Napier grass


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Napier grass

Pennisetum purpureum. Called also elephant grass.
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USA commercial bacteria) (SKP), Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from Napier grass (SKN), Lactobacillus paraplantarum isolated from Italian ryegrass (SKI).
Mechanical properties of Napier grass fibre/polyester composites.
The potential benefits of wood, especially napier grass, are not yet fully explored to substantially become alternative fuels and contribute to energy independence.
Although Signal grass and Napier grass has been widely cultivated in dryland South Sulawesi, but very little knowledge about the plant responses to water stress.
The desmodium repels (pushes) the pests from the maize and the napier grass attracts (pulls) the stem borers out of the field to lay their eggs on it in instead of the maize.
The present work attempts to: (i) enhance the surface area of the pyrolysed Napier grass biochar by KOH activation; (ii) investigate the effect of contact time and initial concentration of adsorbate on urea uptake capacity; (iii) yze the adsorption equilibrium and kinetics; (iv) characterize the activated carbon developed from the Napier grass biochar; (v) study the effect of urea adsorbed KOH activated Napier grass biochar on selected plant growth parameters of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.
Similar observation was also reported [23] with Kudzu silage and [11] where it was observed that the CP content of Napier grass dropped below 4% when ensiled with sugarcane bagasse as an additive.
Plans to begin producing Napier grass and giant reed grass as feedstocks for biofuels should be placed on hold, says a group of more than 200 scientists who are concerned the two grasses could overtake native plants and in doing so destroy wildlife habitat.
Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) is one of the most promising grasses available for ruminant production in tropical areas because of its high potential dry matter (DM) yield.
African growers have also planted napier grass near their fields, which excretes a sticky gum that traps pests.
Among examples, thousands of Kenyan farmers were planting insect-repelling desmodium or tick clover, used as animal fodder, within corn fields to keep damaging insects away and sowed small plots of napier grass nearby that excretes a sticky gum to trap pests.