Story: Pastures

Natural No. 8 wire

Natural No. 8 wire

Kikuyu is very high in fibre, making it difficult for stock to digest. The strength of this kikuyu stolon (stem) is reflected in its ability to hold a weight of 12 kilograms without breaking, as demonstrated by Wayne Andrewes.

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How to cite this page:

Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Subtropical grasses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16359/natural-no-8-wire (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008