Key Points for Makkhan Grass
High Nutrition(14-18% crude protein) highly palatable and succulent multi-cut annual grass
Makkhan Grass can be used as fresh as well as hay
Makkhan Grass improves milk production and quality especially milk solids.
Dry matter Digestibility is very high - 65%
Seed rate: 6 Kg per acre
Cultivated in Winter
All kinds of agriculture soils are suitable with normal PH – 6.5 to 7.
Makkhan Grass is a winter forage crop and suitable to sow from October to December.
Since Makkhan grass seed is very light in weight, the sowing method is very important. Prepare fine tilt land with a very uniform level across the land and planking is important after sowing.
Solo sowing - 5 to 6 kg per Acre
Combination with Berseem – 2 to 3 Kg per Acre
Makkhan Grass will be sown plot-wise in rows at 30 cm. Soil should be prepared with 6 inches of loose soil and 0.5 inches of fine topsoil. Seed can be applied with a broadcast spreader, seeder, hydroseeder, or by hand. Care must be taken not to cover the seed with more than 1/4inch of topsoil Roll to ensure good seed to soil contact.
Soil temperatures should be above 65 degrees F (18 degrees C). The optimum soil temperature for germination and root growth is 75 degrees to 80 degrees F (24 degrees to 27 degrees C).
GERMINATION & ESTABLISHMENT:
Keep seedbed moist to enhance germination. Under ideal conditions, germination will begin within 10 to 14 days and should be complete within 18 days. The full establishment should occur in 4 to 6 weeks.
Establishment time may vary if the planting date occurred early or late in the planting season.