High yielding Nutritious Fodder, suitable for single cut
High Brix 16% to 18 % with high protein(11-13%) and high metabolizable Energy
Tall, thick, juicy stems with soft internodes
Good sustainability and Palatability
Suitable for Silage
High dry matter
Seed rate: 6 Kg per acre
Agronomy & Management
Fodder crops can be grown well on a wide range of soil types Soil pH should be 6.5 to 7.0, Avoid acidic and saline soils.
Water & Irrigation:
Sugargraze should irrigate before 7 days intervals in summer and 12 days intervals in the rainy season. For better palatability crop should be with high moisture. Sufficient irrigation will boost the healthy and expected bio-mass yield in forage crops.
Although Sugargraze is comparatively easy to establish, prepare good seedbeds for good germination and root development.
Ridges & Furrows:
For staggered sowing, harvesting, irrigation, and fertigation ridges and furrows method are very successful to get high yield and high-quality fodder.
Blocks method is another successful method in forage cultivation. Farmer can harvest the fodder as per in requirement and irrigate the same block. Irrigation before or after sowing: Irrigate the field before and after sowing for better germination and a healthy crop.
Spring - Feb to April
Kharif - May to August
Rabi (Central India and South India only) - September to November
Sugargraze - Heavy black soils 5 Kg and Light soils 6 Kg per Acre.
Sugargraze spacing is row to row 25 cm X plant to plant 10 cm
CUTTING & HARVESTING:
Sugargraze can be cut at 45 to 50 days age to get 2 cuts or can cut at 70 to 90 days age to get optimum sugar levels in the juice. For green fodder
Sugargraze can be cut at 40 to 50 days age and for Silage 75 to 90 days age is suitable.