CROP MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR HYBRID SORGHUM SUDANGRASS

  Seed Rate    

10–12 kg per acre

Seed Treatment    

With Carbofuron 50% to avoid shootfly

  Field Preparation and Transplanting     Two ploughings, one harrowing, followed by proper leveling.
  Spacing     Depth   4-5 cm
Between rows   30-40 cm
Between plants 10 cm
  Irrigation    

After each cut, and as required.

  Fertilizer     4–5 mt farm yard manure/compost per acre in the last ploughing
              (kg/acre)    
     
N
P
K
     
      Planting
16
24
20
     
      20-30 DAS
16
0
0
     
      After each cut
16
0
0
     
  Inter Culture     15–20 DAS and after each cut to get rapid re-growth.
  Cuts     1st cuts   40-45 days        
      Subsequent Cuts   20-25 day intervals        
  CAUTION     Do not use the grain harvested from hybrid seed based crops as seed for the next crop. Doing so will cause a drastic reduction in crop yields due to segregation and loss of hybrid vigor.