Cenchrus ciliaris

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Cenchrus ciliaris

a grass of the family Poaceae; called also buffel grass. Ingestion of this grass plant by horses can cause osteodystrophia fibrosa because most of the calcium in the grass is in the form of oxalate crystals and unavailable for absorption. In very lush pasture can cause acute oxalate poisoning in sheep, but only if they are very hungry.
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However, information about the use of protein supplementation for lambs grazing on dormant buffelgrass is scarce in domestic and international literature about this topic.
The objective of this present research study was to evaluate the supplement dry matter intake, productive performance, carcass traits and yield of commercial meat cuts of lambs grazing in buffelgrass pastures and receiving multiple supplementation containing different urea levels.
Buffelgrass is a nitrogen hog, and thus suppresses the green-up of spring wildflowers.
Factors other than climate, such as soil texture, soil nitrogen and organic carbon, have been shown to influence survival and spread of buffelgrass (Cox et al.
Black willow displaced barnyardgrass along the riverbank, and plains bristlegrass, buffelgrass, Guineagrass and blue panicum became established in open areas.
The problem was that he hadn't been able to find a sexual plant of buffelgrass, a warm-season, drought-tolerant forage grass native to Africa.
Today, buffelgrass survives only in six countries, weeping lovegrass in three, kleingrass in two, and Lehmann lovegrass in one.
Although destruction of deciduous forests in favor of African buffelgrass has accelerated (Burquez et al.
Herpetofauna in the Rincon Mountains face a number of threats including mortality due to vehicular traffic and poaching, fragmentation and degradation of habitat adjacent to the park, and invasion of exotic species such as buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) and American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana).
Most common grasses included buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) and silver bluestem (Bothriochloa saccharoides).
Reed habitat was bordered by mid-height grasses, especially buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare), interspersed with shrubs and scattered forbs.
Understory grass cover was 60 to 80 percent and was dominated by exotics, primarily buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) and bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon).