Dry matter productivity and forage quality of Panicum maximum pastures established in agropastoral systems




Dry matter productivity and forage quality were evaluated for Panicum maximum pastures established after 4 years of consecutive soybean cultivation in the summer (PM-SO), and 4 years of rotation of soybeans in the summer and millet for winter grazing (PM-MI). In the PM-SO pasture, dry matter production was much higher than that in the PM-MI pasture, and the content of crude protein and digestibility of the aboveground plant parts of PM-SO were also higher than those of PM-MI counterparts. It was considered that the cropping sequence before the pasture establishment affected the soil nitrogen fertility, which resulted the differences in the forage productivity and quality of the two P. maximum pastures.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Animal Production and Grassland Division

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation


Technical A

Term of research

FY2000 (FY1997-1999-2001)

Responsible researcher

KANNO Tsutomu ( Animal Production and Grassland Division )

MACEDO Manuel. C. M. ( Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation )

KANDA Kenichi ( Animal Production and Grassland Division )

YOSHIMURA Yoshinori ( National Grassland Research Institute )

NAKAMURA Takuji ( Crop Production and Environment Division )

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