Vol. 8, Special Issue 4, Part C (2023)
Productivity and nutritive value of fodder intercropping through humic acid nutrient management strategies
Author(s): P Dhamodharan, VM Sankaran and D Rajakumar
To study the response of humic acid and macronutrient doses on fodders, a research study was commenced at Department of agronomy, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam during 2021 cultivating fodder maize (African Tall) and fodder cowpea (CO 9) intercrops with application of humic acid and different fertilizer recommendation practices. The results concluded that treatment imposed with application of 125% RDF along with enriched farmyard manure and humic acid @ 20 kg ha-1 and foliar spray of 1.0% Urea + 0.5% CaCl2 had significantly produced maximum quantity of green fodder and dry fodder yield, respectively under intercropping. The soil incorporation of humic acid along with enriched farmyard manure and different fertilizer dose increased the productivity significantly and also decreased the amount of fibre fractions present in the fodders, alternatively enhanced the nutritive values/ energy of fodder under cereal-pulse intercropping.
How to cite this article:
P Dhamodharan, VM Sankaran, D Rajakumar. Productivity and nutritive value of fodder intercropping through humic acid nutrient management strategies. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(4S):166-171.