Cengiz Kucukduvan, Ertan Ates
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The research was carried out to determine the forage yield and some quality properties of Persian clover (Trifolium resupinatum L. ssp. majus Boiss.) at different sowing times (winter and spring) under Edirne ecological conditions, Turkey. The study was conducted during 2015-2016 at Degirmenyeni village of the Edirne province in Thrace, Turkey. Experiments were planted in randomized block design with three replications. The different sowing times affected the plant height, stem diameter, number of leaves per main stem, number of branches per plant, leaf length and leaflet length. The effect of sowing times on the leaflet width was not significant. Higher herbage (29.92 t ha-1) and hay (7.05 t ha-1) yields were obtained from spring sowing. The crude protein, crude fiber, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus contents ranged from 20.03-20.14, 20.87-20.96, 40.42, 29.77-29.93, 1.45-1.46, 1.29-1.30, 0.48-0.49 and 0.41-0.42 %, respectively in Persian clover at different sowing times.
Cite this paper: Kucukduvan, C., Ates, E. (2021). FORAGE YIELD AND SOME QUALITY TRAITS OF PERSIAN CLOVER AT WINTER AND SPRING SOWING UNDER EDIRNE ECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS, TURKEY. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 10(19), 113-120. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2021.v10i19.015