Sorghum is the most important forage crop of the country. It can be grown over a wide range of soils in central, western and southern India. It is nutritious and palatable and can be fed as green, dry or as conserved fodder in the form of silage or hay.
Pearl millet is important forage of tropical climate grown over a wide range of soils. It is nutritious and palatable and can be fed as green, dry or as conserved fodder in the form of silage or hay.
Maize is an ideal forage crop grown throughout the country. It is quick growing, high yielding and provides palatable and nutritious forage which can be fed at any stage of growth without any risk to animals. Maize produces good quality herbaceous fodder with high digestibility.
Legumes are very important in animal fodders. India has rich diversity in forage legume crop genetics. Season based legume crops are available in India like summer, rainy and winter season legume. Winter legumes are major crops in India having almost 60% market share in revenue. Berseem and Lucerne are the big tickets for winter and perennial cropping. In Summer and rainy season many option but Cow is the major contributor. Forage have all 3 major crops in portfolio. 1st time Forage launched indeterminate cow-pea for intercropping with cereal crops in India.