PHULE MARVEL-06-40: A NEW MARVEL GRASS VARIETY FOR GREEN FORAGE (PASTURE LAND) IN MAHARASHTRA

P.P. SURANA1, G.C. SHINDE* AND A.H. SONONE

Grass Breeding Scheme,

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth,

 Rahuri-413722 (Maharashtra)-India

*(Email: goraksh2010@gmail.com)

(Received: 19 August 2013; Accepted: 25 September)

SUMMARY

Phule Marvel-06-40 is a marvel grass variety developed by the clonal selection from Marvel-40. Based on it’s performance under rainfed condition in station and multilocation trials, Marvel-06-40 recorded 12.77 and 10.99 % more green forage and dry matter yield, respectively than the check Marvel-8. It has more DM %, IVDMD % and DDM % and low crude fibre and ADF %  than Marvel-8. It has shown resistant reaction to leaf spot and rust disease and  found less susceptible to jassids. Considering the high yield potential of  Marvel-06-40, better nutritional qualities and resistance to pest and diseases over Marvel-8, it was , therefore, released under the name Phule Marvel-06-40 for green forage (pasture land) under rainfed condition of Maharashtra by Joint Agresco-2012 and State Seed Committee Meeting -2013.

Key words: Phule Marvel-06-40, green forage, dry matter yield, pasture land

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