Shakuntala Mhaske, Narayan Pandhure
Abstract: Sorghum [Sorghum bicolour (L.) Moench] is belongs to family graminae which is one of the important forage crop in Marathwada. Effect of different methods of cultivation on growth performance of forage crop Sorghum was studied during present piece of work. Four cultivation methods viz. mulching, raised seed beds, shed nets and ridges and furrows along with control were carried out in three replicates along with control. Growth pattern of the crop along with chlorophyll content was studied. During the investigations it was observed that, cultivation method mulching produced the tallest plants, along with highest chlorophyll content. These plants were emerged out early with 100 % seed germination. Raised bed showed poor performance compare to mulching. Thus it could be concluded that, mulching method is best for the production of forage crop Sorghum in rain feed area like Marathwada.
Keywords: Sorghum, Mulching, Shed net, Raised bed, Furrow and Ridge