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1999 - 296 p.

Potential of winter cereals and legumes as fodder crops in the uplands of Balochistan

Banaras Bhatti M.

A number of high yielding cereal and legume fodder crops were tested for the last five years to replace low yielding local cultivars of these crops in the semi-arid continental Mediterranean climate of Balochistan. Oats produced 38 and 44 per cent more dry matter yield than barley and wheat, respectively. Among 8 cultivars of oats, Scott and PD2-LV65 produced the highest dry matter yield. The best performance of these cultivars was achieved when sown from 1st to 3rd week of November at a fertilizer dose of 150-75 NP kg ha1. Under irrigated conditions, among 8 varieties of lucerne, type 8-9 produced the highest fodder yield. It is concluded that oats cvs. PD2-LV 65, S-81 and lucerne cv. type 8-9 should be further disseminated among farmers for boosting-up fodder production in the uplands of Balochistan.



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Banaras Bhatti M. Potential of winter cereals and legumes as fodder crops in the uplands of Balochistan. In : Etienne M. (ed.). Dynamics and sustainability of Mediterranean pastoral systems . Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 1999. p. 223-227. (Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes; n. 39). 9. Meeting of the Mediterranean Sub-Network of the FAO-CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research and Development Network on Pastures and Fodder Crops, 1997/11/26-29, Badajoz (Spain). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/c39/99600077.pdf