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Season and Varieties :: Fodder Cholam
 

FODDER CHOLAM

District/Season Month Varieties
Irrigated
All Irrigated districts Jan - Feb and Apr – May CO 27 and CO (FS) 29 (Multicut Cholam)
Rain fed
All Districts (Jun - Jul) CO 27
All Districts (Sep - Oct) CO 27 and K 11

Yield Potential and Quality Characters

PARTICULARS CO 27 K 11 CO (FS) 29
Parentage Derivative of the cross CO 11 x Sorghumhalepense K 7 x A 6552 Derivative of the cross TNS 30 x Sorghum sudanense
Duration (Days) Single cut
(60-65 days)
Single cut
(95-100 days)
Multicut
(3 years)
Average green fodder yield (t/ha) 35-40 30-45
Grain yield: 1500 kg
160-170 (5-6 cuts)
Morphological characters
Plant height (cm) 262 260-300 220-250
Number of tillers 2-3 5-7 10-15
Number of leaves 18.66 17-20 80-105
Leaf length (cm) 78.43 90-100 75-90
Leaf breadth (cm) 6.18 7-8 3.5-4.6
Leaf stem ratio 0.18-0.22 0.45 0.2-0.25
Quality characters
Protein content (%) 9.82 7.44 8.41
Dry matter (%) 24.17 - 23.60
Sugar (%) 7.40 - -
Crude fibre (%) 25.97 35.6 25.60
IVDMD (%) 48.00 - 50.30

Note:   Fodder Cholam can be intercropped with CO 5  and COFC 8 Cowpea at 1:1 ratio and harvested together to provide nutritious fodder.

Updated on : 2013

 

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