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  1. 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; Ivan Luiz Brondani; Leonir Luiz Pascoal; João Restle; Luis Fernando Glasenapp de Menezes; Luiz Angelo Pizzuti; Emerson Dalla Chieza

    2008-01-01

    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 apresent...

  2. Intoxicação por nitratos e nitritos em bovinos por ingestão de Echinochloa polystachya (capim-mandante) e Pennisetum purpureum (capim-elefante) no sertão da Paraíba

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    Medeiros Rosane M. T.; Riet-Correa Franklin; Tabosa Ivon M.; Silva Zoélio A.; Barbosa Rossemberg C.; Marques Ana Valéria M.S.; Nogueira Francisco R.B.

    2003-01-01

    Descrevem-se três surtos de intoxicação por nitratos e nitritos em bovinos na região semi-árida do estado da Paraíba, nordeste do Brasil. O primeiro surto foi causado por Echinochloa polystachya (capim-mandante) e os demais por Pennisetum purpureum (capim-elefante) e ocorreram após um período prolongado de seca, após o início das primeiras chuvas. Em um dos surtos causado por Pennisetum purpureum, uma parte da área onde estava o pasto que continha níveis altos de nitratos havia sido fertiliza...

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  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. Intoxicação por nitratos e nitritos em bovinos por ingestão de Echinochloa polystachya (capim-mandante e Pennisetum purpureum (capim-elefante no sertão da Paraíba

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    Medeiros Rosane M.T.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Descrevem-se três surtos de intoxicação por nitratos e nitritos em bovinos na região semi-árida do estado da Paraíba, nordeste do Brasil. O primeiro surto foi causado por Echinochloa polystachya (capim-mandante e os demais por Pennisetum purpureum (capim-elefante e ocorreram após um período prolongado de seca, após o início das primeiras chuvas. Em um dos surtos causado por Pennisetum purpureum, uma parte da área onde estava o pasto que continha níveis altos de nitratos havia sido fertilizada com esterco de bovino. No primeiro surto morreram 5 bovinos de um total de 11, no segundo morreram 21 de um total de 81 e no terceiro morreram 3 de um total de 19 bovinos. Os sinais clínicos se caracterizaram por anorexia, dispnéia, ranger de dentes, depressão ou hiperexitabilidade, tremores, contrações abdominais, salivação, corrimento nasal, andar cambaleante, mucosas cianóticas e, finalmente, decúbito. A presença de nitratos e nitritos foi detectada no sangue dos animais e nos pastos por meio da prova de difenilamina. Parece que o principal fator que determinou a concentração de altos níveis de nitratos nas plantas foi a ocorrência de chuvas depois de um longo período de seca. Outro fator importante no surto causado por Pennisetum purpureum foi a fertilização do solo com esterco.

  7. 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

  8. Absorção e Níveis Críticos de Fósforo na parte aérea para manutenção da produtividade do Capim-Elefante (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Napier) Phosphorus absorption and critical levels in the shoot for the elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Napier) production maintenance

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    Luciano de Melo Moreira; Dilermando Miranda da Fonseca; Janaina Azevedo Martuscello; Elcivan Bento da Nóbrega

    2006-01-01

    O experimento foi conduzido, em campo, durante dois anos, para avaliar o efeito residual da adubação fosfatada de implantação sobre a absorção e os valores de níveis críticos de fósforo (P) na planta para manutenção do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Napier). Os tratamentos foram arranjados segundo o fatorial 2 x 2 x 5, em delineamento com blocos casualizados com três repetições, e consistiram de duas formas de aplicação de P (localizada no fundo do sulco e distribuída no sulc...

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. Intoxicação por nitratos e nitritos em bovinos por ingestão de Echinochloa polystachya (capim-mandante) e Pennisetum purpureum (capim-elefante) no sertão da Paraíba Nitrate and nitrite poisoning in cattle caused by the ingestion of Echinochloa polystachya and Pennisetum purpureum in the semiarid region of the state of Paraíba

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    Rosane M.T. Medeiros; Franklin Riet-Correa; Ivon M. Tabosa; Zoélio A. Silva; Rossemberg C. Barbosa; Ana Valéria M.S. Marques; Francisco R.B. Nogueira

    2003-01-01

    Descrevem-se três surtos de intoxicação por nitratos e nitritos em bovinos na região semi-árida do estado da Paraíba, nordeste do Brasil. O primeiro surto foi causado por Echinochloa polystachya (capim-mandante) e os demais por Pennisetum purpureum (capim-elefante) e ocorreram após um período prolongado de seca, após o início das primeiras chuvas. Em um dos surtos causado por Pennisetum purpureum, uma parte da área onde estava o pasto que continha níveis altos de nitratos havia sido fertiliza...

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  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. Adubação fosfatada e níveis críticos de fósforo no solo para manutenção da produtividade do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Napier Phosphorus fertilization and soil phosphorus critical levels for the maintenance of elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Napier crop productivity

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    Luciano de Melo Moreira

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito residual da adubação fosfatada de implantação sobre a produção de MS e os valores de níveis críticos de fósforo no solo para manutenção do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Napier. Os tratamentos foram arranjados segundo fatorial 2 x 2 x 5, em blocos casualizados com três repetições, e consistiram de duas formas de aplicação de fósforo (localizada no fundo do sulco e distribuída no sulco com incorporação, dois espaçamentos entre linhas de plantio (0,5 e 1,0 m e cinco doses de fósforo (0, 30, 60, 100 e 150 kg/ha de P e a 0, 60, 120, 200 e 300 kg/ha, para as aplicações localizada e distribuída, respectivamente. Foram efetuadas sete colheitas (cortes das plantas nos sulcos (linhas centrais da parcela, correspondente a 2 m². Após pesagem da forragem colhida, amostras foram retiradas para determinação dos teores de MS. Amostras de solo também foram colhidas sobre as linhas de plantas após cada corte, para determinação dos teores de fósforo disponível pelo extrator Mehlich-1. Após cada corte, foi feita adubação em cobertura com nitrogênio e potássio (67 kg/ha de N e K2O utilizando-se sulfato de amônio e cloreto de potássio. A adubação fosfatada apresentou efeitos residuais sobre a produção de MS do capim-elefante durante dois anos após o estabelecimento da forrageira. Maiores produções foram verificadas no espaçamento de 0,5 m entre linhas de plantio. A forma de aplicação do fertilizante não influenciou o rendimento de MS. Os níveis críticos de fósforo no solo mostraram-se estáveis com a sucessão de cortes, apresentando maiores valores para o espaçamento de 1,0 m e na forma distribuída e incorporada no sulco para os dois espaçamentos.The experiment was conducted over two years to evaluate the residual effect of phosphate fertilizer application on the DM yield and the soil P critical levels for maintenance of elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv

  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. Produção e composição do leite de vacas em pastagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum) suplementado com diferentes fontes de carboidratos

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    G.A.G. García; R.B. Reis; A.B.D. Pereira; H.M. Saturnino; S.G. Coelho

    2010-01-01

    Avaliaram-se os efeitos da silagem de grãos úmidos de milho e da substituição parcial ou total de milho seco por polpa de citrus sobre a produção e a composição do leite de vacas mantidas em pastejo de capim-elefante, manejado intensivamente. Foram utilizadas 12 vacas da raça Holandesa, "de alta cruza" distribuídas em quatro tratamentos, em delineamento do tipo quadrado latino. Todas as vacas receberam concentrados que diferiram nas fontes de carboidratos: milho-grão seco moído, polpa de citr...

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  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. Características fotossintéticas de genótipos de capim-elefante anão (Pennisetum purpureum Schum., em estresse hídrico - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i1.8961 Photosynthetic characteristics of dwarf elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. genotypes under different hydric conditions - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i1.8961

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    Alena Torres Netto

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar as trocas gasosas de genótipos de capim-elefante anão, em diferentes condições hídricas. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com três repetições. Foram avaliados três genótipos de capim-elefante anão (Mott, CNPGL 94-34-3 e CNPGL 92-198-7 em duas condições de umidade do solo: irrigado (I e não-irrigado (NI. Foi observada diferença entre os tratamentos I e NI para todos os genótipos em relação à taxa fotossintética, condutância estomática, transpiração e déficit de pressão de vapor. O genótipo CNPGL 94-34-3 apresentou maior tolerância ao estresse hídrico, seguido pelos genótipos Mott e CNPGL 92-198-7. Todos os genótipos avaliados apresentaram, em condições ideais de umidade do solo, alta taxa fotossintética, caracterizando, deste modo, os genótipos estudados como plantas de elevada eficiência fotossintética.The experiment was carried out aiming to evaluate the gas exchange of dwarf elephant grass genotypes under different hydric conditions, in a randomized design with three replications. Genotypes of dwarf elephant grass (Mott, CNPGL 94-34-3 and CNPGL 92-198-7 were analyzed under two hydric conditions: irrigated (I and non-irrigated (NI. Differences between treatments I and NI were observed for all genotypes for photosynthesis, stomatal conductance, transpiration and water vapor pressure deficit. Genotype CNPGL 94-34-3 presented highest tolerance to hydric stress, followed by Mott and CNPGL 92-198-7 genotypes. All genotypes presented high photosynthetic rate, under ideal conditions of soil humidity, thus characterizing the analyzed dwarf elephant grass genotypes as plants with high photosynthetic efficiency.

  6. Silagem de capim-elefante com a adição de casca de soja

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    Lima, Paulo Guataçara da Costa

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: O presente trabalho teve por objetivo, apresentar uma alternativa à confecção de silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.), sem se fazer a pré-secagem, quando a planta apresenta grande quantidade de água. O baixo teor de matéria seca no estádio vegetativo dessa forragem é o maior problema no processo fermentativo. O aumento da matéria seca, através da adição da casca de soja, resíduo alimentar barato e de baixo teor de umidade, tem por finalidade controlar as fermenta...

  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. 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

  12. Níveis críticos de fósforo no solo e na parte aérea no estabelecimento de capim- elefante Critical soil and shoot phosphorus levels for the establishment of elephant grass

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    Janaina Azevedo Martuscello; Dilermando Miranda da Fonseca; Luciano de Melo Moreira; Rodrigo Froede Ruppin; Daniel de Noronha Figueiredo Vieira da Cunha

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    O experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos da forma de aplicação de fósforo, da amostragem do solo e do espaçamento entre linhas de plantio sobre os níveis críticos de fósforo no solo e na planta para o estabelecimento de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) cv. Napier. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em três blocos ao acaso e consistiram de cinco níveis de fósforo (0; 1; 2; 3,3 e 5, correspondentes às doses de 0, 30, 60, 100 e 150 kg/ha de P, na aplicação loca...

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  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. Perdas por Nitrogênio Amoniacal em Silagem de Capim-Elefante (Penninsetum purpureum Schum Acrescido de Farelo de Cacau (Theobroma cacao - Losses for Ammonia Nitrogen in Grass-elephant Silage (Penninsetum purpureum Schum Added of Bran of Cocoa (Theobroma cacao

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    Fábio Andrade Teixeira

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de níveis crescentes de inclusão de farelo de cacau (0; 5,8; 10; e 16% peso/peso sobre os teores de matéria seca (MS, proteína bruta (PB, pH e nitrogênio amoniacal (N-NH3 da silagem de capim-elefante. Para produção das silagens foram utilizados 16 silos de “PVC”, com 15 cm de diâmetro e 25 cm de altura, compactando-se com densidade de 543 kg/m³. O teor de MS aumentou linearmente em função dos níveis crescentes de farelo de cacau, estimando-se acréscimo de 0,49% de MS por unidade de farelo de cacau adicionada. Houve elevação linear do teor de PB da silagem com a adição de farelo de cacau. A adição de farelo de cacau demonstrou-se eficiente na elevação do teor de MS, melhoria do valor nutritivo além de permitir fermentações adequadas, face aos valores de nitrogênio amoniacal encontrados, para as silagens de capim-elefante estudadas. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of growing levels of inclusion of cocoa bran (0; 5,8; 10; and 16% weigh/weigh about the content dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP, pH and ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N of the grass-elephant silage. For production of the silage 16 silos of " PVC " were used, with 15 cm of diameter and 25 cm of height, being compacted with density of 543 kg/m³. The content of DM increased lineally in function of the growing levels of cocoa bran, being considered increment of 0,49% of DM for unit of cocoa bran added. There was lineal elevation of the content of CP of the silage with the addition of cocoa bran. The addition of cocoa bran was demonstrated efficient in the elevation of the content DM, improvement of the nutritional value besides allowing appropriate fermentations, face to the values of ammonia nitrogen found, for the grass-elephant silage studied

  18. 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

    2011-03-01

    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

  19. 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.

  20. Modelagem comparativa da cinética da fase sólida do capim-elefante picado, suplementado ou não com concentrados, e fornecido a vacas Holandês x Zebu em lactação Comparative modeling of chopped elephantgrass particulate kinectics in crossbred lactating cows receiving or not concentrate supplement

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    F.C.F. Lopes

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Foram comparadas as estimativas da cinética da fase sólida do capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. picado, mordentado com cromo (Cr, obtidas do ajuste de dois modelos não-lineares (bicompartimental tempo-independente e multicompartimental tempo-dependente a resultados de excreção fecal de vacas Holandês x Zebu em lactação. Utilizaram-se dados de dois experimentos realizados em anos diferentes com capim-elefante cortado aos 60 e 45 dias, e suplementado, 3,3kg/vaca/dia, base matéria natural, ou não com concentrados. Foram utilizadas quatro e três vacas, respectivamente, no primeiro e no segundo ano de experimentação, havendo sempre duas fases de coleta de dados, necessárias para permitir que cada vaca pudesse ser avaliada em cada tratamento. As taxas de passagem ruminal estimadas variaram de 3,0 a 3,2%/h no modelo bicompartimental tempo-independente, e de 2,6 a 3,0%/h no modelo multicompartimental tempo-dependente, enquanto as respectivas taxas de passagem pós-ruminal variaram de 4,9 a 7,4%/h e de 7,4 a 10,9%/h. Os tempos médios de retenção do capim-elefante no trato gastrintestinal das vacas variaram de 66,0 a 76,2h no modelo bicompartimental tempo-independente, e de 48,1 a 57,8h no modelo multicompartimental tempo-dependente. O processo de dependência de tempo imposto pelo modelo multicompartimental permitiu melhor ajuste aos dados de excreção fecal do Cr, em relação ao modelo bicompartimental.Particulate kinetics estimates of chopped elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. mordanted with Chromium (Cr were obtained and compared by the adjustment of two nonlinear models - age-independent double-compartmental model and age-dependent multicompartmental model - to a Cr faecal excretion dates of lactating crossbred Holstein x Zebu cows. Results from two trials carried out in different years with elephantgrass cut at 60 and 45 days of growth and supplemented, 3,3 kg/cow/day, wet basis, or not with concentrates were

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. EFEITO DA ADIÇÃO DO SORO DE QUEIJO SOBRE A COMPOSIÇÃO BROMATOLÓGICA, FERMENTAÇÃO, PERDAS E RECUPERAÇÃO DE MATÉRIA SECA EM SILAGEM DE CAPIM-ELEFANTE

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    Odilon Gomes Pereira

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Foi desenvolvido um experimento para avaliar o efeito da adição de três níveis de soro de queijo (0%, 2,5% e5,0% na matéria natural sobre a composição bromatológica, pH, N-amoniacal, perdas de gás, efluente e recuperação da matéria seca de silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Napier. O delineamento foi o inteiramente casualizado com três tratamentos e quatro repetições por tratamento. Efetuou-se um corte de uniformização do capim, seguido de uma adubação com 60 kg de N/ha, na forma de uréia, sessenta dias após, efetuaram-se o corte e a ensilagem do capim, em baldes experimentais com capacidade de 6,5 litros. Avaliaram-se o teor de matéria seca, o pH, o N-amoniacal, proteína bruta, fibra em detergente neutro e fibra em detergente ácido das silagens. Os teores de FDN e FDA não sofreram influência da adição do soro. O soro foi eficiente em reduzir as perdas por gases e a produção de N-amoniacal, todavia aumentou as perdas por efluente. Não houve influência da adição do soro sobre o pH e recuperação da matéria seca. A silagem é uma alternativa para utilização de soro produzido pela indústria de laticínios. PALAVRAS–CHAVE: Conservação, N-amoniacal, pH.

  4. 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

  5. Fracionamento de carboidratos de silagem de capim-elefante emurchecido ou com farelo de cacau Carbohydrate fractioning of elephantgrass silage wilted or enriched with cocoa meal

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    Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho; Rasmo Garcia; Aureliano José Vieira Pires; Odilon Gomes Pereira; Francisco Éden Paiva Fernandes; José Antônio Obeid; Bruna Mara Aparecida de Carvalho

    2007-01-01

    O experimento foi conduzido para determinar as frações que compõem os carboidratos da silagem de capim-elefante emurchecido ou acrescida 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 não-emurchecido acrescido de 0, 7, 14, 21 e 28% de farelo de cacau (% da matéria natural). O material foi acondicionado em silos de PVC com cap...

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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

    2015-01-01

    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.

  10. Evaluación del pretratamiento con ácido sulfúrico diluido del pasto maralfalfa (pennisetum glaucum x pennisetum purpureum) para la producción de etanol

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    Lady Mateus; Orlando Hernández; Mario Velásquez; José de Jesús Díaz

    2012-01-01

    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 di...

  11. 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

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

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    I M. Nuriyasa

    2014-06-01

    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. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Ensaios preliminares sobre autofecundação e cruzamentos no melhoramento do capim-elefante Preliminary tests on self-pollination and crossbreed in elephantgrass breeding

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    Maria da Conceição Silva; Mércia Virginia Ferreira dos Santos; Mário de Andrade Lira; Alexandre Carneiro Leão de Mello; Erinaldo Viana de Freitas; Ramilton Jader Menezes Santos; Rinaldo Luiz Caraciolo Ferreira

    2008-01-01

    Objetivou-se nesta pesquisa verificar a possibilidade do uso da autofecundação no melhoramento do Pennisetum purpureum e comparar progênies de Pennisetum purpureum obtidas por três formas de fecundação (tratamentos): autofecundação, cruzamentos intraespecíficos e cruzamentos interespecíficos com Pennisetum glaucum. Foram avaliadas 10, 2 e 2 famílias com um total de, respectivamente, 160 progênies provenientes de cruzamento intraespecífico, 38 progênies de cruzamento interespecífico e 40 progê...

  16. Composição bromatológica e perfil fermentativo da silagem de capim-elefante obtida em diferentes tipos de silos experimentais e no silo tipo trincheira Chemical composition and fermentation characteristics of elephantgrass silage obtained in different experimental and bunker silos

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    Paulo Henrique Mazza Rodrigues

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Três diferentes tipos de silos experimentais, confeccionados a partir de baldes plásticos, sacos plásticos e manilhas de concreto não impermeabilizadas, foram comparados com o silo comercial tipo trincheira, amostrado a 30 e 60 cm da sua superfície, para a ensilagem do capim-elefante (cv. Napier. Utilizaram-se, ainda, dois diferentes graus de compactação, correspondentes a 400 ou 600 kg de silagem/m³. O capim (33,0% de MS e 4,2% de PB foi homogeneizado e utilizado para encher quatro silos por tratamento, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado. Depois de abertos, estes foram amostrados, para análise da composição bromatológica e do perfil fermentativo. Silagens produzidas em manilhas de concreto não impermeabilizadas apresentaram altos valores de pH, NIDA e lignina, baixas concentrações de ácido lático e nitrogênio amoniacal, baixo poder tampão e baixa digestibilidade in vitro. Silagens produzidas em silos experimentais apresentaram qualidade superior, quanto aos parâmetros amido, carboidratos solúveis, concentração de nitrogênio amoniacal, poder tampão, ácidos acético, propiônico, butírico e lático, do que aquelas produzidas no silo comercial. Silagens obtidas dos diferentes extratos do silo comercial apresentaram maior variabilidade para os parâmetros de fermentação do que aquelas obtidas entre diferentes tipos de silos experimentais.One type of commercial silo and three types of experimental silos were used for determination of chemical composition and fermentation characteristics of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum (33.0% DM and 4.2% CP ensiled in two different densities (400 or 600 kg of silage/m³: 1 commercial bunker silo sampled at 30 (top and 60 (deep cm from the top; 2 plastic silo with bulsen valve; 3 plastic bag; and 4 concrete pipe. A completely randomized design was used. The concrete pipe silo produced silage with higher pH, ADIN and lignin values, as well as lower in vitro

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. Propriedades físicas do solo relacionadas a diferentes níveis de oferta de forragem de capim-elefante-anão cv. Mott Soil physic properties related to forage offer levels of dwarf elephant grass cv. Mott

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    ILDEGARDIS BERTOL

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    Full Text Available O excesso de carga animal ocasionado por diferentes lotações sobre as pastagens pode afetar algumas propriedades do solo, aumentar a suscetibilidade à erosão hídrica e diminuir sua capacidade produtiva. A pesquisa, realizada em 1996, na Estação Experimental da EPAGRI, Ituporanga, SC, objetivou avaliar as alterações na densidade do solo, porosidade, diâmetro médio ponderado dos agregados e taxa de infiltração de água no solo submetido a diferentes níveis de oferta de forragem numa pastagem de capim-elefante-anão (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Mott. Foram estudados os níveis de oferta de forragem: 4,0, 8,0, 12,0 e 16,0%, além de uma área de campo natural sem pastejo e uma área de mata nativa (testemunha, em Cambissolo álico. Os resultados indicaram uma diminuição da densidade, com conseqüente aumento da porosidade e do diâmetro médio dos agregados com o aumento da oferta de forragem equivalente à diminuição da pressão de pastejo. A taxa inicial de infiltração de água no solo tendeu a diminuir com o aumento da oferta de forragem. Abaixo do nível crítico de 12,0% de oferta de forragem, as propriedades físicas do solo foram fortemente afetadas pelas altas pressões de pastejo.Animal grazing at different grazing pressures can affect some important soil properties on pastures, increasing soil susceptibility to water erosion and decreasing its productive capacity. The experiment was conducted at EPAGRI Experimental Station, in 1996, Ituporanga, Santa Catarina State, Brazil, with the objectives of evaluating alterations in soil density, porosity, weighed average diameter of aggregates and soil water infiltration rate on dwarf elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Mott pasture submitted to different forage offer levels. The levels of forage on offer were: 4.0, 8.0, 12.0 and 16.0%, besides a natural pasture treatment without grazing and a native forest area (checkplot, on sandy loam soil (Inceptisol. The

  20. Características do efluente e composição químico-bromatológica da silagem de capim-elefante sob diferentes níveis de compactação Effluent characteristics and chemical-bromatologic compound of elephantgrass silage under different levels of pressure

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    Daniele Rebouças Santana Loures

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um experimento utilizando capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Cameroon, com o teor de 13% matéria seca, submetido a cinco pressões de compactação no processo de ensilagem, com o objetivo de determinar as características quantitativas e qualitativas do efluente produzido, bem como a qualidade da silagem. A ensilagem foi realizada em silos cilíndricos de PVC com 25 cm de diâmetro e 75 cm de altura. Aplicaram-se as pressões de 356,67; 446,67; 531,33; 684,00 e 791,00 kg/m³. A produção de efluente aumentou, à medida que ocorreu o incremento das pressões de compactação, registrando-se maior produção nos dois primeiros dias após a ensilagem, independentemente da pressão exercida. Avaliaram-se as perdas totais, sendo possível observar que a compactação equivalente a 550 kg/m³ apresentou maior adequação ao processo de conservação. Os valores observados no efluente para demanda biológica de oxigênio (DBO, demanda química de oxigênio (DQO, relação DBO/DQO, pH, teores de magnésio e sódio não variaram em função da compactação efetuada e ao longo dos dias de coleta, sendo equivalentes a 14.596,69 mg/L, 31.138,2 mg/L, 2,38, 4,30, 0,3997% e 0,0008%, respectivamente. Para os teores de fósforo, potássio, nitrogênio amoniacal, nitrogênio total, nitrogênio orgânico, proteína bruta e sólidos totais foram observadas variações, devido à pressão de compactação, ao longo de todo o período de avaliação.An experiment was conducted using elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Cameroon, with the purpose of determining the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of effluent released, correlating this with levels of pressure and the quality of silage. The material with 13% of dry matter was ensiled in experimental plastic silos. The levels of pressure were: 356.67; 446.67; 531.33; 684.00 and 791.00 kg/m³. The effluent of silages with high moisture content was collected and

  1. 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

  2. Pengaruh pemberian feses dan urin kerbau lumpur terhadap produksi dan kualitas rumput gajah mini (pennisetum purpureum schamach) dengan interval Pemotongan yang berbeda

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    Banjarnahor, Evi Reka

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    This study aimed to examine the effect of feces and urine buffalo mud and cutting interval on production and nutrient content of Pennisetum purpureum schamach. The experiment was conducted at the Agricultural Faculty, University of Sumatera Utara started from July to October 2015. The design used in the study was Split Plot Design consist of cutting interval (4 week and 6 week) as main plot and type (of fertilizer, faecal sludge buffalo, buffalo faecal sludge + urine non fermented and faecal...

  3. 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

    2007-12-01

    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

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

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    Lady Mateus

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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.

  5. 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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    De Silva, W.; D. Vilela; A.V Pereira; F.A. Ferreira; R.P. Ferreira

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    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), ...

  6. 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; Aureliano José Vieira Pires; Gleidson Giordano Pinto de Carvalho; Cristina Mattos Veloso; Bonomo,, A.S.

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    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 f...

  7. Diferenças Varietais nas Características Fotossintéticas de Pennisetum purpureum Schum

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    Silva Manoel Messias Pereira da

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    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 satura��ão 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.

  8. Silagem de capim-elefante aditivada com produtos alternativos=Elephant grass silage with added alternative products

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    India Joelma Gatass Monteiro

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o padrão de fermentação e a composição bromatológica da silagem de capim-elefante utilizando diferentes aditivos. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado com seis tratamentos (capim-elefante sem aditivo; com 100 kg de farelo de arroz t-1 de massa verde (MV; com 100 kg de casca de soja t-1 MV; com 100 kg de fubá de milho t-1 MV; com 200 kg de cana-de-açúcar picada t-1 MV; com inoculante bacteriano e quatro repetições. Utilizaram-se silos de PVC, adotando densidade de 600 kg de massa verde m-3. Com a exceção do inoculante bacteriano, todos os aditivos proporcionaram aumento nos teores de matéria seca (27,95 a 31,65% e carboidratos solúveis (15,20 a 17,14% na forragem a ser ensilada. Os aditivos promoveram adequado padrão de fermentação face aos valores de pH (3,70 a 3,96 e de nitrogênio amoniacal (3,67 a 4,44% do N-total verificados na silagem. O aditivo farelo de arroz proporcionou a obtenção de silagens com teores mais elevados de proteína bruta (6,41% e nutrientes digestíveis totais (61,91% em relação ao tratamento sem aditivo.The objective was to evaluate the fermentation pattern and chemical composition of elephant grass silage using different additives. The experimental design was completely randomized with six treatments (elephant grass no additive; with 100 kg of rice bran ton-1 of green mass (GM; with 100 kg of soybean hulls ton-1 GM; with 100 kg of corn meal ton-1 GM; with 200 kg of sugar cane ton-1 GM; with inoculants and four replications. PVC silos were used, adopting a density of 600 kg of green mass m-3. With the exception of inoculant, all additives used resulted in increased dry matter content (27.95 to 31.65% and soluble carbohydrate contents (15.20 to 17.14% in the forage being ensiled. The additives promoted an adequate fermentation pattern for pH values (3.70 to 3.96 and ammonia nitrogen (3.67 to 4.44% of total N observed in the silage. The rice bran additive yielded

  9. Uso do abate comparativo na determinação da exigência de energia de mantença de gado de corte pastejando capim-elefante: descrição da metodologia e dos resultados Use of comparative slaughter to set maintenance energy requirements of beef cattle grazing elephantgrass: description of methodology and results

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    Carlos Augusto de Alencar Fontes

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Determinou-se o requerimento líquido de energia de mantença de novilhos mantidos em regime exclusivo de pastejo, em capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum cv. Napier. O experimento teve duração de 175 dias, utilizando-se nove piquetes, estabelecidos em terreno plano, com área individual de 0,5 ha, sob pastejo rotacionado. Foram utilizados 36 novilhos ¾Gir-Holandês com 332 ± 37 kg e média de 20 meses de idade inicial. Metade dos animais teve o tempo de pastejo restrito a quatro horas por dia, de forma a se limitar o consumo de energia a pouco acima do nível de mantença, e metade teve acesso irrestrito à pastagem. Seis novilhos foram abatidos no início do experimento, para se determinar a composição corporal inicial (grupo referência e seis (três de cada tratamento a intervalos sucessivos de 35 dias. A composição corporal dos animais abatidos foi determinada por análise química de amostras representativas de todo o corpo. As exigências líquidas de energia para mantença foram estimadas como o calor produzido em nível zero de ingestão de energia metabolizável, ajustando-se equações do logaritmo da produção de calor em função do consumo de energia metabolizável, por dia e por unidade de tamanho metabólico (kg0,75. Foi ajustada uma equação, calculando-se o tamanho metabólico em função do peso vivo (PV e outra em função do peso de corpo vazio (PCVZ. O consumo e a digestibilidade da forragem ingerida (extrusa foram determinados mensalmente. O tempo de pastejo limitado a quatro horas diárias assegurou ingestão de energia em nível pouco acima da mantença, conforme indicaram os ganhos de peso individuais, evidenciando que este procedimento pode ser recomendado para trabalhos futuros. A exigência de energia de mantença encontrada foi de 57 kcal/kg PV0,75 ou 63,27 kcal/kg PCVZ0,75. Os valores obtidos estão dentro da faixa de resultados obtidos no Brasil, sendo mais baixos que os valores recomendados no

  10. 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

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    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

  11. Ensaios preliminares sobre autofecundação e cruzamentos no melhoramento do capim-elefante Preliminary tests on self-pollination and crossbreed in elephantgrass breeding

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    Maria da Conceição Silva

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se nesta pesquisa verificar a possibilidade do uso da autofecundação no melhoramento do Pennisetum purpureum e comparar progênies de Pennisetum purpureum obtidas por três formas de fecundação (tratamentos: autofecundação, cruzamentos intraespecíficos e cruzamentos interespecíficos com Pennisetum glaucum. Foram avaliadas 10, 2 e 2 famílias com um total de, respectivamente, 160 progênies provenientes de cruzamento intraespecífico, 38 progênies de cruzamento interespecífico e 40 progênies de autofecundação. Foram realizadas duas avaliações para determinar a produção de matéria seca - MS (kg/touceira, o teor de MS (%, a altura de planta (m, o perfilhamento basilar (nº/touceira e índice de sobrevivência (%, em parcelas sem repetição. Os tratamentos cruzamento intraespecífico, cruzamento interespecífico e autofecundação apresentaram as respectivas médias de 0,47; 0,78 e 0,46 e de 0,14; 0,23 e 0,22 kg de MS/touceira, respectivamente, na primeira e segunda avaliações. Experimentos com parcelas repetidas devem ser conduzidos visando isolar os efeitos de meio dos efeitos genéticos. O cruzamento interespecífico mostrou-se promissor na geração de genótipos com porcentagem de MS adequada ao processo de ensilagem. Todos os tratamentos apresentaram potencial para liberar variabilidade nos caracteres avaliados, entretanto, o baixo índice de sobrevivência das progênies provenientes da autofecundação dificulta a obtenção de linhas puras.The objectives of this work were to evaluate the self-pollination as a tool in the elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum breeding and to compare progenies of Pennisetum purpureum origined from different breeding strategies: self-pollination, intraspecific crossbreeds, and interspecific crossbreeds with Pennisetum glaucum. The experimental treatments were represented by the three fecundation forms: intraspecific crossbreed, interspecific crossbreed and self-pollination. A total

  12. Degradação de silagens de capim-elefante contendo subproduto do urucum Degradation of elephant grass silages with annatto by-product

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    Aníbal Coutinho do Rêgo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a degradação in situ da matéria seca, proteína bruta e fibra em detergente neutro de silagens de capim-elefante contendo cinco níveis (0; 4; 8; 12 e 16%, com base na matéria natural da massa ensilada de inclusão do subproduto do grão do urucum (SGU. O delineamento utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado em parcelas subdivididas, sendo os níveis de adição às parcelas e os tempos de incubação as subparcelas, com quatro repetições. Para a confecção da silagem, foi utilizado capim-elefante cortado aos 70 dias de crescimento e misturado ao subproduto, armazenado em 20 tambores. As amostras foram pré-secas, moídas em moinho, com peneira de 5 mm, colocado 3 g de amostra em sacos de náilon, para incubação no rúmen por 0; 6; 48 e 96 horas em 2 ovinos sem padrão racial definido, machos e castrados. Observou-se um aumento no desaparecimento da MS até o nível 13,37% de adição de SGU à ensilagem de capim-elefante para 48 horas de incubação. Para a FDN o desaparecimento com 96 horas de incubação aumentou até 16% de adição. Para o conjunto de parâmetros de degradação estudado, observou-se que o nível de inclusão de 16% do SGU apresentou maiores valores para a degradabilidade potencial e efetiva das variáveis em questão. A inclusão do subproduto do grão do urucum à ensilagem de capim-elefante resulta em silagens com maior degradabilidade potencial e efetiva.To evaluate the dry matter, neutral detergent fiber and crude protein in situ degradation of elephant grass silages with five levels (0; 4; 8; 12 and 16%, on a fresh matter basis of annatto grain by-product (AGBP, this work was carried out. A split-plot design, consisting on the addition levels the plots and the incubation times the sub-plots, with four replicates, was adopted. For the silages making, the elephant grass was cut 70 days-old and mixed to the by-product, in 20 plastic drums. The samples were dried, grid in a bolter of 5 mm mesh

  13. 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

  14. Fracionamento de carboidratos e compostos nitrogenados de genótipos de capim-elefante aos 56 dias de rebrota Carbohydrates and nitrogen compounds fractions of elephant grass genotypes at 56 days of regrowth

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    Erico da Silva Lima; José Fernando Coelho da Silva; Hernán Maldonado Vásquez; Saulo Alberto do Carmo Araújo; Tiago Cunha Rocha; Dorival Pereira Borges da Costa

    2008-01-01

    Objetivou-se neste estudo determinar as frações de carboidratos e de compostos nitrogenados de genótipos de capim-elefante, em um único corte aos 56 dias de idade, na primavera. Avaliaram-se 12 genótipos de capim-elefante em um delineamento de blocos ao acaso com três repetições, no qual a parcela experimental foi composta de quatro linhas com 3 m de comprimento, espaçadas 1 m e adubadas com 100 kg de P2O5, 100 kg de N, 60 kg de K2O e 25 kg de micronutrientes/ha. As frações de carboidratos A ...

  15. 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

  16. 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

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    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.

  17. 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

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    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.

  18. Adaptability of Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) for Weed Control in Site of Animals Buried after Foot-and-Mouth Disease Infection

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    Ishii, Yasuyuki; Iki, Yusuke; Inoue, Kouhei; Nagata, Shuhei; Idota, Sachiko; Yokota, Masato; Nishiwaki, Aya

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    After the infection of foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in Miyazaki, Japan, in 2010, cattle and swine were slaughtered and buried in a site of 100 ha, where weed control is difficult and costly since lands are unlevelled and prohibited to be plowed for 3 years. To consider the adaptability of napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) to the animal burial site for weed control, two napiergrass varieties, normal Wruk wona (WK) and dwarf late-heading variety (DL), were transplanted, compared with sowing of maize (MZ) and sorghum (SR) in both burial (BU) and neighboring bordered area (BO) in mid-June 2011. Even though several weed control methods were subjected to lands, MZ and SR failed to be established stably at only 1/3–1/2 due to the suppression of growth by indigenous weeds, while WK and DL successfully established as high as 82–91% and 73–85%, respectively, in 2011. The poor establishment of MZ and SR after sowing tended to be increased with the year from establishment. Plant dry matter yield and cellulose concentration were the highest in WK in 2011, while overwintering ability was constantly higher in DL in the 3 years. It is necessary to consider the utilization of forage plants on the animal burial site. PMID:27274886

  19. 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.

  20. Nutritional evaluation of elephant-grass silages with byproduct of annato Avaliação nutricional de silagens de capim-elefante contendo subproduto do urucum

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    Margareth Maria Teles Rêgo

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to evaluate the nutritional value of elephant-grass silages containing annato byproduct. Twenty intact rams were distributed in a complete randomized block design with five diets (0; 4; 8; 12 and 16% annato byproduct in the silage and four replications and used to estimate the intake, apparent nutrient digestibility, content of total digestible nutrients and nitrogen balance. The addition of annato byproduct raised the intakes of 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 and total digestible nutrients (TDN, in body weight (%BW and in metabolic weight (g kg-1BW0.75. The digestibilities of DM (55.95%, OM (58.19%, CP (45.34%, NDF (52.79%, ADF (45.79%, EE (34.96% and NFC (99.86% were not influenced by the addition of annato byproduct. The inclusion of annato byproduct in elephant-grass silage increased digestibility of total carbohydrates, the TDN content and the nitrogen balance. The aditions of annato byproduct at levels up to 16% of the elephant grass silage natural matter improves nutrient intake and nitrogen balance.Objetivou-se avaliar o valor nutritivo de silagens de capim-elefante contendo subproduto do processamento do urucum. Vinte ovinos machos, não-castrados, foram distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com cinco dietas (0; 4; 8; 12 e 16% de subproduto de urucum na silagem e quatro repetições, e utilizados para estimar o consumo, a digestibilidade aparente de nutrientes, o teor de nutrientes digestíveis totais e o balanço de nitrogênio. A adição de subproduto de urucum elevou os consumos de matéria seca (MS, matéria orgânica (MO, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, extrato etéreo (EE, carboidratos não-fibrosos (CNF, carboidratos totais e nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT

  1. Effect of cadmium on growth, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition and metal accumulation of an energy crop, king grass (Pennisetum americanum × P. purpureum)

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    An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of cadmium (Cd) on growth, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition and Cd accumulation of an energy crop, king grass (Pennisetum purpureum K. Schumach × P. thyphoideum Rich). Leaf shape was more sensitive to Cd than biomass and root length. Leaves had no visual toxic symptoms under 8–100 mg kg−1 Cd. High Cd pollution significantly increased the chlorophyll content of young leaves but showed no effect on mature leaves. Cd enhanced the maximum net photosynthetic rate (Amax), light compensation point (LCP) and light saturation point (LSP). For roots, Cd had a positive relationship with Zn, Mg and Ca. For stems, Cd had a positive relationship with Zn, Cu, Mg and Ca, while had a negative relationship with Mn. For leaves, Cd had a positive relationship with Zn, Mg and K, while had a negative relationship with Mn and Ca. Plant tissues accumulated 98, 21 and 26 mg kg−1 Cd in roots, stems and leaves, respectively, and extracted 477 and 515 μg Cd in roots and shoots for a single plant at 30 mg kg−1 Cd, respectively. King grass would require 23–290 years to remediate contaminated soil with 8–100 mg kg−1 Cd. It could extract 0.94–1.31 kg ha−1 Cd and produce 216–375 t ha−1 of fresh biomass and 28–79 t ha−1 of dry biomass each year. In summary, king grass had high biomass production and phytoremediation potential. - Highlights: • The effect of Cd on growth, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition and Cd accumulation of energy crop, king grass was investigated. • Plant leaves had no visual toxic symptoms under 8–100 mg kg−1 soil Cd. • Plant could extract 0.94–1.31 kg ha−1 Cd and produce 28–79 t ha−1 of dry biomass each year under 8–100 mg kg−1 soil Cd

  2. 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

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    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

  3. 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

  4. Avaliação de métodos de amostragem qualitativa em pastagens tropicais manejadas em sistema rotacionado Evaluation of sampling methods for quality evaluation of tropical forages under rotational stocking

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    Fábio Nunes Lista; José Fernando Coelho da Silva; Hernán Maldonado Vásquez; Edenio Detmann; Felipe Nogueira Domingues; Fernando Silveira Ferolla

    2007-01-01

    Objetivou-se avaliar comparativamente a composição química, a digestibilidade in vitro e a degradabilidade dos carboidratos de amostras de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum, cv. Napier) e capim-mombaça (Panicum maximum, Jacq. cv. Mombaça) obtidas por extrusa esofágica e por simulação manual de pastejo. O capim-elefante apresentou os maiores teores de MS, PB e nitrogênio não-protéico. A composição do capim-mombaça sofreu variações conforme aumentaram os dias de pastejo, principalmente...

  5. 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.

  6. Qualitative aspects of elephantgrass silage with corn meal and soybean hulls
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    Paulo Henrique Santos Silva; José Augusto Reis Almeida; André Ricardo Gomes Bezerra; Danilo Gusmão de Quadros; Alexandro Pereira Andrade; Jorge Aurélio Macedo Araújo

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of corn meal and soybean hulls in silage Pennisetum purpureum cv. Roxo Botucatu. The experiment has adopted a completely randomized design in a split-plot, with seven treatments (elephant grass pure soy cone (5 and 10%) and corn meal (5 and 10%) alone or in joint same proportions totaling 5 to 10%), three open times and three replications. We used a randomized design in a split-plot, with seven treatments (elephant grass pure, soybean hu...

  7. 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

  8. Composição nutricional de pastagens de capim-Elefante submetido a duas estratégias de manejo em pastejo = Nutritional composition of elephant grass pastures submitted to two management strategies under grazing

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    Gilmar Roberto Meinerz

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se o trabalho com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de estratégias de manejo sobre a composição nutricional de pastagens de capim-Elefante. No Tratamento 1, o capim-Elefante foi manejado de acordo com princípios agroecológicos; no Tratamento 2, convencionalmente. Na área correspondente ao sistema agroecológico, o capim-Elefante estava estabelecido em linhas afastadas a 3 m, onde, no espaço entre linhas, no período hibernal, foi implantado azevém e, no período estival, permitiu-se o desenvolvimento de espécies de crescimento espontâneo. Na área referente ao sistema convencional, o capim-Elefante estava estabelecido em linhas espaçadas a 1,4 m. Em cada pastejo, foram coletadas amostras por meio da técnica de simulação de pastejo para determinação das porcentagens de proteína bruta (PB, de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, da digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS, da matéria orgânica (DIVMO e dos nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado, com dois tratamentos, duas repetições em parcelas subdivididas no tempo. Observou-se resultadosuperior (p This research was conducted with the objective of evaluating the effect of management strategies on the nutritional composition of elephant grass pastures. In treatment 1, the elephant grass was managed according to agro-ecological principles; in treatment 2, it was managed conventionally. In the agro-ecological systemarea, elephant grass was established in rows spaced 3 m apart, where ryegrass was planted in the space between rows during the winter period, and the development of spontaneous growth species was permitted in the summer period. In the conventional system area,elephant grass was established in rows spaced 1.4m apart. In each grazing cycle, using the hand-plucking technique, samples were collected for determination of the percentiles of crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, dry matter

  9. 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

  10. 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

  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. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  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. 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

  19. EFECTO DE LA SUPLEMENTACIÓN DE ENSILADO DE PASTO TAIWÁN (Pennisetum purpureum) Y RAMÓN (Brosimum alicastrum) SOBRE EL CAMBIO DE PESO CORPORAL Y VARIABLES HEMÁTICAS DEL PECARÍ DE COLLAR (Pecarí tajacu) EN CAUTIVERIO

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    David Ignacio Borges-Ventura; Rubén Montes-Pérez; Luis Sarmiento-Franco; Francisco Solorio-Sánchez

    2014-01-01

    Para determinar el efecto sobre el peso y niveles de hematocrito y de proteínas sanguíneas al suplementar la dieta de pecaríes de collar (Pecari tajacu) con una mezcla ensilada de pasto Taiwán (Pennisetum purpureum) y ramón (Brosimum alicastrum), se realizó una prueba de consumo voluntario durante cinco semanas. Utilizando once hembras adultas no gestantes, con 4.5 años de edad promedio y un peso de 19.15 kg (± 0.5 kg) se conformaron dos grupos: cinco animales bajo una dieta base de calabaza ...

  20. Produção de forragem de capim-elefante sob clima frio: curva de crescimento e valor nutritivo Forage production of elephantgrass under cold climate conditions: growth curve and nutritive value

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    Miguel Dall'Agnol

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se quantificar a produção e o valor nutritivo do capim-elefante (cv. Cameroon, em Lages, Santa Catarina, identificando possíveis limitações à sua utilização e demonstrando sua viabilidade na região. O ensaio foi conduzido entre 1982 e 1985, no qual o capim-elefante foi estabelecido em parcelas, dispostas em delineamento de blocos ao acaso. Os tratamentos constaram da soma dos dias de crescimento até o momento dos cortes, a fim de se estabelecer a curva de crescimento. A produção de massa seca (MS acumulada foi avaliada a partir do 42º dia após o corte de uniformização, sendo que as parcelas foram cortadas em seqüência, a cada 21 dias, até completarem 210 dias de crescimento, respeitando-se um resíduo de 50 cm. A capacidade de rebrotação dentro do período também foi avaliada a cada 21 dias. Os dados foram submetidos a análises de variância e de regressão. O acúmulo de massa seca do capim-elefante foi significativamente dependente dos dias de crescimento, com taxas de 185 e 65 kg/ha/dia de MS, em 1983/84 e 1984/85, respectivamente. No primeiro período, obtiveram-se aos 210 dias 31.132 kg/ha de MS, sendo 3.310 kg/ha de MS aos 63 dias iniciais. Em 1984/85, as plantas acumularam o equivalente a um terço da MS obtida no ano anterior, provavelmente por problemas nutricionais e déficit hídrico. Na avaliação das rebrotações, as maiores produções foram obtidas com plantas de 42 (1.149 kg MS/ha e 63 dias (1.259 kg/ha de MS. Na média dos dois períodos, foram obtidos até 20% de PB e 65% de DIVMS. Apesar do clima frio, o capim-elefante é uma alternativa viável como forrageira para o Planalto Catarinense.This work aimed to quantify the yield and nutritive value of elephantgrass (cv. Cameroon, in Lages, Santa Catarina, with the objective to identify possible limitations to its production and to show its viability in the region. The trial was carried out from 1982 to 1985, when the elephantgrass was

  1. Silagem de capim-elefante aditivada com produtos alternativos - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v33i4.12629 Elephant grass silage with added alternative products - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v33i4.12629

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    Marinaldo Divino Ribeiro

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o padrão de fermentação e a composição bromatológica da silagem de capim-elefante utilizando diferentes aditivos. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado com seis tratamentos (capim-elefante sem aditivo; com 100 kg de farelo de arroz t-1 de massa verde (MV; com 100 kg de casca de soja t-1 MV; com 100 kg de fubá de milho t-1 MV; com 200 kg de cana-de-açúcar picada t-1 MV; com inoculante bacteriano e quatro repetições. Utilizaram-se silos de PVC, adotando densidade de 600 kg de massa verde m-3. Com a exceção do inoculante bacteriano, todos os aditivos proporcionaram aumento nos teores de matéria seca (27,95 a 31,65% e carboidratos solúveis (15,20 a 17,14% na forragem a ser ensilada. Os aditivos promoveram adequado padrão de fermentação face aos valores de pH (3,70 a 3,96 e de nitrogênio amoniacal (3,67 a 4,44% do N-total verificados na silagem. O aditivo farelo de arroz proporcionou a obtenção de silagens com teores mais elevados de proteína bruta (6,41% e nutrientes digestíveis totais (61,91% em relação ao tratamento sem aditivo.The objective was to evaluate the fermentation pattern and chemical composition of elephant grass silage using different additives. The experimental design was completely randomized with six treatments (elephant grass no additive; with 100 kg of rice bran ton-1 of green mass (GM; with 100 kg of soybean hulls ton-1 GM; with 100 kg of corn meal ton-1 GM; with 200 kg of sugar cane ton-1 GM; with inoculants and four replications. PVC silos were used, adopting a density of 600 kg of green mass m-3. With the exception of inoculant, all additives used resulted in increased dry matter content (27.95 to 31.65% and soluble carbohydrate contents (15.20 to 17.14% in the forage being ensiled. The additives promoted an adequate fermentation pattern for pH values (3.70 to 3.96 and ammonia nitrogen (3.67 to 4.44% of total N observed in the silage. The rice bran additive yielded

  2. 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

  3. Composição bromatológica e perfil fermentativo da silagem de capim-elefante obtida em diferentes tipos de silos experimentais e no silo tipo trincheira

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    Rodrigues Paulo Henrique Mazza

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Três diferentes tipos de silos experimentais, confeccionados a partir de baldes plásticos, sacos plásticos e manilhas de concreto não impermeabilizadas, foram comparados com o silo comercial tipo trincheira, amostrado a 30 e 60 cm da sua superfície, para a ensilagem do capim-elefante (cv. Napier. Utilizaram-se, ainda, dois diferentes graus de compactação, correspondentes a 400 ou 600 kg de silagem/m³. O capim (33,0% de MS e 4,2% de PB foi homogeneizado e utilizado para encher quatro silos por tratamento, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado. Depois de abertos, estes foram amostrados, para análise da composição bromatológica e do perfil fermentativo. Silagens produzidas em manilhas de concreto não impermeabilizadas apresentaram altos valores de pH, NIDA e lignina, baixas concentrações de ácido lático e nitrogênio amoniacal, baixo poder tampão e baixa digestibilidade in vitro. Silagens produzidas em silos experimentais apresentaram qualidade superior, quanto aos parâmetros amido, carboidratos solúveis, concentração de nitrogênio amoniacal, poder tampão, ácidos acético, propiônico, butírico e lático, do que aquelas produzidas no silo comercial. Silagens obtidas dos diferentes extratos do silo comercial apresentaram maior variabilidade para os parâmetros de fermentação do que aquelas obtidas entre diferentes tipos de silos experimentais.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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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    André Luiz Custódio Franco

    2013-10-01

    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

  8. 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

    1998-09-01

    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

  9. Avaliação produtiva e econômica de sistemas de produção bovina em pastagens de capim-elefante Productive and economic evaluation of cattle production systems on elephant-grass pastures

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    A.A.C. Peres

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o desempenho produtivo de novilhas manejadas em capim-elefante com suplementação alimentar e estudou-se a viabilidade econômica dos sistemas de produção. Utilizaram-se novilhas Holandês-Zebu com idade média de 17 meses e peso médio de 215±8kg, distribuídas nos seguintes sistemas de produção: SP1 - sem suplementação; SP2 - suplementadas com ração concentrada; e SP3 - suplementadas com leguminosa Stylosanthes guianensis, cv. Mineirão. Foram utilizadas 22 novilhas sendo 12 distribuídas nos três sistemas e as demais utilizadas como animais de equilíbrio em função da quantidade de forragem disponível. Os ganhos de peso médio diário foram 429±18g, 624±23g e 535±8g para SP1, SP2 e SP3, e os ganhos de peso diário por área de 2,38; 3,46 e 1,43kg/ha/dia, para SP1, SP2 e SP3, respectivamente. A taxa interna de retorno obtida foi 29,6%, 30,1% e 10,5% para SP1, SP2 e SP3, respectivamente. O preço de venda das novilhas foi o fator de maior impacto no desempenho econômico dos sistemas de produção.Productive and economic performance of heifers grazing elephant-grass pastures under different production systems were evaluated. Twenty-two Holstein-Zebu heifers, 17-month-old and averaging 215kg of live weight, were used. The animals were managed on elephant-grass pastures under three production systems: PS1 - without supplementation; PS2 - supplemented with concentrate feeds; and PS3 - supplemented with Stylosanthes guianensis, cv. Mineirão pasture. Twelve heifers were used as testers and 10 heifers were used as "put-and-take". The average daily gains were 429±18g, 624±23g and 535±8g for animals on PS1, PS2 and PS3, respectively. The total daily gains per hectare were 2.38, 3.46 and 1.43kg, for animals on PS1, PS2 and PS3, respectively. The calculated internal rates of return were 29.6%, 30.1% and 10.5% for PS1, PS2 and PS3, respectively. The sale price of heifers had the largest impact on the economic performance of

  10. 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

    2012-10-01

    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.

  11. Variação anual da composição bromatológica de duas forrageiras cultivadas nas baixadas litorâneas do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Análises de matéria seca (MS), proteína bruta (PB), fibra em detergente neutro (FDN), lignina (LIG), frações de carboidratos e de compostos nitrogenados foram realizadas em capins provenientes de três propriedades rurais da região das baixadas litorâneas do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Amostras do capim hemártria (HEM) (Hemarthria altissima) e do capim elefante (Pennisetum purpureum), utilizado como capineira (CEC) e sob pastejo rotacionado (CEP) foram coletadas mensalmente, ao longo das estaçõe...

  12. Período de estacionalidade de produção de pastagens irrigadas Seasonality period of production in irrigated pastures

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar o período de estacionalidade de produção de matéria seca de espécies forrageiras irrigadas. As espécies utilizadas foram Pennisetum purpureum cv. Taiwan (capim-elefante), Panicum maximum cv. Tanzânia (capim-tanzânia), Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk (capim-braquiária), Brachiaria bryzantha cv. Marandu (capim-marandu), Paspalum atratum cv. Pojuca (capim-pojuca) e Cynodon dactylon cv. Coastcross (capim-coastcross). Durante dois anos (1999/2000 e 2000...

  13. 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

  14. 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

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

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    Magda Vieira Benavides

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    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. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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; Geraldo Tadeu dos Santos; Lindomar Luiz Sarti; Clóves Cabreira Jobim; Ulysses Cecato

    2006-01-01

    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 digesti...

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 蚯蚓粪肥不同施入量对桂牧1号象草产量与品质的影响%Effect of Different Fertilizer Rate of Earthworm Manure on the Yield and Quality of Pennisetum purpureum cv. Guimu No. 1

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    钟云平; 苏州; 李建军; 刘瑞平; 邱光忠; 杨先春

    2015-01-01

    试验研究了蚯蚓粪肥不同施入水平对牧草品质及其产量的影响,进行了5次刈割测产,测定了桂牧1号象草单株株高、单株鲜重、鲜草产量,分析了牧草中粗蛋白、粗纤维、粗灰分及重金属铜、锌、砷含量. 研究结果表明,利用蚯蚓粪肥栽培桂牧1号象草,并用猪场沼液灌溉,能明显促进其生长,提高牧草产量,改善牧草品质,增加适口性. 当蚯蚓粪肥单株施入量为2. 00 kg,即2. 55 kg/m2 时,试验效果最佳. 随着试验进行,蚯蚓粪作为有机肥到后期吸收更加充分,对牧草后期生长有明显的影响,牧草单株株高、单株鲜重、刈割产量均有明显增加,能有效增加牧草产量,提高经济效益.%Effect of different fertilizer rate of earthworm manure on the yield and quality of Pennise-tum purpureum cv. Guimu No. 1 were studied. The cutting produciton were determined 5 times,the plant height,fresh weight and fresh yield were determined,and the contents of crude protein,crude fiber,crude ash and heavy metal copper,zinc and arsenic in Guimu No. 1 were analyzed. The results show that,Using wormcast cultivated and pig farm biogas slurry irrigation can significantly promote the growth,increase forage yield,improve forage quality,increase palatability of Guimu No. 1. When the fertilizer rate of earthworm manure per plant was 2 kg,which is 2. 55 kg/m2 ,had the best test re-sults. With the test,earthworm manure as organic fertilizer to the late absorb more fully,in the late period of Guimu No. 1 growth had obvious influence, plant height, fresh weight per plant, cutting yield increased significantly,effectively increased the yield,improved economic efficiency.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

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    Barbosa José Diomedes; Ávila Sandra Cristina de; Dias Regina Valéria da Cunha; Pfeifer Imke Barbara; Oliveira Carlos Magno Chaves de

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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...

  8. Avaliação de métodos de amostragem qualitativa em pastagens tropicais manejadas em sistema rotacionado Evaluation of sampling methods for quality evaluation of tropical forages under rotational stocking

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    Fábio Nunes Lista

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar comparativamente a composição química, a digestibilidade in vitro e a degradabilidade dos carboidratos de amostras de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum, cv. Napier e capim-mombaça (Panicum maximum, Jacq. cv. Mombaça obtidas por extrusa esofágica e por simulação manual de pastejo. O capim-elefante apresentou os maiores teores de MS, PB e nitrogênio não-protéico. A composição do capim-mombaça sofreu variações conforme aumentaram os dias de pastejo, principalmente quanto aos teores de MS e nitrogênio. A fração potencialmente degradável dos carboidratos diferiu entre as metodologias de avaliação. Não foram observadas diferenças entre as forrageiras quanto à cinética de degradação dos carboidratos.Chemical composition and IVDMD of elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum, Schum. cv. Napier and mombaçagrass (Panicum maximum, cv. Mombaça were evaluated using samples of esophageal extrusa and hand-plucked samples. Greater DM, CP, and non-protein N concentrations were observed in the elephantgrass. Chemical composition of mombaçagrass, mainly DM and N concentration, varied with grazing day. Potentially degradable carbohydrate fraction differed between sampling techniques. No differences were observed regarding the kinetics of carbohydrates degradation for both grasses.

  9. 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

  10. Produção e características do efluente e composição bromatológica da silagem de capim-elefante contendo diferentes níveis de casca de café Production and characteristics of effluent and bromatological composition of elephantgrass with different levels of coffee hulls addition

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    Fernando Salgado Bernardino

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os efeitos da adição de 10, 20, 30 e 40% de casca de café ao capim-elefante, com base na matéria natural, sobre a composição bromatológica, a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS e a produção e composição do efluente resultante do processo de ensilagem. Utilizaram-se 20 silos cilíndricos de PVC com 0,25 m de diâmetro por 0,75 m de altura, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. A casca de café foi eficiente na redução da umidade da silagem, estimando-se acréscimo de 0,69% no teor de matéria seca para cada unidade percentual de casca adicionada. Houve redução linear do pH com o aumento dos níveis do aditivo. Verificou-se efeito quadrático da adição de casca de café nos teores de proteína bruta, estimando-se teor máximo de 10,0% com a adição de 26,3% de casca. A adição de casca promoveu reduções nos teores de nitrogênio amoniacal, fibra em detergente neutro e na DIVMS e aumentos lineares dos teores de nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido e lignina. Os teores de fibra em detergente ácido e de celulose não foram influenciados pela adição de casca de café. Observou-se produção de efluente apenas nas silagens com 0 e 10% de casca de café. As concentrações de sólidos totais, P, Na e K do efluente não foram influenciadas pelos dias de coleta. Todavia, registrou-se redução linear da concentração de Mg e aumento da concentração de nitrogênio total. Os valores de demanda biológica de oxigênio e demanda química de oxigênio não foram influenciados pelos dias de coleta. Conclui-se que a adição de 20% de casca garantiu boa preservação da silagem e eliminou a produção de efluente.The experiment was carried out to evaluate the effects of levels (10, 20, 30 and 40%, based on fresh matter of coffee hulls added to elephantgrass at ensilage on the bromatological composition, in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD of the

  11. 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

  12. Association between the morphological and productive characteristics in the selection of elephant grass clones Associação entre características morfológicas e produtivas na seleção de clones de capim-elefante

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    Márcio Vieira da Cunha

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The objectives in this work were to study the association between the morphological and productive characteristics in Pennisetum sp. clones, and to identify the morphological characteristics responsible for the productivity in Pennisetum cp. clones. The canonical correlations were evaluated and the path analysis was made from the simple genotypic correlation matrix between the morphological and productive characteristics of eight Pennisetum sp. clones (Taiwan A-146 2.37, Taiwan A-146 2.27, Taiwan-146 2.114, Merker México MX 6.31, Mott, HV-241, Elefante B and IRI-381. The canonical correlations were significant at 1% probability by the Chi-square test. The first pair of canonic factors, with correlation of 0.9999, related the plants with the highest dry matter content to plants with lower leaf area indexes, light perception and leaf angle. The second pair of canonic factors, with correlation of 0.9999, related the plants with the highest dry matter production to the plants with higher basal tiller density, height, and low green leaf number per tiller. The results of the path analysis indicated that the light interception is determinant in dry matter content expression of Pennisetum sp. clones, while the basal tiller density and plant height are responsible for dry matter production in these clones.Os objetivos neste trabalho foram estudar a associação entre características morfológicas e produtivas em clones de Pennisetum sp. e identificar as características morfológicas responsáveis pela produtividade em clones de Pennisetum sp. Foram avaliadas as correlações canônicas e feita análise de trilha a partir da matriz de correlações genotípicas simples entre características morfológicas e produtivas de oito clones de Pennisetum sp. (Taiwan A-146 2.37, Taiwan A-146 2.27, Taiwan-146 2.114, Merker México MX 6.31, Mott, HV-241, Elefante B e IRI-381. As correlações canônicas foram significativas a 1% de probabilidade pelo teste do qui

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Filamentous fungi isolated from the rhizosphere of melon plants (Cucumis melo L. cv. Gold Mine cultivated in soil with organic amendments Fungos filamentosos isolados da rizosfera de meloeiros (Cucumis melo L. cv. Gold Mine cultivados em solo com compostos orgânicos

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    Flavia Paiva Coutinho

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Rhizosphere soil samples were collected in a semiarid area, in the region of the São Francisco River valley, Petrolina, Pernambuco state, Brazil, to study the diversity of filamentous fungi in a soil cultivated with melon (Cucumis melo L. cv. Gold Mine and receiving different organic amendments: Treatment 1 (control, without organic compost; T2 (77% coconut fiber, 20% goat manure and 3% K2SO4; T3 (10% Ricinus communis leaves and stems, 50% Pennisetum purpureum leaves and 40% goat manure; T4 (77% coconut fiber, 20% goat manure and 3% termophosphate; T5 (47% Pennisetum purpureum leaves, 50% goat manure and 3% K2SO4; and T6 (57% Pennisetum purpureum leaves, 40% goat manure and 3% termophosphate. Fungal isolation was carried out by the serial dilution technique to 1:1000. The Sorensen index of similarity, frequency and distribution of the fungi were evaluated. Seventy-eight species of filamentous fungi were isolated and identified, plus several Basidiomycota (04 and Mycelia sterilia (02. The predominant genera were Aspergillus and Penicillium, with 15 and 13 species, respectively. A greater number of species was found in the sowing period (49, and in relation to the organic fertilization, treatment 6 provided the greatest species diversity (43 species. Most of the species are saprobes and only a few are considered to be potential pathogens on melon plants, such as Fusarium oxysporum, F. solani and Myrothecium roridum.Foram coletadas amostras de solo rizosférico em uma área semiárida, na região do Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brasil, com o objetivo de conhecer a diversidade dos fungos filamentosos presentes em solo cultivado com melão (Cucumis melo cv. Gold Mine e adubado com diferentes compostos orgânicos: Tratamento 1 (controle, sem adição de compostos orgânicos; T2 (77% de bagaço de côco, 20% de esterco de caprino e 3% de K2SO4; T3 (10% de torta de mamona, 50% de capim elefante e 40% de esterco de caprino; T4 (77% de

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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    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 good relation between morphology and crude protein content and in vitro organic matter digestibility of Napier grass.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

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

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    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%.

  1. 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

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    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

  2. 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

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    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

  3. Cytotaxonomy of some species and of interspecific hybrids of Pennisetum (Poaceae, Poales

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    Vânia Helena Techio

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    Full Text Available Cytotaxonomic studies were carried out on 26 accessions of Pennisetum spp. originating from the Active Germplasm Bank of Embrapa Gado de Leite-Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil.This study presents cytogenetics and reproductive morphological data for each one of these accessions, which allowed groupings and suggest botanical identifications to be established. The metaphases of the accessions characterized as P. purpureum confirmed the presence of 2n = 28 chromosomes that have already been described for this species. For the hybrids between P. purpureum and P. glaucum and for the hexaploids, resulting from the chromosome duplication of these hybrids, 2n = 21 and 2n = 42 chromosomes were confirmed, respectively. The wild accession identified as P. setosum showed metaphases with 2n = 54 chromosomes, while those characterized as P. nervosum had cells with 2n = 36 chromosomes. The wild accession 15 was different from the others for the morphological characters, with 2n = 36 chromosomes, and was classified as P. orientale. Two statistical procedures were used (canonical variables and cluster analysis on the basis of the Mahalanobis distance, and the results confirmed the conclusions obtained from the cytogenetic and morphologic analysis.

  4. Número cromossômico em acessos de Pennisetum spp. (Poaceae, Poales) - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v30i3.5016 Chromosome number in Pennisetum spp. accessions (Poaceae, Poales) - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v30i3.5016

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    Avaliou-se o complemento cromossômico de 16 acessos de Pennisetum disponíveis na Coleção de Germoplasma da Embrapa Gado de Leite – Juiz de Fora, Estado de Minas Gerais. Para a avaliação citogenética, utilizou-se a técnica de esmagamento e coloração com Feulgen. Para quatro acessos foram obtidas metáfases com 2n = 28 cromossomos, confirmando sua classificação como P. purpureum. A origem híbrida P. purpureum x P. glaucum foi constatada em oito acessos, os quais apresentaram 2n = 21. Em um acess...

  5. Concentração de nitrogênio uréico plasmático (NUP e produção de leite de vacas mestiças mantidas em gramíneas tropicais sob pastejo rotacionado Plasma urea nitrogen (PUN level and milk production of crossbred cows kept in tropical pasture under rotational grazing

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    Maria Lúcia Pereira Lima

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de estudar os níveis de nitrogênio uréico plasmático (NUP de vacas mestiças leiteiras mantidas em duas áreas de pastejo rotacionado, uma de capim-elefante cv. Guaçu (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Guaçu e outra de capim-Tanzânia (Panicum maximum Jacq. cv. Tanzânia. Foram avaliadas a produção de forragem e as frações colmo, folha e material morto, com base na matéria seca (MS, bem como os teores de proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN nas amostras de forragem. O sangue foi coletado em quatro épocas, utilizando-se 16 vacas por espécie de capim. A média da massa de forragem pré-pastejo foi de 5.321 e 5.384 kg de MS/ha por ciclo de pastejo para o capim-elefante e capim-Tanzânia, respectivamente. A forragem desaparecida pós-pastejo, referente à folha, ao colmo e ao material morto foi de 1.400, 620 e 443 kg de MS/ha para o capim-elefante e de 1.586, 736 e 132 kg de MS/ha para o capim-Tanzânia, por ciclo de pastejo. As médias de quatro ciclos de pastejo de PB e FDN nas amostras da planta inteira, colmo, folha, material morto e resíduo foram de 8,4; 78,5; 6,9; 77,1; 12,5; 76,3; 5,3; 82,6; 6,5; 80,2, respectivamente, para o capim-elefante, e de 9,3; 81,6; 7,4; 82,4; 14,3; 80,4; 6,3; 82,9; 7,6; 81,6, respectivamente, para o capim-Tanzânia. Foi encontrada diferença significativa nos níveis de NUP das vacas alimentadas nas diferentes espécies de capim e por época de amostragem do sangue. As médias de NUP foram 9,8 mg/dL para as vacas mantidas no capim-elefante e 10,6 mg/dL para as vacas mantidas no capim-Tanzânia. Os baixos níveis de NUP encontrados refletem a baixa ingestão de proteína bruta por vacas manejadas em pastagens tropicais.The experiment was performed to evaluate plasma urea nitrogen (PUN level of crossbred cows under two rotational grazing areas, one of elephantgrass cv. Guaçu (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Guaçu and other one of Tanzaniagrass

  6. 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

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    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. PMID:26584152

  7. Chemical Control of Pennesetum Purpureum Laboratory Trials

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    B.N Tripathi

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    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.

  8. 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

  9. STUDI PRODUKSI DAN KUALITAS RUMPUT GAJAH (Pennisetum purpureum VARIETAS THAILAND YANG DIPUPUK DENGAN KOMBINASI ORGANIK-UREA

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    Nur Hidayat

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    Full Text Available Thailand-variety elephant grass fertilized with organic and urea combination was conducted from August 1st up to Novembre 30th, 2009. The purpose of this study was to know the best interaction of organic-urea levels on the production and quality aspects of Thailand-variety elephant grass. The method used was experimental, 3x4 factorial pattern, using completely randomized design (CRD. There were 3 replicates in each treatment combination. The first factor was organic fertilizer (3 levels: k0= 0 ton/ha, k1= 20 tons/ha, and k2 = 40 tons/ ha, and the second factor was urea (4 levels: R0 = 0 kg/ha, R1 = 150 kg/ha, R2 = 300 kg/ha, and R3 = 450 kg/ ha. Variables measured were the number of tillers, plant height, the number of leaves/bunch, fresh weight, dry weight, agronomic efficiency, and crude protein and crude fiber concentrations. The result of analisys of variance showed that organic fertilizer had significant effect (P < 0.05 on the tiller/bunch, number of leaves/bunch, dry matter yield, and crude protein, but gave highly significant effect (P < 0.01 on fresh yield, and no significant effect (P > 0.05 on the height of plant and crude fiber concentration. Whereas urea gave a significant effect (P < 0.05 on the number tiller/bunch, and highly significant effect (P < 0.01 on fresh and dry matter yield and crude protein concentration, but no significant effect (P > 0.05 on height of plant, the number of leaves to stems ratio, and crude fiber concentration. The conclusions of this study for the management of Thailand-variety elephant grass, the best organic-urea fertilizer combination was at the level of 40 tons of organic fertilizer/ha/ defoliation and 300 kg of urea/ha/defoliation, showed from the agronomy aspects such as the number of tillers/ bunch, the height of plant, the number of leaves/bunch, fresh and dry matter yields, and quality aspect include crude protein and crude fiber concentration.

  10. STUDI PRODUKSI DAN KUALITAS RUMPUT GAJAH (Pennisetum purpureum) VARIETAS THAILAND YANG DIPUPUK DENGAN KOMBINASI ORGANIK-UREA

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    Thailand-variety elephant grass fertilized with organic and urea combination was conducted from August 1st up to Novembre 30th, 2009. The purpose of this study was to know the best interaction of organic-urea levels on the production and quality aspects of Thailand-variety elephant grass. The method used was experimental, 3x4 factorial pattern, using completely randomized design (CRD). There were 3 replicates in each treatment combination. The first factor was organic fertilizer (3 levels: k0...

  11. 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

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    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.

  12. 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

  13. 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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    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

  14. Bayesian analysis for comparison of nonlinear regression model parameters: an application to ruminal degradability data Metodologia Bayesiana para comparação de parâmetros de modelos de regressão não-linear: uma aplicação a dados de degradabilidade ruminal

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    Robson Marcelo Rossi

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper shows the Bayesian approach as an alternative to the classical analysis of nonlinear models for ruminal degradation data. The data set was obtained from a Latin square experimental design, established for testing the ruminal degradation of dry matter, crude protein and fiber in neutral detergent of three silages: elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum with bacterial inoculant or enzyme-bacterial inoculant and corn silage (Zea mays L.. The incubation times were 0, 2, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours. The parameter estimates of the equations fitted by both methods showed small differences, but by the Bayesian approach it was possible to compare the estimates correctly, that does not happen with the frequentist methodology because it is much more restricted in the applications due to the demand for a larger number of presuppositions.Neste trabalho a abordagem Bayesiana é apresentada como alternativa à abordagem clássica na modelagem não-linear de dados de degradação ruminal. Foram utilizados dados provenientes de um experimento em delineamento quadrado latino para avaliar a degradabilidade da matéria seca, da proteína bruta e da fibra em detergente neutro de três silagens: silagem de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum com inoculante bacteriano, com inoculante enzimo-bacteriano e silagem de milho (Zea mays L., nos tempos de incubação: 0, 2, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 e 96 horas. Obtidas as estimativas dos parâmetros do modelo ajustado, pelos dois métodos, observou-se que não há diferenças marcantes entre as mesmas para nenhuma das variáveis estudadas. No entanto, por meio da metodologia Bayesiana, foi possível comparar as estimativas dos parâmetros para cada tratamento, o que não ocorre com a metodologia frequentista, por ser muito mais restrita nas aplicações devido à exigência de maior número de pressuposições.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

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

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    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.

  18. 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

  19. Fabricación y propiedades físicas de aglomerados de Pennisetum purpureum schum, Philodendron longirrhizum y Musa acuminata

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    Alexander Gaitán

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    Full Text Available Se obtuvieron aglomerados fabricados con partículas lignocelulósicas provenientes de plantas encontradas en la región del Quindío - Colombia como son la “guasca de plátano”, el “tripeperro” y el “pasto elefante” y se compararon con aglomerados comerciales de madera. Estas partículas fueron mezcladas con una resina termoestable, prensadas y sometidas a temperatura durante un tiempo determinado y posteriormente se dejaron curar a temperatura ambiente. Al concluir el proceso de fabricación y curado, el aglomerado fue sometido a pruebas y análisis mecánico de flexión, tracción, compresión, dureza y de absorción de agua teniendo en cuenta las normas ASTM para tableros de partículas de madera. El aglomerado también fue sometido a análisis termográfico con el fin de observar su capacidad de aislante térmico. Los resultados muestran que los aglomerados fabricados presentan mejores resultados que el comercial en cuanto a la absorción de agua, aislamiento térmico y dureza y resultados similares en los ensayos mecánicos de flexión, tracción y compresión excepto para el aglomerado de “tripeperro”.

  20. 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

    in such systems. We studied the effects of inorganic nitrogen form (NH4 +, NH4NO3 or NO3 -) on growth, morphology, N uptake, water content and mineral allocation in this species under hydroponic conditions at equimolar concentrations (500μmolNL-1). Generally, the N-form significantly affected growth, biomass...

  1. 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

  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. Pengaruh Pemberian Daun Lamtoro (Leucaena leocephala) terhadap Kualitas Silase Rumput Gajah (Pennisetum purpereum) yang Diberi Molasses

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    Yunus, M.

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    The effect of gift lamtoro leaf (Leucaena leocephala) to quality of silage of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpereum) that adding molasses ABSTRACT. Research about the effect of gift of lamtoro leaf and molasses to quality of elephant grass silage (Pennisetum purpereum) have been executed at Lamsiot village Indrapuri sub district Aceh besar. Analysis content of nutrient in Food Livestock laboratory Agriculture Faculty of Syiah Kuala University. This research aim to see how influence of gift...

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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.

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    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. 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.;

    2016-01-01

    tThe objective of this experiment was to study the effects of substituting alfalfa (Medicagosativa) with maralfalfa (Pennisetum sp.) on energy, nitrogen and carbon balance, methaneemission, and milk performance in dairy goats. Ten Murciano-Granadina dairy goats in latelactation (45.7 ± 2.96 kg of...

  10. 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

  11. 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

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    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Dominant Occurrence of Cleistogamous Flowers of Lamium amplexicaule in relation to the Nearby Presence of an Alien Congener L. purpureum (Lamiaceae)

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    SATO, Yasuhiro; Takakura, Koh-Ichi; NISHIDA, SACHIKO; Nishida, Takayoshi

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    Here we document a novel phenomenon that, based on field observations in central Japan, cleistogamous flowers (or closed flowers) of an annual herb Lamium amplexicaule were dominantly expressed near an alien congener L. purpureum. The proportion of cleistogamous flowers in an individual L. amplexicaule increased with the frequency of L. purpureum occurring in the same patches but did not increase with the total density of Lamium plants and their own size. To confirm the consistency of the eff...

  15. 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

    2016-07-01

    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. PMID:27004948

  16. Culture media optimization of Porphyridium purpureum: production potential of biomass, total lipids, arachidonic and eicosapentaenoic acid.

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    Kavitha, Mysore Doddaiah; Kathiresan, Shanmugam; Bhattacharya, Sila; Sarada, Ravi

    2016-05-01

    Porphyridium purpureum a red marine microalga is known for phycobiliproteins (PB), polyunsaturated fatty acids and sulphated exopolysaccharides. In the present study, effects of media constituents for the production of different polyunsaturated fatty acids from P. purpureum were considered using a response surface methodology (RSM). A second order polynomial was used to predict the response functions in terms of the independent variables such as the concentrations of sodium chloride, magnesium sulphate, sodium nitrate and potassium dihydrogen phosphate. The response functions were production of biomass yield, total lipid and polyunsaturated fatty acids like arachidonic acid (AA 20:4) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA 20:5). Results corroborated that maximum Biomass (0.95 gL(-1)) yield was at the concentrations of sodium chloride (14.89 gL(-1)), magnesium sulfate (3.93 gL(-1)) and sodium nitrate (0.96 gL(-1)) and potassium dihydrogen phosphate (0.09 gL(-1)). Optimum total lipid (17.9 % w/w) and EPA (34.6 % w/w) content was at the concentrations of sodium chloride (29.98 gL(-1)), magnesium sulfate (9.34 gL(-1)) and sodium nitrate (1.86 gL(-1)). Variation in concentration of potassium dihydrogen phosphate for both lipid (0.01gL(-1)) and EPA content (0.20 gL(-1)) was observed. The optimum conditions for biomass, total lipid, AA and EPA varied indicating their batch mode of growth and interaction effect of the salt. PMID:27407193

  17. Tolerância do milheto (Pennisetum americanum ao 2, 4-D Pennisetum americanum tolerance to 2,4-D

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    L.P. Pacheco

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar os efeitos do 2,4-D sobre o crescimento das plantas, a produção de massa seca e verde e a produtividade de grãos do milheto. O experimento foi realizado no período de março a junho de 2006, em Rio Verde-GO, em um Latossolo Vermelho eutroférrico. O milheto (cultivar ADR 500 foi semeado manualmente em área cultivada sob sistema de plantio direto, em espaçamento de 0,45 m, distribuindo-se 12 sementes por metro. Utilizou-se o delineamento de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, sendo avaliadas quatro doses de 2,4-D (0, 335, 670 e 1.005 g ha-1 aplicadas em quatro épocas [10 dias após a emergência das plantas de milheto (DAE (3 folhas; 20 DAE (5 a 6 folhas expandidas; 30 DAE (início de emissão da inflorescência; e 40 DAE (florescimento pleno]. Para evitar a interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura, esta foi capinada manualmente, sempre que necessário. Não se observou nenhum sinal de intoxicação das plantas de milheto pelo 2,4-D aos 15 dias após a aplicação, independentemente da dose ou época de aplicação do herbicida. Todavia, as maiores doses de 2,4-D, em qualquer época de aplicação, provocaram menor acúmulo de massa verde e seca das plantas de milheto, quando se avaliaram os resultados no ponto de rolagem da cultura. O 2,4-D, independentemente da dose utilizada ou época de aplicação, não influenciou a produtividade de grãos do milheto.This study was carried out to evaluate herbicide 2,4-D effects on plant growth, production of dry and green matter and grain productivity. The experiment was carried out from March to June 2006, in Rio Verde,GO in soil classified as Eutroferric Red Latosol. Pennisetum americanum (cultivar ADR 500 was manually sowed in area under no-till system. A space of 0.45 m was used, with 12 seeds being sown per meter. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design, in a 4 x 4 factorial scheme, with four 2,4-D rates (0. 335, 670 and

  18. Flavonoids and phenolic acids from pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) based foods and their functional implications

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    Vanisha S Nambiar; Neha Sareen; Mammen Daniel; Erick B Gallego

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    Background: Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), considered a poor man’s cereal, may be a repository of dietary antioxidants, especially flavonoids and phenolic acids, which provide bioactive mechanisms to reduce free radical induced oxidative stress and probably play a role in the prevention of ageing and various diseases associated with oxidative stress, such as cancer, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases.Objective: The present study focused on the identification of individual f...

  19. ネピアグラス (Pennisetum purpureum SCHUMACH) の生産構造におよぼす刈取間隔の影響(畜産学科)

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    宮城, 悦生; Miyagi, Etsuo

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    ネピアグラスの刈取間隔を4週間隔, 5週間隔, 6週間隔および7週間隔の栽培試験を実施し, 刈取間隔がネピアグラスの生産構造および吸光係数におよぼす影響について検討した。1. 群落の生産構造は4,5,6週区はほぼピラミット型を示したが, 7週区は群落の中層部に最大葉面積層が分布した。相対照度は各区ほば同様な低下傾向を示した。また, 最下層の茎数は刈取間隔が長くなるにしたがって減少した。2. 吸光係数は4週区0.495,5週区0.419,6週区0.340,7週区0.308で刈取間隔が長くなるにしたがって小さくなり, 各試験区間に0.1%水準で有意差が認められた。また, 吸光係数と乾物収量およびLAIとの間には0.1%水準で有意な負の相関が認められ, LAIが増大し, 吸光係数が小さくなるにしたがって乾物収量は増加する傾向が認められた。...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Bioactivity of Essential Oil of Zingiber purpureum Rhizomes and Its Main Compounds against Two Stored Product Insects.

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    Wang, Y; You, C X; Yang, K; Wu, Y; Chen, R; Zhang, W J; Liu, Z L; Du, S S; Deng, Z W; Geng, Z F; Han, J

    2015-06-01

    The insecticidal and repellent activities of the essential oil extracted from Zingiber purpureum Roscoe rhizomes were evaluated against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and Lasioderma serricorne (L.) adults. During our screening program for agrochemicals from Chinese medicinal herbs and wild plants, the essential oil of Z. purpureum rhizomes was found to possess strong contact toxicity against T. castaneum and L. serricorne adults, with LD50 values of 39.0 and 16.3 µg per adult, respectively, and also showed strong fumigant toxicity against the two grain storage insects with LC50 values of 13.6 and 9.3 mg/liter of air, respectively. The essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation was investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The main components of the essential oil were identified to be sabinene (48.1%), terpinen-4-ol (25.1%), and γ-terpinene (6.7%), followed by α-terpinene (4.3%), β-thujene (3.4%), and α-phellandrene (2.7%). Sabinene, terpinen-4-ol, and γ-terpinene were separated and purified by silica gel column chromatography and preparative thin-layer chromatography. Terpinen-4-ol showed the strongest contact toxicity against T. castaneum and L. serricorne (LD50=19.7 and 5.4 µg per adult, respectively) and also the strongest fumigant toxicity against T. castaneum and L. serricorne (LC50=3.7 and 1.3 mg/liter of air, respectively). Otherwise, sabinene and terpinen-4-ol were strongly repellent against T. castaneum as well as the essential oil, while γ-terpinene exhibited weaker repellency against T. castaneum compared with the positive control, DEET (N, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide). Moreover, only the essential oil exhibited strong repellency against L. serricorne, the three compounds exhibited weaker repellency against L. serricorne relative to DEET. PMID:26470212

  3. 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.

  4. 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. PMID:22281146

  5. Classification of Green Bristle Grass, Yellow Foxtail and Chinese Pennisetum Seeds via HATR-FT-IR Combined with Chemometrics

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    Peng Yu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR and horizontal attenuated total reflectance (HATR technique are used to obtain the FT-IR spectra of the seed of green bristle grass (the seed from Setaria viridis (L. Beauv, yellow foxtail seed (the seed from Setaria glauca (L. Beauv, and the Chinese pennisetum seed (the seed from Setaria faberii Herrum. In order to extrude the difference among them, cluster analysis is considered to identify the three kinds of plant seeds. Because they belong to the sibling plant seeds, and have similar chemical components and close FT-IR spectra. The result of Cluster analysis is not satisfactory. The discrete wavelet transformation (DWT and a support vector machine (SVM were used for further study. The compression detail 3 and 4 in DWT are used to extract the feature vectors, which are used to train SVM. The trained SVM is used to classify seed of green bristle grass, yellow foxtail seed and Chinese pennisetum seed. The seed samples are collected from different places around the country. With 40 testing samples we could effectively identify the sibling plants, seed of green bristle grass, yellow foxtail seed and Chinese pennisetum seed by FT-IR with discrete wavelet feature extraction and SVM classification.

  6. 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.

  7. Isolation, purification and characterization of antioxidative peptide of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) protein hydrolysate.

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    Agrawal, Himani; Joshi, Robin; Gupta, Mahesh

    2016-08-01

    Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is a rich source of protein, used for present study to hydrolyze protein, peptide separation and its functional activity. Antioxidative bioactive peptide was successfully identified from pearl millet using trypsin enzyme. Different antioxidative potential of isolated peptide were assessed based on activity of DPPH radical, ABTS radical, hydroxyl radical, Fe(2+) chelating ability and reducing power. Bioactive peptide separated by gel-filtration chromatography, showed the higher antioxidant activity as tested by different free radicals. The activity of pearl millet protein hydrolysate fraction was found for DPPH assay (67.66%), ABTS assay (78.81%), Fe(2+) chelating ability (51.20%), hydroxyl assay (60.95%) and reducing power (0.375nm) was further purified using reversed-phase UFLC and subjected to matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS) for sequential identification of the peptide. The sequence SDRDLLGPNNQYLPK was identified as antioxidant peptide. PMID:26988514

  8. 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.

  9. Using a high biomass plant Pennisetum hydridum to phyto-treat fresh municipal sewage sludge.

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    Hei, Liang; Lee, Charles C C; Wang, Hui; Lin, Xiao-Yan; Chen, Xiao-Hong; Wu, Qi-Tang

    2016-10-01

    The study was carried out to investigate the use of a high biomass plant, Pennisetum hydridum, to treat municipal sewage sludge (MSS). An experiment composed of plots with four treatments, soil, fresh sludge, soil-sludge mixture and phyto-treated sludge, was conducted. It showed that the plant could not survive directly in fresh MSS when cultivated from stem cuttings. The experiment transplanting the incubated cutting with nurse medium of P. hydridum in soil and fresh MSS, showed that the plants grew normally in fresh MSS. The pilot experiment of P. hydridum and Alocasia macrorrhiza showed that the total yield and nutrient amount of P. hydridum were 9.2 times and 3.6 times more than that of A. macrorrhiza. After plant treatment, MSS was dried, stabilized and suitable to be landfilled or incinerated, with a calorific value of about 5.6MJ/kg (compared to the initial value of 1.9MJ/kg fresh sludge). PMID:26897473

  10. 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

    2012-05-01

    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.

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

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    Elif Cerrahoğlu

    2016-08-01

    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. 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

    2009-07-01

    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

  13. 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

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    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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

    2010-01-01

    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

  17. 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.

  18. Soil, Vegetation, and Seed Bank of a Sonoran Desert Ecosystem Along an Exotic Plant ( Pennisetum ciliare) Treatment Gradient

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    Abella, Scott R.; Chiquoine, Lindsay P.; Backer, Dana M.

    2013-10-01

    Ecological conditions following removal of exotic plants are a key part of comprehensive environmental management strategies to combat exotic plant invasions. We examined ecological conditions following removal of the management-priority buffelgrass ( Pennisetum ciliare) in Saguaro National Park of the North American Sonoran Desert. We assessed soil, vegetation, and soil seed banks on seven buffelgrass site types: five different frequencies of buffelgrass herbicide plus hand removal treatments (ranging from 5 years of annual treatment to a single year of treatment), untreated sites, and non-invaded sites, with three replicates for each of the seven site types. The 22 measured soil properties (e.g., pH) differed little among sites. Regarding vegetation, buffelgrass cover was low (≤1 % median cover), or absent, across all treated sites but was high (10-70 %) in untreated sites. Native vegetation cover, diversity, and composition were indistinguishable across site types. Species composition was dominated by native species (>93 % relative cover) across all sites except untreated buffelgrass sites. Most (38 species, 93 %) of the 41 species detected in soil seed banks were native, and native seed density did not differ significantly across sites. Results suggest that: (1) buffelgrass cover was minimal across treated sites; (2) aside from high buffelgrass cover in untreated sites, ecological conditions were largely indistinguishable across sites; (3) soil seed banks harbored ≥12 species that were frequent in the aboveground vegetation; and (4) native species dominated post-treatment vegetation composition, and removing buffelgrass did not result in replacement by other exotic species.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Genetic Component Analysis for Yield and Morphological Traits in Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) Genotypes

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    The main objectives of present investigation were to find out the extent of genetic variability, heritability (bs), component of variance and genetic advance for yield and yield related traits of pearl millet, Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. For this purpose twenty five (25) pearl millet (local and exotic) germplasm accessions were evaluated in a Randomized Complete Block Design having three replications at Arid Zone Research Institute, PARC, D.I. Khan, Pakistan during 2013. Highly significant (P<0.01) differences were observed for all the traits except days to maturity which was mere significant (P<0.05). A substantial amount of genetic variability among the genotypes revealed that accessions under studies belonged to diversified sources indicating the expediency of genotypes for future breeding of millet varieties. The line MS-3 proved its superiority through producing the highest grain yield of 132.70 g/plant. High genotypic (68.06) as well as phenotypic co-efficient of variation (71.50) were recorded for grain yield. Moderate to high heritability was recorded for number of leaves per plant (47.11), leaf area index (46.75), days to heading (69.34) and days to maturity (68.58). Avery high heritability (89.54 percentage) was recorded for 1000- grain weight and grain yield. The high heritability amalgamated with high genetic advance (171.04) as percent of mean was recorded for grain yield indicating the least environmental effect and presence of more additive gene effect leading to crop improvement through simple selection. (author)

  4. 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.

  5. Exogenous calcium induces tolerance to atrazine stress in Pennisetum seedlings and promotes photosynthetic activity, antioxidant enzymes and psbA gene transcripts.

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    Erinle, Kehinde Olajide; Jiang, Zhao; Ma, Bingbing; Li, Jinmei; Chen, Yukun; Ur-Rehman, Khalil; Shahla, Andleeb; Zhang, Ying

    2016-10-01

    Calcium (Ca) has been reported to lessen oxidative damages in plants by upregulating the activities of antioxidant enzymes. However, atrazine mediated reactive oxygen species (ROS) reduction by Ca is limited. This study therefore investigated the effect of exogenously applied Ca on ROS, antioxidants activity and gene transcripts, the D1 protein (psbA gene), and chlorophyll contents in Pennisetum seedlings pre-treated with atrazine. Atrazine toxicity increased ROS production and enzyme activities (ascorbate peroxidase APX, peroxidase POD, Superoxide dismutase SOD, glutathione-S-transferase GST); but decreased antioxidants (APX, POD, and Cu/Zn SOD) and psbA gene transcripts. Atrazine also decreased the chlorophyll contents, but increased chlorophyll (a/b) ratio. Contrarily, Ca application to atrazine pre-treated seedlings lowered the harmful effects of atrazine by reducing ROS levels, but enhancing the accumulation of total chlorophyll contents. Ca-protected seedlings in the presence of atrazine manifested reduced APX and POD activity, whereas SOD and GST activity was further increased with Ca application. Antioxidant gene transcripts that were down-regulated by atrazine toxicity were up-regulated with the application of Ca. Calcium application also resulted in up-regulation of the D1 protein. In conclusion, ability of calcium to reverse atrazine-induced oxidative damage and calcium regulatory role on GST in Pennisetum was presented. PMID:27391035

  6. 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

  7. 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

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    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.

  8. Effect of malt pretreatment and fermentation on anti-nutritional factors and mineral bioavailability of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.)

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    pearl millet (pennisetum glaucum L.) is a source of carbohydrate, protein and minerals that is comparable to other common cereal grains. However, anti nutrient factors like phytate and polyphenols reduce nutrient bioavailability which can be improved by suitable processing methods such as germination and fermentation with and without malt pretreatment. In this study of 8 pearl millet cultivars Ashana, Dahabaya, Dembi, GB-87-35, Kordofani, Madelkawaya, population 1Shambat and Ugandi were investigated. Results showed that pearl millet contained 7.7-8.9% moisture, 1.6-23% ash, 11.4-13.0% protein, 4.0-7.7% oil and 2.1-3.2% crude fiber. Mineral contents were 13.0-19.4, 370.0-547.5, 70.3-93.3, 49.1-61.9 and 551.0-1290.4 mg/100 g for Na,K,Mg, Ca and P respectively and 1.3-1.8, 7.5-11.7, 0.8-1.7, 0.5-1.5 and 0.062-0.103 mg/100 g for Zn, Fe, Mn, Cu and Co respectively. HCI-extractability of these minerals (an index of their bioavailability to humans) were 63.1-73.3% Na, 64.9-73.3% K, 55.7-61.4% mg, 27.7-88.3% Ca, 31.0-38.5% P, 41.2-45.9% Zn, 22.5-27.7% Fe, 44.3-48.8% Mn, 21.3-28.6% Cu and 85.3-88.6% CO. Phytic acid content ranged from 422.3-1101.0 mg/100 g and polyphenol ranged from 306.7-669.4 mg/100 g. Cooking caused slight increase in mineral content and significantly (p<0.01) improved the bioavailability of all the minerals investigated; phytic acid reduced by 6-10% and polyphenols by 6-8%. Germination for 2,4 and 6- days showed significant (P<0.01) differences in the concentration of minerals during the course of germination.Total content of Fe, Zn and Mn were increased significantly (P<0.01) for all cultivars. The bioavailability of all the minerals was significantly (P<0.01) improved throughout all the time intervals of germination. Phytic acid was reduced by 66.3-81.0% after 6- days of germination while polyphenol content was reduced by 34.3-44.0%. Fermentation of cultivars of : Ashana and Dembi affected the minerals content and significantly (P<0.01) improved the

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

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    André Luiz Custódio Franco; Marina de Arruda Camargo Danés; Thiago Carvalho da Silva; Anderson de Moura Zanine; Edson Mauro Santos; Juliana Silva de Oliveira; João Ricardo Rebouças Dórea; Vinícius Nunes de Gouvêa; Ivone Yurika Mizubuti

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    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 ...

  10. 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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    Mesa Perez, Juan Miguel; Cortez, Luis Augusto Barbosa [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Engenharia Agricola; Gomez, Edgardo Olivares; Rocha, Jose Dilcio [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP (Brazil). Nucleo Interdisciplinar de Planejamento Energetico

    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)

  11. Casca de algodão em substituição parcial à silagem de capim-elefante para novilhos. 1. Consumo, degradabilidade e digestibilidade total e parcial Partial replacement of elephantgrass silage with cottonseed hulls. 1. Intake, degradability, and apparent ruminal, intestinal, and total tract digestibilities in steers

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    Mario Luiz Chizzotti; Sebastião de Campos Valadares Filho; Maria Ignês Leão; Rilene Ferreira Diniz Valadares; Fernanda Helena Martins Chizzotti; Karla Alves Magalhães; Marcos Inácio Marcondes

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    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 o consumo e as digestibilidades totais, ruminais e intestinais de matéria seca (MS), matéria orgânica (MO), extrato etéreo (EE), proteína bruta (PB), fibra em detergente neutro corrigida para cinzas e proteína (FDNcp) e carboidratos não-fibrosos corrigidos (CNFcp) e o consumo de nutrientes di...

  12. Performance, intake and digestibility of feedlot lambs receiving elephant grass silage with different proportions of dried peel of passion fruit
    Desempenho, 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; Milena Patricia Viana Bastos; Aureliano José Vieira Pires; Cristiane Leal dos Santos-Cruz; Braulio Crisanto Carvalho da Cruz; Suely Santos

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    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 evalu...

  13. 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

  14. Évaluation participative de nouvelles lignées de mil (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) sélectionnées pour les régions arides tunisiennes

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    M. Loumerem; P. V. Damme; M. Sgair; Reheul, D; Behaeghe, T.

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    Participatory varietal selection (PVS) method was used to involve peasants from the beginning of the breeding programme in order to create new varieties of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) higher that would be yielding than the traditional cultivars in the arid regions of Tunisia. Methods of participatory research aim at fostering collaboration between farmers and plant breeders. The farmer is no longer considered as a dumb recipient of technology but as full active partner in re...

  15. Genetic changes after androgenesis in the millet Pennisetum americanum: Study of descendants from cultures of pollen of an F1 hybrid (Massue X Ligui)

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    Self-fertilizing generations of double haploid plants obtained by androgenesis from an F1 hybrid (Massue X Ligui) of the millet Pennisetum americanum were investigated. Four enzyme systems were studied by electrophoresis (for four loci in particular: Adh1, esterase 1, peroxidase P5, catalase, which are heterozygous in F1), as well as 20 morphological and phenological characteristics (analysed by principal component analysis and by hierarchical variance analysis). The biochemical and biometric studies combined to show considerable distortions in segregation (generally in favour of characteristics of the Massue line) and great variability of genetic origin revealed during successive self-fertilizations of the double haploids. Part of this variability could be explained by partial non-reduction phenomena (never total non-reduction, since no plant produced by androgenesis has all the characteristics of the F1 generation). However, recourse must also be had to other phenomena analogous to genetic instabilities in order to account for the appearance of new functional states (detected by electrophoresis) in the S1 and S2 generations and the fact that some of the intra-family variations do not become weaker as the genealogy progresses. (author)

  16. 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.

  17. Alternativa de Convivencia con el Problema de la Salinidad del Agua de Irrigación causada por Presas Subterráneas Alternative of Coexistence with the Salinity Probiem of Irrigation Water caused by Underground Dams

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    José Wilmar  da S Neto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una alternativa de convivencia con el problema de salinidad del agua de irrigación causado por presas subterráneas. Se analiza la calidad del agua de irrigación comparando el crecimiento vegetativo de las gramíneas Capim Vetiver, Sempre Verde; Cana-de-agúcar, Capim Elefante cv. Napier y Capim Elefante cv. Mercker, aguas arriba y abajo de la presa subterránea localizada en el municipio de Ibicuitinga, estado de Ceará en Brasil. El análisis de muestras de aguas subterráneas aguas arriba y abajo de la presa han mostrado que ambas poseen un grado de salinidad elevado para fines de irrigación, recomendándose el uso de cultivos halófitos. Se ha realizado el análisis de varianza para variable crecimiento en altura y se ha aplicado la prueba de Tukey. A partir de esta prueba se ha verificado que, de entre las gramíneas probadas, tan sólo la Capim Elefante cv. Mercker ha diferido estadísticamente.The objective of this paper is to show an alternative for the coexistence with the salinity probiem of irrigation water caused by underground dams. The quality of irrigation water is analyzed by comparing the vegetative growth of Capim Vetiver, Sempre Verde, Cana-de-Acucar, Capim Elefante cv. Napier and Capim Elefante cv. Mercker, upstream and downstream of the underground dam located in Ibicuitinga, Ceará state in Brazil. The analysis of groundwater samples upstream and downstream of the dam have shown that both have high salinity for irrigation, recommending the use of halophytes crops. The study includes an analysis of variance for height growth variable and the Tukey test was applied. From this test it was verified that among the gramineous plants tested, only the Capim Elefante cv. Mercker was found statistically different.

  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. 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

  20. 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.

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    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...

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

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    Qiaoling Xu

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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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。

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Notas sobre fanerógamas de la flora argentina

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    Raúl Martínez Crovetto

    2010-01-01

    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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. 杂交狼尾草发泡缓冲材料的制备及性能研究%Preparation of Hybridized Pennisetum Foam Cushioning Material and Study of Its Performance

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    母军; 张德荣; 范希峰; 朱丹; 王洪宾

    2011-01-01

    Hybridized pennisetum foam cushioning material was prepared by using cornstarch as adhesive and isocyanate as foaming agent to develop the market of plant based foam cushioning material and to reduced the environmental pollution of foamed polystyrene.Orthogonal tests were carried out.The results showed that the optimal foaming conditions were as follow: the proportion of Chinese pennisetum: cornstarch: polyvinyl alcohol is 1∶0.3∶0.15;30 mL isocyanate in per 100 g pennisetum powder;and the microwave foaming time are 7 minutes.The density of foaming cushion material is 0.3 g/cm3 at 14.4% of moisture content and cell number is 19.7/cm2.The stress of the material is 76.3 MPa when the strain is 15% of the whole and the resilience is 80.99%.It was concluded that this material is good for packaging the products with heavy weight or large volume.%为了拓展杂交狼尾草作为植物基发泡缓冲材料在包装领域的市场,减少发泡聚苯乙烯材料对环境的污染,以杂交狼尾草为主要材料,玉米淀粉为胶粘剂,异氰酸酯为发泡剂制备缓冲材料。正交试验结果表明,发泡成型的优化条件为:主料狼尾草与胶粘剂玉米淀粉、聚乙烯醇的质量比为1∶0.3∶0.15;每100 g狼尾草内添加30 mL发泡剂异氰酸酯;微波发泡时间为7 min。狼尾草发泡成型材料在含水率为14.4%时,其密度为0.30g/cm3,每平方厘米的泡孔数为19.7;狼尾草发泡成型材料在应变为15%时,其应力值为76.3 MPa,回弹率为80.99%。研究表明,狼尾草发泡成型材料为偏硬性缓冲材料,适合包装质量大、体积大的产品。

  12. Design and Research on Multi-track and Single-row Resetting Type Seeder for Pennisetum Sp%多轨单排复位式巨菌草排种器的设计

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    童向亚; 郑书河; 林长山; 朱舟; 叶大鹏

    2016-01-01

    Due to larger diameter difference in seeds of Pennisetum sp.,there is plugging and incontinuity, which fre-quently emerge in seeder for Short stem cuttings propagation.Aiming at these problems,a kind of Multi-track and single-row resetting type Seeder is designed for Pennisetum sp.Through modeling and analysis of each key components on seeder metering device and debugging multilayer resetting spring,K value equation is optimized and determined for seeder metering device,each layer slide track length and the angle between card board and slide track is deduced.Each layer card board being in the same vertical surface is realized when seeder is full load, so as to makes seeder-storing, seeder-metering and seeder-guiding sequential.Further, the quality and volume parameters of seeder is optimized, and it is concluded that volume and quality parameters have little effect on spring elasticity, which could maximize the seeding space and quantity in single type seeder.%由于巨菌草种苗个体间直径差异较大,导致在其短茎扦插繁殖的排种器排种过程中频繁出现卡种及排种不连续等问题。针对上述问题,设计了一种新型多轨单排复位式巨菌草排种器。通过对排种器各关键部件的建模和分析,以及多层复位弹簧的调试,优化并确定排种器各层 K 值方程,推导出各层滑轨长度及与卡板的角度,成功实现了排种器满载时各层卡板竖直于同一垂面,从而使得储种、排种及导种的有序进行。同时,对排种器质量和体积参数进行了优化,得出体积和质量参数与弹簧弹性系数影响不大的结论,从而可最大限度地利用排种空间,提高单个排种器的储种量。

  13. 皇竹草与玉米秸秆青贮料饲喂肉牛的对比试验%Contrast Test of Pennisetum Hydridum and Corn Straw Mixed Silage Feeding Beef Cattle

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    詹宽文; 唐书辉; 汪庆松; 王海凤; 王兴磊; 贺起凯

    2014-01-01

    In order to study the feeding effect of Pennisetum hydridum and corn straw mixed silage to breeding cattle, fattening cattle, the team con-ducted a comparative feeding experiment, a total of 120 days. The results showed that, two groups of experimental cattle conception rate were:72. 22%, 76. 92% (P>0. 05), that mixed silage can not affect conception rate of breeding cattle; two groups of fattening cattle daily gain are respectively:1 294 g/d, 1 320 g/d (P>0. 05), that mixed silage can not affect the growth of fattening cattle. Conclusion, Pennisetum hydridum long growth period, high yield, easy processing and silage, it is an important source of beef cattle feed low elevation mountains green and coarse fodder, suitable for large area popularization.%利用皇竹草和抽穗期玉米秸秆青贮料作为能繁母牛、育肥牛的主要青粗饲料开展对比试验。通过120 d饲喂对比试验,饲喂2种不同饲料的能繁母牛受胎率分别为70.37%和76.92%,说明皇竹草和抽穗期玉米秸秆青贮料饲养能繁母牛对其受胎率无明显影响(P>0.05);育肥牛的日增重分别为1294 g/d和1320 g/d,表明利用皇竹草和抽穗期玉米秸秆青贮料育肥肉牛,其生长速度无明显差异(P>0.05)。由于皇竹草在低海拔喀斯特山区易于种植,生长期长,产量高,易于加工和青贮,是低海拔喀斯特山区解决肉牛产业发展中青粗饲料来源的有效途径,适宜大面积推广应用。

  14. Efeito da cobertura morta de milheto (Pennisetum americanum sobre a eficácia do herbicida metribuzin no controle de Ipomoea grandifolia e Sida rhombifolia Effect of Pennisetum americanum mulch in the metribuzin efficacy on the control of Ipomoea grandifolia and Sida rhombifolia

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    M.C. Godoy

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available 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 ocorrência da primeira chuva. Após o preenchimento dos vasos com solo, as plantas daninhas (I. grandifolia e S. rhombifolia foram semeadas superficialmente e, em seguida, cobertas com palha de milheto (8 t ha-1. O delineamento experimental utilizado em ambos os experimentos foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Foram realizadas avaliações visuais de controle (0 a 100%, contagem das plantas daninhas aos 7, 14, 21, 28 e 35 dias após a aplicação (DAA e biomassa seca ao final. Verificou-se controle excelente das duas espécies nos diferentes posicionamentos do herbicida, exceto para I. grandifolia na condição de aplicação em palha úmida, seguido de período seco. Observou-se, ainda, que o herbicida promoveu controle eficaz em pós-emergência e em pré-emergência, mesmo sem ocorrência de chuva após a aplicação. No segundo experimento, constatou-se controle excelente (>96% de I. grandifolia nos os períodos sem chuva de até 7 DAA; nos demais períodos, tal controle foi insatisfatório. Para S. rhombifolia, observou-se controle excelente para os períodos até 14 dias sem ocorrência de chuvas. Para o período de 28 dias, não se obteve controle satisfatório.Two experiments were carried out under greenhouse conditions to evaluate the efficacy of the metribuzin herbicide associated to Pennisetum americanum mulch in the control of the weeds Ipomoea grandifolia and Sida rhombifolia. The treatments in the first experiment were

  15. 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.

    1974-01-01

    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.

  16. Effects of Feeding Treatments with Hybrid Pennisetum Silage on the Hog Production and Meat Quality Parameters%饲喂杂交狼尾草青贮料对猪生产性能和肉质的影响

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    黄水珍

    2015-01-01

    为了研究饲喂酶制剂青贮的杂交狼尾草对公猪和母猪生长性能及肉品质的影响,笔者开展了4种杂交狼尾草青贮处理,组Ⅰ为杂交狼尾草添加麦麸,组Ⅱ为杂交狼尾草添加麦麸和纤维素酶,组Ⅲ为杂交狼尾草添加麦麸和纤维素菌液,组Ⅳ为杂交狼尾草添加麦麸和乳酸菌.将4种方式处理的杂交狼尾草添加至基础日粮中,对照组只饲喂基础日粮,75天后称重计算猪的日增重,将猪屠宰后分别测定宰后1h和宰后24h的pH和肉色,以及宰后24h的肌肉大理石纹和系水力.结果表明:Ⅰ-Ⅳ处理组和CK组的公猪日增重分别比母猪高出7.8%、6.7%、12.2%、1.1%和10.7%;Ⅰ-Ⅳ处理组公猪和母猪平均日增重分别比CK组提高3.31%和5.58%;处理组公猪和母猪的pH1、pH24和肌肉干物质含量与对照组差异不显著(P>0.05),但饲喂杂交狼尾草后公猪的肌肉于物质含量会适当降低,母猪的肌肉干物质含量、肉色1、肉色24和大理石纹值均略有提高.同时肉猪特别是公猪的系水力也会提高,猪肉品质得到改善.这说明饲喂酶制剂青贮的杂交狼尾草既能提高公猪和母猪的日增重,还能改善猪肉品质,这为开发酶制剂青贮的杂交狼尾草猪饲料奠定基础.%In order to study the effect of forages silaged by enzymes preparation on hog growth performance and pork quality,four silage forage feeding treatment groups were used.Hogs in group Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ were fed by basal diet with hybrid Pennisetum adding wheat bran,hybrid Pennisetum adding wheat bran and cellulase,hybrid Pennisetum adding wheat bran and cellulose microorganisms broth and hybrid Pennisetum adding wheat bran and lactobacillus,respectively.Hogs in the control-group (CK) were only fed by the basal diet.The average daily gain (ADG) was calculated after 75 days.Pork pH and color were determined respectively one hour and 24 hours after slaughtered.Muscle marble and water holding

  17. Évaluation participative de nouvelles lignées de mil (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. sélectionnées pour les régions arides tunisiennes

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Participatory varietal selection (PVS method was used to involve peasants from the beginning of the breeding programme in order to create new varieties of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. higher that would be yielding than the traditional cultivars in the arid regions of Tunisia. Methods of participatory research aim at fostering collaboration between farmers and plant breeders. The farmer is no longer considered as a dumb recipient of technology but as full active partner in research. From 2001 to 2003, nine field tests were undertaken in the arid southeastern zone of the country where pearl millet is the dominant cereal during the summer. Lines tested were obtained from the breeding programme of the local populations of pearl millet conducted in the experimental station of IRA Medenine. These lines were the ones best adapted to local conditions and yielding well in the local environments. Our participatory plant breeding programme involved peasants in order to help identify best lines and create varieties that suit local needs and conditions. In the majority of tests, we identified materials which, mainly, meet the peasants needs who used multiple-selection criteria such as early maturity, desease/pest resistance, drought and salt tolerance, more straw, high yield and superior grain quality. However, none of the tested lines showed earlier maturity better the local cultivars over the two evaluation years. Nevertheless, this participatory evaluation exercise allowed us to acquire new knowledge on selection criteria, and encouraged the working team to further develop and expand this programme.

  18. Digestibilidade in vitro/gás de volumosos exclusivos ou combinados avaliados pelo resíduo remanescente da digestão da matéria seca e produção de gás Evaluation of the in vitro/gas digestibility of several mixtures of roughages by digestion residue of dry matter and gas production

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    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a digestibilidade in vitro/gás da matéria seca (MS de quatro volumosos, exclusivos e suas combinações, na proporção de 50% na MS. Foram incubados 100 mg de amostra por tratamento, em triplicatas, em 48 h de digestão. As digestibilidades da MS e a produção de gás foram: cana-de-açúcar = 60,6%, 17,3 mL; cana-de-açúcar + silagem de milho = 63,9%, 19,6 mL; cana-de-açúcar + capim-elefante com 60 dias = 60,5%, 16,9 mL; cana-de-açúcar + capim-elefante com 180 dias = 48,6%, 14,1 mL; silagem de milho = 66,3%; silagem de milho + capim-elefante com 60 dias = 62,1%, 16,7 mL; silagem de milho + capim-elefante com 180 dias = 52,7%, 15,8 mL; capim-elefante com 60 dias = 61,5%, 16,9 mL; capim-elefante com 180 dias = 34,6%, 11,7 mL. Constatou-se que a combinação de volumosos, em alguns casos, pode diminuir a digestibilidade da MS dos volumosos de melhor qualidade.The in vitro/gas dry matter (DM digestibility of four roughages, mixed or not, in proportion of 50% in the DM were evaluated. Samples of 100 mg by treatment, in triplicate, in 48 h of digestion were incubated. The DM digestibilities and gas production were: sugar cane = 60.6%, 17.3 mL; sugar cane + corn silage = 63.9%, 19.6 mL; sugar cane + elephantgrass of 60 days = 60.5%, 16.9 mL; sugar cane + elephantgrass of 180 days = 48.6%, 14.1 mL; corn silage = 66.3%, 19.4 mL; corn silage + elephantgrass of 60 days = 62.1%, 16.7 mL; corn silage + elephantgrass of 180 days = 52.7%, 15.8 mL; elephantgrass of 60 days = 61.5%, 16.9 mL; elephantgrass of 180 days = 34.6%, 11.7 mL. It was verified that the association of these roughages can, in some cases, reduce the DM digestibility of those roughages of better quality.

  19. 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

    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、全株玉米青贮和苜蓿干草构成,3组饲粮营养水平相近. 预试期10 d,正试期60 d. 结果表明:1)与对照组相比,试验Ⅰ组能显著提高瘤胃液氨态氮含量和乙酸含量、乳蛋白率( P0.05),每头牛每天多盈利1.19元. 2)与对照组相比,试验Ⅱ组能显著降低瘤胃液氨态氮含量( P0.05) ,能提高奶牛的DMI和产奶量,差异不显著( P>0.05) ,每头牛每天多盈利2.07元. 由此可知,用禾王草青贮代替适量全株玉米青贮或用禾王草干草代替部分苜蓿干草不会影响奶牛的生产性能,同时会提高牧场奶牛养殖经济效益.%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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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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    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

    2016-08-01

    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. PMID:27206926

  8. Produtividade e composição química de gramíneas tropicais na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco

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    Santos Mércia Virginia Ferreira dos; Dubeux Júnior José Carlos Batista; Silva Maria da Conceição; Santos Stuart Francisco dos; Ferreira Rinaldo Luiz Caraciolo; Mello Alexandre Carneiro Leão de; Farias Iderval; Freitas Erinaldo Viana de

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    O trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o potencial produtivo e a composição química de cinco gramíneas tropicais (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Pioneiro, P. purpureum Schum cv. Mott; Panicum maximum Jacq. cv. Mombaça, P. maximum Jacq cv. Tanzânia e Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst) Stapf. cv. Marandu). Os cortes foram realizados em intervalos de 35 dias e a 40 cm do solo. O cultivar Pioneiro apresentou maior produção de MS (7,35 t/ha/35 dias), quando comparado aos cultivares Mott (5...

  9. Produtividade e composição química de gramíneas tropicais na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco Productivity and chemical composition of tropical grasses in the Forest Zone of Pernambuco

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    Mércia Virginia Ferreira dos Santos; José Carlos Batista Dubeux Júnior; Maria da Conceição Silva; Stuart Francisco dos Santos; Rinaldo Luiz Caraciolo Ferreira; Alexandre Carneiro Leão de Mello; Iderval Farias; Erinaldo Viana de Freitas

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    O trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o potencial produtivo e a composição química de cinco gramíneas tropicais (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. Pioneiro, P. purpureum Schum cv. Mott; Panicum maximum Jacq. cv. Mombaça, P. maximum Jacq cv. Tanzânia e Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst) Stapf. cv. Marandu). Os cortes foram realizados em intervalos de 35 dias e a 40 cm do solo. O cultivar Pioneiro apresentou maior produção de MS (7,35 t/ha/35 dias), quando comparado aos cultivares Mott (5...

  10. 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*

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    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 unstabl...

  11. 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.

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    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 wat...

  12. Substituição do milho Zea mays por milheto Pennisetum americanum em rações para alevinos de carpa-capim Ctenopharyngodon idella - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v27i1.1365 Replacement of corn Zea mays by millet Pennisetum americanum in grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella fingerlings diets - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v27i1.1365

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    Full Text Available O presente experimento com duração de 45 dias foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da substituição do milho Zea mays (0,00%; 33,00%; 66,67% e 100,00% pelo milheto Pennisetum americanum, em rações sobre o desempenho de alevinos de carpa-capim Ctenopharyngodon idella. Foram utilizados 112 alevinos de carpa-capim (0,75 g, distribuídos em 16 tanques-rede (160 L, em um delineamento em blocos casualizados, com 4 tratamentos e 4 repetições. Cada bloco correspondeu a uma caixa de fibrocimento (1.000 L com 4 tanques-rede, onde cada um deles contendo 7 alevinos foi considerado uma unidade experimental. As variáveis avaliadas foram peso final médio, ganho de peso, comprimento final médio, conversão alimentar aparente, fator de condição e taxa de sobrevivência. Não foram observados efeitos da utilização do milheto sobre os parâmetros de desempenho produtivo analisados (p > 0,01. Os valores médios de temperatura, pH, condutividade elétrica e oxigênio dissolvido durante o período experimental foram de 24,5 ± 1,39ºC; 7,51 ± 0,32; 0,16 ± 0,01 µS/cm e 6,04 ± 1,28 mg/L, respectivamente. Conclui-se que o milheto pode ser incluído na ração para alevinos de C. idella em até 33,7%, substituindo totalmente o milho sem afetar o desempenho dos animaisThe present experiment was carried out to evaluate the effects of the replacement of corn Zea. Mays (0.00%; 33.00%; 66.67% e 100.00% by millet P. americanum in grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella fingerlings diets, during a 45 days period. One hundred and twelve carp grass fingerlings (0.75 g were used, distributed in 16 net ponds (160 L, in randomized blocks with four treatments and four replicates. Each block corresponded to one fiber cement tank (1000 L with four net ponds. Each net pond containing seven grass carp fingerlings was considered one experimental unit. The variables evaluated were: mean weight, mean weight gain, mean length, outward feed conversion, condition

  13. 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.

  14. Consumo, digestibilidade e estimativa do valor energético de alguns volumosos por meio da composição química

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    Patrícia Regina de Souza Siqueira Campos; Sebastião de Campos Valadares Filho; Edenio Detmann; Paulo Roberto Cecon; Maria Ignez Leão; Bruno Barcelos Lucchi; Shirley Motta de Souza; Odilon Gomes Pereira

    2010-01-01

    Avaliou-se o consumo, a digestibilidade dos nutrientes e o teor de nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT) da cana-de­açúcar e das silagens de capim-elefante, de milho e de sorgo em ovinos. Além disso, estimou-se o teor de NDT de acordo com o sistema de equações proposto pelo NRC (2001). Foram utilizados 20 ovinos, sem raça definida, machos, castrados, alojados em gaiolas de metabolismo, distribuídos em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, sendo quatro tratamentos (volumosos) e cinco repetiç...

  15. 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

  16. 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.

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

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    Aroeira Luiz Januário Magalhães; Lopes Fernando César Ferraz; Soares João Paulo Guimarães; Deresz Fermino; Verneque Rui da Silva; Arcuri Pedro Braga; Matos Leovegildo Lopes de

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    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 d...

  18. 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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    affected. Sequence alignments and Blast searches showed that the phytoplasma causing NGSD in Uganda belonged to the phytoplasma group 16SrXI, with single nucleotide sequence variants in a few districts. Therefore, there is a need for development of an area wide NGSD management strategy to contain......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...

  19. New species, new records and re-description of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) from India.

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    Zeity, Mahran; Srinivasa, N; Gowda, C Chinnamade

    2016-01-01

    Two species of Tetranychidae (Acari), Oligonychus neotylus sp. nov. from Zea mays and Pennisetum purpureum (Poaceae) and Tetranychus hirsutus sp. nov. from Gymnema sylvestre R. Br. (Apocynaceae) are described from Karnataka state, south India. Tetranychus bambusae Wang and Ma is recorded for the first time from India and re-described. Four other species are reported for the first time from India viz., Oligonychus coniferarum (McGregor), Oligonychus duncombei Meyer, Tetranychus marianae McGregor and Tetranychus okinawanus Ehara from Cupressus sp., an undetermined grass, Centrosema pubescens and Adenium obesum, respectively. PMID:27394311

  20. 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

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    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.

  1. EDADES DE COSECHA EN CAPRINOS

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    Pablo Andr\\u00E9s Chac\\u00F3n-Hern\\u00E1ndez

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la edad del pasto Pennisetum purpureum cv. king grass, a la cual los caprinos presentan un mayor consumo y aprovechamiento de nutrientes. El experimento se llevó a cabo durante el segundo semestre del 2007 en la Estación Experimental Alfredo Volio Mata de la Universidad de Costa Rica, ubicada a 1542 msnm. Se obtuvo la cantidad de pasto Pennisetum purpureum cv. king grass producida a los 60, 75 y 90 días de rebrote, consumida por caprinos (peso promedio 45 kg de las razas Saanen Lamancha y Toggenburg, distribuidas en un cuadrado latino con tres repeticiones. El mayor consumo de materia verde se obtuvo cuando el forraje fue cosechado a 60 días (p0,05. Se observó una disminución gradual en el consumo de materia seca y proteína cruda conforme aumentó la edad de cosecha y la proporción de tallos en el forraje; mientras que la fibra neutro detergente y la fibra ácido detergente se comportaron de manera contraria. A menor edad del material y mayor relación hoja:tallo, las cabras aumentaron el consumo de forraje y el aprovechamiento de los nutrientes del mismo.

  2. Aplicações da curva de resistência no controle da qualidade física de um solo sob pastagem Applications of the resistance curve in the control of the physical quality of soils under grass

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    SILVIA IMHOFF; ALVARO PIRES DA SILVA; CÁSSIO ANTONIO TORMENA

    2000-01-01

    A degradação da qualidade física do solo pode estar associada com a compactação causada pelo pisoteio dos animais. A resistência do solo à penetração (RP) é um parâmetro físico utilizado para estabelecer o grau de compactação do solo. Contudo, esta varia com a umidade (teta) e densidade do solo (Ds). O objetivo deste trabalho foi obter a curva de resistência do solo e utilizá-la na avaliação da qualidade física do solo num sistema de pastejo intensivo rotacionado de capim-elefante. A curva de...

  3. Valores de digestibilidade de alimentos volumosos para eqüinos Values of digestibility of forage feeds for equines

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    Danilo Mariano Figueiredo; Kleber Villela Araújo; José Augusto de Freitas Lima; Elias Tadeu Fialho; Eliane Sayuri Miyagi

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    Quatro ensaios de metabolismo foram realizados para obter informações sobre os valores de digestibilidade dos nutrientes na alimentação de eqüinos. Cavalos castrados, sem raça definida, com idade média de seis anos de idade foram usados. Nos experimentos foram testados: (1) cana-de-açúcar, (2) combinação de 59,0% de cana-de-açúcar e 41,0% de milho grão inteiro, (3) capim-elefante e (4) cana-de-açúcar com 1,5 % de uréia. O consumo médio de MS foi de 0,89; 1,11; 2,02; e 1,03% PV para cana-de-aç...

  4. Valores de digestibilidade de alimentos volumosos para eqüinos Values of digestibility of forage feeds for equines

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    Danilo Mariano Figueiredo

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Quatro ensaios de metabolismo foram realizados para obter informações sobre os valores de digestibilidade dos nutrientes na alimentação de eqüinos. Cavalos castrados, sem raça definida, com idade média de seis anos de idade foram usados. Nos experimentos foram testados: (1 cana-de-açúcar, (2 combinação de 59,0% de cana-de-açúcar e 41,0% de milho grão inteiro, (3 capim-elefante e (4 cana-de-açúcar com 1,5 % de uréia. O consumo médio de MS foi de 0,89; 1,11; 2,02; e 1,03% PV para cana-de-açúcar, cana-de-açúcar mais milho grão inteiro, capim-elefante e cana-de-açúcar mais uréia, respectivamente. Os valores de energia digestível para cana-de-açúcar, cana-de-açúcar mais milho grão inteiro, cana-de-açúcar mais uréia e capim-elefante foram 2361, 3382, 2060 e 1182 kcal/kg MS, respectivamente. Cana-de-açúcar e cana-de-açúcar mais milho grão inteiro são boas fontes alternativas de alimentos para os eqüinos. O capim-elefante e a adição de 1,5% de uréia a cana-de-açúcar apresentaram menor potencial nutricional como volumoso na alimentação de cavalos adultos.Four metabolism assays were carried out to btain information on the nutrient digestibility of horses feeding. Geldings without definite breed, with average of six years of age, were used. In the experiments were tested: (1 sugar cane; (2 a combination of 59.0% of sugar cane and 41.0% of whole corn grain; (3 elephant grass; (4 and sugar cane with 1.5% of urea. The average DM intake was .89, 1.11, 2.02 and 1.03% LW for sugar cane, sugar cane plus whole corn grain, elephant grass, and sugar cane plus urea, respectively. The values of the digestible energy for sugar cane, sugar cane plus whole corn grain, sugar cane plus urea and elephant grass were 2361, 3382, 2060 and 1182 kcal/kg DM, respectively. The sugar cane and sugar cane plus whole corn grain are good alternative sources of feed for equines. The elephant grass and addition of 1.5% of urea in sugar

  5. Determinação do valor energético de alimentos para ruminantes pelo sistema de equações Determination of energy value of feed for ruminants by equations system

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    Vicente Ribeiro Rocha Júnior; Sebastião de Campos Valadares Filho; Álan Maia Borges; Karla Alves Magalhães; Camila Celeste Brandão Ferreira; Rilene Ferreira Diniz Valadares; Mário Fonseca Paulino

    2003-01-01

    Neste trabalho objetivou-se avaliar o sistema de equações na determinação dos valores de NDT de seis alimentos volumosos (silagem de milho, cana-de-açúcar com 1% de uréia, feno de capim-coastcross 1, feno de capim-coastcross 2, silagem pré-secada de capim-tifton e capim-elefante) e de 12 alimentos concentrados (fubá de milho, grão de sorgo moído, gérmen de milho, farelo de trigo, farelo de arroz integral, farelo de babaçu, farelo de soja, farelo de algodão, caroço de algodão, glúten de milho,...

  6. Desempenho de cordeiros Texel x Bergamácia, Texel x Santa Inês e Santa Inês puros, terminados em confinamento, alimentados com casca de café como parte da dieta

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    Garcia Iraides Ferreira Furusho; Olalquiaga Perez Juan Ramón; Teixeira Júlio César; Barbosa Cristina Maria Pacheco

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    RESUMO - O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho de cordeiros e cordeiras cruzas Texel x Bergamácia (T x B), Texel x Santa Inês (T x S) e Santa Inês (SI) puros. Trinta e seis animais foram confinados individualmente, durante um período de 50 dias, recebendo, além de silagem de capim elefante, três dietas: A = sem casca de café (controle), B = com casca de café in natura e C = com casca de café tratada com uréia e grão de soja moído. Os animais foram abatidos com idade média de 180 ...

  7. Determinação do valor energético de alimentos para ruminantes pelo sistema de equações

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    Rocha Júnior Vicente Ribeiro; Valadares Filho Sebastião de Campos; Borges Álan Maia; Magalhães Karla Alves; Ferreira Camila Celeste Brandão; Valadares Rilene Ferreira Diniz; Paulino Mário Fonseca

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    Neste trabalho objetivou-se avaliar o sistema de equações na determinação dos valores de NDT de seis alimentos volumosos (silagem de milho, cana-de-açúcar com 1% de uréia, feno de capim-coastcross 1, feno de capim-coastcross 2, silagem pré-secada de capim-tifton e capim-elefante) e de 12 alimentos concentrados (fubá de milho, grão de sorgo moído, gérmen de milho, farelo de trigo, farelo de arroz integral, farelo de babaçu, farelo de soja, farelo de algodão, caroço de algodão, glúten de milho,...

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

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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.

  11. Potential of tropical plants to exert defaunating effects on the rumen and to reduce methane production

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    This paper summarises the principal results obtained in Cuba concerning the potential of different tropical plants to exert defaunating effects in the rumen and to reduce methane (CH4) production. The plants studied were Sapindus saponaria, Morus alba, Trichanthera gigantea, Tithonia diversifolia, Gliricidia sepium Leucaena leucocephala, Stizolobium aterrimun and Arachis pintoi. Grasses used as forage in the assays to obtain grass:foliage mixtures were Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115 or Star grass (Cynodon nlemfuensis). The experiments were conducted using an in vitro system. Gases produced in the fermentation process were collected at intervals of 4, 8, 12 and 24 h and CH4 production was determined by gas chromatography. Phytochemical analyses indicated the presence of tannins, saponins and others secondary compounds. Enterolobium and Leucaena had a high content of tannins and moderate levels of saponins. Morus contained moderate amounts of saponins. The inclusion of 15% Leucaena and Gliricidia, 20% Sapindus and Arachis as well as 40% S. aterrimum, negatively affected protozoal populations. The inclusion of 25% Sapindus, Morus and Trichantera foliages using P. purpureum as the pasture base reduced CH4 production significantly. The results suggest that the use of trees and shrubs to supplement low quality forages seems appropriate for reducing CH4 production and improving animal nutrition in tropical areas. (author)

  12. 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.

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

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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.

  14. 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。

  15. The nitrogen biological fixing as support for renewable energy production; A fixacao biologica de nitrogenio como suporte para a producao de energia renovavel

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    Quesada, Diego Mureb; Frade, Catia; Resende, Alexander; Polidoro, Jose Carlos; Reis, Veronica Massena; Boddey, Robert; Alves, Bruno Jose Rodrigues; Urquiaga, Segundo [EMBRAPA, Seropedica, RJ (Brazil). Setor de Agrobiologia; Xavier, Deise [EMBRAPA, Juiz de Fora, MG (Brazil). Gado de Leite

    2000-07-01

    Recently, rapid-growing grasses which possess the C4 photosynthetic pathway such as Miscanthus and Pennisetum spp. have been considered as prime candidates for the production of bio-fuels. In the case of Pennisetum purpureum (Elephant grass) and related hybrids, the genotypes studied until now have generally been selected for high production of forage for cattle under high N fertiliser additions. For forage production it is desirable that the tissues have high protein content. However, for biomass production the priority should be for carbon accumulation and the highest possible biomass production per unit of applied fertiliser. The manufacture of N fertiliser involves a very high cost in terms of fossil energy, and if large additions are made the grass biomass produced may have only a little more (or even less) calorific value than that utilised in the manufacture of the fertiliser. This completely negates the prime objective of bio fuel production which the replacement of energy derived from non-renewable fossil sources with that derived from solar radiation. Recently the team headed by Dr Johanna Doebereiner at EMBRAPA Agrobiologia have shown that several tropical grasses (including sugar cane and elephant grass) are able to obtain significant quantities of N through the action of associated endo phytic N{sub 2}-fixing bacteria. Derived from this line of reasoning a study is being conducted in the field to select appropriate genotypes of Pennisetum purpureum which are efficient is biomass production in soil of very low N fertility. In the first stage four genotypes have been selected : Gramafante, Cameroon, BAG 02 and Roxo, which have been the most productive over a 5 year period without N fertiliser addition.A complementary study is underway to evaluate biomass production and quantify the N{sub 2} fixation input. Preliminary results are promising and show that these materials produce well without N fertiliser application a with a contribution of approximately

  16. AGROMORPHOLOGICAL VARIABILITY OF PEARL MILLET (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br. CULTIVARS GROWN IN BENIN

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    Rollande Aladé Dagba

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    Full Text Available The agromorphological variability between various pearl millet cultivars was evaluated to examine the structure of millet in Benin Republic. Therefore, Forty-two (42 cultivars of pearl millet were collected from four agro-ecological areas viz North Extreme Zone (AEZ1, cotton Zone of northern (AEZ2, Food Zone of South-Borgou (AEZ3 and West-Atacora Zone (AEZ4 of Benin Republic. The experimentation was conducted on Ahossougbéta farm in the town Abomey-Calaviby using alpha lattice design in order to access thirty-three (33 agromorphological characters (seventeen (17 quantitative and sixteen (16 qualitative characters. The canonical discriminant analysis, principal component analysis and hierarchical ascendant classification has identified three morphological classes based on 16 quantitative traits and 8 qualitative discriminating Wilks'Lambda (P<0.0001. According to vegetative cycle, agroecological zones and botanical race, the distribution of cultivars has regrouped the three classes in two great groups of importance for the improvement of the millet resources.The first one group established withthe early cultivars (58.33% to yellow grain (83.33%, long candle (58.23 cm Valeur test +5.23 with low seed production characteristics (P1000 = 8.68 g Vt – 4.64. Itresults from ZAE1 ( 83 % and ZAE2 ( 17% and belong to globosum, typhoides and leonis races.

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

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    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.

  18. Mutation breeding for resistance to downy mildew and ergot in Pennisetum and to Ascochyta in chickpea

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    The mutational rectification of the susceptible male steriles of otherwise food yield, and the pollen parents in pearl millet of the released hybrids has been completed successfully. The reconstituted hybrids were tested in National Coordination trials and one of them (NHB5) has been released for All-India cultivation during 1975. They were also tested in more than 2000 trials all over India in farmers' fields. The yield level of the released hybrid (NHB5) based on trials during the past four seasons is 19.2 Q/ha in 232 trials as compared to 14.5 Q/ha of HB-3 (old) based on 221 trials. Biochemical analysis of seedlings of the mutant male steriles resistant to downy mildew and their normal counterparts indicated larger peroxidase activity of high electrophoretic mobility in the resistant ones. In the trials of the reconstituted hybrids along with their normal counterparts the new hybrids proved at least as good in yield even in the absence of the disease in virulent form. Mutational rectification of the male sterile lines and pollen parents could be shown to provide resistance with wide adaptation. Nearly 400 tons of hybrid seed from mutational rectified parents has replaced the earlier hybrids and will cover an area of 80,000 ha in 1976 alone. The low incidence of downy mildew in the male sterile developed from the mutation breeding is likely to be horizontal resistance of greater stability. The M2 generation of chickpea showed appropriate skewed distribution of means for several of the 17 characters studied, including flowering time and yield

  19. Identification of genes differentially expressed during apomictic and sexual development in buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare)

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    Apomixis, an asexual method of reproduction through seeds with the absence of meiosis and fertilization holds great potential for plant breeding and hybrid seed production. Buffelgrass, an apomictic forage grass, has well characterized apomictic, facultative and sexual accessions to study apomictic...

  20. 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.

  1. 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)

  2. 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

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    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

  3. 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

  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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    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. 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

  8. 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

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    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

  9. 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

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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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  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. 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.

  17. Respuesta fotosintética del pasto kikuyo (pennisetum clandestinum) en pisos térmicos contrastantes

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    Hernandez, Erika A; Mejía de Tafur, Maria Sara; Durán C., Carlos Vicente

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    El cambio climático es un proceso de alteración a largo plazo de las condiciones promedio asociadas con las variables que determinan el clima de la tierra, incluidas las variaciones en la composición química de la atmósfera terrestre y todas las características del ambiente que constituyen el clima (temperatura, humedad, nubosidad, precipitación) (Martínez et al., 2009). La adaptación de las plantas forrajeras a este cambio es un tema importante y complejo que presenta desafíos, principalment...

  18. 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.

  19. Change in growth performance of crossbred (Ankole × Jersey) dairy heifers fed on forage grass diets supplemented with commercial concentrates.

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    Mutimura, Mupenzi; Ebong, Cyprian; Rao, Idupulapati Madhusudana; Nsahlai, Ignatius Verla

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    Rearing heifers for dairy cow replacement is a challenge in smallholder dairy farms in the tropics due to feed shortage. The objective of this study was to evaluate Brachiaria hybrid cultivar Mulato II as a forage resource for improving growth performance of dairy heifers under cut-and-carry feeding system in Rwanda. Sixteen crossbred (Ankole × Jersey) heifers (mean weight 203 ± 35 kg) were randomly allocated to two dietary treatments viz: Mulato II with 2 kg/day of commercial concentrates (MCC) and Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) with the same supplement (NCC), for a period of 12 weeks. Mineral lick and water were provided ad libitum. Daily feed intake and fortnightly live weight were measured. Average daily gains and feed conversion ratio (FCR) were calculated. Results showed that absolute daily dry matter intake (g DMI/day) and relative intake (g/kg of metabolic body weight--BW(0.75)) were higher in heifers fed on MCC than in heifers fed on NCC (P heifers (P > 0.05). Average daily weight gain (ADWG) also not differed significantly (P > 0.05). Based on numerical body weight changes and nutritive values, Mulato II showed potential to be integrated into local cut-and-carry feeding systems for better heifer rearing to facilitate dairy cow replacement. PMID:26888207

  20. Forage production of elephant grass under intermittent stocking

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    Carla Silva Chaves

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the dry matter production of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum genotypes, managed under intermittent stocking. A completely randomized design was used, with two genotypes and three replicates. The treatments consisted of factorial combinations (2x2x2 of genotypes ('BRS Kurumi' and the clone CNPGL 00‑1‑3, two light interception levels (LI at the onset of grazing (90 and 95%, and two post‑grazing canopy heights (30 and 50 cm. A total of 24 Holstein x Zebu crossbred heifers were used. The stocking density varied in order to finish the grazing periods in two days. The interval between the defoliation, based on 95% LI, resulted in a higher leaf mass per grazing cycle. The post‑grazing height of 30 cm did not affect the number of grazing cycles but provided a greater herbage accumulation rate. The cultivar BRS Kurumi has higher pasture growth, lower rest period, and greater number of grazing cycles, which results in increased forage production in the growing season.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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)

  5. Steers performance in dwarf elephant grass pastures alone or mixed with Arachis pintoi.

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    Crestani, Steben; Ribeiro Filho, Henrique Mendonça Nunes; Miguel, Marcolino Frederico; de Almeida, Edison Xavier; Santos, Flávio Augusto Portela

    2013-08-01

    The inclusion of legumes in pasture reduces the need for mineral nitrogen applications and the pollution of groundwater; however, the agronomic and animal husbandry advantages with tropical legumes are still little known. The objective of this study was to quantify the effect of the use of forage peanut (Arachis pintoi cv. Amarillo) in dwarf elephant grass pastures (Pennisetum purpureum cv. BRS Kurumi) on forage intake and animal performance. The experimental treatments were dwarf elephant grass fertilized with 200 kg N/ha, and dwarf elephant grass mixed with forage peanut without mineral fertilizers. The animals used for the experiment were 12 Charolais steers (body weight (BW) = 288 ± 5.2 kg) divided into four lots (two per treatment). Pastures were managed under intermittent stocking with an herbage allowance of 5.4 kg dry matter of green leaves/100 kg BW. Dry matter intake (mean = 2.44% BW), the average daily gain (mean = 0.76 kg), and the stocking rate (mean = 3.8 AU/ha) were similar between the studied pastures, but decreased drastically in last grazing cycle with the same herbage allowance. The presence of peanut in dwarf elephant grass pastures was enough to sustain the stocking rate, but did not allow increasing forage intake and animal performance. PMID:23413007

  6. Costs of elephant grass gasification for rural electric power generation; Custos da gaseificacao de graminea para eletrificacao rural

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    Fernandes, Marcelo Cortes; Sanchez, Caio Glauco; Angulo, Mario Barriga [Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Mecanica. Dept. de Engenharia Termica e de Fluidos

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    Biomass gasification is an sustainable option for energy supply, which presents low pollutants emission rate and allows - through the global cycle of growing and consumption of feedstock (vegetables), a balance between consumption and production of carbonic gas, preventing an increase of the carbonic gas levels in the atmosphere. Fluidized bed gasification is a means to increase the energetic use of biomass. A gasifier was built with internal diameter of 400 mm and total height of 4600 mm . The equipment was tested for gasification of elephant-grass (Pennisetum purpureum) at a 100 kg/h rate. It was evaluated an adequate diesel-electric-generator to work at hybrid regime, using 70% biomass gas and 30% diesel. With the equipment's construction costs, could be made a first economic feasibility assessment on the pilot-plant to produce electricity by grass gasification (elephant-grass) at rural communities. The annual cost of the investment was estimated. The cost of electricity was calculated as a function of the capital cost and the diesel price. The methods and equations for economic assessment are presented. This study found values between 0,16 and 0,23 R$/kWh for the produced electricity, what points towards the feasibility of this project. (author)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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    Lucélia Alves Macedo

    2014-12-01

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  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. 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

  14. 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

    2007-01-01

    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.

  15. DISTRIBUTION AND DIVERSITY OF FUSARIUM SPECIES ASSOCIATED WITH GRASSES IN TEN STATES THROUGHOUT PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

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    NUR AIN IZZATI, M.Z

    2009-01-01

    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.

  16. 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)

  17. 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.

  18. Evaluation of the metabolizable energy value for growing lambs of the Mucuna pruriens seed and the whole pod.

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    García-Galván, Adan; Belmar-Casso, Roberto; Sarmiento-Franco, Luis; Sandoval-Castro, Carlos Alfredo

    2012-04-01

    Whole pod and seeds of velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) were included in diets for growing sheep used to validate previously estimated ME values of 9.7 MJ and 12.6 MJ for whole pod and seed respectively. Twenty-four lambs, 15 females and nine males of 18.7 ± 2.4 kg average weight, were allocated in three treatments using a completely randomized block design with eight replicates per treatment. Each group was given a diet with a ratio of 60% of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) and 40% of a supplement with the addition of 0%, 50% whole pod or 66% of M. pruriens seeds, for TI, TII and TIII respectively. Diets were formulated to meet the requirements for 100-g daily live weight gain (LWG). The total dry matter intake (836 g a(-1) d(-1), forage + supplement), LWG (90 g a(-1) d(-1)) and feed conversion (9.66 kg DM/kg LWG) of lambs from TIII were lower (P 0.05) between TI and TII in the three evaluated variables. The ME values of whole pod and seeds of M. pruriens used in this work were validated. It was concluded that M. pruriens can be included as a component in diets for growing sheep, as a partial replacement of conventional feedstuffs. PMID:21909932

  19. 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;

    2005-07-01

    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.

  20. A novel approach for monitoring genetically engineered microorganisms by using artificial, stable RNAs

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    Pitulle, C.; Hedenstierna, K. O.; Fox, G. E.

    1995-01-01

    Further improvements in technology for efficient monitoring of genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs) in the environment are needed. Technology for monitoring rRNA is well established but has not generally been applicable to GEMs because of the lack of unique rRNA target sequences. In the work described herein, it is demonstrated that a deletion mutant of a plasmid-borne Vibrio proteolyticus 5S rRNA gene continues to accumulate to high levels in Escherichia coli although it is no longer incorporated into 70S ribosomes. This deletion construct was subsequently modified by mutagenesis to create a unique recognition site for the restriction endonuclease BstEII, into which new sequences could be readily inserted. Finally, a novel 17-nucleotide identifier sequence from Pennisetum purpureum was embedded into the construct to create an RNA identification cassette. The artificial identifier RNA, expressed from this cassette in vivo, accumulated in E. coli to levels comparable to those of wild-type 5S rRNA without being seriously detrimental to cell survival in laboratory experiments and without entering the ribosomes. These results demonstrate that artificial, stable RNAs containing sequence segments remarkably different from those present in any known rRNA can be designed and that neither the deleted sequence segment nor ribosome incorporation is essential for accumulation of an RNA product.

  1. Preferencias de consumo de cuatro forrajes por venado cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus mantenidos en cautiverio en Yucatan

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    Israel Fernando Castillo-López

    2011-02-01

    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

  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. 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

    2015-04-01

    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.

  5. The effect of secondary compounds on the rumen microbial population structure measured by 16S rRNA and 18S rRNA

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    Full text: Plant secondary compounds in the forages have an important role in determining forage quality. A method for evaluating their effects on microbial population structure was carried out using the in vitro gas syringe system followed by extraction of RNA and gel separation of 16S rRNA and 18S rRNA. Quantification of 16S rRNA and 18S rRNA bands indicated the prokaryote and eukaryote populations, respectively. Five types of plant materials, i.e. Nothopanax scutellarium (Mangkokan) leaves, Morinda citrifolia (Mengkudu) fruit, Sapindus rarak (lerak) fruit and two types of Sesbania sesban leaves (hgh saponin and low saponin) were tested and Pennisetum purpureum (rumput gajah, Indonesian name) was used as a control roughage. Presence of saponin in these plant materials was determined qualitatively by thin layer chromatography. Eukaryote population was found to be significantly affected by the above plant materials. Both types of S. sesban leaves caused total elimination of eukaryotes. S. rarak reduced both eukaryote and prokaryote populations. The observed inhibition of eukaryote population might be due to the presence of saponin in these plant materials. In another experiment, a methanol extract of S. rarak which contained saponin was included and its effect on in vitro fermentation of P. purpureum was evaluated. The results showed that at higher levels of inclusion of S. rarak methanol extract, eukaroytes were totally eliminated. Comparison was made between microbial mass calculated based on difference between apparent undigested residue and true undigested residue and microbial mass calculations based on 16S rRNA and 18S rRNA. Microbial mass calculated by difference method was much higher than the microbial mass calculated on the basis of 16S rRNA and 18S rRNA. The quantification of RNA can be a useful and rapid technique for an accurate assessment of the effect of new forage materials on the microbial population structure. Other parameters from in vitro

  6. Produtividade de sistemas forrageiros consorciados com leguminosas

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    M.S. Diehl

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar três sistemas forrageiros (SF com capim elefante (CE + azevém (AZ + espécies de crescimento espontâneo (ECE; CE + AZ + ECE + amendoim forrageiro (AM; e CE + AZ + ECE + trevo vermelho (TV, usando-se a mesma área, sob pastejo rotacionado, no decorrer do ano agrícola. O CE foi estabelecido em linhas afastadas a cada 4m. No período hibernal, fez-se o estabelecimento do AZ entre as linhas do CE; o TV foi semeado e o AM foi preservado, considerando-se os respectivos SF. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente ao acaso, com três tratamentos (SF, duas repetições (piquetes e avaliações independentes (ciclos de pastejos. Para avaliação, foram utilizadas vacas da raça Holandesa em lactação, que receberam suplementação alimentar com concentrado à razão de 1% do peso corporal/dia. Foram avaliados a massa de forragem, os componentes botânicos do pasto e estruturais do CE e a taxa de lotação. Durante o período experimental, foram efetuados oito ciclos de pastejo. Sistemas forrageiros que envolvem gramíneas e leguminosas de diferentes ciclos proporcionam a utilização da área durante todo o ano agrícola em pastejo rotativo com bovinos leiteiros. Considerando-se a predominância das avaliações em cada pastejo, os sistemas forrageiros consorciados apresentam melhor resultado tanto paras as variáveis de massa de forragem quanto para a taxa de lotação.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

    2008-08-01

    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

  11. Potential of tropical plants to exerting defaunating effects on the rumen and to reduce the methane production

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    The objective of this work is to present a summary of the principal results obtained in Cuba in relation with the potential of different tropical plants used as animal feed, with possibilities of exerting defaunating effects on the rumen and to reduce the methane production. The assays were carried out in areas of the Institute of Animal Science located in 22 deg 53' of north latitude and 82 deg 02' western, 92 m over level sea. The plants studied were Sapindo saponaria, Morus alba, Trichanthera gigantea, Tithonia diversifolia, Gliricidia sepium,Leucaena leucocephala, Stysolobium aterrimun and Arachis pintoi. The leaves with petioles and young stems were collected simulating animal selection. Grasses used as forage in the assays to obtain mixes of grass: foliages were Pennisetum purpureum Cuba CT-115 or Star grass (Cynodon nlemfuensis). Phytochemistry screening was carried out. The experiments were conducted in vitro system. Rumen fluid was strained as inoculum from two rumen-fistulated crossbreed Zebu steer fed low quality forage. To determine methane production, the mixture of gases in the fermentative process was collected in each time at interval of 4, 8, 12 and 24 hours and the methane production were determined by flame ionization in gas chromatograph. The phytochemical analysis indicated the presence of tannins, saponins and others secondary compounds with antiprotozoal and antimethanogenic properties. It is believed that saponins, tannins and other secondary compounds present in many plants have effects of suppressing the methane production, reducing rumen protozoa counts, and changing rumen fermentation patterns (1). Enterolobium and Leucaena show high content of tannins and moderate levels of saponins. Morus alba presented moderate presence of saponins and triterpenes, while the content of secondary metabolites in Tithonia and Gliricidia were not very high. Studies in relation with the effect of inclusion of the foliages in the diet of grass forage on

  12. 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

    2012-11-01

    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

  13. SEED GERMINATION AND PLANT DEVELOPMENT IN Escobedia grandiflora (OROBANCHACEAE: EVIDENCE OF OBLIGATE HEMIPARASITISM?

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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

  14. CARCASS AND MEAT CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUNG STEERS AND HEIFERS, FINISHED WITH SUPPLEMENTATION ON CULTIVATED PASTURE CARACTERÍSTICAS DE CARCAÇA E DA CARNE DE NOVILHOS E NOVILHAS SUPERJOVENS, TERMINADOS COM SUPLEMENTAÇÃO EM PASTAGEM CULTIVADA

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    Fabiano Nunes Vaz

    2010-04-01

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    The objective of the study was to evaluate the carcass and meat characteristics of young castrated steers and heifers. Twelve animals of each sex were used, fed during growth with energetic supplementation on Lolium multiflorum + Avena strigosa cultivated pasture, and finished on Pennisetum purpureum, and slaughtered at fourteen months of age. Farm live weight hot carcass and weight were higher for steers, being of 365.8 and 203.4 kg, respectively, than for heifers being 310.3 and 168.6 kg, in the same order.  Males were superior in carcass length (118.1 vs. 111.3 cm, leg length (69.2 vs. 64.1 cm and in the longissimus dorsi area (58.0 vs. 52.4 cm2. No difference was observed for subcutaneous fat thickness, but heifers showed meat with better marbling (5.58 points than the males (3.67 points. No differences for sensorial and organoleptical characteristics were observed between the two sexes. In conclusion,   excepting relation to weight, young heifers have carcass and meat characteristics similar to males.

    KEY WORDS: Beef cattle, Hereford x Nellore, meat tenderness, cultivated pasture, sex.

    Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar as características de carcaça e da carne de novilhos castrados e novilhas superjovens. Foram usados doze animais de cada sexo, recriados com suplementação energética sobre pastagem cultivada de Lolium multiflorum + Avena strigosa e terminados em pastagem cultivada de Pennisetum purpureum, onde permaneceram até o abate aos quatorze meses de idade. Os pesos de fazenda e de carcaça quente foram superiores nos machos, sendo de 365,8 e 203,4 kg, respectivamente, enquanto as fêmeas apresentaram 310,3 e 168,6 kg, citados na mesma ordem. Os machos foram superiores nos comprimentos de carcaça (118,1 vs. 111,3 cm e de perna (69,2 vs. 64,1 cm e na área de Longissimus dorsi (58,0 vs. 52,4 cm². Não houve diferença na espessura de gordura subcutânea da carcaça, mas as fêmeas apresentaram carne mais

  15. Digestibilidade in vitro e in situ de três forrageiras tropicais colhidas manualmente e por vacas fistuladas no esôfago = In vitro and in situ digestibility of three tropical forages collected manually and by esophageal fistulated cows

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    Edmundo Benedetii

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a digestibilidade in vitro (DIV e in situ da matéria seca (MS e “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 colhidasmanualmente 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 esophagealfistulated 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

  16. 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

  17. Phosphorus transformation in poultry litter and litter-treated Oxisol of Brazil assessed by 31P-NMR and wet chemical fractionation

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    César Roriz de Souza

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    Full Text Available Large quantities of poultry litter are being produced in Brazil, which contain appreciable amounts of phosphorus (P that could be of environmental concern. To assess the immediate environmental threat, five poultry litters composed of diverse bedding material were incubated for 43 days under greenhouse conditions. The litters consisted of: coffee bean husk (CH; wood chips (WC; rice husk (RH; ground corn cobs (CC and ground napier grass (NG (Pennisetum purpureum Schum., in which the change in forms of soluble P was evaluated using 31P NMR spectroscopy. On average, 80.2 and 19.8 % of the total P in the extract, respectively, accounted for the inorganic and organic forms before incubation and 48 % of the organic P was mineralized to inorganic P in 43 days of incubation. Wide variation in the organic P mineralization rate (from 82 % -WC to 4 % - NG was observed among litters. Inorganic orthophosphate (99.9 % and pyrophosphate (0.1 % were the only inorganic P forms, whereas the organic P forms orthophosphate monoesters (76.3 % and diester (23.7 % were detected. Diester P compounds were mineralized almost completely in all litters, except in the CH litter, within the incubation period. Pyrophosphates contributed with less than 0.5% and remained unaltered during the incubation period. Wood-chip litter had a higher organic P (40 % content and a higher diester: monoester ratio; it was therefore mineralized rapidly, within the first 15 days, achieving steady state by the 29th day. Distinct mineralization patterns were observed in the litter when incubated with a clayey Oxisol. The substantial decrease observed in the organic P fraction (Po of the litter types followed the order: CH (45 % > CC (25 % > RH (13 % ≈ NG (12 % > WC (5 %, whereas the Pi fraction increased. Incubation of RH litter in soil slowed down the mineralization of organic P.

  18. Towards an assessment of on-farm niches for improved forages in Sud-Kivu, DR Congo

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    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.

  19. Global climate niche estimates for bioenergy crops and invasive species of agronomic origin: potential problems and opportunities.

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    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

  20. Effect of type of food supplement on the reproductive and growth performances of cane rats (Tryonomys swinderianus)

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    Full text: Cane rat (Tryonomys swinderianus) is a wild rodent hunted in West Africa for its meat and its estimated that 80 million are killed each year. This species will soon be extinguished if nothing is done to ensure its survival. Domestication attempts have not been as successful as desired due to paucity of information on its nutritional and reproduction requirements. An experiment was carried out in the teaching and experimental farm of the University of Dschang between July 2007 and April 2008, to evaluate the effect of food supplement type on the reproductive and growth performances of cane rats. Twenty-six female cane rats: 11 primiparous and 15 multiparous (1.5 to 3.0 kg Body weight) were used for this study. The 26 female cane rats were randomly distributed to four treatment diets i.e. T0 (permanently fed a mixture of maize and wheat bran), T1 (permanently fed a complete diet), T2 (fed maize and wheat bran until detection of gestation and a complete diet onwards) or T3 (fed maize and wheat bran for 50 d after detection of gestation and a complete diet onwards). These animals received in addition to the basal diet (Pennisetum purpureum), water and a piece of bone. Fifty-nine young cane rats from primiparous and 31 from multiparous were used to evaluate growth performances. The results are as follows: As concerns growth performances, average feed consumption (25,641 ± 854 g) of treatment T3 was significantly (P 2 ≥ 0.95). It was concluded that supplementing the diets of cane rat breeders improves fertility rate and litter size in primiparous. (author)

  1. The cost of silage harvest and transport systems for herbaceous crops

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    Turhollow, A.; Downing, M.; Butler, J.

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    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.

  2. Treatment of petroleum drill cuttings using bioaugmentation and biostimulation supplemented with phytoremediation.

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    Kogbara, Reginald B; Ogar, Innocent; Okparanma, Reuben N; Ayotamuno, Josiah M

    2016-07-28

    This study sought to compare the effectiveness of bioaugmentation and biostimulation, as well as the combination of both techniques, supplemented with phytoremediation, in the decontamination of petroleum drill cuttings. Drill cuttings with relatively low concentration of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and metals were mixed with soil in the ratio 5:1 and treated with three different combinations of the bioremediation options. Option A entailed bioaugmentation supplemented with phytoremediation. Option B had the combination of biostimulation and bioaugmentation supplemented with phytoremediation. While biostimulation supplemented with phytoremediation was deployed in option C. Option O containing the drill cuttings-soil mixture without treatment served as untreated control. Fertilizer application, tillage and watering were used for biostimulation treatment, while spent mushroom substrate (Pleurotus ostreatus) and elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) were employed for bioaugmentation and phytoremediation treatment, respectively. The drill cuttings-soil mixtures were monitored for TPH, organic carbon, total nitrogen, pH, metal concentrations, and fungal counts, over time. After 56 days of treatment, there was a decline in the initial TPH concentration of 4,114 mg kg(-1) by 5.5%, 68.3%, 75.6% and 48% in options O, A, B and C, respectively. Generally, higher TPH loss resulted from the phytoremediation treatment stage. The treated options also showed slight reductions in metal concentrations ranging from 0% to 16% of the initial low concentrations. The results highlight the effectiveness of bioaugmentation supplemented with phytoremediation. The combination of bioaugmentation and biostimulation supplemented with phytoremediation, however, may prove better in decontaminating petroleum drill cuttings to environmentally benign levels. PMID:27128694

  3. Intake and digestion of wethers fed with dwarf elephant grass hay with or without the inclusion of peanut hay.

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    Schnaider, Maria Alice; Ribeiro-Filho, Henrique Mendonça Nunes; Vilmar Kozloski, Gilberto; Reiter, Tatiana; Dall Orsoletta, Aline Cristina; Dallabrida, Ademar Luiz

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the inclusion of peanut (Arachis pintoi cv. Amarillo) hay in diets based on dwarf elephant grass (DEG, Pennisetum purpureum Schum cv. Kurumi) hay of different regrowth ages on forage intake and digestibility in wether lambs. The experimental treatments consisted of DEG hay with an interval of regrowth of 30 or 45 days offered as the only feed or in mixture with peanut hay (300 g/kg of total dry matter (DM)), which were tested in eight Texel × Suffolk crossbred wethers in a replicated 4 × 4 Latin square experiment. Both organic matter (OM) and digestible OM intakes were higher (P < 0.05) in animals receiving the legume forage. Total apparent OM digestibility was higher (P < 0.05) at an increased grass regrowth age. Ruminal OM digestibility increased (P < 0.05) with legume inclusion and at a higher grass regrowth age. The nitrogen (N) intake was higher (P < 0.05) in legume treatments and lower (P < 0.05) as the grass regrowth age increased, but retention of N was not affected by treatments. Duodenal flow of both, non-ammonia N and microbial N, were not affected by legume inclusion and were lower (P < 0.05) as grass regrowth age increased. The efficiency of rumen microbial protein synthesis (ERMPS) was negatively affected (P < 0.05) by legume inclusion and was lower (P < 0.05) as the grass regrowth age increased. Supplementation of dwarf elephant grass hay cut at the vegetative stage with peanut legume hay improves nutritional supply to wethers due to an increase in the forage intake. PMID:24788311

  4. Herbage intake and animal performance of cattle grazing dwarf elaphant grass with two access times to a forage peanut area

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    Diego Melo de Liz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Relatively short grazing periods in a pure legume pasture can be an alternative for increasing animal performance in medium-quality tropical pastures. Thus, the aim was to evaluate the herbage intake and animal performance of steers grazing dwarf elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. cv. BRS Kurumi with two access times [2 h (07:00 - 9:00 and 6 h (07:00 - 13:00] to an area of forage peanut (Arachis pintoi cv. Amarillo. Twelve steers (219 ± 28.8 kg LW were divided into four groups and assessed during three consecutive grazing cycles, from January to March 2013. The crude protein and neutral detergent fiber contents were 158 and 577 g/kg dry matter (DM for dwarf elephant grass and 209 and 435 g/kg DM for forage peanut, respectively. The pre-grazing height and leaf mass of dwarf elephant grass and forage peanut were 94 cm and 2782 kg DM/ha and 15 cm and 1751 kg DM/ha, respectively. The herbage intake (mean = 2.7 ± 0.06% LW and average daily weight gain (mean = 1.16 ± 0.31 kg/day were similar for both treatments. However, animals with 2-h access to the legume paddock grazed for 71% of the time, whereas those with 6-h access grazed for 48% of the time. The performance of the steers that were allowed to graze forage peanut pasture for 2 h is similar to that of those that were allowed to graze the legume pasture for 6 h.

  5. Effect of industrial waste products on phosphorus mobilisation and biomass production in abattoir wastewater irrigated soil.

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    Seshadri, Balaji; Kunhikrishnan, Anitha; Bolan, Nanthi; Naidu, Ravi

    2014-09-01

    This study evaluated the effect of alkaline industrial by-products such as flyash (FA) and redmud (RM) on phosphorus (P) mobilisation in abattoir wastewater irrigated soils, using incubation, leaching and plant growth (Napier grass [Pennisetum purpureum]) experiments. The soil outside the wastewater irrigated area was also collected and treated with inorganic (KH2PO4 [PP]) and organic (poultry manure [PM]) P treatments, to study the effect of FA and RM on P mobilisation using plant growth experiment. Among the amendments, FA showed the highest increase in Olsen P, oxalic acid content and phosphatase activity. The highest increase in Olsen P for PM treated non-irrigated soils showed the ability of FA and RM in mobilising organic P better than inorganic P (PP). There was over 85 % increase in oxalic acid content in the plant growth soils compared to the incubated soil, showing the effect of Napier grass in the exudation of oxalic acid. Both amendments (FA and RM) showed an increase in phosphatase activity at over 90 % at the end of the 5-week incubation period. The leaching experiment indicated a decrease in water soluble P thereby ensuring the role of FA and RM in minimising P loss to water bodies. FA and RM showed an increase in plant biomass for all treatments, where FA amended soil showed the highest increase as evident from FA's effect on Olsen P. Therefore, the use of FA and RM mobilised P in abattoir wastewater irrigated soils and increased biomass production of Napier grass plants through root exudation of oxalic acid. PMID:24862480

  6. LICURY CAKE IN LAMB FEED: CHARACTERISTICS OF CARCASS AND NON-CARCASS COMPONENTS

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    Fernanda Maria dos Santos

    2015-06-01

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. PMID:20670998

  10. 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

    2015-12-01

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Changes in quality of goat meat after alterations in animal Handling - doi:10.5020/18061230.2007.p33

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    Frederico José Beserra

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at evaluating the effect of animal handling, consisting in castration and cashew nut diet supplementation, on the cholesterol content and percentage composition of the muscles that constitute the leg meat cut from crossbred goats, grown in Ceará State. A case experimental design was applied with twenty male-animals with 5-6 months age and mean weight of 12 Kg, randomly divided in two groups of castrated (10 and intact (10 animals. In individual bays, they received during 5 months, two food regimen based on dried elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum and a standard isoproteic ration (corn and soy oil, one of them with the addition of 13% cashew nut bran (CNB, forming four sub-groups: A1 (intact with no CNB supplemented diet; A2 (intact with CNB supplemented diet; B1 (castrated with no CNB supplemented diet and B2 (castrated with CNB supplemented diet. The castration associated with the CNB supplementation increased the meat’s fat yield from 1.16% to 3.57% and the cholesterol content from 36.47 mg/100g to 62.30 mg/100g. The ash yield decreased from 1.14% to 1.04%. The castration isolated only reduced moisture yield from 75.98% on sub-group A2 to 74.19% on sub-group B2. In intact animals that fed diet supplemented with CNB the protein decreased from 20.58% to 18.85% (P < 0.05 (sub-groups A1 and A2. The increased cholesterol content was highly correlated with the increase of the fat (93% In conclusion, these results showed that the combined use of castration and cashew nut bran (13% diet negatively influenced the dietetic and nutritional quality of goat leg meat.

  13. 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.

  14. 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)

  15. La photosynthèse du mil (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R.Br. en présence de contrainte hydrique et saline

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    Leila Radhouane

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available La surexploitation et le gaspillage de nos ressources en eau, en particulier dans le domaine agricole, privent d’eau d’autres zones entraînant ainsi la baisse de la production agricole. L’amélioration de l’efficience de l’irrigation – soit l’augmentation de la production pour chaque mètre cube d’eau investi – est un objectif crucial pour l’avenir et doit donc devenir l’une des premières priorités. Que ce soit l’irrigation déficitaire ou l’usage d’eaux saumâtres, l’utilisation de ces eaux peut s’accompagner de transformations morphologiques, physiologiques et biochimiques dont l’intensité dépend de la plante. L’influence de contraintes hydriques et salines a été étudiée sur la photosynthèse de 3 écotypes locaux de mil soumis à 3 doses de sel et à 3 niveaux d’irrigation. Les résultats ont montré que l’efficience photosynthétique du mil est meilleure en présence d’un léger manque d’eau ou en présence d’une salinité modérée et que seule une sécheresse sévère ou un excès d’eau sont contraignants pour la photosynthèse de cette plante. Egalement, la photosynthèse a présenté une variabilité selon les écotypes utilisés.

  16. [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 cellular walls and its components, and of protein. The magnitude of these changes was found to be directly related to the losses in dry matter. From the results of this research, it was concluded that the addition of forage improves the chemical characteristics of silage prepared from coffee pulp.

  17. 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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    Remigereau, Marie-Stanislas; Lakis, Ghayas; Rekima, Samah; Leveugle, Magalie; Fontaine, Michaël C; Langin, Thierry; Sarr, Aboubakry; Robert, Thierry

    2011-01-01

    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 tar

  18. Weed Species in Pennisetum alopecuroides Meadow in Huaxi District,Guiyang%贵阳市花溪地区狼尾草地的杂草种类调查

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    杨勇; 张菊; 王威力; 王平; 袁莉; 徐刚; 黄剑

    2015-01-01

    Weed species in P .alopecuroides meadow were investigated by using the inverted W-pattern with 9 sampling method to understand weed occurrence status in P .alopecuroides meadow in Huaxi District,Guiyang.The results showed that there are 33 species of weeds belonged to 13 families,and 14 Asteraceae weeds, 5 Gramineae weeds, 3 Amaranthaceae weeds and 2 Labiatae weeds account for 42.42%,15.15%、9.09% and 6.06% respectively.Dominant weeds with relative abundance > 5% are Sonchus brachyotus ,Galinsoga parviflora , Digitaria sanguinalis , Siegesbeckia orientalis , Bidens pilosa ,Artemisia argyi ,Lamium amplexicaule ,Cyperus rotundus ,Setaira viridis ,Ixeris debilis , Chenopodium album ,Pinellia ternate ,Ixeris chinensis ,Capsicum frutescens ,Reigeron annuus ,Oxalis corniculata ,Capsella bursa-pastoris ,Cirsium segetum ,Var .indica,Amaranthus viridis and Fallopia multiflora .S.brachyotus,G.parviflora,D.sanguinalis and S.orientalis,are dominant populations in local P .alopecuroides meadow.%为了解贵阳市花溪地区狼尾草地的杂草发生情况,为其杂草防除提供依据,采用倒“W”9点取样法对其进行调查。结果表明:狼尾草地的杂草共有13科33种。其中,菊科最多,有14种,占42.42%;禾本科、苋科、唇形花科分别有5种、3种 和 2 种,各占15.15%、9.09%和6.06%;其余科各1种,各占3.03%。相对多度>5%的优势杂草有苣荬菜、辣子草、马唐、豨莶、鬼针草、艾草、宝盖草、莎草、狗尾巴草、剪刀股、藜、半夏、山苦荬、辣椒、一年蓬、酢浆草、荠菜、小蓟、马兰、野苋和何首乌。其中,苣荬菜、辣子草、马唐和豨莶为当地狼尾草地的优势种群。

  19. Effectivity of probiotic, micromineral enriched yeast and their combination with Azadirachta indica leaves containing tannin on fermentability and digestibility of Pennisetum hybrid

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    Ahmad Sofyan; A. A. Sakti; M. F. Karimy; H. Julendra; L. Istiqomah; H. Herdian; E. Damayanti Mail; A. E. Suryani Mail

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    Organic additive for animal had been explored to replace antibiotic growth promoter. Probiotic from lactic acid bacteria was widely used to support the microbial balances in digestive tract, while organic mineral was added into diets to improve bioavailability for preventing mineral deficiency disorders. This experiment was aimed to assess probiotic (Pediococcus acidilactici RS2) and micromineral enriched yeast (MEY) combined with tannin from neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves containing tannin...

  20. The mineral nutrition of millet (Pennisetum-typhoides): Migration of 32P and 35S - Similarities with the migration of photosynthetic assimilates

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    The paper describes a study of the transport of 32P and 35S injected into leaves or of 14CO2 absorbed thereby. It is shown that the radioisotopes mostly travel towards the upper parts of the plant and towards the seeds when they originate from upper leaves after male flowering. The later fillers, however, do not play any role as a reserve in the mineral or carbon nutrition of adult fillers. No appreciable absorption of 35S or 32P by the roots is observed after male flowering. (author)

  1. Performance of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) intercropped under Parkia biglobosa in an agroforestry system in Burkina Faso

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    Osman, Ahmed Nur; Ræbild, Anders; Christiansen, Jørgen Lindskrog;

    2011-01-01

    the shade of six randomly selected Parkia biglobosa trees during one season in south-central Burkina Faso. The area under the canopy of each tree was divided into four main plots according to cardinal directions, and sub-divided into three concentric zones. Control plots were established outside the tree...

  2. Association Analysis of SSR Markers with Phenology, Grain, and Stover-Yield Related Traits in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Br.

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    Baskaran Kannan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Pearl millet is a staple food crop for millions of people living in the arid and semi-arid tropics. Molecular markers have been used to identify genomic regions linked to traits of interest by conventional QTL mapping and association analysis. Phenotypic recurrent selection is known to increase frequencies of favorable alleles and decrease those unfavorable for the traits under selection. This study was undertaken (i to quantify the response to recurrent selection for phenotypic traits during breeding of the pearl millet open-pollinated cultivar “CO (Cu 9” and its four immediate progenitor populations and (ii to assess the ability of simple sequence repeat (SSR marker alleles to identify genomic regions linked to grain and stover yield-related traits in these populations by association analysis. A total of 159 SSR alleles were detected across 34 selected single-copy SSR loci. SSR marker data revealed presence of subpopulations. Association analysis identified genomic regions associated with flowering time located on linkage group (LG 6 and plant height on LG4, LG6, and LG7. Marker alleles on LG6 were associated with stover yield, and those on LG7 were associated with grain yield. Findings of this study would give an opportunity to develop marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS or marker-assisted population improvement (MAPI strategies to increase the rate of gain for pearl millet populations undergoing recurrent selection.

  3. Determination of in vitro free radical scavenging and antiproliferative effect of Pennisetum alopecuroides on cultured A549 human lung cancer cells

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    Githa Elizabeth Mathew

    2015-01-01

    Conclusions: This is the 1 st time a pharmacological exploration of P. alopecuroides grasses has been conducted. We have shown that P. alopecuroides exhibits good free radical scavenging and strong in vitro cytotoxic activities against human lung cancer cell lines.

  4. Effectivity of probiotic, micromineral enriched yeast and their combination with Azadirachta indica leaves containing tannin on fermentability and digestibility of Pennisetum hybrid

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    Ahmad Sofyan

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Organic additive for animal had been explored to replace antibiotic growth promoter. Probiotic from lactic acid bacteria was widely used to support the microbial balances in digestive tract, while organic mineral was added into diets to improve bioavailability for preventing mineral deficiency disorders. This experiment was aimed to assess probiotic (Pediococcus acidilactici RS2 and micromineral enriched yeast (MEY combined with tannin from neem (Azadirachta indica leaves containing tannin on king grass (P. hybrid fermentability using in vitro gas production technique. Treatments consisted of P0 (control/forage without additive, P1 (P0+MEY; P2 (P0+MEY+crude tannin; P3 (P0+Probiotic; P4 (P0+Probiotic+MEY, and P5 (P0+Probiotic+MEY+crude tannin. The study was arranged in a completely randomized design (CRD with three replications in each treatment. Probiotic, MEY or tannin supplementation significantly increased (P<0.05 gas production without affecting volatile fatty acid, protozoa numbers, methane production and in vitro digestibility of forage. The highest cumulative gas production was found in forage treated by P4 followed by P5, P1, P5, P2, P3 and control. Kinetic of gas production was significantly affected by treatments after 8 h incubation. Although the treatments were only significantly affected gas production kinetic (b, c and total gas, the hierarchical cluster analysis indicated that some parameters consisted of acetate, propionate, in vitro digestibility, protozoa numbers, and methane production were closely correlated to the gas production kinetic parameters. It was concluded that either organic mineral supplementation or its combination with probiotic, and probiotic+tannin improved fermentabilty of forage without negative effect on in vitro digestibility.

  5. 7 CFR 201.16 - Noxious-weed seeds.

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    2010-01-01

    .... Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin. Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult. Prosopis alapataco R.A. Philippi Prosopis argentina Burkart Prosopis articulata S. Watson Prosopis burkartii Munoz Prosopis caldenia Burkart Prosopis calingastana Burkart Prosopis campestris Griseb. Prosopis castellanosii Burkart Prosopis denudans...

  6. Efeitos da inclusão de níveis crescentes de milheto (Pennisetum Glaucum (L. R. Brown grão na alimentação de suínos em crescimento e terminação Effect of feeding increasing levels of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Brown grain for growing and finishing pigs

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    Alexandre Orio Bastos

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento de desempenho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar a viabilidade nutricional e econômica da utilização de rações com níveis crescentes de milheto na alimentação de suínos em crescimento e terminação. Foram utilizados 40 suínos (metade machos castrados e metade fêmeas, com peso inicial de 25,1±2,11 kg, distribuídos em quatro tratamentos, em delineamento de blocos casualizados, com cinco repetições e dois animais (um macho castrado e uma fêmea por unidade experimental. Os tratamentos consistiram de rações com níveis crescentes de milheto (0, 25, 50 e 75%. Não foram observados efeitos dos níveis de milheto sobre o consumo diário de ração (CDR, o ganho diário de peso (GDP e a conversão alimentar (CA na fase de crescimento. Entretanto, na fase de terminação, constatou-se efeito quadrático para o CDR e GDP, comprovando que a inclusão de 26,44% de milheto otimizou o GDP. A inclusão de até 75% de milheto em rações para suínos em crescimento e terminação atende aos requerimentos nutricionais dos animais nessas fases, sendo economicamente viável quando o valor de mercado corresponde a 70% do valor do milho.A performance trial was carried out to evaluate the nutritional and economical analyses of feeding increasing dietary levels of pearl millet for growing and finishing pigs. Forty crossbreed pigs averaging initial body weight of 25.1 ± 2.1 kg were assigned to four treatments as a randomized blocks design with five replicates and two pigs (one barrow and one gilt per experimental unit. The treatments contained the followign levels of pearl millet: 0, 25, 50 and 75%. No effects on daily feed intake (DFI, daily weight gain (DWG, and feed:gain ratio (FGR in the growing phase was detected. However, in the finishing phase, quadratic effect on DWG and DFI was observed, showing that the inclusion of 26.44% of pearl millet increased DWG. The inclusion of pearl millet up to 75% in the diets of growing and finishing pigs meet animal requirements and it is economically viable for market value of 70% corn price.

  7. Composição química, digestibilidade dos nutrientes e da energia de diferentes milhetos (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Brown em suínos Chemical composition, nutrients and energy digestibility of pearl millets (Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Brown fed to growing pigs

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    Alexandre Orio Bastos

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram conduzidos dois ensaios de digestibilidade, objetivando-se estudar o valor nutricional de quatro diferentes milhetos (BN2, COMUM, IAPAR e IAPAR-REPASSE processados em moinhos com três tipos de peneiras (diâmetros de furo de 3, 2 e 1 mm. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade (CD da energia bruta (CDEB e o coeficiente de metabolizabilidade (CM da energia bruta (CMEB relativos à peneira de 3 mm foram: 63,09 e 61,20% (COMUM; 71,57 e 69,66% (IAPAR e 67,39 e 65,60% (BN2. Os CD e CM da energia do COMUM foram inferiores ao IAPAR e ambos foram semelhantes ao BN2. O IAPAR-REPASSE apresentou CDEB de 70,62% e CMEB de 68,49%, semelhante ao IAPAR. O IAPAR-1 mm apresentou maior CDEB e CMEB (84,61 e 81,41% que o IAPAR-3 mm (70,59 e 68,71% e o IAPAR-2 mm (77,73 e 75,46%. Os valores de energia digestível (ED e energia metabolizável (EM para o IAPAR (3 mm foram de 3.030 kcal/kg e 3.001 kcal/kg, respectivamente. Verificou-se ED de 3.083 e 3.355 kcal/kg e EM de 2.993 e 3.228 kcal/kg para o IAPAR (2 e 1 mm. O IAPAR-REPASSE apresentou valores de 2.849 kcal/kg (ED e 2.763 kcal/kg (EM, enquanto o COMUM (3 e 2 mm, de 2.574 e 3.022 kcal/kg (ED e 2.497 e 2.932 kcal/kg (EM, e o BN2 (3 e 2 mm, de 2.692 e 3.047 kcal/kg (ED e 2.620 e 2.966 kcal/kg (EM. As diferentes variedades de milheto apresentaram variações em sua composição química que resultaram em diferenças no valor nutricional, sendo o milheto IAPAR o que apresentou melhor valor, seguido pelo BN2 e o COMUM.Two digestibility trials were carried out, to study the nutritional value of four types of pearl millet (BN2, Comum, Iapar and Iapar-Repasse, grounded through 3, 2, and 1 mm screen. The digestibility coefficient (DC of gross energy (GEDC and gross energy metabolization coefficient (GEMC relative to 3 mm screen were: 63.09 and 61.20% (Comum; 71.57 and 69.66% (Iapar and 67.39 and 65.60% (BN2. The GEDC and GEMC of COMUM were lower than IAPAR and both were similar to BN2. The IAPAR-REPASSE showed GEDC (70.62% and GEMC (68.49% similar to the Iapar. The Iapar- 1 mm (84.61 and 81.41% showed higher GEDC and GEMC than Iapar-3 mm (70.59 e 68.71% and Iapar-2 mm (77.73 e 75.46%. The values of digestible energy (DE and metabolizable energy (ME for the Iapar (3 mm were 3,030 kcal/kg and 3,001 kcal/kg, respectively. The IAPAR (2 and 1 mm showed DE of 3,083 and 3,355kcal/kg and ME of 2,993 and 3,228 kcal/kg. The Iapar-Repasse showed the values of: 2,849 kcal/kg (DE and 2,763 kcal/kg (ME. The COMUM (3 and 2 mm showed values of: 2,574 and 3,022 kcal/kg (DE and 2,497 and 2,932 kcal/kg (ME. The BN2 (3 and 2 mm showed values of: 2,692 and 3,047 kcal/kg (DE; 2,620 and 2,966 kcal/kg (ME. The different pearl millets showed variations in chemical composition. The differences result in variations on nutritional values. The Iapar pearl millet, showed the best values, followed by BN2 and Comum.

  8. Influência da taxa de carga orgânica no desempenho de sistemas alagados construídos cultivados com forrageiras Influence of organic loading rate on the performance of constructed wetlands cultivated with grass

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    Antonio Teixeira de Matos

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se a influência da taxa de carga orgânica (TCO no desempenho de sistemas alagados construídos (SACs de escoamento subsuperficial. Cada SAC foi constituído por um tanque de 0,40 x 0,73 x 3,00 m. A água residuária de laticínios (ARL foi aplicada com vazão de 60 L.d-1. O tratamento testemunha foi constituído por um SAC sem vegetação, ao qual foi aplicada uma TCO de 130 kg.ha-1 d-1 de DBO. Nos SACs cultivados com capim-elefante e com capim-tifton 85, foram aplicadas TCOs de 66, 130, 190, 320 e 570 kg.ha-1 d-1 de DBO. Os SACs se mostraram eficientes na remoção de DBO, DQO, SST, ST e nitrogênio. TCOs entre 250 e 400 kg.ha-1 d-1 de DBO proporcionaram maiores eficiências na remoção da carga orgânica e acima de 400 kg.ha-1 d-1 na de sólidos da água residuária. A presença de plantas nos SACs mostrou-se importante na remoção de N, K e Na da ARL.The present paper was carried out to study the influence of organic loading rate (OLR on the performance of subsurface flow constructed wetlands systems (CWs. Each CW was composed of a sealed tank of 0.40 x 0.73 x 3.00 m. The dairy industry wastewater was applied with flow rate of 60 L.d-1. In the control system, consisting of CW without vegetation, 130 kg.ha-1 d-1 of BOD was applied. In vegetated CWs (cultivated with elephant grass and tifton 85 bermudagrass, OLRs of 66, 130, 190, 320 and 570 kg.ha-1 d-1 of BOD were applied . The CW systems were efficient in the removal of BOD, COD, TSS, TS and nitrogen. OLRs between 250 and 400 kg.ha-1 d-1 BOD provide greater efficiencies in organic loading removal and above 400 kg.ha-1 d-1 in the solids removal from wastewater. The presence of the plants in the CWs showed to be important in the removal of N, K and Na of wastewater.

  9. Produção de forragem verde hidropônica de milho, utilizando substratos orgânicos e água residuária de bovinos

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    Marco Antonio Píccolo

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produtividade da forragem verde hidropônica de milho em diferentes substratos orgânicos e em água residuária de bovinos com diferentes concentrações de nitrogênio. O delineamento estatístico foi o de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial (4 x 5 + 4, com três repetições. As soluções nutritivas utilizadas foram: testemunha (solução nutritiva padrão para hidroponia de milho e água residuária de bovinos, com 0, 25, 50, 75 e 100% de nitrogênio, com volume de aplicação de 4 L m-2. Os substratos utilizados foram bagaço de cana-de-açúcar, casca de café, capim elefante cv napier e sem substrato. A densidade de semeio foi de 2,5 kg m-2 de sementes de milho pré-germinadas. A colheita foi realizada 15 dias após a instalação do experimento. Avaliou-se a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea, matéria seca da base (composta por raízes + sementes não germinadas + substrato orgânico e matéria seca da planta toda. A água residuária de bovinos pode ser utilizada em substituição à solução nutritiva padrão, não havendo necessidade de seu enriquecimento com nitrogênio. Houve efeito significativo dos substratos utilizados na produção de matéria seca da forragem, com destaque para os substratos capim napier e bagaço de cana, que promoveram incrementos na produção de matéria seca da parte aérea.

  10. Avaliação da produção de bezerros em confinamento ou em suplementação exclusiva Evaluation of production of calves in feed lot or in creep feeding systems

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    L.C.V. Ítavo

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o desempenho de vacas e bezerros desmamados aos 90 (D90 e aos 210 (D210 dias, utilizando-se 36 vacas Beefalo-Nelore, multíparas e seus bezerros, em delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com 18 repetições, sendo nove machos e nove fêmeas. Aos 90 dias pós-parto os bezerros foram pesados e distribuídos em dois tratamentos, adotando-se para a formação do bloco o peso e o sexo do bezerro. Os dois tratamentos foram creep-feeding (D210 e confinamento (D90. Os bezerros (D210 foram criados em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens e B. humidicula com 48 hectares Os bezerros (D90 foram confinados em 7,95m²/animal e receberam capim elefante picado e concentrado. As médias de consumo de matéria seca do concentrado, do peso ao desmame e do ganho de peso foram 0,56 e 1,69kg/dia; 208,68 e 185,67kg; 0,75 e 0,52kg/dia, respectivamente, para bezerros D210 e D90. Matrizes D90 apresentaram maior peso (448,86kg aos 210 dias pós-parto. Sugere-se a suplementação excluviva, ou creep-feeding, para desmame de bezerros mais pesados.Performances of cows and calves weaned at 90 (D90 and 210 days of age (D210 were evaluated, using 36 Beefalo-Nelore multiparus cows and their calves, in a randomized block experimental design, with 18 replicates of nine animals of each sex. Calves were allotted to treatments using as criteria to form blocks, the weight and sex of the animal. Calves (D210 were raised in 48ha pasture of Brachiaria decumbens e B. humidicula. Calves (D90 were raised in feedlot condition, in an area of 7.95m² /animal, and were fed chopped elephant grass and concentrate. The average concentrate dry matter intake, weaned body weight and weight gain were, respectively, 0.56 and 1.69kg/day; 208.68 and 185.67kg; 0.75 and 0.52kg/day respectively for D210 e D90 calves. Cows from D90 treatment showed higher body weight (448.86kg at 210 days post partum. Creep-feeding is suggested for weaning heavier calves.

  11. A PRODUÇÃO DE BRIQUETES PARA AMENIZAR A PRESSÃO ANTRÓPICA SOBRE O BIOMA CAATINGA NA REGIÃO DO BAIXO-AÇU POTIGUAR

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    Silvio Roberto de Lucena Tavares

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Cerca de 98% do território do Rio Grande do Norte estão incluídos nas chamadas Áreas Susceptíveis à Desertificação do Brasil. Na região do Baixo-Açu, o desmatamento sistemático da mata nativa para atender às necessidades do polo ceramista e de outras pequenas indústrias locais tem intensificado o grave quadro de devastação ambiental da região. Este estudo examinou a viabilidade econômico-financeira da produção comercial de briquetes como forma de suprir parte da demanda por lenha e carvão vegetal, mitigando assim os efeitos antrópicos sobre o bioma caatinga. Os briquetes seriam compostos  de resíduos da produção de cera de carnaúba e  de capim-elefante plantado exclusivamente para fins energéticos nas áreas irrigáveis da região. As estimativas de custos de instalação e manutenção da fábrica foram feitas tendo como parâmetros os custos de instalação de uma fábrica-escola em construção no Campus Ipanguaçu do IFRN e os custos de produção de uma fábrica idêntica a esta, em operação há cinco anos, no Estado do Paraná. Os dados foram sistematizados em planilhas do software Make Money, usado na avaliação da viabilidade econômica a partir de aferidores como Valor Presente Líquido, Payback e Taxa Interna de Retorno. Os resultados comprovaram que a produção de biocombustíveis sólidos adensados é viável no Baixo-Açu e pode contribuir de maneira efetiva para a recomposição da mata nativa, além de gerar ocupação e renda para os moradores da região.

  12. Desempenho de cordeiros Texel x Bergamácia, Texel x Santa Inês e Santa Inês puros, terminados em confinamento, alimentados com casca de café como parte da dieta

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    Garcia Iraides Ferreira Furusho

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO - O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho de cordeiros e cordeiras cruzas Texel x Bergamácia (T x B, Texel x Santa Inês (T x S e Santa Inês (SI puros. Trinta e seis animais foram confinados individualmente, durante um período de 50 dias, recebendo, além de silagem de capim elefante, três dietas: A = sem casca de café (controle, B = com casca de café in natura e C = com casca de café tratada com uréia e grão de soja moído. Os animais foram abatidos com idade média de 180 dias. Consumos de matéria seca (CMS, proteína bruta (CPB e fibra em detergente neutro (CFDN, conversão alimentar (CA, peso final (PF, ganho de peso diário (GPD, peso de abate (PA, diferença de peso devido ao jejum (DPJ, conteúdo do aparelho digestório (CAD e peso do corpo vazio (PCV foram avaliados. A utilização de casca de café na dieta, tratada ou não, não influenciou os consumos de MS, PB, PF, GPD, CA, PF, GPD, PA, DPJ, CAD e PCV. O consumo de FDN aumentou com a utilização da casca de café, sendo menor para os animais que consumiram a dieta contendo casca de café tratada com uréia. Os animais cruzas T x B e T x S apresentaram menores consumos MS, PB e FDN e maiores PF, PA, CAD e PCV, comparados aos cordeiros SI. Não foi observada diferença entre os grupos genéticos para CA, GPD e DPJ, apesar dos valores ligeiramente maiores, mas não-significativos, para CA e GPD dos cordeiros T x B e T x S. Os machos apresentaram valores inferiores de consumos de MS, PB, FDN e CA e superiores para PF, GPD, PA e PCV que femeas. Machos e fêmeas mostraram-se semelhantes para DPJ e CAD.

  13. Glyphosate e nitrgênio no controle de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf em capineiras estabelecidas Glyphosate and nitrogen in the control of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf in established elephant grass stocking piles

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    Joadil Gonçalves de Abreu

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do experimento foi avaliar a eficiência de utilização do herbicida glyphosate associado com adubação nitrogenada no controle de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf em capineiras estabelecidas. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com dezessete tratamentos e três repetições. Os tratamentos foram arranjados em esquema fatorial 4 x 4 + 1, sendo quatro doses de glyphosate (0, 720, 1440 e 2160 g/ha/aplicação, quatro doses de nitrogênio (0, 75, 150 e 225 kg/ha/ano e um tratamento adicional (testemunha com capina. As aplicações do nitrogênio e glyphosate, nas respectivas doses, foram realizadas imediatamente após o corte do capim-elefante. A associação entre o herbicida glyphosate (2160 g/ha/aplicação e nitrogênio (225 kg/ha/ano foi eficiente no controle de capim-braquiária em capineiras estabelecidas. A aplicação do herbicida glyphosate (2160 g/ha/aplicação reduziu o tamanho do banco de sementes de capim-braquiária no solo em 64%.The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the efficiency of the use of the herbicide glyphosate associated with nitrogen fertilization in the control of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf in elephant grass stocking piles. The experimental design used was a randomized blocks with 17 treatments and three replications. The treatments were arranged in 4x4+1 factorial scheme, namely four doses of glyphosate (0, 720, 1440 e 2160 g/ha/application, four doses of nitrogen (0, 75, 150 e 225 kg/ha/ano and one additional treatment (control with a hoeing. The application of the nitrogen and glyphosate, in the respective doses were performed immediately after the cutting of elephant grass. The association between glyphosate (2160 g/ha/application and nitrogen (225 kg/ha/ano was efficient in the control brachiaria grass in established elephant grass stocking piles. The application of the glyphosate (2160 g/ha/application reduced the size of the bank of brachiaria grass seeds in the soil in 64%.

  14. 添加糖蜜和尿素对象草青贮发酵品质的影响%Effects of Adding Molasses and Urea on Fermentation Quality of Napier Grass Silage

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    荣辉; 余成群; 李志华; 下条雅敬; 邵涛

    2012-01-01

    To evaluate effects of adding molasses and urea on the fermentation quality of napier grass(Pen-nisetum purpureum Schumach. ) silage, napier grass harvested at 65 days (elongation stage) was ensiled in laboratory silos for 3, 7, 14, and 30 days at the ambient temperature. Four treatments included: no addi-tives (control) , 4% molasses (M) , 0. 4% urea (U) , and 4% molasses + 0. 4% urea (MU). Samples were taken for analyzing fermentation quality after the silos were opened. Results showed that the control de-creased fermentation quality during the later stage (14 ~30 d) of ensiling. The treatment U mainly pro-duced acetic acid and butyric acid, and significantly increased pH and NH3-N/total nitrogen values com-pared with control(P<0. 05). Both treatment M and MU significantly increased water soluble carbohy-drate and lactic acid contents (P<0. 05) , maintained a low level of butyric acid (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.)青贮发酵品质的影响,试验设4个处理:即无添加(对照)、4%糖蜜组(M)、0.4%尿素组(U)、4%糖蜜+0.4%尿素组(MU),添加比例以鲜重为基础.在青贮后第3,7,14,30 d开窖,取样分析其发酵品质.结果表明:对照发酵品质在青贮后期(14~30 d)下降;U组主要发酵产物是乙酸和丁酸,且pH和氨态氮/总氮值显著高于对照(P<0.05),发酵品

  15. 甘蔗属及其近缘属种的rbcL基因序列变异和系统发育初步研究%Sequence Variation of rbcL Gene and Evolution of Saccharum and Related Species

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    张云武; 龙火生; 范源洪; 姚永刚; 蔡青; 张亚平

    2002-01-01

    甘蔗属及其近缘属种在分类关系上非常复杂,存在不少混乱.目前关于它们的分类学研究主要是基于形态学和同工酶水平,而基因水平上的报道很少.我们对甘蔗属及其近缘属种的部分rbcL基因片段(1137bp)进行了测序比较,以期探讨rbcL基因能否用于研究甘蔗属及其近缘种之间的亲缘关系.序列比较显示rbcL基因在甘蔗属和近缘属种间的变异极低,一些来自不同属的个体序列完全一致,而某些同属内不同种个体却略有差异.这些结果表明rbcL基因在甘蔗属及其近缘属种之间的进化速率缓慢而不稳定,难以用于系统发育研究.不过,不同聚类方法都将斑茅与其它属种分开,放在玉米与甘蔗属和其它近缘属种分枝的外部,提示斑茅不应列入甘蔗属或蔗茅属,而应独立为一属.%Partial rbcL gene segments (1137bp) were sequenced in species from Saccharum and its related species,including one Arundinaceum and one Pennisetum purpureum sample. Sequence variation of rbcL gene in Saccharum and related species were found to be highly conservative,and identical sequences were presented between Saccharum and Miscanthus ,and Narenga and Miscanthus,while sequences of some individuals from same genus had some variation. The results suggest that rbcL gene is not a good genetic marker for the phylogenetic study of Saccharum and related species. Based on the facts that a relatively large sequence divergence exists between Arundinaceum and individuals from Saccharum or Erianthus,and the similar phylogenetic position of Arundinaceum in the gene trees that fall out of the clade of "Saccharastrae"that considered,we tentatively suggested that Arundinaceum should be in an independent genus rather than being included in Saccharum or in Erianthus.

  16. Comparisons of Shade Tolerance Parameters of 8 Tropical Grasses%8种热带牧草的耐荫生理参数比较

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    安锋; 王真辉; 陈志权; 虞道耿; 白昌军

    2007-01-01

    为寻找合适于热带橡胶树等人工林下种植的耐荫牧草,于2005年选取热研11号黑籽雀稗(Paspalum atratum Swallen cv.Reyan No.11)、热研2号柱花草[Stylosanthes guianensis(Aublet)Swartz cv.Reyan No.2]、热研8号坚尼草(Panicum maximum Jacquin cv.Reyan No.8)、热研4号王草[Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher×P.glaucum(Linnaeus)R.Brown cv.Reyan No.4]、热研14号网脉臂形草[Brachiaria dictyoneura(Figari et de Notaris)Stapf cv.Reyan No.14]、热研15号刚果臂形草(Brachiaria ruziziensis Germain et Evrard cv.Reyan No.15)、热研12号平托落花生(Arachis pintoi Krapovickas et Gregory cv.Reyan No.12)和太空辐射育种柱花草[Stylosanthes guianensis(Aublet)Swartz cv.Amarillo]等8种热带牧草为研究对象,测定、分析了它们的叶片光合-光响应特性、叶色素含量及其与耐荫性关系.结果表明,8种牧草品种的光补偿点、表观量子效率、光饱和点、最大光合速率、暗呼吸速率、叶绿素a、叶绿素b及叶绿素总量含量均存在显著差异.综合各生理参数比较结果和生产实践经验,认为8种牧草中,热研14号网脉臂形草、热研8号坚尼草、热研12号平托落花生和热研2号柱花草较适合在具有一定荫蔽的橡胶树等热带林下种植.热研4号王草则兼有耐荫植物和喜光植物的光能利用特点,值得进一步研究、利用.

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

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    Full Text Available 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 estabulación, con dieta semi-integral. Se realizó un análisis de varianza, según diseño completamente aleatorizado, en arreglo factorial. Los resultados arrojan que las disponibilidades promedio del forraje caña de azúcar fueron mayores (P<0.05 en la época poco lluviosa: 1,916.64 vs. 1,474.73 kg MS ha-1 mes-1; mientras que los forrajes de CT-169 y leucaena fueron superiores sus disponibilidades (P<0.01 en la época lluviosa: 924.76 y 519.01 vs. 649.10 y 314.20 kg MS ha-1 mes-1, respectivamente. La calidad de los forrajes fue menor (P<0.001 en la época poco lluviosa. Los consumos totales de materia seca que realizaron los animales, fue superior (P<0.001 en la época lluviosa (10.56 vs. 9.33 kg MS animal-1 día-1; mientras que los animales de ordeño realizaron un mayor (P<0.001 consumo que los secos (10.82 vs. 9.06 kg MS animal-1 día-1. Los resultados expresan la posibilidad del sistema en estabulación de mantener una carga promedio de 4.70 a 4.9 UGM ha-1, con vacas lecheras de mediano potencial y obtener un consumo adecuado de estos forrajes.

  18. Formation and combustion characteristics of elephantgrass and energycane wafers

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    Mofleh, Mohamad I.

    Elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) and energycane (Saccharum Spp.) are two cane type grasses. These are tall-growing perennial bunchgrasses that produce long hardened stems and grow in the tropics and subtropics. Traditionally, they have been used for forage and, in some regions, have been randomly burned on fields or disposed of uselessly. However, these plants have high dry matter yield and, thus, are excellent candidates as energy crops. Elephantgrass and energycane have been used for direct combustion in their loose form in large-scale applications. Several problems, many of which were attributed to their low bulk density, were encountered with using the materials. Consequently, this project was initiated to investigate the formation and combustion characteristics of the two materials in the form of small compact units called wafers. A hydraulic press that applied axial stresses on the material in four different dies was used. A load cell and a displacement transducer were utilized to measure the stresses and material detection. Wafer quality was evaluated using a tumbler built according to the American Society of Agricultural Engineers standards. In addition, a small stove was built to test wafer combustion. Thermocouples were used to measure temperatures during combustion. All the data gathered was transferred to a computer using a data acquisition system. It was found that the stress-deformation and stress-density relationships of elephantgrass and energycane were of exponential nature. Compaction energy required, which was calculated from the area under the force-deformation curves, ranged from 0.1 to 0.3% of their energy content. It was also found that wafer quality (durability) was mainly a function of wafer size and its final (relaxed) density in addition to material stem-to-leaf ratio and its crude protein content. Wafers possessed poor ignition quality but once ignited, they burned satisfactorily. The results indicated that sufficient and

  19. Study of biomass applied to a cogeneration system: A steelmaking industry case

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    In this paper, a theoretical technical study was carried out using Brazilian available biomass materials (rice husk, coffee husk and elephant grass) compared to natural gas applied to an electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking process. Rice and coffee husk are biomass residues from the agriculture while elephant grass (Pennisetum Purpureum Schum) is an abundant, fast growing plant, which is used for cattle breeding. The ultimate analysis of the biomass materials was carried out in the research department of a Brazilian Steelmaking Industry. The results of the ultimate analysis were used to determine the lower calorific value and the mass flow rate of the biomass materials used in the cogeneration system. The actual steelmaking process uses natural gas to both improve the “cold spots” inside the furnace and contribute to minimize the use of electrical energy in the heating process. The feasibility study considers a combined heat and power plant (CHP) to generate electricity and heat to the electric arc furnace (EAF) process. This study used the First Law of Thermodynamics to determine the operational parameters of the cogeneration plant considering three cases of different operational parameters in the Rankine cycle. The technical results show that the natural gas consumption and exhaust gas generation were the lowest among the fuels in the three cases analyzed. Regarding the exhaust gases generation, some aspects should be highlighted: the combustion of biomass is considered carbon neutral; the exhaust gases generated may be used to scrap preheat; also, biomass is a renewable fuel in contrast with natural gas, which is a fossil fuel. Thus, an economic analysis, considering only the operational cost of the plant, was conducted exhibiting that elephant grass had the lowest operational cost, accounting for a reduction of about 9% in the second case and 15% in the third case compared to natural gas. Although the biomasses have lower LCV than natural gas, they

  20. Effect of secondary compounds in forages on rumen micro-organisms quantified by 16S and 18S rRNA

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    A gas syringe method was used to evaluate the effect of secondary compounds from plant materials on in vitro fermentation products and microbial biomass. The experiment used Pennisetum purpureum, Morinda citrifolia fruit, Nothopanax scutellarium leaves, Sesbania sesban LS (low saponins type), Sesbania sesban HS (high saponins type) and Sapindus rarak fruit as substrates. The incubation was conducted with and without polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG) addition for 24 hours. Gas production and short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) were analysed. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic concentrations were measured by quantifying 16S and 18S rRNA. The percentage increase in gas production due to PEG was very small (<5%) for all plant materials, which indicated that the biological effect of tannin in these plant materials is limited. TLC analysis revealed that all materials contained saponin, but only S. rarak, followed by S. sesban, contained a high diversity of saponins. S. sesban gave the highest (234 ml/g) while S. rarak gave the lowest gas production (115 ml/g). S. rarak gave the lowest SCFA production (3.57 mmole/g) and also the lowest ratio of acetate to propionate (1.76), indicating a change in pattern of SCFA production. Total elimination of eukaryotic concentration was evident from the absence of the 18S rRNA band when S. rarak and S. sesban were used as sole substrates. S. rarak also reduced the prokaryotic concentration. To use S. rarak as a defaunating agent without affecting prokaryotes, a crude saponin extract was prepared from S. rarak for further experiment. Different concentrations of crude saponins in a methanol extract of S. rarak fruit dissolved in rumen buffer were added to a substrate consisting of elephant grass and wheat bran (7:3 w/w). Microbial biomass yield was quantified by gravimetry and using rRNA as a marker. Addition of crude saponin extract from S. rarak to a high-roughage diet increased microbial biomass (MB) yield to 1.07 and 1.14 times MB yield of the

  1. Influence of Host-Plant Surface Chemicals on the Oviposition of the Cereal Stemborer Busseola Fusca.

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    Juma, Gerald; Clément, Gilles; Ahuya, Peter; Hassanali, Ahmed; Derridj, Sylvie; Gaertner, Cyrile; Linard, Romain; Le Ru, Bruno; Frérot, Brigitte; Calatayud, Paul-André

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    The chemical composition of plant surfaces plays a role in selection of host plants by herbivorous insects. Once the insect reaches the plant, these cues determine host acceptance. Laboratory studies have shown that the stem borer Busseola fusca (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), an important pest of sorghum and maize in sub-Saharan Africa, is able to differentiate between host and non-host plant species. However, no information is available on the cues used by this insect to seek and accept the host plant. Thus, the role of surface phytochemical stimuli on host selection and oviposition by B. fusca was studied in the laboratory using two host plants, sorghum, Sorghum bicolor, and maize, Zea mays, and one non-host plant, Napier grass, Pennisetum purpureum. The numbers of eggs and egg masses deposited on the three plant species were compared first under no-choice and choice conditions. In both cases, more eggs and egg masses were laid on maize and sorghum than on the non-host. Artificial surrogate stems treated with a water or chloroform surface extract of each plant were then compared with surrogate stems treated with, respectively, water or chloroform as controls, under similar conditions. Surrogate stems treated with plant water extracts did not show an increase in oviposition when compared to controls, indicating that the major compounds in these extracts, i.e., simple sugars and free amino acids, are not significantly responsible for the oviposition preference. By contrast, a chloroform extract of sorghum enhanced oviposition on the surrogate stems compared to the control, while those of maize and Napier grass showed no significant effects. Analysis of the chloroform extract of sorghum showed higher amounts of α-amyrin, ß-amyrin, and n-nonacosane compared to those of maize and Napier grass. A blend of the three chemicals significantly increased oviposition compared to the chloroform-treated control, indicating that these compounds are part of the surface chemical

  2. Dinâmica do peso e da condição corporal e eficiência reprodutiva de ovelhas da raça Santa Inês e mestiças Santa Inês-Suffolk submetidas a dois sistemas de alimentação em intervalos entre partos de 8 meses

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    Boucinhas Claudia da Costa

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    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo comparar a eficiência produtiva e reprodutiva de ovelhas em dois sistemas de alimentação. Noventa e oito matrizes da raça Santa Inês e trinta e nove mestiças Suffolk (3/4 Suffolk + 1/4 Santa Inês foram divididas em dois tratamentos: tratamento 1 (T1 - mantidas em pastagem, com suplementação de silagem de capim elefante na seca invernal, e tratamento 2 (T2 -mantidas em pastagem, com suplementação de silagem de capim elefante na seca invernal e de concentrado três semanas antes e durante a estação de monta, três semanas antes do parto e durante a lactação. Verificou-se diferença (P<0,05 entre peso inicial (PI (52,5kg e 54,33kg, e peso final (PF (53,38kg e 55,76kg para T1 e T2, respectivamente. Houve efeito de genótipo (P<0,05, sendo PI 51,46 kg para a raça Santa Inês (SI e 55,38kg para as mestiças Santa Inês-Suffolk (SF. Para PF, observou-se 52,36kg para a Santa Inês e 56,78kg na mestiça Santa Inês-Suffolk. O peso pré-parto (PPP diferiu (P<0,05 apenas entre as estações, tendo sido de 65,23kg na estação reprodutiva I (2 a 4/2002, 58,15kg na estação reprodutiva II (10 a 12/2002 e 59,73kg na estação reprodutiva III (6 a 8/2003. No peso pós-parto (PPART, também ocorreram diferenças (P<0,05 entre a raça Santa Inês (53,59kg e a mestiça Santa Inês-Suffolk (57,05kg; no peso aos 30 dias de lactação (P30d a Santa Inês registrou 52,94kg e a mestiça Santa Inês-Suffolk 55,45kg. O peso aos 70 dias (P70d de lactação foi para a Santa Inês de 50,83kg e de 53,22 kg para a mestiça Santa Inês-Suffolk; e o peso aos 100dias (P100d de lactação foi de 51,55kg e de 53,61kg para a Santa Inês e para a mestiça Santa Inês-Suffolk, respectivamente. A condição corporal inicial (CCI foi maior (P<0,05 para o T2 2,47 do que para o T1 2,16. Na condição corporal final (CCF, 2,19 e 2,6, respectivamente para T1 e T2, mas os tratamentos não diferiram na condição corporal pré-parto (CCPP. A

  3. Determinação do valor energético de alimentos para ruminantes pelo sistema de equações Determination of energy value of feed for ruminants by equations system

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    Vicente Ribeiro Rocha Júnior

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho objetivou-se avaliar o sistema de equações na determinação dos valores de NDT de seis alimentos volumosos (silagem de milho, cana-de-açúcar com 1% de uréia, feno de capim-coastcross 1, feno de capim-coastcross 2, silagem pré-secada de capim-tifton e capim-elefante e de 12 alimentos concentrados (fubá de milho, grão de sorgo moído, gérmen de milho, farelo de trigo, farelo de arroz integral, farelo de babaçu, farelo de soja, farelo de algodão, caroço de algodão, glúten de milho, farelo de glúten de milho e casca de soja, utilizando-se ovinos como animais experimentais. Volumosos e concentrados foram combinados em dois níveis, com quatro repetições para cada nível, a partir de um delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado. Os mesmos animais foram utilizados nos dois níveis do ingrediente concentrado, em dois períodos consecutivos. As dietas referentes aos dois níveis do alimento concentrado foram isonitrogenadas. A silagem de milho, a cana-de-açúcar com 1% de uréia, o feno de capim-coastcross 1, o feno de capim-coastcross 2, a silagem pré-secada de capim-tifton e o capim-elefante apresentaram os seguintes valores de NDT, respectivamente: 59,56; 60,57; 48,59; 50,24; 60,49; e 49,59%. Já para os concentrados, constataram-se os seguintes valores de NDT: fubá de milho (93,75%, grão de sorgo moído (82,82%, gérmen de milho (85,30%, farelo de trigo (74,28%, farelo de arroz integral (80,65%, farelo de babaçu (49,38%, farelo de soja (83,24%, farelo de algodão (67,75%, caroço de algodão (88,07%, glúten de milho (85,34%, farelo de glúten de milho (75,61% e casca de soja (68,95%. O sistema de equações foi eficiente na determinação do valor energético dos alimentos devido à alta correlação obtida entre esses valores e as digestibilidades da matéria seca e matéria orgânica do conjunto de alimentos avaliados.The objective was to evaluate the equations system for determination of the TDN of

  4. Effects of Cropping System and Cowpea Variety on Symbiotic Potential and Yields of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp and Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L. in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of Mali

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    Full Text Available Many cowpea varieties (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp have been proposed by research in Mali. None of these varieties were investigated for their symbiotic potential in terms of root nodulation and mycorrhizal infection. An experiment was conducted at Cinzana Research Station, from 2007 to 2009 with an objective to identify a cowpea variety with high symbiotic potential which may improve millet/cowpea cropping global production. Randomized complete block (RCBD design with a factorial combination of 3 cowpea varieties (IT89KD-374, CZ1-94-23-1, and CZ11-94-5C and 2 cropping systems (millet/cowpea intercropping and cowpea-millet rotation was used. On farm test was conducted to evaluate CZ11-94-5C and IT89KD-374 nodulation performance. Cowpea variety CZ11-94-5-C had the highest nodule number and nodule weight. Millet/cowpea alternate rows intercropping (1/1, only, had a significant influence on cowpea root infection rates by mycorrhizae, on the 45th day after emergence. IT89KD-374 gave the best cowpea grain yield (1540 kg ha−1 in sole crop. The highest millet grain yield (1650 kg ha−1 was obtained under CZ11-94-5C-millet rotation. Farmers' fields assessments results confirmed CZ11-94-5C performance on research station. The CZ11-94-5C cowpea variety needs to be more characterized.

  5. Increasing the overwintering survival of container-grown perennials

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    Harris, William Kevin

    2011-01-01

    Container grown perennials are a popular product offered by nurseries and greenhouses and included in their production but little research has been reported on proper overwintering techniques for herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses. In the first experiment rooted liners of Pennisetum alopecuroides, Pennisetum â Hamelnâ and Pennisetum â Little Bunny,â were potted. Treatments included, utilizing two overwintering covers, two fertilizer rates (low or high) and two substrate...

  6. Intoxicações por plantas diagnosticadas em ruminantes e equinos e estimativa das perdas econômicas na Paraíba Plant poisonings diagnosed in ruminants and horses and estimation of the economical losses in Paraíba

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    Tales S. Assis

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um levantamento dos surtos de intoxicações por plantas em ruminantes e equinos diagnosticados no Laboratório de Patologia Veterinária (LPV, do Hospital Veterinário da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campus de Patos, Paraíba, no período de 2000-2007. Em bovinos 7,4% dos diagnósticos realizados pelo LPV foram intoxicações por plantas. Foram diagnosticadas intoxicações por Centhraterum brachylepis (um surto, Brachiaria spp. (um surto, Crotalaria retusa (dois surtos, Ipomoea batatas (um surto, Marsdenia sp. (um surto, gramíneas contendo nitratos e nitritos (um surto por Echinochloa polystachya e dois surtos por Pennisetum purpureum, Palicourea aeneofusca (um surto, Prosopis juliflora (três surtos, Nerium oleander (um surto e Mimosa tenuiflora (sete surtos. Na espécie ovina 13% dos diagnósticos foram intoxicações por plantas. Os surtos foram causados por Ipomoea asarifolia (quatro surtos, Brachiaria spp. (três surtos, Crotalaria retusa (dois surtos, Tephrosia cinerea (dois surtos, Panicum dichotomiflorum (um surto, Mascagnia rigida (um surto e malformações associadas à ingestão de Mimosa tenuiflora (20 surtos. Nos caprinos, 6,4% dos diagnósticos corresponderam à intoxicação por plantas. Sete surtos foram causados por Mimosa tenuiflora, um por Ipomoea asarifolia, um por Ipomoea carnea, um por Ipomoea riedelli, três por Prosopis juliflora, um por Arrabidaea corallina, dois por Aspidosperma pyrifolium, dois por Turbina cordata e um por Opuntia ficus-indica. Na espécie equina 14% das doenças diagnosticadas foram devidas a intoxicações por plantas, sendo 12 surtos por Crotalaria retusa e um por Turbina cordata. As perdas na Paraíba por plantas tóxicas são estimadas em 3.895 bovinos, 8.374 ovinos, 6.390 caprinos e 366 equinos, que representam uma perda econômica anual, por morte de animais, de R$ 2.733.097,00. São relatados alguns aspectos epidemiológicos, sinais clínicos e patologia de surtos de

  7. Efeito do nível de fibra e da fonte de proteína sobre o desempenho ponderal de novilhas mestiças Holandês-Zebu Effect of fiber level and protein source on live weight gain of crossbred Holstein-Zebu heifers

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    A.C. Queiroz

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado para avaliar a influência do nível de fibra, da fonte de proteína e do horário de fornecimento da ração sobre o desempenho ponderal de novilhas mestiças Holandês × Zebu. As dietas com baixa ou alta fibra, à base de cana-de-açúcar mais silagem de capim-elefante como volumoso, continham 38,7 ou 57,2% de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, respectivamente. As fontes de proteína foram o farelo de soja com alta (65,0% ou farinha de sangue mais farelo de glúten de milho com baixa (32,2% degradação ruminal. Dezesseis novilhas mestiças, com idade média de 14 meses e 220kgPV, foram distribuídas em um delineamento experimental inteiramente ao acaso em esquema fatorial 2×2×2 (nível de fibra, fonte de proteína, horário de fornecimento, com duas repetições. O ganho de peso diário (GPD, o consumo de matéria seca (MS, de proteína bruta (PB e de nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT foram maiores para os animais que consumiram dietas com baixo teor de fibra, expresso em kg/dia, %PV e g/kg0,75. O consumo de FDN foi maior para as dietas com alto conteúdo de fibra (kg/dia, %PV e g/kg0,75. As fontes de proteína e o horário de fornecimento da ração não influenciaram o GPD e o consumo de MS, PB e NDT das novilhas. Dietas com baixa fibra resultaram em maior consumo de MS, PB e NDT, os quais permitiram maiores ganhos de peso.The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of fiber levels, protein sources and feeding time on live weight gain of crossbred Holstein-Zebu heifers. The diets based on sugar-cane and elephant grass silage were formulated for low (38.7% and high (57.2% neutral detergent fiber (NDF. The protein sources were soybean meal for high (65% and blood meal plus corn gluten meal for low (32.2% ruminal degradation. Sixteen crossbred Holstein-Zebu heifers averaging 14 months of age and 220kg of LW were allotted to a completely randomized experimental design in a 2x2x2 factorial

  8. Produtividade e valor nutritivo de pastos consorciados com diferentes espécies de leguminosas Productivity and nutritive value of mixed pastures with different legume species

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    Clair Jorge Olivo

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a produtividade e o valor nutritivo de dois sistemas forrageiros (SF constituídos por capim elefante (CE, azevém (AZ, trevo branco (TB e espécies de crescimento espontâneo (ECE, como SF1; e CE + AZ + amendoim forrageiro (AF + ECE, como SF2. O CE foi estabelecido em linhas espaçadas a cada quatro metros. Entre elas, foi estabelecido azevém, durante o período hibernal, permitindo-se o desenvolvimento de ECE no período estival. Para avaliação, foram utilizadas vacas da raça Holandesa e o método de pastejo foi o rotacionado. Avaliaram-se a massa de forragem inicial (MFI e a composição botânica e estrutural dos pastos. Para as estimativas de valor nutritivo, foram feitas amostragens simulando o pastejo e analisados a fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, proteína bruta (PB, digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria orgânica (DIVMO. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado com dois tratamentos e duas repetições, em parcelas subdivididas no tempo. Os valores médios de massa de forragem inicial e da carga animal foram similares entre os SF. Observou-se resultado superior para o teor médio de PB da forragem do SF2. O uso do azevém, das leguminosas e das espécies de crescimento espontâneo em consórcio com o CE permite manter massa de forragem uniforme no decorrer dos pastejos.The objective of this research was to evaluate the productivity and nutritive value of two pasture-based systems (PS with elephant grass (EG + ryegrass (RG + white clover (WC + spontaneous growing species (SGS, for PS1; and EG + RG + forage peanut (FP + SGS, for PS2. EG was established in rows spaced by four meters. Ryegrass was seeding in the space between rows during cool-season and development of SGS was permitted in the warm-season. Holstein cows under rotational grazing were used in the evaluation. The initial forage mass (IFM

  9. PRODUCTION OF VOLATILE FATTY ACIDS EVALUATED BY SEMIAUTOMATIC TECHNIQUE IN VITRO IN THE RUMINANT FEEDS WITH DIFFERENT CARBOHYDRATE SOURCES IN THE ROUGHAGES RATE Producción de Ácidos Grasos Volátiles Evaluados por la Técnica Semiautomática in vitro en Los Alimentos para Rumiantes en Adicción de Fuentes de Carboidratos em la porcion volumosa PRODUÇÃO DE ÁCIDOS GRAXOS VOLÁTEIS, AVALIADA PELA TÉCNICA SEMIAUTOMÁTICA IN VITRO, NA DIETA DE RUMINANTES COM DIFERENTES FONTES DE CARBOIDRATOS NA FRAÇÃO VOLUMOSA

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    Roberto de Camargo Wascheck

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The effect of carbohydrates sources (dent corn or flint corn or citrus pulp addition to forages (corn silage, sorghum silage + silage of corn residue, elephant grass, sugarcane, silage of corn residue was measured, through volatile fatty acids (VFA’s production at the time of incubation of 2, 6, 12 e 24 hours. A completely randomized design in split plot with the time factor in the subplots Was used. The averages gas productions were treated by the France parameters. The acetate was VFA of larger production. It observed high and positive correlation between all of VFA’s of the present study.

    KEY WORDS: Acetate, by-product, citrus pulp.
    A efectúan de fuentes del carbohidratos (maíz de la mella o maíz del pedernal o pulpa del cítrico la suma a los forrajes (el forraje conservado en silo de maíz, forraje conservado en silo del sorgo + el forraje conservado en silo de residuo de maíz, césped del elefante, el cana-de-azúcar, el forraje conservado en silo de residuo de maíz era moderado, a través de los ácidos grasos volátiles la producción. Los promedios gasean que las producciones fueron tratadas por los parámetros de Francia. El acetato era VFA de producción más grande. Observó la correlación alta y positiva entre todos de VFA del estudio presente. Avaliou-se o efeito da adição ou não de fontes de carboidratos (milho dentado ou milho duro ou polpa de citros a forragens (silagem de milho, silagem de sorgo + silagem de resíduo de milho, capim-elefante, cana-de-açúcar, silagem de resíduo de milho sem adição das fontes de carboidratos, pela técnica in vitro semiautomática de produção de gases em função da produção de ácidos graxos voláteis (AGVs nos tempos de incubação de 2, 6, 12 e 24 horas. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado em parcelas subdivididas com o fator tempo nas subparcelas. As médias da produção de gases foram tratadas pelos parâmetros de France. O acetato foi

  10. Uréia em dietas para bovinos: consumo, digestibilidade dos nutrientes, ganho de peso, características de carcaça e produção microbiana Urea in diets of steers: intake, digestibility, performance, carcass traits and microbial yield

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    Mônica Lopes Paixão

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se determinar o efeito da substituição total da proteína do farelo de soja pelo nitrogênio não-protéico da uréia, em dois níveis de oferta de concentrado, sobre o ganho de peso, as características de carcaça, os consumos e as digestibilidades totais dos nutrientes (MS, MO, PB, EE, FDN e CNF e o consumo de NDT. Avaliou-se também o efeito da substituição sobre a eficiência de síntese microbiana em 16 novilhos (286 kg de PV inicial em confinamento durante 63 dias. Os animais foram distribuídos em um esquema fatorial 2 x 2, com duas fontes protéicas (farelo de soja e uréia e dois níveis de concentrado (0,75 e 1,25% do PV, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. As rações, isoprotéicas (12% PB, foram compostas de silagens de capim-elefante e de sorgo como volumoso, na proporção de 80:20, respectivamente. A eficiência de síntese microbiana não foi afetada pelos tratamentos. Os consumos de MS, MO, EE, FDN, CNF e NDT, assim como as digestibilidades aparentes totais de MS, MO, EE e NDT, aumentaram com os níveis de oferta de concentrado. A fonte protéica não afetou os consumos e as digestibilidades dos nutrientes estudados, exceto o EE. Aumentos na oferta de concentrado resultam em maior consumo de energia e mais alto ganho de peso. A substituição do farelo de soja pela uréia não altera o ganho de peso de bovinos com potencial genético para ganho de 1,1-1,2 kg/dia.The objective of this trial was to evaluate the effects of replacing soybean meal with urea on performance, carcass traits, and intake and digestibility of nutrients in steers. Microbial protein synthesis and efficiency were also measured in this trial. Sixteen steers averaging 286 kg of BW were assigned to a completely randomized design with a 2x2 factorial approach: two protein sources (soybean meal and urea and two levels of concentrate (0.75 and 1.25% of BW; four replicates per treatment were used and the experiment

  11. Biomassa, atividade microbiana e fungos micorrízicos em solo de "landfarming" de resíduos petroquímicos Biomass, microbial activity and mycorrhizal fungi in landfarming soil of petrochemical wastes

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    Alessandra M. de Paula

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se, no presente trabalho, a biomassa microbiana, atividade heterotrófica e a ocorrência de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMAs de um solo de área de "landfarming" de resíduo petroquímico durante 15 anos. Realizaram-se análises laboratoriais e ensaios em casa de vegetação para avaliar as condições biológicas do solo e o efeito da inoculação com FMAs (Glomus clarum e Paraglomus occultum no crescimento de seis espécies vegetais com potencial para estabelecimento nesses solos. A biomassa microbiana e os indicadores de atividade bioquímica (respiração basal, respiração induzida por substrato e qCO2 apresentaram-se em valores típicos de solos não contaminados, exceto para o qCO2, que foram bem elevados. Esses resultados indicam a presença de comunidades microbianas ativas mas se verificou baixa atividade das enzimas b-glicosidase, fosfatase ácida e urease, indicando interferências nos processos bioquímicos do solo o que poderá comprometer sua capacidade de transformar os resíduos. Verificou-se também a ocorrência abundante de FMAs em plantas espontâneas ou introduzidas. Foi notória a resposta positiva da inoculação com FMAs sobre o crescimento da alfafa, braquiária e sorgo, porém sem influência no crescimento do capim-elefante. Esses resultados apontam a existência de populações microbianas tolerantes aos componentes tóxicos dos resíduos petroquímicos aplicados continuamente ao solo estudado.In the present study the microbial biomass, heterotrophic activity and the occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF were evaluated in soil samples from a landfarming area that has been used for petrochemical waste treatment for the last fifteen years. Laboratory analysis and greenhouse assays were conducted in order to evaluate soil biological conditions and the effects of inoculation with AMF (Glomus clarum and Paraglomus occultum on growth of six plant species with potential to establish in soil

  12. Farelo da vagem de algaroba em dietas para cabras lactantes: parâmetros ruminais e síntese de proteína microbiana Mesquite pod meal in diets of lactating goats: ruminal parameters and microbial efficiency synthesis

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    Lizziane da Silva Argôlo

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos da adição de farelo da vagem de algaroba (0; 33,3; 66,7 e 100% em substituição ao fubá de milho sobre a excreção de derivados de purina, estimada com coleta total de urina, e sobre os parâmetros ruminais (pH, amônia e ácidos graxos voláteis de cabras em lactação. Utilizaram-se oito cabras adultas lactantes distribuídas em dois quadrados latinos 4 × 4 e alimentadas com dietas isoproteicas, compostas de 40% de silagem de capim-elefante e 60% de concentrado. Não houve efeito significativo da adição de farelo da vagem de algaroba sobre os parâmetros ruminais. O pH manteve-se em faixa adequada, entre 6,85 e 7,03, e a concentração média de nitrogênio amoniacal ruminal foi de 6,97 mg de N/100 mL de fluido ruminal. As concentrações de acetato e propionato variaram de 9,47 a 10,54 e de 4,79 a 6,58 mM, respectivamente. As excreções (mmol/dia de alantoína, ácido úrico, xantinahipoxantina, a quantidade (mmol/dia de purinas absorvidas, o fluxo intestinal (g/dia de nitrogênio microbiano e a eficiência de síntese microbiana (PM/kg NDT apresentaram resposta linear negativa à substituição do fubá de milho pelo farelo da vagem de algaroba. A estimativa da síntese de proteína microbiana em cabras deve ser calculada pela excreção de derivados de purinas a partir de equações obtidas com caprinos.The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding mesquite pod meal (0, 33.3, 66.7 and 100% to substitute corn meal on purin derivative the excretion, estimated by total urine collection, and on the ruminal parameters (pH, ammonia and volatile fatty acids. Eight lactating goats were used and distributed in a 4 × 4 Latin square and fed iso-protein diets consisting of 40% elephant grass silage and 60% concentrate. There was no significant effect from adding mesquite pod meal on the ruminal parameters. The pH ranged from 6.85 to 7.03 and the ruminal ammonia concentration averaged 6.97 mg

  13. Comportamento ingestivo de vacas em lactação e de ovinos alimentados com dietas contendo palma forrageira Ingestive behavior of lactating cows and sheep fed diets with spineless cactus

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    Safira Valença Bispo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram realizados dois experimentos, o primeiro com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da substituição do feno de capim-elefante por palma forrageira e o segundo para avaliar o efeito da substituição total do milho, e parcial da soja, por palma e ureia sobre o comportamento ingestivo de ovinos e de vacas em lactação, respectivamente. No experimento 1, foram utilizados cinco ovinos machos, não-castrados, sem raça definida, com peso médio de 25,8 kg, distribuídos em quadrado latino 5 x 5. No experimento 2, foram utilizadas 8 vacas em lactação, com produção média inicial de 14 kg leite/dia, distribuídas em dois quadrados latino 4 x 4. A observação dos dados comportamentais foi realizada visualmente, durante 24 horas, em ambos os experimentos. No experimento 1, com a inclusão da palma forrageira, os consumos de matéria seca, o tempo de alimentação e as eficiências de ruminação aumentaram linearmente, ao passo que o tempo de ruminação reduziu, linearmente também; o consumo de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e as eficiências de alimentação apresentaram comportamento quadrático. No experimento 2, a inclusão de palma e ureia não influenciou os consumos de matéria seca e FDN nem os tempos de alimentação e ruminação e as eficiências de alimentação e de ruminação (kgMS/hora, no entanto, a eficiência de ruminação (kg FDN/hora apresentou comportamento quadrático. O tempo de mastigação total e o tempo de ócio não foram influenciados pela inclusão de palma na dieta nos dois experimentos. Recomenda-se para ração de ruminantes com alta proporção de palma forrageira a inclusão de uma fonte de fibra fisicamente efetiva.It was carried out two experiments, the first aiming to assess the effect of substituting elephant grass hay by spineless cactus and the second to evaluate the total replacement of corn and partial replacement of soybean by cactus and urea regarding to the ingestion behavior of sheep and lactating

  14. Bagaço de mandioca (Manihot esculenta, Crantz na dieta de vacas leiteiras: consumo de nutrientes Cassava bagasse (Manihot esculenta, Crantz in the diet of lactating cows: intake of nutrients

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    L.P. Lima

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da inclusão de diferentes níveis (0, 5, 10 e 15% de bagaço de mandioca à dieta de 12 vacas mestiças leiteiras Holandês x Zebu (composição racial com variação de ¼ a ¾ de sangue H x Z com 478,5kg de peso corporal médio e com 100 a 150 dias de lactação, distribuídas em três Quadrados Latinos 4 x 4. Foi avaliado o consumo de matéria seca (MS, matéria orgânica (MO, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, carboidratos totais (CHT, carboidratos não-fibrosos (CNF e nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT. Forneceu-se silagem de capim-elefante como fonte de volumoso. As relações volumoso:concentrado utilizadas foram de 65,19:34,81; 61,59:38,41; 59,08:40,92 e 54,76:45,24. Formularam-se as dietas isoprotéicas e isoenergéticas. Houve aumento linear do consumo de MS, MO, PB, CHT, CNF e NDT, efeito quadrático do consumo de EE e redução do consumo de FDA com o aumento do BM, enquanto o consumo de FDN não diferiu entre os tratamentos.O bagaço de mandioca pode ser utilizado até o nível de 15% de inclusão na dieta total de vacas mestiças leiteiras sem trazer transtornos fisiológicos ou nutricionais aos animais.The effect of different inclusion levels (0, 5, 10, and 15% of cassava bagasse to the diet of 12 Holstein x Zebu crossbred dairy cows (breed composition varying from ¼ to ¾ H x Z blood, averaging 478.5kg body weight and 100 to 150 days in milk was evaluated. Cows were distributed in three 4 x 4 latin squares. The intake of dry matter (DM, organic matter (OM, crude protein (CP, ether extract (EE, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, total carbohydrates (TC, non fiber carbohydrates (NFC, and total digestible nutrients (TDN were evaluated. Elephant grass silage was provided as roughage source. The roughage:concentrate ratios were 65.19:34.81; 61.59:38.41; 59.08:40.92; and 54.76:45.24. Isonitogen and isoenergetic diets

  15. Objetivos de seleção e valores econômicos de características de importância econômica para um sistema de produção de leite a pasto na Região Sudeste Breeding goals and economic values for pasture based milk production systems in the Southeast region of Brazil

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    Vera Lúcia Cardoso

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Como parte de um estudo para o desenvolvimento de estratégias de seleção envolvendo animais da raça Holandesa e mestiços (Holandês x Zebu na região sudeste do Brasil, foram derivados valores econômicos para volume de leite (V, produção de gordura (G e de proteína (P, idade ao primeiro parto (IPP, peso adulto (PA e vida útil no rebanho (VU, para um sistema de produção de leite a pasto com vacas mestiças (Holandês x Zebu. O manejo alimentar foi baseado no pastejo rotacionado de capim-elefante durante a estação chuvosa e suplementação volumosa de silagem de milho na época da seca. O fornecimento de concentrados foi na base de 1 kg de concentrado para 2,5 kg de leite, quando as produções individuais excediam 6 kg de leite/dia. Foram realizadas análises de sensibilidade para avaliar o impacto das mudanças no sistema de pagamento e variações no preço do leite sobre os valores econômicos das características estudadas. Foram também derivados valores econômicos considerando-se como fonte alternativa de suplementação volumosa na seca a mistura cana-de-açúcar + uréia. Os valores econômicos (US$, de acordo com o sistema de pagamento corrente para V, G, P, IPP, PA e VU, foram, respectivamente, 0,15; -0,48; -0,31; -0,11; 0,08 e 0,04. Os resultados das análises de sensibilidade são apresentados e discutidos.As part of a preliminary study on the design of a breeding program involving Holstein Friesian and crossbred cattle (Holstein x Zebu in the Southeast region of Brazil, economic values for milk volume (V, fat (F and protein (P production, age at first calving (AFC, mature body weight (MBW and herd life (HL were derived for a pasture based milk production system of crossbred cattle (Holstein x Zebu. The feeding regime was based on rotational grazing of elephantgrass during the rainy season and grazing plus maize silage during the dry season. Concentrates were fed when daily individual productions exceed 6-kg milk (1 kg

  16. Efeito da Monensina e Lasalocida sobre a Atividade de Fermentação de Aminoácidos in Vitro pelos Microrganismos Ruminais Effects of Monensin and Lasalocid on Fermentation of Amino Acids in Vitro by Mixed Ruminal Bacteria

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    Rogério de Paula Lana

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento visou estudar os efeitos in vitro dos ionóforos sobre a fermentação ruminal de aminoácidos. Utilizou-se líquido de rúmen de um novilho alimentado com dieta à base de capim-elefante, acrescentando solução de tripticase, em três tratamentos (controle-C, monensina-M e lasalocida-L. Foram feitas transferências diárias de inóculos para novos tubos e, no 11º dia, cada tratamento deu origem a três novos (C, M, L, totalizando nove combinações (2ª fase. Do 1º ao 10º dia de incubação, os ionóforos evitaram o aumento expressivo na produção de amônia comparado ao controle. Do 11º ao 12º dia, os ionóforos foram mais eficientes em decrescer a produção de amônia quando os mesmos estavam ausentes na 1ª fase; e a lasalocida foi ainda capaz de diminuir a produção de amônia e a concentração de proteína microbiana quando a monensina estava presente na 1ª fase. Do 16º ao 20º, dia verificou-se, independentemente dos tratamentos da 1ª fase, que os ionóforos diminuíram a produção de amônia. Entretanto, os ionóforos reduziram a concentração de proteína microbiana do tratamento controle da 1ª fase e aumentaram dos tratamentos contendo ionóforos. Por outro lado, verificou-se que, ao remover os ionóforos na 2ª fase, houve aumento significativo na produção de amônia, sendo que este efeito não foi detectado no 11º e 12º dias, provavelmente pelo efeito residual dos ionóforos.The objective of this experiment was to study the in vitro effects of the ionophores on ruminal fermentation of amino acids. Rumen fluid of a steer fed an elephant-grass based diet was used in the incubations, with addition of casein hydrolysate, in three treatments (control-C; monensin-M; and lasalocid-L. Inocula were transferred into new tubes, daily and on the 11th day of incubation, tubes from each of the treatments were used to inoculate three new tubes (C, M, L, totalizing nine combinations (second phase. From the 1st to

  17. Aplicações da curva de resistência no controle da qualidade física de um solo sob pastagem Applications of the resistance curve in the control of the physical quality of soils under grass

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    SILVIA IMHOFF

    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available A degradação da qualidade física do solo pode estar associada com a compactação causada pelo pisoteio dos animais. A resistência do solo à penetração (RP é um parâmetro físico utilizado para estabelecer o grau de compactação do solo. Contudo, esta varia com a umidade (teta e densidade do solo (Ds. O objetivo deste trabalho foi obter a curva de resistência do solo e utilizá-la na avaliação da qualidade física do solo num sistema de pastejo intensivo rotacionado de capim-elefante. A curva de resistência do solo foi determinada por meio de 48 amostras indeformadas, obtidas na profundidade de 0-10 cm numa Terra Roxa Estruturada utilizada com pastagem em sistema intensivo de exploração. Os resultados demonstraram correlação negativa entre a RP e teta, e correlação positiva entre RP e Ds. Estimativas indicaram que no potencial de -0,01 MPa a RP não atinge valores considerados restritivos ao crescimento radicular. Entretanto, no potencial de -0,3 MPa, a RP atinge níveis limitantes em toda a área. Quanto ao sistema de manejo e a espécie estudada, os resultados sugerem que a curva de resistência do solo pode ser utilizada para orientar as práticas de manejo visando à manutenção de uma qualidade física do solo adequada para o crescimento das plantas.The degradation of the physical quality of soils has been associated with the soil compaction caused by animal trampling. The soil resistance to penetration (SRP is a soil physical parameter used to assess the soil compaction degree. However, SRP varies with soil moisture (theta and bulk density (Db. The objective of this research was to quantify the soil resistance curve and use it to evaluate the physical quality of a soil under short duration grazing system of elephant grass. The soil resistance curve was measured using forty-eight undisturbed cores taken at the 0-10 cm depth of a Kandiudalfic Eutrudox used with elephant grass in intensive system of exploration. The

  18. Biodigestão anaeróbia de dejetos de caprinos e ovinos em reator contínuo de PVC flexível Anaerobic digestion of goat and sheep wastes in a continuous reactor of flexible PVC

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    Danilo G. de Quadros

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available A escassez de fontes energéticas e as altas taxas de mortalidade do rebanho são dois grandes problemas para os agricultores familiares no semiárido brasileiro. De setembro de 2006 a abril de 2007 um reator contínuo com gasômetro em PVC flexível, com 33 m³ de volume, instalado na Estação Experimental da EBDA, Jaguarari, Estado da Bahia, foi monitorado quanto aos parâmetros bioquímicos, microbiológicos e parasitários do afluente e efluente, sendo avaliadas a produção e a composição do biogás, além da utilização do biofertilizante em capim-elefante. Com o manejo adequado, o poder poluente dos dejetos foi reduzido significativamente. Microbiologicamente, a eficiência de remoção de coliformes totais e fecais se manteve acima de 98% enquanto os ovos dos principais endoparasitos foram eliminados com o tratamento. A produção de biogás foi de 0,061 m³ kg-1 de esterco. Basicamente, o biogás apresentou, em sua composição, 58 e 34% de metano e gás carbônico, respectivamente. O biofertilizante (pH 7,5 foi uma boa fonte de nutrientes, sobretudo de nitrogênio (64 g 100L-1, 80% na forma amoniacal e potássio (214 g 100L-1, aumentando a produção de forragem sem alterações significativas na composição bromatológica, digestibilidade "in vitro" da matéria seca e teor de minerais.The scarcity of energy resources and the high livestock mortality rates are perpetual problems for small farmers of the Brazilian semi-arid region. From September 2006 to April 2007 a continuous reactor, of 33 m³ with gasometer in PVC flexible film, was installed at the EBDA Experimental Station, Jaguarari, Bahia State and the affluent and effluent biochemical, microbiological, and parasitological characteristics were monitored, the biogas production and composition being evaluated, as well as the use of the biofertilizer in elephant grass. With adequate management, the pollution power of residues reduced significantly. Microbiologically, the

  19. Soil fertility and 137 Cs redistribution as related to land use, landscape and texture in a watershed of Paraiba State

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    Intensive land use and growing deforestation of the natural vegetation in Northeastern Brazil have contributed to the degradation of resources, particularly the decrease of soil fertility. As a result, biodiversity and ecosystem capacity to restore its resources after disturbances have been diminished. The decrease in soil fertility is more substantial in areas dominated by an undulating topography. In these areas, erosion is intensified when crops or pasture replaces natural vegetation. Even though degradation processes are reflected in environmental, social, and economical changes, there is a lack of information regarding the interrelationship between these changes and soil fertility and erosion. Thus, the 'Vaca Brava' watershed (14,04 km2), located in the 'Agreste' region of Paraiba State, was selected to study the interrelationships between land use, landscape, particle size distribution, soil fertility and erosion using 137 Cs redistribution. Small farms, where subsistence agriculture is intensive, are common in this watershed, as well as areas for environmental protection. A georreferenced survey of the watershed topography was initially carried out. Based on the survey data, the watershed was digitalized using a scale of 1:5000, and a 3-D map was created. Each landform element had its area determined on a area (absolute value) and percentage (relative value) basis. Shoulder, backslope and footslope positions represented 83% of the cultivated area in the watershed. A data base of 360 georreferenced soil samples (0-20 cm), collected using a stratified sampling scheme, was further created. Sites were stratified based on their landscape position (summit, shoulder, backslope, footslope, and toeslope) in factorial combination with land use (annual crops, pasture, Pennisetum purpureum, Mimosa caesalpiniae folia, bush fallow, and native forest). Physical analyses of the soil samples included particle size distribution and bulk density, whereas soil chemical analyses

  20. “中苎1号”和“中苎2号”苎麻营养价值的初步评价%Preliminary Evaluation on Nutritional Value for Ramie [ Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaud.] Zhongzhu No.1 and Zhongzhu No.2

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    朱涛涛; 喻春明; 王延周; 陈继康; 熊和平; 陈平; 谭龙涛; 卢凌霄; 郑建树

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    The main purpose of this paper was to evaluate the nutritional value of two ramie varieties Zhongzhu No.1 and Zhongzhu No.2 and provide a reference for ramie as a forage crop.The results showed that the nutritional quality of ramie [ Boehmeria nivea ( L.) Gaud.] was better than that of pe-rennial ryegrass ( Lolium perenne L.) and Pennisetum purpureum Schum.Besides, the nutritional quality of ramie was comparable to that found in alfalfa ( Medicago sativa L.) .The crude protein content and leaf-stem ratio of ramie at 80 cm reaping height were significantly higher ( P<0.05 ) than 100 cm and 120 cm.The crude fiber content at 80 cm reaping height was significantly lower ( P<0.05 ) than 100 cm and 120 cm.DM yield and gross protein yield at 80 cm were obviously higher than 60 cm ( P<0.05 ) .The growth period at 80 cm height was 8 and 13 days less than 100 cm and 120 cm respectively , In addi-tion, the daily growth rate of crude protein of Zhongzhu No.1 at 80cm reaping height was significantly higher ( P<0.05 ) than other reaping heights.Based on the results , Zhongzhu No.1 and Zhongzhu No.2 could be used as forage crop , and in their second growth season , ramie should be reaped at about 80 cm height as ruminant feed.%本研究的目的是对“中苎1号”和“中苎2号”苎麻的营养价值进行初步评价,为苎麻作牧草利用提供参考。试验结果表明,苎麻的营养品质优于黑麦草和象草,和苜蓿相近;80 cm收割高度下苎麻的叶、茎粗蛋白含量和叶茎比均显著高于100 cm和120 cm ( P<0.05)的收割高度,叶、茎粗纤维含量则显著低于100 cm和120 cm ( P<0.05),同时干物质产量和粗蛋白产量均显著高于60 cm ( P<0.05),生长时间相对100 cm和120 cm分别缩短了8 d和13 d。此外,“中苎1号”在80 cm收割高度下的粗蛋白日增产速率显著高于其他收割高度( P<0.05)。综上可知,“中苎1号”和“中苎2号”可以做牧草开发利

  1. Evaluation of irradiated essential oils to control of Sitophilus zeamais Mots. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Blatella germanica (L.) (Dictyopera: Blattellidae); Avaliacao de produtos naturais irradiados para o controle de Sitophilus zeamais Mots. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) e Blatella germanica (L.) (Dictyopera: Blattellidae)

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    Potenza, Marcos Roberto

    2004-07-01

    This work aimed to evaluate the effect of irradiated essential oils of Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus globulus, Pinus sp., Azadirachta indica, Cymbopogon nardus, Cupressus sempervirens, Cymbopogons citratus and Juniperus communis and aqueous, hexanic and ethanolic irradiated extracts of Solanum paniculatum, Dahlia pinnata, Lycopersicon esculentum, Nephrolepis pectinata, Ruta graveolens, Ficus elastica, Lavandula angustifolia, Rhododendron simsii, Agave angustifolia, Ocimum basilicum, Allamanda cathartica, Dieffenbachia brasiliensis, Pennisetum purpureum, Annona squamosa, Coffea arabica and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, in order to identify new substances to integrated pest management (IPM) and to observe possible effects of gamma radiation about extracts and essential oils efficiency such as increase, reduction, activation and inactivation of the same to the pest control. It evaluated the effect of contact on Sitophilus zeamais and by ingestion in Blattella germanica. To irradiation was used an experimental irradiator of Cobalt-60, type Gammacell 220. The essential oils were submitted increasing doses of gamma radiation: 2.5; 5.0; 7.5 and 10.0 kGy. The bioassay with B. germanica demonstrated efficiency between 22.0 e 30.0% and between 30.0 and 42.0%, respectively, to irradiated essential oils of E. citriodora and E. globulus and they demonstrated too repellency to the nymphs. The gamma radiation used promoted changes in essential oils of E. citriodora e E. globulus that they began to show efficiency on B. germanica nymphs besides a significant reduction of repellency. Essential oils of Pinus sp., A. indica, C. sempervirens and J. communis did not display efficiency. The essential oils of C. nardus, and C. citratus had low efficiency. The gamma radiation increased the efficiency of ethanolic extract of D. Pinnata with dose of 7.5 kGy, showing 48.0% of efficiency on B. germanica nymphs. The gamma radiation showed adverse effect on the aqueous extract of R. Graveolens

  2. Evaluation of irradiated essential oils to control of Sitophilus zeamais Mots. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Blatella germanica (L.) (Dictyopera: Blattellidae)

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    This work aimed to evaluate the effect of irradiated essential oils of Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus globulus, Pinus sp., Azadirachta indica, Cymbopogon nardus, Cupressus sempervirens, Cymbopogons citratus and Juniperus communis and aqueous, hexanic and ethanolic irradiated extracts of Solanum paniculatum, Dahlia pinnata, Lycopersicon esculentum, Nephrolepis pectinata, Ruta graveolens, Ficus elastica, Lavandula angustifolia, Rhododendron simsii, Agave angustifolia, Ocimum basilicum, Allamanda cathartica, Dieffenbachia brasiliensis, Pennisetum purpureum, Annona squamosa, Coffea arabica and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, in order to identify new substances to integrated pest management (IPM) and to observe possible effects of gamma radiation about extracts and essential oils efficiency such as increase, reduction, activation and inactivation of the same to the pest control. It evaluated the effect of contact on Sitophilus zeamais and by ingestion in Blattella germanica. To irradiation was used an experimental irradiator of Cobalt-60, type Gammacell 220. The essential oils were submitted increasing doses of gamma radiation: 2.5; 5.0; 7.5 and 10.0 kGy. The bioassay with B. germanica demonstrated efficiency between 22.0 e 30.0% and between 30.0 and 42.0%, respectively, to irradiated essential oils of E. citriodora and E. globulus and they demonstrated too repellency to the nymphs. The gamma radiation used promoted changes in essential oils of E. citriodora e E. globulus that they began to show efficiency on B. germanica nymphs besides a significant reduction of repellency. Essential oils of Pinus sp., A. indica, C. sempervirens and J. communis did not display efficiency. The essential oils of C. nardus, and C. citratus had low efficiency. The gamma radiation increased the efficiency of ethanolic extract of D. Pinnata with dose of 7.5 kGy, showing 48.0% of efficiency on B. germanica nymphs. The gamma radiation showed adverse effect on the aqueous extract of R. Graveolens

  3. Alimentación de bovinos con ensilado de mezclas de banano de rechazo y ráquis en diferentes proporciones

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    J. C. De la Cruz-Hernández

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de evaluar el comportamiento productivo de bovinos consumiendo ensilado de mezclas de banano de rechazo como fruta y ráquis en diferentes proporciones, se realizó una prueba de alimentación con 12 bovinos cebú comercial, machos, enteros, con un peso promedio de 168±17 kg, a los que se les asignó, de manera aleatoria, cada uno de los siguientes tratamientos: I ensilado con 50% banano y 50% ráquis; II ensilado con 75% banano y 25% ráquis; y III un grupo testigo con zacate Taiwán (Pennisetum purpureum. Los animales recibieron, además, 1.1 kg de pasta de soya como fuente proteica y 50 g de una premezcla comercial de minerales y sal común. La prueba tuvo una duración de 120 días, más un tiempo de adaptación de 15, periodo en el que las dietas se ofrecieron a libertad. Los animales fueron pesados cada 30 días y se les llevó diariamente el control de consumo de alimento. Las mejores (P0.05 entre ellos. El consumo de alimento base húmeda (CABH no presentó diferencias significativas (P>0.05 entre tratamientos; sin embargo, el consumo de alimento base seca (CABS fue mayor (P<0.05 en el tratamiento ensilado de banano-ráquis 75:25 comparado con el de 50:50 (6.433 vs. 4.308 kg. El consumo de materia seca/100 kg de peso vivo fue mayor (P<0.05 para los animales que consumieron zacate Taiwán y ensilado de banano-ráquis 75:25 (2.334 y 1.990, comparados con los del ensilado 50:50 (1.413. El consumo de proteína cruda en kg fue mayor (P<0.05 para los animales alimentados con zacate Taiwán. Porcentualmente, el consumo de proteína cruda fue mayor (P<0.05 en los animales que consumieron zacate Taiwán y ensilado de banano-ráquis 50:50 (16.99 y 17.36 %. La mayor eficiencia alimenticia (P<0.05 la obtuvieron los animales que consumieron el ensilado de banano-ráquis 50:50. El análisis económico de este sistema de alimentación nos indica que se obtuvieron las mayores ganancias con el uso de los ensilados, siendo el mejor

  4. The Effects of Different Energy and Protein Ratio to Sheep’s Nutrient Intake and Digestibility

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} The objective of this research was to study the effects of different energy and protein ratio towards sheep’s nutrient intake and digestibility. Twenty four male sheep’s, 6 – 7 months old with initial average live weight 13+1.56 kg, coefficient variant11.78% were used in this research. The complete feed ration which consisted of King Grass (Pennisetum purpureum, soybean powder, rice bran, dried cassava and molasses was used in this research. Protein content on each component was 10, 12 and 14% and total digestible nutrients (TDN 60 and 65%, respectively. Dry matter (DM and organic matter (OM intake, DM and OM digestibility were studied in this research. Analysis of variance (ANOVA was employed to analyze the data. Test of Small Difference (P<0.05 was then carried out if significant different occurred. The research results showed that Dry matter and OM ration intake showed significant different among treatments (P<0.05. The highest DM intake was obtained at crude protein (CP 14% and TDN 65% i.e. 695.54 g while the lowest value was CP 14% and TDN 65% i.e. 462.11 g. Thus different DM and OM intake were caused by different ration ingredients composition. Dry matter and OM ration digestibility were not show

  5. Badania właściwości fungistatycznych gleby

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    This paper presents the results of study the effect of rhizosphere of Pennisetum typhoides on the soil fungistasis. The fungistasis of three different regions of the root has been investigated in relation to rhizosphere effect.

  6. 7 CFR 361.6 - Noxious weed seeds.

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    ... Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schultes Prosopis alapataco R. A. Philippi Prosopis argentina Burkart Prosopis articulata S. Watson Prosopis burkartii Munoz Prosopis caldenia Burkart Prosopis calingastana Burkart Prosopis campestris Grisebach Prosopis castellanosii Burkart Prosopis denudans Bentham Prosopis...

  7. Influence of nitrogen fertilization and green manure on the economic feasibility of no-tilled wheat in the Cerrado

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    Douglas de Castilho Gitti

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The search for higher profitability in wheat crop with cost reduction technologies that may promote sustainability is an important matter in Brazilian agriculture. This study evaluated the profitability of no-tilled wheat, reducing nitrogen topdressing doses with the cultivation of green manure before the wheat crop. The experiment was carried out in Selvíria (MS, Brazil, in 2009/10. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design with 36 treatments in splitplots and four replicates. The plots were formed by six types of green manure: Cajanus cajan L. BRS Mandarin, Crotalaria juncea L., Pennisetum americanum L. BRS 1501, fallow area and mixed cropping of Pennisetum americanum L. + Cajanus cajan L. and Pennisetum americanum L. + crotalaria which provided straw for no-tilled wheat in the winter, following the rice crop in the summer. The subplots were formed by six levels of topdressing nitrogen (0, 25, 50, 75, 100 and 125 kg N ha-1 using urea as a nitrogen source. The wheat grown after green manure in the previous winter crop, with no nitrogen topdressing and a rate of 25 kg ha-1 N, had more frequently production costs above the gross income. Wheat production cost after the mixed cropping Pennisetum americanum L. + Cajanus cajan L. and Pennisetum americanum L. + Crotalaria juncea L. from the previous winter crop, combined with nitrogen rates of 50 and 75 kg N ha-1, provided better profitability compared with the other green manures evaluated.

  8. Influência do tempo de incubação e do tamanho de partículas sobre os teores de compostos indigestíveis em alimentos e fezes bovinas obtidos por procedimentos in situ Influence of incubation time and particles size on indigestible compounds contents in cattle feeds and feces obtained by in situ procedures

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    André Oliveira Casali

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a influência do tempo de incubação in situ e do tamanho de partículas sobre as estimativas das frações indigestíveis da matéria seca (MSi, da fibra em detergente neutro (FDNi e da fibra em detergente ácido (FDAi em alimentos e fezes bovinas. Avaliaram-se amostras de fubá de milho, casca de soja, farelo de trigo, farelo de soja, farelo de algodão, silagem de milho, capim-elefante, cana-de-açúcar, feno de capim-braquiária, palha de milho e fezes de bovinos alimentados com dietas com alto ou baixo nível de concentrado. As amostras foram processadas em moinho com peneiras de porosidade 1, 2 ou 3 mm e acondicionadas (20 mg MS/cm² de superfície em sacos de tecido não-tecido (100 g/m² de dimensão 4 × 5 cm. Os materiais foram divididos em três grupos, de modo que as amostras de cada grupo foram incubadas no rúmen de três novilhas mestiças (Holandês × Zebu. O procedimento de incubação foi repetido três vezes e, a cada período, procedeu-se à incubação dos grupos em animais distintos. Foram utilizados os tempos: 0, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, 144, 168, 192, 216, 240 e 312 horas. Os teores de MSi, FDNi e FDAi foram avaliados seqüencialmente para interpretação dos perfis de degradação por modelo logístico não-linear. Não houve efeito do tamanho de partículas sobre as estimativas de FDNi e FDAi. Verificaram-se efeitos dos tamanhos de partículas sobre a velocidade de degradação da MS da silagem de milho e do fubá de milho, da FDN da cana-de-açúcar, da silagem de milho e da palha de milho e sobre a velocidade de degradação da FDA da cana-de-açúcar. Para esses alimentos, o tamanho de partícula associou-se positivamente ao tempo necessário para estimar a fração indigestível. Tempos de incubação de 240 horas para MS e FDN e de 264 horas para FDA são recomendados para obtenção de estimativas exatas das frações indigestíveis. O uso de partículas de 2 mm é recomendado por

  9. Cinética de Degradação de Alguns Volumosos Usados na Alimentação de Cabras Leiteiras por Intermédio da Técnica de Produção de Gases sob Diferentes Níveis de pH Degradation Kinetics of Forages Fed to Dairy Goats by Using the Gas Production Approach under Different pH levels

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    André Luigi Gonçalves

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos do presente estudo foram a caracterização e a determinação das estimativas dos parâmetros relativos à cinética de degradação ruminal dos carboidratos contidos nas amostras dos volumosos feno de alfafa, capim-elefante, feno de Tifton 85 e silagem de milho em cabras submetidas a diferentes relações volumoso:concentrado. Os parâmetros cinéticos da degradação ruminal da matéria seca e da fibra em detergente neutro destes volumosos, submetidos a diferentes níveis de pH, foram estimados por meio de incubações anaeróbicas, usando as técnicas da produção cumulativa de gases e de subtração de curvas e contrastado com os resultados obtidos por intermédio das técnicas in sito e in vitro, para os parâmetros de degradabilidade específica (DE e taxa de digestão da fração insolúvel potencialmente digerível (c. A interpretação cinética foi feita pelo modelo logístico V(t = Vf /(1+exp(2+4c(L-T. No ensaio de digestibilidade, utilizou-se o tampão de McDougall, adaptado por Gonzáles, ajustado com solução de ácido cítrico 1 M, para os pHs observados nos animais, conforme a relação volumoso:concentrado (100:0, 80:20, 60:40, 40:60 e 20:80. Observou-se comportamento similar nas curvas da degradabilidade específica, bem como para a taxa de digestão da fração insolúvel potencialmente digerível, o que confirma a interferência do nível do pH sobre os parâmetros relativos à cinética de degradação ruminal dos carboidratos. As leituras de produção de gás resultaram em menores coeficientes de variação para a cinética de degradação da MS, mas apresentaram valores inferiores aos obtidos pelas técnicas in situ e in vitro. Já para a FDN, mostraram valores e comportamento bem próximos dos obtidos pelas outras técnicas. Conclui-se que as estimativas das taxas de degradação ruminal da FDN podem ser realizadas precisamente pela técnica da produção de gás.The objectives of the present study were

  10. Efeito da monensina sódica sobre a produção e composição do leite, a produção de mozzarela e o escore de condição corporal de búfalas Murrah Effect of monensin on milk production and composition, production of mozzarela cheese and body condition score of Murrah Buffalo cows

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    Cristiana Andrighetto

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da adição de monensina sódica sobre a produção, composição do leite, produção de mozzarela e o escore de condição corporal de búfalas da raça Murrah. O experimento foi conduzido na Área de Produção de Bubalinos da UNESP- FMVZ Botucatu/SP, utilizando-se vinte e quatro búfalas da raça Murrah, submetidas a dois tratamentos, T1: sem adição de monensina sódica na dieta T2: adição de 300 mg de monensina sódica por búfala por dia na dieta, durante os primeiros 150 dias de lactação. Os animais receberam dieta composta por silagem de sorgo, capim-elefante e concentrado. Semanalmente, foram anotadas as produções de leite, coletando-se amostras, para a determinação dos teores de proteína, gordura, sólidos totais, e avaliando-se o peso vivo e escore de condição corporal. Foram calculadas as produções de mozzarella, leite (total e média diária, produção de leite corrigida para 270 dias de lactação, produções de proteína e de gordura e relação proteína:gordura. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado. Não houve diferenças estatísticas entre os tratamentos para produção média diáriade leite, produção total corrigida para 270 dias, produção de leite no pico da lactação, produção de mozzarella, porcentagens de proteína e sólidos totais, relação proteína:gordura, peso vivo e escore de condição corporal. A monensina influenciou positivamente, com diferenças estatísticas entre os tratamentos na produção diária de proteína (T1 = 47,10 g, T2 = 162,07 g, gordura (T1 = 226,90 g, T2 = 259,62 g e a porcentagem de gordura do leite (T1 = 5,41%, T2 = 5,84%.The effect of monensin on milk production, milk composition and body condition score of buffaloes cows in early lactation was evaluated. Twenty four Murrah buffalo cows were submitted to two treatments T1 (0 mg of monensin/buffalo cow/day T2 (300 mg of monensin/buffalo cow/day evaluated during the 150 first

  11. Degradação ruminal e digestibilidade intestinal da proteína bruta de alimentos para bovinos Rumen degradation and intestinal digestibility of crude protein in feeds for cattle

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    Marcos Inácio Marcondes

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido com os objetivos de determinar as frações A e B e a taxa de degradação ruminal (Kd da matéria seca (MS e da proteína bruta (PB de 27 alimentos e avaliar a digestibilidade intestinal da proteína nãodegradada no rúmen pelas técnicas do saco de náilon móvel e de três estágios. Os alimentos avaliados foram farelos de arroz, babaçu, gérmen de milho e trigo; milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo, milho desintegrado com sabugo, milho, polpa cítrica, sorgo, amireia, farelos de algodão com 28, 38 e 46% de PB, farelos de amendoim, girassol e soja; feijão-bandinha, glúten de milho, grão de soja, levedura, promil, refinazil, cascas de cacau, café e soja e silagens de capim-elefante e milho. Para obtenção da degradabilidade ruminal da MS e PB dos alimentos, utilizaram-se sacos de náilon de 10 × 20 cm e os tempos de incubação de 0, 2, 4, 6, 12, 16, 24, 48 e 72 horas. A digestibilidade intestinal foi determinada pelas técnicas do saco de náilon móvel e de três estágios. Os dados de degradação ruminal da matéria seca e da proteína bruta, em sua maioria, estão de acordo com a literatura. A técnica dos três estágios não estimou de forma satisfatória a digestibilidade interstinal de todos os alimentos estudados em conjunto, mas foi adequada para os alimentos proteicos. A maioria dos alimentos possui aproximadamente 90% de digestibilidade da PB, com exceção das cascas de soja, café e cacau e das silagens de milho e capimelefante. A técnica de três estágios estimou corretamente a digestibilidade intestinal dos alimentos proteicos, mas recomenda-se a utilização da equação DIPB (% = -5,1906 + 1,1053 × X para corrigir a digestibilidade obtida pela técnica dos três estágios para alimentos não-proteicos.The objective of the present study was to determine the A and B fractions and the rumen degradation rate (Kd of dry matter (DM and crude protein (CP in 27 feeds and determine the

  12. Evaluation of neutral detergent fiber contents in forages, concentrates and cattle feces ground at different particle sizes and using bags made from different textiles Avaliação dos teores de fibra em detergente neutro em forragens, concentrados e fezes bovinas moídas em diferentes tamanhos e em sacos de diferentes tecidos

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    Tiago Neves Pereira Valente

    2011-05-01

    foi processado em 1 e 2 mm e acondicionado nos sacos seguindo-se a relação de 20 mg de matéria seca/cm² de superfície. Utilizou-se aparelho analisador de fibras (Ankom220, empregando-se a-amilase termoestável. Não foram verificados efeitos do tamanho de partículas. Contudo, perdas de partículas significativas foram verificadas com o uso do náilon. No segundo experimento foram utilizadas amostras de forragem (feno de capim-braquiária, cana-de-açúcar, feno de coastcross, palha de milho, silagem de milho e capim-elefante cortado aos 50 dias e 250 dias de rebrotação, alimentos concentrados (sorgo grão, glúten de milho, polpa cítrica, farelo de algodão, farelo de soja, farelo de trigo, milho grão, soja grão e casca de soja e fezes bovinas oriundas de animais alimentados com dietas contendo 15 e 50% de concentrado. As amostras foram preparadas, acondicionadas e analisadas como descrito no experimento anterior. Os menores teores de FDN foram encontrados com o uso de sacos de náilon, o que indica perda de partículas pela porosidade do saco. Recomenda-se a moagem de amostras em peneiras de porosidade 1 mm, o que propicia a extração eficiente do conteúdo celular pela ação do detergente neutro e maior superfície específica para ação da a-amilase termoestável. O uso de partículas processadas a 2 mm conduz à superestimação dos teores de FDN.

  13. LEAD AND ZINC LEACHING IN SOIL TREATED WITH IRON SMELTING RESIDUES LIXIVIAÇÃO DE CHUMBO E ZINCO EM SOLO TRATADO COM RESÍDUOS DE SIDERURGIA

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    ="font-family: Times New Roman,serif;">Objetivou-se, com este estudo, avaliar a mobilidade de Pb e Zn no solo. Instalou-se um experimento, em casa-de-vegetação, em vasos preenchidos com amostras de Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo, submetidas a doses de resíduos siderúrgicos, sob delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 3×5, com três repetições, combinando-se três resíduos siderúrgicos (carepa de aciaria, lama de filtro-prensa e lama de fosfato, com cinco doses de cada resíduo (0 t ha-1, 1 t ha-1, 2 t ha-1, 4 t ha-1 e 8 t ha-1. Cultivou-se capim-elefante, por 120 dias, e, posteriormente, realizou-se o cultivo de feijão, durante 75 dias. Neste período, avaliaram-se as concentrações de Pb e Zn no lixiviado. Não houve lixiviação de Pb, porém, o Zn apresentou bastante mobilidade na coluna de solo. Em solo adubado com carepa de aciaria e lama de filtro-prensa, não foram observados riscos de contaminação do lençol freático por Zn e Pb, entretanto, a dose de 8 t ha-1 de lama de fosfato elevou os teores de Zn no lixiviado acima do máximo permitido pela legislação. Tal fato limita o uso deste último resíduo em doses altas. Os demais resíduos (carepa de aciaria e lama de filtro-prensa devem ser testados em experimentos de campo, visando à sua possível utilização agrícola.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Resíduo industrial; metal pesado; carepa de aciaria; lama de filtro-prensa; lama de fosfato.

  1. Bioenergy Crop Breeding and Production Research in the Southeast, Final Report for 1996 to 2001

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    Bouton, J.H.

    2003-05-30

    Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a native grass species to much of the US. It has shown great potential for use in production of fuel ethanol from cellulosic biomass (Lynd et al., 1991). Work in Alabama demonstrated very high dry matter yields can be achieved with switchgrass (Maposse et al. 1995) in the southeastern US. Therefore, this region is thought to be an excellent choice for development of a switchgrass cropping system where farmers can produce the grass for either biomass or forage. Another report has shown success with selection and breeding to develop high yielding germplasm from adapted cultivars and ecotypes of switchgrass (Moser and Vogel 1995). In the mid 1990s, however, there was little plant breeding effort for switchgrass with a potential for developing a cultivar for the southeast region. The main goal of the project was to develop adaptive, high-yielding switchgrass cultivars for use in cropping systems for bioenergy production in the southeastern US. A secondary objective was to assess the potential of alternate herbaceous species such as bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L.), bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge.), and napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) that may compete with switchgrass for herbaceous bioenergy production in the southeast. During the conduct of the project, another goal of developing molecular markers useful for genetic mapping was added. The ''lowland'' cultivars, Alamo and Kanlow, were found to be the highest yielding switchgrass cultivars. Although most summers during the project period were hot and dry, their annual dry matter yield continue to outperform the best ''upland'' cultivars such as Cave-in-Rock, Shawnee, NE Late, and Trailblazer. The use of a breeding procedure based on the ''honeycomb design'' and multi-location progeny testing, coupled with the solid heritability and genetic gain estimates for dry matter yield in lowland type switchgrass

  2. Calidad seminal en ovinos pelibuey con inclusión de Hibiscus rosa-sinensis en la dieta

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    José Maza Gamboa

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La alimentación de los ovinos en el trópico representa del 48 a 90 % de los costos de producción, además, el uso de granos hace dependientes a los ovinocultores del mercado internacional. Ganancias de peso moderadas se han obtenido con follaje de plantas arbustivas, sin embargo, algunas plantas como el Tulipán (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis presentan compuestos que pueden actuar como fito-estrógenos, lo que puede comprometer el uso potencial en la alimentación de sementales ovinos pelibuey. Método: doce sementales ovinos Pelibuey, de 24±3 meses de edad, con un peso de 44±5 kg y una condición corporal de 2.3 +0.3 en una escala de 1 a 5 fueron asignados a 2 tratamientos (n=6 durante 45 días. En dietas con base en pasto de corte (Pennisetum purpureum x P. Typhoides var. CT-115, para el tratamiento 1 (T1, se utilizó alimento comercial (500 g d-1 por ovino con 16% de PC; y para el tratamiento 2 (T2, 20% de Tulipán (451 g MS/ kg MV, ~1.6 kg d-1 por ovino. Al finalizar la prueba se evaluó la calidad seminal, las variables de respuesta fueron: volumen del eyaculado (Vol, ml y a través del Análisis de Semen Asistido por Computadora (CASA la concentración espermática (CE, Millones por ml y ocho parámetros de motilidad individual: velocidad curvilínea (VCL, μ/s, velocidad rectilínea (VSL, μ/s, velocidad promedio (VAP, μ/s, índice de linealidad (LIN, %, índice de rectitud (STR, %, índice de oscilación (WOB, %, amplitud media del desplazamiento lateral de la cabeza (ALH, μ y frecuencia de batido de cola (BCF, Hz. Para determinar las diferencias entre las medias para tratamientos para Vol y CE, VCL, VSL y VAP se utilizó una t de Student; para los parámetros de motilidad individual se realizó una reducción de factores y una clasificación en dos fases de los índices obtenidos para caracterizar las subpoblaciones espermáticas por motilidad. Los análisis fueron realizados con el software SPSS 15.0 para Windows Resultados: no se

  3. INDUCTION OF TRISOMICS BY PLATINUM DIAMINODINITRODICHLORIDE

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    Trisomics were produced in the pollen mother cells of Pennisetum americanum (L) K. Schum plants resulting from seeds treated with M to the minus 6th power platinum diaminodinitrodichloride. On the basis of the preliminary study the relative potency of cis-Platinum diaminodinitrod...

  4. Searching for microbial biological control candidates for invasive grasses: coupling expanded field research with strides in biotechnology and grassland restoration

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    Highly invasive grasses (e.g. Bromus spp., Pennisetum ciliare, Taeniatherum caput-medusae) are largely unabated in much of the arid Western U.S., despite more than 70 years of control attempts with a wide array of tools and management practices. The development and sustained integration of new appro...

  5. Evaluation of Millet and Rapeseed as Rotation or Green Manure Crops to Control Nematodes in Orchard Replant

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    Four annual crops, including Canadian forage pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) hybrid 101, velvetbean (Mucuna spp. ), rapeseed (Brassica napus) cv. Dwarf Essex, and buckwheat (Fagopyrum spp.), were evaluated as rotation or green manure crops for suppression of dagger (Xiphinema americanum) and lesio...

  6. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging of membrane permeability changes in plants during osmotic stress

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    Weerd, van der L.; Claessens, M.M.A.E.; Efde, C.; As, van H.

    2002-01-01

    The cell water balance of maize (Zea mays L., cv LG 11) andpearl millet (Pennisetum americanum L., cv MH 179) duringosmotic stress was studied non-invasively using 1H nuclearmagnetic resonance (NMR) microscopy. Single NMR parameter imagesof (i) the water content (ii) the transverse relaxation time (

  7. Bioremediation of Lindane by Wood-Decaying Fungi

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The object of this paper is to study the ability of four white-rot fungi (Trametes versicolor, Hypoxylon fragiforme, Chondrostereum purpureum, and Pleurotus ostreatus and one brown-rot fungus (Gloeophyllum trabeum to degrade the organochlorine insecticide lindane in liquid cultures. The evaluation of lindane biodegradation was performed using two analytical procedures. In order to extract and properly quantify the remaining lindane from fungal liquid cultures, two different extraction procedures were used: extraction from filtrates and extraction from homogenized fungal cultures. White-rot fungi were able to degrade lindane. The amount of degraded lindane increased with its exposure period in the liquid cultures of all white-rot fungi used, except C. purpureum. After 21 days of exposure, over 90 % of lindane was degraded by T. versicolor, H. fragiforme, and P. ostreatus. Degradation of lindane by the brown rot G. trabeum did not occur. The extraction procedures, when liquid cultures of T. versicolor, H. fragiforme, and P. ostreatus were used, had no noticeable effect on the determined degradation after 21 days of exposure. On the other hand, the amount of remaining lindane in liquid cultures of C. purpureum and G. trabeum depended strongly on the extraction procedure. Our study indicates that mycoremediation studies of lindane should also consider adsorption onto mycelial biomass as a possible reason for the removal of the insecticide from the liquid medium, especially where shorter exposure periods are studied or fungi with poorer degradation potentials are used.

  8. Desempenho ponderal, aspectos econômicos, nutricionais e clínicos de caprinos submetidos a dois esquemas de suplementação mineral Daily weight gain, economic, nutritional and clinical aspects of goats receiving two types of mineral supplements

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    Pedro Malafaia

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    maiores e, em relação à ingestão de fósforo, apenas o consumo da ração concentrada foi suficiente para suprir os requerimentos dos dois grupos de animais. As exigências de zinco foram supridas pela ingestão da ração e do volumoso. Além dos cálculos sobre o consumo de fósforo, cálcio, cobalto e zinco demonstrarem que as exigências desses minerais foram totalmente atendidas apenas com a ingestão da ração concentrada e do volumoso; clinicamente os animais não apresentaram quaisquer sinais diretos ou indiretos de deficiência desses elementos. Esses fatos reforçam a hipótese de que quando os animais são alimentados com rações concentradas e volumosos de boa qualidade, poucos serão os elementos minerais a serem supridos - especificamente, neste sistema de criação desta região, apenas o sódio e o cobre. Os resultados desse estudo endossam a idéia de que a suplementação seletiva, conceito que significa fornecer apenas os elementos minerais que efetivamente estão em falta na dieta dos animais, está correta, e implica em marcada redução nos custos com a suplementação mineral do rebanho.Daily weight gain, economic, nutritional and clinical aspects of goats receiving two types of mineral supplements were evaluated during 148 days in Seropédica county, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The animals were daily fed with fresh and chopped Andropogon gayanus or Pennisetum purpureum; the concentrate ration was formulated without a mineral mixture and was offered together with the forage of 300 up to 500 g/animal/day. Sixteen goats were divided into two groups of 8 animals each (4 small and 4 larger goats. For one group a commercial mineral mixture was used, and to the other group a selective mineral mixture containing only Na, P and Cu was offered. The animals were weighed every 30 days and the mineral supplement intake was measured monthly. Blood samples were collected at the beginning and the end of the experimental period. There was no difference in daily

  9. Liquid hot water pretreatment of energy grasses and its influence of physico-chemical changes on enzymatic digestibility.

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    Yu, Qiang; Liu, Jing; Zhuang, Xinshu; Yuan, Zhenhong; Wang, Wen; Qi, Wei; Wang, Qiong; Tan, Xuesong; Kong, Xiaoying

    2016-01-01

    Pennisetum hybrid I, II and switchgrass were pretreated with liquid hot water to enhance the release of sugars. The optimum hydrolysis factor for three energy grasses was 5.98, and the total xylose yield was 88.4%, 98.1% and 83.6% for grass I, II and S. It was indicated that the ratio of syringyl and guaiacyl units of lignin played an important role on the hemicellulose hydrolysis in LHW than branch degree, but latter contributed more on the characterization of xylooligomers degree of polymerization. Moreover, the analysis of multi-scale changes of substrate suggested that cellulose crystallinity index and degree of polymerization seemed no direct relationships for increase of enzymatic digestibility. While lignin barrier was the main factor limiting efficiency of sugar release, and Pennisetum hybrid with low lignin content and high sugar recovery was proved to be a prospective plant feedstock for cellulosic ethanol production. PMID:26233251

  10. Evaluation of carcass characteristics and meat chemical composition of Bos indicus and Bos indicus x Bos taurus crossbred steers finished in pasture systems

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    Moreira Fernanda Barros; Souza Nilson Evelázio de; Matsushita Makoto; Prado Ivanor Nunes do; Nascimento Willian Gonçalves do

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the carcass characteristics (carcass weight, carcass yield, fat thickness, loin area, marbling and colour) and chemical composition of the Longissimus dorsi muscle (moisture, ash, crude protein, fat and cholesterol) of cuts with or without fat thickness, of Bos indicus and Bos indicus x Bos taurus crossbred steers finished in millet (Pennisetum americanum L.) or star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus Pilger) pasture systems, with mineral or mineral prot...

  11. Mineral and phytate contents of some prepared popular Ghanaian foods

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    Annor, George Amponsah; Tano Debrah, Kwaku; Essen, Allen

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    Prepared Ghanaian traditional foods, mostly consist of starchy staples such as yams (Dioscorea spp.), cassava (Manihot esculenta), millet (Pennisetum glaucum), maize (Zea mays) and rice (Oryza sativa) etc. These traditional foods are a main source of energy and macronutrients. Little or no information however exist on the mineral and phytate contents of prepared traditional Ghanaian foods. The mineral and phytate contents of twenty commonly eaten Ghanaian foods, prepared using popular recipes...

  12. 能源草本植物繁殖技术研究进展%Research Progress on Propagation Techniques of Bioenergy Grasses

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    魏娟; 王学华; 肖亮

    2015-01-01

    综述了国内外近年来在芒草(Miscanthus)、柳枝稷(Panicum virgatum)、芦竹(Arundodonaxl)、皇草(Pennise-tum sinense Roxd)、象草(Pennisetum purpureumk)等典型能源草本植物的有性和无性繁殖技术方面的研究进展,总结了能源草本植物繁殖技术中存在的问题,并就解决方法和发展方向进行了展望。%The research progress on sexual and asexual reproduction techniques of bioenergy herb plants,suuch as Miscant-hus,Panicum virgatum,Arundodonaxl,Pennisetum sinense Roxd,Pennisetum purpureumk,in recent years were reviewed,and the problems on propagation techniques of bioenergy herb plant were summarized,and the solutions and development direc-tions were prospected.

  13. 不同生物质材料的表面自由能%The surface free energy of different biomass materials

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    阮重坚; 李文定; 张洋; 钟小仙

    2012-01-01

    The surface free energies of inner layer and outside of wheat straw, pennisetum, veneer of poplar wood and Pokienia hod-ginsii were tested by SIGMA 701 instrument using four methods, which are critical surface tension method, geometric mean method, harmonic mean method and acid base method. The test results showed that the surface free energy of inner layer for wheat straw and pennisetum was higher than that of outside; the surface free energies of poplar wood and Pokienia hodginsii wood were higher than that of wheat straw and pennisetum; the surface free energy of poplar wood was higher than that of Fokienia hodginsii wood.%采用临界表面张力法、几何平均法、调和平均法和酸碱作用的试验方法,通过SIGMA 701 (KSV)仪器测量麦秸表层、麦秸内层、狼尾草表层、狼尾草内层、福建柏薄木和杨木的表面自由能.结果表明,麦秸、狼尾草内层表面自由能均比其表层高,福建柏薄木和杨木的表面自由能比狼尾草与麦秸高,且杨木的表面自由能高于福建柏薄木.

  14. Atividade alelopática da leucena sobre espécies de plantas daninhas Allelopathic activity of leucaena on weed species

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    Nádja de Moura Pires; Hélio Teixeira Prates; Israel Alexandre Pereira Filho; Rubem Silvério de Oliveira Jr.; Trícia Cristina Lessa de Faria

    2001-01-01

    Alelopatia é o efeito direto ou indireto de uma planta sobre outra, por meio da produção de compostos químicos liberados no ambiente. Os metabólitos secundários ou produtos naturais envolvidos em alelopatia são denominados aleloquímicos e estão presentes nos tecidos de diferentes partes das plantas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o potencial alelopático da leucena (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit.) sobre as plantas daninhas Desmodium purpureum (desmódio), Bidens pilosa (picão-pr...

  15. [Search of Neurotrophin-mimic Natural Products for Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease].

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    Kubo, Miwa

    2015-01-01

    As part of our continuing studies on neurotrophin-mimic active compounds in natural products, we investigated the chemical constituents of the pericarps of Illicium jiadifengpi and the roots of Indonesian ginger Zingiber purpureum, resulting in the isolation of new seco-prezizaane-type sesquiterpenoid 1 and phenylbutenoid dimer 3-4 and two new curcuminoids 5-6. The MeOH extract of I. jiadifengpi was fractionated, leading to the isolation of compound 1. Compound 1 significantly enhanced neurite outgrowth in primary cell cultures of fetal rat cortical neurons. It is noteworthy that compound 1 has potential significantly to promote differentiation of multipotent neural stem cell line (MEB5 cells) into neurons. Additionally, we investigated the MeOH extract of the root of Bangle (Z. purpureum) that exhibited neuritogenesis activity in PC12 cells at 25 μg/mL, resulting in the isolation of neurotrophic phenylbutenoid dimers 3-4 and new compounds 5-6. Compounds 3 and 4 were found not only significantly to induce neurite sprouting of PC12 cells but also to increase the neurite length and number of neurites in primary cultured rat cortical neurons, and also showed protective activity against cell death caused by deprivation of serum. Furthermore, chronic treatment with these compounds enhanced hippocampal neurogenesis in dementia model olfactory bulbectomized (OBX) mice. Compounds 5 and 6 had significant NGF-potentiating effects on PC12 cells whereas compound 5 enhanced prevention of amyloid β (Aβ) 42 aggregation.

  16. Lixiviação de potássio da palha de espécies de cobertura de solo de acordo com a quantidade de chuva aplicada

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    Rosolem C. A.; Calonego J. C.; Foloni J. S. S.

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    Os restos vegetais deixados na superfície do solo em sistemas de semeadura direta, além de proteger o solo da erosão, constituem considerável reserva de nutrientes que podem ser disponibilizados para a cultura principal, subseqüente. Avaliou-se a lixiviação de K da palha de seis espécies vegetais com potencial de uso como plantas para cobertura do solo de acordo com a quantidade de chuva recebida após o manejo. Milheto (Pennisetum americanum, var. BN-2), sorgo de guiné (Sorghum vulgare), avei...

  17. Lixiviação de potássio da palha de espécies de cobertura de solo de acordo com a quantidade de chuva aplicada Potassium leaching from green cover crop residues as affected by rainfall amount

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    C. A. Rosolem; J.C. Calonego; J. S. S. Foloni

    2003-01-01

    Os restos vegetais deixados na superfície do solo em sistemas de semeadura direta, além de proteger o solo da erosão, constituem considerável reserva de nutrientes que podem ser disponibilizados para a cultura principal, subseqüente. Avaliou-se a lixiviação de K da palha de seis espécies vegetais com potencial de uso como plantas para cobertura do solo de acordo com a quantidade de chuva recebida após o manejo. Milheto (Pennisetum americanum, var. BN-2), sorgo de guiné (Sorghum vulgare), avei...

  18. Forage Crops to Support Rehabilitation of Animal Husbandry in Merapi

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    Full Text Available Merapi eruption in October 2010 caused livestock losses. To rehabilitate it, the forages demand should be fulfilled. The constraints faced in Merapi after eruption is low organic content of the soil, therefore the forages to be planted should be adapted to such condition. There are some forages recommended to be planted. For short term rehabilitation, the species recommended are those from the genus of Brachiaria, Cynodon and Pennisetum. Flemingia is also good for short term rehabilitation. For long term rehabilitation, Sesbania, Calliandra, Gliricidia and Leucaena are recommended.

  19. Uses of graminaceous plants as food by man in West Africa

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    M. S. Chuah

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    Full Text Available The family Gramineae, with over 7 000 species is the fifth largest family in the plant kingdom, and has over the years played a very important role in providing food for man in the form of cereals among which the most important and well-known examples are rice, wheat, maize and others. The principal graminaceous plants in man’s diet in West Africa are rice (Oryza spp.; maize (Zea mays L. and a variety of species belonging to the sorghums and millets (species of Pennisetum, Digitaria and Eleusine. Plants collected in times of famine include species of  Echinochloa, Panicum, Paspalum etc.

  20. Potencial del banco de semillas en la regeneración de la vegetación del humedal jaboque, bogotá, colombia

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    MONTENEGRO-S., ALBA L.; ÁVILA PARRA, YUDY A.; MENDIVELSO-CH., HOOZ A.; Vargas, Orlando

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    Se estudió el banco de semillas germinable (BS) en seis parches de vegetación en lazona conservada del humedal Jaboque: 1) Rumex conglomeratus - Polygonum sp. 2)Juncus effusus - Polygonum sp. 3) Typha latifolia 4) Juncus effusus 5) Pennisetumclandestinum - Polygonum sp. 6) Pennisetum clandestinum – Holcus lanatus. En cadaparche se evaluó la composición, la densidad de las especies presentes en el BS) el tipode BS que poseen algunas de las especies nativas del humedal) la similitud entre lacom...

  1. A preliminary survey of primitive crops cultivated in the northern Transvaal of South Africa

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    T. H. Arnold

    1983-12-01

    Full Text Available The different tribal economies of South Africa rely extensively on a number of primitive crop taxa which are cultivated as a primary food source. The most important of these include  Sorghum bicolor,  Pennisetum americanum, Citrullus lanatus, Lagenaria siceraria, Vigna unguiculata, Voandzeia subterranea and  Hibiscus esculentus. Morphological variation within these and a number of less important crops is discussed. The frequency with which each crop is grown and preference ratings allotted to them by individual tribal families are compared between the three major ethnic regions of the northern Transvaal. Factors which determine preferences are also discussed and suggestions made relating to germ plasm conservation.

  2. Herbicide-induced changes in 14CO2 uptake of leaves of some crop and weed species

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    The effect of diuron or atrazine on the rate of photosynthetic 14CO2 uptake of two each crop (Pisum Sativum and Pennisetum typhoides) and weed species (Amaranthus viridis and Cyperus rotundus) was studied. The results indicated a marked inhibition of 14CO2 fixation of leaves within two hours after diuron or atrazine treatment. However the resistant plants were able to exhibit a recovery of the net photosynthetic rate subsequently while the susceptible plants failed to recover. The results suggested that even with fully open stomata and available NADPH, the normal CO2 fixation was not restored by herbicide treated leaves. (author)

  3. Efecto de varios aditivos y suplementos nutricionales en las emisiones de metano y los parámetros de la fermentación ruminal in vitro

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    Giraldo Parra, Paula Andrea

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    Resumen: El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto de cinco aditivos y suplementos nutricionales, en tres forrajes tropicales de calidad nutricional contrastante, sobre las emisiones de metano y los parámetros de la fermentación ruminal, por medio de la técnica de gases. Se utilizaron tres niveles de inclusión para cada aditivo y/o suplemento, en los forrajes; Pennisetum clandestinum como forraje de calidad nutricional alta, Megathyrsus maximus como forraje de calidad nutricional...

  4. PRODUCTIVIDAD DE PASTURAS Y PRODUCCIÓN DE LECHE BOVINA BAJO PASTOREO DE GRAMÍNEA Y GRAMÍNEA + LOTUSULIGINOSUS EN MOSQUERA, CUNDINAMARCA

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    RE Castro; MOJICA RJE; JM Leòn; ML Pabón; FJE Carulla; REA Cárdenas

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    en el presente estudio se determinó y evaluó la producción de biomasa aérea (g Ms/m2), composición botánica, calidad nutricional, y producción y calidad de leche en dos tipos de pasturas para clima frío. el ensayo se realizó en el centro agropecuario Marengo de la Universidad nacional en Mosquera, Cundinamarca, donde se evaluaron dos pasturas, una de mezcla de kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum) y festuca alta (Festuca arundinacea) la segunda, una mezcla de festuca alta y ...

  5. Productividad de pasturas y producción de leche bovina bajo pastoreo de gramínea y gramínea + lotus uliginosus en mosquera , cundinamarca

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    Castro, Edwin; Mojica, Edwin; Leòn, J M; Carulla Fornaguera, Juan Evangelista; Cárdenas Rocha, Edgar Alberto; Pabón Restrepo, Martha Lucía

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    En el presente estudio se determinó y evaluó la producción de biomasa aérea (g MS/m2), composición botánica, calidad nutricional, y producción y calidad de leche en dos tipos de pasturas para clima frío. El ensayo se realizó en el centro agropecuario Marengo de la Universidad Nacional en Mosquera, Cundinamarca, donde se evaluaron dos pasturas, una de mezcla de kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum) y festuca alta (Festuca arundinacea) la segunda, una mezcla de festuca alta y la leguminosa trébol pa...

  6. Buffelgrass-Integrated modeling of an invasive plant

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    Holcombe, Tracy R.

    2011-01-01

    Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) poses a problem in the deserts of the United States, growing in dense stands and introducing a wildfire risk in an ecosystem not adapted to fire. The Invasive Species Science Branch of the Fort Collins Science Center has worked with many partners to develop a decision support model and a data management system to address the problem. The decision support model evaluates potential strategies for resource use and allocation. The data management system is a portal where users can submit, view, and download buffelgrass data. These tools provide a case study showcasing how the FORT is working to address the urgent issue of invasive species in the United States.

  7. Efecto de la incorporación de leguminosas en pasturas de trópico alto sobre el contenido de ácido linoleico conjugado ALC en la leche

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    León Caviedes, Javier Mauricio

    2011-01-01

    Con el objetivo de determinar el efecto de la incorporación de leguminosas en pasturas de trópico alto se ejecutaron dos experimentos: en el primero se utilizaron 12 vacas Holstein en lactancia media bajo un diseño de sobrecambio 4x4x4. Se incorporo la leguminosa Lotus uiliginosus en pasturas de gramíneas Festuca arundinacea y Pennisetum clandestinum. Se logro buen establecimiento de la asociación P.clandestinum + L. uliginosus lo cual resulto en mayor consumo de materia sec...

  8. PRODUÇÃO ANIMAL EM PASTAGEM DE MILHETO SOB DIFERENTES NÍVEIS DE NITROGÊNIO ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN PEARL MILLET PASTURE UNDER DIFFERENT NITROGEN LEVELS

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    EDUARDO LONDERO MOOJEN; JOÃO RESTLE; GELCI CARLOS LUPATINI; ADAUTO GOMES DE MORAES

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    O experimento foi conduzido em área da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, RS, com o objetivo de verificar os efeitos de três níveis de adubação nitrogenada (0, 150 e 300 kg/ha de N) em pastagem de milheto (Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke) cv. Comum, sobre a produção animal. Foram utilizados novilhos de corte e avaliados o desempenho por animal, o número de animais.dia/ha e o ganho de peso vivo por área. O sistema de pastejo adotado foi o contínuo, com ajustes de carga para manter uma press...

  9. Liberação de nutrientes pela palhada de milheto em diferentes estádios fenológicos Nutrient release from pearl millet in different phenological stages

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    Lília Karla Carpim

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo foi realizado na área experimental da Faculdade de Agronomia da FESURV - Universidade de Rio Verde, no sudoeste de Goiás, em um Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico textura argilosa, no período de outubro de 2004 a maio de 2005. Seu objetivo foi avaliar a liberação de nutrientes na palhada de milheto (Pennisetum glaucum, cultivar ADR300, em diferentes estádios fenológicos (pré-emborrachamento, pré-florescimento e início do florescimento. Utilizou-se essa cultura como cobertura de solo para o sistema plantio