Crop Production :: Forage Crops :: Kollukattai Pul
Season and Varierties
Yield Potential and Quality Characters
1. SOIL TYPE
3. APPLICATION OF FYM
4. APPLICATION OF FERTILIZER
a. Apply NPK fertilizers as per soil test recommendations. If the soil test is not done, follow the blanket recommendation of 25: 40: 20 kg N, P and K per hectare.
a. Seed rate: 6 - 8 kg/ha or 40,000 rooted slips/ha.
Fresh seeds have dormancy for 6 - 8 months. To break dormancy, soak the seeds in 1 % potassium nitrate solution for 48 hours prior to sowing.
6. WEED MANAGEMENT
Hand weeding can be done as and when necessary.
First cut on 70th or 75th day after sowing and subsequent 4 - 6 cuts depending on growth.
8. INTER CROPPING
Highly drought resistant legume fodder, Kolukattai grass can be intercropped with Stylosanthes scabra in the ratio of 3:1.
9. GREEN FODDER YIELD:
A pure crop yields 40 t/ha/year in 4 - 6 cuts.