It is a leguminous fodder crop suitable for the areas below 500 m altitude. It can be grown as a pure crop or in mixture with maize, teosinte or napier-bajra hybrid. It is quite rich in protein (18%) and supplements the nutritive value on non-leguminous fodder. Being a leguminous crop, it enriches the soil too. In irrigated areas, it can be sown in March to obtain green fodder in the month of May to June and another crop may be taken during monsoon season.