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Grass Fodders :: Cumbu Napier Hybrid Grass

Crop Prodcution

1.
Preparatory Cultivation
:
Plough 2 to 3 times to obtain a good tilth and form ridges and furrows.
2.

Setts Requirement

:

33,333 two budded stem cuttings or rooted slips per ha.

3.
Spacing
:

60 x 50 cm

4.

Manures and fertilizers

:

Basal
FYM 25 t/ha
NPK 75:50:40 Kg/ha

Top dressing
75 kg N/ha after 30 days of planting
75 kg N/ha after each cut
Application of Azospirillum (2000g) and Phosphobacterium (2000g) or Azophos (4000g) + 75% of recommended dose of N and P fertilizers saves of 25% of fertilizer dose.

5.

Weed Management

:

Hand weeding whenever necessary

6.

Water Management

:

Immediately after planting; life irrigation on 3rd day and thereafter once in 10 days.

7.

Harvest

:

First harvest at 75-80 days after planting and subsequent harvests once in 45 days

8.

Green fodder yield

:

360 - 400 t/ha/yr ( 7 cuts)



                        

       Basal fertilizer application                  Two budded setts                                    Planting                                          Life Irrigation                        



                        

      Top dressing fertilizer application                                Weeding                                         Irrigation                         Harvesting with brush cutter
Updated on Apr 2023