Throughout the year under irrigated conditions in all districts. During monsoon under rainfed condition.
Soil: Comes up in all types of soils.
Preparatory cultivation :
Plough 2 to 3 times to obtain a good tilth and form ridges and furrows 50 cm apart.
Water management : Immediately after planting and life irrigation on 3rd day. Then once in 10 days depending on soil type
Harvest : First harvest at 90 days after planting and subsequent harvests once in 50 days.
fodder seeds (Pack of 1 Kg )
Its perennial green fodder crop having multicut in nature comes up 3-3.5 years
Having rich in Protein (20-22 %)
Good green fodder to Goat, Sheep, Cow, Rabbit & Poultry also, increase the weight gain and improves productivity of milk yield.
Seeds rate is 7-8 kg/acre & germination percentage are 95 % ,
Note: To get better germination seeds must be treated in hot water at 80o C for 5 minutes (boiling water removed from the flame and kept for 4 minutes to attain 80o C). After hot water treatment, seeds should be washed with cold water and soaked in cold water over a night. Seeds should be shade dried before sowing