does well in all kinds of soils. The crop is generally ready for harvesting after 80-90 days of its sowing.
The crop is sown either alone or in a mixture with non-legume like jowar and bajra from the end of March to the middle of July. One ploughing will prepare the land cultivation. Average green yield is about 250-400 quintals per hectare.
It is better to harvest before flowering or else the stem gets hard and fibrous which cattle do not
seem to relish. However, even during the early stages it is not highly palatable. The average protein content is about 10-15% which can be considered as a productive fodder.