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Crop Production :: Forage Crops :: Muyal Masal
Plough the field two to three times to obtain good tilth.
2. APPLICATION OF FYM
Apply and spread 10 t/ha of FYM or compost
3. FORMING BEDS
Form beds of size 10 m2 or 20 m2
4. APPLICATION OF FERTILIZER
6. WATER MANAGEMENT
It is a rainfed crop. But during the period of establishment, care should be taken to provide sufficient moisture.
7. WEED MANAGEMENT
Hand weeding may be given as and when necessary.
First harvest can be taken 75 days after sowing at flowering stage and subsequent harvests depending upon the growth.
9. GREEN FODDER YIELD
It is to be noted that during the first year, the establishment after sowing is very slow and the yield is low. Later on when the crop establishes well due to self seeding, it yields about 30 to 35 t/ha/year from the third year onwards.
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.
For certified / quality seed production leave a distance of 25 m all around the field from the same and other varieties of the crop.
PRE-SOWING SEED TREATMENT
Extract the seeds using paddy dehusker by maintaining 0.2 mm clearance between the rotating discs.
OTHER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
As in crop management technique