EFFECT OF PLANTING MATERIAL ON PRODUCTIVITY OF BAJRA × NAPIER HYBRID
B. T. SINARE*, S. H. PATHAN AND H. P. PARDESHI
Department of Agronomy,
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth,
Rahuri-413 722 (Maharashtra), India
*(e-mail : sinarebt69@gmail.com; **pathansarfraj85@gmail.com)
(Received : 16 August 2018; Accepted : 14 December 2018)

SUMMARY

Field experiment was conducted to study the effect of planting material on the growth, yield and quality of B x N hybrid during 2014-15 to 2016-17. Planting of B x N hybrid with two eye bud
cuttings were produced significantly maximum green forage yield (179.46 t/ha/yr), dry matter yield (40.65 t/ha/yr) and crude protein yield (3.74 t/ha/yr).The crude protein content, ADF, NDF, IVDMD, nitrate content and oxalate content in B x N hybrid was not influenced significantly due to different planting materials. The planting of B x N hybrid with two eye bud cutting produced significantly higher with gross monetary returns (Rs. 1,65,929/ha/yr), net monetary returns (Rs. 1,01,371 /ha/yr) and B:C ratio (2.62) than remaining planting materials. However, it was at par with the planting with rooted slips and three eye bud cuttings. The soil available nutrients after harvest i.e. nitrogen (174.77 kg/ha) and potassium (439.76 kg/ha) were recorded significantly higher in the single eye bud rooted cuttings as compared to other treatments of planting material. While, soil available phosphorus remained
unaffected due to different planting materials used under experimentation.

Key words: Planting material, forage quality parameters, Bajra × Napier hybrid