AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Growth Characteristics, Hay Yield, and Feed Quality of Kenaf Grown in Mohave Valley

by Tim C. Knowles

Institution: University of Arizona
Year: 1999
Keywords: Agriculture  – Arizona; Grain  – Arizona; Forage plants  – Arizona
Record ID: 1700820
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/205164


Kenaf was grown as a hay crop in Mohave Valley to determine its growth characteristics, hay yield, and feed quality. The first cutting occurred 75 days after planting when plants were approximately 30 inches tall and had 30 nodes. Hay tonnage was only 1,000 lbs dry matter/acre, crude protein was 20.7 %, ADF was 40.2 %, and TDN was 57.5 %. Forage quality was adequate for beef cattle and sheep.