S. Cara


GREEN MASS CORN– AN IMPORTANT SOURCE IN ASSURING ANIMAL NUTRITION

S. Cara

Abstract
Corn for green mass represents o source for succulent fodder, especially during the dry periods in summer and fall. The research was conducted in order to establish the most productive corn hybrid, the cultivation technique and the optimal fertilization. As biological material we used Fundulea 376 and Fundulea 322 hybrids, sewed in pure culture, mixed with soybean on same rows and on alternative rows (4 corn rows – 4 soybean rows). Bigger productions resulted for Fundulea 322 hybrid, sewed in alternative rows with soybean, fertilized with manure 30 t/ha + complex fertilizer 100 – 200 kg/ha (11,4 – 12,6 t/ha d.s. for Fundulea 322). The highest protein content and the lowest cellulose content was registered when cultivating the mixture on same rows, for both hybrids, fertilized with 30 t/ha + complex fertilizer 200 kg/ha (16,02 % PB and 24,35 % CB for Fundulea 376, respective 16,70 % PB and 23,55 % CB for Fundulea 322). We recommend, for the target area, the Fundulea 322 corn hybrid, sewed in mixture with soybean.

Key words: corn, green mass, hybrids, fertilization