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Effects of triticale cultivars grown in a Mediterranean environment on biomass yield and quality

Cannas, Antonello and Giunta, Francesco and Pruneddu, Giovanni and Boe, Filippo and Motzo, Rosella (2005) Effects of triticale cultivars grown in a Mediterranean environment on biomass yield and quality. Italian Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 4 (Suppl. 2), p. 166-168. eISSN 1828-051X. Article.

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Abstract

Triticale is a valuable crop in Mediterranean environments because its growth capacity at low temperatures and its precocity make it possible to obtain high biomass yields in early spring. Precocity of triticale is particularly appreciated in Mediterranean environment, where irrigation allows the sowing of a spring–summer corn crop after a winter cereal crop has been harvested for silage. In these conditions, early planted corn can take advantage of both longer-cycle cultivars and of the lower incidence of the European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis attacks. Nutritional quality of triticale as forage is related to the phenological stage at harvest, cultivar choice, seeding rate and environmental conditions. The work reported in this paper was aimed at verifying if the hypothesized effects of the different habitus (cold requirement) of triticale cultivar grown at different seeding rates affect biomass quantity and quality at the stages of flowering and milk-waxy-maturity, which are the most relevant for triticale silage production.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:963
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Triticale, phenological stage, quality, biomass, Sardinia
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/02 Agronomia e coltivazioni erbacee
Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/19 Zootecnica speciale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze zootecniche
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze agronomiche e genetica vegetale agraria
Publisher:Avenue media on behalf of Scientific Association of Animal Production (ASPA)
eISSN:1828-051X
Publisher Policy:Depositato per gentile concessione dell'ASPA
Additional Information:Relazione al 16. Congresso nazionale ASPA, Torino, 28-30 giugno 2005.
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:03

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