General information about seeds
Bahubali Smart Napier Grass is an exotic Napier grass variety. This grass is called Roomput in Indonesia. But this grass is also called Bahubali grass , Smart grass, Sweet grass and Short grass in Maharashtra due to its low height. This grass grows up to 4 to 6 feet in height. The characteristic of this grass is that it has low height but it has a lot of shoots. There are green leaves from the ground to the top. This fodder is very soft, supple and soft. There is no need to mow this grass. These grasses have a protein content of 18 to 20 percent. Once planted, rich green fodder is available for 8 to 9 years. All kinds of animals love to eat this fodder. This fodder is not wasted, i.e. the animals eat 100%. This grass has no thorns or thistles.
Land and preparation for planting
Bahubali Smart Napier Grass crop can be grown in different soils. These crops are grown in a wide variety of soils, from moderate, sandy soils to black loamy soils. Heavy soils are very useful for this crop and well drained soils are required. Once sown, the crop stays in the same soil for 6 to 7 years, so pre-cultivation is very important. For this, if deep plowing is more in depth, break it up and apply 8 to 10 tons of fully decomposed manure per acre in medium to light soil before planting cane in vertical-horizontal plowing.
Before planting, the stalks should be soaked for 10 to 15 minutes in a large pot using 2 ml germinator per 1 liter of water.
Planting period and method of cultivation
Bahubali Smart Napier Grass can be planted any time of the year. 1 acre of land requires 4500 to 5000 sticks. Bahubali Smart Napier Grass should be planted 3 feet in a row with spacing of 3 feet between two canes. The cane should be placed horizontally half an inch deep in the sari. Watering should be done immediately after planting and also after 4 days.
Fertilizer and water planning
Irrigate immediately after planting, then at intervals of 3 to 4 days, then irrigate as per soil requirements. Initially you would have applied manure but since you harvest this grass frequently you will need D.A.P, 10.26.26 after each harvest. Granular chemical fertilizers should be used. If you have an abundance of lentil manure, well-rotted cow-buffalo manure will do well.
Harvesting / production / use
The first harvest should be done 80 to 90 days after planting and the second and subsequent harvests should be done at intervals of 60 to 65 days. Always keep it close to the ground while harvesting. Bahubali Smart Napier Grass is used for animal feed. Also, all kinds of animals love to eat this fodder. Normally 5 to 6 harvests of this fodder are done in a year. Each harvest can yield 40 to 50 tons of green fodder per 1 acre of land. We can get 150 to 200 tons of fodder in a year. We can make silage as required. The growth of this grass is less on cold days.
Seeds per acre
It takes 4500 to 5000 sticks per 1 acre of land.