A RESEARCH ON DETERMINATION OF HAY YIELDS AND SILAGE QUALITIES OF SOME VETCH plus CEREAL MIXTURES


Balabanli C. , ALBAYRAK S. , Turk M. , YÜKSEL O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS, vol.15, no.2, pp.204-209, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-209

Abstract

The hay yields and silage qualities of the mixtures of common vetch and hungarian vetch with rye, barley, wheat, oat and triticale were investigated under Isparta conditions, during the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 growing seasons. The highest hay yield (9.08 tons ha(-1)) and crude protein yield (1.11 tons ha(-1)) were obtained from hungarian vetch+rye mixture. The least NDF and ADF contents (50.11% and 31.92%, respectively) were achieved in common vetch+oat mixtures. Silages from the mixtures of common vetch, barley and oat, and hungarian vetch, barley, oat and wheat were rated very good, and all other vetch and cereal silages were rated good according to fleig scores. All silage combinations, with the exception of common vetch and rye silage, were rated very good based on physical analysis.