Crop Production :: Forage Crops :: Guinea Grass
Season and Varieties
Particulars Of Guinea Grass Varieties
All types of soil with good drainage.
2. PREPARATORY CULTIVATION
Plough 2 to 3 times to obtain a good tilth and form ridges and furrows at 50 cm spacing.
Basal: FYM 25 t/ha; NPK 50:50:40 kg/ha
4. SEED RATE
2.5 kg/ha seeds or 40,000 rooted slips.
50x 50 cm
6. AFTER CULTIVATION
Hoeing and weeding on 30th day after sowing. Earthing up once after harvests.
Once in ten days or depending on soil condition.
8. PLANT PROTECTION
Generally not recommended.
First cut 75-80 days after germination or 45 days after planting of slips. Subsequent cuts at interval of 45 days.
10. GREEN FODDER YIELD : 260 t/ha per year in 8 cuts.
Note: Guinea grass can be intercropped with Desmanthus (Velimasal) at 3:1 ratio and can be
Rooted slips uprooted from 90 days old crop can be used for further propagation.
Updated on : 29.06.2013