Burning and cutting management and the formation of seed yield in brachiaria decumbens

Stur W.W. and Humphreys L.R. (1988) Burning and cutting management and the formation of seed yield in brachiaria decumbens. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 110 3: 669-672. doi:10.1017/S0021859600082289


Author Stur W.W.
Humphreys L.R.
Title Burning and cutting management and the formation of seed yield in brachiaria decumbens
Journal name The Journal of Agricultural Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-5146
Publication date 1988-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0021859600082289
Volume 110
Issue 3
Start page 669
End page 672
Total pages 4
Subject 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
1103 Clinical Sciences
1311 Genetics
1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Abstract A central issue in the husbandry of seed crops of perennial tropical grasses is the disposal of residues from previous crops. Flowering of these grasses is usually poorly synchronized, and the sudden removal of all shoot material by burning, mechanical removal or stock concentration is necessary to create a population of tillers of similar age (Humphreys & Riveros, 1986). There has been little critical study of alternative systems of residue disposal and their effects on the ways in which seed yield is realized. Questions requiring attention are whether cutting differs from burning in its effects, and whether the fuel load, determined by the size of the previous crop, influences the potentially damaging effect of fire on crown buds. This paper describes an experiment contrasting the effects on the formation of seed yield in Brachiaria decumbens of a cut and remove system of residue disposal with cut, field dry, and burn systems with varying fuel loads.
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