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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1174-1178
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.129


Cultivation of Azolla (Azolla pinnata) and its Use as Cattle Feed Supplement
Upendra Kumar*, M.L. Reager and B.S. Mitharwal
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bikaner-I, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Rajasthan) 334006, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Azolla (Azolla pinnata) has enormous potential as a livestock feed due to its high content of protein, essential amino acids, vitamins, growth promoter intermediaries and minerals. Azolla, on a dry weight basis, is constituted of 25-35% protein content, 10-15% mineral content and 7-10%, a combination of amino acids, bio-active substances and biopolymers. This technology of cultivation of Azolla was transferred through conductance of demonstrations in ten villages. Feeding of Azolla as livestock feed to milch animals resulted in increase in milk yield and fat content. The biocomposition of Azolla, makes it one of the most economic and efficient feed substitutes for livestock. Moreover, Azolla can be easily digested by livestock, owing to its high protein and low lignin content.


Keywords: Azolla, Cattle Feed Supplement
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Upendra Kumar, M.L. Reager and Mitharwal, B.S. 2020. Cultivation of Azolla (Azolla pinnata) and its Use as Cattle Feed Supplement.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1174-1178. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.129