PUMMY KUMARI*, D. S. PHOGAT, SATYAWAN ARYA, S. K. PAHUJA, SATPAL, N.
KHAROR, B. L. SHARMA, DALVINDER PAL SINGH, VINOD KUMAR AND SARITA DEVI
Forage Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : 07 March 2023; Accepted : 30 March 2023)
HJ 1514, a single-cut forage sorghum variety with improved yield and quality was developed by pedigree method in Forage Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana
Agricultural University, Hisar. It is released & notified for cultivation in kharif season for all sorghum growing areas of Haryana. HJ 1514 produced 664.2 q/ha green fodder yield (mean of three years)
which is 15.0 % and 17.1 % more than the checks HJ 541 (577.7 q/ha) and HJ 513 (567.3 q/ha), respectively. Dry fodder yield of HJ 1514 was 160.5 q/ha which is 14.2 % and 19.2 % more than the checks HJ 541 (140.7 q/ha) and HJ 513 (134.8 q/ha), respectively. This variety produces good seed yield also i.e., 7.9 q/ha and responsive at 125% recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF). It has high total soluble solids (TSS) i.e. 9.0 % which is higher than both the checks HJ 541 (7.30 %) and HJ 513 (6.00%). It possesses 141.0 µg/g hydrocyanic acid (HCN) content which is less than permissible limit is 200 µg/g and crude protein (CP) was 8.37 percent and In-vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD) was 45.6 percent which are comparable to both checks. It is resistant against major foliar diseases and tolerant to shoofly and stem borer.
Key words: Forage sorghum, fodder, quality, tolerance