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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1912-1921
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.230


Advances in Agronomic Management for Ensuring Fodder Security in Semi Arid Zones of India- A Review
Hanamant M. Halli1*, S.S. Rathore2, N. Manjunatha1 and Vinod Kumar Wasnik1
1Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi-284003, India
2Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Livestock share to the total Indian agriculture gross value product is increasing gradually over the years. The growth rate of livestock sector is higher than the crop sector due to assured high income and increasing demand for milk and milk products. But the critical challenge is, per animal productivity with the existing feeding strategy and management practices. Main factor for lower livestock productivity in India is availability of quality feed and it alone contributes nearly 60 % of the total milk production cost. The efficient utilisation of both cultivable and non-cultivable lands helps to improve the yield and system productivity for ensured fodder security. Inclusion of Maize + Cowpea-MP Chari + Cowpea – Berseem + Japanese rape system maintains the year round fodder production. Conservation of wilted water hycianth as silage for ruminants may be improved by the addition of molasses or rice bran. Water hyacinth can be successfully ensiled with either 4 % of sugarcane molasses or 15 % of rice bran for ruminants. This helps in improving the resource use efficiency and reducing the feeding cost.


Keywords: Livestock, Fodder security, Cultivable lands, Non-cultivable lands, Year round fodder production, Water hycianth
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Hanamant M. Halli, S.S. Rathore, N. Manjunatha and Vinod Kumar Wasnik. 2018. Advances in Agronomic Management for Ensuring Fodder Security in Semi Arid Zones of India- A ReviewInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1912-1921. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.230