Herbage yield and quality relationships of three varieties of Setaria sphacelata (Schumach.) Stapf and Hubbard

Wijk, A. J. P. van (1976) Herbage yield and quality relationships of three varieties of Setaria sphacelata (Schumach.) Stapf and Hubbard. Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Science, 24 (3). pp. 147-154.

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Abstract

Primary growth of S. sphacelata cv. Nandi I, Nandi II and Nandi III was cut at 3-wk intervals during 1973 and 1974. Dm yield, percentage DOM, percentage CP in the DM and some morphological characters were determined at each cut. When compared at a given date, digestibility of the 3 cv. did not differ significantly, but at the same growth stage the early-heading cv. had a higher digestibility than later-heading cv. The early cv. had a significantly higher DM production than the late cv. when the 2 yr were combined. During early stages of growth, stem digestibility was higher than leaf digestibility. DM yield and quality could be improved without affecting seed production by increasing leaf percentage at mature stages together with selection of early-heading plants

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: National Agricultural Research Station, Kitale, Kenya
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Production > Production Practices
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 15:27
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 15:27
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/5116

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