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Season and Varieties :: Neelakolukattai Grass
 

Season and Varieties :: Forage Crop
NEELAKOLUKATTAI (BLUE BUFFEL GRASS) - (Cenchrus glaucus)  

Season and Varierties

District/Season Month Variety
All Districts
North-East Monsoon
Oct - Dec CO 1

Yield Potential and Quality Characters

PARTICULARS CO 1
Parentage Clonal selection from Vellakoil local (FS 391)
Duration (Days) Perennial
Green fodder yield (t/ha/year) 40 (4 cuts)
Seed yield (kg/ha/year) 55 - 60
Morphological characters
Plant height (cm) 120-130
Number of tillers 60-65
Number of leaves 550--600
Leaf length (cm) 25-30
Leaf width (cm) 0.8-1.0
Leaf stem ratio 0.93
Quality characters
Dry matter (%) 28.00
Crude protein (%) 9.06
Crude fibre (%) 34.6
Phosphorus (%) 0.26
Calcium (%) 0.58
Manganese (ppm) 56
IVDMD (%) 49.4

 

Updated on : 2013
 

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