P. M. LAGAD, S. H. PATHAN, S. V. DAMAME* AND B. T. SINARE
Department of Agronomy
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri-413 722,
District Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received: 28 October 2020; Accepted : 12 December 2020)
A field experiment was carried out at Post Graduate Instructional Farm, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) during summer, 2018. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with nine treatments and three replications. The green fodder yield (589.83 q/ha) and dry matter yield (120.50 q/ha) were significantly higher under application of GRDF (Gross Recommended Dose of Fertilizers) along with foliar application of 2% urea at 40 days after sowing. The extent of expression of quality parameters such as crude fibre content (%), IVDMD were not significantly influenced by different treatments but crude protein yield (10.07 q/ha) and crude fibre yield (35.19 q/ha) were significantly higher under application of GRDF along with foliar application of 2% urea at 40 days after sowing. The application of GRDF along with foliar application of 2% urea at 40 days after sowing recorded significantly higher gross returns (Rs. 117966/ha) and net returns (Rs. 76620/ha).
Key words:Sorghum, green forage yield, crude protein, crude fibre, foliar nutrition, uptake, economics