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Effect of environmental factors on nutritive value of forages

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.02.02  Biotechnical sciences  Animal production  Animal nutrition 

Code Science Field
B006  Biomedical sciences  Agronomics 
B420  Biomedical sciences  Nutrition 
animal nutrition, forages, nutritive value, environment, chemical characteristics
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  06374  MSc Ajda Kermauner Kavčič  Animal production  Researcher  1999 - 2001  344 
2.  05624  Mojca Koman-Rajšp  Animal production  Researcher  2000 - 2001  46 
3.  11889  PhD Andrej Lavrenčič  Animal production  Head  1999 - 2001  358 
4.  00486  PhD Andrej Orešnik  Animal production  Researcher  1999 - 2001  372 
5.  15468  Jože Stopar  Animal production  Researcher  1999 - 2001  20 
The most important factor that affect the quality of forages is their maturity. However, environmental factors determine the time when plants reach a certain degree of maturity. The effects of these factors can be seen in growing rate, development rate, yield and forage quality. According to season and year, the forage quality changes, even when the forages were harvested at similar maturity stages. If we want to predict forage nutritive value we have to know how the environmental factors affect the forage quality. The object of this research is to determine the effect of environmental factors that affect nutritive value of selected economically important grass and clover species. We will study the effects on chemical composition, in vitro digestibility, kinetics of in vitro fermentation (gas-Hohenheim- test) and kinetics of rumen degradability (in sacco degradability) and also relationships between them. Parameters of degradability kinetics became an integral part of modern protein and energy evaluation systems.
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