The experiment has been conducted at Swairy Research Farm which included; Cenchrus varieties (Biloela, Gyandah, USA, Local Libid ),Panicum antidotale ( Blue panic ) and Medicago sativa ( Local Berseem ). The analysis of the experiment for the first year revealed that the forage species showed no significant differences between them for green fodder production except Berseem at 5%. At the second year they showed significant differences between Berseem and each one of Blue panic, Gyandah, Biloela and USA and between Libid and each one of Gyandah, Biloela and USA at 5%. Combined analysis for the two years are revealed that significant differences within treatments, years, and interaction are found between treatments with years at 5% level. Berseem showed significant difference with each one of the forage varieties and species. No significant differences between varieties and species of Gyandah, USA, Biloela, Local Libid, and Blue Panic at the same level. The highest mean annual green fodder production for the combined two years is obtained from Gyandah 34.12 T/ha/y with a mean cut of 48.31 T/ha while the Lowest mean annual yield obtained from local Berseem 30.83 T/ha/y and a mean cut of 1.12 T/ha.
Bataher, Ahmed Salem
"Fodder Production Comparison of Cenchrus Ciliaris Varieties, Panicum Antidotale and Local Medicago Sativa,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 15:
2, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol15/iss2/12