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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:01 am

Which of the following are classified under the grass family:
- Buckwheat
- Bamboo
- Cannabis
- Mielies (maize or corn)
- Rice
- Oats
- Bulrushes
- Rye
- Peanuts
- Sesame?
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Sprocky » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:56 am

I would say all except for peanuts.

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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:49 pm

Sprocks, if I say Yay or Nay, or how many right, it will make it too easy for others ...
Will wait for a couple of others to attempt it before I comment ...
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:52 pm

I would say both cannabis and peanuts are not considered grass family. :hmz:
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:25 pm

Buckwheat - No
Cannabis - No
Bulrush - No
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:35 pm

If you are referring to true grasses (Poaceae), OWN, my answers are as follows:

- Buckwheat - No
- Bamboo - Yes
- Cannabis - No
- Mielies (maize or corn) - Yes
- Rice - Yes
- Oats - Yes
- Bulrushes - No
- Rye - Yes
- Peanuts - No
- Sesame - Yes
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:22 am

Sprocky - 6/10
Bishop - 7/10
Elzet - 9/10
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:38 pm

- Buckwheat - No
- Bamboo - Yes
- Cannabis - No
- Mielies (maize or corn) - Yes
- Rice - Yes
- Oats - Yes
- Bulrushes - No
- Rye - Yes
- Peanuts - No
- Sesame - No
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Siobain » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:46 pm

I agree with Imberbe on this one.
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:58 pm

Elzet, close; but Imberbe takes IT! :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:26 am

:thumbs_up:

What is the basic difference between "sweet grass" and "sour grass"?
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:28 am

At its most basic, the one is sweet to the taste and the other is more sour. :doh: :twisted:
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:32 am

Not quite ... :twisted:
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:41 am

:wink:

The terms "sweet grass' and "sour grass" basically have little to do with the palatability of the grass, but rather its nutrient content.
Certain rocks (e.g. granite) yield soils lower in nitrogen content, which then translates into a grass that develops less nutrients. These are termed "sour grasses" and have lower numbers of grazers utilising them as a result.
High-nitrogen-yield soils (e.g. from basalt) lead to grasses with higher nutrient content throughout their growth cycles, which can then support much larger numbers of grazers.
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Re: Grass Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:27 am

Give two areas each of where sweet and sour grasses, respectively, dominate in Kruger.
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