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The introduction of buffel grass in the Brazilian semiarid region, in the 50s, aimed to produce better quality forage, increase animal productivity and reduce grazing pressure on the 'Caatinga'.
Is there a relationship between herbaceous species richness and buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris)?
During the rainy period, the presence of gliricidia and manicoba trees promoted increases of 92 and 41% in the total number of spores for the intercropped maize + beans and the buffel grass systems, respectively.
More than one species showed high frequency and was present in more than 50% of the samples, especially buffel grass in both goat- and sheep-grazed areas, demonstrating its resistance to grazing, adaptation to regional climate and suitability to enrich thinned Caatinga sites.
Rhodes grass has traditionally been the Abu Dhabi farmers' fodder crop of choice and although further studies may reveal an even better alternative, buffel grass has so far proven to be the most productive, water-efficient and cost effective.
Buffel grass has been successfully re-seeded over large range areas of Pakistan (Mohammad, 1989) for permanent pastures (Khan and Zarif, 1982).
In the 2-year grass + luceme+ medic ley, it was not possible to remove the tough, tussocky bases of buffel grass to achieve close to 0% cover and the minimum surface cover was still ~20% in this treatment.
Funded in this round of grants is a three-year, $500,000 collaboration between Biosecurity SA and the Natural Resource Management regions of Northern and Yorke, Eyre Peninsula, SA Arid Lands and Alinytjara Wilurara to examine the management of buffel grass.
Effect of defoliation on plant growth of Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.
The frequency and density of buffel grass, native grasses, and herbaceous plants were recorded.
Hanselka CW (1985) Grazing management strategies for buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.
A portion of the cleared area was ploughed and sown to buffel grass (pasture area) and an adjoining portion (cropping area) was ploughed and sown to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.