Study about Dry Matter Productivity and Weed Infestation of Tall Fescue Genotypes

V. LINGORSKI
Research Institute of Mountain Stockbreeding and Agriculture, BG-5600 Troyan, Bulgaria

Abstract

LINGORSKI, V., 2002. Study about dry matter productivity and weed infestation of tall fescue genotypes. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 8: 229–232

A comparison of some tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) genotypes was evaluated during 1989-1992 at Troyan upland region of Central Northern Bulgaria. The study was designed to compare dry matter productivity and weed infestation of one licensed variiety and twelve tall fescue genotypes with different origin by non-irrigated conditions in harvest-pasture phase. The greatest dry matter yields were obtained of No27 genotype from Bulgaria (19.65 t ha–1), namely with 44.8% more than the standard (Albena variety from Bulgaria). The highest part (96.0%) in the sward had No29 genotype on 3rd year after sowing.

Key words: tall fescue, dry matter production, botanical composition