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The formation of volatile N-nitrosamines in kikuyu grass silage

  • 1983
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 13
J.P. Marais Page: 2 - 3

Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum) often contains high levels of nitrate and other NPN compounds. During silage fermentation it is likely that nitrosamines are formed which are well known carcinogens. An investigation on kikuyu silage confirmed the presence of at least…

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Changes in nutrient composition of kikuyu foggage as winter progressed

  • 2008
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 38
E. Rautenbach, J.B.J. van Ryssen and W.A. van Niekerk Page: 342 - 349

Samples of kikuyu foggage (standing hay) were collected in northern KwaZulu-Natal from five adjoining paddocks to measure the changes in nutrient composition of the foggage as winter progressed. Leaves and stems were separated. The first samples collected on the 18th…

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