Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 1

Growth and Yield Analysis of Berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) Genotypes under Phosphorus Fertilization in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India

Mahendra Singh Pal1* and S K Jain2

1Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
2Junior scientist Agronomy, College of Agriculture, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India

*Corresponding Author: Mahendra Singh Pal, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India.

Received: August 03, 2023; Published: December 16, 2023

Abstract

A Field experiment was carried out at Instructional Dairy Farm, G B pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar during winter season of 2020-21 to study the growth and yield analysis of berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) genotypes under phosphorus fertilization in Indo-Gangetic plains of India. Berseem genotype BM-4 produced significantly highest green fodder yield that was 10.2, 14.3 and 38.4% higher than Wardan, JB-07-15 and BB-2, respectively. The highest crude protein content and crude protein yield were estimated in BM-4 that was significantly equal to Wardan but the NDF and ADF contents were significantly equal among genotypes. Application of 100 kg P205/ha gave 7.4 and 14.0% higher green fodder yields than 80 and 60 kg P205/ha, respectively. The crude protein content and its yield increased with P application rates and significantly highest values were recorded at 100 kg P205/ha which gave 11.1 and 24.4% higher than 80 and 60 kg P205/ha, respectively. The NDF and ADF content increased with phosphorus levels with the highest values at 100 kg P205/ha but remained non-significant to each other. Therefore it is concluded that berseem genotypes BM-4 may be grown at application of 100 kg P205/ha for higher growth, yield and quality of berseem fodder in Indo-Gangetic plains of India.

Keywords: Crude Protein; Genotypes, ADF; NDF; L:S ratio

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Citation

Citation: Mahendra Singh Pal and S K Jain. “Growth and Yield Analysis of Berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) Genotypes under Phosphorus Fertilization in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.1 (2024): 42-46.

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Copyright: © 2024 Mahendra Singh Pal and S K Jain. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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