Locational variation in chemical composition and in vitro digestibility of forage sorghum

Arora, S.K. and Luthra, Y.P. and Das, B. (1975) Locational variation in chemical composition and in vitro digestibility of forage sorghum. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 23 (3). pp. 543-544.

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Abstract

In trials with 8 fodder sorghum cultivars at 4 sites, protein content was 5.10-6.77%, neutral detergent fibre (NDF) 59.24-69.21%, acid detergent fibre (ADF) 34.88-42.10%, in vitro DM digestibility 52.07-61.93% and tannin content 4.65-21.48 mg/g. DM yield and stem girth were highest and leaf:stem ratio lowest at Hissar. The number of leaves/m of row decreased with site in the order Delhi>Hissar>Amravati>Parbhani. The tannin, ADF and NDF contents were significantly and positively correlated with stem girth and leaf number/m of row. There was a significant negative correlation between in vitro DM digestibility and stem girth

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Chemical Laboratories, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, Haryana, India
Subjects: Animal Husbandary
Crop Improvement > Genetics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2012 06:21
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 06:22
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/6893

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