Effect of the seeding and harvesting dates on the growth characteristics, dry matter yield and quality of corn for silage in Alpine areas
Lee JongKyung; Park HyungSoo; Kim YongGeun; Chung JongWon; Na KiJoon; Kim MoonChul; Lee SungChul; Yook WanBang
Journal of the Korean Society of Grassland Science 24(2): 115-122
A study was conducted to investigate the effect of the sowing and harvesting dates on the growth characteristics, dry matter yield and quality of maize for silage in the alpine area (altitude 800m a.s.l.) of National Livestock Research Institute, Korea Republic, from 2001 to 2002. The experiment was arranged in a split plot design with three replications. Main plots consisted of three sowing dates, 10 May, 20 May and 30 May. Sub plots consisted of harvesting dates, 15 September, 25 September and 5 October. Tassel height of maize decreased with sowing dates, 30 May, 10 May and 20 May in order, and the harvesting date of 5 October gave higher tassels.