Range Management and Agroforestry

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  • No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Range Management and Agroforestry

  • No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Range Management and Agroforestry
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    ABSTRACT: Client oriented breeding (COB) offers manifold advantages as compared to research station breeding in terms varietal adoption and acceptance by farmers in marginal regions. Interaction of breeders and farmers has identified key traits with high impact potential including enhanced water-use-efficiency, tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses, increased biomass yield, nutritional quality, and persistence. The simplest approach to abiotic stresses tolerance breeding is also the most effective especially in forage crops. It is to select for biomass yield which is the integrating complex trait and to carry out the selection in a representative stress environment. It can be more efficient by carefully managed stress screening and by carefully choosing parents of crosses so that various physiological traits can be pyramided. This implies a reduction in the number of crosses that are made so that larger population can be employed, an approach that has been effective in the breeding of stress tolerant, widely adapted in crop plants. Potential benefits of client oriented breeding have been a source of widespread interest and resulted in numerous efforts to achieve the desired synergy amongst different aspects. Presently wide hybridization with selection in the target environment offers the best opportunity for widening the genetic base for stress resistance for sustainable goal. Polycross nursery programme has been used in developing new composite/synthetic varieties of lucerne by various organizations and the methodology can be extended for enhanced level of moisture stress tolerance as compared to existing varieties. Integration of client oriented and molecular breeding approaches and the latest technologies may also contribute to the sustainability of profitable forage crop production systems to meet current and future demands for these crops.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Range Management and Agroforestry
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this research was to determine the performance of forage yield and quality in four blue melilot (Melilotus caeruleus (L.) Desr.) lines grown in the Thrace region of Turkey. Four blue melilot lines (BG-1, BG-2, BG-3 and BG-4) and one population as control were used in the experiment. The lines were evaluated with mass selection in the Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Namik Kemal University, Turkey. Blue melilot population seeds were collected at mature stage from grasslands (43.0 degrees N, 26.0 degrees E) of the Belovets village in Razgrad, the north-east of Bulgaria. Some forage quality traits, yield and their components of candidate variety BG-3 was determined to be higher than other lines. Besides, genetic improvement using phenotypic selection there will also be required selection under multiple locations.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Range Management and Agroforestry

  • No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Range Management and Agroforestry
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    ABSTRACT: The field experiment was conducted during 2008-11 to find out the most productive and remunerative fodder crops sequence in association with ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk.) plantation in hot arid ecosystem of western India. Results indicated that among fodder cropping sequences, pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) + cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) - Lucerne (Medicago sativa) sequence recorded maximum green fodder (96.5 and 92.9 t/ha), dry matter (19.5 and 21.3 t/ha) and crude protein (2.87 and 3.05 t/ha) yields in both the years, and overall net returns of (Rs. 97.6 thousands/ha) and B:C ratio (2.43). These fodder yields were significantly higher over rest of the sequences in both the years except green fodder and dry matter yield of pearl millet sole - lucerne in first year and dry matter yields alone of pearl millet + cluster bean oats (Avena sativa) in both the years. Growth data on ber plantation showed that none of the fodder cropping sequence had its significant effect on ber growth attributes viz., plant height, collar girth and canopy diameter except collar girth at 15 months stage, where differences in collar girth were significant and trees in the plots under pearl millet + cluster bean - oats recoded maximum value of 21.7 cm, which was at par with pearl millet + cluster bean - lucerne, sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) + cowpea - oats, sorghum + cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) - lucerne, sorghum sole - oats, cluster bean sole - lucerne and ber sole, and significantly higher over rest of the sequences. Differences in ber tree productivity viz., fruits, dry leaves fodder and dry wood yields were also non-significant.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Range Management and Agroforestry
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    ABSTRACT: A field experiment was conducted during the rainy and winter seasons of 2010-11 and 2011-12 at Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi to find out the effect of integrated potassium fertilization on yield and quality of dry fodder of maize (Zea mays L.) and wheat (Triticum aestvum L.) crops grown in sequence. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design consisted of ten treatments and replicated thrice. Results revealed that all the treatment with potassium irrespective of sources signifidgntly increased crop residue yield in maize. The application of 60 kg K through muriate of potash + 30 kg K through farmyard manure resulted into highest crop residue yields (6.53 and 7.03 t ha(-1)) in maize. In wheat, there was no significant difference in crop residue yields in different K treatments. In both the crops treatment applied,with 60 kg K through muriate of potash + 30 kg K through farmyard manure resulted in enriched crop residues of maize and wheat crop with higher concentration of macro and micro nutrients. A strong correlation was recorded between K concentration in maize and wheat crop residues with N, P, K, Zn and Fe concentrations.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Range Management and Agroforestry
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    ABSTRACT: Studies were carried out for the pollen tube growth, failure of pollen tubes to effect fertilization and post-fertilization ovule abortion to hybridize Indian tetraploid (2n = 32) Medicago sativa L. cultivar RL 88 with diploid (2n=30) exotic annual shield medics / snail medic genotypes Medicago scutellata L. (Mill.), for the transfer of stem weevil resistance. Pollen fertility of M. scutellata was found to be 89%. In the selling study of M. scutellata, the pollen grain germinated and reached ovule by 28 hours after pollination (HAP). In cultivar RL 88, the pollen grains reached ovule by 48 HAP after selling. However, very few pollen grains reached the ovule upon selfing even after 5 days after pollination (DAP). In M. sativa x M. scutellata crosses, the growth of the pollen grains on the stigma and stylar tissues were very slow, during the study period. However, it was observed that after 96 HAP to 120 HAP, hardly few pollen grains reached ovule in the interspecific crosses in M. sativa x M. scutellata, with many callose plugs resulting in putative hybrid embryos. Out of 1287 florets attempted for interspecific crosses between RL 88 x M. scutellata (EC 541685), only five normal appearing pods developed till maturity and containing one seed each. Reciprocal crosses involving M. scutellata as female parent did not yielded any capsule set. Obvious indicators of fertilization as well as the initiation of the embryonic growth in M. sativa are the persistence of the flower on the raceme and increase in the diameter of the ovary. However, the putative hybrids need further confirmation with cytological and molecular studies. Our results demonstrate that interspecific hybrid plants with M. sativa x M. scutellata can be successfully obtained by adapting to suitable tissue culture-based breeding methodologies and embryo rescue.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Range Management and Agroforestry
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    ABSTRACT: A feeding trial of 90 days duration was conducted to record the effect of energy supplementation on nutritional and growth performances in Jalauni lambs fed stylo meal based diets. Twelve Jalauni growing lambs (body weight 14.94 +/- 1.2 kg) were divided into two groups of six animals in each. In control group (G(1)), the animals were fed sole stylo meal, while the animals of G(2) group were fed stylo meal supplemented with energy source (crushed maize grain) @ 0.5% of body weight for 90 days. DM intake (kg/100 kg body weight or g/kg W-0.75) was significantly (P<0.05) higher in G(2) than G(1). Digestibility coefficients of various nutrients viz DM, OM, CP were significantly (P<0.05) higher in G(2) than G(1). The daily live weight gain was 81 and 89 g, respectively in G(1) and G(2). The DCP intake in G(2) was 39.40% higher than G, which was sufficient for achieving a body weight gain of 90g daily. Similarly, the intake of TDN in G(2) was 32.38% higher than G(1). Blood metabolites like glucose, protein and urea were within the normal physiological range. It was concluded that supplementation of energy as maize grain @ 0.5% of body weight to stylo meal based diet can improve the dietary nutritive value and growth performance of Jalauni lambs.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Range Management and Agroforestry