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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci > Volume 6(1); 1993 > Article
Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Utilization
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1993;6(1): 123-126.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1993.123    Published online March 1, 1993.
Effect of sowing methods and seed rates on production parameters and average chemical composition of fodder maize cv. Savar-1
M. M. Rahman, M. R. Islam, M. Islam
Abstract
Hand dibbling in rows produced higher (p<0.05) fresh and dry matter (DM), fodder yield, higher plant density and cob yield than broadcasted. However, the varying seed rates (40, 50 and 55 kg/ha) did not affect (p<0.05) the fresh and DM yield and cob yield except for 30 kg/ha seed rate which produced the lowest (p<0.01). However, the overall average fresh fodder yield and the fresh and DM yield of cob were 24.97, 10.04 and 6.90 t/ha respectively. The overall average plant height (cm), cob/plant (nos.) plant/ha, (nos.) cob/ha (nos.) and weight (g) of one cob were 178, 1.11, 664141, 70104 and 145 respectively for both the sowing methods and the four seed rates. Crude protein contents of maize plant and cob by-products (8.12% and 7.34% respectively) indicated promising cattle feeds along with human food.
Keywords: Fodder Maize; Sowing Method; Seed Rate


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