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Nutritive Value Of Maize (Zea Mays) And Dolecous (Lablab Purpureus) As Affected By Phosphorous Fertilization And Intercropping

Nutritive Value Of Maize (Zea Mays) And Dolecous (Lablab Purpureus) As Affected By Phosphorous Fertilization And Intercropping

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Title: Nutritive Value Of Maize (Zea Mays) And Dolecous (Lablab Purpureus) As Affected By Phosphorous Fertilization And Intercropping
Author: Balgees, Atta Elmnan; Fadel Elseed, A.M.A.
Abstract: afield experiment was conducted at the Demonstration Farm of University of Khartoum to determine the effect of phosphorous fertilization and intercropping on the nutritive value of Zea mays and Lablab purpureus. The field experiment was arranged as Split Plot Design with four replications. The main plots were (Lablab purpureus as sole crop, Zea mays as sole crop, Lablab purpureus and Zea mays in the mixture). The sub plot treatments were phosphorous fertilization at the rate of (0, 50 and 75 kg P2O5 / ha) which were then referred to as P0, P1 and P2 respectively. The plants measured were Lablab purepureus as pure stand, Lablab purepureus in the mixture, Zea mays as the pure stand and the Zea mays in the mixture. Samples of 45 days cut from sowing were used to assess the ash, crude protein (CP), ether extracts (EE), crude fiber (CF), neutral detergent fibre (NDF) and dry matter digestibility. The data were statistically analyzed using complete randomized design. The results revealed that intercropping and phosphorous fertilization caused a significant (P<0.05) increased on the CP content and dry matter digestibility of all forages under estimation. Intercropping and phosphorous fertilization caused slight increase on the Ash content for all crops in this study. Moreover, Intercropping and phosphorous fertilization caused a decrease on the CF and NDF content of all forages under estimation but with no significant difference. However, Intercropping caused non–significant effect (P<0.05) on the EE content of Zea mays while, intercropping had a positive influence (P<0.05) on the EE content of Lablab purpureus. The data obtained indicated that phosphorous fertilization caused non–significant effect on the EE content of all crops in this study (P<0.05) except Lablab purpureus in the mixture with Zea mays which increased significantly (P<0.05) by increasing phosphorous level. It can be concluded that intercropping and phosphorous fertilization improved the nutritive value of both maize and lablab bean.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17658
Date: 2015-12-15


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