44, 297 309, Caceres, O. ; Santana, H, 1989. De Inwahners sünd vör allen Mestizen. A. ; Smith, J. W. ; Adekunle, I. O. ; Olanite, J. O. ; Bamikole, M. A., 2005. One of the first things that I noted when we first got our guinea pig was how much he loved eating it, and often preferred it to other foods that we gave him. A seeding rate of 2-6 kg/ha is very common. Pâturages et alimentation des ruminants en zone tropicale humide. Be careful when giving them grass from a meadow, as it may have been sprayed with dangerous herbicides. Supplementation increased feed intake and nutrient utilization (Viengsavanh Phimphachanhvongsod et al., 2002; Bamikole et al., 2001). of a workshop at the University of Ife, Ile Ife, Nigeria, 20 24 July 1987 [edited by Smith, O.B. Effect on Gir, Sindi and Guzerat heifers of supplementation on pasture during the dry season with ground ear maize and cottonseed meal. Potassium can be required on some soils and for more intensive production, such as haymaking. Since guinea pigs are often kept in cages, a guinea pig eating grass may not seem quite right. It is tolerant of light frost and low soil pH if drainage is good (FAO, 2009) and also of high Al3+ saturation (Ecoport, 2009). Soc. Potassium may be required on some soils, particularly with more intensive use e.g. However, it is more economical and practical to begin the crop by seeding. In intercropping, it can be planted of 150 cm row to row and 50 cm plant to plant. 1952 - 62. While pet guinea pigs can indeed have fresh grass, their indoor lifestyle often requires their diet to consist of primarily grass hay, pellets, and other supplements. The crop needs regular irrigation at an interval of 15 to 18 days in March to May, at 10 to 12 days interval I summer months. Light irrigation is very good for crop growth. Feeding goats with Guinea grass gives better results when it is supplemented with a legume (Ajayi et al., 2008; Bamikole, 2003; Viengsavanh Phimphachanhvongsod et al., 2002) or a crop residue-based concentrate (Aregheore, 2003). Feed Sci. As Guinea grass responds strongly to nitrogen, the fertilizer must be applied to pure grass swards in split applications during the wet season. Guinea grass yields an average of 30 t DM/ha/year (Cook et al., 2005). Maintenance applications must be 50 – 100 kg/ha, yearly. To bring soil to a good level, plowing is completed by moldboard, then two harrowing’s and cross planking is done. Evaluation of, Gupta, H. K.; Yadav, B. P. S.; Gupta, J. J.; Bujarbaruah, K. M., 1993. Avoid cultivation in important clayey and waterlogged soils. Soc. Tobiata (, Davison, TM. 1.2K likes. (USDA, 2009). Improvement of nutritive value of tropical grasses by physical or chemical treatment. The root is a short creeping rhizome; culms are erect, hirsute at the nodes. Ingestive behaviour, herbage intake and grazing efficiency of beef cattle steers on Tanzania guineagrass subjected to rotational stocking managements. Plant: Leafy erect Guinea grass with a deep root system; capable of growing to over 2m tall. Comparative evaluation of grasses for milk production. Lawrence P, 1985. J. Japan. 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J., 8 (3): 126-132, Gomide, J. It’s best to introduce your Guinea pig to the fresh spring grass slowly after winter time is over. Guinea grass is a palatable and excellent quality tropical grass used as forage for ruminants in grazed pastures or in cut-and-carry systems. What are the uses of Guinea grass? It can be conserved as hay or as ensiled. The Guinea grass should be planted in well moist soil condition. J. Japan. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/416 Last updated on September 15, 2020, 15:40, 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), Viengsavanh Phimphachanhvongsod et al., 2002, OM digestibility, ruminants (gas production), Adehan, R. ; Kpodekon, M. ; Houenon, J. ; Ossenti, T. B. ; Lebas, F., 1994. Supplementation of grazing zebu heifers with roughage and concentrate during the dry season. Grass is one of the first foods that guinea pigs usually go for as it is always available. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 31(4):339-343. It has a deep root system, which allocates it to tolerate some drought. Guinea grass was introduced as cattle feed. Personal communication. The best OM and DM digestibilities are obtained with young regrowth (Peiris et al., 1995). Soil requirement in Guinea grass well prepared before sowing the seeds. The plant is also said to cause fatal colic if eaten too wet or in excess, particularly in Equidae (Duke, 1983; Cerqueira et al., 2009). Decided to come back to farming, agriculture sector as a Farmer and Writer. Compost increases soil f… Apply the lower rate if it is in mixtures with other grasses or legumes. Thèse Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux, Ajayi, F. T. ; Babayemi, O. J. ; Taiwo, A. Studies on haymaking on three outstanding grasses. Soil phosphorus levels must be maintained with annual dressings of 50 – 100 kg/ha superphosphate. Vegetative planting of 2 to 3 rooted tillers per clump in a triangular planting pattern at 40 cm spacing can expedite establishment, and is appropriate for small-scale pasture development, especially when the seed is not available. In South America, cows grazing Guinea grass yielded 10 to 12 kg milk/day at 2.5 head/ha with good sward persistence and high forage quality (Lima et al., 2006; Lamela et al., 1995). The word about the people wearing the most exotic attire went far away, and Mt Hagen Festival and Goroka Show became known worldwide. Likoni. Pastos y Forrajes, 12 (3): 273-277, Campbell, C. M. ; Ho-a, E. B. ; Ritter, C., 1980. A., 2008. просо крупное (Panicum maximum) * * * • гвинейская трава • просо крупное For. But many regions and festivals remain at the edges of the-off-the-beaten map such as the Gulf Mask Festival. Sci., 39 (1): 31-48, Yousuf, M. B. ; Belewu, M. A. ; Daramola, J. O. ; Ogundun, N. I., 2007. Effects of exogenous fibrolytic enzymes on ruminal fermentation and digestion of Guinea grass hay. Small Rumin. A. R. ; Mosi, A. K. ; Mba, A. U. ; Egbunike, G. N., 1980. Split applications, each of 50 to 100 kg/ha N, are used in pure stands as required when economically feasible. Concentration of micro minerals in fiber fraction of forages. Yield, nutritive value and effects on soil fertility of forage grasses and legumes cultivated as ley pastures in the Borgou region of Benin. Rest period, forage nutritive value and steer performance on, Carew, B. Evaluation of mixtures of grasses and legumes with dairy cattle. Rabbits fed on Guinea grass had a higher feed intake and Guinea grass voluntary intake was 75% of the overall intake (Taiwo et al., 2005). Monbaca gives higher daily weight gains while cv. Res., 12 (1): 13-25, Holm, J., 1971. Symposium sur l'alimentation des ruminants en milieu tropical (du 02/06/1987 au 06/06/1987; Pointe-a-Pitre (FRA)) INRA, Asamoah, L. ; Adjei, M. B., 1985. New Guinea savannas and grasslands Grasslands, towards the end of the dry season. Replacing Guinea grass with water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) resulted in higher body weight gains in growing rabbits and higher milk yield and litter size in does (Tran Hoang Chat et al., 2005). Get yourself some new shorts and boots and start a new adventure out there in the bush! Nutritional value of tropical forage crops grown in Cuba. A. ; Pereira, W. E., 2005. BSES Bulletin, No.11:4-5. Guinea grass is a well known perennial grass adapted to tropical regions and is high yielding. Effects of season and sex on voluntary dry matter intake, digestibility and performance of the Fiji Fantastic sheep fed native guinea grass (, Aregheore, E. M. ; Steglar, T. A. ; Ng'ambi, J. W., 2006. It grows best under an annual rainfall above 1000 mm with no more than a 4 to 5 month dry period. Plant New Guinea impatiens once the danger of spring frost has passed. Choose a well-drained location that receives full morning sun and partial shade in the afternoon. It tillers profusely; create tufts or clumps up to 30 cm or more wide. If you have access to a good supply of fresh grass, you should feed it to your pigs daily. ; Bosman, H.G.]. 1, 1987-06-02/1987-06-06. Water seedling beds, 24 hours before transplanting so that seedlings could be easily uprooted and be turgid at transplanting time. Boletim de Industria Animal, 42 (1): 85-92. For best results, the seed must be sown by a combine or a drum seeder, by dropping seed onto the soil surface and rolling. Goat production in the humid tropics. Initial fattening. Aust. Guinea grass can be managed as a long-term pasture grass if grazed consistently, but it should not be grazed under 35 cm height, nor under very wet conditions (FAO, 2009). If your Guinea pig is fairly new to eating grass, then keep their intake on the lower side. It is a very effective colonizer in ungrazed areas, mainly on more fertile soils where some form of soil disturbance has occurred. Better quality silage is obtained if Guinea grass is cut during pre-anthesis or anthesis (Sarwatt et al., 1989). Sbornik Vysoke Skoly Zemedelske v Praze, Fakulta Agronomicka B. It is a fast growing and leafy grass, which is palatable to livestock with a good nutritional value. Livest. Grassl. Forest. The botanical name of Guinea grass is Megathyrsus maximus. Apply NPK fertilizers as per soil test values along with recommended farmyard manure compost. Afr. Of Paraclinical Sciences, Section Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pretoria, South Africa, Brown, W. F. ; Adjei, M. B., 1995. 1. B. da; Moura, L. O. de, 2001. Mr. Reddy was born in farmer's family and was into 'IT' profession where he was not happy with his activities. Grassland Research in Northern Nigeria. The performance of forage grasses under conditions of intensive grazing by cattle in the semi arid region of northeast Brazil. Guinea Grass (Panicum Maximum) Yem Bitkisi Tohumu. Guinea grass is suitable for pasture, cut-and-carry, silage and hay. Guinea grass is native to tropical Africa and is now widely naturalized in the tropics. Anim. 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Res. Grassl. It is used as medicine for heartburn by the Malays under the name “Berita”. In’n Süüdoosten liggt dat Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. B. K. Simon & S. W. L. Jacobs) is a major pantropical grass used throughout the tropics for pasture, cut-and-carry, silage and hay. Veterinaria Mexico, 17 (1): 13-16, Sarwatt, S. V. ; Mussa, M. A. ; Kategile, J. Supplementation with a concentrate or a concentrate and a legume gave greater milk yields in cows (Goncalves et al., 2005; Razz et al., 2007; Goncalves et al., 2003) and higher weight gains (+35%) in heifers (Rodrigues Filho et al., 2004). Paturages et alimentation des ruminants en zone tropicale humide, 1989, 333-348, Tran Hoang Chat; Ngo Tien Dung; Dinh Van Binh; Preston, T. R., 2005. Cuban J. Agric. Schum., Panicum maximum var. Many citizens of Papua New Guinea chew the betel nut, which stains their mouth, tongue, and teeth a brilliant red. In: Pâturages et alimentation des ruminants en zone tropicale humide, 65-76. Guinea grass is generally native of tropical and sub-tropical Africa. Subsequently, 20kg and 10kg N should respectively be top dressed just after 20 days after the cut. we are back again and please keep informed! The inflorescence is an open panicle. The effects of browse supplementation on the productivity of West African Dwarf sheep over two reproductive cycles. You have entered an incorrect email address! Protein supplementary values of cassava-, leucaena- and gliricidia-leaf meals in goats fed low quality. Agrosearch, 4 (1-2): 30-39, Benintendi, R. P. ; Andrade, P. de, 1982. Intercropping or supplementing Guinea grass with legumes increased Ca, P, Na and Fe solubility (Ajayi et al., 2009), DM intake (Akinlade et al., 2005) and did not alter meat quality (Jaturasitha et al., 2009). Sci., 36 (2): 191-196, Shimojo, M. ; Goto, I., 1990. Effect of N fertilizer rate and stocking rate on meat production from Guinea grass cv. Vanuatu. Contribution to the study of hay production in a humid tropical environment: drying and conservation factors in Martinique. Effect of maturity on the relative palatability of some tropical grasses. A seedling of 20 to 25 days old nursery or rooted slips at the spacing of 50 cm x 50 cm is optimum for the sole stand. Milk production on continuously grazed grasslands with or without nitrogen. Performance of West African dwarf goats fed Guinea grass-Verano stylo mixture, N-fertilized and unfertilized Guinea grass. Milk production from cows grazing on tropical grass pastures. Although plants seed readily, heads ripen unevenly and shatter readily. Exogenous fibrolytic enzyme had no effect on rumen digestibility of Guinea grass hay (Avellaneda et al., 2009). The stuff will grow 10-12' and needs to … Bras. haymaking. FAO, Rome, Italy, French, M. H., 1943. Guinea grass produces around 1.7-3.1 million seeds/kg (Ecoport, 2009). Grassland Index. Beef production from three tropical grasses in south eastern Queensland. Iodinated casein was found to increase rumen potential degradability of Guinea grass (Silva et al., 2007). It prefers well-drained, moist and fertile soils (Cook et al., 2005). Legon Agricultural Research Bulletin, 1: 19-26. If the grass dominates associated legumes through this period, grass bulk can be reduced by a short period of intensive grazing. Chapitre 5: L'effet du convert végétal in: Introduction à la gestion conservatoire de l'eau, de la biomasse et de la fertilité des sols (GCES) Service des sols - ressources, aménagement et conservation. Mineral solubility of, Akinlade, J. Improvement of nutritive value of tropical grasses by physical or chemical treatment. Pastos y Forrajes, 8 (1): 33-43, Roose, E., 1994. For Guinea grass plantation, it needs well-prepared soil. A. ; Camarao, A. P. ; Azevedo, G. P. C. de, 2005. It had no effect on meat quality (Oluwasola et al., 2008). The grass Is highly palatable and favoured by all grazing herbivores. It is developed in a variety of soils ranging from moist, damp and fertile soils. Malay. Nutr., 10 (1): 27-29 1993, Hammond, A. C. ; Wildeus, S., 1993. Southern Africa (CD-ROM) University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. Guinea Grass remains green until late in winter. Guinea grass is palatable to rabbits (Adehan et al., 1994). Trop. Goat production in the humid tropics. A., 2009. However, the name Panicum maximum is still found in literature posterior to 2003. Alternatively, the crop can be fertilized with 40 kg N just after the cut. Milk production in, Goncalves, C. A. ; Rodrigues Filho, J. The nutritive value of grass ensiled with cassava peel and poultry excreta for goats. Nutritive value and milk production in silages of Guinea grass cv. The botanical name of Guinea grass is Megathyrsus Maximus. Guinea grass produces around 1.7-3.1 million seeds/kg (Ecoport, 2009). J., 46 (1): 63-79, Lima, M. L. P. ; Pedreira, C. G. S. ; Rosseto, F. A. de A. ; Berchielli, T. T. ; Leme, P. R. ; Nogueira, J. R., 2006. The land is generally prepared by repeated plowing and disking. Results of trials in wet and dry areas. 945 likes. II. As Guinea grass is very palatable, the spread is slow under grazed conditions. Unfortunately, it's extremely and uncontrollably invasive and has take over the whole island. Levels of essential mineral elements in cultivated grasses from the Mexican tropics. Madang Papua New Guinea Photo (c) Linda Garrison. Husb., 25 (3): 505-514, Difante, G. dos S. ; Euclides, V. P. B. ; Nascimento Junior, D. do; Silva, S. C. da; Torres Junior, R. A. de A. ; Sarmento, D. O. de L., 2009. Behavior and productive performance of sheep maintained in Tanzania grass (, Taiwo, A. The nutritive value of ensiled forages cut at three stages of growth. Colic caused by, Champannet, F., 1989. III. These leaf blades and sheaths have soft hairs. J., 39: 210-214, Ojeda, F. ; Caceres, O. ; Luis, L. ; Esperance, M. ; Santana, H., 1989. Guinea Grass Pentecostal School, Guinea Grass, Belize. Proceedings of the XV International Grassland Congress, August 24 31, 1985, Kyoto, Japan. Several experiments have shown that supplementing cows or dairy heifers fed on Guinea grass improves animal performance. Animal feeding stuffs. Viability of fresh seed is relatively low. Guinea grass leaves are broad, flat, and long; they taper to a fine point. Effect of ammonia treatment on chemical composition and dry matter digestibility. Nutritional studies with West African Dwarf goats in the humid tropics. Guinea grass is well suited for cut-and-carry systems and can be used for making silage and hay. ! P. Rico, 72 (4): 531-543, Miyazaki, S. ; Yamanaka, N. ; Guruge, K. S., 2003. In: Xandé A. et Alexandre G. (eds), Pâturages et alimentation des ruminants en zone tropicale humide, INRA Publications, Versailles, 31-44, Okeke, G. C. ; Oji, U. I., 1987. Comparative study of palatability of twenty three forages used in rabbit breeding: first results. Use a handheld garden fork to work the compost into the soil. The varieties Sweet Sue and Tango also produce viable seed for plant propagation. Evaluation of pastures of Guinea grass (, Goncalves, C. A. ; Dutra, S. ; Rodrigues Filho, J. James Fazzi Sr U.S. Army Air Corps. It is a tall perennial grass with average height of 3-4 m. The leaf blades have fine tip and is long and have midrib which is 1 cm wide. It gives the best effect when grown under deep soil having well drainage system. He plans collaborating his agriculture, horticulture and farming knowledge into a subject of help to all those who wish grow crops, venture into farming or gardening. New Guinea impatiens in the Java, Divine and Spectra series can be grown from seed. Univ. Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used. Evaluation of a pasture of cv. Revista del Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario, 18 (2): 105-113, Laredo, C. M. A., 1981. Ensiling characteristics of tropical grasses as influenced by stage of growth, additives and chopping length. Guinea Grass Cultivation, Production Practices. II. New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri) provide versatility for gardeners, as the plants, with their bright leaves and big, showy flowers, thrive in containers, hanging baskets and flowerbeds. Boletim de Industria Animal, 63 (4): 217-226, Lucci, C. S. ; Zanetti, M. A. ; Nogueira Filho, J. C. M. ; Borelli, V, 1982. Agric. A study on the conservation of Guinea grass (, Esperance, M. ; Diaz, D., 1985. 2m yüksekliğe kadar boylanabilir. A well-prepared, weed-free seed-bed is essential for good establishment. The protein content of Guinea grass pasture was found insufficient for meeting the nutritional requirement of lambs in South Africa (Relling et al., 2001) and in the Fiji (Aregheore et al., 2004). Guinea grass is a valuable fodder for pasture, hay and silage. There are two main types: a tall/medium tussock type, taller than 1.5 m at flowering, and a short tussock type (Cook et al., 2005). Guinea Grass yaygın ekimi yapılan bir çayır mera bitkisidir. It is actually a seed of the betel palm. For instance, unfertilized Guinea grass yields around 7t DM/ha while N-fertilized pastures can yield up to 42t/ha (Hongthong Phimmasan, 2005). Image by Vertigogen. Agric. It commonly grows to around 1.5 to 2.5metres tall. Seed Propagating New Guinea Impatiens. Aschfalk, A. ; Steingass, H. ; Muller, W. ; Drochner, W., 2002. Nigerian J. Anim. hirsutissimum (Steud.) A., 1983. New Guinea impatiens appreciates protection from intense, early afternoon sun that can make it scorch and wilt. Variation in mineral concentrations in grasses in the cattle farming area of the Caribbean. Sci., 19 (3): 249-256, Razz, R. ; Clavero, T., 2007. Comparacion de dos niveles de urea en bloque de melaza sobre la ganancia de peso en borregos criollos. However, it was reported to decrease digestibility coefficients when added at 25% of the diet (Gupta et al., 1993). It is used as fodder for animals and is used to make hay. FAO. Grassl. Seasonal productivity and nutritive value of 5 tropical grasses in Martinique. Part 3. J. Agric. Read: Plant Growth Promoters, Regulators. The effect of age of regrowth on content and release of manganese, iron, zinc and copper from four tropical forages incubated, Keba, H. T. ; Madakadze, I. C. ; Angassa, A. ; Hassen, A., 2013. Sci., 36 (2): 197-202, Silva, R. G. da; Neiva, J. N. M. ; Candido, M. J. D. ; Lobo, R. N. B., 2007. African grass invasion in the Americas: ecosystem consequences and the role of ecophysiology. Full seedbed preparation is a must for planting guinea grass. Preemergence weed control measures are generally beneficial in stand establishment. Small Rumin. guinea grass Characteristics: Data Source and Documentation: About our new maps. Proceedings of a workshop at the University of Ife, Ile Ife, Nigeria, 20 24 July 1987, Richard, D. ; Guerin, H. ; Roberge, G. ; Friot, D, 1989. The yields depend on the cultivar and fertilizer application. Symposium sur l'alimentation des ruminants en milieu tropical. Flowering stalks of taller varieties could reach up to 3 to 4 meters in height. 1988, 101-106. Aust. ), ILCA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 307-311, Cerqueira, V. D. ; Riet-Correa, G. ; Barbosa, J. D. ; Duarte, M. D. ; Oliveira, C. M. C. ; Oliveira, C. A. de; Tokarnia, C. ; Lee, S. T. ; Riet-Correa, F., 2009. XV Int. Technol., 149 (1-2): 70-77, Babayemi, O. J.; Bamikole, M. A., 2009. Documentos Centro de Pesquisa Agropecuaria do Tropico Semi Arido, EMBRAPA. Guinea grass (, Lim Han Kuo, 1967. For long-term maintenance of the stand, it must not be cut or grazed below 20 – 30 cm and should be cut or grazed at about four weekly intervals to obtain the best balance between quality and quantity. ; Obeid, J. Pointe-à-Pitre, INRA, 1989: 3-10, Cook, B. G.; Pengelly, B. C.; Brown, S. D.; Donnelly, J. L.; Eagles, D. A.; Franco, M. A. ; Hanson, J.; Mullen, B. F.; Partridge, I. J.; Peters, M.; Schultze-Kraft, R., 2005. Guinea grass is a tufted perennial with 30 mm leaf blades. Proc. SIH 127. 1985, 959 960, Warly, L. ; Evitayani; Fariani, A., 2010. Macro-minerals bioavailability study in goats fed forages of nitrogen fertilized Guinea grass and Guinea grass-Verano stylo mixture. Ensiled Guinea grass has a good texture and it was possible to mix grass of different ages with no effect on silage quality (Babayemi et al., 2009). Bulletin pédologique de la FAO 70, Rosiles Martinez, R. ; Rivas Montalvo, V. ; Aguirre G, M. A. ; Lopez Lopez, R., 1986. Effect of cutting age on Guinea grass (, Mendez Cruz, A. V. ; Corchado Juarbe, N. ; Siberio Torres, V., 1988. December 2004. Simple capillary electrophoretic determination of soluble oxalate and nitrate in forage grasses. Generally, the seed must be sown with 100 – 200 kg/ha of superphosphate. J. Anim. The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation. J. Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 15 (5): 480-483, Mousoon, M. M. ; Perera, A. N. F. ; Perera, E. R. K., 1997. %13-21 oranında ham proteine sahiptir. See more. Pastos y Forrajes, 9 (2): 185-189, Caceres, O. ; Kalous, J, 1986. A. ; Adejuyigbe, A. D. ; Adebowale, E. A. ; Oshotan, J. S. ; David, O. O., 2005. With grass clippings, there are a lot of things you need to consider first before feeding them to your guinea pigs. Effects of coconut meal or fish meal supplementation on performance, carcass characteristics and diet digestibility in growing St. Croix lambs fed a tropical grass-based diet. 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