ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 65 Number 3
Effect of nitrogen fertilization and cutting management on the yield and quality of herbage of teosinte (Euchlaena mexicana Schrad.)
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