Nutrient requirement :
80 kg N and 40 kg P2O5 are recommended per hectare. Phosphorus should be applied in equal split doses after each cutting to get a good next cutting.
Seedling become ready for transplanting when they attain an height of 15-20 cm. The transplanting is done during February and July. A distance of 30x30 cm in pasture lands and 50x50 cm in fields should be kept.