Archivos de Zootecnia
versión impresa ISSN 0004-0592
ARAUJO, S.A.C. et al. Dry matter production and chemical composition of dwarf elephantgrass genotypes. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.229, pp.83-91. ISSN 0004-0592. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0004-05922011000100010.
The experiment was carried out to evaluate the dry mater accumulation rate (TAMS) and levels of crude protein (PB), neutral detergent fiber (FDN) and sulfuric acid lignin (LAS) in dwarf elephantgrass genotypes submitted to different cutting intervals. The experimental design was a randomized block with three replicates in a split-plot, where genotypes were allocated plots and subplots in the cutting intervals. Were evalued five genotypes of dwarf elephantgrass (CNPGL 00-1-3, CNPGL 94-34-3, CNPGL 92-198-7, CNPGL 92-117-3, CNPGL 00-1-5) and cv. Mott in six cutting intervals (14, 28, 42, 56, 70 and 84 days). The genotype CNPGL 00-1-3 showed higher TAMS, however, among other dwarf genotypes, those who stood out were the genotypes CNPGL 92-198-7, Mott, CNPGL 94-34-3 and CNPGL 92-117-3. As for protein level, the CNPGL 00-1-3 and CNPGL 00-1-5 genotype showed linear behavior and the other genotypes showed quadratic behavior. The level of FDN showed significant variation depending on the cutting intervals only for the genotypes CNPGL 00-1-3 and CNPGL 92-198-7. There was an interaction among genotypes and cutting intervals for the values of LAS only for the CNPGL 00-1-3, CNPGL 92-198-7 and CNPGL 92-117-3. Genotypes CNPGL 92-198-7 and CNPGL 94-34-3 were selected, together with the Mott genotype for the evaluation phase under grazing.
Palabras clave : Evaluation of forage; Selection of forage; Productivity.