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  1. Vol. 55 No. 2, p. 167-169
     
    Received: June 28, 1962


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doi:10.2134/agronj1963.00021962005500020024x

Effect of Sorghum Maturity at Harvest and Variety on Certain Chemical Constituents in Sorghum Silages1

  1. F. G. Owen and
  2. O. J. Webster2

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Synopsis

Advancing maturity of sorghums from the bloom to the hard-seed stage resulted in significant decreases in moisture, crude protein, and crude fiber hut in an increase in nitrogen-free extract in sorghum silages. Hybrids were higher in crude protein and crude fiber but lower in nitrogen-free extract than standard varieties. Sterile hybrids were higher in moisture and crude fiber and lower in nitrogen-free extract than open-pollinated hybrids.

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