On the long-term sustainability of pastures of Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle) Schweick established in the Atlantic forest region of Brazil in the extreme south of. The origin and natural distribution of B. humidicola extends throughout eastern and southern Africa. During the past decades, it has been. J Agric Food Chem. Feb 21;55(4) Epub Jan Nitrification Inhibitors from the root tissues of Brachiaria humidicola, a tropical grass.


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Brachiaria humidicola active inhibitory compounds were isolated by activity-guided fractionation, using recombinant Nitrosomonas europaea containing luxAB genes derived from the bioluminescent marine gram-negative bacterium Vibrio harveyi.

The large seed may be dormant for up to 9 months. Must be brachiaria humidicola in low temperature and low humidity conditions to prevent seed quality decline, which can be severe. There is very limited flowering and seed production at low brachiaria humidicola.

Strengths Adapted to low fertility soils. Easy establishment and rapid spread from cuttings. Excellent ability to suppress weeds. Maintains good ground cover brachiaria humidicola heavy grazing. Some tolerance of spittlebugs.

Nitrification Inhibitors from the root tissues of Brachiaria humidicola, a tropical grass.

High LWGs per ha because of supporting high stocking rates. Limitations Can be brachiaria humidicola to stock, particularly sheep. Difficult to maintain companion legume. Lower quality than other Brachiaria spp. Selected references Chippendall, Lucy K.

Scientific name

The Grasses and Pastures of South Africa. Pastures for the Tropical Lowlands.


Biology, Agronomy and Improvement. Pudoc Scientific Publishers, Wageningen, the Brachiaria humidicola. Andropogon gayanusBrachiaria species and Panicum maximum. The second cropping season showed an eased residual effect of the Bh brachiaria humidicola.

Soil incubation studies suggested that nitrification was significantly lower in Bh soil but this BNI declined one year after pasture conversion. During the past decades, it has been brachiaria humidicola to other tropical regions and has become a fairly widespread species in South-East Asia and the Pacific region.

Brachiaria humidicola (PROSEA) - PlantUse English

Uses Brachiaria humidicola grass is mainly used as a forage in permanent pastures that are grazed, and for erosion control. It has also proved to be useful as grazed ground cover in tree plantations.


Properties Koronivia grass has a brachiaria humidicola as a palatable forage with very low N concentrations, even during the growing season 0. The grass tolerates shade and poor drainage and is an effective seed producer. Botany A prostrate, strongly stoloniferous and rhizomatous brachiaria humidicola, forming a dense ground cover.

Fact sheet - Brachiaria humidicola

Stolons slender but strong and of reddish colour; flowering stems ascend up to cm. However, the tannin content of the legumes may be detrimental to animal performance in those associations Pereira et al.

A koronivia-legume association may have other benefits: Environmental impact Cover crop, soil erosion and weed control Koronivia grass is a good cover crop because brachiaria humidicola its rhizomatous and creeping habit.

It establishes quickly and remains a good cover grass under heavy brachiaria humidicola.

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