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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 42 issue 2 (june 2008) : 128 -131

PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY OF PASTURE AS INFLUENCED BY PLANTING PATTERN AND HARVEST INTERVALS UNDER SEMIARID CONDITIONS

S.N. Ram
1Grassland and Silvopasture Management Division, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi - 284 003, India
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Cite article:- Ram S.N. (2024). PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY OF PASTURE AS INFLUENCED BY PLANTING PATTERN AND HARVEST INTERVALS UNDER SEMIARID CONDITIONS. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 42(2): 128 -131. doi: .
A field experiment was conducted in sandy loam soil for five consecutive years (1997-98 to
2001-02) to find out the productivity and quality of pasture as influenced by planting pattern and
harvest intervals under semiarid conditions. Intercropping of grasses with legumes in 1:1 row ratio at
50 cm distance produced significantly higher green forage (22.0 t/ha), dry matter (5.41 t/ha) and crude
protein yields (370.41 kg/ha) as compared to1:2 row ratio at 75 cm distance. Total green forage (23.21
t/ha), dry matter (5.62 t/ha) and crude protein yields (410.21 kg/ha) were also significantly increased
with the harvesting of pasture at 70 days interval than other harvest intervals.
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