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dc.contributorLouhaichi, Mouniren_US
dc.contributorHassan, Sawsanen_US
dc.contributorSarker, Ashutoshen_US
dc.contributorUdayana, Shiva Kumar Udayanaen_US
dc.contributorJayaraman, Somasundaram Jayaramanen_US
dc.contributorPatel, Sachinen_US
dc.creatorNaorem, Anandkumaren_US
dc.identifier.citationAnandkumar Naorem, Mounir Louhaichi, Sawsan Hassan, Ashutosh Sarker, Shiva Kumar Udayana Udayana, Somasundaram Jayaraman Jayaraman, Sachin Patel. (12/9/2022). Does Maturity Change the Chemical-Bromatological Makeup of Cladodes in Spineless Forage Cactus. Sustainability, 14 (18).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn Kutch (Gujarat District, India), there is a growing concern about the lack of good quality forage owing to the arid climate and poor soil health. Opuntia ficus-indica has been increasingly recognized as a drought-resilient forage in arid Kutch. This study seeks to identify the maturity phase of cactus cladodes with the best forage qualities. Five accessions of spineless forage cactus (CBG, No. 1270, No. 1271, No. 1308, and Bianca Macomer) and three cladode maturity phases (young, intermediate, and mature) were examined in a randomized block design experiment in a 5 _ 3 factorial arrangement. Although only mineral matter and total carbohydrate concentration were significantly different among the accessions, CBG showed better forage qualities than other accessions. Dry matter, organic matter, mineral matter, crude protein, ether extract, and total carbohydrate accumulations were higher in the intermediate phase. In the mature phase, relatively difficult to digest fiber components such as neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose increase. Our findings indicate that for spineless forage cactus grown in arid areas, the intermediate phase is the best phase to harvest cladodes for feeding livestocken_US
dc.subjectneutral detergent fiberen_US
dc.subjectcazri botanical gardenen_US
dc.subjectnon-fiber carbohydrateen_US
dc.titleDoes Maturity Change the Chemical-Bromatological Makeup of Cladodes in Spineless Forage Cactus?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idLouhaichi, Mounir: 0000-0002-4543-7631en_US
cg.creator.idHassan, Sawsan: 0000-0002-5057-8957en_US
cg.creator.idSarker, Ashutosh: 0000-0002-9074-4876en_US
cg.subject.agrovocopuntia ficus-indicaen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgoal 13 climate actionen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerCentral Arid Zone Research Institute - CAZRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerDr.YSR Horticultural Universityen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndian Council of Agricultural Research - ICARen_US
cg.contributor.centerOregon State University - OSU United Statesen_US
cg.contributor.centerBangladesh Agricultural Research Institute - BARI, Bangladeshen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Institute of Soil Science - ICAR-IISSen_US
cg.contributor.crpResilient Agrifood Systems - RAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderIndian Council of Agricultural Research - ICARen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.subject.sdgSDG 13 - Climate actionen_US
cg.subject.actionAreaResilient Agrifood Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.initiativeLivestock and Climateen_US

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