Derivative of the cross OS – 6 x JHO 851-1
Method of Breeding/ Selection
In ter-varietal h ybrid ization follow ed by Pedigree method of breeding
Method of Propagation
Mode of pollination
Nature of cultivar
Single cut variety
Year of release
Recommended Regions/ Areas
N o r t h e s t e r n a n d N o r t h w e s t e r n z o n e s com p r isin g s t a t es of Pu n ja b , H a r y a n a , Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Estern Uttar Pradesh and Assom plains for single cut system.
Areas of Adoption
In tropical and sub tropical areas during Rabi
season as single cut.
Plants erect, tall (110-120 cm) with dark green foliage.
Inflorescence 30-32cm long, with green flowers.
Flowering (50%) in 112-115 days and maturity (seed to seed) in 140-145 days.
Seed creamish white, plump shaped, oblong and bold (42-45 g/ 1000 seed).
Potential Green Fodder Yield : 49.5 t/ ha (average)
Dry Matter Yield : 10.5 t/ ha
Average CP = Approx. 10.7%
IVDMD = 58.6%
Average NDF = 60.3 %
Average ADF = 38.6%
CPY=15.6 q/ h
Leaf/ stem ratio=0.31-0.65
Resistance to diseases and pests
Resistant to major diseases and pests.
1.34 t/ ha
Notification number and date
CVRC No. 122(E) dated 02.02.2005