Agriculture
Season and Varieties :: Cumbu Napier
 

 

Season and Varieties

Zone District/Season Month Varieties
Irrigated
All Districts Throughout the year KKM 1, CO 3 and CO (CN) 4

Yield Potential and Quality Characters

PARTICULARS KKM 1 CO 3 CO (CN)4
Parentage Interspecific hybrid between Cumbu IP 15507 x FD 429 Interspecific hybrid between Cumbu PT 1697 x Penneisetumpurpureum Interspecific hybrid between Cumbu CO 8 x FD 461
Duration (Days) Perennial Perennial Perennial
Green fodder yield (t/ha/yr) 288 350 (7harvests) 375-400 (7harvests)
Morphological characters
Plant height (cm) 155-160 300 – 360 400-500
No. of leaves per clump 165-170 400-450 400-450
No. of tillers per clump 10-15 30 – 40 30 – 40
Leaf stem ratio - 0.70 0.71
Leaf length (cm) 110-115 80 – 95 110-115
Leaf width (cm) 4.5-5.0 3.0 – 4.2 4.0-5.0
Quality characters
Dry matter yield (t/ha/yr) 47.23 65.12 79.87
Crude protein yield (t/ha) 4.65 5.40 8.71
Dry matter (%) 16.4 17.0 21.3
Crude protein (%) 9.85 10.5 10.71
Oxalate (%) 1.50 2.51 2.48

Updated on : 29.06.2013