31. Elemental analysis of five selected grasses of sub family Pooideae from University of Peshawar Campus, KP, Pakistan

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Muhammad Nauman Khan, Sajjad Ali, Hina Akram, Farmanullah Jan, Inzimam ul Haq Syed Mukaram Shah Muhammad Adnan Sayyed Muhammad Hanif Abu Nasar Siddique


Grasses show numerous useful traits as energy crops and have been expanding enthusiasm for their utilization therefore proficient production of energy from such enduring grasses requires the decision of most proper grass species for the natural, climatic and ecological conditions. A comprehensive survey was carried out during 2017-18 from University of Peshawar, Pakistan in blooming and flowering season. Total of five forage species were collected, preserved, identified and examined for its nutritive value as best fodder. A total of 15 nutrients were observed that are essential for all metabolic activities, production of more milk in livestock and major constituents for growth. The macro-micro minerals composition variable from one growth stage to other. All the five species are best source of food supplement for livestock and with respects to elements contents showed that they have a high energy potential as a fodder for livestock. Therefore information on wild grasses regarding their nutritional value and their biological significance must be useful for future use.

Keywords: Forage; Phenological stages; Pooideae; UOP campus


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