Determination of Forage Quality Values of Some Flax Genotypes (Linum spp.) in Meadow-Pasture and Natural Vegetations in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey

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Proposed Symposium Title: Determination of Forage Quality Values of Some Flax Genotypes (Linum spp.) in Meadow-Pasture and Natural Vegetations in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey

Authors:

Mehmet Basbag1, Sema Basbag1

Affiliations: 1 Dicle University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Diyarbakir, Turkey

Abstract:

In this study, some forage quality characteristics were examined in herbage samples taken from 6 genotypes of 3 different flaxes (Linum spp.) species collected from meadow-pasture and natural vegetation of the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey in 2023.

According to the results obtained, crude protein (HP) in the genotypes was 14.66-23.54%, dry matter (DM) was 89.68-91.84%, acid detergent fiber (ADF) was 19.38-29.53%, neutral detergent fiber (NDF) was 28.38-36.32%, acid detergent protein (ADP) 0.33-0.79%, digestible dry matter (DDM) 65.89-73.81%, dry matter intake (DMI) 3.30-4.23%, relative feed value (RFV) 168.8-241.7, potassium (K) 2.05-3.70%, calcium (Ca) 1.63-1.89%, magnesium (Mg) 0.29-0.51%, phosphorus (P) 0.24-0.39%, Ca/P 4.40-7.21 and K/(Ca+Mg) 0.96-1.82.

The highest value in terms of crude protein, which is one of the most important criteria in terms of animal nutrition, was obtained from Linum hirsutum subsp. pseudoanatolicum genotypes and Linum usitatissimum species, while the lowest value was obtained from Linum mucronatum subsp. armenum genotypes.

As a result, although these genotypes, which grow naturally in the region's meadow-pasture and natural vegetation, show statistical differences from each other in terms of the examined characters, it has been observed that all of them can be useful in animal nutrition in terms of the forage values they contain.

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Key words: Flax, Linum, genotypes, herbage quality