Deenanath Grass is an annual tufted grass, rarely perennial in subsp. unispiculum. Grass culms are herbaceous; reaching a height of 30-150 cm; leaves hairy, 5-25 cm long and 4-15 mm wide, arranged in two rows.
Widely available in this location, it is ideal for livestock feed and can be sustainably cultivated on small plots of land.
Thus desho is becoming increasingly utilized, along with various soil and water conservation techniques, as a local method of improving grazing land management and combating a growing productivity problem of the local region.
||Desho grass, Deenanath grass, Deenanath, Pennisetum pedicellatum, indigenous grass, Poaceae
Planting and care
- It can be grown throughout the year under irrigated condition
- Suitable for growing in the monsoon season under rainfed condition
- Plough 2-3 times to obtain good tilth and form beds and channels
- Irrigate once in ten days or depending on soil condition
- Germination is higher for the seeds from the first and second formed tillers
- Delayed harvesting resulted in shattering loss
- The middle and proximal portions of the spike produce high quality seeds
Deenanath Grass care
- Land should be free of volunteer plants
- The previous crop should not be the same variety or other varieties of the same crop
- Break the seed dormancy by mechanical scarification in a defluffer followed by soaking in a mixture of GA3 (200 ppm) and KNO3 (0
- 25)percent (1: 1) for 16 hours
- Pellet the seed with DAP at 60 g/kg and arappu leaf (Albizzia amara) powder at 500g/kg-1 of seed to enable easy handling of seed during sowing and also for better establishment
||Soil should be bit moist.
||15 to 38 C.
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Deenanath Grass uses