ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 65 Number 3
Research Papers
Effect of nitrogen fertilization and cutting management on the yield and quality of herbage of teosinte (Euchlaena mexicana Schrad.)
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Both herbage yield and quality of teosinte (Euchlaena mexicana Schrad.) increased with increase in N application. The increase in herbage yield with 100 kg N ha-1 was significant in single-cut and with 150 kg N ha-1 in a two-cut system. Single-cut management was, however, significantly (P = 0.05) superior over two-cut management in yield but the reverse was true in herbage quality expressed as crude protein content and digestibility. In single-cut, delay in harvest from tassel to silk stage improved the yield but lowered the quality.
Keywords: Teosinte; N fertilization; Cutting management