An investigation on improved source population for the alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) breeding 

DOI: 10.18805/LR-420    | Article Id: LR-420 | Page : 828-832
Citation :- An investigation on improved source population for the alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) breeding.Legume Research-An International Journal.2018.(41):828-832
Sebahattin Albayrak, Mehmet Oten, Mevlut Turk and Mehmet Alagoz sebahattinalbayrak@omu.edu.tr
Address : Ondokuz Mayýs University, Vocational Scholl of Bafra, Samsun, Turkey.
Submitted Date : 9-04-2018
Accepted Date : 29-08-2018

Abstract

The aim of the research was to determine the forage yield and quality of thirty alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) genotypes. Plots were established in 2014 in Isparta, Turkey, in a randomized complete block design with 3 replicates. Five cuttings were done during the 2015, 2016 and 2017. The dry matter yield (DMY), crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), acid detergent lignin (ADL) and relative feed value (RFV) were determined. According to the three years average results, significant differences were determined for all parameters. Alfalfa genotypes viz., Cay-1, Cay-2, Keciborlu-1 and Keciborlu-3 were selected for alfalfa breeding program due to their superior yield and quality features.

Keywords

Alfalfa Breeding Medicago sativa L. Relative feed value Yield.

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