Forage Yield and Nutritive Value Assessments in Some Accessions of Panicum Maximum Jacq.

Adedeji, O. ; Faluyi, J. O. (2003)


Twenty accessions of Panicum maximum Jacq.were assessed for their forage yield and nutritive value attributes. Results revealed that number of tillers per plant stand and dry matter yields of culm, leafy portion and above ground plant were the parameters involved in the determination of forage yield. The nutritive value studies showed that Crude Protein, Potassium, Nitrogen, Sodium and Calcium concentrations were within the recommended range for animal feed, while Magnesium and Phosphorus levels were below the recommended range.