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Falklands celebrates “Tussac Tuesday”, one of the most valuable native plants

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 06:47 UTC
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In rare coincidence with the International Women´s Day, the Falkland Islands celebrated ”Tussac Tuesday'', the Poa flabellata grass, one of the most valuable native plants to farmers and wildlife in the Islands. It is palatable all year round and can provide good supplementary forage for cattle, horses and sheep. Read full article

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  • Marti Llazo

    This week in addition to Tussac Tuesday we are also celebrating Marigold Monday, Gorse Wednesday, and Diddle-Dee Thursday.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    A well needed relaxing weekend then...

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Saturday is National Kelp Ice Cream Day and on Sunday there will be a reenactment of the Great Peat Slide in Stanley. Visitors are welcome.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Whereas in the the rest of Latam, they celebrate the growing of another kind of grass.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Geeeeeeeeeee.....
    Them lasses surely look glad for that grass...
    Anybody ever checked its cannabinoid content?

    Munchy , munchy...

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @5 Ignorant asswipe

    Tussac has a high starch content and is not hallucinogenic. Humans can eat the lower white basal shoot. It tastes like sweet chestnut.

    You are a sub-educated moron

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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