Crop Production::Forage Crops::Fodder Cholam
Yield Potential and Quality Characters
Note: Fodder Cholam can be intercropped with CO 5 and COFC 8 Cowpea at 1:1 ratio and harvested together to provide nutritious fodder.
Plough with an iron plough once and with a country plough twice.
2. APPLICATION OF FYM
a. Spread 12.5 t/ha of FYM or compost on the unploughed field, along with 10 packets of Azospirillum inoculant (2000 g)and 10 packets of Phosphobacteria (2000g) or 20 packets of Azophos (4000g)
3. FORMING RIDGES AND FURROWS
Form ridges and furrows of 6 m long and 60 cm apart and plant on either side of the ridge
4. APPLICATION OF FERTILIZER
a. Seed rate : CO-27 -50 kg/ha and COFS 29 – 5 kg/ha
6. WATER MANAGEMENT
Irrigate immediately after sowing. Life irrigation on the third day and thereafter once in 10 days, according to need based.
7. WEED MANAGEMENT
First hand weeding on the 20th day of sowing and if necessary 2nd hand weeding between 35 - 40 days after sowing.
Harvest at 50% flowering for fodder
1. APPLICATION OF FYM
Apply 12.5 t/ha and incorporated in the soil at the time of last ploughing.
2. SEED RATE
40kg/ha for CO 27
Sow the seeds well before the onset of monsoon
30 x 15 cm
30 : 20: 20 kg N, P and K / ha for Alfisols (Red soil).
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