Indigofera zollingeriana biomass production at different prunning intervals
Faculty of Animal Science, Hasanuddin University, 90245 Makassar
Indigofera is a legume which is a high productivity crop compared to other legume plants and high nutrient content. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of prunning intervals on Indigofera production which includes the number of leaves and branches, fresh weight, dry weight and dry matter Indigofera zollingeriana. Planting and sampling of Indigofera zollingeriana was carried out in Belabori Village, Parangloe District, Gowa Regency. This research was conducted in March - May 2019. Plants used as samples were cutted early at 3 months, with prunning intervals according to treatment. The experimental design used in this study was a randomized block design (RBD) with 3 treatments and 4 groups. The treatment arrangements used are P1: 40 days prunning interval (P1), 60 days prunning interval (P2) and 80 days prunning interval (P3). Data were analyzed using analysis of variance and DMRT test. The results of the analysis of variance showed that the trimming interval time of 40 days, 60 days and 80 days had a significant effect ((P <0.05) on the number of leaves, number of stems and weight of the dry matter. But the effect was not significant (P> 0.05) on fresh weight and dry weight, it was concluded that the longer of cutting time interval will produce higher biomass.
Keywords: Indigofera zollingeriana, pruning intervals, biomass production, Belabori villages
Topic: Animal Nutrition and feed technology