It is now naturalised throughout the tropics and sub-tropics (Bogdan, 1977). Napier grass is one of the important perennial tropical forage crop belong to family Poaceae. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page. Kumpulan 4 kamus bahasa Indonesia, termasuk KBBI, dan 6 kamus bahasa Inggris, mendukung pencarian multikata, frasa, akar kata, dll. In the Philippines, giant star grass cut every 20 days had a higher in vivo DM digestibility in sheep (60%) than when cut every 30 or 40 days (Intong, 1998). Cultural practices such as shading by other plants and mulches helps to suppress growth. Symp. Likoni, star grass and King grass without molasses. Anise is frequently used as an exotic spice in Indian as well as in Chinese cuisines. J. Agric. [ Placeholder content for popup link ] 3rd Int. Last updated on June 30, 2015, 12:20, Feedipedia - Animal Feed Resources Information System - INRAE CIRAD AFZ and FAO © 2012-2020 | Copyright | Disclaimer | Editor login, Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value, English correction by Tim Smith (Animal Science consultant) and Hélène Thiollet (AFZ), Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus), Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus), aerial part, fresh, Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus), hay, Akin, D. E.; Rigsby, L. L., Theodorou, M. K.; Hartley, R. D., 1988. Guide for the possible classification in Puerto Rico of commercial grass hays. In Australia (Darling Downs, Queensland), it has been recommended in black clay soils and on the sandy soils of the coast (Skerman et al., 1990). Boletin 285, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Colegion de Ciencias Agricolas, Estacion Experimental Agricola, Rosiles Martinez, R. ; Rivas Montalvo, V. ; Aguirre G, M. A. ; Lopez Lopez, R., 1986. Superficial and subterranean soil erosion in Tabasco, tropical Mexico: Development of a decision tree modeling approach. Escape protein supplementation of growing steers grazing stargrass. P. Rico, 72 (4): 531-543, Montero-Lagunes, M. ; Juarez-Lagunes, F. I. ; Garcia-Galindo, H. S., 2011. It requires full sunlight for its optimum growth. The leaf blade is a flat, elon-gated sword shape, 2–6 inches (5–16 cm) long and about 1 ⁄16–3 16 inch (2–5 mm) wide. Grass fed during the dry season can contain less than 6% protein while the CP of young grass can exceed 15% of the DM, and more than 18% when N fertilizer has been applied (Cecato et al., 2001). Ecocrop database. Grassl., 37(2): 94-100, Cabrera Nuñez, A. ; Elorza Martinez, P. ; Rentaria, I. D., 2005. Bras. It is native to Africa but is now grown in many tropical countries. Greenlife Crop Protection Africa. The nutritional value of some tropical grasses. Can grow in soils with PH range of 4.5 to 8.0 but grows well in neutral to slightly alkaline range (6.5-8.5). Economic Importance for Humans: Positive. Even in cold, snowy climates, Giant Chinese silver grass remains upright throughout the winter. The grass grows tall and forms large clumps like bamboo. It normally appears to be drought tolerant therefore can’t withstand waterlogging for prolonged number of days. The positive response to blood meal has been associated with the lysine supply in the bypass protein (, Multinutrient blocks containing either fish meal or whole cotton seeds, No effect on DM intake and DM utilization in cows fed star grass hay but the effects were significant on cows fed the lower quality, Sugarcane silage with maize grain (10%), urea (1.5%) and mineral premix (0.5%). Response of kudzu as protein bank on steers grazing African stargrass. It grows in a variety of soil conditions and does not compete with food crops. Ubiquity. Stargrass is a long-lived, perennial grass adapted to tropi-cal and subtropical conditions. Mineral status of forages and grazing goats in West Sumatra, Indonesia: 2. Trop. Looking for definition of giant star grass? Longman, 475 pp. Top synonym for giant star grass (other word for giant star grass) is Cynodon plectostachyum. The weed normally propagates through seeds or vegetative. Zones US, MS, LS, CS; USDA 6-9. Livest. Literature reporting the use of Cynodon plectostachyus pastures for dairy production is scarce. Ferns are not of major economic importance, but some are used for food, medicine, ... (Onoclea sensibilis) and Giant water fern (Salvinia molesta), one of the world's worst aquatic weeds. One of the importance of starfish in the ocean that it can done by eating is that it keep the kelp population still exist. [citation needed] The important fossil fuel coal consists of the remains of primitive plants, including ferns. Cynodon plectostachyus is propagated by planting freshly harvested stem cuttings (1 cutting/m²) at the beginning of the rainy season on a firm seed bed (Taliaferro et al., 2004). In Mexico (Colima), a traditional dual purpose cattle production system is based on maize stubble and giant star grass: this diet, though sufficient in energy, was found to be deficient in protein and dry matter, and required supplementation with other ingredients (Macedo et al., 2008). Food Agric. The leaf blades are flat and flexible usually about 10cm in length. Sustain. Few pests or diseases of economic importance 9. The weight of hay from a single plant was 25 lb. Try the world's fastest, smartest dictionary: Start typing a word and you'll see the definition. Biodiversity. It can grow on a wide range of soils, from sandy loams to black cracking clay soils, and in areas where rainfall may be as low as 400 mm or as high as 4000 mm. In Mexico (Tabasco), giant star grass prevented superficial erosion though it was inefficient against sinkhole formation, because it could not alter groundwater properties as reforestation does (Geissen et al., 2007). Univ. Eisler's Encyclopedia of environmentally hazardous priority chemicals. It competes well with other grasses and weeds due to its aggressive growth and rapid propagation (Pozo et al., 2000; Clayton et al., 1970). The herb grows mainly in swamps and wet, sandy woodlands, especially near the seashore. Mexico, 39 (1): 39-52, Poppi, D. P.; McLennan, S. R., 1995. There is a lot of talk about protecting coral reefs or mangroves, but very little about protecting seagrass meadows. The leaves are 10-30 cm long and 4-7 mm wide, soft and hairy. Nutritive value and milk production in silages of Guinea grass cv. It is harvested commercially in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Nutritional value of stargrass (. J. Because they feed on many insects and other "pests," Scolopendra gigantea are valuable to gardeners and farmers in keeping the potential pest populations down. No effect on liveweight gain but a better response could be expected either during the dry season or by using growing steers. Nematode resistance in cultivar 'Katambora' 10. Rural Dev., 24 (2): 28. It grows in disturbed areas, in dry and light textured soils in grassland, cattle paddocks and roadsides (Cook et al., 2005; Bogdan, 1977).