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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(2): 259-263             |        Available online, July 07, 2017

Performance of some popular fodder grasses in east Khandesh region of Maharashtra, India

 

 Bendre KB and  Rathod MM*

 

 

Department of Botany, Nansaheb Y N Chavan Arts, Science and Commerce College, Chalisgaon 424101(MS), India

*Department of Botany, S.S.M.M. Arts, Science and Commerce College, Pachora 424201 (MS), India

Received: 29.04.2017    |     Accepted: 29.06.2017    |      Published :07.07.2017

In India crop livestock integration which is also known as ‘Mixed Farming’ is common practice. On such a farm the livestock husbandry provides supplementary income to the farmers. For which they rear cattle, cows, buffalos, goats and poultry. Therefore, it is necessary for the farmer to obtain fodder either from grasslands or by cultivating forage crops to feed the animal.

So in order to evaluate the suitability in view of  their production potential and nutritive value present investigation was undertaken by using some popular fodder grasses viz. Marvel grass ,Sudan grass Neel grass and Deenanath grass; are selected for cultivation and total performance at Maharashtra sheli Va Mendhi Vikas Prakshetra Bilakhed, Tal-Chalisgaon, East Khandesh Region of Maharashtra, during kharif season of 2010-11. On an average Neel grass was found to the highest in protein content i.e. upto 9.8% and also other nutrients were in adequate, but  the green fodder yield was poor i.e. only 17.9 t/ha. While Deenanath grass was moderate in protein content i.e. 8.6% and the other nutrients and yield performance was better i.e. 33 t/ha. Marvel grass though found nutritive, but the yield was lowest i.e. only 15.6 t/ha. Sudan grass less nutritive and yield performance was moderate.

 

Key words:- Fodder, performance, Nutritive, yield, Livestock.

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Bendre KB and  Rathod MM (2017) Performance of some popular fodder grasses in east Khandesh region of Maharashtra, India; International J. of Life Sciences, 5  (2): 259-263.

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Acknowledgement:

The author is thankful to Dr. Manjit Johal, Professor and Head (Retd.), Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Punjabi University, Patiala for her guidance, encouragement and constant support for this research work.

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2017 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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