Crop Production :: Forage Crops :: Deenanath Grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum)
VARIETY : CO 1
Can be grown throughout the year under irrigated condition. Suitable for growing in the monsoon season under rainfed condition
All types of soil with good drainage. Does not come up well on heavy clay soil or flooded or waterlogged conditions.
Plough 2-3 times to obtain good tilth and form beds and channels.
Basal: FYM 25 t/ha NPK 20 : 25 : 20 kg/ha
Top dressing: 20 Kg N on 30th day after sowing 50% of this has to be applied for rainfed crop
35 x 10 cm or solid sowing in lines 30 cm apart.
Hoeing and weeding on 30th day after sowing
Once in ten days or depending on soil condition
Generally not recommended
55-60th day after sowing.
GREEN FODDER YIELD
Irrigated crop : 25-30 t/ha first crop. Ratoon crop : 15-20 t/ha
Rainfed crop : 15-20 t/ha
Varietal Seed Production
Land should be free of volunteer plants. The previous crop should not be the same variety or other varieties of the same crop. It can be the same variety if it is certified as per the procedures of certification agency.
Pre-sowing seed management
Other management practices
As in fodder crop management technique.