Effects of Cutting Frequency and Nitrogen on Yield, in vitro Digestibility, and Protein, Fiber, and Carotene Content of Coastal Bermudagrass1
- Glenn W. Burton,
- J. E. Jackson and
- R. H. Hart2
Annual forage yields increased as the interval between cuttings increased to 6 weeks, leveled off as the interval increased to 12 weeks and dropped sharply in plots cut only once. Increasing the interval decreased crude protein and vitamin A equivalent content, leaf percent, and in uitro digestibility and increased stem length and fiber content. Increasing N applications increased yields of dry matter and crude protein and the content of crude protein and vitamin A equivalent but had no effect on the percent fiber in the grass.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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