QUALITY ANALYSIS OF WINTER SEASON FORAGE CROPS
BRAJKISHOR PRAJAPATI*, AMIT BHATNAGAR AND KEWALANAND
Department of Agronomy
College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University Agriculture &Technology,
Pantnagar-263145 (Uttrakhand), India
*(e-mail : email@example.com)
(Received : 20 January 2017; Accepted : 28 March 2017)
Field experiments were conducted during rabi season of 2012-13 at Instructional Dairy Farm, G. B.
P. U. A & T., Pantnagar (India) to evaluate quality parameters and correlation of rabi season forage crop (imported and indigenous) varieties. The treatments consisted of seven crop varieties i.e. some imported varieties of these crops like Genie oat variety of Oat and Baralfa IN variety of Lucerne, Makkhan grass variety of Rye grass and Barduro variety of Red clover from Netherland have been tested in the present investigation with Mescavi variety of Berseem, UPO-212 variety of Oat and local Rye grass. The analysis of data indicated that among leguminous rabi season forage crops lucerne, among oat varieties UPO-212 and among rye grasses varieties Makkhan grass, were found to have high quality of fodder.
Key words: Dry matter content, cell content, hemicellulose, rye grass, digestibility