Studies on cropping system for year-round forage crops production

  • Kang, Heonil (Department of Plant Bioscience, College of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Donghyun (Eonpyeong Agricultural Association Corporation) ;
  • Han, Sangcheol (Ulsan Institute of Health & Environment) ;
  • Choi, Insoo (Department of Plant Bioscience, College of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, Pusan National University) ;
  • Yun, Eulsoo (Nematode Research Center, Life and Industry Convergence Research Institute, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Jongki (Department of Plant Bioscience, College of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, Pusan National University)
  • Published : 2017.06.04

Abstract

This study was conducted to establish of cropping system for year-round forage crops production in east-southern part of Korea and investigated their productivity and feed values. Cropping systems were tested in experiment using oat (cv. Highspeed and Darkhorse) in spring and autumn season, corn (cv. Kwangpyeongok) and sorghum (ss-450) in summer season and rye (cv. Gogu) and triticale (cv. Joseong) in winter season. Considering the forage productivity and feed value such as acid detergent fiber (ADF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and total digestive nutrients (TDN), this result suggest that three cropping system for year-round forage crops production. The combinations with triticale (winter), corn or sorghum (summer) and oat (autumn) were would be suitable ones. And also the combinations with rye (winter), corn or sorghum (summer) and oat (autumn) were would be suitable. If forage crops cultivation was started in spring season, the combinations with oat (spring), oat (autumn), triticale or rye (winter), corn or sorghum (summer) and oat (autumn) were would be appropriable. For the more suitable cropping system, we are proceeding on verification experiment of year-round forage crops.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Rural Development Administration