EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS LEVELS ON FORAGE YIELD OF PROMISING MULTICUT GENOTYPES OF BERSEEM (TRIFOLIUM ALEXANDRINUM L.)
S. M. KUMAWAT AND VIMAL KHINCHI
Agricultural Research Station
S. K. Rajasthan Agricultural University,
Bikaner-334 006 (Rajasthan), India
*(e-mail : sagarskrau@gmail.com)
(Received : 30 July 2017; Accepted : 15 December 2017)

SUMMARY

A field experiment was conducted at Agricultural Research Station, SKRAU, Bikaner on sandy loam soil during rabi season of 2016-17 to study the effect of P levels on forage yield of promising multicut genotype of berseem. The experiment consisted of five treatment combination of berseem genotype ( AVTB2-1, AVTB 2-2, AVTB 2-3, AVTB 2-4, AVTB 2-5) in main plot and 3 phosphorus levels (60,80 &100 kg/ha) in sub plot. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design and replicated thrice. The result show that Berseem genotype namely AVTB 2-3 performed better and recorded higher plant height, GFY, DMY and CPY along with net return and B:C ratio in compared to rest all genotypes. While application of phosphorus @80 kg/ha gave the maximum GFY (143.7q/ha) and L:S ratio (1.27) being at par to 60 kg/ha and gradually decreased at higher dose of phosphorus application. Though, growth, quality and economic values were recorded higher at 60 kg/ha phosphorus application. further, plant stand /m2 recorded at 30 DAS was showed non significant variation due to different phosphorus levels and genotype.

Key words: Berseem genotype, crude protein, green fodder yield, dry fodder yield, net returns, B : C ratio

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