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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science


Green Fodder Yield and Nutrient Composition of African Tall Maize Fodder (Zea mays) With Various Nitrogen-Phosphorus Levels

( Vol-2,Issue-5,May 2016 )

Author(s): A.B.Kanduri, P.V.Patil and P.S.Mogale



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Page No: 279-281
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Maize fodder, fertilizer, Nitrogen-Phosphorus levels, fodder yield and nutrient composition.

Abstract:

The effect of different combination of Nitrogen-Phosphorus levels was studied in a field experiment particularly on the fodder yield and quality of African tall maize fodder. Nitrogen-Phosphorus fertilizers at the rate of 0-0, 100-30, 120-40 and 160-50 kg per ha were applied. Green fodder yield and dry matter percentage were influenced significantly by the application of nitrogen and phosphorus. Maximum green fodder yield was obtained at Nitrogen-Phosphorus level of 160-50 kg / ha. Quality parameters such as crude protein, crude fibre, ether extract, total ash, calcium and phosphorus contents were also influenced significantly by the application of Nitrogen-Phosphorus fertilizers. All Nitrogen-Phosphorus combination produced higher crude protein, crude fibre ether extract, total ash, calcium and phosphorus contents over control. The present study indicates that significantly higher green fodder yield with improved nutrient composition in the form of dry matter, crude protein, crude fibre, ether extract, total ash, Calcium and phosphorus can be achieved with NP fertilizers in an effective combination level of 160-50 followed by 120-40 and 100-30.

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