Hydrogen cyanide from forage plants

Schroder, V.N. (1977) Hydrogen cyanide from forage plants. Proceedings, Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida, 36. pp. 195-197.

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In laboratory trials, various cv. of Bermuda grass and star grass (Cynodon spp.) were analysed using a modification of the alkaline picrate method and levels of HCN from 0 to >800 p.p.m. on a fresh wt. basis were found. Considerable variation in HCN levels was found to exist in different parts of the same plant and the stage of growth of the plants also markedly affected HCN levels. Methods of handling and storage of plant material prior to analysis for HCN could significantly affect the results obtained. Results are also given for some Paspalum, Trifolium and Sorghum spp

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Florida University, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 03:48
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 03:48
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/4455

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