Key Points for Nutrifeed Forage
High Biomass Yield (50% more than SSG products), Suitable for Multi-cutting
Drought tolerant once established
No risk of prussic acid poisoning and is suitable for early feeding
High Protein and Nutrient Value(12-16% crude protein)
High metabolizable energy
Nutrifeed is tolerant to most pests and diseases and requires almost negligible investment for their control
Nutrifeed give disease and pest free green forage for better health of animals
High digestibility renders less feed quantity per animal and less forage is for cultivation
High nutritional fodder helps in better health of the animal
Seed rate: 3 kg per care
Agronomy & Management
Fodder crops can be grown well on a wide range of soil types Soil pH should be 5.5 to 7.0, Avoid acidic and saline soils. Drained soils yield well.
Water & Irrigation:
Nutrifeed is tolerant to drought but 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 Nutrifeed is comparatively easy to establish, prepare a good seedbed for good germination and root development. Where irrigation is available, the better establishment will be obtained by pre-watering and sowing into moisture, rather than watering after sowing. Sowing depth 3cm to 5 cm with soil covering for compaction Row to Row Spacing is 30 cm and Plant to Plant is 25 cm
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.
Spring - Feb to April
Kharif - May to August
Rabi (Central India and South India only) - September to October
Nutrifeed spacing is row to row 30 cm X plant to plant 25 cm
Cutting & Harvesting:
Nutrifeed can cut and feed at any time but 1 meter to 1.2 meters is idle height to get more benefits from green fodder in terms of nutritive values. Nutrifeed should be cut 6 to 8 inches above ground level when harvesting to promote faster re-growth for multi-cut.
Post Cutting Activities:
Apply adequate nitrogen and water for the regeneration of fresh leaves and Stems.