FORAGE YIELD AND QUALITY OF COMMON VETCH MIXTURES WITH TRITICALE AND ANNUAL RYEGRASS


BUDAKLI ÇARPICI E., Celik N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS, vol.19, no.1, pp.66-69, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.17557/tjfc.18929
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-69

Abstract

The objective of this research was to determine the forage yield, quality and physiological properties of mixtures of common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) with triticale (xTriticosecale Wittmack) and annual ryegrass (Lolium moltiflorum) grown as intermediate winter crop system under the conditions of Southern Marmara Region. Forage yield, light interception, leaf area index, crude protein content, crude protein yield, ADF and NDF contents were measured. The highest forage yield (15.21 t ha-1) was obtained from 50% common vetch + 50% triticale mixture which was followed by 75% common vetch + 25% triticale, 25% common vetch + 75% triticale, 25% common vetch + 75% annual ryegrass mixtures.The results of two-year averages indicated that the 75% common vetch + 25 % triticale mixturewas the best one for good quality and higher forage yield, and its suitability wasrecommended for the experimental ecology.