POTENTIAL OF FORAGE PEANUT IN THE TROPICS

Two of the most important perennial forage species of the genus Arachis (A. glabrata Benth . and A. pintoj Krap. & Greg) have been evaluated by TARS in preliminary trials. Desirable qualities of these forage legumes are (1) high biomass of excellent quality, (2) insect resistance and low disease susceptibility, (3) drought tolerance, and (4) long-term persistence. A. Glabrata is propagated by rhizome and A. pintoj by seed or stolon. Two new A. glabrata cultivars released by the University of Florida, "Arblick" and "Ecoturf', were among those evaluated. Rate of establishment using different management techniques and dry matter yield were determined. A. glabrata accessions 17097 and 17033 had 90% ground cover after 120 days on a Mollisol at the Fortuna Substation of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). These accession 17097 has the ability to produce 25,000 and 21,000 Kg/ha/yr at the 6-and 12-wk CI. These yields, plus its high crude protein concentration (19 and 16% at the two CI), make it an ideal forage legume for use in animal-feeling systems in the tropics.


Issue Date:
Jul 06 1997
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/256969
Language:
English
Total Pages:
8




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