GAAG-1 : A high yielding variety of Anjan grass for pasture lands of Gujarat
H.P. Parmar, M.M. Saiyad and P.M. Patel
Main Forage Research Station,
Anand Agricultural University, Ananad-388110 (Gujarat), India
(Received: 12 December 2013; Accepted: 27 December 2013)
An improved Anjan Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris Linn.) variety GAAG-1 (Gujarat Anand Anjan Grass-1) has been developed at Main Forage Research Station, Anand Agricultural University, Anand (Gujarat) based on mean performance of multi location test centers of the project. The variety GAAG-1 recorded higher green forage yield (214.5 q/ha/year) and dry matter yield (72.0 q/ha/year) which was 44.9 and 51.9 per cent higher than the National Check variety CAZRI-75 (GFY 148.0 q/ha/year), (DMY 47.4 q/ha/year), respectively. For quality point of view, it is also better than National Check CAZRI-75. Anti nutritional parameters viz. Oxalates and nitrates are below than safer limit. This variety GAAG-1 has been recommended for cultivation in pasture lands of Gujarat State during the year 2011.
Key words: Anjan Grass, variety GAAG-1, green forage yield, dry matter yield