How can I make Super Napier grass grow faster?

Super Napier grass

Make sure that you are applying at least 5 tonnes of farmyard manure per acre before planting the Super Napier stems

Then place a stems which has 2 nodes at a slanted position in the soil by making sure that the one of the nodes are covered with soil.

Now, place the splits of the root in the holes of planting and cover the soil

30 days after planting, apply 1 Tonne of cattle compost manure close to the stems

Plow the land deep enough for the plant roots to penetration deep into the ground that make the plant drought resistant.

After fertilizing the farm, the plants has to be irrigate well

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms

How much protein is in Super Napier grass?

Super Napier contain 16-18 percent crude protein, which is considered very high.

This is very important, especially for dairy animals that have to be nourished adequately in order to produce more milk.

It is very palatable because the stalks are tender. The leaves are smooth and hairless and animals love to eat them as its juice is sweetish.

It has a wide range of adaptability so that many farmers can benefit from it increases milk production of the dairy cows because of its high protein content.

Shredded Super Napier leaves and stalks could also be into silage and can also be fed to cows

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms
How to Plant Super Napier
How to plant Super Napier
Super Napier after 30 days
How to Irrigate Super Napier
Super Napier after 60 days of planting
Super Napier grass planting to harvesting

What is the spacing of Napier grass?

The soil should be well pulverized with the use of a rotavator

The furrows are made 3 feets apart.

The cuttings are planted flat in the furrows, 2 feets apart, and covered with soil one to two inches thick.

The conventional method involves planting one stem with 2 nodes or root split in holes 15–30 cm deep.

10,000 to 12,000 stems can be planted per acre

After planting, irrigate to enhance germination.

Always irrigate when necessary

Super Napier grass farming
How to Plant Super Napier
How to plant Super Napier
Super Napier after 30 days
How to Irrigate Super Napier
Super Napier after 60 days of planting
Super Napier grass planting to harvesting

Is Super Napier grass profitable?

Super Napier can yield 180 to 200 tonnes per acre per year

Then succeeding harvests are every 45 to 60 days.

Super Napier grass has 16% to 18% proteins with high yield of cattle fodder among all grass varieties.

Gives double the amount of proteins and yield when compared to CO4, CO5 fodders

200 tonnes of cow fodder from an acre can satisfy 10 cow / 30 goat’s feeding requirements.

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms
Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms

How do you harvest Super Napier grass?

First harvest can be made three months from planting.

Its leaf length are 6 – 8 cm broad at this stage

They grow up to a high height 12 feet to 15 feet

Super Napier has high crisp leaves

Super Napier can yield 180 to 200 tonnes per acre per year

Then succeeding harvests are every 45 to 60 days.

The stalks are cut close to the ground, and in no time, new shoots or ratoon will come out

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms
Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms

Is Super Napier grass good for buffalo?

Super Grass is very palatable because the stalks are tender

Super Napier grass has 16% to 18% proteins with high yield of around 200 tonnes of cow fodder among all other Napier grass varieties.

Gives almost double the amount of proteins and yield when compared to other Napier varieties

Normally first harvest can be done after 75 to 90 days of planting and can be fed to cows and buffaloes

It has other uses aside from fresh feed for farm animals.

If there is excess harvest because there are not enough animals to eat the newly cut grass, the same could be shredded and made into silage.

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms

Super Napier grass planting to harvesting

Can Super Napier be grown from seeds?

Super Napier grown from stems grows faster than grown from seeds.

It can grow on variety of soils but grows well in red soil and clay soil.

It has deep roots and is drought-resistant. They require irrigation at least twice a week.

Super Napier grass can be harvested after 90 days of planting seed.

It may be used as multi cut fodder and gives good yield.

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms
Super Napier grass Farming

What is the difference between normal Napier and Super Napier?

Super Napier grass has 16% to 18% proteins with high yield of around 200 tonnes of cow fodder among all other Napier grass varieties.

Gives almost double the amount of proteins and yield when compared to other Napier varieties

Super Napier after 75 days grow up to 15 feet height while other Napier grow up to 12 feet maximum

Its stems are more tender and palatable compared to other Napier varieties.

200 tonnes of cow fodder from an acre can satisfy 10 cows or 30 goats / sheep’s feeding requirements.

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms
Super Napier grass from planting to harvesting

Which animal eats Napier grass?

60 days old Super Napier plants can be fed to chickens, ducks, horses and rabbits

Super Grass is very palatable because the stalks are tender

Normally first harvest can be done after 75 to 90 days of planting and can be fed to cows and buffaloes

It has other uses aside from fresh feed for farm animals.

If there is excess harvest because there are not enough animals to eat the newly cut grass, the same could be shredded and made into silage.

When shredded into fine particles, the same could be fed to vegetable-eating fish like tilapia and Pangasius

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms
Super Napier grass for Dairy Farming

Is Super Napier grass good for cattles?

Super Napier grass is fodder grass that produces a lot of high-protein and carbohydrate content.

Super Napier grass has 16% to 18% proteins also give good high yield.

45 days old Super Napier plants can be fed to chickens, ducks, and rabbits

Super Grass at this stage will be very palatable because the stalks are tender

60 days of planting and can be fed to goats, cows, buffaloes and horses.

It has other uses aside from fresh feed for farm animals.

If there is excess harvest because there are not enough animals to eat the newly cut grass, the same could be shredded and made into silage.

The shredded leaves and stalks could also be made into organic fertilizer by mixing the same with cattle manure.

Super Napier grass for Dairy Farms
Harvesting Super Napier grass for Dairy Animals