Agronomical Evaluation of Four Varieties of Pastures

  • Madelín Cruz Cruz Experimental Station for Pastures and Forrages of Camagüey, Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Lino Curbelo Rodríguez Center of Studies for Animal Production Development (CEDEPA), University of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Raúl Guevara Viera Center of Studies for Animal Production Development (CEDEPA), University of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Jorge Pereda Mouso Experimental Station for Pastures and Forrages of Camagüey, Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Diego Muñoz Cabrera Experimental Station for Pastures and Forrages of Camagüey, Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Yorkis Tamayo Escobar Experimental Station for Pastures and Forrages of Camagüey, Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Luis Ernesto Rivero Pérez Experimental Station for Pastures and Forrages of Camagüey, Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Modesto Ponce Hernández Experimental Station for Pastures and Forrages of Camagüey, Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Liubixa Ferreiro Cuza University of Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba ABSTRACT
  • Yuri Cabrera Socarrás Experimental Station for Pastures and Forrages of Camagüey, Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba

Resumen

A five-year study was carried out in the municipality of Jimaguayú, province of Camagüey, Cuba, to evaluate the agro productive performance  of four grassy pastures (Cynodon dactylon cv. Tifton 85, Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk, Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandú, and Brachiaria hibrido cv. Mulato) without soil irrigation or fertilization. An experimental randomized block design with three replicas was used in 20 m2  areas of brown soil without typical carbonates.  Agamic  propagation  seeds were sown at a distance  of 0.70 m between  furrows  while gamic propagation seeds were sown at a distance of 0.50 m. Dry matter yielding was determined for every cutting period (every 60 days during the rainy season and every 90 days during the dry season). Plant height was measured from the stem base to the highest foliage. A volume of 200 g of pastures was sampled twice a year to determine their bromatological composition according to AOAC (1997). Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandú showed the best agro productive performance, with yieldings reaching 6.20 t/ha and 14.90 t/ha of dry matter during the dry and rainy seasons, respectively; and 12.26 % of dry protein.

Publicado
2018-10-15
Cómo citar
Cruz Cruz, M., Curbelo Rodríguez, L., Guevara Viera, R., Pereda Mouso, J., Muñoz Cabrera, D., Tamayo Escobar, Y., Rivero Pérez, L. E., Ponce Hernández, M., Ferreiro Cuza, L., & Cabrera Socarrás, Y. (2018). Agronomical Evaluation of Four Varieties of Pastures. Revista De Producción Animal, 25(1), 1-5. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/rpa/article/view/2512
Sección
Manejo y Alimentación