Why Cumbu Napier Grass Co (BN) 5 ( Napier CO5 ) is a World Class Agricultural Product
Parentage:Interspecific hybrid between Fodder Cumbu IP 20594 (Pennisetum glaucum) and Napier grass FD 437 (P. purpureum Schumach)
The world’s population seems like it’s increasing every second. With billions of people to feed, demand for dairy products and milk continues to grow year over year. Even though more people are being born that need fed and clothed, the earth’s landmass remains constant. In 2020, for the 1st time in India, demand may outstrip the supply of milk. What can smallholding farmers do to meet demand, protect their camels, cattle, and protect their income? Implementing sustainable agriculture practices and solutions is one way to increase milk production in India. By planting superior Napier cumbu grass CO (BN) 5 ( Napier CO5 ), milk production will be able to meet demand while protecting soil quality.
What do we know about smallholding dairy farms in India?
- Smallholding farmers in India own 33% of the nation’s farmland, and 60% of the country’s lactating cattle.
- 75% of rural homes own two to four lactating camels or cattle.
- Milk production is all part of the entire farming system and is not considered a separate enterprise.
- Cattle feed is mainly used as residual from crops.
- Dairy farming provides a more regular source of income, as opposed to seasonal agriculture.
- One-third of rural household incomes depend on dairy farming.
- Cattle are also considered a security asset that can be sold during an economic crisis.
Why are sustainable agriculture and superior Napier CO (BN) 5 ( Napier CO5 ) important for farmers?
Using plants as cattle feed that erode soil, take up large amounts of landmass, and that do not produce high-yields can cause significant harm to the earth. Hybrid Napier grass cultivation can protect soil quality and increase milk production in lactating cattle since the plants have a high nutritive value. Planted hybrid Napier grass can also double as windbreaks and firebreaks. For smallholding farms, ensuring that cattle feed is abundant is critical for dairy production, and in turn, it protects the farmer’s income. Cattle love to eat Napier cumbu grass CO (BN) 5 ( Napier CO5 ) because of its succulent green leaves and shoots.
Furthermore, hybrid Napier grasses allow for multiple cuttings per year. Planting Napier grasses can also keep soil from eroding and causing harm to other crops or jeopardising the ability to feed cattle. On a broader scale, hybrid Napier grass is simply better for the environment.
What is Napier grass ( Napier CO5 )?
Napier grass is also called “elephant grass.” Shoots grow tall and in grassy clumps that look similar to bamboo. While Napier grass grows native to the continent of Africa, hybrid Napier grasses grow abundantly throughout the Indian subcontinent. They are very hardy plant species that tiller freely. A single clump of Napier grass can produce more than 50 tillers when the weather and soil conditions are ideal. But the natural Napier grasses are not as palatable to cattle, nor are they drought resistant. Hybrid Napier grasses, on the other hand, are juicier, drought-resistant, and fast-growing.
Why is Cumbu Napier CO (BN) 5 a superior agricultural product?
Super Napier CO (BN) 5 ( Napier CO5 ) is a hybrid Napier grass that yields a multi-cut fodder.
Parentage: Interspecific hybrid between Fodder Cumbu IP 20594 (Pennisetum glaucum) and Napier grass FD 437 (P. purpureum Schumach)
One reason why it is so beneficial for sustainable agricultural practices is that it offers camels and other lactating cattle high nutritional value. Bred from natural “elephant grass” and Bajra grass, this plant grows abundantly, producing many tillers of juicy leaves that cattle enjoy. It is free from pests, and can also be cultivated year-round when appropriately irrigated.
Harvest times are quick, and it doesn’t take long for hybrid Napier Grass regenerate. The initial harvest can be made within 70 to 80 days after the grass is planted. After the first harvest, farmers only need to wait 45 days to harvest the plants again. The quick regeneration of hybrid Napier grass makes it an incredibly sustainable and affordable way for farmers to field their cattle.
Every four to five years, farmers will get an excellent yield, and they can make up to 8 cuts per year. Yield range for hybrid Napier cumbu grass is between 160 t0 165 tons an acre each year. For milk production, the plant can increase milk yield up to 300 ml per lactating cattle. For goats and sheep, feeding them hybrid Napier cumbu grass will increase body weight. For farmers, hybrid Napier grasses like cumbu Napier can protect their land from soil erosion, sustain their cattle, and also protect their incomes.
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