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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)

Effect of time of sowing and last cut on green fodder and seed production in Berseem (<em>Trifolium alexandrinum </em>L.)

Author(s):

Surinder, Kanwaljit and Tarandeep

Abstract:
The experiment was carried out at the Students’ Research Farm, Khalsa College, Amritsar during the <em>Rabi</em> season 2017-2018. The field was laid out in split plot design comprising five main plot treatments of time of sowings i.e. 10<sup>th</sup> September (D<sub>1</sub>), 20<sup>th</sup> September (D<sub>2</sub>), 30<sup>th</sup> September (D<sub>3</sub>), 10<sup>th</sup> October (D<sub>4</sub>), 20<sup>th</sup> October (D<sub>5</sub>) and three sub plot treatments of three last cutting dates <em>viz</em>., 25<sup>th</sup> March (C<sub>1</sub>), 5<sup>th</sup> April (C<sub>2</sub>) and 15<sup>th</sup> April (C<sub>3</sub>) replicated thrice. The soil of experimental field was sandy loam in texture with normal pH and electrical conductivity. Soil rated medium in organic carbon, low in available nitrogen and medium in available phosphorus and potassium. Among different sowing time, maximum plant height, green and dry fodder yield significantly higher in 10<sup>th</sup> September whereas number of heads per shoot, number of seeds per head, seed yield and straw yield was significantly higher in 20<sup>th</sup> October. However in 20<sup>th</sup> October sowing days taken to flowering and maturity were significantly less. Time of last cut 15<sup>th</sup> April gave significantly higher plant height, green and dry fodder yield whereas 25<sup>th</sup> March produced significantly higher number of heads per shoot, number of seeds per head, seed yield and straw yield. Days taken to flowering and maturity from last cut was recorded significantly minimum in 15<sup>th</sup> April. Test weight, number of shoots and harvest index vary non-significantly throughout the treatments.

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How to cite this article:
Surinder, Kanwaljit and Tarandeep. Effect of time of sowing and last cut on green fodder and seed production in Berseem (<em>Trifolium alexandrinum </em>L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1S):234-237.

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