PUMMY KUMARI*, D. S. PHOGAT, SATYAWAN ARYA, S. K. PAHUJA, SATPAL, N. KHAROR, B. L. SHARMA, D. P. SINGH, MANJEET SINGH AND SARITA DEVI
Forage Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : email@example.com)
(Received : 2 May 2023; Accepted : 22 June 2023)
HJH 1513, a single-cut forage sorghum hybrid with high biomass yield and quality was developed by cytoplasmic male sterility 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. HJH 1513 produced 716.5 q/ha green fodder yield (mean
of three years) which is 42.25 % increase over the check CSH 13 (503.66 q/ha) on the basis of three year data in Haryana. Dry fodder yield of HJH 1513 was 160.5 q/ha which is 47.9 % increase over the check CSH 13 (126.7 q/ha) on the basis of three-year data in Haryana. HJH 1513 has shown 12.33, 7.55 and 10.95 per cent superiority for green fodder yield over CSV 21F, HJ 541 and HJ 513, respectively at F3 fertility level i.e. 125% RDF. It has high total soluble solids (TSS) i.e 6.87% which is on par with checks CSH13 and HJ 541. It possesses 82.57 µg/g hydrocyanic acid (HCN) content which is less than permissible limit of 200 µg/g. Crude protein content was 8.59 percent and In-vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD) was 52.96 percent which is higher than the best check CSH 13. It is resistant against major foliar diseases like zonate leaf spot, sooty stripe and grey leaf spot. This hybrid is moderately tolerant to shoot fly and stem borer.
Key words: Forage, hybrid, fodder, quality, disease resistance