Agronomy & Management


Fodder crops can be grown well on a wide range of soil types Soil pH should be 5.5 to 7.0, Well drained soils are most suitable. Avoid acidic and saline soils.

Water & Irrigation:

Jumbo should irrigate before 7 days intervals in summer and 12 days interval in 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 Sweet Jumbo is easy to establish, prepare good seedbed for good germination and root development.

Sowing Type:

Ridges & Furrows:

For staggered sowing, harvesting, irrigation and fertigation ridges and furrows method is very successful to get high yield and high quality fodder.

Blocks Method:

Blocks method is another successful method in forage cultivation. Farmer can harvest the fodder as per in requirement and irrigate the same block.

Sowing Time:

- 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.


Jumbo spacing is row to row 25 cm X plant to plant 10 cm.


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.

Insect & Disease Management:

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.

Post Cutting Activities:

Apply adequate nitrogen and water for regeneration of fresh leaves and Stems.

Cutting & Harvesting:

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.