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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 329-334
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.037


Effect of Maturity Stage and Size of Trees on Fodder Proximate Principles in Elm (Ulmus wallichiana Planch)
Shabir Ahmad Rather1*, K.N. Qaisar1, R. Banyal2 and Sabeena Nabi1
1Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-K, Benhama, Ganderbal-191201 (J&K), India
2Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The current study was conducted during the year-2014-15 on a 22-year old Elm plantation established at Wadura campus of SKUAST-Kashmir. Four diameter classes viz., D1 (5-10cm), D2 (10-15cm), D3 (15-20cm) and D4 (>20cm) were stratified from the plantation and leaf samples were collected from three trees of each diameter classes during four different sampling periods viz., P1: April-May, P2: June-July, P3: August-September and P4: October-November. The fodder analysis concluded that there is a decrease in crude protein (CP), NFE (nitrogen free extract) and OM (total organic matters) with the maturity of the leaves whereas, a reverse trend was found for DM (dry matter), CF (crude fibre), EE (ether extract) and total ash. The maximum percentages of these proximate principles were 19.24%, 54.91%, 92.16%, 42.99%, 18.44%, 6.77% and 11.54%, respectively. An increase in DM, CF and EE and a decrease in CP with increase in the size of the trees was observed. The size of the trees did not significantly affect NFE, OM, TC (total carbohydrates) and ash content of the leaves. The interaction of sampling periods and diameter classes produced insignificant variation in fodder proximate principles.


Keywords: Elm, Fodder, Proximate principles, Diameter classes, Sampling period
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Shabir Ahmad Rather, K.N. Qaisar, R. Banyal and Sabeena Nabi. 2017. Effect of Maturity Stage and Size of Trees on Fodder Proximate Principles in Elm (Ulmus wallichiana Planch).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 329-334. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.037