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Effect of frequency and times of cutting on two commercial strains of Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana)


Effect of frequency and times of cutting on two commercial strains of Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana)



N.Z. J. Sci. Technol. A 38(3): 332-41



Yield trials with two " strains" of pampas grass are recorded. The heaviest yield was obtained from cutting in alternate years but the quality of the grass was low. Cutting twice a year over a number of years weakens the plant which will not tolerate frequent defoliation; grazing once a year is recommended to maintain high yield and persistence. Summer harvesting (January) gave the highest yields under the system of annual cuttings.

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