ARCHANA YADAV, S. K. DHAKA*, VERSHA GUPTA, S. K. MEENA AND SUNIL KUMAR
Department of Agronomy, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur-313 001 (Rajasthan), India
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(Received : January 17, 2017; Accepted : March 22, 2017)
A field experiment was conducted at Udaipur (Rajasthan) duning kharif 2013. Five elite fodder sorghum genotypes (CSV21F, HC 308, PC 1080, CSV 15 and SPV 2128) and three fertility levels (50, 75 and 100% RDF = 80 kg N+40 kg P2 O5 +40 kg K2O/ha) were assigned in a factorial randomized block design. The results revealed that genotype SPV 2128 recorded maximum plant height, dry matter accumulation at harvest (g/plant), crude fibre, ether extract, mineral ash and total digestible nutrients than other genotypes tested. Among fertility levels, 100% RDF recorded significantly higher plant height, dry matter accumulation (g/plant) at harvest, crude fibre, crude protein, mineral ash, nitrogen free extract and total digestible nutrients over 50% RDF.
Key words :Fertility levels, growth parameters, quality parameters, single cut fodder sorghum, Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench