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Measurements of physical strength and their relationship to the chemical composition of four species of Brachiaria
Abstract Shear strength and grinding resistance of leaves of four species of Brachiaria collected at 4 and 6 weeks of re-growth were determined using modifications of techniques described in the… Expand
Selection of interspecific Brachiaria hybrids to intensify milk production on pastures
- A. V. Pereira, F. Souza-Sobrinho, C. B. D. Valle, M. A. Botrel, J. Oliveira, D. F. Xavier
- 30 March 2005
Milk production in Brazil is largely based on pasture utilization which represents an inexpensive feed compared to processed or conserved forages. Brachiaria brizantha and B. decumbens are prevalent… Expand
Shearing strength as an additional selection criterion for quality in Brachiaria pasture ecotypes
- N. Hughes, C. B. D. Valle, V. Sabatel, J. Boock, N. Jessop, M. Herrero
- The Journal of Agricultural Science
- 1 September 2000
Leaves of 12 accessions of Brachiaria sp. (three accessions from each of four species) were subjected to tests of shearing strength using a Warner Bratzler meat shear. Morphological measurements of… Expand
Steroidal saponin protodioscin concentration in different species and cultivars of Brachiaria spp.