A Study on the Silage Properties of Hungarian Vetch (Vicia pannonica Crantz.) and Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Grass Mixtures in Different Rates
Legume Research 42(5): 680-683
ISSN/ISBN: 0250-5371 Accession: 070963115
This study was carried out in Harran University of Turkey during 2017-2018 in November-May growing season in order to investigate the effect of sole and mixed Hungarian vetch and Barley grass silage properties. In the study, 100% Hungarian vetch (H), 100% barley (B), "75% H + 25% B", "50% H + 50% B", "25% H + 75% B" mixtures were used. When the physical properties of silages were examined, it is observed that the silage quality increased as the barley ratio in the mixture increased, where the highest quality was obtained at sole barley silage. In terms of chemical properties of silages; the lowest acid detergent insoluble fiber (ADF) and neutral detergent insoluble fiber (NDF) and the highest protein content values were obtained from the "75% H + 25% B" silage mixture. It was concluded that the most suitable silage mixture for high silage quality was "75% H + 25% B".