PERFORMANCE OF GUINEA GRASS VARIETIES IN SOUTHERN DRY ZONE OF KARNATAKA
V. S. SHASHIKANTH, B. G. SHEKARA, K. S. SOMASHEKHAR AND M. R. KRISHNAPPA
AICRP on Forage crops,
Zonal Agricultural Research Station,
V.C.Farm, Mandya-571405 (Karnataka), India
(Received: 16 December 2013; Accepted: 27 December 2013)
A field experiment was conducted at Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Visweshwaraiah Canal Farm, Mandya (Karnataka) during Kharif seasons of 2009, 2010 and 2011 to study the Performance of Guinea grass varieties in southern dry zone of Karnataka. The pooled data indicated that variety JHGG-08-1 recorded significantly higher Green forage yield (1007.04 q/ha/yr), Dry matter yield (147.72 q/ha/yr), Crude protein yield (12.99 q/ha/yr) and growth parameters like plant height (78.47cm) and Leaf stem ratio (0.71).
Key words: Performance, Guinea grass, growth parameters, crude protein