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Evaluation of Characteristics, Winter Survival and Forage Production for Warm Season Grass in the Mid-Southern Regions of Korea
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Evaluation of Characteristics, Winter Survival and Forage Production for Warm Season Grass in the Mid-Southern Regions of Korea
Park, Hyung Soo; Jung, Min Woong; Jung, Yong Bok; Lim, Young Chul; Choi, Ki Choon; Kim, Ji Hye; Lee, Ki Won; Choi, Gi Jun;
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 Abstract
Field studies were conducted from the years 2009 to 2012 in order to determine the cultivation limit as well as to evaluate the characteristics and forage production of warm season grass in Korea. Two bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.] cultivars, two bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge) cultivars and a Kleingrass [Panicum coloratum L.] cultivar were compared for forage production and quality in the mid-southern regions of Korea. The experimental design was a randomized block design (RBD) with three replications. The number of days to seedling emergence for bremudagrass and bahiagrass was observed as approximately 12 days and 28 days after seeding, respectively. In Kwangju, the heading dates of bahiagrass and kleingrass were 21 August and 10 July, respectively,. Warm season grass did not winter in the mid-regions (Kimjea, Cheonan) of Korea. All of the Bermudagrass cultivars had higher dry matter (DM) than bahiagrass at the first harvest. The dry matter yield of kleingrass was usually greater than the other entries at all study sites. Peak forage DM production of bermudagrass and bahiagrass cultivars occurred in June and July, respectively. The contents of crude protein (CP) and total digestibility nutrient (TDN) for bermudagrass cultivars were usually greater than the other entries at all study sites. Further, acid detergent fiber (ADF) and in vitro DM digestibility (IVDMD) were similar across all cultivars.
 Keywords
Warm season grass;Yield;Quality;Winter survival;Bermudagrass;Bahiagrass;
 Language
Korean
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