JUMBO GOLD FORAGE (जंबो गोल्ड फॉरगे)
Key Points for Jumbo Gold
- High Yielding Multicut Forage
- 4 to 5 Cuts with 50 Days interval
- High Protein, Juicy, Thick & Soft Stems
- Resistant to Lodging
- Soft Stems with soft internodes
- Low HCN Content (90-100ppm)
- High Digestibility (49-51% ivdmd)
- Resistant to major insects
- Tolerant to drought and water logging conditions
Agronomy & Management
Fodder crops can be grown well on a wide range of soil types Soil pH should be 5.5 to 7.0, well drained soils are most suitable. Avoid acidic and saline soils.
Water & Irrigation:
Jumbo Gold should irrigate before 7 days intervals in summer and 12 days interval in rainy season. For better palatability crop should be with high moisture. Sufficient irrigation will boost the healthy and expected bio-mass yield in forage crops.
Although Jumbo Gold is easy to establish, prepare good seedbed for good germination and root development.
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 is another successful method in forage cultivation. Farmer can harvest the fodder as per in requirement and irrigate the same block.
Spring - Feb to April
Kharif - May to August
Rabi (Central India and South India only) - September to November
Jumbo Gold - 10 Kg per Acre
Jumbo Gold spacing is row to row 25 cm X plant to plant 10 cm
Post Cutting Activities:
Apply adequate nitrogen and water for regeneration of fresh leaves and Stems.
Cutting & Harvesting:
Jumbo Gold can cut at feed at any time but 1 meter to 1.5 meter is idle height to get more benefits from green fodder Jumbo Gold should cut above 6 to 8 inches height from the ground level while harvesting/ cutting which is necessary to get immediate re-growth for multi-cut.
Fertilizer should use according to the soil test results.
N-30 Kg (60 Kg Urea),
P-15 Kg (30 Kg DAP or 100 kg SSP),
K-10 Kg (20 Kg Potash) per Acre.
Adequate nitrogen will ensure the crop fast growth and quick recovery after cutting. Apply Nitrogen as top dressing to get optimum benefit.
Insect & Disease Management:
Jumbo Gold can be infected by Stem borer and Shoot borer. Apply 8 Kg of UMET per acre before sowing to control shoot and stem borer.