Biotech Studies 1997, Vol 6, Num, 2     (Pages: 031-037)

SEED, HAY AND CRUDE PROTEIN YIELDS OF SELECTED ANNUAL MEDIC SPECIES

Cafer Sırrı SEVİMAY 1 ,Hayrettin KENDİR 2

1 Yard.Doç.Dr.A.Û. Ziraat Fakültesi Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü, Ankara
2 Dr. A.O. Ziraat Fakültesi Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü, Ankara
Viewed : 826 - Downloaded : 763 The aim of this research wax to determine yield and characteristics of some potentially useful annual medic species. These species could provide feed for livestock, protect soils against erosion and produce high quality hay mixture on rangeland.

The study was conducted in 1995 on the experimental farm at Ankara University Agricultural Faculty. Four annual medic taxa (Medicago polymorpha var. brevispina, M. scutellata, M. blancheana var. blancheana and M. ciliaris) were tested for the following characteristics; number of days to flowering, plant height, main stem length, fresh and dry hay yield, crude protein ratio in dry hay, crude protein yield, seed yield and thousand seed weight. The data obtained were analyzed to identify correlations between these characters. Keywords : annual medic taxa; Medicago L. spp.; seed yield;, crude protein yield