Pasture Species-Cenchrus

  • Shrikant Hiwale


Cenchrus ciliaris is one of the important grass species which survives under semiarid rainfed conditions. India has a live stock population of about 343 million, besides poultry, yet the production of milk and other milk products is the lowest in the world, the main reason for such is the lack of availability of sufficient quantity of quality fodder to the milking animals particularly in the rainfed areas. Cenchrus in one of the grass species which is found to provide palatable fodder to the tune of 80 q/ha on fresh weight basis in two to three cuttings in an intercropping system with fruit and forest trees.


Crop Residue Perennial Grass Fresh Weight Basis Seed Rate Green Fodder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shrikant Hiwale
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  1. 1.Fruit CropsCentral Horticultural Experiment StationVejalpurIndia

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