University of Khartoum

Effect of Sowing Methods and Phosphorus Levels on Yield and Quality of Two Alfalfa Cultivars*

Effect of Sowing Methods and Phosphorus Levels on Yield and Quality of Two Alfalfa Cultivars*

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dc.contributor.author Abusuwar, Awad
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-19T11:39:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-19T11:39:30Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7198
dc.description This paper had been presented for promotion at the university of Khartoum. To get the full text please contact the other at Abusuwar @ yahoo.com en_US
dc.description.abstract A study was conducted during the period from November 1993 to April 1995 at the Demonstration Farm of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, to investigate the effect of three levels of phosphorus fertilizer and two sowing methods on yield and quality of two alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars. Levels of phosphorus fertilizer used were 0, 50 and 100 kg/ha P205 in the form of triple supersphosphate (48% P205). The two alfalfa cultivars (Hegazi and Pioneer 5929) were planted on flat and on ridges. Phosphate fertilization at the rate of 100 kg/ha P205 increased dry matter production, leaf to stem ratio and improved forage quality. Sowing on flat increased dry matter production. The local cultivar Hegazi was superior to the introduced variety in dry matter yield but the opposite was true for leaf to stem ratio and nutritive value. en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Sowing Methods,Phosphorus,Yield ,Quality ,Alfalfa Cultivars en_US
dc.title Effect of Sowing Methods and Phosphorus Levels on Yield and Quality of Two Alfalfa Cultivars* en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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