porcentaje de grasa en el período de lluvias fue baja para todos los métodos. La condición corporal de las vacas en el período lluvioso se mantuvo estable (3.0; en el período seco fue mayor en pasturas con labranza mínima (2.8. La eficiencia reproductiva fue mejor en pasturas con labranza mínima (IEP de 12.2 meses. ABSTRACT Renovation of pastures degrades de kikuyo Pennisetum Clandestinum, Hoechst, with minimum farm in areas of hillsides in an andean high región de Colombia. II. Animal productivity. Cows lactantings of double purpose were used in kikuyo pastures, subjected to three methods of renovation (Kikuyo Without Minimum Farm, KSLM; Kikuyo with Minimum Farm, KLM and kikuyo with Minimum Farm more the application of chemical fertilization and siembra of clovers, KLMFS. in dry and rainy periods; it was included as control (C, the traditional handling pasture in the property. The production of milk in kg/vaca-day, it don’t present differences among methods with and without minimum farm. While the production in kg/ha-day was bigger in KLMFS and KLM, in the rainy period (43 and 40 kg and with KSLM and C (31.2 and 8 kg. In the dry period, the production continued being bigger with

  10. Renovación de pasturas degradadas de kikuyo Pennisetum clandestinum, Hoechst, con labranza mínima en una región alto andina de Colombia I. Productividad forrajera.

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    Full Text Available Se utilizaron tres métodos de renovación de pasturas degradadas: (Kikuyo sin labranza mínima, KSLM; Kikuyo con labranza mínima, KLM, y kikuyo con labranza mínima más la aplicación de fertilización química y siembra de tréboles, KLMFS en período lluvioso y seco; se incluyó como testigo (T el manejo tradicional de la pastura en la finca. La disponibilidad de forraje verde seco fue mayor en KLM y KLMFS en el período lluvioso (962 y 735 kg/ha que en el seco (505 y 378 kg/ha, respectivamente. La capacidad de carga en los métodos con labranza mínima se estimó en 2.5 UA/ha (5 vacas en el período de lluvias y de 1.2 y 1.4 U.A/ha (4 vacas en el período seco. En los métodos sin labranza mínima fue de 0.1 y 2 U.A/ha (1 y 4 vacas en el período de lluvias y de 0.1 y 0.4 U.A/ha (1 vaca en el período seco. ABSTRACT Renovation of pastures degraded the kikuyo pennisetum clandestinum, Hoechst, with minimum tillage in an andean high region de Colombia I. Productivity forrajera. Three methods of renewal of degraded pastures were used (Kikuyo without minimum tillage of pasture, KSLM; Kikuyo with minimum tillage, KLM and Kikuyo with minimum tillage more the application of chemical fertilization and clovers seeds, KLMFS, in rainy period and dry off; as a control it was included the traditional method of forage management in the farm (T. The availability of the green forage, was bigger in KLM and KLMFS in the rainy period (962 and 735 kg/ha that in the dry period (505 and 378 kg/ha. The load capacity in the methods with minimum farm you estimates in 2.5 UA/ha (5 cows in the period of rains and of 1.2 and 1.4 U.A/ha (4 cows in the dry period. In the methods without minimum farm was of 0.1 and 2 U.A/ha (1 and 4 cows in the period of rains and of 0.1 and 0.4 U.A/ha (1 cow in the dry period. Key words: Kikuyo grass, Pennisetum clandestinum Hoechst, pasture renewal, minimum tillage, Hills, Forage productivity, Cattle Use, High Andean Región.

  11. A Study on Mixed Silage of Rice Straw with Corn Stalk,Hybrid Pennisetum and Elephant Grass%稻秸与玉米秸、杂交狼尾草及象草混合青贮的研究

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    许能祥; 丁成龙; 顾洪如; 程云辉; 王康; 王兴刚

    2012-01-01

    对稻秸分别与玉米秸、杂交狼尾草和象草的混合青贮进行了研究,并采用乳酸菌(Chikuso-1)添加剂处理探讨其对不同原料混合青贮发酵品质的影响.结果表明:添加乳酸菌的青贮料pH、乳酸(LA)含量和氨态氮/总氮(AN/TN)均极显著优于对照(无添加物,P<0.01),乳酸菌对青贮料的可溶性碳水化合物(WSC)含量、粗蛋白质(CP)含量、中性洗涤纤维(NDF)含量、酸性洗涤纤维(ADF)含量、有机物消化率(IVOMD)的影响差异均不显著;添加乳酸菌的稻秸与玉米秸、杂交狼尾草混合青贮料干物质回收率(DMR)均极显著高于对照(P<0.01),稻秸与象草混合青贮料显著高于对照(P<0.05).不同混合青贮料的pH、LA含量、AN/TN、WSC含量、CP含量、ADF含量、DMR差异极显著(P<0.01).稻秸与玉米秸混合青贮料品质最佳,最差的是稻秸与象草混合青贮料.%The effects of lactic acid bacteria on fermentation quality of different mixed materials were studied. Rice straw was mixed with corn stalk, hybrid Pennisetum, respectively. Three mixed materials were ensiled with adding or without adding lactic acid bacteria (0. 02g ? Kg"1 fresh material). Results showed that the pH, lactic acid (LA) and ammonia nitrogen / total nitrogen (AN/TN) with adding LAB were very significantly excellent than those without adding LAB(P<0. 01). There were not significant effect of lactic acid bacteria on water soluble carbohydrates (WSC) content, crude protein (CP) content, neutral detergent fiber (NDF) content, acid detergent fiber (ADF) content, in vitro organic matter digestibility (IVOMD). Dry matter recovery (DMR) of the mixed silage with rice straw and corn stalk, rice straw and hybrid Pennisetum with adding LAB were very significantly increased than those without adding lactic acid bacteria(P

  12. Effects of Feeding Hybrid Pennisetum on Reproductive Performance of Leping Pig (Dongxiang Flowery Pig)%饲喂杂交狼尾草对乐平猪(东乡花猪)繁殖性能的影响

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    万明春; 周泉勇; 霍俊宏; 杨群; 唐艳强; 雷升荣

    2012-01-01

    In order to study the effects of feeding hybrid Pennisetum on the reproductive performance of Leping pig ( Dongxiang flowery pig) , 30 heads of Dongxiang flowery sows were selected and used for the test based on the principle of the same body condition , gestation time and production time. According to the amount of feeding fresh hybrid Penniselum, the test was conducted with 3 treatments, 10 heads in each treatment. At earlier pregnancy stage (before 30 d ) , medium pregnancy stage (30 ~ 90 d) and latter pregnancy stage (90 d) , the tested sows were fed by 0 kg ( CK) , 2. 0 kg (treatment 1) and 3. 0 kg (treatment 2) fresh hybrid Pennisetum per day respectively, the sows in different treatments had the same basic day - age, the whole reproduction period was tested. The results showed that the litter weight of 60 - day - old piglets in treatment 1 and treatment 2 was 11.07% and 12. 55% higher respectively than that in CK, and there was significant difference between them (P <0. 05). In comparison with CK, treatment 1 and treatment 2 increased the income per sow per year by 398. 55 yuan and 487. 70 yuan respectively. Meanwhile, feeding hybrid Pennise-tvm. Enhanced the ecological benefit, and purified the environment.%为研究杂交狼尾草对乐平猪繁殖性能的影响,根据母猪体况、妊娠时间、胎次一致的原则,选取30头东乡花猪经产母猪.按饲喂新鲜杂交狼尾草的量不同,试验设3个处理,每组10头,按妊娠前期(30 d前)、中期(30~90 d)和后期(90 d后)3个阶段,分别饲喂0、2.0和3.0 kg/d杂交狼尾草(即对照组、替代15%精料组、替代25%精料组),基础日龄相同,进行了一个繁殖周期的试验,结果表明:以60日龄窝重比较,2个试验组比对照组分别提高11.07%和12.55%,达到显著差异(P<0.05);每头母猪年增收分别达398.55元和487.70元;另外,饲喂狼尾草提高了生态效益,净化了环境.

  13. 皇竹草对酸与Cd污染农田土壤的治理效果及安全应用分析%Phytoremediation efficiency of Pennisetum hydridum for acid- and cadmium- polluted soil and its safe utilization

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    谢华; 赵雪梅; 谢洲; 吴开庆; 李相林; 杨瑞刚; 彭波; 余孟好; 何金华

    2016-01-01

    在大田条件下,研究了在酸与Cd污染农田土壤中种植皇竹草对污染农田的治理效果和应用安全性。结果表明,在各土壤处理中,对照处理(不施用土壤添加剂)的皇竹草中Cd含量最高,为1.69 mg·kg-1(干重),富集系数大于1,表现出一定的Cd富集特性。对照处理的皇竹草对Cd的提取量、提取效率分别为119.91 g·hm-2、6.98%,修复效果优于在同等条件下种植的Cd超富集植物龙葵,若将试验区的土壤Cd修复到《土壤环境质量标准》(GB 15618—1995)的二级标准限值以内,经计算约需9年。皇竹草既可以提取土壤中的Cd,同时还可作为饲用牧草、还田肥料、造纸原料、能源植物等进行安全利用。因此,皇竹草是治理修复及综合利用酸与Cd污染农田的可行性植物材料。%Under field conditions, phytoremediation of acid- and cadmium- polluted soil by and its application safety were studied. Pen-nisetum hydridum exhibited Cd-enrichment capacity, as indicated by its enrichment coefficient of greater than 1. Under different soil treat-ments, Cd content, extraction quantity and efficiency of P.hydridum were the highest in the control, which was up to 1.69 mg·kg-1(dry weigh), 119.91 g·hm-2 and 6.98%, respectively. This indicated that phytoremediation efficiency of P. hydridum was better than that of Solanumnigrum, a known Cd hyperaccumulator. Calculation showed that it would take only 9 years for P. hydridum to remedy Cd polluted soil in the experimental area by reducing soil Cd below the limit of the grade II of "Environmental Quality Standards for Soils"(GB 15618—1995). In addition to soil remediation, P. hydridum also has wide scope of applications, such as forage grass, organic fertilizer, paper-making material, energy plant, etc. Pennisetum hydridum would therefore be a feasible plant for phytoremediation of acid- and Cd-polluted farmland and safe utilization.

  14. Molecular cloning, characterization and expression analysis of a heat shock protein 10 (Hsp10) from Pennisetum glaucum (L.), a C4 cereal plant from the semi-arid tropics.

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    Nitnavare, Rahul B; Yeshvekar, Richa K; Sharma, Kiran K; Vadez, Vincent; Reddy, Malireddy K; Reddy, Palakolanu Sudhakar

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    Heat shock proteins (Hsp10) belong to the ubiquitous family of heat-shock molecular chaperones found in the organelles of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Chaperonins assist the folding of nascent and stress-destabilized proteins. A cDNA clone encoding a 10 kDa Hsp was isolated from pearl millet, Pennisetum glaucum (L.) by screening a heat stress cDNA library. The fulllength PgHsp10 cDNA consisted of 297 bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding a 98 amino acid polypeptide with a predicted molecular mass of 10.61 kDa and an estimated isoelectric point (pI) of 7.95. PgHsp10 shares 70-98 % sequence identity with other plant homologs. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that PgHsp10 is evolutionarily close to the maize Hsp10 homolog. The predicted 3D model confirmed a conserved eight-stranded ß-barrel with active site between the ß-barrel comprising of eight-strands, with conserved domain VLLPEYGG sandwiched between two ß-sheets. The gene consisted of 3 exons and 2 introns, while the position and phasing of these introns were conserved similar to other plant Hsp10 family genes. In silico analysis of the promoter region of PgHsp10 presented several distinct set of cis-elements and transcription factor binding sites. Quantitative RT-PCR analysis showed that PgHsp10 gene was differentially expressed in response to abiotic stresses with the highest level of expression under heat stress conditions. Results of this study provide useful information regarding the role of chaperonins in stress regulation and generated leads for further elucidation of their function in plant stress tolerance.

  15. Callus induction and plant regeneration from young spike of Pennisetum setaceum%绒毛狼尾草幼穗的愈伤组织诱导与植株再生

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    2011-01-01

    以绒毛狼尾草幼嫩花穗为材料,研究了培养基种类和2,4-D对愈伤组织诱导以及6-BA对分化的影响.结果表明,MS较N6培养基适合绒毛狼尾草的组织培养.在附加3 mg·L-1 2,4-D的MS培养基中愈伤组织诱导率最高,达到100%.分化培养基以附加1.0mg·L-1 6-BA的MS培养基为最佳,分化率为44.0%.在1/2MS培养基中附加0.5 mg·L-1 NAA和0.3 mg·L-1活性炭进行生根培养,根系生长健壮,生根率达100%.%The effects of media types and concentration of 2,4-D on callus-induction with young spike of Pennisetum setaceum, and some concentrations of 6-BA on callus differentiation were studied. The result shows MS is the optimal medium on callus-induction. The callus induction rate reached its maximum of 100% at MS media with 3 mg·L-1 2,4-D, in the differentiation media with 1.0 mg·L-1 6-BA, the optimum differentiation rate was achieved at 44.0%, and in the 1/2 MS media plus 0.5 mg·L-1 NAA and 0.3 mg·L1 activated charcoal, root generation rate reached 100%.

  16. 南九州の小規模肉牛農家における採草および放牧体系下での矮性ネピアグラスの適応性

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    Utamy, Renny Fatmyah; Ishii, Yasuyuki; Idota, Sachiko; Harada, Naoto; Fukuyama, Kiichi

    2011-01-01

    Smallholder beef farmers, particularly in isolated islands, were highly aged, holding limited arable lands with poor machinery equipment. Demand for herbage production increases rapidly due to high cost of imported herbage supply. We investigated the adaptability of dwarf napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach) of late-heading type (dwarf-late, DL) to 12 sites including isolated islands in 3 Prefectures of southern Kyushu by determining soil properties, plant growth characters, herbage yi...

  17. Genomic behavior of hybrid combinations between elephant grass and pearl millet

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    Fernando Ferreira Leão; Lisete Chamma Davide; José Marcello Salabert de Campos; Antonio Vander Pereira; Fernanda de Oliveira Bustamante

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this work was to evaluate the genomic behavior of hybrid combinations between elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) and pearl millet (P. glaucum). Tetraploid (AAA'B) and pentaploid (AA'A'BB) chromosome races resulting from the backcross of the hexaploid hybrid to its parents elephant grass (A'A'BB) and pearl millet (AA) were analyzed as to chromosome number and DNA content. Genotypes of elephant grass, millet, and triploid and hexaploid induced hybrids were compared. Pentaplo...

  18. Research on the Physiological Responses of Six Plants Pennisetum Alopecuroides Etc to BDE-209 in Soil and Their Phytoremediation Effect%狼尾草等6种植物对十溴联苯醚污染土壤的生理响应及其修复效果

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    刘京; 尹华; 彭辉; 叶锦韶; 叶芊; 李丽华; 何宝燕

    2012-01-01

    考察了狼尾草、龙葵、空心菜、苣菜、芥菜和鱼腥草6种植物对土壤中十溴联苯醚(BDE-209)的生理响应及其修复效果.结果表明,在BDE-209污染条件下,供试植物体内丙二醛(MDA)含量升高,表明植物受到一定的毒害作用,而在植物抗逆境机制作用下,植物体内可溶性蛋白质含量升高,超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)活性下降;在供试植物生物量方面,BDE-209对龙葵、空心菜和狼尾草地上部有促进作用,而对苣菜、芥菜具有一定的抑制作用;6种修复植物体内均检测出BDE-209,且地上部与根部BDE-209含量具有显著差异,其中狼尾草根部干重含量高达16.93 mg · kg-1;修复60d后,土壤中BDE-209含量均有一定程度的下降,最高去除率可达40.44%,且根际土与非根际土BDE-209去除率有显著差异.修复效果依优劣次序为狼尾草>龙葵、空心菜>鱼腥草>芥菜>苣菜.%The physiological responses of plants Pennisetum alopecuroides, Solarium nigrum, Ipomoea aquatica Forsk, Sonchus brachyotus D C, Brassica juncea and Houttuynia cordata Thunb to contaminant BDE-209 in soil were investigated, and the phytoremediation effects of these plants on BDE-209 contamination were explored. The results indicated that, the contents of MDA in tested plants increased under the condition of BDE-209 pollution, revealing that the plants suffered from toxic effect to a certain extent. Meanwhile the increased soluble protein content and decreased SOD activity were also detected, due to the mechanism of adversity resistance in plants, In respect of biomass of tested plants, BDE-209 promoted the growth of shoots of Pennisetum alopecuroides, Solanum nigrum and Ipomoea aquatica Forsk, but inhibited that of Sonchus brachyotus D C and Brassica juncea to a certain degree. The contents of BDE-209 in all six plants were detected with significant difference existed in shoots and roots. Among these a content of as high as 16.93 mg · kg‐1 BDE

  19. Potential of four forage grasses in remediation of Cd and Zn contaminated soils.

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    Zhang, Xingfeng; Xia, Hanping; Li, Zhian; Zhuang, Ping; Gao, Bo

    2010-03-01

    A pot experiment was conducted in a greenhouse to evaluate the phytoremediation abilities of four forage grasses with respect to soil Cd and Zn pollution. High Cd pollution significantly increased the biomass of Pennisetum americanum (L.) LeekexPennisetum purpureum Schumach, showed no effect on Silphium perfoliatum Linn and significantly decreased biomass of Paspalum atratum cv. Reyan No. 11 and Stylosanthes guianensis cv. Reyan II. High Zn pollution significantly decreased biomass of all grasses. Shoot Cd extraction amounts were 624, 179, 21 and 15mug/plant for P. americanumxP. purpureum, P. atratum, S. guianensis and S. perfoliatum respectively at soil Cd concentration of 8mg/kg. The shoot Zn extraction amount for P. americanumxP. purpureum was 8189mug/plant while the other three grasses were severely intoxicated at the soil Zn concentration of 600mg/kg. P. americanumxP. purpureum and P. atratum could be useful for phytoextraction of either or both Cd and Zn pollution; S. perfoliatum could be regarded as a candidate species for phytostabilization of Cd contamination; while S. guianensis had no remediation capability.

  20. Rumen function in vivo and in vitro in sheep fed Leucaena leucocephala.

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    Barros-Rodríguez, Marcos Antonio; Solorio-Sánchez, Francisco Javier; Sandoval-Castro, Carlos Alfredo; Klieve, Athol; Rojas-Herrera, Rafael Antonio; Briceño-Poot, Eduardo Gaspar; Ku-Vera, Juan Carlos

    2015-04-01

    The effect of Leucaena leucocephala inclusion in sheep diets upon rumen function was evaluated. Nine Pelibuey sheep, 32.6 ± 5.33 kg live weight (LW), fitted with rumen cannula were used. A complete randomized block design was employed. Two experimental periods of 60 days each, with 60-day intervals between them, were used. Experimental treatments were as follows (n = 6): T1 (control), 100 % Pennisetum purpureum grass; T2, 20 % L. leucocephala + 80 % P. purpureum; T3, 40 % L. leucocephala + 60 % P. purpureum. In situ rumen neutral detergent fiber (aNDF) and crude protein (CP) degradation, dry matter intake (DMI), volatile fatty acids (VFA) production, estimated methane (CH4) yield, rumen pH, ammonia nitrogen (N-NH3), and protozoa counts were measured. The aNDF in situ rumen degradation of P. purpureum and leucaena was higher (P Leucaena CP degradation was higher in T2 and T3 but for P. purpureum it was only significantly higher in T3. Leucaena aNDF and CP degradation rate (c) was 50 % higher (P 0.05). Protozoa counts and in vitro gas production (48 h) were lower in T2 and T3 (P leucaena (P leucaena inclusion does increase rumen N-NH3, aNDF and CP digestibility, and voluntary intake.

  1. Research of Associative Effects of Alfalfa, Astragalus adsurgens, Gaodan Grass, Chinese Pennisetum and Ryegrass%苜蓿、沙打旺、高丹草、狼尾草和黑麦草间的组合效应研究

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    王志军; 格根图; 高静; 朝鲁孟其其格; 王晓光; 贾玉山

    2015-01-01

    本试验旨在研究苜蓿、沙打旺、高丹草、狼尾草和黑麦草间的组合效应. 引入组合效应综合指数( MFAEI)以及饲养试验,以苜蓿、沙打旺2种豆科牧草和高丹草、狼尾草、黑麦草3种禾本科牧草为原料采用体外发酵的研究方法,对pH、产气量、微生物蛋白、挥发性脂肪酸、有机物体外降解率等指标进行3次重复测定,利用MFAEI对饲草进行优化组合和筛选. 通过试验对比分析看出,将粗饲料进行合理搭配后,通过营养素间的互补,可显著提高粗饲料的整体发酵水平. 结果表明:6种饲草配方的MFAEI从高到低依次为:B组>A组>C组>D组>F组>E组.依据MFAEI原理,从 6 种饲草组合筛选出 2 个最优组合:A 组为苜蓿:沙打旺:狼尾草=40:40:20,MFAEI为1.13;B组为苜蓿:沙打旺:高丹草=40:40:20,MFAEI为1.21.%This paper aimed to study the associative effects of Alfalfa, Astragalus adsurgens, Gaodan grass, Chinese pennisetum and ryegrass. Introduced the combination of multiple-factors associative effects index ( MFAEI) and feeding experiment, using two kinds of legume forage with alfalfa, Astragalus adsurgens and three kinds of grasses with Sudan grass, Chinese pennisetum and ryegrass as raw materials by the method of in vitro fermentation, tested the pH, gas production, microbial protein, volatile fatty acid, in vitro digestibility organic matter indexes determination of 3 repetitions, by the means of the MFAEI to design selection and the optimized combination. Through the test contrast analysis, with reasonable collocation of the roughage and the complementary between nutrients, the level of whole fermentation could significantly improve. The results showed that the MFAEI of six kinds of forage from high to low in turn was:group B>group C>group A>group D>group F>group E. According to the theory of MFAEI, two optimal combination from six kinds of forage combination is: group A, alfalfa:Astragalus adsurgens:Chinese pennisetum

  2. 白草花叶病毒承德玉米分离物3'-cDNA片段序列分析%Sequencing and analysis of the 3'-terminal genome of Pennisetum mosaic virus isolates from maize plants in Chengde

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    崔小雯; 高波; 许斐斐; 李向东; 张春庆; 苗洪芹

    2012-01-01

    Totally 11 maize samples showing dwarf mosaic symptoms were collected from Chengde, Hebei Province. The 3'-terminal 2.1 kb genomic fragments were amplified with degenerate primers for Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) and Pennisetum mosaic virus (PenMV) and then sequenced. The Blast results showed that eight samples were infected with PenMV. The cloned genome of these eight isolates were all 2 135 nucleo-tides (nt) long, including partial Nib gene (985 nt), complete CP gene (909 nt) and the 3'-UTR (241 nt). The CP gene and 3'- UTR shared nt identities of 89.8% -93.4% and 95.9% -97.9% , respectively, with the corresponding PenMV sequences available in the GenBank. In the phylogenetic trees constructed with the 3'-terminal 2 135 nt sequence and CP gene, all the PenMV isolates were divided into two groups; Shanxi group (SX) and Chengde group (CD). Recombination event was detected in the CP gene of isolate CD9.%采自河北承德11个表现矮花叶症状的玉米样品,用甘蔗花叶病毒(Sugarcane mosaic virus,SCMV)和白草花叶病毒(Pennisetum mosaic virus,PenMV)简并引物扩增了基因组3’端约2.1kb的片段并进行测序.Blast结果表明其中8个样品含有PenMV.扩增到的PenMV序列均为2 135 nt,包括部分NIb基因(985 nt)、完整的CP基因(909 nt)和3’-UTR(241nt).这8个分离物CP基因和3’-UTR与GenBank上其他PenMV分离物相应序列的核苷酸一致率分别为89.8%~93.4%和95.9%~97.9%.根据扩增的2 135nt序列和CP基因序列构建系统发育树,8个分离物与GenBank上其他PenMV分离物都分为2个组:山西组和承德组.重组分析表明CD9的CP基因存在重组.

  3. Effects of sodium molybdate on osmolytes and membrane stability of Pennisetum alopecuroides seedlings under low temperature stress%钼酸钠对低温胁迫下狼尾草渗透调节物质和膜稳定性的影响

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    张翠平; 王艳慧; 袁小环; 邢晓云; 彭向永

    2012-01-01

    以狼尾草(Pennisetum alopecuroides)为材料,研究了不同质量浓度的钼酸钠对低温胁迫下狼尾草幼苗中几种渗透调节物质含量和细胞膜稳定性的影响。结果表明,钼酸钠可显著提高低温胁迫下的狼尾草叶片总叶绿素、可溶性蛋白质、抗坏血酸、可溶性糖、游离脯氨酸等物质的含量,降低丙二醛含量和细胞膜透性,缓解狼尾草受到的低温冷害;钼酸钠缓解低温胁迫的最低效应质量浓度为0.5mg.L-1,且在0.5~5.0mg.L-1质量浓度范围内对狼尾草渗透调节物质和细胞膜稳定性的影响无显著差异。%Effects of different concentrations of sodium molybdate on osmolytes and membrane stability of Pennisetum alopecuroides seedlings under low temperature stress were investigated in this study. Results of experiments indicated that sodium molybdate application in P. alopecuroides seedlings induced a dramat- ic increase in total chlorophyll, soluble protein, ascorbic acid, soluble sugar and free proline contents under low temperature stress. Sodium molybdate application also caused a significant decrease in malondi- aldehyde content and membrane permeability. The lowest effect concentration of sodium molybdate appli- cation was 0. 5 mg ·L-1 to alleviate the low temperature stress. There was no significant difference in osmolytes and membrane stability of P. alopecuroides seedlings treated with sodium molybdate at the 0.5-5.0 mg·L-1 concentration range. It could be speculated that sodium molybdate application enhanced cold resistance by increasing the osmolyte content and alleviating membrane damage in P. alopecuroides seedlings under low temperature stress.

  4. How will Mahanarva spectabilis (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) Respond to Global Warming?

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    Fonseca, M G; Auad, A M; Resende, T T; Hott, M C; Borges, C A V

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the favorable constant temperature range for Mahanarva spectabilis(Distant) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) development as well as to generate geographic distribution maps of this insect pest for future climate scenarios. M. spectabilis eggs were reared on two host plants (Brachiaria ruziziensis(Germain and Edvard) and Pennisetum purpureum(Schumach)), with individual plants kept at temperatures of 16, 20, 24, 28, and 32 °C. Nymphal stage duration, nymphal survival, adult longevity, and egg production were recorded for each temperature*host plant combination. Using the favorable temperature ranges for M. spectabilis development, it was possible to generate geographic distribution. Nymphal survival was highest at 24.4 °C, with estimates of 44 and 8% on Pennisetum and Brachiaria, respectively. Nymphal stage duration was greater on Brachiaria than on Pennisetum at 20 and 24 °C but equal at 28 °C. Egg production was higher on Pennisetum at 24 and 28 °C than at 20 °C, and adult longevity on Pennisetum was higher at 28 °C than at 20 °C, whereas adult longevity at 24 °C did not differ from that at 20 and 28 °C. With these results, it was possible to predict a reduction in M. spectabilis densities in most regions of Brazil in future climate scenarios.

  5. Consumo e digestibilidade de dietas contendo níveis de farelo do mesocarpo de babaçu para ovinos

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    2012-01-01

    Objetivou-se avaliar o consumo, a digestibilidade aparente de nutrientes e o balanço de nitrogênio de dietas contendo farelo de mesocarpo de babaçu (FMB) em substituição à silagem de capim elefante (0; 21; 38; 62 e 78%). Utilizaram-se 20 ovinos alojados em gaiolas metabólicas individuais e distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. Foram coletados e registrados o consumo de alimentos e excreções de fezes e urina. Os consumos de matéria seca, matéria orgânica,...

  6. Perfil sanguíneo de novilhos Nelore alimentados com diferentes fontes da energia da dieta em confinamento

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    Maia Filho, Geraldo Helber Batista; Souza,Rafahel Carvalho; Costa,Patrícia Monteiro; Silva, Sílvio Costa e; Andrade Júnior, José Mauro de Carvalho; Barbosa, Steffany Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    Bovinos confinados estão mais susceptíveis ao desenvolvimento de desordens metabólicas o que pode resultar em decréscimo na produtivida­de. Foram avaliados os perfis sanguíneos em 32 bovinos Nelore alimentados com diferentes fontes de energia na dieta em confinamento, sendo MGI - die­ta composta por milho grão inteiro e suplemento comercial peletizado; SCMF - dieta composta por silagem de capim elefante e milho floculado como fonte energética; SCPC - dieta composta por silagem de capim elefan...

  7. Purifying effects of artificial wetland with different vegetation systems on domestic sewage%不同植物人工湿地对生活污水净化效果试验研究

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    张雪琪; 吴晖; 黄发明; 夏世斌

    2012-01-01

    The present paper cherishes its purpose to study the purifying effects of artificial wetland with different vegetation systems on domestic leftover sewage. So far as we know, there has been exiting quite a large number of studies in this way that claim to have discovered some plants can be used for this purpose. Many kinds of plants in wetland, so far as we know, can provide a substrate ( roots, stems, and leaves) upon which microorganisms can grow as they break down some organic materials. The plants should have the ability of enduring pollution, good effect of decontamination, developed root system and strong resistance to diseases and insect-attacking, great economic value. For example, Canna India has been widely used in such artificial wetlands as a kind of pollution-resistant plant. However, Pennisetum purpureum is still under experiments. The purification effect of Pennisetum purpureum and Canna india on such sewage in the surface-flowing artificial wetland was studied. For this purpose, we have done testing and observation to study water quality of the flowing water, and purifying effect of TN and TP by using the above-said plant systems under the conditions of different temperatures are discussed. Our experiments are of practical significance in the sense of scientific research, data assistance and theoretical reasoning for Pennisetum purpureum , which can help to improve the wetland water environment quality and repair the sewage body. The results of our study indicate that both Pennisetum purpureum and Canna india enjoy a good purifying effect on the domestic sewage with a nice removal efficiency of TP and TN. Statistically, the average removal rate of COD is 58.38% and 49.49%, TN can be as high as 76.77% and 66.49%, and TP can be as high as 82.99% and 87.99%., respectively. Moreover, the sewage purification efficiency of the two plants in the artificial wetland has no direct correlation with the change of temperature, because the purification efficiency

  8. CALIDAD Y VALOR NUTRITIVO DE ENSILAJES MIXTOS (GRAMÍNEAS Y ESPECIES ARBÓREAS)

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    J. V. Cárdenas Medina

    2003-01-01

    Se llevó a cabo un experimento para determinar la calidad y el valor nutritivo de ensilajes de gramínaa y ensilajes mixtos (Gramínea y especies arbóreas) utilizando pasto Taiwán 144-A (Pennisetum purpureum), cuatro especies arbóreas (Guazuma ulmifolia, Lisyloma latisiliquum, Piscidia piscipula, Albizia lebbeck) y la mezcla de las cuatro especies en forma proporcional. Mediante un diseño completamente al azar con un arreglo factorial 4 x 4, en donde los factores fueron la especie arbórea y el ...

  9. Forage growth, yield and quality responses of Napier hybrid grass cultivars to three cutting intervals in the Himalayan foothills

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    2015-01-01

    A 3 x 3 factorial study was conducted in the southern foothills of Bhutan to compare 3 cultivars of Napier hybrid grass (Pennisetum purpureum x P. glaucum: Pakchong-1, CO-3 and Giant Napier), at 3 cutting intervals (40, 60 and 80 days), in terms of forage growth, dry matter (DM) yield and crude protein (CP) concentration. The effects of cultivar x cutting interval were significant only on tiller number per plant and leaf:stem ratio (LSR). CO-3 consistently produced the highest tiller number p...

  10. Ecological Restoration Effect on Interplant of Tamarindus indica Artificial Forest in Yuanmou Dry and Hot Valley%元谋干热河谷罗望子人工林间作生态修复效应

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    李纪潮; 潘志贤; 岳学文; 何光熊; 史亮涛; 纪中华

    2014-01-01

    在建林15年的罗望子人工林内间作木豆(Cajanus cajan)、柱花草(Stylosanthes guianensias)、象草(Pennisetum purpureum)等灌草植物,构建新的生态修复模式.结果表明生态系统的物理性状、化学性状、经济性能均得到明显的提升.但豆科的木豆、柱花草效果更佳.

  11. Consumo de forrajes tropicales por vacas lecheras, mestizas Siboney, manejadas en condiciones de estabulación

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    Julio J. Reyes; César Padilla; Pedro C. Martín; Marcelo Gálvez; Sara Rey; Aída Noda; Carmen Redilla

    2015-01-01

    Con el objetivo de estudiar el comportamiento de tres forrajes tropicales y su consumo por animales lecheros, durante tres años, se utilizó un área total de cultivos de 4.25 hectáreas, distribuidas en 1.50 hectáreas para caña de azúcar (Sacharum officinarun), 2 hectáreas del king grass clon CT-169 (Pennisetum purpureum vc Cuba CT-169) y 0.75 hectáreas de leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala); para estimar el consumo, se utilizaron 20 vacas lecheras mestizas de Siboney, mantenidas en régimen de est...

  12. EVALUATION OF THE SUBSTITUTION OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CORN (Zea mays BY PEARL MILLETS (Pennisetun americanun IN RATIONS FOR FINISHING SWINE AVALIAÇÃO DA SUBSTITUIÇÃO DE DIFERENTES NÍVEIS DE MILHO (Zea mays PELO MILHETO (Pennisetum americanum EM RAÇÕES PARA SUÍNOS NA FASE DE TERMINAÇÃO

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    Márcia Nunes Bandeira

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    A trial was carried out in order to evaluate the inclusion of pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum in swine finisher ration. Twenty cross-bred swine (Landrace x Large White weighing 53.00kg had in their rations different levels of millet (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% in substitution to the digestible energy furnished by corn. The experimental design used was the completely randomized in a factorial scheme (5 replacement levels x 2 sexes. With the results obtained in this experiment, one may infer that the substitution of corn by millet is possible to finisher swine rations.

    KEY-WORDS: Millets; pig; finishing.

    Foi conduzido um experimento para avaliar a substituição de diferentes níveis de milho pelo milheto na formulação de ração para suínos na fase de terminação. Foram utilizados 20 suínos mestiços (Landrace x Large White com peso médio inicial de 53,00kg. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 5 X 2 ( 5 níveis de substituição x 2 sexos. Com os resultados obtidos neste experimento, concluiu-se que é viável a substituição do milho pelo milheto em rações para suínos na fase de terminação.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Milheto; suínos; terminação.

  13. SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING ON THE NUTRIENT BALANCE OF LACTATING DAIRY COW AT CONTRASTING TEMPERATURE REGIMES: ASSESSMENT USING CORNELL NET CARBOHYDRATE AND PROTEIN SYSTEM (CNCPS MODEL

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    A. Jayanegara

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Dairy cows often do not receive adequate nutrient supply during their lactation period. This condition caneven be worse if the environmental temperature is not in comfortable range which may occur especially intropical regions. The present research was aimed to simulate the effect of supplementary feeding on nutrientbalance of lactating dairy cow at contrasting temperature regimes using Cornell Net Carbohydrate andProtein System (CNCPS model. Treatments consisted of feeds (R1: Pennisetum purpureum, R2: P.purpureum + concentrate (60:40, R3: P. purpureum + Gliricidia sepium + Leucaena leucocephala(60:20:20, R4: P. purpureum + concentrate + G. sepium + L. leucocephala (60:20:10:10 and environmentaltemperatures (T1: 20 oC, T2: 30 oC. The dairy cow inputs in CNCPS were Holstein breed, body weight of500 kg, feed intake of 15 kg (dry matter basis per day and produced milk 15 kg/day. Based on the CNCPSmodel, there were negative balances of metabolisable energy (ME and metabolisable protein (MP if alactating dairy cow fed only by P. purpureum. The ME balance was worse at higher temperature, while theMP balance was remain unchanged. Addition of concentrate mixture (R2 fulfilled the ME and MPrequirements as well as other nutrients. Addition of leguminous tree leaves (R3 and R4 improved thenutritional status of the lactating cow model compared to R1, but did not better than R2. It was concludedthat supplementary feeding is necessary for improving the nutrient balance of lactating dairy cow, especiallywhen the cow is maintained under uncomfortable environmental temperature.

  14. Spontaneous chlorophyll mutants of Pennisetum americanum: Genetics and chlorophyll quantities.

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    Koduru, P R; Rao, M K

    1980-05-01

    Thirteen spontaneously occurring chlorophyll deficient phenotypes have been described and their genetic basis was established. Ten of these - 'white', 'white tipped green', 'patchy white', 'white virescent', 'white striping 1', 'white striping 2', 'white striping 4', 'fine striping', 'chlorina' and 'yellow virescent' showed monogenic recessive inheritance and the remaining three - 'yellow striping', 'yellow green' and 'light green' seedling phenotypes showed digenic recessive inheritance. The genes for (i) 'white tipped green' (wr) and 'yellow virescent' (yv) and (ii) 'patchy white' (pw) and 'white striping 1' (wst 1) showed independent assortment. Further, the genes for 'white' (w), 'white tipped green' (wr) and 'yellow virescent' (yv) were inherited independently of the gene for hairy leaf margin (Hm).In the mutants - 'white tipped green', 'patchy white', 'white striping 1', 'white striping 2', 'fine striping', 'chlorina', 'yellow virescent', 'yellow striping', 'yellow green' and 'light green' phenotypes total quantity of chlorophyll was significantly less than that in the corresponding controls, while in 'white virescent' there was no reduction in the mature stage. For nine of the mutants the quantity of chlorophyll was also estimated in F1's (mutant x control green). In F1's of six of the mutants - 'white tip', 'patchy white', 'chlorina', 'yellow virescent', 'fine striping' and 'yellow striping' the quantity of chlorophyll was almost equal to the wild type. In the F1's of three of the mutants - 'white striping 1', 'white striping 2' and 'light green' an intermediate value between the mutant and wild types was observed. In 'yellow virescent' retarded synthesis of chlorophyll, particularly chlorophyll a was observed in the juvenile stage. Reduced quantity of chlorophyll was associated with defective chloroplasts. In the mutants - 'white tipped green, 'white virescent', 'fine striping', 'chlorina', 'yellow striping', 'yellow green' and 'light green' defective plastids were also observed. In 'patchy white' secondary destruction of chlorophylls and the presence of defective plastids were found to be associated with reduced chlorophyll quantity at maturity.Paper chromatographic studies of leaf flavonoids revealed some variation between the inbreds, but there were three common spots, 7, 8 and 9, except for PDP in which the spot 8 was absent. Chlorophyll deficient mutants differed from their respective controls in the absence of one or more of the spots present in the controls and in the presence of new spots in some of the mutants.Most of the chlorophyll mutants showed higher survival rate in the Kharif season than in Rabi season which was attributed to the higher mean day temperature and longer day light period in the Kharif season than in Rabi season.

  15. USO DE DIFERENTES FONTES DE BIOMASSA VEGETAL PARA A PRODUCÃO DE BIOCOMBUSTÍVEIS SÓLIDOS

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    Silvio Roberto de Lucena Tavares

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    Full Text Available Entre as várias fontes para produção de energia, a biomassa vegetal apresenta um grande potencial de crescimento nos próximos anos. O objetivo deste estudo foi a avaliação das propriedades físicas, químicas e energéticas de algumas biomassas agrícolas plantadas (capim elefante e capim vertiver; biomassa disponível em corpos hídricos superficiais (macrófita e biomassas advindas de explorações florestais (carnaúba e palmeira real, para a produção de briquetes visando a utilização deste combustível sólido nas cerâmicas vermelhas estruturais na região do baixo-açu no Rio Grande do Norte. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado (DIC com 3 repetições para cada espécie investigada., totalizando 15 parcelas experimentais (5 biomassas X 3 repetições. Foram analisados também as densidades e o Poder Calorífico Superior de diferentes composições (blends de capim elefante e palha de carnaúba. Os resultados mostram que os briquetes oriundos das biomassas vegetais como palha de carnaúba e capim elefante, apresentam grandes potenciais para o uso na geração de energia térmica nos fornos existentes das cerâmicas da região e que essas biomassas podem ser utilizadas na fabricação de briquetes, tanto de forma individual, como misturadas em blends de diferentes composições, visando a manutenção de fabricação de briquetes ao longo de todo o ano agrícola apresentando uma maior regularidade das características físico-térmicas dos mesmos.

  16. Efeitos dos níveis de fibra e de fontes de proteínas sobre a concentração do nitrogênio amoniacal e pH ruminal em novilhos

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    O experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de estudar os efeitos dos níveis de fibra (38,7 e 57,2% de fibra em detergente neutro - FDN), compostos pela associação da silagem de capim-elefante com cana-de-açúcar in natura picada e das fontes de proteína, sendo uma de alta (farelo de soja) e outra de baixa (farelo de glúten de milho associado com farinha de sangue) degradabilidade ruminal, no comportamento da concentração do nitrogênio amoniacal (N-NH3) e do pH no líquido ruminal de novilhos, c...

  17. Efeitos dos níveis de fibra e de fontes de proteínas sobre a concentração do nitrogênio amoniacal e pH ruminal em novilhos Effects of fiber levels and protein sources on the ammonia nitrogen concentration and ruminal pH in steers

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    2004-01-01

    O experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de estudar os efeitos dos níveis de fibra (38,7 e 57,2% de fibra em detergente neutro - FDN), compostos pela associação da silagem de capim-elefante com cana-de-açúcar in natura picada e das fontes de proteína, sendo uma de alta (farelo de soja) e outra de baixa (farelo de glúten de milho associado com farinha de sangue) degradabilidade ruminal, no comportamento da concentração do nitrogênio amoniacal (N-NH3) e do pH no líquido ruminal de novilhos, c...

  18. Alterações químicas de Argissolo irrigado com percolado de aterro sanitário e água de abastecimento

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    Daniela da C. L. Coelho

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Este trabalho objetivou analisar os efeitos da aplicação de dosagens de percolado de aterro sanitário (PATS + água de abastecimento (AA na alteração química de argissolo cultivado com capim elefante. O experimento foi montado em esquema de parcelas subsubdivididas, no delineamento em blocos casualizados com cinco repetições tendo, nas parcelas, as dosagens de PATS + AA (T1 - 0 mm de PATS + AA; T2 - 1 mm de PATS + AA; T3 - 2 mm de PATS + AA; T4 - 3 mm de PATS + AA; e T5 - 4 mm de PATS + AA, nas subparcelas as profundidades analisadas (0 a 0,2 m e 0,2 a 0,4 m e nas subsubparcelas os tempos de amostragem (0, 30, 60, 90 e 120 dias. Amostras de solo foram realizadas a cada 30 dias, durante 120 dias para determinação de características químicas. As características químicas analisadas variaram apenas com relação às profundidades, em que a condutividade elétrica do extrato de saturação do solo, a matéria orgânica, o nitrogênio, o potássio, a soma de bases e a capacidade de troca catiônica diminuíram ao longo do perfil do solo enquanto o cálcio aumentou e o magnésio se manteve constante. O tratamento correspondente a 1 mm de PAST + AA foi o mais recomendado para aplicação em Argissolo cultivado com capim elefante.

  19. Qualidade das águas cinza tratada com fitorremediação em unidades de produção agrícola

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    Verena S. Baracuhy

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    Full Text Available A irrigação é uma atividade que necessita de grande quantidade de água, o tratamento de águas cinzas provenientes de uma lavanderia pública em regiões semiáridas para reuso passa a ser uma alternativa de sobrevivência neste ambiente e favorável no desenvolvimento econômico sustentável. Nesse contexto, a pesquisa foi realizada no distrito de Ribeira no município de Cabaceiras - PB objetivando-se avaliar a qualidade da água cinza tratada com fitorremediação nas unidades de produção agrícola. Foram realizados dois tratamentos com(Tanque 2 e sem fitorremediação(Tanque 1, a cultura utilizada foi o capim elefante roxo. Foram coletadas amostras mensais e analisadas os seguintes parâmetros fisicoquimicos: Turbidez, pH, Condutividade elétrica (Ce, Demanda Quimica de Oxigenio(DQO e Fostoro Total. Para a turbidez os valores dos tratamentos foram acima de 1.000 UNT. Na demanda química de oxigênio, o valor mínimo foi de 311mg/L (setembro e máximo de 438mg/L (outubro no tanque 2 em contrapartida no tanque 1 o valor mínimo foi de 354mg/L (setembro e máximo de 618mg/L (outubro. O tratamento com fitorremediação teve uma maior eficiência na redução de DQO.Palavras – chave: capim elefante roxo, reuso, irrigação

  20. Survey of the mineral status of pastures and small ruminants in the West Region of Cameroon

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    Njwe, RM.

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    Full Text Available Four dominant grass species (Hyparrhenia rufa, Melinis minutiflora, Pennisetum purpureum and Sporobolus africanus of natural pastures of the West Region of Cameroon were sampled at 60 sites between September and November of 1985. The grass samples were analysed for calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iron, mangenese, copper and zinc. Serum was also collected from goats and sheep at the same locations where forages were sampled and analysed for calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and copper. Results showed that P, Mg, A/a, Zn and Cu in forages were generally below the critical level stipulated to satisfy the requirements of grazing livestock in the tropics. Calcium was inadequate in the sera of goats and sheep where as P, Mg, Zn and Cu were adequate. Use of salt licks to supplement intake of mineral elements from grasses by goats and sheep is necessary in the region.

  1. 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

  2. Genomic behavior of hybrid combinations between elephant grass and pearl millet

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    Fernando Ferreira Leão

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the genomic behavior of hybrid combinations between elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum and pearl millet (P. glaucum. Tetraploid (AAA'B and pentaploid (AA'A'BB chromosome races resulting from the backcross of the hexaploid hybrid to its parents elephant grass (A'A'BB and pearl millet (AA were analyzed as to chromosome number and DNA content. Genotypes of elephant grass, millet, and triploid and hexaploid induced hybrids were compared. Pentaploid and tetraploid genomic combinations showed high level of mixoploidy, in discordance with the expected somatic chromosome set. The pentaploid chromosome number ranged from 20 to 34, and the tetraploid chromosome number from 16 to 28. Chromosome number variation was higher in pentaploid genomic combinations than in tetraploid, and mixoploidy was observed among hexaploids. Genomic combinations 4x and 5x are mixoploid, and the variation of chromosome number within chromosomal race 5x is greater than in 4x.

  3. Feeding of tropical trees and shrub foliages as a strategy to reduce ruminal methanogenesis: studies conducted in Cuba.

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    Delgado, Denia Caridad; Galindo, Juana; González, Rogelio; González, Niurca; Scull, Idania; Dihigo, Luís; Cairo, Juan; Aldama, Ana Irma; Moreira, Onidia

    2012-06-01

    The aim of this paper was to present the main results obtained in Cuba on the effects of feeding tropical trees and shrubs on rumen methanogenesis in animals fed with low quality fibrous diets. More than 20 tree and shrub foliages were screened for phytochemicals and analyzed for chemical constituents. From these samples, seven promising plants (Samanea saman, Albizia lebbeck, Tithonia diversifolia, Leucaena leucocephala, Trichantera gigantea, Sapindus saponaria, and Morus alba) were evaluated for methane reduction using an in vitro rumen fermentation system. Results indicated that the inclusion levels of 25% of Sapindo, Morus, or Trichantera foliages in the foliages/grass mixtures (grass being Pennisetum purpureum) reduced (P feeding of tropical tree and shrub foliages could be an attractive strategy for reduction of ruminal methanogenesis from animals fed with low-quality forage diets and for improving their productivity.

  4. Characterizing compositional changes of Napier grass at different stages of growth for biofuel and biobased products potential.

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    Takara, Devin; Khanal, Samir Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum, is a high yielding, perennial feedstock that can be harvested year-round in (sub)tropical geographies of the world. Because of its high moisture content (∼ 80%w/w), Napier grass presents a unique opportunity for fractionation into solid and liquid streams, where the extruded cellulosic fibers can serve as a substrate for biofuel production, and the nutrient-rich juice can serve as a substrate for co-product generation. The aim of this study evaluated the effects of biomass age on constituents relevant to biofuel and biobased product generation. Although obvious morphological changes can be observed in the field due to natural senescence, the results obtained in this work suggested that the cellulose content does not change significantly with respect to age. Data surrounding the hemicellulose and lignin contents, however, were inconclusive as their degree of significance varied with the statistics applied to analyze the raw data.

  5. Cultivation of the culinary-medicinal Lung Oyster mushroom, Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quél. (Agaricomycetideae) on grass plants in Taiwan.

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    Liang, Zeng-Chin; Wu, Kuan-Jzen; Wang, Jinn-Chyi; Lin, Chorng-Horng; Wu, Chiu-Yeh

    2011-01-01

    Cultivation of the culinary-medicinal Lung Oyster mushroom, Pleurotus pulmonarius, on the stalks of three grass plants, i.e., Panicum repens, Pennisetum purpureum, and Zea mays were investigated. The effects of various combinatorial substrates on mushroom mycelial growth and yield calculated as biological efficiency (BE) were determined. Among 9 experimental substrates, the most suitable substrate for mycelial growth was 45ZMS:45S, followed by 45PRS:45S; their mycelial growth rates were obviously quicker than that of the control substrate. The BEs of all the experimental substrates respectively containing P. repens stalk, P. purpureum stalk and Z. mays stalk were higher than that of the control (39.55%) during the 2.5 months of cultivation period. The best substrate in terms of BE was 60ZMS:30S (58.33%), followed by 45PRS:45S (57.16%), 45ZMS:45S (49.86%), and 30ZMS:60S (47.20%). Based on the BE of the tested substrates, Z mays stalk appeared to be the best alternative material for the production of P. pulmonarius.

  6. Effects of plant growth-promoting bacteria isolated from copper tailings on plants in sterilized and non-sterilized tailings.

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    Liu, Weiqiu; Yang, Chao; Shi, Si; Shu, Wensheng

    2014-02-01

    Ten strains of Cu-tolerant bacteria with potential plant growth-promoting ability were isolated by selecting strains with the ability to use 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate as a sole nitrogen source (designated ACC-B) or fix nitrogen (designated FLN-B) originating from the rhizosphere of plants growing on copper tailings. All 10 strains proved to have intrinsic ability to produce indole acetic acid and siderophores, and most of them could mobilize insoluble phosphate. In addition, a greenhouse study showed that ACC-B, FLN-B and a mixture of both had similar, potent ability to stimulate growth of Pennisetum purpureum, Medicago sativa and Oenothera erythrosepala plants grown on sterilized tailings. For instance, above-ground biomass of P. purpureum was 278-357% greater after 60d growth on sterilized tailings in their presence. They could also significantly promote the growth of the plants grown on non-sterilized tailings, though the growth-promoting effects were much weaker. So, strategies for using of the plant growth-promoting bacteria in the practice of phytoremediation deserve further studies to get higher growth-promoting efficiency.

  7. Contaminant Removal of Domestic Wastewater by Constructed Wetlands: Effects of Plant Species

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    Qiong Yang; Zhang-He Chen; Jian-Gang Zhao; Bin-He Gu

    2007-01-01

    A comparative study of the efficiency of contaminant removal between five emergent plant species and between vegetated and unvegetated wetlands was conducted in small-scale (2.0 m×1.0 m×0.7 m, length×width×depth) constructed wetlands for domestic wastewater treatment in order to evaluate the decontaminated effects of different wetland plants. There was generally a significant difference in the removal of total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP), but no significant difference in the removal of organic matter between vegetated and unvegetated wetlands.Wetlands planted with Canna indica Linn., Pennisetum purpureum Schum., and Phragmites communls Trin. had generally higher removal rates for TN and TP than wetlands planted with other species. Plant growth and fine root (root diameter ≤ 3 mm) biomass were related to removal efficiency. Fine root biomass rather than the mass of the entire root system played an important role in wastewater treatment. Removal efficiency varied with season and plant growth. Wetlands vegetated by P. purpureum significantly outperformed wetlands with other plants in May and June, whereas wetlands vegetated by P. communis and C. indica demonstrated higher removal efficiency from August to December. These findings suggest that abundance of fine roots is an important factor to consider in selecting for highly effective wetland plants. It also suggested that a plant community consisting of multiple plant species with different seasonal growth patterns and root characteristics may be able to enhance wetland performance.

  8. MACRO NUTRIENTS UPTAKE OF FORAGE GRASSES AT DIFFERENT SALINITY STRESSES

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    F. Kusmiyati

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    Full Text Available The high concentration of sodium chloride (NaCl in saline soils has negative effects on the growth ofmost plants. The experiment was designed to evaluate macro nutrient uptake (Nitrogen, Phosphorus andPotassium of forage grasses at different NaCl concentrations in growth media. The experiment wasconducted in a greenhouse at Forage Crops Laboratory of Animal Agriculture Faculty, Diponegoro University.Split plot design was used to arrange the experiment. The main plot was forage grasses (Elephant grass(Pennisetum purpureum and King grass (Pennisetum hybrida. The sub plot was NaCl concentrationin growth media (0, 150, and 300 mM. The nitrogen (N, phosphorus (P and potassium (K uptake in shootand root of plant were measured. The result indicated increasing NaCl concentration in growth mediasignificantly decreased the N, P and K uptake in root and shoot of the elephant grass and king grass. Thepercentage reduction percentage of N, P and K uptake at 150 mM and 300 mM were high in elephant grassand king grass. It can be concluded that based on nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium uptake, elephantgrass and king grass are not tolerant to strong and very strong saline soil.

  9. PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND YIELDS OF GRASSES GROWN IN SALINE CONDITION

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to know effects of saline condition to crop physiology, growth andforages yield. A factorial completed random design was used in this study. The first factor was type ofgrass, these were king grass (Pennisetum hybrid, napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum, panicum grass(Panicum maximum, setaria grass (Setaria sphacelata and star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus. Thesecond factor was salt solution (NaCl with concentration 0, 100, 200 and 300 mM. Parameters of thisexperiment were the percentage of chlorophyll, rate of photosynthesis, number of tiller, biomass and drymatter yield. Data were analyzed by analysis of variance and followed by Duncan’s multiple range testwhen there were significant effects of the treatment. Panicum grass had the highest chlorophyll content(1.85 mg/g of leaf. Photosynthesis rate of setaria grass was the lowest. The increasing of NaClconcentration up to 300 mM NaCl reduced chlorophyll content, rate of photosynthesis, tiller number,biomass yield and dry matter yield. Responses of leaf area, biomass and dry matter yield to salinitywere linear for king, napier, panicum and setaria grasses. In tar grass, the response of leaf area andbiomass ware linear, but those of dry matter yield was quadratic. The response of tiller number tosalinity was linear for all species.

  10. The role of wild grasses in the management of lepidopterous stem-borers on maize in the humid tropics of western Africa.

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    Ndemah, R; Gounou, S; Schulthess, F

    2002-12-01

    Sites in the humid forest of Cameroon and the derived savanna of Benin were selected to evaluate the effect of planting border rows of wild host plants on lepidopterous stem-borer infestations and on maize yield. Grass species were chosen that in surveys and greenhouse trials were highly attractive to ovipositing female moths but with offspring mortality of close to 100%, thus acting as trap plants. In Cameroon, elephant grass Pennisetum purpureum Moench significantly lowered infestations of Busseola fusca (Fuller), Sesamia calamistis Hampson and Eldana saccharina Walker and increased yields of maize though the differences were not significant during all three cropping seasons. In 1998 in Benin, the only grass tested, Pennisetum polystachion L., significantly increased parasitism of mainly S. calamistis eggs by Telenomus spp. and larvae by Cotesia sesamiae Cameron and reduced numbers of the cob-borer Mussidia nigrivenella Ragonot. In 1999, three grass species; P. polystachion, Sorghum arundinaceum (Desv.) Stapf and Panicum maximum Jacq. were tested. Panicum maximum was the most efficient species for suppressing S. calamistis and M. nigrivenella infestations and enhancing egg and larval parasitism. In the Benin trials, with the exception of M. nigrivenella damage to cobs, the grass species tested had no beneficial effect on yield because pest densities were too low and also rodent damage to maize was enhanced with grasses in the vicinity of the crop. By contrast, stand losses due to Fusarium verticillioides Sacc. (Nirenberg), were significantly reduced by border rows of grasses.

  11. 干热河谷典型区土壤功能对不同植被恢复措施的响应%Response of Soil Functioning to Ecological Restoration Practices in the Typical Arid-Hot Valley

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    纪中华; 李建增; 闫帮国; 钱坤建; 潘志贤; 奎建蕊

    2012-01-01

    To explore the response of soil function in arid-hot ecosystem to restoration treatments,the soil infiltration,physical and chemical properties under different restoration models were measured.The results showed that mixture plantation-Cajanus cajan+Pennisetum purpureum had the most effective function on soil in Tamarindus indica forest.The proportion of soil aggregation increased up to 60%~80%,organic matter of soil surface increased by a factor up to 5.01 times,infiltration rate increased by a factor up to 14.43 times compared to the control(T.indica only).The maximum water holding storage reached up to 633.0 t/hm2.All of the soil characters measured in the C.cajan+P.purpureum model were obviously higher than other models and this also enhanced T.indica productivity.The soil functions of other models were poorer than C.cajan+P.purpureum,but better than the control.The results indicated that the improving effects of soil function were determined by plant species and their combinations.%为研究干热河谷地区不同恢复措施下土壤功能的变化,分析了不同模式下土壤入渗和理化特征。结果表明,在乡土树种罗望子(Tamarindus indica)林下,木豆(Cajanus cajan)+象草(Pennisetum purpureum)模式的恢复效果最好,土壤团粒达60%~80%,表层有机质含量较对照提高了5.01倍,其入渗率较对照区提高14.43倍,最大吸持贮水量可达633.0t/hm2,明显高于其他模式,土壤性质的改善也提高了罗望子的生产力水平。其他恢复模式的土壤功能较差,但优于对照模式,表明土壤理化性质的改良取决于植物种类的选择和配置。

  12. 不同立地的桉-草复合经营模式效益分析%Benefit Analysis on Comprehensive Management Patterns of Eucalyptus and Forages in Different Land Conditions

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    黄荣林; 蒋燚; 梁燕芳; 刘晓蔚; 刘菲; 韦铄星; 姜英

    2015-01-01

    在不同造林密度和林地立地质量的桉树人工林中间种山毛豆、桂牧1号象草和柱花草,开展不同桉-草复合经营模式的生物产量和经济收益调查分析,结果表明,桉树人工林间种牧草能有效促进桉树生长,各模式单位面积木材蓄积量比纯林提高0.63%~22.58%,总净收益提高9.85%~19.77%。桉树密度、立地质量和牧草品种3因素对年净收益率的影响均表现为显著性差异,筛选出经济效益较为优良的桉树(2 m×6 m)+山毛豆模式,值得推广应用。%In different planting density and land conditions of Eucalyptus plantations, the different agroforestry pat-terns with forages growing was studied by planting Tephrosia candida, (Pennisetum americanum×Pennisetum purpure-um) ×Pennisetum purpureum schum.cv.Mott and Stylosanthes guianensias SW, and the biological yield and economic returns of these agroforestry managements were investigated and analyzed.The results showed that Eucalyptus planta-tion with interplantion of forages could effectively promote the growth of Eucalyptus, and each model had a increased wood accumulation volume in each unit area with 0.63% ~22.58%compared with that of pure Eucalyptus planta-tions , the total net income increased by 9.85% ~19.77%.Annual net yield of different land conditions and den-sity varied significantly.In general, the pattern of Tephrosia candida growing in Eucalyptus (2 m×6 m) is worth to popularization.

  13. COMPORTAMIENTO PRODUCTIVO DEL PASTO MARALFALFA (Pennisetum sp.) CON VARIAS DOSIS DE FERTILIZACIÓN NITROGENADA

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    Se realizó un ensayo para evaluar el comportamiento productivo del pasto Maralfalfa, en Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, localidad situada a 54 m de altitud y con una precipitación anual de 1834 mm. Se evaluó la producción de biomasa verde y seca, la producción de energía metabolizable y proteína cruda por hectárea, contenido de clorofila, extracción de macro y micronutrientes del pasto sometido a cuatro dosis de nitrógeno por corte de 49 días: 0, 30, 60 y 90 kgN.ha-1. El rendimiento de biomasa seca v...

  14. Isolation of candidate genes for apomictic development in buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare)

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    Asexual reproduction through seeds, or apomixis, is a process that holds much promise for agricultural advances. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying apomixis are currently poorly understood. To identify genes related to female gametophyte development in apomictic ovaries of buffelgrass (P...

  15. Replacement of alfalfa hay (Medicago sativa) with maralfalfahay (Pennisetum sp.) in diets of lactating dairy goats

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    Criscioni, P.; Marti, J.V.; Pérez-Baena, I.;

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    of body weight [BW]) were selected in a 2-treatment and crossoverdesign experiment where each goat received both treatments in 2 periods. One group offive goats was fed a mixed ration with alfalfa as forage (A diet) and the other diet replacedalfalfa with maralfalfa (M diet) in a forage concentrate ratio...... of 40/60. Diets were isoen-ergetic and isoproteic. The goats were allocated to individual metabolism cages. After 17d of adaptation, feed intake, total faecal and urine output and milk yield were recordeddaily over a 5 d period. Then, gas exchange measurements were recorded individually by amobile open...... milkyield (1.8 vs. 1.7 kg/d) and CH4emissions (28.5 vs. 25.9 g/d) in A compared to M diet wereobserved, respectively. Use of tropical grasses such as maralfalfa in temperate climatescould be a strategy for farmers to incorporate forage into feed for flocks, as milk chemicalcomposition did not change...

  16. Antioxidant Activity in Two Pearl Millet (Pennisetum typhoideum Cultivars as Influenced by Processing

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    Florence Suma Pushparaj

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    Full Text Available Research on the effect of processing on the retention of bioactive components with potential antioxidant activity is gaining importance. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of various processing methods (milling, boiling, pressure cooking, roasting and germination respectively on the antioxidant components as well as the antioxidant activities in the commonly used pearl millet cultivars—Kalukombu (K and Maharashtra Rabi Bajra (MRB. The methanolic extracts of processed pearl millet flours were analyzed for 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH free radical scavenging activity, reducing power assay (RPA and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP assays respectively. The samples were also evaluated for tannin, phytic acid and flavonoid content which was then correlated with the antioxidant activity assayed using three methods. The results indicated that the bran rich fraction showed high antioxidant activity (RPA owing to high tannin, phytic acid and flavonoid levels. Heat treatments exhibited significantly (P ≤ 0.05 higher antioxidant activity (DPPH scavenging activity and RPA reflecting the high flavonoid content. Processing did not have any significant effect on the FRAP activity of pearl millet. The data on the correlation coefficient suggests that DPPH radical scavenging activity and reducing power assay in the K variety was largely due to the presence of flavonoid content, however in MRB, no relationship was found between antioxidant activities and antioxidant components.

  17. Influence of germination on bioaccessible iron and calcium in pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoideum)

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    Pearl millet is the staple for economically poorer section of the world’s population and improving its mineral bioaccessibility is one of the important approaches to promote its utilization. In the absence of any data on the bioaccessible mineral content from commercially available millet, two varieties namely Kalukombu (native) and Maharastra Rabi Bajra (hybrid) were germinated and its effect on the bioaccessible iron and calcium content was explored using an in-vitro method which simulates ...

  18. The utilization of Vallisneria aethiopica, Brassica oleracea and Pennisetum clandestinum by Tilapia rendalli

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    Hlophe, S. N.; Moyo, N. A. G.

    A common lawn grass; kikuyu grass, an abundant vegetable; cabbage and vallisneria a common macrophyte were tested for utilisation by two size classes of a herbivorous fish, Tilapia rendalli held in glass aquarium tanks. The test feeds were given to sub-adult T. rendalli for 133 days at 8% body weight and juvenile fish for 84 days at 15% body weight. Sub-adult and juvenile fish fed kikuyu grass attained a higher specific growth rate, higher protein efficiency ratio and better food conversion ratio than those fed cabbage and vallisneria. This is explained by the differences in the protein content, higher levels of lysine and the sulphur-containing amino acid, methionine in kikuyu grass. Palatability studies of the juveniles also showed that kikuyu was most preferred. However, sub-adults preferred vallisneria, kikuyu and cabbage respectively. The possible reasons for the selection are discussed.

  19. Response surface optimization for ethanol production from Pennisetum Alopecoider by Klebsiella oxytoca THLC0409

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    Lin, Chi-Wen; I, Yet-Pole [Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin 64002 (China); Tran, Dang-Thuan [Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan City 701 (China); Lai, Chi-Yung [Department of Biology, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua (China); Wu, Chih-Hung [Graduate School of Engineering Science and Technology, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin 64002 (China)

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    The strain Klebsiella oxytoca THLC0409 was isolated from a lignocellulose-degrading microflora and used in the direct conversion of Napiergrass powder to ethanol. Central Composite Design (CCD), part of the Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was adopted to study the effects of the fermentation time, the initial pH of the liquid medium, the cultivation temperature, and the yeast extract (YE) concentration on ethanol production. A second-order model that relates the ethanol concentration to four basic factors was developed. Regression analysis revealed that the maximum ethanol concentration of 472 ppm could be reached at a fermentation time of about 11 days, an initial pH of 7.04, a cultivating temperature of 31 C, and a YE concentration of 7.0 g l{sup -1}. The adjusted R-square of the regression model was 0.996, indicating a good fit at 99.6% confidence level. The highest ethanol yield and productivity were estimated to be 82 g kg{sup -1} and 360 mg kg{sup -1} h{sup -1}, respectively. (author)

  20. Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinun or Kikuyuocloa clandestina silage fermented with three additives.

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    Carlos Boschini-Figueroa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the study was to evaluate the characteristics of kikuyu grass silage with high humidity and the bromatologic quality when adding three different additives. These were added at three levels: molasses: 0, 2, and 4%, ground corn and citrus pulp: 5, 7 and 9% on a dry basis on the whole forage, fresh chopped and compacted in plastic bags. The experiment was conducted in 2010 at the El Pizote dairy farm, located in San Ramón, Tres Ríos, Cartago, Costa Rica. The experimental period lasted 77 days. Averages of 14.10%, 13.75%, 13.71% DM, 8.20%, 7.38%, 7.36% CP, 77.48%, 79.51%, 79.07% NDF, 39.22%, 40.12%, 39.68 % of FAD, 38.26%, 39.39%, 39.39% hemicellulose, 32.79%, 33.47%, 33.26% cellulose, 6.43%, 6.66%, 6.42% lignin, 2.23%, 1.89%, 2.04% EE and 11.53%, 11,74% , 11, 65% of total ash for silage with molasses, ground corn and citrus pulp respectively were obtained. Differences (p<0.05 were found in the amount of effluent according to the additive and the addition level. High humidity of kikuyu grass can cause that the effluents produce since the beginning until obtaining the maximum accumulation inside the bag, after 60 to 80 días of silage. That is why the bag has to be checked periodically and, if possible, drain the liquid effluents generated to avoid the process of deterioration.

  1. Método para a Determinação de Ácidos Fenólicos na Parede Celular de Forragens Method for Phenolic Acid Determination in Forage Cell Wall

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    Francisco Carlos Deschamps

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Há fatores que limitam a digestão das forragens tropicais e estão associados à dinâmica dos ácidos fenólicos da parede celular. Os estudos destes compostos em forragens podem ser facilitados pela disponibilidade de métodos sensíveis que permitam o processamento de grande número de amostras. No presente trabalho, descreve-se um método para a determinação de ácidos fenólicos na parede celular de forragens, utilizando cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (CLAE. Bagaço de cana, capim-elefante e folhas de mandioca foram utilizados como amostras experimentais. Para remover substâncias solúveis de baixa massa molecular, foram testados etanol 80% e o detergente neutro, determinando seus efeitos sobre a recuperação das moléculas e benefícios no perfil cromatográfico. Para a obtenção dos ácidos fenólicos livres, as amostras foram solubilizadas em NaOH 1 mol/L, 20ºC por 24 horas. O método proposto foi adequado para a determinação de ácidos fenólicos, apresentando grande sensibilidade e produtividade no laboratório. Para minimizar os efeitos negativos da formação de sal resultante da neutralização ácida do extrato alcalino, sugere-se a diluição da amostra ou a injeção de pequeno volume (5 uL no aparelho. O efeito da utilização de solventes como etanol 80% ou detergente neutro é distinto sobre as amostras das gramíneas e leguminosas. A quantidade de extrativos nas folhas de mandioca foi superior a do bagaço de cana e capim-elefante. A concentração de ácidos fenólicos foi pouco alterada pela ação dos solventes, sendo maior nas amostras de bagaço de cana e capim-elefante, em relação às folhas de mandioca. O método apresentado constitui-se em uma importante ferramenta para o estudo dos ácidos fenólicos na parede celular de forragens tropicais.Factors that limit the digestion of tropical forages are associated to the dynamic of cell wall phenolic acids. The study of these compounds in forages may

  2. Produção de forragem em pastagens consorciadas com diferentes leguminosas sob pastejo rotacionado - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.6238 Forage production in pasture-based systems mixed with different legumes under rotational grazing - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.6238

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    Priscila Flores Aguirre

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar dois sistemas forrageiros, constituídos por capim-elefante, azevém, trevo branco ou amendoim forrageiro e espécies de crescimento espontâneo, quanto às taxas de acúmulo e de desaparecimento de MS. Para avaliação utilizaram-se quatro piquetes, com 0,25 ha cada um, com capim-elefante estabelecido em linhas afastadas a cada 4 m. No período hibernal, entre as linhas do capim-elefante, fez-se o estabelecimento do azevém; em dois piquetes foi semeado o trevo branco e nos demais se preservou o amendoim forrageiro. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado. Para a determinação das taxas de acúmulo e de desaparecimento de MS, avaliaram-se as massas de forragem de pré e pós-pastejo. Foram avaliadas a composição botânica e estrutural da pastagem e a lotação. Na média, as taxas de acúmulo e de desaparecimento da MS e a lotação foram de 47,29 kg de MS ha-1 dia-1; 3,24% e 3,01 UA ha-1 e de 53,16 kg de MS ha-1 dia-1; 3,45% e 3,48 UA ha-1 para os sistemas constituídos por trevo branco e por amendoim forrageiro, respectivamente. Considerando-se a taxa de acúmulo de MS, a MS desaparecida e a lotação, os resultados demonstram melhores resultados para o sistema forrageiro constituído pelo amendoim forrageiroThe objective of this research was to evaluate two pasture-based systems, with elephantgrass, ryegrass, white clover or forage peanut and spontaneous growth species about the accumulation rate and of disappearance of forage mass. The elephantgrass was established in rows with a distance of 4 m between rows. In the cool season, ryegrass was planted between rows of elephantgrass; white clover was sowed,in two paddocks, and in the other two the forage peanut was preserved. The experimental design was completely randomized. In order to stipulate the accumulation rate and of disappearance of forage mass, the pre- and post-graze forage mass were evaluated. The botanical and

  3. Produção de forragem em pastagens consorciadas com diferentes leguminosas sob pastejo rotacionado = Forage production in pasture-based systems mixed with different legumes under rotational grazing

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    Edilene Steinwandter

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar dois sistemas forrageiros, constituídos por capim-elefante, azevém, trevo branco ou amendoim forrageiro e espécies de crescimento espontâneo, quanto às taxas de acúmulo e de desaparecimento de MS. Para avaliação utilizaram-se quatro piquetes, com 0,25 ha cada um, com capim-elefante estabelecido em linhas afastadas a cada 4 m. No período hibernal, entre as linhas do capim-elefante, fez-se o estabelecimento do azevém; em dois piquetes foi semeado o trevo branco e nos demais se preservou o amendoim forrageiro. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado. Para a determinação das taxas de acúmulo e de desaparecimento de MS, avaliaram-se as massas de forragem de pré e pós-pastejo. Foram avaliadas a composição botânica e estrutural da pastagem e a lotação. Na média, as taxas de acúmulo e dedesaparecimento da MS e a lotação foram de 47,29 kg de MS ha-1 dia-1; 3,24% e 3,01 UA ha-1 e de 53,16 kg de MS ha-1 dia-1; 3,45% e 3,48 UA ha-1 para os sistemas constituídos por trevo branco e por amendoim forrageiro, respectivamente. Considerando-se a taxa de acúmulo deMS, a MS desaparecida e a lotação, os resultados demonstram melhores resultados para o sistema forrageiro constituído pelo amendoim forrageiro.The objective of this research was to evaluate two pasture-based systems, with elephantgrass, ryegrass, white clover or forage peanut and spontaneous growth species about the accumulation rate and of disappearance of forage mass. The elephantgrass was established in rows with a distance of 4 m between rows. In the cool season, ryegrass was planted between rows of elephantgrass; white clover wassowed,in two paddocks, and in the other two the forage peanut was preserved. The experimental design was completely randomized. In order to stipulate the accumulation rate and of disappearance of forage mass, the pre- and post-graze forage mass were evaluated.The botanical and

  4. Nutritional value of some feedstuffs used in the diet of captive capybaras

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    Djalma Nóbrega Ferreira

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Five pen-raised adult female capybaras were used in five digestibility trials in a Latin square design, to determine, for capybaras, the nutritional values of Cameroon grass (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Cameroon; Napier grass (P. purpureum cv. Napier; corn grain; cassava hay, comprising leaves and stems; and palm kernel (Elaeis guineensis cake. These feedstuffs were provided separately or mixed, in a completely randomized manner, in different experimental periods. The digestibility of each feedstuff not supplied alone was estimated by difference. The animals were individually introduced in metabolism pens. Following a 10-day period of adaptation to each diet, feed intake was recorded and total fecal output was collected over five consecutive days. Energy, crude protein and neutral detergent fiber digestibilities of Cameroon grass were, respectively, 0.88 (±0.07, standard deviation, 0.63 (±0.39 and 0.82 (±0.15. For Napier grass they were 0.84 (±0.05, 0.63 (±0.12 and 0.72 (±0.10; for corn grain, 0.92 (±0.05, 0.97 (±0.20 and 0.83 (±0.14; for cassava hay, 0.86 (±0.12, 0.84 (±0.14 and 0.43 (±0.16; and for palm kernel cake 0.94 (±0.05, 0.85 (±0.14, and 0.97 (±0.05. These digestibilities in capybaras were higher than the digestibilities of the same feedstuffs in other livestock. These results can be explained by the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the capybara, which lead to a high rate of nutrient digestion and absorption.

  5. Effect of leucaena row spacing and cutting height on yield and chemical compositions of three associated grasses intercropped with leucaena

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    Tudsri, S.

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available The experiment was conducted at Suwanvajokkasikit Research Station, Pakchong, to determine the yield and chemical compositions of ruzi (Brachiaria ruziziens, dwarf napier (Pennisetum purpureum, and Taiwan A25 (P. purpureum intercropped with leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala cv. Ivory Coast under irrigation. The design of the experiment was a randomized split-split plot with pasture species as the main plots, leucaena row spacings (1, 2, 4 m as sub - plots and leucaena cutting height (10 and 25 cm above ground levels as sub-sub-plots with three replications of 5 × 4 m sub-sub-plots. Dwarf napier produced the highest total dry matter yield, followed by Taiwan A25 and ruzi. Leucaena yield was highest in the ruzi plots and lowest in the dwarf napier plots. However, the total dry matter yield (grass + leucaena was highest in the dwarf napier plot and lowest in the ruzi plots. Increasing the row spacing between rows of leucaena resulted in a poorer leucaena yield but the reverse was true for the grasses. The recommendation for row spacing of leucaena was 1 m under irrigation conditions. Cutting of leucaena at 10 cm above ground levels depressed yield of leucaena but did not affect the associated grasses. In terms of chemical compositions it was found that the crude protein of the dwarf napier and Taiwan A25 were higher than that of the ruzi grass. Leucaena gave higher levels of crude protein than the grasses. The phosphorus and potassium levels of the grasses were higher than leucaena. ADF levels were higher in the grasses than in the legumes. Nutrient contents of grasses and leucaena were not affected by leucaena row spacing and cutting height.

  6. Alley cropping of legumes with grasses as forages : Effect of different grass species and row spacing of gliricidia on the growth and biomass production of forages

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    Siti Yuhaeni

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available A study to evaluate the effect of different grass species and row spacing of gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium on the growth and biomass production of forages in an alley cropping system was conducted in two different agroclimatical zones i.e. Bogor, located at 500 m a .s .l . with an average annual rainfall of 3,112 nun/year and Sukabumi located at 900 m a .s .l . with an average annual rainfall of 1,402 mm/year . Both locations have low N, P, and K content and the soil is classified as acidic. The experimental design used was a split plot design with 3 replicates . The main plots were different grass species i.e. king grass (Pennisetum purpureum x P. typhoides and elephant grass (P. purpureum. The sub plots were the row spacing of gliricidia at 2, 3, 4, 6 m (1 hedgerows and 4 m (2 hedgerows. The results indicated that the growth and biomass production of grasses were significantly affected (P<0 .05 by the treatments in Bogor. The highest biomass productions was obtained from the 2 m row spacing which gave the highest dry matter production of grasses (1 .65 kg/hill and gliricidia (0 .086 kg/tree . In Sukabumi the growth and biomass production of grasses and gliricidia were also significantly affected by the treatments . The highest dry matter production was obtained with 2 m row spacing (dry matter of grasses and gliricidia were 1 .12 kg/hill and 0 .026 kg/tree, respectively . The result further indicated that biomass production of forages increased with the increase in gliricidia population. The alley cropping system wich is suitable for Bogor was the 2 m row spacing of gliricidia intercropped with either king or elephant grass and for Sukabumi 2 and 4 m (2 rows of gliricidia row spacing intercropped with king or elephant grass .

  7. Capacity and mechanisms of ammonium and cadmium sorption on different wetland-plant derived biochars

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    Cui, Xiaoqiang [Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Ecological Health, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058 (China); Hao, Hulin [Ningbo Raw Water Resource Research Academy, Ningbo (China); Zhang, Changkuan [Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Ecological Health, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058 (China); He, Zhenli [Indian River Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL 34945 (United States); Yang, Xiaoe, E-mail: xyang571@yahoo.com [Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Ecological Health, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058 (China)

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    The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between Cd{sup 2+}/NH{sub 4}{sup +} sorption and physicochemical properties of biochars produced from different wetland plants. Biochars from six species of wetland plants (i.e., Canna indica, Pennisetum purpureum Schum, Thalia dealbata, Zizania caduciflora, Phragmites australis and Vetiveria zizanioides) were obtained at 500 °C and characterized, and their sorption for ammonium and cadmium was determined. There were significant differences in elemental composition, functional groups and specific surface area among the biochars derived from different wetland plant species. Sorption of ammonium and cadmium on the biochars could be described by a pseudo second order kinetic model, and the simple Langmuir model fits the isotherm data better than the Freundlich or Temkin model. The C. indica derived biochar had the largest sorption capacity for NH{sub 4}{sup +} and Cd{sup 2+}, with a maximum sorption of 13.35 and 125.8 mg g{sup −1}, respectively. P. purpureum Schum derived biochar had a similar maximum sorption (119.3 mg g{sup −1}) for Cd{sup 2+}. Ammonium sorption was mainly controlled by cation exchange, surface complexation with oxygen-containing functional groups and the formation of magnesium ammonium phosphate compounds, whereas for Cd{sup 2+} sorption, the formation of cadmium phosphate precipitates, cation exchange and binding to oxygen-containing groups were the major possible mechanisms. In addition, the sorption of ammonium and cadmium was not affected by surface area and microporosity of the biochars. - Highlights: • Biochars varied in physicochemical properties and adsorption capacity. • Canna indica derived biochar has a high sorption capacity for Cd{sup 2+}. • NH{sub 4}{sup +} and Cd{sup 2+} sorption on biochars fits a pseudo second order and Langmuir model. • Sorption mechanism is related to complexation, cation exchange and precipitation.

  8. Utilização de compostos orgânicos como substratos na produção de mudas de hortaliças Utilization of organic compost as substrate for vegetable seedling production

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    Marco Antonio de A Leal

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Visando determinar a viabilidade da utilização de compostos orgânicos obtidos com palhada de Crotalaria juncea L. e capim Napier (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. como substratos na produção de mudas de hortaliças, realizaram-se experimentos com alface (folhosa, beterraba (raiz e tomate (hortaliça de fruto. Estudou-se a eficiência de compostos produzidos a partir dos materiais: 100% de Crotalária Júncea; 66% de Crotalária Júncea + 33% de Napier; 33% de Crotalária Júncea + 66% de Napier; 100% de Napier; 33% de Crotalária Júncea + 66% de Napier, inoculado com 5% da massa com esterco bovino; 33% de Crotalária Júncea + 66% de Napier, inoculado com 100 L de Agrobio diluído a 5%; 100% de Napier, inoculado com 100 litros de Agrobio diluído a 5%. Como controle utilizou-se o substrato comercial Plantmax HT®. Avaliou-se altura da parte aérea, número de folhas, produção de massa fresca na parte aérea e produção de massa seca na parte aérea. O composto produzido com a mistura de 66% de Crotalária Júncea e 33% de Napier mostrou-se superior aos demais tratamentos para produção de mudas de alface, beterraba e tomate.The viability of the organic compost utilization as a substrate for vegetable seedlings production, obtained from Crotalaria juncea L. and Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum., was determined. The research was developed with lettuce (leaf vegetable, beetroot (root vegetable and tomato (fruit vegetable. The organic composts were produced from: 100% Crotalaria Juncea; 66% Crotalaria Juncea + 33% Napier; 33% Crotalaria Juncea + 66% Napier; 100% Napier; 33% Crotalaria Juncea + 66% Napier, inoculated with 5% of the mass with cattle manure; 33% Crotalaria Juncea + 66% Napier, inoculated with 100 L of 5% diluted Agrobio; 100% Napier, inoculated with 100 L of 5% diluted Agrobio. We evaluated the height, leaf number, aerial green weight and aerial dry weight. A commercial substrate Plantmax HT® was used as control. The

  9. Influência do método e tempo de armazenamento de colmos de capim-cameroon no seu perfilhamento e produção de matéria seca Influence of method and storage time of stem fractions of cameroongrass on tillering and dry matter production

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    Benedito Marques da Costa

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi conhecer as influências dos métodos e tempos de armazenamentos de frações de colmos do capim-Cameroon (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Cameroon no seu perfilhamento e produção de matéria seca, aos 70 dias após o plantio. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, em esquema de parcelas divididas no tempo, com três repetições. Os métodos de armazenamento das frações de colmos foram: 1 amarradas em feixes; 2 amarradas em feixes e colocadas em sacos de polietileno com pequenos furos; 3 amarradas em feixes e colocadas em sacos de polietileno sem furos. Os tempos de armazenamento foram: 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 e 30 dias. Verificou-se uma diferença entre os métodos de armazenamento das frações de colmos para número de perfilhos e para produção de matéria seca. O teor de umidade das frações de colmos foi afetado pelo método e pelo tempo de armazenamento. As frações de colmos de capim-cameroon podem ser armazenadas dentro de sacos de polietileno, perfurados ou não, durante 20 a 30 dias antes do plantio.The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of methods and storage times of stem fractions upon tillering and dry matter production of Cameroongrass (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Cameroon at 70 days after planting. Its propagation was carried out by planting culm fractions, each one containing four nodes. A split plot experiment design by time with 3 replications was used. Sorage methods of the stem fractions were: 1 tied bundles; 2 tied bundles and kept in plastic bags with small holes; 3 tied bundles and kept in plastic bags without holes. The storage times were 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 days. A difference among storage methods of stem fractions for number of tillers and for dry matter production was observed. The water contents of stem fractions were affected by the storage methods as well as the storage times. The stem fractions of Cameroongrass could be stored in plastic

  10. Diversidade de Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus isolada de plantas de cana-de-açúcar cultivadas no Brasil Diversity of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus isolated from sugarcane plants cultivated in Brazil

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    Liamara Perin

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a diversidade da população de Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus oriunda de cultivares de cana-de-açúcar (Saccharum spp. de diferentes regiões e bancos de germoplasma. O estudo foi realizado com 123 isolados, obtidos de folhas, colmos e raízes de 80 espécies e híbridos de cana-de-açúcar, procedentes de diferentes países e mantidos em coleções de germoplasma nos Estados da Bahia e Rio de Janeiro. Foram utilizados cinco isolados obtidos de plantas de café (Coffea arabica, dois de abacaxi (Ananas comosus e um de Pennisetum purpureum e mais 10 estirpes com padrões eletroforéticos distintos, após o uso de enzimas comuns do metabolismo microbiano (MLEE. O agrupamento obtido por meio da técnica de imunoadsorção com enzima acoplada (ELISA sugere que as variações expressas pelos isolados não estão relacionadas com a espécie de planta, a variedade de cana-de-açúcar, a origem geográfica, a parte da planta de onde os isolados foram obtidos e o tempo de amostragem. Altas doses de nitrogênio levaram à diminuição da diversidade de G. diazotrophicus.The objective of this study was to evaluate the diversity of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus isolates from different sugarcane (Saccharum spp. varieties. This study was developed using 123 strains from the internal tissues of stems and roots, isolated from 80 species and hybrids of sugarcane, originated from different countries and maintained in two germoplasm collections localized in Bahia and Rio de Janeiro States. Five isolates obtained from coffee plants (Coffea arabica, two from pineapple (Ananas comosus, one from Pennisetum purpureum and 10 strains, which present different electrophoretic patterns, were used in the comparison. Cluster analysis of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA results suggested that variations were not correlated with the plant species, sugarcane variety, geographic origin, parts of plants nor with sampling time

  11. Effect of cadmium on growth, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition and metal accumulation of bana grass and vetiver grass.

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    Zhang, Xingfeng; Gao, Bo; Xia, Hanping

    2014-08-01

    An experiment was conducted to evaluate the differential effects of Cd contamination on the growth, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition and Cd accumulation of bana grass (Pennisetum americanum × Pennisetum purpureum) and vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides). Bana grass accumulated 48-453 and 25-208 mg kg(-1) in plant roots and shoots, respectively, at 15-100 mg kg(-1) soil Cd concentration, while vetiver grass accumulated 167-396 and 0.13-9.0 mg kg(-1). These results indicated that bana grass was a Cd accumulator while vetiver grass was a Cd excluder. The ratio of root to shoot biomass was significantly increased in vetiver grass, while it was unchanged in bana grass by Cd pollution. This suggests that excluders may allocate more energy to roots than shoots under Cd pollution compared to un-contaminated condition, while accumulators may allocate equal proportions of energy to roots and shoots. For bana grass, soil Cd pollution significantly decreased the concentration of Fe and Mn in roots as well as the translocation factors of Zn and K. For vetiver grass, soil Cd pollution significantly decreased the concentration of Fe in roots and had no influence on the translocation factors of Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Mg, K and Ca. Soil Cd pollution showed no significant effect on chlorophyll content and photosynthetic rates in either of the grasses. The water content and leaf transpiration rate were significantly increased by Cd pollution in bana grass, while they were unchanged in vetiver grass. The results indicated that the energy allocation and mineral nutrition characteristics may aid in screening suitable plant species for phytoremediation.

  12. Greenhouse gas flux under warm-season perennial C4 grasses across different soil and climate gradients on the Islands of Hawaii

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    Pawlowski, M. N.; Crow, S. E.; Sumiyoshi, Y.; Wells, J.; Kikkawa, H. R.

    2011-12-01

    Agricultural soils can serve as either a sink or a source for atmospheric carbon (C) and other greenhouse gases (GHG). This is particularly true for tropical soils where influences from climate and soil gradients are wide ranging. Current estimates of GHG flux from soil are often under or overestimated due to high variability in sample sites and inconsistencies in land use and vegetation type, making extrapolation to new study systems difficult. This work aimed to identify patterns of trace fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) across two soil types and three species of warm season perennial C4 grasses: Pennisetum purpureum (Napier grass), Panicum maximum (Guinea grass) and Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) on the islands of Oahu and Maui in Hawaii. Multiple static vented chambers were installed into replicate plots for each species; flux measurements were made during the growth, fertilization and harvest cycles at set time intervals for one hour and analyzed by gas chromatography. Initial results from Oahu indicate no significant differences in CO2 flux between the P. maximum and P. purpureum species after fertilization or at full growth. We observed an average flux of 143 mg m-2 h-1 and 155 mg m-2 h-1 for P. maximum and P. purpureum respectively at full growth for CO2 and 1.7 μg m-2 h-1and 0.3 μg m-2 h-1 for N2O. Additionally, N2O rates sampled after a typical fertilizer application were significantly greater than at full growth (p=0.0005) with flux rates of 25.2 μg m2h-1 and 30.3 μg m2h-1 for P. maximum and P. purpureum respectively. With a global warming potential of 310 for N2O, even short-term spikes following fertilizer application can cause long lasting effects of GHG emission from agricultural soils. CH4 flux was negligible for all species on the Oahu plots during these sample periods. Globally, water limitation is a major factor influencing the potential productivity of agricultural crops and the sustainability of

  13. PRODUCTION EVALUATION OF DRY MATTER, MINERAL COMPOSITION AND SILAGE OF GRASS MILLET (Pennisetum americanum AVALIAÇÃO DE MATÉRIA SECA, DA COMPOSIÇÃO MINERAL E DA SILAGEM DO MILHETO FORRAGEIRO (Pennisetum americanum (L. K. Schum

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    Luciana de Jesus Madureira

    2007-09-01

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    For evaluate the dry matter production, the mineral composition and the silage quality of grass millet, it was carried out a field experiment using a design in randomized blocks with three replications and nine treatments. Ninety-three days after the emergence, the ensilage of fodder was made. The dry matter production presented a variation of 3.6 to 10.2 t/ha. In fresh fodder the concentration of macronutrients was: N = 1.54 to 1.96%; P = 0.11 to 0.21%; K =1.10 to 3.63%; Ca = 0.12 to 0.27% and Mg = 0.07 to 0.17%. The concentration in the silage was: N = 1.13 to 2.13%; P = 0.09 to 0.22%; K = 1.53 to 3.40%; Ca = 0.09 to 0.23% and Mg = 0.09 to 0.21%. The pH ranged 3.74 to 4.35 so the silage can be classified of excellent quality.

    Para avaliar a produção de matéria seca (kg/ha, a composição mineral (N, P, K, Ca e Mg e qualidade da silagem do milheto forrageiro, conduziu-se um experimento de campo, utilizando-se o delineamento de blocos casualizados com nove tratamentos (NoPoKo, N1P1K1, NoP1K1, N2P1K1, N1PoK1, N1P2K2, N1P1Ko, N1P1K2 e N2P2K2 e três repetições. Decorridos noventa e três dias após a emergência, procedeu-se ao corte e à ensilagem do material. A produção de matéria seca apresentou uma variação de 3,6 a 10,2 t/ha. Na forragem a concentração dos macronutrientes foi da seguinte ordem: N= 1,54 a 1,96%; P = 0,11 a 0,21%; K = 1,10 a 3,63%; Ca = 012, a 0,27% e Mg = 0,07 a 0,17%, enquanto na silagem foi de: N = 1,13 a 2,13%; P = 0,09 a 022%; K 1,53 a 3,40%; Ca = 0,09 a 0,23% e Mg = 0,09 a 021%. O pH variou de 3,74 a 4,35, o que nos permite classificar a silagem como sendo de ótima qualidade.

  14. COMPARISON OF NOZZLES IN PULVERIZATION TO DISSECATION OF PEARL MILLET (Pennisetum americanum COMPARAÇÃO DE BICOS DE PULVERIZAÇÃO NA DESSECAÇÃO DO MILHETO (Pennisetum americanum

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    Gislene Auxiliadora Ferreira

    2007-09-01

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    The experiment was carried out in 1998, at experimental field of Federal University of Goiás – Brazil with the purpose of studying the drop penetration of glyphosate in the millet crop to weed control, using the nozzles XR 1102, XR 11003 and X-3. The effect of drops density was evaluated at three heigths in the row and between row. The results obtained in this experiment showed that X-3 nozzle as the best applicated at apical level of millet plants in the two position evaluated.

    KEY-WORDS: Nozzles; glyphosate; density drops.

    O experimento foi conduzido no ano agrícola de 1998, na área experimental da Escola de Agronomia da Universidade Federal de Goiás, em Goiânia (GO. Objetivou-se estudar a penetração de glyphosate aplicado com os bicos tipo XR 11002, XR 11003 e X-3 na cultura do milheto, para controle de plantas daninhas e para análise dos efeitos da densidade de gotas dessas aplicações, avaliadas em três alturas nas linhas e entre linhas. Os melhores resultados foram obtidos com o bico X-3, utilizado na altura apical do milheto nas duas posições avaliadas.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Bicos de pulverização; densidade de gotas.

  15. Evaluation of Fermentation Dynamics and Structural Carbohydrate Degradation of Napiergrass Ensiled with Additives of Urea and Molasses

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    Hui Rong, Cheng-qun Yu 1, Zhi-hua Li, Masataka Shimojo2 and Tao Shao*

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the effects of urea and molasses on fermentation dynamics and structural carbohydrate degradation of Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach, which was ensiled in laboratory silos for 3, 7, 14, and 30 days at the ambient temperature. The treatments were additions (fresh weight basis of: no molasses or urea (control, no molasses and 0.4% urea (U, 4% molasses and 0% urea (M, 4% molasses and 0.4% urea (MU. The results showed that the control group produced an unstable fermentation. U silage always had smallest amount of lactic acid and highest levels of pH, acetic acid, butyric acid and ammonia nitrogen. Compared with control, both M and MU increased water soluble carbohydrate contents which promoted lactic acid fermentation domination, but MU did not restrain clostridial fermentation. After 30 days of ensiling, compared with the control, both M and MU lowered structural carbohydrate contents, and U lowered crude protein content but MU increased this parameter. It was concluded that the combination of 4% molasses with 0.4% urea could improve the fermentation and nutritive qualities of Napiergrass but was not sufficient to inhibit clostridial fermentation.

  16. Daily intake of lactating crossbred cows grazing elephant grass rotationally

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    Aroeira Luiz Januário Magalhães

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this trial was to estimate the total dry matter (TDMI and daily pasture dry matter intakes (PDMI by lactating crossbred Holstein - Zebu cows grazing elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. paddocks submitted to different rest periods. Three groups of 24 cows were used during two years. The paddocks were grazed during three days at the stocking rate of 4.5 cows/ha. Treatments consisted of resting periods of 30 days without concentrate and resting periods of 30, 37.5 and 45 days with 2 kg/cow/day of 20.6% crude protein concentrate. From July to October, pasture was supplemented with chopped sugarcane plus 1% urea. Total daily dry matter intake was estimated using the extrusa in vitro dry matter digestibility and the fecal output with chromium oxide. Regardless of the treatment the estimated average TDMI was 2.7, 2.9 and 2.9±0.03% and the mean PDMI was 1.9, 2.1 and 2.1±0.03% of body weight in the first, second and third grazing day, respectively (P<0.05. Only during the summer pasture quality was the same whichever the grazing day. Sugarcane effectively replaced grazing pasture, mainly in the first day when pasture dry matter intake was lowest.

  17. The Utilization of Microbial Inoculants Based on Irradiated Compost in Dryland Remediation to Increase the Growth of King Grass and Maize

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    T.R.D. Larasati

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This research was conducted to evaluate the capability of functional microbial inoculants to remediate drylands. The microbial inoculants used consist of hydrocarbon-degrading microbial inoculants and plant-growth-promoting microbial inoculants. Compost-based carrier was sterilized by a gamma irradiation dose of 25 kGy to prepare seed inoculants. The irradiated-compost-based hydrocarbon-degrading microbial inoculants and king grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. were used to remediate oil-sludge-contaminated soil using in-situ composting for 60 days. The results showed that they could reduce THP (total petroleum hydrocarbons by up to 82.23%. Plant-growth-promoting microbial inoculants were able to increase the dry weight of king grass from 47.39 to 100.66 g/plant, N uptake from 415.53 to 913.67 mg/plant, and P uptake from 76.52 to 178.33 mg/plant. Cow dung and irradiated-compost-based plant-growth-promoting microbial inoculants were able to increase the dry weight of maize (Zea mays L. from 5.75 to 6.63 ton/ha (12.54% and dry weight of grain potential from 5.30 to 7.15 ton/ha (35.03%. The results indicate that irradiated-compost-based microbial inoculants are suitable for remediating a dryland and therefore increase potential resources and improve the quality of the environment.

  18. Performance of digester decant system with biological filter followed by constructed wetland and solar reactor in the treatment of domestic sewage

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    Delfran Batista dos Santos

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to analyze the performance of digester decant system with biological filter followed by constructed wetland and solar reactor in the treatment of domestic sewage from Milagres rural community in Apodi-RN. The treatment system was monitored for the period of October and November 2010, 48 days after planting Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. Samples of domestic sewage were collected at different stages of treatment, in four replications on time, to determine physicochemical and microbiological characteristics about the system performance. The results indicated significant removal of turbidity, biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, total solids, suspended solids, phosphorus and oil and grease using the set digester decant with biological filter, followed by constructed wetland and solar reactor; the association of average solar radiation of 28.73 MJ m-2 d-1, effluent depth of 0.10 m on reactor and time of sun exposure of 12 hours provided removal of fecal coliform up to 99.99% of domestic sewage in Apodi, RN, the treated effluent met microbiological standard of the Brazilian guidelines for agricultural use with restrictions.

  19. Forage mass and stocking rate of elephant grass pastures managed under agroecological and conventional systems

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    Clair Jorge Olivo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective was to evaluate elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. pastures, under the agroecological and conventional systems, as forage mass and stocking rate. In the agroecological system, the elephant grass was established in rows spaced by 3.0 m from each other. During the cool season ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam. was established between these rows, which allowed the development of spontaneous growth species during the warm season. In the conventional system the elephant grass was established singularly in rows spaced 1.4 m from each other. Organic and chemical fertilizers were applied at 150 kg of N/ha/year with in the pastures under agroecological and conventional systems, respectively. Lactating Holstein cows which received 5.0 kg/day supplementary concentrate feed were used for evaluation. The experimental design was completely randomized, with two treatments (agroecological and conventional systems two replications (paddocks and independent evaluations (grazing cycles. The pastures were used during the whole year for the agroecological system and for 195 days in the conventional year. The average values of forage mass were 3.5 and 4.2 t/ha and the stocking rates were 2.08 and 3.23 AU/ha for the respective systems. The results suggest that the use of the elephant grass under the agroecological system allows for best distribution of forage and stocking rate to be more uniform throughout the year than the use of elephant grass in conventional system.

  20. Effect of biomass composition on the condensable gas yield from torrefaction of plant residues

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    Lucélia Alves Macedo

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    Full Text Available This work assessed the effect of biomass composition (ash, volatile matter and fixed carbon content, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen content, lignin, extractives and holocellulose content on the condensable gas yield from the torrefaction of rice husk (Oryza sativa L., jatropha seed husk (Jatropha curcas L., elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. var. mineiro; sugarcane bagasse (Sacharum officinarum L. and bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris ex J.C. Wendl. var. vulgaris. Biomasses with a particle size between 0.5 mm and 1.0 mm were subjected to torrefaction process using a temperature gradient varying from 250 °C to 300 °C, for 15 min, with a heating rate of 20 °C min-1. Five trials were conducted for each biomass and solid, liquid and gas yields were obtained. The holocellulose and the volatile matter content of biomass showed a positive and significant correlation with condensable yield. The ash content showed a negative and significant correlation with condensable yield. There was no significant correlation between the elementary chemical composition and the condensable yield.

  1. Phylogenetic analysis and systematics of the Acrapex unicolora Hampson species complex (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini, with the description of five new species from the Afrotropics

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    Bruno Le Ru

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Ten morphologically similar species of Acrapex Hampson, 1891 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Apameini from Central and Eastern Africa are reviewed, including five new species: Acrapex kafula le Ru sp. nov., A. kavumba le Ru sp. nov., A. kiakouama le Ru sp. nov., A. miscantha le Ru sp. nov. and A. simillima le Ru sp. nov. Evidence is provided to transfer the monotypic genus Poecopa Bowden, 1956 to the genus Acrapex. Host plants of five species are recorded, some of them for the first time. Acrapex kavumba sp. nov., A. miscantha sp. nov. and A. simillima sp. nov. were found on one host plant each. Acrapex mediopuncta, previously reported in West Africa from Pennisetum purpureum Schumach., Rottboellia compressa L., Setaria megaphylla (Steud Dur. & Schinz. and Sorghum arundinaceum (Desv. Stapf, was only found from S. megaphylla in Central Africa. Larvae of Acrapex unicolora were collected on Andropogon gayanus Kunth, Chrysopogon zizanoides (L. Roberty, Cymbopogon schoenanthus subsp. proximus (Hochst. ex A.Rich. Maire & Weller, Cymbopogon pospischiilii (K.Schum. C.E.Hubb., Hyparrhenia diplandra (Hack. Stapf and Setaria sphacelata (Schumach. Moss. We also conducted molecular phylogenetic analyses (using maximum likelihood and molecular species delimitation analyses on a comprehensive sample of 61 specimens belonging to eight of the studied species. Molecular phylogenetic analyses provided additional evidence of the synonymy of Acrapex and Poecopa, whereas molecular species delimitation analyses support the validity of the five newly described species and unravel another potential new species, only collected in the larval stage.

  2. Preserving elephantgrass and energycane biomass as silage for energy

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    Woodard, K.R.; Prine, G.M.; Bates, D.B.; Chynoweth, D.P. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States). Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences)

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    Elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) and energycane (Saccharum sp.) are being evaluated in the colder subtropics of Florida, USA, as biomass energy crops. At one location near Gainesville, annual dry biomass yields of elephantgrass (full-season growth) in excess of 45 Mg ha{sup -1} have been reported. Our objective was to determine if these prolific bunchgrasses could be stored as silage. Three elephantgrasses (two 'tall' and one 'dwarf') and a tall energycane were harvested one, two, and three times per year and ensiled (directcut) during 1986 and 1987. Mean pH values ranged from 3.8 to 4.0 for tall elephantgrass silages made from plants harvested at the different frequencies. Highest pH values were obtained from silages made from immature dwarf elephantgrass plants harvested three times per year (2-year mean was 4.3). Lactic acid was the major end-product of fermentation in most silages with the exception of those made from immature dwarf elephantgrass and energycane plants, where lactic and acetic acids were both major fermentation components. Dry matter (DM) recoveries for all silages ranged from 843 to 984 g kg{sup -1} of DM ensiled. The ease with which elephantgrass and energycane were preserved as silage was attributed to adequate levels of water-soluble carbohydrates and the inherently low buffering capacities in standing forages. (author).

  3. Characterization of two lactic acid bacteria and their influence on silage fermentation of napiergrass

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    Gang Guo, Xiao-hui Sun, Xiao-yan Qiu, Masataka Shimojo and Tao Shao

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    Full Text Available Enterococcus faecium R5-1 (EF and Lactobacillus plantarum N30-6 (LP isolated from silages were identified and their influence on silage fermentation of napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Sch. harvested at various times of sunny day were studied. Strain LP had stronger growth ability, acid tolerating capacity and wider fermentable carbohydrates than strain EF. Napiergrass were cut at 0800, 1300 and 1800 h on a sunny day and were inoculated with strains EF and LP at 5 log cfu g-1. The concentrations of dry matter, water soluble carbohydrates and the ratio of lactic acid to acetic acid (LA/AA were higher (P<0.05 and ammonia-N (NH3-N, acetic acid concentrations and silage pH were lower (P<0.05 for uninoculated silages made of napiergrass cut at 1300 and 1800 h compared with cut at 0800 h. Silages inoculated with LP and EF had lower (P<0.05 NH3-N and acetic acid concentrations and higher (P<0.05 LA/AA than uninoculated silage made with napiergrass cut at 1300 and 1800 h. The EF-inoculated could not improve fermentation quality of silage made with napiergrass cut at 0800 h, which had higher (P<0.05 NH3-N and acetic acid concentrations than uninoculated silage. In conclusion, delayed cutting napiergrass at end of a sunny day was associated with better fermentation quality, and the silages inoculated with EF or LP could further improve fermentation quality.

  4. Effect of levels of urea and cassava chip on feed intake, rumen fermentation, blood metabolites and microbial populations in growing goats

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    Metha Wanapat

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    Full Text Available The study was conducted to assess effect of levels of urea and cassava chip (CC on feed intake, rumen ecology, blood metabolites and microbial populations. Four, Thai Native X Anglo Nubian crossbred growing male goats with an average liveweight 19.0+1 kg were randomly assigned according to a 4x4 Latin square design to receive one of four diets: T1=urea at 0 % (CC=30%, T2=urea at 1% (CC=40%, T3=urea at 2% (CC = 50% and T4=urea at 3%(CC=60%, of DM basis, respectively. Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum was offered on an ad lib basis. The results revealed that total DM intake (%BW and g/kg W0.75 and BW change were similar among treatments (p>0.05. Likewise, rumen pH, BUN, blood glucose, PCV and microbial populations were similar among treatments (p>0.05, while NH3-N increased as the urea level increased and were found highest (p<0.05 in T4 at 12.8 mg/dL. Based on this experiment, it can be concluded that a higher level of urea (3% could be used with a high level of CC in concentrate and it was good approach in exploiting the use of local feed resources for goat production.

  5. Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass from grass to bioethanol using materials pretreated with alkali and the white rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium

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    Yan Yee Liong

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Grasses are abundant in many climatic regions of the world and have been regarded as weeds by many. This work investigated the use of Pennisetum purpureum (Napier grass in the production of bioethanol. Two pretreated grasses were compared as the initial substance in the hydrolysis process followed by bacteria fermentation. For the purpose of breaking down lignin, alkali pretreatment, where grass was soaked in 7% NaOH, was used. For biological pretreatment, grass was incubated for 3 weeks with the white-rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Both types of pretreated materials were subjected to Trichoderma reesei ATCC 26921 enzyme hydrolysis. Glucose content from alkali-pretreated samples was 1.6-fold higher than fungus-pretreated samples. Hydrolysates from the pretreatments were fermented using the ethanol insensitive strain Escherichia coli K011. After 24 hours of fermentation, the ethanol yield from alkali-pretreated material was 1.5 times higher than the biological-pretreated material. It can be concluded that NaOH-pretreated enzyme hydrolysate had a better ethanol yield compared to biological-pretreated enzyme hydrolysate, but biological-pretreated enzyme hydrolysate had better ethanol conversion efficiency, which was 18.5 g/g. These results indicated that wild grass is capable of becoming an important biomass for small local bioethanol production.

  6. Prospection and Evaluation of (Hemi) Cellulolytic Enzymes Using Untreated and Pretreated Biomasses in Two Argentinean Native Termites

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    Ben Guerrero, Emiliano; Arneodo, Joel; Bombarda Campanha, Raquel; Abrão de Oliveira, Patrícia; Veneziano Labate, Mônica T.; Regiani Cataldi, Thaís; Campos, Eleonora; Cataldi, Angel; Labate, Carlos A.; Martins Rodrigues, Clenilson; Talia, Paola

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    Saccharum officinarum bagasse (common name: sugarcane bagasse) and Pennisetum purpureum (also known as Napier grass) are among the most promising feedstocks for bioethanol production in Argentina and Brazil. In this study, both biomasses were assessed before and after acid pretreatment and following hydrolysis with Nasutitermes aquilinus and Cortaritermes fulviceps termite gut digestome. The chemical composition analysis of the biomasses after diluted acid pretreatment showed that the hemicellulose fraction was partially removed. The (hemi) cellulolytic activities were evaluated in bacterial culture supernatants of termite gut homogenates grown in treated and untreated biomasses. In all cases, we detected significantly higher endoglucanase and xylanase activities using pretreated biomasses compared to untreated biomasses, carboxymethylcellulose and xylan. Several protein bands with (hemi) cellulolytic activity were detected in zymograms and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Some proteins of these bands or spots were identified as xylanolytic peptides by mass spectrometry. Finally, the diversity of cultured cellulolytic bacterial endosymbionts associated to both Argentinean native termite species was analyzed. This study describes, for the first time, bacterial endosymbionts and endogenous (hemi) cellulases of two Argentinean native termites as well as their potential application in degradation of lignocellulosic biomass for bioethanol production. PMID:26313257

  7. Assessing the invasive potential of biofuel species proposed for Florida and the United States using the Australian Weed Risk Assessment

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    Gordon, D.R. [The Nature Conservancy, PO Box 118526, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Department of Biology, PO Box 118526, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Tancig, K.J. [PO Box 116455, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Onderdonk, D.A.; Gantz, C.A. [Department of Biology, PO Box 118526, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States)

    2011-01-15

    Twelve taxa under exploration as bioenergy crops in Florida and the U.S. were evaluated for potential invasiveness using the Australian Weed Risk Assessment system (WRA) modified for separate assessment at the state and national scales. When tested across a range of geographies, this system correctly identifies invaders 90%, and non-invaders 70% of the time, on average. Predictions for Florida were the same as for the U.S. Arundo donax, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus grandis, Jatropha curcas, Leucaena leucocephala, Pennisetum purpureum, and Ricinus communis were found to have a high probability of becoming invasive, while Miscanthus x giganteus, Saccharum arundinaceum, Saccharum officinarum, and the sweet variety of Sorghum bicolor have a low probability of becoming invasive. Eucalyptus amplifolia requires further evaluation before a prediction is possible. These results are consistent with reports on other tests of these taxa. Given the economic and ecological impacts of invasive species, including the carbon expended for mechanical and chemical control efforts, cultivation of taxa likely to become invasive should be avoided. (author)

  8. Opportunities for bioenergy development in lower south USA

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    Prine, G.M. [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States); Stricker, J.A. [Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL (United States); McConnell, W.V. [Land Management Planner/Forester, Tallahassee, FL (United States)

    1997-07-01

    The Lower South with its subtropical climate has a long warm growing season and high rainfall. Tropical perennial tall grasses, such as elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), erianthus (Erianthus arundenaceum), energy cane and sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) plus the tropical tree legume leucaena (Leucaena sp.), make very high annual biomass yields. They grow the entire warm growing season, and the longer the growing season, the higher the potential biomass yields. The phosphate mining areas of Florida and the sewage effluent and sludge of Lower South's cities offer special opportunities for growing bioenergy crops. Land for growing energy crops is available near many potential industrial sites in the Lower South. Biomass yields to over 50 Mg ha{sup -1} annually are reported for a number of growing sites. High yields produce an economic advantage by spreading land and production costs over more units of output. Plant components including cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, protein, NDF, ADF and IVDMD are reported for several grass crops. (author)

  9. 岩溶峰丛山地几种植物营养价值及饲喂效果研究%Studies on the nutrition value and feeding effect of several forage cultivars in karst mountainous region

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    蓝芙宁; 蒋忠诚; 谢运球; 张敏

    2008-01-01

    通过为期3年的试验,对所栽培的银合欢Leucaena leucocephala、任豆树Zenia insignis、木豆Cajanus cauan和桂牧1号Pennisetum purpureum cv.Guimu-1 4种植物的营养价值及饲喂效果进行了研究.结果表明,银合欢粗蛋白含量最高,适口性优,补饲效果显著,再生能力强;任豆树粗脂肪含量最高,木豆粗蛋白含量较高.任豆树和木豆的适口性中等,补饲效果明显,再生能力较强;桂牧1号粗纤维含量最高,适口性优,补饲效果显著,再生能力强.4种植物的营养价值高,补饲效果理想,具有较高的经济价值,是适宜在我国南方岩溶峰丛山地推广种植的优良牧草品种.

  10. Ethanol technical potential in Hawaii based on sugarcane, banagrass, Eucalyptus, and Leucaena

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    Keffer, V.I.; Turn, S.Q.; Evans, D.E. [Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, 1680 East-West Road, POST 109, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Kinoshita, C.M. [College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii, 3050 Maile Way, Gilmore 211, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)

    2009-02-15

    An assessment of ethanol production potential from dedicated energy crops was conducted for the State of Hawaii considering lands, crop species, and conversion technologies. Evaluation of the spatial distributions of soil types, zoning, and annual rainfall was conducted using geographic information system data. Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane), Pennisetum purpureum (banagrass), Leucaena leucocephala, and Eucalyptus grandis were selected as potential feedstocks for sugar-based and lignocellulosic ethanol production. The analysis shows that only one cropping scenario applied to all available agriculturally zoned lands in the state would be capable of producing enough ethanol to meet the state's current motor gasoline consumption on an energy equivalent basis. State goals of displacing 20% (volume) of highway fuels by 2020 could be met by 14 of the 16 cropping and land use combinations. This indicates that the State of Hawaii could promote energy diversification through its choice of land leases. Distribution of suitable lands among islands is not consistent with motor fuel demand, suggesting that provisions must be made to support development of adequate storage and harbor facilities to enable movement of fuel between points of production and use. Comparison of possible production volumes with economic plant sizes indicates that sufficient feedstocks could be available on Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, and Kauai to realize economies of scale in production facilities. This study should be refined in the future to adequately address issues of environmental preservation, water consumption, and land use to provide additional guidance for policy and economic decision making. (author)

  11. Forage growth, yield and quality responses of Napier hybrid grass cultivars to three cutting intervals in the Himalayan foothills

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    Kesang Wangchuk

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    Full Text Available A 3 x 3 factorial study was conducted in the southern foothills of Bhutan to compare 3 cultivars of Napier hybrid grass (Pennisetum purpureum x P. glaucum: Pakchong-1, CO-3 and Giant Napier, at 3 cutting intervals (40, 60 and 80 days, in terms of forage growth, dry matter (DM yield and crude protein (CP concentration. The effects of cultivar x cutting interval were significant only on tiller number per plant and leaf:stem ratio (LSR. CO-3 consistently produced the highest tiller number per plant, leaves per plant and LSR, while Pakchong-1 produced the lowest. Pakchong-1 plants were taller, had bigger tillers and basal circumference and higher stem DM production than CO-3 and Giant. Leaf CP for all cultivars was about 17%, while stem CP concentration was lower for Pakchong-1 than for the other cultivars (3.6 vs. 5.3%, P<0.05. While 40-day cutting intervals produced high quality forage, yields suffered marked-ly and the best compromise between yield and quality of forage seemed to occur with 60-day cutting intervals. Pakchong-1 seems to have no marked advantages over CO-3 and Giant for livestock feed, and feeding studies would verify this. Its higher stem DM yields may be advantageous for biogas production and this aspect should be investigated.Keywords: Bhutan, CO-3, crude protein , dry matter, Giant Napier, Pakchong-1.DOI: 10.17138/TGFT(3142-150

  12. Herbage intake, methane emissions and animal performance of steers grazing dwarf elephant grass v. dwarf elephant grass and peanut pastures.

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    Andrade, E A; Almeida, E X; Raupp, G T; Miguel, M F; de Liz, D M; Carvalho, P C F; Bayer, C; Ribeiro-Filho, H M N

    2016-10-01

    Management strategies for increasing ruminant legume consumption and mitigating methane emissions from tropical livestock production systems require further study. The aim of this work was to evaluate the herbage intake, animal performance and enteric methane emissions of cattle grazing dwarf elephant grass (DEG) (Pennisetum purpureum cv. BRS Kurumi) alone or DEG with peanut (Arachis pintoi cv. Amarillo). The experimental treatments were the following: DEG pastures receiving nitrogen fertilization (150 kg N/ha as ammonium nitrate) and DEG intercropped with peanut plus an adjacent area of peanut that was accessible to grazing animals for 5 h/day (from 0700 to 1200 h). The animals grazing legume pastures showed greater average daily gain and herbage intake, and shorter morning and total grazing times. Daily methane emissions were greater from the animals grazing legume pastures, whereas methane emissions per unit of herbage intake did not differ between treatments. Allowing animals access to an exclusive area of legumes in a tropical grass-pasture-based system can improve animal performance without increasing methane production per kg of dry matter intake.

  13. Vascular flora of the Upper Paraná River floodplain.

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    Souza, M C; Kawakita, K; Slusarski, S R; Pereira, G F

    2009-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to update the floristic inventory found in the Upper Paraná River floodplain. Floristic surveys were performed from February 2000 through March 2008, as part of the Brazilian Long-Term Ecological Research Program (PELD/CNPq-Site 6). The material collected was identified from 774 species, 442 genera, and 116 families. The ten families with high species richness were Leguminosae, Poaceae, Rubiaceae, Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Myrtaceae, Cyperaceae, Solanaceae, Sapindaceae, and Orchidaceae, which contributed to 46.1% of the total number of species. Genera with high richness were Solanum, Cyperus, Panicum, Eugenia, Tillandsia, Serjania, Casearia, and Polygonum, which together contributed to 10.2% of the total number of species. These data, combined with information published in 1997, recorded 955 species, 575 genera, and 128 families. These organisms were from several riparian environments and were distributed as herbs, shrubs, trees, climbers and epiphytes. Panicum maximum, Pennisetum purpureum, Ricinus communis, and Urochloa decumbens are considered weeds due to the wide distributions determined for these species. The results presented herein suggest the need to further investigate the control of these potential weed species.

  14. Preferences of Rusa timorensis to Grasses and Their Body Morphometry and Velvet Antler Characteristics

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    M. Sudibyo

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Timor deer (Rusa timorensis is a wild native animal to Indonesia. The stags produce a high economic value of velvet antler (VA. This study was designed to evaluate the feed preference, nutrient consumption, age and morphometric of deer in relation to their velvet antler product (weigth and length and quality (mineral and amino acids. Five stags with three ages classes were offered 3 combinations of 4 grasses in a captive area. Grasses were offered for 3 periods of 12 consecutive days during velvet antler growth period. Velvet antlers were harvested at 36 days old and analysed for their chemical content. The result showed that Timor deer had different preference to the grasses offered. Deer had a high preference on the combination of Pennisetum purpureum, Commelina benghalensis, Hierochloe horsfieldii, and Sorghum caudatum. High intake of grasses increased body weight. The regresion equation between the weight or length of velvet antler withage (year and girth size (cm were: Y (velvet antler weight= 0.43 + 0.03 (age, r2= 0.99, P<0.05, and Y (length of velvet antler = 5.7 + 0.31 (girth size, r2= 0.99, P<0.05. Aspartic acid, glutamic acid, and proline content of velvel antler were high in the older deer. The older deer having high girth size had the higher quality of velvet antler.

  15. Composição químico-bromatológica e digestibilidade in vitro de silagens de gramíneas tropicais tratadas com uréia (Chemical-bromatologic composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility of tropical grasses silage treated with urea

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    Aline Cardoso Oliveira;, Aureliano José Vieira Pires; Hellenn Cardoso Oliveira; Neusete Maria da Silva Patês; Marcele Pereira Fonceca; Uilson de Matos Neto; Ueslei Leonardo Cardoso Oliveira;

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    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da amonização via uréia sobre o valor nutritivo de três gramíneas tropicais. As gramíneas utilizadas foram a Brachiaria decumbens, o Panicum maximum e o Pennisetum purpureum. O delineamento experimental empregado foi o inteiramente casualizado em um esquema fatorial 3 x 2, sendo três gramíneas e duas doses de uréia (0 e 5%, base da MS com quatro repetições, totalizando 24 unidades amostrais. A amonização elevou o teor de proteína bruta (PB e a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS, e reduziu os teores de hemicelulose e de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, enquanto a fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, a lignina e a celulose não foram afetadas pela amonização. As gramíneas apresentaram diferenças entre si em sua composição químico-bromatológica.

  16. Chemical composition of biomass from tall perennial tropical grasses

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    Prine, G.M. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States); Stricker, J.A. [Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL (United States); Anderson, D.L. [Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, FL (United States)] [and others

    1995-11-01

    The tall perennial tropical grasses, elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.), sugarcane and energycane (Saccharum sp.) and erianthus (Erianthus arundenaceum (Retz) Jesw.) have given very high oven dry biomass yields in Florida and the warm Lower South USA. No good complete analyses of the chemical composition of these grasses for planning potential energy use was available. We sampled treatments of several tall grass demonstrations and experiments containing high-biomass yielding genotypes of the above tall grass crops at several locations in Florida over the two growing seasons, 1992 and 1993. These samples were analyzed for crude protein, NDF, ADF, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and IVDMD or IVOMD. The analysis for the above constituents are reported, along with biomass yields where available, for the tall grass accessions in the various demonstrations and experiments. Particular attention is given to values obtained from the high-yielding tall grasses grown on phosphatic clays in Polk County, FL, the area targeted by a NREL grant to help commercialize bioenergy use from these crops.

  17. Contrasting strategies to cope with drought conditions by two tropical forage C4 grasses

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    Cardoso, Juan Andrés; Pineda, Marcela; Jiménez, Juan de la Cruz; Vergara, Manuel Fernando; Rao, Idupulapati M.

    2015-01-01

    Drought severely limits forage productivity of C4 grasses across the tropics. The avoidance of water deficit by increasing the capacity for water uptake or by controlling water loss are common responses in forage C4 grasses. Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) and Brachiaria hybrid cv. Mulato II are tropical C4 grasses used for livestock production due to their reputed resistance to drought conditions. However, there is scant information on the mechanisms used by these grasses to overcome water-limited conditions. Therefore, assessments of cumulative transpired water, shoot growth, leaf rolling, leaf gas exchange, dry mass production and a number of morpho-physiological traits were recorded over a period of 21 days under well-watered or drought conditions. Drought reduced shoot dry mass of both grasses by 35 %, yet each grass exhibited contrasting strategies to cope with water shortage. Napier grass transpired most available water by the end of the drought treatment, whereas a significant amount of water was still available for Mulato II. Napier grass maintained carbon assimilation until the soil was fairly dry, whereas Mulato II restricted water loss by early stomatal closure at relatively wet soil conditions. Our results suggest that Napier grass exhibits a ‘water-spending’ behaviour that might be targeted to areas with intermittent drought stress, whereas Mulato II displays a ‘water-saving’ nature that could be directed to areas with longer dry periods. PMID:26333827

  18. Quality of Pellets Made from Agricultural and Forestry Crops in Costa Rican Tropical Climates

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    Carolina Tenorio

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Pellets may be produced with different types of agriculture or forestry crops in Costa Rica. This work evaluated the energy, physical, and mechanical properties of pellets fabricated from 12 types of agricultural and forestry crops (Ananas cumosos, Arundo donax, Coffea arabica, Cupressus lusitanica, empty fruit bunch and oil palm mesocarp fiber of the fruit of Elaeis guineensis, Gynerium sagittatum, Pennisetum purpureum, Phyllostachys aurea, Saccharum officinarum, Sorghum bicolor, and Tectona grandis, and similarities among these crops were established by multivariate principal component analysis. High variation was found in the pellet properties. The energy evaluation revealed that C. lusitanica and P. aurea are the crops with the best qualities for fuel use because of their high calorific values (from 16807 kJ/kg and 19919 kJ/kg, respectively and low ash content (1.03% and 3.39%, respectively. As for physical properties, most crops exhibited values within the range noted by several authors and standards. All 12 pellet crops displayed high durability (from 72.12% to 92.98% and compression force (from 295.18 N to 691.86 N. Moreover, the evaluation of crop similarities allowed the determination of four group combinations. Within these groups, C. lusitanica, P. aurea, and G. sagittatum had similar energy qualities and the best caloric characteristics.

  19. Use of dried cassava root to replace corn in supplementation of Holstein cows grazing and consuming spontaneously, apparent digestibility and energy metabolism

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    Ádler Carvalho da Silva

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The development of this experiment intended to evaluate the effect of replacing ground corn for dried and ground cassava roots with the levels of 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% in the experimental supplements for lactating cows kept on tropical irrigated and fertilized pastures. Ten Holstein cows were divided into two 5x5 Latin squares, with an initial lactation average of 150 days, 22 kg/day of average milk production of lactation and approximate initial average body eight of 603 kg. The animals were kept in pasture constituted by elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, SCHUM cv Pioneer, associated with Tifton 85 grass (Cynodon nlemfuensis, irrigated and fertilized with 600 kg of nitrogen per hectare/year. No significant effects on the substitution of ground corn for dried and ground cassava roots in the concentrate (P>0.05 over the spontaneous consumption of the total diet, with estimated average of 20.61 kg/DM/animal/day, apparent digestibility of DM with estimated average of 59.60% and energy balance with estimated average of +6.36 Mcal day-1. The results of this study demonstrate that the cassava root can be used as an energy source of high nutritional value for supplementation of lactating cows grazing on tropical pastures, similar to corn results.

  20. PROTEINOGRAMA SÉRICO DE OVINOS INTOXICADOS EXPERIMENTALMENTE POR SALSA

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    DANIEL PRASERES CHAVES

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the serum protein concentration of sheep experimentally poisoned by Ipomoea asarifolia, four groups of five animals received diet with inclusion of 25% (G1, 50% (G2, 75% (G3 and 100% (G4 of the plant replacing to Pennisetum purpureum. Blood samples for serum protein concentration evaluation were collectedat seven moments (M: before of the I. asarifolia supply (M1, and five (M2, ten (M3, 15 (M4, 20 (M5, 25 (M6 and 30 (M7 days after I. asarifolia supply. The serum concentration of total protein (TP was measured through spectrophotometry and the protein fractions bymeans of eletrophoresis in poliacrylamide (SDS-PAGE. Twenty-nine to 31 proteins were detected by densitometric tracing, with molecular weights varying from 19,160 to 250,000 Dáltons (Da. Reduction of thetransferrin concentration and increase of acid α1-glycoprotein level were verified in sheep that ingested 75% and 100% of the plant, immediately before dying. Also, reduction of concentration of IgG heavy chain was evident in M3 and M4, in G3 animals, as well as the level IgG light chain in M2, M3 and M4 of this group, suggesting interference in the immune function in poisoned sheep, especially in those with higher level of the plant on the diet. It is inferred that these proteins can be utilized as auxiliary indicators to diagnose intoxication by I. asarifolia.

  1. DISTRIBUTION AND DIVERSITY OF FUSARIUM SPECIES ASSOCIATED WITH GRASSES IN TEN STATES THROUGHOUT PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

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    NUR AIN IZZATI, M.Z

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    Full Text Available Fusarium is one of the important genera associated with grasses as saprophytes, endophytes and pathogens. A study was carried out on distribution and diversity of Fusarium species associated with two groups of grasses in 10 states throughout Peninsular Malaysia i.e. agricultural grasses (Oryza sativa and Saccharum officinarum and non-agricultural grasses (Axonopus compressus, Centhotheca lappacea, Chloris barbata, Crysopogon aciculatus, Cyanadon dactylon, Dactyloctenium aegyptium, Digitaria ciliaris, Echinochloa colona, Eleusine indica, Eragrostis amabilis, Eragrostis malayana, Eragrostis uniloides, Ischaemum magnum, Panicum brevifolium, Panicum millaneum, Panicum repens, Paspalum commersonii, Paspalum conjugatum, Paspalum orbiculare, Pennisetum purpureum, Sacciolepis indica, Sporobolus diander and Sporobolus indicus. A total of 474 isolates were single-spored and identified by morphological characteristics. F. semitectum was frequently isolated (23.6%, followed by F. sacchari and F. fujikuroi with 15.4% and 14.6%, respectively. The other nine species were F. solani (10.3%, F. proliferatum (8.9%, F. oxysporum (7.4%, F. subglutinans (6.5%, F. equiseti (5.5%, F. verticillioides (3.4%, F. compactum (2.5%, F. chlamydosporum (1.1% and F. longipes (0.8%. Based on the Shannon-Weiner Index, F. solani was the highest (H' = 2.62 isolated from grasses. Species of Fusarium from O. sativa were widely diverse with 11 species, followed by non-agricultural grasses with nine species and S. officinarum with only six species. This is the first report on diversity of Fusarium associated with grasses in Malaysia.

  2. Preferencias de consumo de cuatro forrajes por venado cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus mantenidos en cautiverio en Yucatan

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    Full Text Available El  venado cola blanca  (Odocoileus  virginianus.Zimmermann es uno de los recursos silvestres y cinegéticos más  importantes  en México.  Sin embargo,  los estudios que existen sobre  su crianza en cautiverio son insuficientes para optimizar su producción. El objetivo planteado en este trabajo fue  evaluar  la  preferencia  relativa  de  cuatro forrajes,  comparar  el  consumo  ad  libitum  del forraje nativo preferido contra un pasto de corte, en venados cola blanca mantenidos en cautiverio, y medir  la relación entre el contenido de sustancias antinutricionales de  los alimentos con el consumo.Se utilizaron cuatro venados cola blanca machos adultos  con  peso  promedio  de  45  Kg,  y  tres especies de árboles  forrajeros nativos: Leucaena leucocephala, Guazuma ulmifolia,  Brosimum alicastrum  y  el  pasto  de  corte  Pennisetum purpureum.  Para  medir  la  preferencia  se realizaron dos experimentos, mediante el diseño

  3. Performance of growing indigenous goats fed diets based on urban market crop wastes.

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    Katongole, C B; Sabiiti, E N; Bareeba, F B; Ledin, I

    2009-03-01

    The effect of feeding diets including market crop wastes (sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatas) and scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum)) on growth and digestibility was studied using 32 indigenous intact growing male goats. Adding elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), maize bran and Leucaena leucocephala leaves, four isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets (Sweet potato vines, Solanum, Mixed and Control) were formulated. After the growth trial, 12 goats were randomly selected for a digestibility trial with the same diets, and 8 goats for a feed preference test comparing the market wastes and elephant grass. Crude protein (CP) intake was highest (Pdiet (23 g/day). Average daily gain was between 11.0 and 14.2 g/day, and similar between diets. The DM and CP digestibilities of the diets were 0.56 and 0.56 (Control), 0.62 and 0.56 (Mixed), 0.59 and 0.49 (Sweet potato vines), and 0.54 and 0.45 (Solanum), respectively. Faecal and urinary N excretions were highest in goats fed the Sweet potato vines and Solanum diets. Eggplant wastes were the least (Pgoats spent 5% of their 8-hour time eating eggplant wastes, 34% on sweet potato vines and 36% on elephant grass. Growth performance and N retention were low due to the low intake of feed, especially eggplant wastes.

  4. Intake, growth and carcass yield of indigenous goats fed market wastes of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) vines and scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum).

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    Katongole, C B; Bareeba, F B; Sabiiti, E N; Ledin, I

    2009-12-01

    Intake, growth and carcass yield of indigenous goats fed basal diets of market wastes of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) vines (SPV) and scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum) (SEP) were examined in two experiments. In experiment I, the effect of presentation method (chopping, hanging or adding molasses) on the intake of SEP and SPV was evaluated. Presentation method did not influence the intake of SPV while hanging resulted in the highest (P goats were supplemented with a concentrate (25% cottonseed cake +75% maize bran) in four dietary groups: SEPD, SPVD, SEP+SPV and Control where elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) was offered as the roughage. SEP were offered by hanging, while SPV were chopped. The goats were slaughtered after 12 weeks of feeding. Goats in the SEPD group constantly lost weight, hence were not followed to the end. Average daily gain and hot carcass weight were highest (P goat meat production where standard feed resources are scarce when fed with an energy-protein concentrate. SEP are poorly consumed by goats, hence cannot be used as their sole basal feed.

  5. Evaluation on potential of wild hosts as trap plants for managing gramineous stemborers in maize based-agroecosystem.

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    Yewhalaw, Delenasaw; Getu, Emana; Seyoum, Emiru

    2008-02-01

    As part of habitat management system to control cereal stemborers, various wild hosts used as trap plants were studied during the dry season from November 2003 to March 2004 at Melkassa, central Ethiopia. Five wild hosts of the family Poaceae [Pennisetum purpurum (Schumach), Sorghum vulgare variety sudanense (Pers.), Panicum coloratum L., Sorghum arundinaceum Stapf, and Hyperrhania rufa (Nees)] were evaluated as trap plants in maize, Zea mays L.,-based agroecosystem. The results of the study showed that maize plots surrounded by all tested wild hosts had significantly lower mean percentage of foliage damage and stemborer density than maize monocrop plots 15 m away from the treatment blocks. Interestingly, mean foliar damage and stemborer density between maize plots surrounded by wild hosts and maize monocrop plots within the treatment blocks was not significant. Percentage of tunneled stalks was significantly greater in maize monocrop plots 15 m away from the treatment blocks than in maize plots surrounded by all tested wild host plant species. Moreover, the highest mean percentage of parasitism (62%) of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) by Cotesia flavipes (Cameron) was recorded in maize plots surrounded by P. purpureum. Therefore, the findings revealed that these wild hosts have considerable merit to be used as trap plants in the development of strategies for managing cereal stemborers in maize crops.

  6. Natural enemies of lepidopterous borers on maize and elephant grass in the forest zone of Cameroon.

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    Ndemah, R; Schulthess, F; Poehling, M; Borgemeister, C; Goergen, G

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    The importance, geographical and temporal distributions of parasitoids of lepidopterous borers on maize and elephant grass, Pennisetum purpureum, were assessed during surveys in farmers' fields in six villages and two on-station trials in the forest zone of Cameroon between 1995 and 1996. The borer species encountered were Busseola fusca (Fuller), Sesamia calamistis Hampson, Eldana saccharina Walker on both host plants, and Mussidia nigrivenella Ragonot on maize only. Busseola fusca was the predominant host accounting for 44-57% and 96% on maize and elephant grass, respectively, followed by E. saccharina on maize with 27-39%. Fifteen hymenopterous, two dipterous and one fungal species were found on these stem and cob-borers. Among those were six pupal, six larval, four egg, one larval-pupal parasitoid and four hyperparasitoids. The scelionid parasitoids Telenomus busseolae Gahan and T. isis Polaszek were found on B. fusca eggs in all locations. During the first season, mean egg parasitism was low and ranged between 3.1% and 27% versus 54-87% during the second season. Species belonging to the Tetrastichus atriclavus Waterston complex were recovered from all four borer species. The majority and most common larval and pupal parasitoid species belonged to the ingress-and-sting guild. Larval and pupal parasitism were very erratic and on more than 50% of the sampling occasions no parasitoids were recovered. Parasitoid diversity was higher on elephant grass than maize.

  7. Prospection and Evaluation of (Hemi Cellulolytic Enzymes Using Untreated and Pretreated Biomasses in Two Argentinean Native Termites.

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    Emiliano Ben Guerrero

    Full Text Available Saccharum officinarum bagasse (common name: sugarcane bagasse and Pennisetum purpureum (also known as Napier grass are among the most promising feedstocks for bioethanol production in Argentina and Brazil. In this study, both biomasses were assessed before and after acid pretreatment and following hydrolysis with Nasutitermes aquilinus and Cortaritermes fulviceps termite gut digestome. The chemical composition analysis of the biomasses after diluted acid pretreatment showed that the hemicellulose fraction was partially removed. The (hemi cellulolytic activities were evaluated in bacterial culture supernatants of termite gut homogenates grown in treated and untreated biomasses. In all cases, we detected significantly higher endoglucanase and xylanase activities using pretreated biomasses compared to untreated biomasses, carboxymethylcellulose and xylan. Several protein bands with (hemi cellulolytic activity were detected in zymograms and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Some proteins of these bands or spots were identified as xylanolytic peptides by mass spectrometry. Finally, the diversity of cultured cellulolytic bacterial endosymbionts associated to both Argentinean native termite species was analyzed. This study describes, for the first time, bacterial endosymbionts and endogenous (hemi cellulases of two Argentinean native termites as well as their potential application in degradation of lignocellulosic biomass for bioethanol production.

  8. Approximated empirical correlations to the characterization of physical and geometrical properties of solid particulate biomass: case studies of the elephant grass and sugar cane trash

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    Olivares Gomez, Edgardo; Cortez, Luis A. Barbosa [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (FEAGRI/UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). Fac. de Engenharia Agricola. Lab. de Termodinamica e Energia; Alarcon, Guillermo A. Rocca; Perez, Luis E. Brossard [Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)

    2008-07-01

    Two types of biomass solid particles, elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. variety) and sugar cane trash, were studied in laboratory in order to obtain information about several physical and geometrical properties. In the both case, the length, breadth, and thickness of fifty particles selected randomly from each fraction of the size class, obtained by mechanical fractionation through sieves, were measured manually given their size. A geometric model of type rectangular base prism was adopted because based on observations it was demonstrated that the most of particles that were measured exhibited length which was significantly greater that width ( l >> a ). From these measurements average values for other properties were estimated, for example, characteristic dimension of particle, projected area of the rectangular prism, area of the prism rectangular section, volume of the rectangular prism, shape factors, sphericity, particles specific superficial area and equivalent diameter. A statistical analysis was done and proposed empirical and semi-empirical mathematical correlation models obtained by lineal regression, which show a goodness of fit of these equations to the reported experimental data. (author)

  9. Microbial protein synthesis and nitrogen metabolism in cows bred on tropical pasture and fed on cassava root and corn

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    Ádler Carvalho da Silva

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Current experiment evaluated the effect of replacement of full corn meal by dehydrated ground cassava roots at levels 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% in experimental supplements for lactating cows grazing on irrigated and fertilized tropical pastures. Ten Holstein cows were divided into two 5 x 5 Latin squares, with average initial 150 days of lactation, milk production 22±3.30 kg day-1 at the beginning of experiment and initial body weight of 603±65 kg. Cows were maintained on pasture consisting of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum cultivar Pioneiro, intercropped with Tifton 85 (Cynodon nlemfuensis, fertilized with 600 kg nitrogen per hectare year-1. There was no significant difference (p > 0.05 between the substitution levels of corn meal by ground and dehydrated cassava root in the concentrate on the synthesis of microbial protein with an estimated average of 1,288.49 g day-1 and efficiency in the synthesis of microbial protein per kilogram of TDN with estimated average of 91.30 g kg-1 TDN. Nitrogen equilibrium showed an estimated average of 218.79 g day-1 of retained nitrogen. The microbial protein synthesis and nitrogen balance were not affected by treatments.

  10. EFFECT OF WATER EXTRACT OF PLANTS CONTAINING TANNIN ON IN VITRO METHAGONESIS AND FERMENTATION CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GRASS Pennisetum purpureophoides

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    B. Santoso

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of extract of plants containing tannin on in vitro CH4 production, fermentation characteristics and nutrient degradability. Six of plant leaves i.e. Gliricidia sepium, Acacia mangium, Leucaena leucocephala, Desmodium intortum, Camellia sinensis, Calliandra calothyrsus and seed of Areca catechu were extracted by using water. Experimental treatments consisted of P. purpureophoides (300±5 mg incubated alone or added with 1.2 mL of plant extracts. The in vitro neutral detergent fibre (NDF degradability was determined using the first stage technique of Tilley and Terry. The results showed that total tannin concentration of plant extract ranged from 34 to 95 g/kg DM, and was lowest in D. intortum and highest in A. mangium. Methane production was significantly (P<0.001 lower with addition of A. mangium, L. leucocephala, A. catechu, C. sinensis and C. calothyrsus extracts compared to control. Total tannin had a close relationship with CH4 production (r=-0.79. There was strong correlation between CH4 production and NDF degradability (r=0.61. It was concluded that water extracts of A. mangium, L. leucocephala, A. catechu, C. sinensis and C. calothyrsus have potential to be used as rumen manipulator in order to reduce CH4 production in ruminants.

  11. EFFECT OF WATER EXTRACT OF PLANTS CONTAINING TANNIN ON IN VITRO METHAGONESIS AND FERMENTATION CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GRASS Pennisetum purpureophoides

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    B. Santoso

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of extract of plants containing tannin on invitro CH4 production, fermentation characteristics and nutrient degradability. Six of plant leaves i.e.Gliricidia sepium, Acacia mangium, Leucaena leucocephala, Desmodium intortum, Camellia sinensis,Calliandra calothyrsus and seed of Areca catechu were extracted by using water. Experimentaltreatments consisted of P. purpureophoides (300±5 mg incubated alone or added with 1.2 mL of plantextracts. The in vitro neutral detergent fibre (NDF degradability was determined using the first stagetechnique of Tilley and Terry. The results showed that total tannin concentration of plant extract rangedfrom 34 to 95 g/kg DM, and was lowest in D. intortum and highest in A. mangium. Methane productionwas significantly (P<0.001 lower with addition of A. mangium, L. leucocephala, A. catechu, C. sinensisand C. calothyrsus extracts compared to control. Total tannin had a close relationship with CH4production (r=-0.79. There was strong correlation between CH4 production and NDF degradability(r=0.61. It was concluded that water extracts of A. mangium, L. leucocephala, A. catechu, C. sinensisand C. calothyrsus have potential to be used as rumen manipulator in order to reduce CH4 production inruminants.

  12. Evaluation of Eleven Macro and Micro Elements Present in Various Hybrids of Millet (Pennisetum glaucum, or P. Americanum

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    Ghulam Qadir Shar

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Maize and Millet Research Institute (MMRI situated in Yousuf wala, District Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan was selected to grow nine different hybrids/cultivars of millet for study to comprehend the variable concentration of macro, micro and trace and toxic elements in their grains. Wet digestion method was used for the preparation of samples and flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer for analysis of eleven major and minor elements. High values of macro-elements i.e. sodium and potassium was found in ICMP-451 and magnesium in ICMP-53506. The high value of essential micro-elements i.e.zinc (50mg/kg, manganese (8mg/kg, and copper (8mg/kg was calculated in ICMP-53506, Bullo-94-1, and ICMP-83720 respectively. In case of trace and toxic micro-elements, high concentration of nickel, cobalt, chromium and cadmium was found in O.B.V, Bullo-7704, ICMP-83401, and ICMP-83720 in the edible part of millet plants (grains cultivars respectively.

  13. Isolation and identification of lactid acid bacteria originated from king grass (Pennisetum purpureophoides as candidate of probiotic for livestock

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    Santoso B

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A study was conducted to isolate and identify strain of lactic acid bacteria (LAB isolated from king grass, and to determine their potential as candidate of probiotic for livestock. The LAB was isolated by culturing king grass extract in De Man, Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS medium. The pure culture LAB was used to identify strain of bacteria using Analytical Profile Index (API 50 CH kit. The result showed that the strain bacteria was identified as Lactobacillus plantarum. L. plantarum was able to survive in extreme condition at pH 2 and 0.3% bile salt. L. plantarum also survived against pathogenic bacteria i.e. Staphylococcus aureus, Escherechia coli and Salmonella thypi. It is concluded that L. plantarum isolated from king grass could potentially to be used as probiotic for livestock.

  14. Isolation and identification of lactid acid bacteria originated from king grass (Pennisetum purpureophoides) as candidate of probiotic for livestock

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    Santoso B; Maunatin A; Hariadi BT; Abubakar H

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    A study was conducted to isolate and identify strain of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from king grass, and to determine their potential as candidate of probiotic for livestock. The LAB was isolated by culturing king grass extract in De Man, Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS) medium. The pure culture LAB was used to identify strain of bacteria using Analytical Profile Index (API) 50 CH kit. The result showed that the strain bacteria was identified as Lactobacillus plantarum. L. plantarum was able t...

  15. Effect of food processing of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) IKMP-5 on the level of phenolics, phytate, iron and zinc

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    Zanabria Eyzaguirre, R.; Nienaltowska, K.; Jong, de L.E.Q.; Hasenack, B.B.E.; Nout, M.J.R.

    2006-01-01

    Pearl millet is consumed as a staple food in semi-arid tropical regions. With a view to upgrading the micronutrient status of pearl millet-based foods, the effects of single operations and of porridge preparation scenarios on levels and in vitro solubility (IVS) of iron and zinc and mineral complexi

  16. Evolutionary history of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum [L.] R. Br.) and selection on flowering genes since its domestication.

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    Clotault, Jérémy; Thuillet, Anne-Céline; Buiron, Marylène; De Mita, Stéphane; Couderc, Marie; Haussmann, Bettina I G; Mariac, Cédric; Vigouroux, Yves

    2012-04-01

    The plant domestication process is associated with considerable modifications of plant phenotype. The identification of the genetic basis of this adaptation is of great interest for evolutionary biology. One of the methods used to identify such genes is the detection of signatures of selection. However, domestication is generally associated with major demographic effects. It is therefore crucial to disentangle the effects of demography and selection on diversity. In this study, we investigated selection in a flowering time pathway during domestication of pearl millet. We first used a random set of 20 genes to model pearl millet domestication using approximate Bayesian computation. This analysis showed that a model with exponential growth and wild-cultivated gene flow was well supported by our data set. Under this model, the domestication date of pearl millet is estimated at around 4,800 years ago. We assessed selection in 15 pearl millet DNA sequences homologous to flowering time genes and showed that these genes underwent selection more frequently than expected. We highlighted significant signatures of selection in six pearl millet flowering time genes associated with domestication or improvement of pearl millet. Moreover, higher deviations from neutrality were found for circadian clock-associated genes. Our study provides new insights into the domestication process of pearl millet and shows that a category of genes of the flowering pathway were preferentially selected during pearl millet domestication.

  17. Oferta de pasto kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum, tercio de lactancia y perfil de ácidos grasos lácteos

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    Juan Vargas M.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto de la oferta de kikuyo y el tercio de lactancia sobre el perfil de ácidos grasos en la grasa láctea de bovinos en pastoreo. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizaron 18 vacas de la raza Holstein con un peso promedio de 585 ±10 kg entre dos y cuatro partos, en primer y segundo tercio de lactancia. Las vacas se dividieron en tres grupos y fueron asignados al azar a uno de los tres tratamientos (ofertas de 2.6; 3.3 ó 4.0 kg MS/100 kg PV. Se determinó el perfil de ácidos grasos en la leche los días 14 y 21 del periodo experimental. Resultados. Los ácidos grasos C6:0, C16:0, C18:1c9 y C18:3 permanecieron constantes entre las diferentes ofertas de forraje y tercios de lactancia. En las mayores ofertas se presentó un aumento entre el día 14 y 21 de los ácidos C10:0 y C12:0 mientras que disminuyeron su concentración en estos mismos días los ácidos C18:1t11, C18:2c9c12, C18:2c9t11 y poliinsaturados. Se presentó una mayor concentración del ALC en animales de segundo tercio respecto a los de primero. Conclusiones. Debido a las variaciones entre los días de muestreo en el perfil de ácidos grasos de la grasa láctea fue imposible determinar si el aumento en la oferta mejora las concentraciones de ácidos grasos que han presentado efecto benéfico en la salud humana. La movilización de reservas de grasa podría explicar el comportamiento diferente de la concentración de ácidos grasos entre los días de recolección de muestras.

  18. Effect of salinity on seed germination, accumulation of proline and free amino acid in Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.

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    Sneha, Sonam; Rishi, Anirudha; Dadhich, Amit; Chandra, Subhash

    2013-09-01

    Salinity is a major threat to agriculture, plants exhibits a variety of responses to salt stress that enable them to tolerate and survive in such conditions. Salinity affects physiological and biochemical processes in plants. A short term salt stress induced physiological and biochemical response were observed in P. glaucum. The experiment was conducted to understand the influence of salinity on seed germination, proline and free amino acid accumulation in P. glaucum. It was observed that as the salt concentration increased the germination percentage decreased as compared to control as well as the root/shoot length also decreased. This suggests that salinity greatly influences the germination as well as the plant growth. The levels ofbiochemical components proline and free amino acid were measured during the salt stressed condition. The 14 days old seedlings were subjected to 4 salt treatments (50, 100, 150 and 200 mM NaCI), free proline and free amino acids was calculated at 0, 12, 24, 48, 72 and 96th hour. Proline and free amino acid content in the salt stressed tissues increased with increase in salt concentration as well as with duration of salt stress. This result suggests that proline and free amino acid acids acts as compatible solutes in P. glaucum to protect the cellular macromolecules, maintain the osmotic balance and also scavenge the free radicals under salt stressed condition.

  19. Physical, chemical and sensory properties of gluten-free kibbeh formulated with millet flour (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.

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    Tcherena Amorim Brasil

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Pearl millet flour was utilized in kibbeh formulations instead of whole-wheat flour. Physicochemical properties, oxidation stability and sensorial characteristics of control kibbeh made with whole-wheat flour (CT were compared with kibbehs prepared with millet flour (roasted or wet and stored for 90 days (–18 °C. Kibbeh prepared with millet flour presented good oxidation stability (TBARS concentration. Baked kibbehs (with roasted millet flour presented good acceptability and kibbeh samples did not differ significantly (p > 0.05 from the whole-wheat flour sample, when global appearance, texture and flavor were evaluated. Millet flour could be a suitable ingredient for kibbeh formulations, maintaining their nutritional value and sensorial quality in addition to being a gluten-free product.

  20. Oferta de pasto kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum), tercio de lactancia y perfil de ácidos grasos lácteos

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    Juan Vargas M.; José Mojica R.; Martha Pabón R.; Juan Carulla F.

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    RESUMENObjetivo. Evaluar el efecto de la oferta de kikuyo y el tercio de lactancia sobre el perfil de ácidos grasos en la grasa láctea de bovinos en pastoreo. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizaron 18 vacas de la raza Holstein con un peso promedio de 585 ±10 kg entre dos y cuatro partos, en primer y segundo tercio de lactancia. Las vacas se dividieron en tres grupos y fueron asignados al azar a uno de los tres tratamientos (ofertas de 2.6; 3.3 ó 4.0 kg MS/100 kg PV). Se determinó el perfil de ác...

  1. Utilization of Bioslurry on Maize Hydroponic Fodder as a Corn Silage Supplement on Nutrient Digestibility and Milk Production of Dairy Cows

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    H. D. Nugroho

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    Full Text Available The research was conducted to study the effect of addition of 7% DM maize hydroponic fodder (MHF in corn silage on digestibility and milk production of dairy cows. The experiment used a completely randomized block design with two treatments, and four replications. The treatments were dairy cows fed with grass (Pennisetum purpureum, corn silage, and concentrate (R0, and dairy cows fed with grass (P. purpureum, corn silage, concentrate, and MHF (R1. This research used eight dairy cows with initial average milk production of 13.01±2.96 L/d. MHF was produced in a hydroponic system using bioslurry as a fertilizer enriched with mineral fertilizer. Variables observed were chemical composition of bioslurry, nutrient content of ration, daily dry matter intake, nutrient digestibility, Total Digestible Nutrient (TDN, and Digestible Energy (DE. Data were analyzed with ANOVA, except for milk production using ANCOVA. Supplementation of MHF resulted a higher total dry matter intake on R1 than R0 (P<0.05, 12.99±0.063 kg/head/d, and 11.98±0.295 kg/head/d, respectively. The digestibility of nutrients were not affected by the addition of MHF. Energy consumption in R1 was also higher than R0 (P<0.05, 49.95±0.36 Mkal/kg, and 46.11±0.54 Mkal/kg, respectively. Supplementation of MHF also increased nitrogen consumption, R1 was higher than R0 (P<0.05, 318.3±2.3 g/head/d, and 295.9±3.5 g/head/d, respectively, and could maintain the persistency of milk production at the end of lactation. It can be concluded that supplementation of MHF in corn silage can increase dry matter intake, energy consumption, and nitrogen consumption, also can maintain nutrient digestibility and maintain persistency of milk production during late lactation of dairy cows.

  2. Eficiência microbiana e parâmetros ruminais em bovinos alimentados com dietas à base de volumosos tropicais Microbial efficiency and ruminal parameters in cattle fed diets based on tropical forage

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    Luciano da Silva Cabral

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho determinar o fluxo de compostos nitrogenados no abomaso, a degradação ruminal dos carboidratos totais e da matéria orgânica, a eficiência microbiana, a concentração de N-NH3 e o pH ruminal em bovinos alimentados com dietas à base de silagem de milho, silagem de capim-elefante ou feno de capim-tifton 85. Foram utilizados seis bovinos fistulados no rúmen e abomaso em um delineamento quadrado latino 3 × 3 duplo. Os fluxos de matéria seca da digesta e da matéria seca microbiana no abomaso foram determinados a partir da utilização de fibra em detergente neutro indigestível e das bases purinas como indicador microbiano, respectivamente. As concentrações de NH3 e o pH ruminal foram determinados antes e 2, 4 e 8 horas após a alimentação. As dietas à base de silagem de milho e de feno de capim-tifton 85 proporcionaram os maiores fluxos de compostos nitrogenados no abomaso. As bactérias isoladas do rúmen apresentaram em média 8,89% de N total e 18,40 para a relação N-RNA:N-total. A dieta à base de silagem de milho promoveu maior degradação ruminal da matéria orgânica (2,96 kg/dia e dos carboidratos totais (3,07 kg/dia e maior fluxo de massa microbiana para o abomaso (788,28 g/dia. As dietas à base de feno de capim-tifton 85 e de silagem de capim-elefante resultaram em maior eficiência microbiana, cujos valores foram 28,10 e 30,39 g de N microbiano/kg de carboidratos degradados no rúmen. As menores concentrações de NH3 e pH ruminal, considerando o tempo após a alimentação, ocorreram quando fornecida a dieta à base de silagem de milho, o que possivelmente afetou negativamente a eficiência microbiana.The objectives of the present work were to determine nitrogen compounds flow into the abomasum, total carbohydrate and organic matter ruminal degradation, microbial efficiency, N-NH3 concentration and ruminal pH in cattle fed with diets based on corn silage, elephant grass silage and Tifton

  3. Quality of poultry litter submitted to different treatments in five consecutive flocks Qualidade da cama de frango submetida a diferentes tratamentos em cinco lotes consecutivos

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    Fernando Carlos Loch

    2011-05-01

    cama tratada com zeolita; e 8 cama tratada com carvão vegetal. O feno de capim-elefante picado foi utilizado como cama de frango em todos os lotes. A fermentação no galpão aumentou o teor de umidade das camas no segundo e primeiro lotes aos 21 e 42 dias de criação, respectivamente. Não houve diferença na densidade entre os tratamentos. O sulfato de alumínio reduziu o pH das camas em todos os lotes aos 21 dias de criação. Aos 42 dias, o pH das camas foi reduzido nas camas contendo sulfato de alumínio e gesso agrícola no primeiro, segundo e quarto lotes. Aos 21 dias, o sulfato de alumínio reduziu a amônia volatilizada no primeiro, terceiro e quarto lotes e, aos 42 dias, houve redução da amônia volatilizada das camas contendo sulfato de alumínio no quarto lote. O sulfato de alumínio pode melhorar a qualidade da cama de frango de feno de capim-elefante picado, por reduzir o pH e a volatilização de amônia.

  4. 盈江危地马拉草评价及推广应用%Breeding and Applying of Tripsacum laxum Nash cv.Yingjiang

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    钟声; 黄梅芬; 薛世明; 黄必志

    2011-01-01

    Tripsacum laxum Nash cv. Yingjiang is a local tropical rough pasture cultivar which has a long cultivated history in Yingjiang -County of Yunnan Province. The results of comparison trial and regional tests in different regions for many years showed that this cultivar had slow growth in the early growing stage and poor regeneration after cutting, but longer duration of vegetative growth stage, and relatively stable nutrition value, and the annual average dry matter yields was 12.7-19.22 l/hm2, 29.02%~4235% lower than that of Pennisetum purpweum Schum. Cv. Dehong, but 166.36%~242.03% higher than that of cv. Dehong in dry season. This results indicated that there was strong complementary in forage seasonal availability between Tripsacum laxum Nash cv. Yingjiang and Pennisetum purpureum Schum. Cv. Dehong, rational planting and using should beneficial to forage balanced supply of the whole year, and the suitable planting regions of Tripsacum laxum Nash cv. Yingjiang is in south subtropical areas, where there is only light frost in winter.%盈江危地马拉草是云南省盈江县有较长栽培历史的粗糙型热带牧草地方品种.多年多点试验结果表明,该品种早期生长缓慢,刈后再生性较弱,营养生长期长且营养价值保持相对稳定;年平均干草产量为12.57~19.22 t/hm2,比对照德宏象草低29.02% ~42.55%,但干季可利用干草产量比对照德宏象草高166.36 %~242.03%.在饲草的可利用季节上盈江危地马拉草与德宏象草有较强的互补性,二者相互配合有利于实现云南南亚热带地区饲草的全年均衡供应,适合南亚热带冬季霜冻较轻的地区推广种植.

  5. Peso de la canal en corderos parasitados y desparasitados por estrongilidos digestivos suplementados con follaje de Leucaena - Carcass weight of lambs with and without digestive strongilides parasites supplemented with Leucaena foliage

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    Sánchez Alexander

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEs bien conocida la contribución de la leucaena leucocephala para laproducción con rumiantes, constituyendo una fuente directa de proteína, energía y minerales, en la producción de carne y/o leche. En Venezuela, han sido muy pocas las investigaciones realizadas en ovinos usando Leucaena como suplemento, mas cuando se trata del rendimiento de la canal. Con la finalidad de evaluar el peso de la canal de corderos parasitados y desparasitados por estrongilidos digestivos estabulados, suplementados y no suplementados con follaje de Leucaena leucocephala, se seleccionaron 24 corderos de 2,5 meses, con peso promedio de 11.94 kg, mestizos de razas tropicales y divididos al azar por sexo en cuatro tratamientos con seis animales cada uno. El diseño experimental utilizado fue totalmente al azar con seis repeticiones. La investigación tuvo una duración de 135 días. Los corderos recibieron una dieta basal de pasto de Pennisetum purpureum y los suplementados recibieron follaje de Leucaena.El pesaje de los corderos y la determinación de cargas parasitarias, se realizó semanalmente. Se realizó la matanza luego de un ayuno de 24horas. Las variables de estudio fueron: peso vivo a los 120 días, peso de la canal (caliente y fría y cargas parasitarias. Para el análisis de los resultados se utilizó la Prueba de Duncan. Los resultados obtenidos favorecen a los tratamientos suplementados, demostrando la factibilidad del uso de la Leucaena. En relación a los pesos promedios de la canal en los distintos tratamientos, parasitados y suplementados (PCL con Leucaena obtuvo el mayor promedio con 8.09 kg, seguido de los tratamientos desparasitados y suplementados con Leucaena (DPCL, desparasitados sin suplementación con Leucaena (DPSL y parasitados sin suplementación con Leucaena (PSL con 7.93; 6.41 y 6.05 kg respectivamente.SummaryIt is well known the contribution of Leucaena leucocephala for ruminant production, constituting a direct source of

  6. SEED GERMINATION AND PLANT DEVELOPMENT IN Escobedia grandiflora (OROBANCHACEAE: EVIDENCE OF OBLIGATE HEMIPARASITISM?

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    Edison CARDONA-MEDINA

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    Full Text Available Root parasitic plants can be facultative or obligate. Facultative parasites are able to complete their life cycle and their seeds can germinate without a host. Escobedia grandiflora is a poorly studied species in spite of its ancestral importance as dye of foods and medicinal use. The present study evaluates the states of seed, seedlings and mature plants, under presence and absence of possible hosts, for inferring the type of parasitism exhibited by E. grandiflora. Seeds were evaluated using two conditions each of light (12 and 0 hours and temperature (20 ºC and 25 ºC; percentage germination, and germination speed were determined. The seeds did not require a host to germinate, as is typical of facultative parasitic plants.  Percentage of germination varied between 66 % and 85.3 % and was not affected by light or temperature although germination speed was greater at 25 ºC. Larger seeds had a higher percentage of germination and produced larger seedlings. The seedlings planted without a host did not survive, while those planted with Paspalum notatum had a 45 % survival rate, demonstrating that this is a critical stage of development, even with a host. Escobedia grandiflora plants sowed with grasses began the reproductive stage at the 28th week, and those planted with Pennisetum purpureum showed better performance, expressed in more haustoria, higher dry matter of total plant, rhizome and aerial stems. Plants sowed alone lived for more than six months, but they did not produce flowers or fruits. According to the behavior of seedlings and plants, E. grandiflora is an obligate parasite. Germinación de semillas y desarrollo de plantas en Escobedia grandiflora (Orobanchaceae: ¿Evidencia de hemiparasitismo obligado? Las plantas parásitas de raíces pueden ser facultativas u obligadas, las primeras pueden completar su ciclo de vida y sus semillas pueden germinar sin un hospedero. Escobedia grandiflora es una especie poco estudiada, a pesar de

  7. Digestibilidade in vitro e in situ de três forrageiras tropicais colhidas manualmente e por vacas fistuladas no esôfago - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i2.4701 In vitro and in situ digestibility of three tropical forages collected manually and by esophageal fistulated cows - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v30i2.4701

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    Warley Efrem Campos

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a digestibilidade in vitro (DIV e in situ“in situ” da proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, celulose e hemicelulose das gramíneas Colonião (Pannicum maximum (COL, Brachiaria decumbens (BRACH e Napier (Pennisetum purpureum (NAP de amostras colhidas manualmente e por vacas portadoras de cânula no esôfago. A DIV-MS das gramíneas colhidas, manualmente, foi de 64% para NAP, 63% para BRACH e 55% para COL. A fração insolúvel potencialmente degradável (% e a taxa de degradação (% h-1 das gramíneas NAP, BRACH e COL foram, respectivamente, de 62,8 e 6,4; 64,7 e 5,0 e 65,7 e 4,0 para a MS; 62,0 e 4,2; 62,6 e 3,0 e 70,8 e 2,6 para a PB; 77,2 e 6,3; 75,5 e 4,9 e 70,1 e 3,7 para a FDN. Concluiu-se que a oferta de forragem estudada permitiu aos bovinos seleção dos alimentos de forma a se obter dietas com valores nutritivos superiores aos disponíveis nas pastagens e que para o sistema de pastejo contínuo com carga animal variável, a gramínea Napier mostrou-se mais digestível, seguida pela Braquiária e pelo Colonião que apresentou os menores parâmetros de degradação ruminal.This study evaluated in vitro (IV and in situ dry mater (DM digestibility, as well as in situ crude protein (CP, neutral (NDF and acid (ADF detergent fiber, cellulose and hemicellulose degradability of Colonião (Pannicum maximum (COL, Brachiaria decumbens (BRACH, and Napier (Pennisetum purpureum (NAP grasses. The grasses were collected manually and from esophageal fistulated cows. The IV-DM digestibility of the manually collected samples were 64% for NAP, 63% for BRACH and 55% for COL. The insoluble potentially degradable fraction (% and the degradation rate (% h-1 of NAP, BRACH and COL grasses were 62.8 and 6.4, 64.7 and 5.0, and 65.7 and 4.0 for DM; 62.0 and 4.2, 62.6 and 3.0, and 70.8 and 2.6 for CP; 77.2 and 6.3, 75.5 and 4.9, and 70.1 and 3.7 for NDF, respectively. It was concluded that forage

  8. Bloat and colic in horses experimentally induced by the ingestion of Panicum maximum cv. ‘Mombaça’ Timpanismo e cólica em equinos induzidos experimentalmente pela ingestão de Panicum maximum cv. ‘Mombaça’

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    Valíria Duarte Cerqueira

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    Full Text Available In the Amazon region, sprouting pastures of Panicum maximum cause colic and death in horses and mules. To produce the disease two experiments were performed with growing P. maximum cv. 'Mombaça' in penned horses. In Experiment 1, at the beginning of the raining season, 10 horses were fed with recently harvested sprouting P. maximum. Two horses showed colic on the 5th and 11th day after start of the ingestion. In Experiment 2, also during the raining season, the same 10 horses used in Experiment 2 were divided into two groups of 5 horses each. Group 1 received sprouting P. maximum immediately after harvested and Group 2 received the grass 24 hours after harvested. The control group consisted of four animals which were placed in individual pens and fed with Pennisetum purpureum and commercial ration twice a day. One horse from Group 2 showed colic on day 13th after the start of feeding. The other horses of both groups showed intestinal bloat. In both experiments affected horses recovered after the end of the administration. The control group did not showed clinical signs. These results demonstrated that the disease is caused by the ingestion of sprouting P. maximum during the rainy season. The results in experiment 2 showed that P. maximum do not loss toxicity 24 hours after harvesting. Clinical signs suggest that primary alteration caused by P. maximum is intestinal fermentation followed by bloat.Na região Amazônica, Panicum maximum em brotação causa cólica em equinos durante o período chuvoso. Com o objetivo de reproduzir experimentalmente a doença, foram realizados dois experimentos com P. maximum cv. 'Mombaça' em brotação. No Experimento 1, 10 equinos receberam o capim em brotação, ofertado no coxo. Dois animais apresentaram cólica, um no 5° dia e outro no 11° dia de experimento. No Experimento 2, também durante a época de chuvas, os mesmos 10 animais foram separados em dois grupos de 5, um grupo recebia P. maximum rec

  9. BEHAVIOR OF SHEEP IN INGESTIVE CREATION SYSTEM SEMI-INTENSIVE

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feeding behavior of sheep Santa Ines in semi-intensive farming system, fed concentrated and bulky. The experiment was conducted at Fazenda entanglement Latitude, 4th 45'15. 50' '5 S, Longitude 440° 00' 54 85'' The Cajazeiras in district 45 km from the city of Codó - MA. 12 aged male sheep were used at the beginning of the experiment between 4-5 months and at the end with 5-6, which were previously weighed and wormed (Allpar, divided into pasture and housed in open shed, covered with ceramic tiles and concrete floor with individual stalls of 12.00 m2 each, equipped with feeder and drinker. The mass bit and bit rate was no significant difference between treatments, and the supplementation showed a higher average (p<0.05 and the time of idling time was not significantly different between treatments with Mombasa grass grazing ( Panicum maximum cv. and supplementation nor the treatments with supplementation and napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum chopped, but among grazing treatments Mombasa grass and chopped napier grass and animals subjected to supplementation showed better results in the mass parameters bit and bit rate, under different types of power modifying their feeding behavior according to their nutritional needs and thus presenting better weight gain. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o comportamento ingestivo de ovinos da raça Santa Inês em sistema de criação semi-intensivo, alimentados com concentrados e volumosos. O experimento foi desenvolvido na Fazenda Cipoal Latitude, 4o 45’ 15. 50’’ 5S, Longitude 440 00’ 54. 85’’ O no distrito de Cajazeiras a 45 km da cidade de Codó – MA. Foram utilizados 12 ovinos machos com idade no inicio do experimento entre 4 a 5 meses e no final com 5 a 6, os quais foram previamente pesados e vermifugados (ALLPAR, distribuídos em pasto e alojados em galpão aberto, coberto com telhas de cerâmica e piso de concreto, com baias individuais

  10. Efeito de coberturas mortas vegetais sobre o desempenho da cenoura em cultivo orgânico Effect of mulch of different plant species on the performance of organically grown carrot

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito de coberturas mortas com resíduos de diferentes espécies de plantas no rendimento da cenoura em cultivo orgânico e nos níveis de reinfestação pela vegetação espontânea. O experimento foi conduzido no Sistema Integrado de Produção Agroecológica ("Fazendinha Agroecológica Km 47", em Seropédica-RJ, empregando delineamento de blocos casualizados, com quatro tratamentos e seis repetições. Os tratamentos consistiram de coberturas dos canteiros com a biomassa aérea, seca e triturada, de capim Cameroon (Pennisetum purpureum, gliricídia (Gliricidia sepium e guandu (Cajanus cajan, além da testemunha (sem qualquer cobertura. Por ocasião da colheita da cenoura, determinou-se a produtividade e as médias em peso, comprimento e diâmetro máximo das raízes tuberosas. A reinfestação de ervas espontâneas foi estimada pelo número total de indivíduos por m², sendo as coletas realizadas aos 20, 50 e 80 dias após a semeadura. A cenoura cultivada nas parcelas tratadas com resíduos de leguminosas apresentou aumentos significativos de todas as variáveis fitotécnicas, com exceção para o comprimento médio da raiz. Nas parcelas cobertas com resíduos da gramínea, os resultados foram estatisticamente iguais aos da testemunha. A reinfestação por plantas espontâneas por unidade de área cultivada alcançou níveis da ordem de 300% superiores em parcelas sem cobertura do solo, na comparação com aquelas que receberam as palhadas.The effect of soil mulch with different plant species was evaluated in relation to the performance of organically grown carrots and to weed population levels. The experiment was carried out at the Integrated Agroecological Production System located in Seropédica, Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro State (Baixada Fluminense, Brazil, using a randomized blocks design comprising four treatments replicated six times. These treatments consisted of soil mulch with chopped and dried above

  11. Nutritional evaluation of elephant-grass silages with different levels of by-products from the cashew juice industry

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    Ana Cristina Holanda Ferreira

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT This study was conducted to evaluate the intake, apparent digestibility (AD, and degradability in situ of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum silages containing 0, 35.0, 70.0, 105.0, and 140.0 g kg-1 by-product from dried cashew apple (DCBP (as fed basis. A completely randomized design with four replicates was adopted. For the study of degradability in situ, one adult male cattle was used in a completely randomized design with split plots. Intake and AD of dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, hemicellulose, and cellulose were evaluated, and the digestible energy (DE and nitrogen balance (NB of the silages were determined. The degradability in situ of DM, CP, and NDF was also determined. Addition of DCBP provided an increase in the intakes of DM, CP, NDF, and ADF. No effects of the levels of addition of DCBP were observed on the coefficients of AD of the silages. Regarding NB, positive values were only detected in the treatment with 105.0 g kg-1 DCBP. In the analysis of the degradability in situ, the incubation periods increased the rates of disappearance of DM, CP, and NDF. However, no effect of the levels of DCBP were observed on the effective degradability of DM. The by-product from dried cashew apple can be included at up to 140.0 g kg-1 in silages of elephant grass, but the high contents of acid detergent insoluble nitrogen may compromise the use and availability of nitrogen to the animals.

  12. Grass and herbaceous plants for biomass

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    Prine, G.M.; Mislevy, P.

    1983-01-01

    Florida has little fossil fuel resources, but the state does have an adequate climate for high plant biomass production. Grasses and herbaceous plants are renewable resources which could furnish a portion of Florida's energy needs. Dry matter yields of various annual and perennial grasses and herbaceous plants which can be grown in Florida are presented in this paper. Residues of crops already being grown for other reasons would be an economical source of biomass. The best alternative for an energy crop appears to be tropical perennial shrub-like legumes and tall, strong-stemmed grasses that have their top growth killed by frosts each winter and that regrow annually from below-ground regenerative plant parts. Napiergrass or elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum L.), leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit) and sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) are examples of such energy plants. Napiergrass (PI 300086) had dry matter yields when cut once at the end of the season of 44.5 and 52.4 Mg/ha in 1981 and 1982 respectively, at Gainesville, Fla. and 56.7 Mg/ha for the first season after planting (1982) at Ona, Fla. A dry matter yield of 73 Mg/ha was obtained from a 10-year-old clump of leucaena at Gainesville in 1981. However, research needs to be conducted on methods of harvesting and storing biomass plants to be used for energy. Napiergrass and other grasses may be solar dried standing after a freeze or following cutting in the fall and then be rolled into large bales for storage in the open or crude shelters. A year-round supply of economical biomass must be available before grasses and herbaceous plants are widely grown and used for energy purposes. 6 references.

  13. Assessment of indicators and collection methodology to estimate nutrient digestibility in buffaloes

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    Luciana Felizardo Pereira Soares

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Dry fecal matter production was estimated from neutral detergent indicators on indigestible fiber, indigestible acid detergent fiber, indigestible dry matter, incubated for 144 hours and 288 hours, as well as chromium oxide (Cr2O3 and enriched and purified isolated lignin (LIPE® in two sampling schemes (3 and 5 days on buffaloes. Sample consisted of five castrated animals with average weight of 300 ± 0.6 kg fed on elephant grass cv Cameroon (Pennisetum purpureum. Experimental design consisted of randomized blocks in subdivided plots. Production of dry fecal matter was overestimated when using Cr2O3, indigestible acid detergent fiber 144 hours, indigestible neutral detergent fiber 144 hours, indigestible neutral detergent fiber 288 hours and indigestible dry matter 144 hours, while indigestible acid detergent fiber 288 hours, indigestible dry matter 288 hours and LIPE® did not differ from total collection. The same result was observed for apparent digestibility of nutrients. There was no difference in dry fecal matter production and digestibility between both collection periods of 3 and 5 days, demonstrating that a collection period of three days can be used to estimate dry fecal matter production in buffaloes. A three-day period of sample collection, in order to estimate dry fecal matter production and apparent digestibility coefficients, is therefore recommended. The use of LIPE®, fibers in indigestible acid detergent and indigestible dry matter as indicators, both latter incubated for 288 hours, result in accurate estimates of dry fecal matter production in confined buffaloes, fed on a forage based diet.

  14. Recilia banda Kramer (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), a vector of Napier stunt phytoplasma in Kenya

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    Obura, Evans; Midega, Charles A. O.; Masiga, Daniel; Pickett, John A.; Hassan, Mohamed; Koji, Shinsaku; Khan, Zeyaur R.

    2009-10-01

    Napier grass ( Pennisetum purpureum) is the most important fodder crop in smallholder dairy production systems in East Africa, characterized by small zero-grazing units. It is also an important trap crop used in the management of cereal stemborers in maize in the region. However, production of Napier grass in the region is severely constrained by Napier stunt disease. The etiology of the disease is known to be a phytoplasma, 16SrXI strain. However, the putative insect vector was yet unknown. We sampled and identified five leafhopper and three planthopper species associated with Napier grass and used them as candidates in pathogen transmission experiments. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), based on the highly conserved 16S gene, primed by P1/P6-R16F2n/R16R2 nested primer sets was used to diagnose phytoplasma on test plants and insects, before and after transmission experiments. Healthy plants were exposed for 60 days to insects that had fed on diseased plants and acquired phytoplasma. The plants were then incubated for another 30 days. Nested PCR analyses showed that 58.3% of plants exposed to Recilia banda Kramer (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) were positive for phytoplasma and developed characteristic stunt disease symptoms while 60% of R. banda insect samples were similarly phytoplasma positive. We compared the nucleotide sequences of the phytoplasma isolated from R. banda, Napier grass on which these insects were fed, and Napier grass infected by R. banda, and found them to be virtually identical. The results confirm that R. banda transmits Napier stunt phytoplasma in western Kenya, and may be the key vector of Napier stunt disease in this region.

  15. The effects of additives in napier grass silages on chemical composition, feed intake, nutrient digestibility and rumen fermentation.

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    Bureenok, Smerjai; Yuangklang, Chalermpon; Vasupen, Kraisit; Schonewille, J Thomas; Kawamoto, Yasuhiro

    2012-09-01

    The effect of silage additives on ensiling characteristics and nutritive value of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) silages was studied. Napier grass silages were made with no additive, fermented juice of epiphytic lactic acid bacteria (FJLB), molasses or cassava meal. The ensiling characteristics were determined by ensiling Napier grass silages in airtight plastic pouches for 2, 4, 7, 14, 21 and 45 d. The effect of Napier grass silages treated with these additives on voluntary feed intake, digestibility, rumen fermentation and microbial rumen fermentation was determined in 4 fistulated cows using 4×4 Latin square design. The pH value of the treated silages rapidly decreased, and reached to the lowest value within 7 d of the start of fermentation, as compared to the control. Lactic acid content of silages treated with FJLB was stable at 14 d of fermentation and constant until 45 d of ensiling. At 45 d of ensiling, neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and acid detergent fiber (ADF) of silage treated with cassava meal were significantly lower (psilage increased (psilage. Among the treatments, dry matter intake was the lowest in the silage treated with cassava meal. The organic matter, crude protein and NDF digestibility of the silage treated with molasses was higher than the silage without additive and the silage treated with FJLB. The rumen parameters: ruminal pH, ammonia-nitrogen (NH3-N), volatile fatty acid (VFA), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and bacterial populations were not significantly different among the treatments. In conclusion, these studies confirmed that the applying of molasses improved fermentative quality, feed intake and digestibility of Napier grass.

  16. RUMINAL CONDITION BETWEEN MADURA CATTLE AND ONGOLE CROSSBRED CATTLE RAISED UNDER INTENSIVE FEEDING

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    M. Umar

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Each four young bulls of Madura cattle and Ongole Crossbred (OC cattle were used to study the efficiency of ruminal fermentation by comparing the proportion of Volatile Fatty Acid (VFA of these two breeds which were raised under intensive feeding. All the cattle were in about 1.5 years-old with an average body weight of 147.75 ± 14.57 kg and 167 ± 22.57 kg, for Madura and OC cattle, respectively. They were fed Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum hay, and concentrate feeding consists of pollard, soybean meal and rice bran for 10 weeks. Parameters measured were concentration of VFA at 0, 3 and 6 h post-feeding and pH. The concentration of VFA in both Madura and OC cattle was peaked at 3 h post-feeding, being 136.1 mmol and 158.9 mmol, respectively, and then were decreased at 6 h post-feeding at a level of 58.1 and 98.2 mmol, respectively. The proportion of acetic acid in Madura and OC cattle were 53.33% and 52.0% of total VFA, respectively, while the proportion of propionic acid and butyric acid were 28.80% and 17.87% for Madura cattle, and 30.71% and 17.28% for OC cattle, respectively. In addition, the Acetic/Propionic ratios were 1.85 and 1.69 for Madura and OC cattle, respectively. Rumen pH conditions of both cattle breeds tended to be basic, i.e. Madura cattle was ranged at 8.0-8.4, while the PO cattle was ranged at 7.6-8.4. In conclusion, both cattle breeds (Madura and OC cattle have a similar efficiency to utilize the feeds in the rumen.

  17. RUMINAL CONDITION BETWEEN MADURA CATTLE AND ONGOLE CROSSBRED CATTLE RAISED UNDER INTENSIVE FEEDING

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    M. Umar

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Each four young bulls of Madura cattle and Ongole Crossbred (OC cattle were used to study theefficiency of ruminal fermentation by comparing the proportion of Volatile Fatty Acid (VFA of thesetwo breeds which were raised under intensive feeding. All the cattle were in about 1.5 years-old with anaverage body weight of 147.75 ± 14.57 kg and 167 ± 22.57 kg, for Madura and OC cattle, respectively.They were fed Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum hay, and concentrate feeding consists of pollard,soybean meal and rice bran for 10 weeks. Parameters measured were concentration of VFA at 0, 3 and 6h post-feeding and pH. The concentration of VFA in both Madura and OC cattle was peaked at 3 h postfeeding,being 136.1 mmol and 158.9 mmol, respectively, and then were decreased at 6 h post-feeding ata level of 58.1 and 98.2 mmol, respectively. The proportion of acetic acid in Madura and OC cattle were53.33% and 52.0% of total VFA, respectively, while the proportion of propionic acid and butyric acidwere 28.80% and 17.87% for Madura cattle, and 30.71% and 17.28% for OC cattle, respectively. Inaddition, the Acetic/Propionic ratios were 1.85 and 1.69 for Madura and OC cattle, respectively. RumenpH conditions of both cattle breeds tended to be basic, i.e. Madura cattle was ranged at 8.0-8.4, while thePO cattle was ranged at 7.6-8.4. In conclusion, both cattle breeds (Madura and OC cattle have a similarefficiency to utilize the feeds in the rumen.

  18. Herbaceous crops and trees can provide bioenergy needs in humid Lower South, USA

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    Prine, G.M.; Rockwood, D.L. [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    1999-07-01

    The Humid Lower South (HLS) can be a leading producer of bioenergy. It has adequate land area, long warm growing season, high rainfall and a subtropical climate which allows production of a number of tropical perennial grasses, the tropical tree legume leucaena, and short rotation woody trees. The vegetatively propagated tall grasses, sugarcane and energy cane (Saccarhum sp.), elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum) and erianthus (Erianthus arundenaceum), all have high linear growth rates of 17 to 27 g m{sup -2} d{sup -1} for 140 to 196 days or longer. Dry matter yields of 20 to 60 Mg ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} are possible depending on crop, location, season, soils, management and climate. The seed propagated switch grass (Panicum virgatum) offers sustainable dry biomass production of 15 to 22 Mg ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1}. Tall castor bean (Ricinus communis) has produced two-year-old dry stem yield of 65 Mg ha{sup -.} Leucaena (Leucaena sp.) has an annual or multiple season woody stem production with potential dry matter annual yields of 19 to 31 Mg ha{sup -1}. Besides these herbaceous crops the vast natural forests can be supplemented by short rotation woody crops having potential yields of 15-35 dry Mg ha{sup -1} yr{sup -l}. The northern portion of HLS can grow short rotation cottonwood (Populus deltoides) and slash pine (Pinus elliottii) on many soils. Eucalyptus species can be grown in peninsular Florida. Culture of the bioenergy crops is enhanced by application of sewage sludge and waste waters. Industries can take advantage of various mixtures of these available high-biomass-yielding crops for energy use. (author)

  19. Towards an assessment of on-farm niches for improved forages in Sud-Kivu, DR Congo

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    Birthe K. Paul

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Inadequate quantity and quality of livestock feed is a persistent constraint to productivity for mixed crop-livestock farming in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. To assess on-farm niches of improved forages, demonstration trials and participatory on-farm research were conducted in four different sites. Forage legumes included Canavalia brasiliensis (CIAT 17009, Stylosanthes guianensis (CIAT 11995 and Desmodium uncinatum (cv. Silverleaf, while grasses were Guatemala grass (Tripsacum andersonii, Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum French Cameroon, and a local Napier line. Within the first six months, forage legumes adapted differently to the four sites with little differences among varieties, while forage grasses displayed higher variability in biomass production among varieties than among sites. Farmers’ ranking largely corresponded to herbage yield from the first cut, preferring Canavalia, Silverleaf desmodium and Napier French Cameroon. Choice of forages and integration into farming systems depended on land availability, soil erosion prevalence and livestock husbandry system. In erosion prone sites, 55–60%of farmers planted grasses on field edges and 16–30% as hedgerows for erosion control. 43% of farmers grew forages as intercrop with food crops such as maize and cassava, pointing to land scarcity. Only in the site with lower land pressure, 71% of farmers grew legumes as pure stand. When land tenure was not secured and livestock freely roaming, 75% of farmers preferred to grow annual forage legumes instead of perennial grasses. Future research should develop robust decision support for spatial and temporal integration of forage technologies into diverse smallholder cropping systems and agro-ecologies.

  20. Global climate niche estimates for bioenergy crops and invasive species of agronomic origin: potential problems and opportunities.

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    Jacob N Barney

    Full Text Available The global push towards a more biomass-based energy sector is ramping up efforts to adopt regionally appropriate high-yielding crops. As potential bioenergy crops are being moved around the world an assessment of the climatic suitability would be a prudent first step in identifying suitable areas of productivity and risk. Additionally, this assessment also provides a necessary step in evaluating the invasive potential of bioenergy crops, which present a possible negative externality to the bioeconomy. Therefore, we provide the first global climate niche assessment for the major graminaceous (9, herbaceous (3, and woody (4 bioenergy crops. Additionally, we contrast these with climate niche assessments for North American invasive species that were originally introduced for agronomic purposes as examples of well-intentioned introductions gone awry. With few exceptions (e.g., Saccharum officinarum, Pennisetum purpureum, the bioenergy crops exhibit broad climatic tolerance, which allows tremendous flexibility in choosing crops, especially in areas with high summer rainfall and long growing seasons (e.g., southeastern US, Amazon Basin, eastern Australia. Unsurprisingly, the invasive species of agronomic origin have very similar global climate niche profiles as the proposed bioenergy crops, also demonstrating broad climatic tolerance. The ecoregional evaluation of bioenergy crops and known invasive species demonstrates tremendous overlap at both high (EI≥30 and moderate (EI≥20 climate suitability. The southern and western US ecoregions support the greatest number of invasive species of agronomic origin, especially the Southeastern USA Plains, Mixed Woods Plains, and Mediterranean California. Many regions of the world have a suitable climate for several bioenergy crops allowing selection of agro-ecoregionally appropriate crops. This model knowingly ignores the complex biotic interactions and edaphic conditions, but provides a robust assessment of

  1. Leucaena and tall grasses as energy crops in humid lower south USA

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    Prine, G.M.; Woodard, K.R. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States); Cunilio, T.V. [Center of Sustainable Argoforesty, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    1994-12-31

    The tropical leguminous shrub/tree, leucaena (Leucaena spp. mainly leucocephala), and perennial tropical tall grasses such as elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum), sugarcane, and energycane (Saccharum spp.) are well adapted to the long growing seasons and high rainfall of the humid lower South. In much of the area the topgrowth is killed by frost during winter and plants regenerate from underground parts in spring. Selected accessions from a duplicated 373 accession leucaena nursery had an average annual woody stem dry matter production of 31.4 Mg ha{sup -1}. Average oven dry stem wood yields from selected accessions adjusted for environmental enrichment over the 4 growth seasons were 78.9 Mg ha{sup -1} total and average annual yield of 19.7 Mg ha{sup -1}. The tall perennial grasses have linear growth rates of 18 to 27 g m{sup 2}d{sup -1} for long periods (140 to 196 d and sometimes longer) each season. Oven dry biomass yields of tall grasses have varied from 20 to 45 Mg ha{sup -1} in mild temperature locations to over 60 Mg ha{sup -1} yr{sup -1} in warm subtropics of the lower Florida peninsula. Tall grasses and leucaena, once established, may persist for many seasons. A map showing the possible range of the crops in lower South is shown. Highest biomass yields of tall grasses have been produced when irrigated with sewage effluent or when grown on phosphatic clay and muck soils of south Florida. Several companies are considering using leucaena and/or tall grasses for bioenergy in the phosphatic mining area of Polk County, Florida.

  2. Belowground carbon cycle of Napier and Guinea grasses

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    Sumiyoshi, Y.; Crow, S. E.; Litton, C. M.; Deenik, J. L.

    2011-12-01

    Soil carbon (C) sequestration may partially offset rising atmospheric CO2 concentration. Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) and Guinea grass (Panicum maximum), in particular, are perennial C4 grasses with high capacity to produce large amounts of both aboveground and belowground biomass. Thus, they have a potential to sequester soil C while simultaneously provide aboveground biomass for energy production. In this study, both grasses were ratooned (no-till) to leave belowground biomass intact and facilitate C accumulation through improvement of soil aggregation. The primary objective of the study was to determine if and how these grasses sequester soil C. For 8 selected grass varieties, we: (1) determined the quantity and quality of belowground C input, (2) quantified changes in soil organic C (SOC) during two harvesting cycles (May 2010 to July 2011), and (3) fractionated soil C pools to determine where changes in SOC occurred. Soil-surface CO2 efflux and root biomass were used as measures of the quantity of belowground C input. Root lignin/N ratios and decay constants from litterbag studies were used as measures of the belowground C input quality. We hypothesized that grass varieties with higher quantity and lower quality of belowground C input would sequester more soil C. Root biomass collected on May 2010 ranged from 13 to 302 g m-2 at 15 cm depth, where Local (Napier) and OG05 (Guinea) varieties were significantly greater than the K06 variety (Guinea). However, cumulative soil-surface CO2 efflux showed no significant differences between the three varieties. Root Lignin/N ranged from 16 to 55 and Guinea varieties were significantly higher on average than Napier varieties. Root decay constants were variable among varieties, with OG05 and K06 showing higher resistance to decay compared to Local. Soil C sequestration potentials and factors affecting the process are imperative to determine suitable variety for bioenergy production.

  3. Effect of palm kernel cake as protein source in a concentrate diet on intake, digestibility and live weight gain of goats fed Napier grass.

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    Rahman, Mohammad Mijanur; Abdullah, Ramli Bin; Wan Embong, Wan Khadijah; Nakagawa, Toshinori; Akashi, Ryo

    2013-03-01

    The effects of palm kernel cake (PKC) as a protein source in a concentrate diet (comprising 35 % crushed maize, 30 % rice bran, 32 % PKC, 2 % vitamin mineral premix and 1 % salt) were examined on intake, live weight (LW) gain and digestibility in female goats (average LW of 12.4 ± 2.6 kg). Four goats were randomly allocated to each of the four treatment diets: (a) Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) offered ad libitum (T1), (b) T1 + concentrate at 0.5 % of LW (T2), (c) T1 + concentrate at 1.0 % of LW (T3) and (d) T1 + concentrate at 2.0 % of LW (T4). A 7-day digestibility trial and an 82-day growth experiment were conducted. No differences were observed among diets for intakes of roughage dry matter (DM), total DM, organic matter (OM) and neutral detergent fibre (NDF). The crude protein (CP) intake increased (P diets increased. Goats fed the T2, T3 and T4 diets gained 10.2, 34.1 and 52.5 g/head/day, respectively, while the control group (T1) lost weight (-12.7 g/head/day). The apparent digestibilities of DM, OM and CP were similar (P > 0.05) among treatments. The digestibility of dietary NDF decreased (P  0.05) difference between T2 and T3 diets. Supplementing a basal diet of Napier grass with PKC-based concentrate improved CP intake and LW gain. The PKC-based concentrate diet can therefore be exploited for the use of local feed resources for goat production; however, further research is required to achieve the best growth response.

  4. Exploiting phytochemicals for developing a 'push-pull' crop protection strategy for cereal farmers in Africa.

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    Khan, Zeyaur R; Midega, Charles A O; Bruce, Toby J A; Hooper, Antony M; Pickett, John A

    2010-10-01

    Lepidopteran stemborers and parasitic weeds in the genus Striga are major constraints to efficient production of cereals, the most important staple food crops in Africa. Smallholder farmers are resource constrained and unable to afford expensive chemicals for crop protection. Development of a push-pull approach for integrated pest and weed management is reviewed here. Appropriate plants were discovered that naturally emit signalling chemicals (semiochemicals). Plants highly attractive for egg laying by stemborer pests were selected and employed as trap crops (pull), to draw pests away from the main crop. Of these, Napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum (Schumach), despite its attractiveness, supported minimal survival of the pests' immature stages. Plants that repelled stemborer pests, notably molasses grass, Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv., and forage legumes in the genus Desmodium, were selected as intercrops (push). Desmodium intercrops suppress Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth. through an allelopathic mechanism. Their root exudates contain novel flavonoid compounds, which stimulate suicidal germination of S. hermonthica seeds and dramatically inhibit its attachment to host roots. The companion crops provide valuable forage for farm animals while the leguminous intercrops also improve soil fertility and moisture retention. The system is appropriate as it is based on locally available plants, not expensive external inputs, and fits well with traditional mixed cropping systems in Africa. To date it has been adopted by more than 30,000 smallholder farmers in East Africa where maize yields have increased from ∼1 t ha(-1) to 3.5 t ha(-1). Future directions for semiochemical delivery by plants including biotechnological opportunities are discussed.

  5. LICURY CAKE IN LAMB FEED: CHARACTERISTICS OF CARCASS AND NON-CARCASS COMPONENTS

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    Fernanda Maria dos Santos

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    Full Text Available The use of alternative foods, such as agroindustrial residues, for animal feeding aims to reduce production costs and increase animal productivity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of different levels of licury cake added to the diet of non-standardbred lambs (NSB. The study involved 20 male castrated NSB lambs, with an average age of 120±5 days and initial and final average weights of 25±2 kg and 34±2 kg, respectively; the lambs were kept in a feedlot and distributed in a completely random block design for 75 days. Three isonitrogenic diets (17% protein with three levels of licury cake supplementation (8, 16 and 24% and a control diet (0% licury cake were used. Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum concentrate in a 50:50 ratio and the different levels of licuri cake were provided twice a day. The residue normality and variances compared by orthogonal and polynomial regression contrasts were verified for data analysis at 5% significance. The licury cake levels did not influence (P>0.05 the dry matter intake, minimum and maximum fat thickness, empty gastrointestinal tract, spleen, heart, kidneys, anterior and posterior quarters, muscle yield, marbling, other tissues or ash. There was a quadratic effect (P<0.05 for the average daily weight, skin yield and crude protein. Increasing the levels of licury cake reduced (P<0.05 real yield, loin eye area, and increased (P<0.05 leg yield, bone and moisture. A diet including up to 13% licury cake can be indicated as an alternative feeding source for feedlot NSB sheep.

  6. Ecological rehabilitation and phytoremediation with four grasses in oil shale mined land.

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    Xia, H P

    2004-01-01

    Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides), bahia grass (Paspalum notatum), St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), and bana grass (Pennisetum glaucumxP. purpureum) were selected to rehabilitate the degraded ecosystem of an oil shale mined land of Maoming Petro-Chemical Company located in Southwest of Guangdong Province, China. Among them, vetiver had the highest survival rate, up to 99%, followed by bahia and St. Augustine, 96% and 91%, respectively, whereas bana had the lowest survival rate of 62%. The coverage and biomass of vetiver were also the highest after 6-month planting. Fertilizer application significantly increased biomass and tiller number of the four grasses, of which St. Augustine was promoted most, up to 70% for biomass, while vetiver was promoted least, only 27% for biomass. Two heavy metals, lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) tested in this trial had different concentrations in the oil shale residue, and also had different contents and distributions in the four grass species. Concentrations of Pb and Cd in the four grasses presented a disparity of only 1.6-3.8 times, but their uptake amounts to the two metals were apart up to 27.5-35.5 times, which was chiefly due to the significantly different biomasses among them. Fertilizer application could abate the ability of the four species to accumulate heavy metals, namely concentration of heavy metals in plants decreased as fertilizer was applied. The total amount of metals accumulated by each plant under the condition of fertilization did not decrease due to an increase of biomass. In summary, vetiver may be the best species used for vegetation rehabilitation in oil shale disposal piles.

  7. The cost of silage harvest and transport systems for herbaceous crops

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    Turhollow, A.; Downing, M.; Butler, J.

    1996-12-31

    Some of the highest yielding herbaceous biomass crops are thick-stemmed species such as energy cane (Saccharum ssp.), Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum), and forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). Their relatively high moisture content necessitates they be handled and stored as silage rather than hay bales or modules. This paper presents estimated costs of harvesting and transporting herbaceous crops as silage. Costs are based on an engineering-economic approach. Equipment costs are estimated by combining per-hour costs with the hours required to complete the operation. Harvest includes severing, chopping, and blowing stalks into a wagon or track. For 50% moisture content, in-field costs using trucks in the field (options 0 and 1) are $3.72-$5.99/dry Mg ($3.37-$5.43/dt) for a farmer and $3.09-$3.64/dry Mg ($2.81- $3.30/dt) for custom operators. However, slopes and wet field conditions may not permit trucks to enter the field. Direct-cut harvest systems using wagons to haul silage to trucks waiting at the field edge (option 2) are $8.52-$11.94/dry Mg ($7.73-$10.83/dt) for farmers and $7.20-$7.36/dry Mg ($6.53-$6.68/dt) for custom operators. Based on four round trips per 8-hour day, 50% and 70% moisture silage, truck transport costs are $8.37/dry Mg ($ 7.60/dt) and $13.98/dry Mg ($12.68/dt), respectively. Lower yields, lower hours of machine use, or a higher discount rate result in higher costs.

  8. Genetic architecture of purple pigmentation and tagging of some loci to SSR markers in pearl millet, Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.

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    Pusapati Varalakshmi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This report describes the construction of integrated genetic maps in pearl millet involving certain purple phenotype and simple sequence repeat (SSR markers. These maps provide a direct means of implementing DNA marker-assisted selection and of facilitating "map-based cloning" for engineering novel traits. The purple pigmentation of leaf sheath, midrib and leaf margin was inherited together 'en bloc' under the control of a single dominant locus (the 'midrib complex' and was inseparably associated with the locus governing the purple coloration of the internode. The purple panicle was caused by a single dominant locus. Each of the three characters (purple lamina, purple stigma and purple seed was governed by two complementary loci. One of the two loci governing purple seed was associated with the SSR locus Xpsmp2090 in linkage group 1, with a linkage value of 22 cM, while the other locus was associated with the SSR locus Xpsmp2270 in linkage group 6, with a linkage value of 23 cM. The locus for purple pigmentation of the midrib complex was either responsible for pigmentation of the panicle in a pleiotropic manner or was linked to it very closely and associated with the SSR locus Xpsmp2086 in linkage group 4, with a suggestive linkage value of 21 cM. A dominant allele at this locus seems to be a prerequisite for the development of purple pigmentation in the lamina, stigma and seed. These findings suggest that the locus for pigmentation of the midrib complex might regulate the basic steps in anthocyanin pigment development by acting as a structural gene while other loci regulate the formation of color in specific plant parts.

  9. Mapping quantitative trait loci controlling high Fe and Zn density in self and open pollinated grains of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.

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    Sushil Kumar

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Pearl millet is a multipurpose grain/fodder crop of the semi-arid tropics, feeding many of the world’s poorest and most undernourished people. Genetic variation among adapted pearl millet inbreds and hybrids suggests it will be possible to improve grain micronutrient concentrations by selective breeding. Using 305 loci, a linkage map was constructed to map QTLs for grain [Fe] and [Zn] using replicated samples of 106 pearl millet RILs (F6 derived from ICMB 841-P3 × 863B-P2. The grains of the RIL population were evaluated for Fe and Zn concentration using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Grain mineral concentrations ranged from 28.4-124.0 ppm for Fe and 28.7-119.8 ppm for Zn. Similarly,grain Fe and Zn in open pollinated seeds ranged between 22.4-77.4 and 21.9-73.7 ppm, respectively. Mapping with 305 (96 SSRs; 208 DArT markers detected seven linkage groups covering 1749 cM (Haldane with an average intermarker distance of 5.73 cM. On the basis of two environment phenotypic data, two co-localized QTLs for Fe and Zn density on LG 3 were identified by composite interval mapping (CIM. Fe QTL explained 19% phenotypic variation, whereas the Zn QTL explained 36% phenotypic variation. Likewise for open pollinated seeds, the QTL analysis led to identification of two QTLs for grain Fe density on LG 3 and 5, and two QTLs for grain Zn density on LG 3 and 7. The total phenotypic variance for Fe and Zn QTLs in open pollinated seeds was 16% and 42%, respectively. Analysis of QTL × QTL and QTL × QTL× environment interactions indicated no major epistasis.

  10. Efeito da cobertura morta de milheto (Pennisetum americanum) sobre a eficácia do herbicida metribuzin no controle de Ipomoea grandifolia e Sida rhombifolia

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    Godoy,M.C.; D.K. Meschede; C.A Carbonari; Correia, M. R.; E.D Velini

    2007-01-01

    Com o objetivo de avaliar a eficácia do metribuzin (480 g i.a. ha-1) associado à palha de milheto no controle de Ipomoea grandifolia e Sida rhombifolia, foram realizados dois experimentos em casa de vegetação. No primeiro, os tratamentos constituíram-se de diferentes posicionamentos do herbicida, aplicado sobre e sob a palha em diferentes condições de umidade. No segundo, foram estudados diferentes períodos de permanência (0, 7, 14 e 21 dias) do herbicida sobre a palha de milheto antes da oco...

  11. [Coffee pulp and hulls. XI. Chemical characteristics of silaged coffee pulp with Napier grass (Pennisetum purpurem) and corn plant (Zea mays)].

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    Murillo, B; Daqui, L; Cabezas, M T; Bressani, R

    1976-03-01

    Various physical and chemical changes that occur during the process of preparation of coffee pulp silage with the addition of molasses and forage, were identified and measured quantitatively. Three types of silage were prepared in duplicate in laboratory concrete silos, 45 cm wide and 50 cm high. The silages contained the following components: coffee pulp (EPC), pulp and Napier grass (EPCN), and pulp with corn fodder (EPCM). On a fresh basis, the last two contained equal proportions of coffee pulp and forage. Around 16% molasses were aded to all silages. Time of ensiling was 132 to 141 days. In order to determine the physical changes, the silage was weighed at the start and end of the ensiling period; the pH was determined at the end of same, and the drained liquids were measured during the experimental period. To determine the chemical changes, analyses were carried out on the various components used and on the mixtures ensiled at the start and at the end of the experimental period. The pH of the silage was 4.5, 4.3, and 3.8, and the losses of dry matter 10.6, 25.2, and 33.3% for the three types of silages, respectively. These percentages suggest that a better fermentation took place in those silages containing forages. The better fermentation of EPCN over EPC was due to the Napier grass which provided greater amounts of chemical components susceptible of fermentation than those found in coffee pulp. The quality of EPCM was superior due not only to the presence of corn fodder, which produced an effect similar to that of Napier grass, but also due to the fact that the coffee pulp used in this case contained the greater concentrations of soluble carbohydrates and lower levels of lignin than the coffee pulp used alone or with Napier grass. As a result of the fermentation process, in all three types of silage a decrease in dry matter content, of cellular contents and soluble carbohydrates was observed, as well as an increase in cel