COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT RABI FORAGE CROPS UNDER NORTH GUJARAT AGRO-CLIMATIC REGION
S. KUMAR*, A. G. PATEL, R. R. SHAKHELA AND RIDDHI V. JOSHI
Agroforestry Research Station,
S. D. Agricultural University,
Sardarkrushinagar, Dist.Banashkantha -385 506 (Gujarat), India
*(e-mail : skumarsdau@gmail.com)
(Received : 16 May 2018; Accepted : 24 June 2018)

SUMMARY

The field experiments were conducted at Agroforestry Research Station, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat four years during 2012-13 to 2015-16. Significant differences were observed in green and dry fodder yield due to among the crops and their combination. Lucerne + chicory combination produced significantly higher green (95.8 t/ha) and dry fodder (14.8 t/ha) yield as compared to other treatments, but significantly tallest plant (154.6 cm) was observed in rabi maize. Lucerne + chicory gain higher net return (159425 Rs/ha) and B: C (6.0) ratio as compared to other crops.

Key words:Dry fodder yield, fodder yield, green fodder yield and rabi crop

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