Volume 3 Issue 2 - 2021
Evaluation of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) Varieties for Biomass Yield and Quality Parameters under Irrigation in three districts of South Omo, South-Western Ethiopia
Departments of Livestock Research, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Denbela Hidosa, Departments of Livestock Research, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia.
Received: December 05, 2021; Published: December 16, 2021
The deficit in quantity and quality of feed in one of the major nutritional impairments that are affecting livestock production in South Omo. Pigeon pea species is among the legume fodder species, which has been playing a pivotal role in providing a high quality protein to the livestock. This study was initiated to evaluate biomass yield and quality parameters of five feed-type pigeon pea varieties. The five feed-type pigeon pea varieties such as DZ-16555, DZ-00420, DZBS, Tsegabe and local pigeon pea were evaluated in a randomized complete block design with three replications per variety. The agronomic parameters, biomass Yield and quality parameters were analyzed by using Generalized Linear Model (GLM) procedures of SAS and Least Significance Difference (LSD) was used for mean comparison among tested varieties. The DZ-16555 variety gave higher (p< 0.05) biomass yield (21.27tha-1), while local variety gave the lowest (12.54tha-1) biomass yield. Correspondingly, DZ-16555 variety had higher (p<0.05) crude protein (270.18gkg-1, DM) over the local variety (190.91gkg-1, DM). Based result from this study, it was concluded that DZ-16555 pigeon pea variety was best candidate to improve feed and nutritional supply for enhanced production from livestock.
Citation: Denbela Hidosa. (2021). Evaluation of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) Varieties for Biomass Yield and Quality Parameters under Irrigation in three districts of South Omo, South-Western Ethiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Aquaculture 3(2).
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