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haulm

, halm
1. the stems or stalks of beans, peas, potatoes, grasses, etc., collectively, as used for thatching, bedding, etc.
2. a single stem of such a plant
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As shown in Table (2) the dry matter intake (DMI), digestible dry matter intake and crude protein intake (CPI) of groundnut haulms showed no significant difference if concentrated supplement offered once (1x), twice (2x) or three times (3x) a day.
Ikhatua UJ and IF Adu A comparative evaluation of the utilization of groundnut haulms and Digitaria smutsii hay by Red Sokoto goats.
The components of variance due to genotypes were significant for SCMR and SLA at 60 and 80 DAS and other traits except pods per plant, yield per plant, haulm yield per plot, and protein and oil contents (Table 1), indicating genotypic differences.
The plant is also favored by farmers because of its ability to maintain soil fertility through its capacity to fix nitrogen and because of the haulms that are used to maintain livestock during the dry season (Blade et al.
The haulms had all died by the end of October and the rows were earthed up extra-high to keep out any frost.
So as soon as the haulms die back, stop watering your spuds and leave them in soil or compost until you want to use them.
According to Devendra (1997), three major categories of feeds are: i) Pastures and forages--these include native and improved grasses, herbaceous legumes and multipurpose trees ii) Crop residues (dry fodder)--cereal straws, stovers, groundnut haulms etc.
Finish harvesting potatoes now as potato blight has been around on the haulms and, if left can destroy the potatoes as well.
The tall, leggy haulms cannot withstand any more wettings and have fallen to their dreaded enemy, the blight.
As a general rule, it's all right to compost the stalks or haulms, but if there was any sign of disease, eg blight or eelworm, burn the lot or dispose of it in your wheelie bin.
IF there are any blight affected potato haulms or tomato plants left in your garden, make sure that you bin or burn them.
Never put the tomato haulms on the compost heap because they may be harbouring damaging viruses such as tomato mosaic virus.