Jerga grass | Dichanthium annulatum

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Jerga grass is a perennial tufted grass and is very common in the natural pasture lands in the western tract of Uttar Pradesh.

Local Name: Jerga grass, Blue stem, Marvel grass

It grows to a height of 70- 90 cm during monsoon when it covers all types of weeds. The average yield of the grass is 500-600 quintals per hectare in 4-5 cuttings. The grass is normally propagated by root  stumps.

Nutritive value

 

Jerga grass

 

Jerga grass is maintenance quality roughage containing 7-9% protein and 35% crude fibre  at the flowering stage. After the well known doob, this grass is very much relished by the horses.