It is a legume crop that is cultivated as a green fertilizer to increase the fertility of the land.
It is a legume crop that is cultivated as a green fertilizer to increase the fertility of the land. However, in some areas of Punjab, it is also cultivated for fodder. Especially it is the favorite food of small animals. It can also be cultivated in medium-sized lands. Gum is also found in plenty of its seeds.
For fodder and green manure, use 0 to 25 kg seed per acre for cultivated crops and 10 to 12 kg seed per acre for seed crops. No type of jantar has been approved yet. However, several new variants are in the final stages of approval. A local type of jantar seed is available from the market.
Time to cultivate:
This crop is cultivated from mid-March to late August. However, during the monsoon rains, the growth of these cultivated crops is very good. It can also be cultivated with the last water in the standing wheat crop. Use 20 to 25 kg seed per acre for the crop cultivated for fodder and green fertilizer and 10 to 12 kg seed per acre for the seed crop. Add one sack of DAP per acre at the time of cultivation for better yield
Method of cultivation:
This crop is usually cultivated from the sixth. It is better to cultivate in lines at a distance of 30 cm (one foot) for fodder and 45 to 60 cm (one and a half to two feet) for seed crop. If the land is of medium type, then this crop can also be cultivated in standing water like berseem.
Apply the first water to the cultivated crop 18 to 22 days after sowing. Do not irrigate in case of rain.
Use of fertilizers:
The amount of fertilizer should be determined on the basis of laboratory analysis of the land, but the use of fertilizers for jantar in the average fertile soil should be done according to the following recommendations.
Nutrient intake (kg per acre)
Amount of chemical fertilizers (sacks per acre)
Add a sack of DAP.
Note: First use half a sack of urea with water.
The crop is ready for harvesting for the first time about 90 days after sowing, while each subsequent harvest is ready after 50 to 60 days. When the height of the plant is 2 feet, flowers come out on it. This continues from April to September. It can take 4-5 kits in a year.
With good care, green fodder from 400 to 500 mounds per acre can be obtained throughout the year.
Preparing the Earth:
Light loamy land is suitable for the cultivation of Jantar. By plowing two to three times and giving irrigation, soften and fill the ground well so that better growth can be done.