Growing of fodder crop, Pennisetum benthium using different animal manures

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Ali B., Üstündağ E., Alatürk F.

Turkey 13th National 1st International Field Crops Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 November 2019, pp.370-373

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.370-373
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study has been conducted on Pennisetum benthium, a fodder crop has been brought from Pakistan and sown under the environmental conditions of Çanakkale Province, Turkey. This study work has been carried out aimed to observe the effects of different doses of some organic fertilizers on the growth of this fodder crop. During this study, the positive and negative impacts of the different doses of different applied organic fertilizers have been investigated. A total of four different organic fertilizers namely; cow, sheep, chicken and silkworm fertilizers have been used for this purpose. The experimental trials have been established twice by using randomized complete block design with 4 replications. In first experiment; 20g, 40g, 60g, 80g and 100g of each manure, while in the second experimental trial, the silkworm fertilizer has been added with the doses of 10ml, 20ml, 30ml and 40ml along with the doses of 15g, 30g, 45g and 60g of other above mentioned animal manures. A control replication has also been used in each experiment. The manures of cow, sheep and chicken were used in powder form while the silkworm fertilizer in liquid form. According to the overall obtained results, sheep manure has been found more successful and effective for the growth of Pennisetum benthium with its different doses followed by cow, chicken and silkworm fertilizers. Consequently, the growing of this fodder crop would be successful in terms of yield and quality by applying the different organic fertilizers as compared to its sowing of without organic fertilizers.