Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 4 - 2020
Effect of Different Nitrogen Levels and Seed Rate on Irrigated and Rainy Forages of Abu-Sabeen (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Under Semi-Arid Condition
Salah Eldeen E Ahmed1*, Mwda E Suliman1, Mohammed Alhadi Ebrahiem2, Awad A Abdalla1 and Abdelrhim A Jaberldar1
1Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan
2Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan
*Corresponding Author: Salah Eldeen E Ahmed, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, Elobeid, Sudan.
Received: January 24, 2020; Published: March 27, 2020




Abstract

A two field experiments was conducted at the demonstrated farm of faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, during 13th Feb., and 10th June, 2014 under irrigated and rainy condition, to study the effect of nitrogen fertilizer level and seed rate on traditional sorghum forage cultivar Abu-Sabeen under different environmental. The experiment was conducted by using a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replicates. The treatments were four seed rates and three levels of urea doses. The seed rates were 15, 20, 25 and 30 g per m2 which were equivalent to 36, 48, 60 and 71 kg seed per ha. The urea doses were control, 20.70 and 41.40 g per m2 (0N, 1N and 2N per ha) which were equivalent to zero, 87 and 174 kg per ha. The parameters measured were: number of leaves /plant, fresh weight (ton/ha) and dry weight (ton/ha), during both seasons. The results revealed for the dry season showed significant differences in growth attributes, thus the maximum number of leaves observed in Seed rate four SR4 (71kg/ha) and 2N dose registered the highest number of leaves per plant (7.4). Also the results revealed positive significant effect during both seasons in terms of fresh and dry forage yield which indicated the possibility to grow sorghum cultivar Abu-sabeen during February (dry season) as a fodder crop in the area. The results recorded that, fourth and third seed rate having the highest values of (3.22 and 3.28 ton/ha), (8.14 and 9.54 ton /ha) and (0.98 and 0.89 ton /ha), (3.06 and 3.59 ton /ha) successfully during both seasons. 2N dose registered the highest values (3.19 and 0.73 ton /ha) in fresh and dry weight during the dry season. However the interaction effect was significant in the same traits.

Keywords: Nitrogen Levels; Seed Rate; Irrigated Forages; Rainy Forages; Semi-Arid Condition

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Citation: Salah Eldeen E Ahmed., et al. “Effect of Different Nitrogen Levels and Seed Rate on Irrigated and Rainy Forages of Abu-Sabeen (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Under Semi-Arid Condition”. EC Agriculture 6.4 (2020): 59-64.

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