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dc.contributorJamoliddinov, A.en_US
dc.contributorJoldoshev, K.en_US
dc.contributorRischkowsky, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributorNishanov, Narimanen_US
dc.contributorRai, K.N.en_US
dc.contributorGupta, SKen_US
dc.contributorRao, Appa S.en_US
dc.creatorNurbekov, Azizen_US
dc.identifier.citationAziz Nurbekov, A. Jamoliddinov, K. Joldoshev, Barbara Rischkowsky, Nariman Nishanov, K. N. Rai, SK Gupta, Appa S. Rao. (20/12/2013). Potential of pearl millet as a forage crop in wheat-based double cropping system in Central Asia. SAT eJournal, 11, pp. 1-5.en_US
dc.description.abstractLivestock is a vital resource for smallholder farmers’ livelihoods in Central Asia, but shortage of winter season fodder is a major constraint to livestock productivity in this region. Three pearl millet populations were compared with a locally adapted improved maize variety in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for their forage potential in wheat-based cropping system as a second crop after wheat harvest. Two medium-maturity, dual-purpose populations (HHVBC-Tall and Raj 171) significantly out-yielded locally adapted improved maize cultivars in both countries that had different productivity levels. While HHVBC-Tall had 6.56 t ha-1 of dry forage yield in Kyrgyzstan and 13.70 t ha-1 of dry forage yield in Tajikistan (28% higher than maize cultivars in both countries), Raj 171 had 18% higher dry forage yield than the locally adapted improved maize variety in Kyrgyzstan and 10% higher dry forage yield than locally adapted improved maize variety in Tajikistan. The benefit-cost ratio from forage production of both pearl millet populations was highest for HHVBC-Tall (0.89 in Kyrgyzstan and 1.56 in Tajikistan), followed by Raj 171 (0.74 in Kyrgyzstan and 1.20 in Tajikistan), which were much higher than those for maize varieties. These results showed that medium-maturity pearl millet varieties have good potential to fill in the fallow land after wheat harvest and significantly contribute to fodder security in Central Asia.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)en_US
dc.sourceSAT eJournal;11,(2013) Pagination 1,5en_US
dc.titlePotential of pearl millet as a forage crop in wheat-based double cropping system in Central Asiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idRischkowsky, Barbara: 0000-0002-0035-471Xen_US
cg.creator.idGupta, SK: 0000-0002-6770-0760en_US
cg.subject.agrovocforage cropsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocwater harvestingen_US
cg.subject.agrovocpearl milleten_US
cg.subject.agrovocsmallholder farmersen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerKhujand State University - KHSUen_US
cg.contributor.centerKyrgyz Research Institute of Livestock Breeding and Pastures - KSRI of LBPen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionCentral Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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