PUMMY KUMARI*, S. ARYA, S. K. PAHUJA, N. K. THAKRAL, D. S. PHOGAT, SATPAL, J. TOKAS, H. KUMAR, V. KUMAR AND S. DEVI
Forage Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
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(Received: 02 November 2020; Accepted : 22 December 2020)
An improved single-cut forage sorghum variety, ‘CSV 44F’ was developed by pedigree method of breeding by Forage Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. It was identified under AICRP on Sorghum and further released & notified for cultivation in kharif season in Zone II of India comprising states Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In the Zone II ‘CSV 44F’ produced 407.0 q/ha green fodder yield (average of three years in Coordinated trials) which was 7.44% and 5.80% higher than the checks CSV 21F (378.8 q/ha) and CSV 30F (384.7 q/ha), respectively. Dry fodder yield of CS V44F was 4.18 % and 2.27% higher than the checks CSV 21F (109.83 q/ha) and CSV 30F (111.87 q/ha), respectively in Zone II of India. As far as quality was concerned, it has high total soluble solids (TSS%) i.e. 10.96%; low HCN (79.82 µg/g on fresh wt. basis) which is less than permissible limit 200 µg/g; CP% was 7.45 and IVDMD% was 52.17 and was tolerant to stem borer and foliar diseases. CSV 44F showed 8.39% and 28.06% increase for green fodder yield over CSV 21F and CSV 30F at 100% recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF), respectively.
Key words:CSV 44F, Forage sorghum, single-cut, green fodder, dry matter, quality, tolerance