Effects of Cutting Frequency on Yield and Nutritive Value Between Heading and Headless Varieties of Sorghum$\times$Sudangrass Hybrid

수수$\times$수단그라스 교잡종의 출수형과 불출수형 품종간 예취횟수가 수량성 및 사료가치에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, J.K. (National Livestock Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, J.G. (National Livestock Research Institute) ;
  • Shin, D.E. (National Livestock Research Institute) ;
  • Yoon, S.H. (National Livestock Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, W.H. (National Livestock Research Institute) ;
  • Seo, S. (National Livestock Research Institute) ;
  • Park, G.J. (National Livestock Research Institute)
  • Published : 2000.12.01

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of cutting frequency on dry matter yield and nutritive value between heading and headless varieties of sorghumxsudangrass hybrid in 1998. Treatments were var. TE hay grazer(heading type) and Jumbo(headless type) as main plot, and 1, 2, and 3 cutting times per a year as sub plot. Although plant height of sorghumxsudangrass hybrid was no significant difference among treatments, headless type was very slightly higher than that of heading type, and both of variety decreased with 1, 2, and 3 cutting times in order. Also, dry matter yield of sorghum~sudangrass hybrid was no significant difference between heading and headless type. Dry matter yield of first cutting plot in heading type and in headless type was the higher than those of second and third cutting plot. Acid detergent fiber and neutral detergent fiber of headless type were slightly higher than that of heading type. Acid detergent fiber of sorghumxsudangrass hybrid was highest at first cutting plot in both varieties. Neutral detergent fiber of second cutting plot in heading type and first cutting plot in headless type were the highest respectively. In vitro dry matter digestibility of headless type was very slightly higher than that of heading type. And in vitro dry matter digestibility of second cutting plot was the highest in both varieties. In vitro digestible dry matter of sorghumxsudangrass hybrid was no significant difference among treatments. The results demonstrated that although there was not significant difference, cultivation of headless type and first cutting plot per a year were very good for nutritive value and DM yield of sorghumxsudangrass hybrid as summer forage crops in Korea. (Key words : Heading, Headless type, Cutting frequency, Sorghum X Sudangrass Hybrid)