For staggered sowing, harvesting, irrigation and fertigation ridges and furrows method is 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.
- Feb to April
- May to August
Rabi (Central India and South India only) - September to November
Seed Rate:JUMBO - 10 Kg per Acre to 20 Kg per Acre.
Spacing:Jumbo spacing is row to row 25 cm X plant to plant 10 cm.
Fertiliser:Fertiliser should use according to the soil test results.
N-30 Kg (60 Kg Urea),
P-15 Kg (30 Kg DAP or 100 kg SSP),
K-10 Kg (20 Kg Potash) per Acre.
Adequate nitrogen will ensure the crop fast growth and quick recovery after cutting. Apply Nitrogen as top dressing to get optimum benefit.
Jumbo can be infected by Stem borer and Shoot borer. Apply 8 Kg of UMET per acre before sowing to control shoot and stem borer.
Apply adequate nitrogen and water for regeneration of fresh leaves and Stems.
Jumbo can cut at feed at any time but 1 meter to 1.5 meter is idle height to get more benefits from green fodder JUMBO should cut above 6 to 8 inches height from the ground level while harvesting/ cutting which is necessary to get immediate re-growth for multi-cut.