SUPER NAPIER or Pakchong 1 planting materials are now available in the Philippines, ready for planting.
The planting materials are from the King Ranch operated by Alex Carlos and his sons King and Angelo. King and Angelo recently visited Dr. Krailas Kyiothong, the developer of the Super Napier in Thailand, to secure first-hand information on how to grow Pakchong 1 better known in the Philippines as Super Napier.
- Deep-plow the soil, Use a rotavator to break big chunks of soil.
- Make furrows 120 cm apart.
Apply organic/chemical fertilizer between the hills (5-10 tons organic fertilizer per hectare or 4 bags 14-14-14).
- Put planting stalks or canes in furrows 70 cm apart (horizontal position).
- Cover planting canes with soil 1-2 inches thick.
- Irrigate between the furrows.
FOR THE FIRST 20 DAYS
- Irrigate when necessary.
- Spray on the leaves with Power Grower Combo for better root establishment and faster growth at 20 days after first planting and apply again after 30 days.
- Control weeds if necessary.
- Harvest after 90 days for the first cut.
- Harvest every 45-60 days after the first cut.
- When harvesting cut the grass at soil level.
- Irrigate when necessary or when soil is dry.
- For hogs, chickens, ducks, plant eating fish (tilapia, pangasius), horses, rabbits, etc., give 45-day old chopped fresh Super Napier grass.
- For ruminants (cattle, carabao, goats) give 60-70 days old chopped fresh Super Napier grass.
- Can also be used for feeding earthworms in vermiculture. Chopped Super Napier is mixed with other vermiculture materials like chicken manure and other biomass.
HOW TO ORDER PLANTING MATERIALS
For the convenience of customers, planting materials can be ordered through the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.