Increase nutritional content and in vitro digestibility of forage legumes by adding molybdenum with foliar spray methods

DOI: 10.18805/LR-406    | Article Id: LR-406 | Page : 543-546
Citation :- Increase nutritional content and in vitro digestibility of forage legumes by adding molybdenum with foliar spray methods.Legume Research-An International Journal.2019.(42):543-546
Iin Susilawati, Nyimas Popi Indriani, Lizah Khairani and U. Hidayat Tanuwiria iin2susilawati@gmail.com
Address : Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Padjadjaran University-45363, Indonesia.
Submitted Date : 12-01-2018
Accepted Date : 25-06-2019

Abstract

Legumes as a source of protein is one of the most important nutrients for the ruminants. The experiment was carried out in the field of Forage Crop Laboratory of Padjadjaran University from october 2016 until January 2017, to study the effect of molybdenum fertilization on quality and in vitro digestibility on legumes.  The design used was randomized block design with six treatment combinations consisting two levels of molybdenum (0 and 1.5 kg Mo ha-1) with foliar spray methods and three species of legumes (Pueraria phaseoloides, Calopogonium mucunoides and Centrosema pubescens) replicated four times. The results showed that the type of legume and molybdenum fertilizer had significant effect on crude protein content, ash content and in vitro digestibility but no significant effect on crude fiber content of forage legume.  

Keywords

Foliar spray Forage In vitro digestibility Legume Molybdenum

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