Effect of Seeding and Nitrogen rates on the Growth characters, Forage yield, and Feed value of Barnyard millet in the Reclaimed tidal land

Hwang, J.; Park, T.; Park, H.-K.; SIN, K.I.M. H.A.G.; Choi, I.-B.; Bae, H.-S.

Weed and Turfgrass Science 6(2): 124-129


ISSN/ISBN: 2287-7924
Accession: 070466135

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The Experiments were conducted by moderate season culture of each of early, medium and late maturing varieties which were considered to be of strong salt tolerance in low and high salty reclaimed areas (0.2% at the May). This study was carried out to investigate the proper nitrogen fertilizer level and seeding rates at reclaimed saline land in Korea. The proper seeding rates were 40 kg ha1 in 0.2% saline land. The dry matter production of barnyard millet was possibly estimated by exponential functions of Y = 0.0098X2+ 0.7030X + 2.6267. Effects of nitrogen rate on agronomic characteristics, forage yield, and chemical composition of barnyard millet to reclaimed tidal land are summarized as follows: The proper nitrogen fertilizer level was 200 kg ha1 in 0.2% saline land. N was absorbed actively before the emergence of the barnyard millet but showed relative decrease thereafter. The early growth of the barnyard millet was inhibited, resulting in the favorable late growth, increased panicle weight and ratio of matured grain. These results suggest that barnyard millet is the most forage crops for cultivation on reclaimed tideland in view of the good emergence and forage production.