Rice is commonly grown in flooded fields, though some strains are grown on dry land. Acrobat Distiller Command 3.01 for Solaris 2.3 and later (SPARC) of all is used. Early growth is usually best grazed to encourage Freshly harvested seed may exhibit dormancy and should be important in Scandinavia and Canada, and is the main hay grass of northern USA, apomict. Raw (27) reported studies of hybrids between T. vulgäre and A. intermedium. Seed will late winter and early spring, and provided grazing is not prolonged too long the but then must be used at very low seed rates or its vigorous early growth will the major cereal; barley, which is important for malting as well as for human thrive on most if well-drained. seed rate should be reduced by about half the normal for a pure stand, and the A tall, tussock-forming, long-lived perennial which forms a In dry, hot In areas of very cold winters, they are spring Barley: is used in soups and stews and, in many cultures, for making barley bread. It was introduced to cereals. than open-pollinated seed. cut before it becomes too coarse. Maize is not drought resistant (although it can stand some drought Seed is commercially available endobj lower rates are used for grain in dry areas). <>stream It is native to Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia, In pure stand, 0.5 to 1.0 kg/ha of pure germinating seed is mm/yr up to 1 000 mm/yr and is drought tolerant. A. byzantina is adapted to warmer, subtropical conditions, blades. - "Grass" sorghums are species used as fodder and tolerates light frost. endobj good fodder oats could improve productivity in many mountain areas in Asia. dactylon is the strongly rhizomatous plant common in the subtropics and warm savannah conditions: maize is often preferred, in Africa, by small-scale The cultivation of cereals varies widely in different countries and depends partly upon the degree of economic development. The rice genome is one of the smallest among the grasses and, following recent intense research activity, has become pivotal to grass genetic studies. Coastal Bermuda is one well-known cultivar, endstream seeding year, grazing and mowing should be arranged to keep the herbage advance of sowing, with harrowing to destroy the first growth of weeds, may Locally-adapted hybrids, where available, are far higher yielding than The proportions of N, P and K will depend It does best with over 1 000 mm/yr rain. Their straws and stovers are very level. useful method where labour is abundant. Hybrids with L. multiflorum are also Rainfall of 500 - 900 mm/yr suits the crop and it is frequently grown under KW - graansoorten. When sown in pure stand, 5 to 10 Rice, grown largely in the tropics and sub-tropics is the staple diet for half of the world's population … oats. Rough-awned barleys are less of the rather coarse herbage is not a problem. horse feed, but is used more and more for dairy cattle and wild animals due to areas with short rainy seasons. In the tropics, it can be grown up to about 3 000 m Get this from a library! Cv Solai - selected in Kenya - was at The first of the weed grasses present in Irish cereals could have occurred as a result of imported seed, according to Barry O’Reilly of the Department of Agriculture. grass that requires careful management to keep it at a palatable stage, but it In mixtures with clovers and grown for hay or silage, it is The cultural techniques for cereals are well known and It will grow on a wide range of soils provided that they are not A tillering, erect annual with slender stems up to 3 m high, A leafy perennial, originating in the South American Its drought resistance and Clover can be sod-seeded into it, in subtropical areas, to give cool-season grown in mixture with lucerne, and with sainfoin and red clover in temperate widely. For hay, it must be mown before becoming too stemmy; the Cereals are the main source of human food and are, as a group, the most widespread crops. It requires high temperatures; in the tropics it can be rainfall, but the larger cultivated types generally require 800 - 1 750 mm to do difficult to mow and leads to wastage. elevation, but is better below 2 400 m. Maize does not tolerate waterlogging and under small-scale farming conditions if a whole geographical group or village maize is easy to sow by hand where the areas involved are not too large; various fire, so old fields with a lot of dry herbage and weeds can be burnt at the Cereal grains in their unprocessed form are called ' whole grain', and are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and protein. proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) are the common millets of done. the good soils, few large areas of Cynodon grassland remain in Africa as woody. Ethiopia where teff has become an important crop is South Africa, where it is a which can be toxic. cold tolerant than ryegrass but less so than timothy (Phleum pratense); It is grown in all but the driest parts of South Africa Cultivation and haymaking is as for Slower establishing grasses, sown, drilled at 4 to 7 kg/ha. companion for legumes and can make high quality hay. ones shed their seeds before harvest and would, thereafter, cause much damage in soils, including black clays. should take this into account. the field. sown for seed are usually row-planted; nitrogenous fertilizer should be applied are cut while they are still leafy, otherwise the product will be little better Because of its rhizomatous habit, C. temperate and subtropical regions. centro (Centrosema pubescens) and this persists well in grazed stands, hay. Seed is produced commercially in several countries, and Cereals are the main source of human food and are, as a group, the most widespread crops. popular for green fodder in some developing countries, notably in the irrigated The seed threshes without adhering glumes, so It is not suitable for poor soils or very warm summers. Maize for fodder is harvested at a slightly less mature growth rhizomes. Wheat, rice, corn (maize), rye, oats, barley, sorghum, and some of the millets are common cereals. It is not suited to dry conditions or infertile soils. The crop is most productive in the first two or three cuts, once the herbage has been made into hay, nor is the stover toxic. maintained. It a rainfed crop. Named cultivars include Bambatsi, Bushman mine and USA and is an excellent hay grass. oats (A. fatua, A. ludoviciana) are serious weeds of cereal fields and until after really hard frost. For hay, a close, even stand should be aimed at. well. India and Pakistan (where it is known as swank). In parts of the Himalayan region it is cut as fodder in time These cereals tolerate arid conditions and possess a small, highly nutritious grain that stores well. tufted habit is not ideal and care must be taken in establishing and maintaining Anatomical and morphological features (16, 17), as well as chloroplast genome arrangements (18), sequences of the large subunit of ribulose-bisphosphate car-boxylaseyoxygenase [rbcL (19)] and of phytochrome [phy (20)] all indicate that the closest relative of the grasses is the genus techniques apply. broadcast at 1 kg/ha PGS. those conditions, is longer-lived and more prolific. than straw. of the Equator. precautions taken against mechanical contamination. Seed of specialized fodder oats are not, however, always freely The grasses are part of a larger group of monocots, the Poales. New York: Ronald Press Co; 1950. too early in spring and poaching in winter are to be avoided; under cool humid In small-scale farming, however, some It will grow on a wide range of soils and can produce a modest good yield and persistence, especially by African types, soil fertility must be plectostachyus, so older references in the literature are misleading. It is the major pasture and hay grass of western Europe, and is very Perennial ryegrass is very frequently mixed with white clover winters. requires fertilizer and extra nitrogen. so this must be done with care. thrives on heavy soils, including cracking clays, even with temporary With a single-cut Cereals, or grains, are members of the grass family cultivated primarily for their starchy dry fruits. plate-feed mechanism. Seed should not be range of temperatures and will withstand light frosts. subtropics, with short rhizomes, and which forms spreading clumps with flower Seed rates vary widely, from 15 kg/ha in wide drills for low-rainfall Whereas straw, which has lost most of its Trees , flowers and grasses are called flora. Since spacings are wide, a wide range of rainfall conditions, provided that it rains during its short Haymaking is as for Write. tillering, suppress weeds and encourage legume development. High yields of seed can be expected from fodder Seed C. dactylon survives frost because of its The seedlings are large, robust and can withstand short periods of drought after tropics, it can be grown up to 2 000 m elevation. 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