Chemical composition of Rhodes and Sporobolus grass (DM basis) Item Rhodes grass
Sporobolus grass Crude protein 10.10 7.28 Acid detergent fiber 35.90 32.93 Neutral detergent fiber 73.21 72.48 Ash 10.70 13.45 Table 2.
As Rhodes grass
colonised the spoil plots, sediment loss and runoff EC declined, particularly on the 10% slope where there was an 8-fold reduction in average runoff EC, from a peak of 2.9 mS/cm in Year 2 to 0.3 mS/cm in Year 6 (Fig.
It is surprising that no changes in total organic carbon were detected among the treatments, despite the large differences in total aboveground biomass production over the 6-year trial period (Katambora Rhodes grass
50.6 t [ha.sup.-1], lucerne 72.5 t [ha.sup.-1], Premier digit grass 74.1 t [ha.sup.-1], and native grasses 37.1 t [ha.sup.-1]; P < 0.001, l.s.d.
was the dominant species on both the topsoil and overburden sites and was the selected species for the plant nutrient analyses.
ADFCA had said that Rhodes grass
consumed a whopping 24,000 cubic metres of water per hectare annually.
Lawes and Robertson (2008) Seasonal variability of Rhodes grass
production in the northern West Australia wheatbelt.
Keeping this in view, an experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance of three grass species (Green panic Cv Tanzania, Mott grass, Rhodes grass
) at the research field of PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.
The Farmers' Services Centre has determined that buffel grass, a kind of pasture grass, is a more sensible alternative to Rhodes grass
and the centre has begun educating farmers on its proper cultivation methods.
At least 2,000 acres is under Boma Rhodes grass
for hay production.
does not provide a return in terms of nutrition for animals, such as camels, goats and cows compared to the level of water consumed," Al Reyaysa told Gulf News.
Rhodes production consumes about 60 per cent of the irrigation water and the Western Region produces about 29 per cent of Rhodes grass
in the emirate.