Year 2014, Volume 60, Issue 2

Year : 2014
Volume : 60
Issue : 2
   
Authors : Imer RUSINOVCI, Sali ALIU, Hysen BYTYQI, Shukri FETAHU, Mentor THAQI, Nikollaq BARDHI and Peder LOMBNAES
Title : GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH FORAGE YIELD AND MINERAL COMPOSITION IN KOSOVO
Abstract : Wild grass communities may play an important role for natural and semi-natural grassland quality, but other plant species present in botanical composition may affect both yield and quality negatively. The field experiment were carried out on a field study was conducted in the central part of Kosovo, respectively Lipjani location 15 km near the capitol city of Prishtina. The area is characterized by flat topography; black soil (smonica, vertisol) is the dominant soil type. The field survey was carried out during year 2012 with aim of determining the fresh, draw yield per unit area (m2) and mineral composition in grassland include important elements; Iron, Calcium, Cupper, Magnesium, Zinc etc. The experiment was designed as a randomized complete with four replication. The plot sizes were 81.5x 8m per plot or 12 m2. The fertilization also was used in quantity 80 kg N ha -1. In experiment was including four treatments: C- Control (normal cutting without harrowing); Cutting regime include; A-One week early without harrowing, B- One week later without harrowing and H-With harrowing. The results for quality traits include Fresh weight (FW) and Dry weight (DW) from our results reported with wide genetic variation and showed a significant effects for level of probability LSDp=0.05. The results were obtained in our study demonstrated that substantial differences in mineral composition exist in grasslands. The four treatments had considerable variation in mineral composition. The Aluminum (Al) and Calcium (Ca) content ranged from 0.36 to 0.19 and 5.07 to 7.31 g kg-1 respectively. The analysis of traits according to Pearson correlations, are ascertained variable values of the phenotypic correlation coefficient.
For citation : Imer RUSINOVCI, Sali ALIU, Hysen BYTYQI, Shukri FETAHU, Mentor THAQI, Nikollaq BARDHI and Peder LOMBNAES (2014): GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH FORAGE YIELD AND MINERAL COMPOSITION IN KOSOVO. Agriculture and Forestry, Vol. 60. Issue 2: 59-67, Podgorica
Keywords : Grassland, treatments, yield, mineral composition, correlation.
   
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ISSN 0554-5579 (Printed)
ISSN 1800-9492 (Online)
DOI : 10.17707/AgricultForest

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