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Himalayan dock (Rumex nepalensis): the flip side of obnoxious weed.

Wangchuk K - J Anim Sci Technol (2015)

Bottom Line: CP and P content were significantly higher for three weeks cutting intervals.Ca content did not differ significantly between cutting intervals.The study concluded that R. nepalensis could be a potential source of protein for livestock.

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Affiliation: Renewable Natural Resources Research and Development Center, Bumthang, 32001 Bhutan.

ABSTRACT
Himalayan dock (Rumex nepalensis) was evaluated for forage value and antinutrients under three, five and seven weeks cutting intervals in the temperate environment. Dry matter (DM) content was measured for each cutting interval. Forage quality parameters such as Crude Protein (CP), Acid Detergent fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P) were analyzed. Plants with seven weeks cutting interval gave higher DM yield. CP and P content were significantly higher for three weeks cutting intervals. Average CP contents were 31.38 %, 30.73 % and 27.32 % and average P content 0.58 %, 0.52 % and 0.51 % for three, five and seven weeks cutting intervals, respectively. Ca content did not differ significantly between cutting intervals. The average Ca content were 0.91 %, 0.90 % and 90 %, for three, five and seven weeks cutting intervals, respectively. Tannin and mimosine contents were not significantly different between cutting intervals. Average tannin contents were 1.32 %, 1.27 % and 1.26 % and mimosine 0.38 %, 0.30 % and 0.28 % for three, five and seven weeks cutting intervals, respectively. The study concluded that R. nepalensis could be a potential source of protein for livestock. The study also suggests seven weeks harvesting interval to provide plants with high dry matter yield, high forage quality and very low levels of anti-nutrients.

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a Dry matter (DM) b Crude protein (CP) c Calcium (ca) and d Phosphorus (P) of R. nepalensis under 3, 5 and 7 weeks cutting intervals
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Fig1: a Dry matter (DM) b Crude protein (CP) c Calcium (ca) and d Phosphorus (P) of R. nepalensis under 3, 5 and 7 weeks cutting intervals

Mentions: DM content was significantly higher for plants receiving 7 week cutting interval (Fig. 1a). CP in actively growing plants of R. nepalensis varied among cutting intervals. CP declined with increasing cutting interval. CP content was significantly lower for the plants subjected to seven weeks cutting interval than those under three and five weeks cutting intervals (Fig. 1b). Ca level was not significantly different between cutting intervals (Fig. 1c). However, P was significantly greater for R. nepalensis under three weeks cutting intervals (Fig. 1d).Fig. 1


Himalayan dock (Rumex nepalensis): the flip side of obnoxious weed.

Wangchuk K - J Anim Sci Technol (2015)

a Dry matter (DM) b Crude protein (CP) c Calcium (ca) and d Phosphorus (P) of R. nepalensis under 3, 5 and 7 weeks cutting intervals
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Fig1: a Dry matter (DM) b Crude protein (CP) c Calcium (ca) and d Phosphorus (P) of R. nepalensis under 3, 5 and 7 weeks cutting intervals
Mentions: DM content was significantly higher for plants receiving 7 week cutting interval (Fig. 1a). CP in actively growing plants of R. nepalensis varied among cutting intervals. CP declined with increasing cutting interval. CP content was significantly lower for the plants subjected to seven weeks cutting interval than those under three and five weeks cutting intervals (Fig. 1b). Ca level was not significantly different between cutting intervals (Fig. 1c). However, P was significantly greater for R. nepalensis under three weeks cutting intervals (Fig. 1d).Fig. 1

Bottom Line: CP and P content were significantly higher for three weeks cutting intervals.Ca content did not differ significantly between cutting intervals.The study concluded that R. nepalensis could be a potential source of protein for livestock.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Renewable Natural Resources Research and Development Center, Bumthang, 32001 Bhutan.

ABSTRACT
Himalayan dock (Rumex nepalensis) was evaluated for forage value and antinutrients under three, five and seven weeks cutting intervals in the temperate environment. Dry matter (DM) content was measured for each cutting interval. Forage quality parameters such as Crude Protein (CP), Acid Detergent fiber (ADF), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P) were analyzed. Plants with seven weeks cutting interval gave higher DM yield. CP and P content were significantly higher for three weeks cutting intervals. Average CP contents were 31.38 %, 30.73 % and 27.32 % and average P content 0.58 %, 0.52 % and 0.51 % for three, five and seven weeks cutting intervals, respectively. Ca content did not differ significantly between cutting intervals. The average Ca content were 0.91 %, 0.90 % and 90 %, for three, five and seven weeks cutting intervals, respectively. Tannin and mimosine contents were not significantly different between cutting intervals. Average tannin contents were 1.32 %, 1.27 % and 1.26 % and mimosine 0.38 %, 0.30 % and 0.28 % for three, five and seven weeks cutting intervals, respectively. The study concluded that R. nepalensis could be a potential source of protein for livestock. The study also suggests seven weeks harvesting interval to provide plants with high dry matter yield, high forage quality and very low levels of anti-nutrients.

No MeSH data available.