THE NUTRITION EVALUATION OF ALFALFA CULTIVARS IN CHINA
Jiang Yulin; Lu Xinshi;Shen Yulong; WangXi; LingFu; LiangLina(Lanzhou Institute of Animal Science , Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730050)
The nutrient value of twenty three Chinese alfalfa cultivars were comprehensively evaluated inenergy and crude protein and digestible dry matter yields as well as expanding characteristic. The resultshowed that Medungo sativa L. cv. 'Hexi'. 'Zhunggeer' , 'Longdong'and 'Zhaodong' were the best in theirnutrient value. However, Medicago sativa var Martin cv. 'Caoyuan No. 1' and M. sativa L. cv. 'GongnongNo. 1' were inferior to the others.