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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 1999  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 247 - 250

Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus on the Fodder Yield and Quality of Two Sorghum cultivars (Sorghum bicolor L.)

M. Ayub, A. Tanveer, K. Mahmud, A. Ali and M. Azam    

Abstract: Response of two sorghum cultivars namely Hegari and JS-263 to different NP levels of 0-0, 50-0, 100-0, 50-50, 100-50 and 100-100 kg ha–1 was studied under field conditions. The cultivar Hegari gave significantly higher green fodder and dry matter yield due to greater plant height, stem diameter and leaf area plant–1. The crude fiber per cent and ash per cent were also significantly higher for cultivar Hegari. A progressive increase in yield was observed with fertilizer application up to 100 kg N + 50 kg P205 ha–1 whereas, the quality parameters such as protein content, crude fiber and ash percent were significantly higher with NP application of 100 + 100 kg ha–1. The cultivar Hegari and fertilizer level of 100 kg N + 50 kg P205 ha–1 seems to be the best combination for harvesting higher fodder yield of sorghum under Faisalabad conditions.

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