UMMAISA REHMAN1 AND WASEEM RAJA
Division of Agronomy Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, India
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(Received: 10 December 2020; Accepted : 28 December 2020)
Taking into consideration the huge gap between the demand and supply of green nutritious fodder and quality dry matter, the present investigation was undertaken at Agronomy farm, FoA, Wadura of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir during Kharif 2018, to recognize suitable combination of legume with fodder sorghum for higher yield and quality. The experiment comprising of 10 treatment combinations laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replications. Sole sorghum ranked top in forage equivalent yield (531.87 q/ha) followed by sorghum + soybean (2:1) (452.14 q/ha). Sorghum + soybean (2:1) recorded higher crude protein yield (17.22 q/ha) followed by sorghum (70%) + soybean (30%) (16.79 q/ha). However, sorghum + soybean (2:1) was found superior in quality than rest of cropping systems. The highest benefit: cost ratio of Rs. 2.43 and net profit of Rs. 2, 75, 423.5 ha-1 was recorded with sole sorghum followed by sorghum + soybean (2:1).
Key words:Cropping system, fodder legumes, fodder sorghum, fodder yield, quality