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Limitations of Pakchong 1 Super Napier Variety

by Wangah Wanyama
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• It is not recommended for hay making owing to its high moisture content.
• Toxic nitrogen accumulates in Pakchong 1 Super Napier grass after application of
fertilizer to the soil. The grass should not be fed to cattle for 10-15 days after application
of fertilizer
• Pakchong 1 Super Napier grass cannot be fed to the animal for 2 days after the first rain
of the year or after lightning. If grass is to be fed at this time, then after cutting the
grass from the field, it should first be left in the sun for one day.
• Lactating dairy cows feeding on Super Napier grass MUST be supplemented with
protein, minerals and energy sources.
• Farmers are transporting planting materials/cuttings from fields that are already
affected by Napier grass stunt disease to new Napier grass fields. Farmers are advised
to check their fields regularly for symptoms of Napier grass stunt disease.

Compiled by Dr Jolly Kabrizi

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