Fodder Cumbu Cultivation Practices

By TamilNadu Agricultural University on 21 Dec 2018 | read
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Season and Varieties

Season : Irrigated : Throughout the year

Variety : CO 8

Particulars of Fodder Cumbu Varieties

PARTICULARSCO 8
ParentageDerivative of 732 A x Sweet Giant Bajra
Duration (Days)45-50 days
Average green fodder yeld (t/ha)25 - 30
Morphological characters
Plant height (cm)180 -190
Number of tillers6 - 8
Number of leaves8 - 10
Leaf length (cm)60 - 70
Leaf breadth (cm)2.5 - 3.0
Leaf stem ratio0.54
Quality characters
Protein content (%)13.9
Dry matter (%)18.2
Sugar (%)9.9

 

PACKAGE OF PRACTICES: FODDER CUMBU CO 8


1. Season


:


Throughout the year under irrigated condition. Suitable


 


for growing in the monsoon season under rainfed condition.

 


 


2. Soil


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All types of soils with good drainage.

 


 


3. Preparatory
    cultivation


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Plough 2 to 3 times to obtain a good tilth and form

 


ridges and furrows 50 cm apart.

 


 


4. Manures and fertilizers


:


Basal

 


FYM        -           12.5 tonnes/ha

 


NPK         -           25: 20: 12 kg/ha

 


 


 


Top Dressing

 


25 kg N on 30th day after sowing

 


 


5. Seed rate


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10 kg/ha

 


 

6. Spacing


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25 x 10 cm (sowing on both sides of the ridges)

 


 


7. Weed Management


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Hand weeding on 30 days after sowing

 


 


8. Plant protection


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Generally not required

 


 


9. Water management


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Immediately after planting and life irrigation on 3rd day.   

 


Then once in 10 days depending on soil type

 


 


10. Harvest


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40-45 days after sowing (Boot leaf stage)

 


 


11.Green fodder  yield


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30 t/ha

 

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