FORAGE YIELDS AND FORAGE YIELD COMPONENTS IN GRASS PEA (LATHYRUS SATIVUS L.)

Article Id: ARCC207 | Page : 67-69
Citation :- FORAGE YIELDS AND FORAGE YIELD COMPONENTS IN GRASS PEA (LATHYRUS SATIVUS L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2013.(36):67-69
Vojislav Mihailovic, Aleksandar Mikic*, Branko Cupina, Djordje Krstic, Svetlana Antanasovic and Vuk Radojevic aleksandar.mikic@nsseme.com
Address : Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Forage Crops Department, Maksima Gorkog 30, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

Abstract

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) is a grain and forage legume crop. A small-plot trial was carried out from 2004 to 2006, comprising ten grass pea accessions from the Annual Forage Legumes Collection of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad, Serbia. PL 114 615 had the highest green forage yield (50.7 t ha-1), while Le Cambou had the highest hay yield (9.0 t ha-1). Green forage yield (t ha-1) was highly correlated with number of internodes (r = 0.947 and r = 0.820), while hay yield (t ha-1) was highly correlated with green forage yields (r = 0.835 and r = 0.898). Grass pea has considerable potential to produce high yields of green forage and hay under conditions in Serbia, especially its northern province of Vojvodina with its rich chernozem soils.

Keywords

Correlations Forage dry matter yield Grass pea Green forage yield Lathyrus sativus.

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