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East Africa"s grasses and fodders

their ecology and husbandry

by Joseph G. Boonman

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Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, East.
    • Subjects:
    • Forage plants -- Africa, East,
    • Grasses -- Africa, East,
    • Pastures -- Africa, East,
    • Grassland ecology -- Africa, East

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-337) and index.

      StatementJoseph G. Boonman.
      SeriesTasks for vegetation science ;, 29
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB193.3.A353 B66 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 343 p. :
      Number of Pages343
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1720704M
      ISBN 100792318676
      LC Control Number92023961

        The African grasslands, also known as savannas, cover almost half of Africa, or five million square miles. The trees, bushes and other plants that thrive there must deal with a climate consisting of warm winters and hot summers. Rainfall averages 20 to 50 inches per year, with most of the rain falling during six to. Napier or Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), the most important livestock fodder crop in East Africa, is under threat from Napier grass stunt (NGS) disease is caused by a phytoplasma, which is transmitted by the leafhopper, Maiestas banda (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). After inoculation, the disease rapidly infects the whole plant causing extensive damage to Napier grass by: 8.

      Perennial ryegrass is a cool season perennial grass used in cool, temperate climates throughout the world. It has many worthy attributes and is considered the best overall pasture grass for many areas. The inflorescence is a spike with alternately arranged spikelet’s attached edgewise directly to the central axis. Leaves of perennial ryegrass are folded in the bud. Blades are bright green. Common Grasses of Southern African Countries Interesting facts about the Grass Family Southern African Grasslands African Savannah Biome Grassland Ecology Management in Southern Africa Web Search: Eco Travel Africa.

      The Book of Grasses: An Illustrated Guide to the Common Grasses, and the Most Common of the Rushes and Sedges. Mary Francis Baker. Page - The world lies east: how ample, the marsh and the sea and the sky! A league and a league of marsh-grass, waisthigh, broad in the blade, Green, and all of a height, and unflecked with a light or a. Grasses of Africa. Subcategories. This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total. * Bunchgrasses of Africa‎ (43 P) S Grasses of South Africa‎ (19 P) Pages in category "Grasses of Africa" The following pages are in this category, out of total.


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East Africa's grasses and fodders: Their ecology and husbandry / Edition 1 available in Hardcover, Paperback. Add to Wishlist. ISBN ISBN Pub. Date: 01/24/ Publisher: Springer Netherlands. Publish your book with B&N. Learn More. The B&N Mastercard® Price: $ Boonman first came to East Africa in on an overland journey along the river Nile which took him from Alexandria in Egypt to Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya and back again.

After a brief spell as a cotton agronomist in the Sudan Gezira he joined the grassland research team at Kitale, Kenya in A handbook is presented on the cultivation of feed grasses and other feed crops in East Africa. The species and practices actually used in intensive grassland production in mixed farming in the region are described.

Findings from East African literature from the beginning of the century are also incorporated. Subjects dealt with include: (1) the history of grassland development in East Africa Cited by: Buy East Africa's grasses and fodders: Their ecology and husbandry, Oxfam, Boonman, J G, Cookies on oxfam We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website.

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About this book. Grasses are very important features of the landscape and occur to a greater or lesser extent in all of the vegetation types of southern African. The importance of good grazing grasses for both wild and domesticated animals is well known.

This Africa Grass Guide includes facts, images and the Latin names of the grasses as well as where they can be found.

Cats Tail. The inflorescence of Cats Tail is sometimes used in flower arrangements. Due to the few leaves, it is seldom grazed. It is sometimes a weed. The festucoid grasses use the C 3 photosynthesis processes that optimizes at 15° to 20°C and 15 to 30 klx. With optimum light and temperature Panicoid grasses can fix 30 to 50 g dry matter m-2 d-1 whereas Festucoid grasses can fix up to about 20 g dry matter m-2 d Panicoid grasses do not make use of this advantage under low temperatures.

Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa is the only full color guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes descriptions of the most important grasses in southern Africa.

Other features are: an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than excellent color photographs and a series of icons that enable the reader to obtain /5(8). The merits of the following grasses for use in various parts of the country are recorded: Pennisetum clandestinum, Chloris gayana, Bothriochloa insculpta, Cynodon spp., Cenchrus ciliaris, Brachiaria spp., Melinis minutiflora and Paspalum dilatatum.

Study has also been made of legumes suitable for sowing in mixture with grasses. The best results have been obtained from lucerne varieties in Author: D. Edwards. Fodder, a type of animal feed, is any agricultural foodstuff used specifically to feed domesticated livestock, such as cattle, rabbits, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs.

"Fodder" refers particularly to food given to the animals (including plants cut and carried to them), rather than that which they forage for themselves (called forage).Fodder (/ ˈ f ɒ d ər /) is also called provender (/ ˈ.

This book, Guide to Grasses of southern Africa, is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes, among others, the following features: Descriptions and illustrations of the most important grasses in southern Africa - An easy-to-use grass identification key.

Focusing on the color, shape, and texture of the plants, and avoiding the technicalities presented by most botanical guides, this first and only popular book on the subject provides a lively account of the history, ecology, and uses of species of ulture.

line drawings. This title, Guide to grasses of southern Africa, is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes, among others, the following features: descriptions and illustrations of the most important grasses in southern Africa, an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than 1 Brand new Book.

Grasses were the first plants to be cultivated by man for food and are still the most important food crop. Grass also plays a vital role in the ecology in terms of food for animals and protecting the soil from erosion.

Other features are: an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than colour photographs and a series of. The inherent ability of Brachiaria grasses to grow in drought and marginal soils make them ideal forage for arid and semi-arid regions of East Africa.

Native to Africa, Brachiaria grasses produce palatable and nutritious biomass and increase both milk and meat production. The outstanding plates are a key feature of the book. Part 1, 'A Guide to the Identification of Grasses in South Africa', is by Lucy K.

Chippindall, and Part 2, 'Pasture Management in South Africa', is by Prof. Scott, Prof. Theron, D. Meredith, and others. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this. Pages in category "Grasses of South Africa" The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes ().Fodder and grass varieties for dairy farms, cows, buffaloes and goat farms. Fodder varieties such as Lucerne, CO4, Sorghum, Subabul, Stylo Hamata, Alfa Alfa and Cow Pea.

Two basic types of grasses exist in the United States; warm-season grasses and cool-season grasses. In the Northeast, cool-season grasses are grown due to their need for cold winters and warm or hot summers. The most commonly grown cool-season grasses in the Northeast include Kentucky and rough bluegrasses.