Effect of urea treatment on chemical composition of crop residues

Title: Effect of urea treatment on chemical composition of crop residues

Authors: PV Patil, VM Salunke, AB Kanduri, VB Dongre and MK Patil

Source: Ruminant Science (2017)-6(2):345-347.

Cite this reference as: Patil PV, Salunke VM, Kanduri AB, Dongre VB and Patil  MK (2017). Effect of urea treatment on chemical composition of crop residues. Ruminant Science 6(2):345-347.


The present study was conducted to know the actual chemical composition of different crop residues in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. The chemical composition of dried sugarcane tops, jowar straw, wheat straw, paddy straw, soybean straw, dry natural grass was analysed before urea treatment and after urea treatment (2% and 4%). The data was analyzed and interpreted the results. The crude protein content, NFE and total ash were significantly increased whereas significant decrease in crude fiber level and ether extract level in different crop residues was observed.        


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