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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 50 issue 5 (october 2016) : 451-455

Forage nutritive value of sweet basil cultivars affected by different plant density with corn

Hamed Mabudi Bilasvar*1, Saeid Zehtab Salmasi1, Hossein Janmohammadi2
1<p>Department of Plant Ecophysiology,&nbsp;Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tabriz, Tabriz. Iran.</p>
Cite article:- Bilasvar*1 Mabudi Hamed, Salmasi1 Zehtab Saeid, Janmohammadi2 Hossein (2016). Forage nutritive value of sweet basil cultivars affectedby different plant density with corn . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 50(5): 451-455. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v50i5.3749.

In order to assessment of the effects of different plant density (20, 30, 40 S.B M + 8 C; 20, 30, 40 S.B I + 8 C plants m-2 and sloe cropping of S.B. M40 and S.B. I 40) on forage nutritive value of sweet basil cultivars (Mubarake and Italian large leaf) a randomized complete block design with three replications was conducted in University of Tabriz, Iran. Results showed that the effect of different plant density of sweet basil cultivars was significant (p<0.05) on dry matter (DM), acid detergent fiber (ADF), ash, crude protein (CP) and oil yield of sweet basil cultivars. However, oil percentage of both sweet basil cultivars was not affected by different plant density with corn plants. DM, ADF, CP percentage and yield and also oil yield of both sweet basil cultivars were significantly decreased as result of different plant density with corn plants, in contrast, ash of both cultivars increased in those treatments. ash, CP%, CP and oil yield of Mubarake cultivars were greater than that of Italian large leaf cultivar in sole plant density. It was concluded that different plant density between sweet basil+ corn had positive effect on forage nutritive value of both sweet basil cultivars.

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