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Coix lacryma-jobi L. Nutritional Value Concerning Nitrogen Fertilizer Doses

Taufan Purwokusumaning Daru1, Mayang Sari 1 and Hamdi Mayulu1
  • 1 Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Agriculture, Mulawarman University, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Abstract

Coix lacryma-jobi L., as animal feed is considered a cereal plant from the Poaceae or Gramineae family. We aimed to determine the influence of different doses of Nitrogen (N) fertilizer on Coix lacryma-jobi L. It was conducted in the Lempake Village area; and the Chemical and biochemical laboratory of agricultural products and animal husbandry nutrition laboratory at Mulawarman University from March to September 2021. Data were collected using a randomized block design and five treatments as follows T0 = control, T1= 150 kg/ha, T2= 300 kg/ha, T3= 450 kg/ha, and T4= 600 kg/ha with four replications. The results showed a significant effect on Dry Weight (DW) and Moisture Contents (MC) of Coix lacryma-jobi L., with no significant (p<0.01) effect on Dry Matter (DM) and Crude Fiber (CF). The application of different doses of N fertilizer led to a high Crude Protein (CP) and ash contents but failed to affect the crude fat and Nitrogen Free Extract (NFE). The best nutrient contents were observed at 600 kg/ha, with CF, CP, Ether Extract (EE), ash, and NFE at 24.34, 8.50, 1.49, 11.63, and 54.04%, respectively.

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 18 No. 2, 2023, 117-124

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2023.117.124

Submitted On: 21 March 2023 Published On: 3 June 2023

How to Cite: Daru, T. P., Sari , M. & Mayulu, H. (2023). Coix lacryma-jobi L. Nutritional Value Concerning Nitrogen Fertilizer Doses. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 18(2), 117-124. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2023.117.124

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Keywords

  • Coix lacryma-jobi L.
  • Nitrogen Fertilizer
  • Proximate