Pande, S and Rao, P P (2003) Evaluation of the Effects of Plant Diseases on Yield and Nutritive Value of Crop Residues Used for Peri-urban Dairy Production on the Deccan Plateau of India. Research Report. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.
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Traditional sorghum is susceptible to foliar and stalk diseases. Similarly, groundnut cul t ivar s are also prone to complex fungal fol iar diseases. The quant i t y and nut r i t ive value of their residues are likely to be affected by these diseases besides grain and pod yields. The present study has addressed these issues. The project provided an unique f ramewor k to bring together social , plant and animal scientists to address the effects of plant diseases on nut r i t ive value of crop residues on the inst i tut ional , vi l lage and the per i -urban dairy product ion level . Informat ion has been col lected f rom on- farm surveys of disease incidence on the Deccan Plateau in Andhra Pradesh, India. Perceptions of farmers and fodder traders regarding the effects of diseases have been sol ici ted. On-stat ion trails have been conducted to quantify disease effects and their mitigation through management practices. Shor t - term animal feeding trials wer e under taken to measure the effects of diseases on digest ibi l i t y and voluntar y intake in buffalo and cattle. The project not onl y documented and quant i f ied the impact of plant disease on crop residue nut r i t ive value but also identified possible approaches and solutions to the problems. The study found that disease management in these crops wo u l d benefit qual i t y of crop residues used in dairy product ion, increase income and qual i t y of mi lk.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Research Report)|
|Subjects:||Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics|
|Depositing User:||Library ICRISAT|
|Date Deposited:||11 Sep 2011 10:43|
|Last Modified:||11 Sep 2011 10:43|
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