Biotech Studies 2016, Vol 25, Num, 1     (Pages: 042-047)

Determination of Forage Yield and Quality of Some Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Cultivars under Isparta Ecological Conditions

Murat YILMAZ 1 ,Sebahattin ALBAYRAK 2

1 Uşak Üniversitesi, Sivaslı Meslek Yüksekokulu, Uşak
2 Ondokuzmayıs Üniversitesi, Bafra Meslek Yüksekokulu, Samsun
DOI : 10.21566/tbmaed.91487 Viewed : 359 - Downloaded : 238 This research was carried out to determine forage yield and agricultural characters of different alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars under Isparta conditions in 2010-2012. In present study, 5 different alfalfa varieties including Bilensoy, Verko, Gea, Prosementi and candidate were used. End of the present research; The highest hay and crude protein yields were obtained from Bilensoy and candidate (2355-2368 kg/da, 381.24-410.00 kg/da, respectively). In alfalfa cultivars, the highest crude protein ratio was determined in candidate (17.37%). The least ADF and NDF contents were obtained from Bilensoy (34.50% and 42.20%, respectively). Bilensoy and candidate varieties can be recommended in similar ecologies because of their high forage and crude protein yields. Keywords : Alfalfa, crude protein, hay yield, ADF, NDF