YIELD AND NUTRITIVE VALUE OF CO(BN)5 INFLUENCED BY VARIOUS MANURES AND FERTILIZERS AND ITS IMPACT ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF CROSSBRED CALVES COMPARED TO CO (CN)4


Abstract views: 14 / PDF downloads: 5

Authors

  • V.S. Mynavathi Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai – 600 007
  • C. Valli Dean, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 007
  • Pasupathi. Karu Professor and Head, Department of Animal Nutrition, Veterinary College & Research Institute, Tirunelveli – 627 358
  • S. Gunasekaran Assistant Professor, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Kattupakkam, – 603 203, Chengalpattu
  • M. Suganthi Assistant Professor, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Kattupakkam, – 603 203, Chengalpattu
  • R. Murugeswari Assistant Professor, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Kattupakkam, – 603 203, Chengalpattu

Keywords:

Understorey Cocus nucifera, Cumbu Napier hybrid grass Co(BN)5

Abstract

A study was conducted to identify the suitable planting material (stem cuttings/ root slips) for propagation of Cumbu Napier Hybrid Grass Co(BN)5 understorey Cocus nucifera with different fertilizers and manures and to examine the nutritive value of the fodder. The experiment had seven treatments replicated thrice, T1 (Stem cuttings for propagation-Control), T2 (Stem cuttings + Recommended dose of fertilizer), T3 (Root slips + Recommended dose of fertilizer), T4  (Stem cuttings + Farm yard manure@10t/ha), T5 (Root slips + Farm yard manure @ 10t/ha), T6  (Stem cuttings + Farm yard manure @10t/ha + Recommended dose of fertilizer) and T7  (Root slips + Farm yard manure @10t/ha + Recommended dose of fertilizer). No significant (P>0.05) variations were observed in the yield irrespective of planting material and manuring. Significantly highest plant height was observed in Root slips + Farm yard manure @10t/ha + Recommended dose of fertilizer (T7), the number of tillers / plant and leaves per tiller, were significantly highest in Stem cuttings + Farm yard manure @10t/ha + Recommended dose of fertilizer (T6), leaves per clump were significantly highest in T6 and T7. No significant variation existed in the fortnightly body weight, average daily gain and dry matter intake of animals fed Cumbu Napier hybrid grass Co(CN)4 Vs Cumbu Napier hybrid grass Co(BN)5. However, Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) in the IVth week was significantly better in Cumbu Napier hybrid grass Co(BN)5 fed cattle. It was concluded that to cultivate Co(BN)5 understorey Cocus nucifera stem cutting with application of farm yard manure and recommended dose of fertilizer was the best practice.

References

AOAC. (2000). Official and Tentative Methods of Analysis, 12 th Edition, Association of Official Analytical Chemists, Washington DC, 1094p.

AOAC. (2012). Official Method of Analysis: Association of Analytical Chemists. 19th Edition, Washington DC, 121130p.

Meena. L.R., Devendra Kumar, Meena. L.R. and Singh. S.P. (2019). Productivity and economics of ber (Ziziphus mauritiana) based hortipasture system as influenced by integrated nutrient management under rain fed condition of Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 89(2): 154 -158.

Pathan, S.H., Tumbare. A.D. and Kamble, A.B. (2012). Impact of planting material, cutting management and fertilizer levels on nutritional quality of bajra x napier hybrid. Forage Research, 38: 74 -79.

Tensingh Gnanaraj, P., Omprakash, A.V., Valli, C., Vennila, C., Mynavathi, V.S. and Rajkumar, K. (2020). Book on “Package of practices for green fodder production”. (ISBN No. 978-93-5382-648-2).

Varshini. S.V., Jayanthi, C. and Karthikeyan, R. (2020). Effect of sett treatments on the growth, fodder yield and economics of Bajra Napier Hybrid grass Co(BN)5. Multilogic in Science, VOL. X, ISSUE XXXIII, April, pp. 575 - 578.

Downloads

Submitted

05-09-2023

Published

13-09-2023

Issue

Section

Full Length Articles

How to Cite

YIELD AND NUTRITIVE VALUE OF CO(BN)5 INFLUENCED BY VARIOUS MANURES AND FERTILIZERS AND ITS IMPACT ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF CROSSBRED CALVES COMPARED TO CO (CN)4. (2023). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research, 52(3), 81-89. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJVASR/article/view/142013