Development of village-based forage seed enterprises through farmer participatory research approach by varietal selection and evaluation

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Abstract

A field study was conducted on Berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) crop at smallholder farmer’s fields in Pakistan during 2012-13 and 2013-14 to evaluate the performance of research station (RS) improved variety against conventionally used farmer (FS) and market (MS) seed sources through farmer participatory research approach. Significant differences (P < 0.05) among seed sources were recorded for forage and seed yields, and forage quality parameters across all the research sites. The RS proved to be the best seed source amongst tested, produced highest green forage (89.65 t/ha), dry matter (13.37 t/ha) seed yields (580 kg/ha). The three forage cuts (65, 110 and 150 days after sowing) prior to seed harvest was found the best harvesting regimen; produced maximum forage and seed yields of better quality of all seed sources across all research sites.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production: Animal Production 2016 - Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, Australia
Duration: 04 Jul 201607 Jul 2016
http://www.asap.asn.au/2016-conference/ (Conference website)
http://www.asap.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/AP2016-Proceedings_Brief-Communications_LR.pdf (Conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production
CountryAustralia
CityGlenelg
Period04/07/1607/07/16
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