Season : Throughout the year CO-4 (Bajra Napier Hybrid)
Yield Potential and Quality Characters
Characters CO 4
Green fodder yield (t/ha/yr) 400
Dry matter yield (t/ha/yr) 65.12
Crude protein yield (t/ha) 5.40
Mean plant height (cm) 300 - 360
No. of leaves per clump 450
No. of tillers per clump 30 - 40
Leaf-stem ratio 0.70
Leaf width (cm) 3.00 - 4.20
Leaf length (cm) 80 - 95
Dry matter (%) 17.08
Crude protein (%) 10.5
Calcium (%) 0.86
Phosphorus (%) 0.24
Oxalate (%) 2.51
IVDMD (%) 60
Plough with an iron plough two to three times to obtain good tilth.
2. APPLICATION OF FYM
3. FORMING RIDGES
Form ridges and furrows using a ridger, 60 cm apart.
4. APPLICATION OF FERTILIZERS
Apply NPK fertilizers as per soil test recommendation as for as possible. If soil testing is not done, follow the blanket recommendations of 150:50:40 of NPK in kg/ha.
Apply full dose of P,K and 50% N basally before planting. Top dressing of 50% N on 30 DAS.
Repeat the basal application of 75 kg N/cut for sustaining higher yield
Application of Azospirillum (2000g) and phosphobacterium (2000g) or Azophos (4000g) along with 75% of recommended dose of N and P fertilizers enhanced the yield besides saving of 25% of fertilizer dose.
i. Irrigate through the furrows and plant one rooted slip/stem cutting per hill.
ii. Spacing 50 x 50 cm and 40,000 planting material are required to plant one ha.
iii. As a mixed crop, 3 rows of Cumbu Napier Hybrid and one row of Desmanthus can be raised to increase the nutritive value.
6. WATER MANAGEMENT
Immediately after planting, give life irrigation on the third day and thereafter once in 10 days. Sewage or waste water can also be used for irrigation.
7. WEED MANAGEMENT
Hand weeding is done whenever necessary.
First harvest is to be done on 75 to 80 days after planting and subsequent harvests at intervals of 45 days yields around 400 t/ha.
9. GREEN FODDER YIELD
1. Quartering has to be done every year or whenever the clumps become unwidely and large.
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1 acre CO 4 sufficient for 10 animals
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NApier co4 anf co fs 29 wiil be the suitable fooder for dairy farm for seed and sapling pls call serdairiDear All,
We are planning to set up a Dairy farm with 10 cows near Hosur, Tamilnadu.
Kindly advice the best type of green fodder to be grow in our farm of 2 acres.
We have plenty of water to feed the crop.
K. Santosh Kumar