CO4 Hybrid Napier grass

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CO-4 grass used as fodder increases milk yield considerably


CO-4 Yield Potential

Season : Throughout the year in all districts Hybrids recommended : CO-4
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

PREPARATORY CULTIVATION
1. PLOUGHING
Plough with an iron plough two to three times to obtain good tilth.

2. APPLICATION OF FYM
25 t/ha
3. FORMING RIDGES
Form ridges and furrows using a ridger, 60 cm apart.

4. APPLICATION OF FERTILIZERS

i. 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.
ii. Apply full dose of P,K and 50% N basally before planting. Top dressing of 50% N on 30 DAS.
iii. Repeat the basal application of 75 kg N/cut for sustaining higher yield
iv. 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.

5. PLANTING

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.

8. HARVESTING

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

400 t/ha

NOTE:
1. Quartering has to be done every year or whenever the clumps become unwidely and large.



Cultivated acreage
We brought four cuttings of CO4 Hybrid Napier grass and selling for all the farmers.
Feeding ratio
"Feeding one bundle (15Kg) of CO4 grass has been found to increase milk yield by almost 200 ml per

bafalo. Seeing this superior growth characteristic, farmers are replanting CO4 variety today and it has almost

replaced the previous CO3 variety,"

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mobile: 8099851357