BI-CULTURING OF GRASS PEA AND BARLEY IN THE SEMI-ARID REGIONS OF IRAN

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0571.37.1.015    | Article Id: LR-171 | Page : 98-100
Citation :- BI-CULTURING OF GRASS PEA AND BARLEY IN THE SEMI-ARID REGIONS OF IRAN.Legume Research-An International Journal.2014.(37):98-100
Khoshnood Alizadeh*, Mahmoud Pooryousef1 and Shiv Kumar2 khoshnod2000@yahoo.com
Address : Dryland Agricultural Research Institute, Maragheh, Iran

Abstract

Forage production during summer is a challenge in the semi-arid dry areas. There is a short season window after the cereal harvestin the Iranian semi-arid regions that remains fallow till the next growing season. The present study was carried out to identify a suitable crop option to use this short period of two months for forage production. Three seeding rates of grass pea were studied inpure stand and as mixture with volunteer crop of barley from shattered seeds. Forage production and quality related traits were evaluated when grass pea reached flowering stage that coincided with the initial creamy stages of barley. The analysis showed that fresh biomass, and calcium and fiber contents were highly significant (P

Keywords

Forage crops Hordeum vulgare Lathyrus sativus.

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