publication . Article . 2014

High green fodder yielding new grass varieties

C. Babu, K. Iyanar and A. Kalamani;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding (issn: 0975-928X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Indian Society of Plant Breeders
Two high biomass yielding forage grass varieties one each in Cumbu Napier hybrid and Guinea grass have been evolved at the Department of Forage Crops, Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and identified for release at national (All India) level as Cumbu Napier hybrid grass CO (BN) 5 and Guinea grass CO (GG) 3 during 2012 and 2013 respectively. Cumbu Napier hybrid grass CO (BN) 5 secured first rank at all national level with reference to green fodder yield (2010), dry matter yield (2009 and 2010), crude protein yield (2011) and crude protein per cent (2010) while Guinea grass CO (GG) 3 ranked first at All India le...
free text keywords: Cumbu Napier hybrid, Guinea grass, green fodder, dry matter, Plant culture, SB1-1110
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