Hybrid Napier CO5 grass is one of the widely cultivated fodder grasses because of its high Nutritive value. This grass is an Interspecific hybrid between Elephant grass and Bajra grass.Compared to other fodder crops Hybrid Napier CO5 is one of the highest yielding fodder grass and considered as cut and carry forage for all stall feeder systems.
This grass grows throughout the year and it can be grown on a variety of soils.Compared to other fodder crops Hybrid Napier CO5 grass is a perennial grass which can be retained on field for 4 to 5 years. Hybrid Napier CO5 grass produces numerous leaves. It has larger leaves, softer and less persistent hairs of leaf blades and sheaths and less sharp leaf edges.It is juicier and succulent at all stages of growth.
The first cut is taken from 60 to 75 days after planting and subsequent cuts are taken after intervals of 30 to 45 days.
Green Fodder Yield:
7 to 8 cuttings per year and 25 to 30 tons per cutting depending upon the soil.