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Rhodes grass Production Technology

Introduction Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) is a summer-growing, stoloniferous perennial, whose runners provide good soil cover for erosion control. Rhodes grass is adapted to a wide range of soils, from infertile sands to fertile brigalow clays. It is difficult to establish and have it persist on heavy-cracking clay soils. Rhodes grass does not tolerate drought or flooding well and is ...

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MottGrass Production Technology

INTRODUCTION Continuous supply of adequate and nutritious green forage is essential for the promotion and development of livestock which plays a significant role in the economy of Pakistan. The Livestock sector accounts for 38 percent of the agricultural value added and about 10 percent of the total GDP. Green forage not only meets the fodder requirement but also minimises the ...

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Lucerne/Alfalfa

Introduction: Lucerne thought to have originated in Iran, from where it travelled to the Arab countries where it was called alfalfa, meaning “best fodder”. Afterwards it was introduced in Europe and called ‘lucerne’. Within the next 150 years it became a popular forage crop in many countries including Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Lucerne is a multi-cut, perennial, legume forage crop. It is ...

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Berseem

Cultivation of Berseem or Egyptain Clover Local Name : Bersim gavat Family : Leguminoceae Botanical Name : Trifolium alexandrium Origin : Egypt Economic Uses of Berseem: Berseem is leguminous fodder crop and provide proteins and other minerals to animals. It can be fed as green, dry and in silage form. It is very palatable and mostly fed as green fodder ...

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Sorghum

Sorghum Production Technology Climate and soil Basically, sorghum is a tropical plant, but it has i adapted to climatic conditions in the temperate zone. It possesses a great deal of adaptability to various types of climate and soil conditions. It can withstand heat and drought better than maize, and so it is widely cultivated in the semiarid regions of the ...

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Oat

Cultivation of Oat Local Name : Jawa Family : Gramineae Botanical Name : Avena sativa Origin : Asia minor Oat is mainly grown as a fodder crop but occasionally grown as grain crop. Introduction of oats: Oat is primarily cultivated for fodder crop as well as grain crop. The cultivation practices are similar to wheat farming. Oats belong to the ...

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Guar

GUAR PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY SOIL The guar crop prefers a well-drained sandy loam soil. It can tolerate saline and moderately alkaline soils with pH ranging between 7.5 and 8.0. Heavy clay soils, poor in nodulation and bacterial activities are not suitable for this crop. Soils with medium to light constituents without excessive moisture are suitable for its cultivation. Even soils with ...

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Millet

Pearl Millet is an important coarse grain crop in Pakistan specially in areas where drought is common, despite its economic importance this crop has received little attention compared with wheat, rice and maize. It is grown in most districts south of latitude 34 0N, but is particularly important in: Gujrat, Gujranwala, Chakwal, Mianwali, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Attock and Jhelum in ...

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