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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 3175-3182
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.377


Production Potential and Forage Quality of Cereal-Legume Intercropping Systems in Cauvery Command Area of Karnataka
K.N. Manoj1*, B.G. Shekara2 and D. Shoba3
1Department of Agronomy, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065
2AICRP on Forage Crops, ZARS, V. C. Farm, Mandya-571 405
3AICRP on Maize, ZARS, V. C. Farm, Mandya-571 405, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2018 at Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Vishweswaraiah Canal Farm, Mandya to study the productivity and quality of different cereal-legume intercropping systems. The treatments consist of three intercropping systems viz., maize + cowpea (3:1), sorghum + cowpea (3:1) and bajra Napier hybrid + cowpea (2:8) and four sole crops like maize, sorghum, bajra Napier hybrid and cowpea. Among different treatments, higher green fodder yield (552.17 q/ha), dry fodder yield (110.37 q/ha), crude fodder yield (19.59 q/ha), total digestible crude fodder yield (18.33 q/ha), ash yield (12.73 q/ha), fat yield (3.33 q/ha), fibre yield (30.78 q/ha) and carbohydrate yield (29.46 q/ha) were noticed in bajra Napier hybrid + cowpea system. The higher content of crude protein was observed in sole cowpea (20.5 %) while higher dry matter (22.97 %), fibre (34.17 %) and carbohydrate (34.43 %) content were observed in sole sorghum compared to other treatments. Bajra Napier hybrid + cowpea performed well both quality and quantity wise and can be a best system.


Keywords: Forage yield, Cereal-legume, Chemical composition, Intercropping,
Quality yield
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Manoj, K.N., B.G. Shekara and Shoba, D. 2020. Production Potential and Forage Quality of Cereal-Legume Intercropping Systems in Cauvery Command Area of Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 3175-3182. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.377