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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2001 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 573-574
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.573.574
 
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Performance of summer forage legumes in the sub-tropical sub-humid Pothwar plateau of Pakistan

Amber Jilani, Imtiaz A. Qamar, Asghar Ali and M. Arshad

Abstract:
To determine forage yield and crude protein (CP) content in four legume species viz. cowpea, lablab bean, rice bean and sesbania along with a non-leguminous reference crop of sorghum, a study was carried out . The highest dry weight of 4 t ha-1 was obtained from sesbania and sorghum and the lowest dry weight of 2 t ha-1 from cowpea was found. Maximum and minimum heights of 144 and 86 cm were obtained from sesbania and rice bean respectively. The highest fresh matter yield of 17 t ha-1 while the lowest of 9 t ha-1 was obtained from sorghum and lablab beans respectively. The highest crude protein (CP) yield of 581 kg ha-1 was recorded from sesbania.
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How to cite this article:

Amber Jilani, Imtiaz A. Qamar, Asghar Ali and M. Arshad , 2001. Performance of summer forage legumes in the sub-tropical sub-humid Pothwar plateau of Pakistan. Journal of Biological Sciences, 1: 573-574.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.573.574

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2001.573.574

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