A high yielding fodder cowpea CO 9
A high green fodder yielding fodder cowpea culture TNFC 0924 bred and developed in the Department of Forage Crops, Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore was released as Fodder cowpea CO 9 during 2016. It is a cross derivative of CO 5 and Bundel Lobia 2. This culture was identified owing to its superior performance in the Station trials conducted from 2010 to 2012. It was evaluated in OFT and MLT. Simultaneously it was tested in AICRP trials during 2012 and 2013. TNFC 0924 had performed better for green fodder and dry matter yield besides higher protein content than the check. Reduced fibre portions like crude fibre (19.9 %), Acid Detergent Fibre (28.0) and Neutral Detergent Fibre (34.0) confers increased palatability, digestibility and intake rate. It is moderately resistant to Yellow Mosaic Virus and resistant to major pests. TNFC 0924 is obsessed with higher green fodder, dry matter and crude protein yield. The palatability, digestibility and intake rate is higher as compared to the check CO (FC) 8.
Fodder cowpea, Crude Protein, Crude fibre, Acid Detergent Fibre, Neutral Detergent Fibre, dry matter
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