Nandi: The variety was developed by CSKHPKV, Palampur and released for cultivation in sub-tropical hill region of the country. It is fast growing grass suitable for low hills with very good regeneration capacity with dark green leaves and thin stem. The vegetative growth starts during March and remains green till December. It provides fodder during the lean period i.e. May-June and October-November when no other green grass is available. The forage is nutritious and contains 7–8% protein on dry matter basis at 50% flowering. During its growth period, 3–4 cuttings can be obtained with an average yield of 75 t/ha. It is suitable for planting in grasslands, wastelands and bunds of field upto 2000 m altitude. (CVRCNotification no. 2(E) dated 3rd January 1983).
PSS 1 (Golden timothy): The variety was developed by CSKHPKV, Palampur by selection from Kenyan introduction Narok-5 and released for cultivation for sub-tropical regions of Himachal Pradesh between 1100–2100 m altitude. It is a fast growing perennial bgrass recommended for cool, frost prone sub-tropical grasslands. It has dark green leaves, mediumthick stems and brown rusty head. It remains green for 9-10 months in a year and provides 3–4 cuttings. Green herbage is available during lean periods viz, April- June and October-December. It is drought and cold tolerant. It has yield potential of 57 t/ha of green fodder. Its herbage contains low oxalates (2–3%) and high protein (10%). (CVRCNotification no. 386(E) dated 15th May 1990).
Setaria 92: The variety was developed by CSKHPKV, Palampur and released for cultivation in Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. It has shown significant superiority in fodder yield and quality. The average green fodder yield and dry matter yield is 30.0 t/ha and 7.5 t/ha respectively. It is suitable for cultivation in subtropical grasslands and pastures between 300 and 1400 m above sea level in Himachal Pradesh. It is a late maturing variety with very thin tillers, tolerant to drought, cold and frost. (CVRC- Notification no. 122(E) dated 2nd February 2005).