Track 2‐6‐1: Developing Intensive and Extensive Forage Production with Environment Friendly Technologies and Adoption of Mechanization

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Developing Intensive and Extensive Forage Production with Environment Friendly Technologies and Adoption of Mechanization

Winter Forage Yield of Signal Grass (Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. Ex. A. Rich) R.D. Webster) at Different Cutting Frequency and N Fertilization

Pedro Arturo Martínez Hernández, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, México
Erick A. López Rojas, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, México
Rogelio Montero Rodríguez, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, México
Enrique Cortés Díaz, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, México
Iban Mendoza Pedroza, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, México
José L. Zaragoza Ramírez, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, México

Improved Modelling of Lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) Production for Grazing Livestock

Andrew Smith, CSIRO, Australia

Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Application on Productivity, Nutrient Uptake and Quality of Teosinte (Zea mexicana L.) Fodder

Magan Singh, National Dairy Research Institute, India
A. S. Harika, National Dairy Research Institute, India
P. S. Oberoi, National Dairy Research Institute, India
Rakesh Kumar, National Dairy Research Institute, India

Tillage Options for Productivity and Profitability of Food Forage Based Production System in Indo Gangetic Plains of India

Mahendra Singh Pal, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India

Evaluation of Baby Corn Hybrids on Varying Plant Population and Nutrient Levels

M. Hargilas, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, India

Identification of Niches for Integration of Brachiaria Grasses in Smallholder Mixed Crop-Livestock Farming Systems in Kenya

Donald M. G. Njarui, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, Kenya
Elias M. Gichangi, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, Kenya
Mwangi Gatheru, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, Kenya
Michael N. Njunie, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, Kenya
Elkana Nyambati, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, Kenya
Keziah W. Ndungu, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, Kenya
Joseph G. Mureithi, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, Kenya
Sita R. Ghimire, Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa, Kenya

Regeneration Behaviour of Degraded Pasture of Lasiurus sindicus Grass under Different Cultural Practices in Extreme Arid Conditions of Jaisalmer, India

Ram Narayan Kumawat, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Priyabrata Santra, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Nawalesh Kumar Sinha, Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, India

Determination of Cutting Date and Interval on Native Grass Management of Agricultural Waterways in South Korea

Jong-duk Kim, Cheonan Yonam College, South Korea
Hyo-won Won Lee, Korean National Open University, South Korea
Joung-kyong Lee, Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization and Transfer, South Korea
Jong-kwan Kim, Mok Won Co., South Korea
Ki-hwan Ko, Keimyung College University, South Korea

Sustainable Quality Fodder Production under Temperate Mountain Agriculture in Kashmir

Mushtaq Ahmad, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India
Gul-Zaffar, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India
Intikhab Aalum Jehangir, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India
S. M. Razvi, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India

Enhancement in Milk Production through Improved Production Technique of Green Fodder

Rajiv Kumar Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, India
B. S. Kirar, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, India

Yield and Quality of Perennial Forage Crops in Unconventional Lands

Champak Kumar Kundu, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India
Pintoo Bandopadhyay, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India
Himangshu Das, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India

Fodder Yield, Nutrient Uptake and Quality of Oats (Avena sativa L.) as Influenced by Different Agronomic Practices

Intikhab Aalum Jehangir, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India
Mushtaq Ahmad, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India
S. M. Razvi, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India
H. U. Khan, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India

The Production Potential of Festuca spp., Lolium spp. and Festulolium Hybrids in the Southern Cape of South Africa

Janke van der Colf, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
Philip R. Botha, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa

The Effect of Planting Date on the Dry Matter Production of Italian and Westerwolds Ryegrass in the Southern Cape of South Africa

Philip R. Botha, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
Janke van der Colf, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
Lethukuthula B. Zulu, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa
Pieter A. Swanepoel, Western Cape Department of Agriculture, South Africa

Effect of Fertilization Level and Cutting Pattern on Species Diversity of Meadow Stand

Pavel Knot, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Josef Raus, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Michal Kvasnovský, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Jiri Skladanka, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Frantisek Hrabe, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic

Relationship between Field Measurements in Three Brachiaria Species with Leaf Area Index and Light Interception by Indirect Methods

Janerson J. Coêlho, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Alexandre C. L. de Mello, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
José C. B. Dubeux Jr., University of Florida
Erick R. da Silva Santos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Márcio V. da Cunha, University of Florida
Mércia V. F. dos Santos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Mario de Andrade Lira, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Forage Production Potential and Nitrate Nitrogen in Napier Bajra Hybrid as Influenced by Nitrogen Dose under Shaded and Un-Shaded Environments

U. S. Tiwana, Punjab Agricultural University, India
Sukhpreet Singh, Punjab Agricultural University, India
Meenakshi Goyal, Punjab Agricultural University, India
P. K. Kingra, Punjab Agricultural University, India
Awtar Singh, Punjab Agricultural University, India

Performance Evaluation of Kharif and Rabi Fodder Sorghum in Namsai District of Arunachal Pradesh

Santosh Kumar, National Research Centre on Yak, India
B. K. D. Borah, National Research Centre on Yak, India
D. Borah, National Research Centre on Yak, India
D. Sasmal, National Research Centre on Yak, India

Performance of Dual Purpose Pearl Millet Genotypes as Influenced by Cutting Management and Nitrogen Levels

B. G. Shekara, AICRP on Forage Crops, India
M. R. Krishnappa, AICRP on Forage Crops, India
H. C. Lohithaswa, College of Agriculture, India
N. M. Chikkarugi, AICRP on Forage Crops, India
N. Manasa, AICRP on Forage Crops, India

Tillage Management Strategy in Fodder-Food Cropping System for Sustainable Production

A, K. Dixit, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Rajiv K. Agrawal, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
S. K. Das, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, India
C. S. Sahai, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
A. K. Rai, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, India

Defoliation Impact on the Above and Belowground Productivity of Festuca arundinaceae Schreb

Hennie A. Snyman, University of the Free State, South Africa
P. J. Malan, University of the Free State, South Africa

Performance of Guinea Grass Varieties in North Konkan Zone of Maharashtra

A. V. Dahipahle, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
S. B. Bhagat, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
D. B. Shinde, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
U. V. Mahadkar, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
S. B. Gangawane, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India

Enhancing Productivity of Guinea Grass Variety JHGG-08-1 through Agro-Techniques in Southern Dry Zone of Karnataka

B. G. Shekara, AICRP on Forage Crops, India
H. C. Lohithaswa, College of Agriculture, India
M. R. Krishnappa, AICRP on Forage Crops, India
N. M. Chikkarugi, AICRP on Forage Crops, India
N. Manasa, AICRP on Forage Crops, India

Integrated Farming Systems in the Frame Work of Bio-Economic Modelling for Sustainable Development of Small and Marginal Farmers under Changing Climatic Scenario

U. K. Behera, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

Agronomic and Nutritional Characteristics of Selected Brachiaria Hybrids and Varieties Harvested at Three Stages of Growth

Mupenzi Mutimura, Rwanda Agriculture Board, Rwanda
Cyprian Ebong, Rwanda Agriculture Board, Rwanda
Idupulapati M. Rao, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Ignatius V. Nsahlai, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Effect of Cutting Intervals on Yield and Nutritive Value of Stylosanthes seabrana

Nandini Nimbkar, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, India
Sharad Choudhari, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, India
Ketaki Kanbargi, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, India

Evaluation of Cactus as Alternate Fodder Resource in Semi Arid Region of India

Sunil Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
T. Kiran Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
A. K. Mishra, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Shahid Ahmed, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
P. K. Ghosh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Preliminary Trial to Establish Artificial Grassland in Tibet, China

Guowen Cui, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Bing Li, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Xiu-jie Yin, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Ming-jun Wang, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Wen-hua He, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Sheng-yong Liu, Northeast Agricultural University, China

Influence of Foliar Sprays of Thiourea and Sulfuric Acid against Frost Injury in Berseem

Balwinder Kumar, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
R. S. Sarlach, Punjab Agricultural University, India

Influence of Cutting Interval on Yield and Quality of Purple Guinea Grass (Panicum maximum TD58) under irrigation

Witthaya Sumamal, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand
Pornchai Lowilai, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Introduction of Grass Pea as a Suitable Summer Crop after Barley Harvesting in the Semi-Arid Areas

Khoshnood, Dryland Agricultural Research Institute, Iran
Mahmoud Pooryousef, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Shiv Kumar, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Morocco

Semi-Mechanized Harvesting Solutions for Cultivated Fodder Crops

Chandra Shekhar Sahay, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
P. K. Pathak, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
B. Narsimlu, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
C. R. Mehta, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, India

Effect of Sugar Promoters on Biomass Yield and Sugar Content of Napier Bajra Hybrids

Rajiv K. Agrawal, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
G. Prabhu, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
K. K. Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Sultan Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
M. M. Das, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Satendra Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Herbage Yield, Quality and Nutrients Composition of Bajra Napier (BN) Hybrid Grass Varieties under Central Gujarat Condition

Digvijay Singh, National Dairy Development Board, India
A. K. Garg, National Dairy Development Board, India

Performance of Bajra Napier Hybrid Varieties in North Konkan Zone of Maharashtra

A. V. Dahipahle, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
S. B. Bhagat, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
B. D. Shinde, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
U. V. Mahadkar, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
S. B. Gangawane, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, India