African Journal of Agronomy

African Journal of Agronomy ISSN 2375-1177 Vol. 8 (9), pp. 001-006, September, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Forage yields and qualities of some triticale (XTRITICOSECALE  Wittmack) genotypes

Mustafa Sürmen1*, Tamer Yavuz1, Necda Çankaya1 and Sebahattin Albayrak2

1Black Sea Agricultural Research Institute, P-Box 39, Samsun, 55100, Turkey.

2Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.

Accepted 19 August, 2020


Eight lines obtained from CIMMYT and Presto and Tatlicak triticale cultivars (X TTRITICOSECALE Wittmack) were compared in a randomized complete block design with three replications during the two seasons of 2008 to 2009 and 2009 to 2010 in Amasya and Bafra conditions of Northern Turkey. Results of the present investigation clearly showed significant differences among tested lines in most of the studied characters namely, dry matter yield was 13.69 to 17.44 ton ha-1, CP content was 101.71 to 117.96 g kg-1, ADF content was 348.73 to 374.26 g kg-1, NDF content was 572.52 to 612.98 g kg-1, TDN value was 530.31 to 563.29 g kg-1, RFV was 91.17 to 100.79, P content was 2.89 to 3.21 g kg-1, K content was 9.68 to 14.23 g kg-1, Ca content was 3.56 to 4.68 g kg-1, Mg content was 1.60 to 1.83 g kg-1 and tetany ratio was 1.64 to 2.63. As a result of our experiments, we can conclude that the genotypes numbered 1, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10 can be recommended for similar environment because of high forage yield and quality.

Key words: Triticale, dry matter yield, neutral detergent fiber, relative feed value, tetany ratio.