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- Swanson, C.O.
- Agronomy journal 1921 v.13 no.1 pp. 33-36
- poisonous plants, etc ; Sorghum bicolor subsp. drummondii; hydrogen cyanide; cattle; toxicity; Kansas; Show all 6 Subjects
- ... Hydrocyanic acid was found in large amounts in Sudan grass used for pasture and no harm resulted to the cattle. Liberation of hydrocyanic acid from Sudan grass is apparently associated with enzyme action. Digesting in water at room temperature for several hours and then distilling gave larger amounts of hydrocyanic acid than if sulfuric acid was added at once. Hot water and dry heat diminished the ...