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Canopy characteristics and tillering dynamics of Marandu palisade grass pastures in the rainy-dry transition season

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Author(s):
Santana, S. S. ; Brito, L. F. ; Azenha, M. V. ; Oliveira, A. A. ; Malheiros, E. B. ; Ruggieri, A. C. ; Reis, R. A.
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: GRASS AND FORAGE SCIENCE; v. 72, n. 2, p. 261-270, JUN 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of pasture management during the rainy-dry transition season in Jaboticabal, Brazil, on the structural and tillering characteristics of Marandu palisade grass. The treatments were as follows: 15 cm sward height in the rainy season and ungrazed in the rainy-dry transition season (15/0); 25 cm sward height during the rainy season and fixed stocking rate of 2 . 5 AU ha(-1) during the rainy-dry transition season (25/2.5); and 35 cm sward height in the rainy season and fixed stocking rate of 2 . 5 AU ha(-1) in the rainy-dry transition season (35/2.5). There were more herbage mass, stem and dead herbage mass in treatments 25/2.5 and 35/2.5 than 15/0. Tiller appearance rate was greater in treatment 15/0 and tiller mortality rate was higher in treatment 35/2.5 compared to treatment 15/0. Tiller population stability index was 1 in treatment 15/0 and lower in treatment 35/2.5. Although treatment 15/0 showed favourable structural and tillering characteristics, it also has the lowest herbage mass. Treatment 25/2.5 can be regarded as an adequate management strategy for Marandu palisade grass, since it has similar herbage mass and better tillering characteristics than treatment 35/2.5. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/00060-8 - GHG full account and mitigation strategies in Brachiaria pastures submitted to different management
Grantee:Telma Teresinha Berchielli
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/18300-5 - Sward structure ánd forage accumulation dynamics ín pastures of Marandu Palisadegrass submitted tò grazing intensities ánd levels of supplementation under continuous stocking
Grantee:Sabrina Saraiva Santana
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate