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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:8, August, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 781-792

Sustainable Forage Production from Alternate Land Use System
Firoz Ahmad*, Mohammad Shujauddin Malik and Abhishek Kumar
Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Faculty of Forestry, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
*Corresponding author

  Sustainable forage production is inevitable in order to meet fodder demand of rising Indian livestock population and also to enhance the livestock productivity. The prime reasons for poor livestock productivity in India are scarcity of fodder, poor and insufficient nutrition, hormonal inequity, low productive breeds, diseases and pest attack etc. Sustainable fodder production must focus on round the year supply of nutritious fodder to livestock in adequate amount. Utilization of wastelands, grasslands, degraded lands, community lands, fallow lands, barren lands etc. for tree-based forage production system is one of the viable option for sustaining quality fodder supply to livestock. This can be achieved by integrating fodder trees, fodder shrubs, fodder grasses and fodder legume species in silvipastoral form, utilization of field bunds and interspaces of orchard and plantation for fodder production, growing fodder tree on grasslands and pasture lands, establishing fodder banks etc.

Keywords: Alternate land use, fodder, forage, livestock, sustainable

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Firoz Ahmad, Mohammad Shujauddin Malik and Abhishek Kumar. 2021. Microbial Load and Sustainable Forage Production from Alternate Land Use System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 781-792. doi:
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