Maize occupies the largest area among cereal crops in this State. At present, it is mainly grown for grain purpose. However, it could be cultivated for fodder purpose also because of its good quality green fodder and high yield. Maize is the most ideal crop for silage making too. In irrigated areas, one crop of maize for fodder purpose may be taken preferably alongwith cowpea before monsoon, i.e. from March to June to get green fodder during summer. Under ideal conditions, it gives upto 600 q green fodder per hectare. For fodder, African Tall and local varieties are recommended.