Animals have the most trouble of green fodder in the summer. Seeds like bursim, maize, and jowar get green fodder for three-four months. In such a way, once the napier grass is put to the cattle owners, green fodder can be found for four to five years.
It does not require much irrigation. The napier that looks like sugarcane can grow in just 50 days after planting grass and can meet the need of nutritious diet for the next four to five years.
VK Singh, deputy director of Animal Husbandry Department, tells about Napier grass, "Nepalese grass rich in protein and vitamin meets the need for a good diet for animals. Due to this constant feeding of milch animals, milk production also increases and simultaneous disease resistance is also increased.
Hybrid Napier's root is planted at a distance of three to three feet. Prior to plowing and coating of the fields, grass is transplanted and irrigated after transplantation. It develops in the form of green fodder only after 50 days of planting of grass.
Once the grass is grown, it can be harvested for four to five years and can be used as a livestock diet. Napier grass production is about 300 to 400 knots per acre. The specialty of this grass is that it can be applied anywhere.
Once the grass has been harvested, its branches are spreading again and in 40 days it becomes desirable to feed the animals again. After each harvesting, the spraying of light urea around the roots of the grass is also increasing rapidly. However, spraying of cow dung manure should also be done for its better production.