Relationship between agronomic and silage quality traits of forage sorghum cultivars

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dc.contributor.author White, J.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.
dc.contributor.author Kirch, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T17:52:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T17:52:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6579
dc.description.abstract Results from two trials evaluating 11 forage sorghums as silage crops indicated that silage quality traits of voluntary intake, digestibility, and crude protein content were linearly associated with the agronomic characteristics of days to half bloom and plant height. Intake was negatively associated with plant height (r = -.49); digestibility was negatively associated with days to half bloom (r = -.39) and plant height (r = -.49); and crude protein was negatively associated with days to half bloom (r = - .51) and plant height (r = -. 71). Within the same cultivar, but between years, voluntary intake varied by as much as 30 percent, digestibility by 13 percent, and protein content by 12.5 percent. Forage sorghums were also compared to grain sorghum and corn hybrids. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-363-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 539 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Forage sorghum en_US
dc.subject Voluntary intake en_US
dc.subject Digestibility en_US
dc.subject crude protein content en_US
dc.title Relationship between agronomic and silage quality traits of forage sorghum cultivars en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 176 en_US
dc.citation.spage 172 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1988, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March, 1988 en_US

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