Agronomy & Management
Soil:Fodder crops can be grown well on a wide range of soil types Soil pH should be 5.5 to 7.0, Avoid acidic and saline soils
Water & Irrigation:Nutrifeed is tolerant to drought but should irrigate before 7 days of harvesting Furrow irrigation will boost the healthy and expected bio-mass
Sowings:Although Nutrifeed is comparatively easy to establish, prepare good seedbed for good germination and root development. Where irrigation is available, better establishment will be obtained by pre-watering and sowing into moisture, rather than watering after sowing. Sowing depth 3cm to 5 cm with soil covering for compaction Row to Row Spacing is 30 cms and Plant to Plant is 15 cms
Ridges & Furrows:For staggered sowing, harvesting, irrigation and fertigation ridges and furrows method is very successful to get high yield and high quality fodder.
Blocks Method:Blocks method is another successful method in forage cultivation. Farmer can harvest the fodder as per in requirement and irrigate the same block.
Sowing Time:Spring - Feb to April
Kharif - May to August Rabi (Central India and South India only) - September to November;
Seed Rate:Nutrifeed - 3 Kg per Acre
Spacing:Nutrifeed spacing is row to row 30 cm X plant to plant 25 cm.
Fertiliser:Fertiliser should use according to the soil test results.
N-30 Kg, P-25 Kg per Acre recommended for Nutrifeed.
Adequate nitrogen will ensure the crop fast growth and quick recovery after cutting.
Nitrogen - apply as top dressing to get optimum benefit.
Insect & Disease Management:From past experience, pest and disease have been of little concern in Nutrifeed. Please follow the guidelines of company executive for control measures.
Cutting & Harvesting:Nutrifeed can cut at feed at any time but 1 meter to 1.2 meter is idle height to get more benefits from green fodder.
Nutrifeed should be cut 6 to 8 inches above ground level when harvesting to promote faster
re-growth for multi-cut.
Post Cutting Activities:Apply adequate nitrogen and water for regeneration of fresh leaves and Stems