BHERU LAL KUMHAR*, K. K. AGRAWAL, SHISH RAM JAKHAR, SATISH KUMAR, VIJAY KUMAR AND ARVIND AHIRWAL
College of Agriculture, Jabalpur,
Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur-482 004 (Madhya Pradesh), India
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(Received : 10 April 2021; Accepted : 10 June 2021)
A field experiment entitled “Improving fodder quality through inclusion of legume in different grass based intercropping systems” was conducted at Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh during 2018-19 to 2019-20, both consecutive year with eight grass based cropping systems. The recommended dose of fertilizer 150 kg N, 80 kg P2O5 and 40 kg K2O/ha was applied through urea, single super phosphate and muriate of potash. Among the different grass based cropping systems pearlmillet napier hybrid sole crop was exhibit significantly higher dry fodder yield (39.63 and 40.75 t/ha) over the guinea grass (GG) sole cropping (22.92 and 23.42 t/ha) during both the year respectively. Highest crude protein yield was in pearlmillet napier hybrid sole cropping (4.93 and 5.08 t/ha) significantly superior to the guinea grass sole cropping (2.27 and 2.32 t/ha) during both the year respectively. Maximum crude yield (12.05 and 12.41 t/ha) were under pearlmillet napier hybrid sole cropping and significantly superior over GG in paired rows + Sesbania grandiflora (5.79 and 6.00 t/ha) during both the year respectively.
Key words:Crude protein, crude fibre, dry fodder yield and grass based cropping system