Barnyard Millet is also known as Japanese Millet, Black Millet or Alkali Millet.
It is an annual warm season crop, that is cultivated on a small scale in India, Japan, China and Korea.
Japanese Millet is thought to have been domesticated from barnyard grass in eastern Asia and is sometimes also referred to as Billion-Dollar grass.
In India major Barnyard Millet growing states are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Grains are the most economically important part of Barnyard Millet.
Straw is used for animal feed.
Barnyard Millet is a drought tolerant crop and hence is grown as a rainfed crop.
It can be grown successfully under partially water logged conditions.
Warm and moderately humid climate is good for growing Barnyard Millet.
Barnyard Millet is generally cultivated in soils of marginal fertility.
It thrives best on sandy loam to loam soil having sufficient amount of organic matter.
Gravely and stony soils with poor fertility are not suitable for raising Barnyard Millet.
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Basal fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than/equal to 0.5%) and bulk denisty (less than or equal to 1.6 g/cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|At the time of sowing||Mycoxol4G||500 g / hectare / application, if soil pH (less than /equal to 7.5) and availale P (more than /equalto 15 kg/ha)||Soil Application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|3 weeks after sowing||Alpha Shield||Combination of Mycoxol 4G (500g /hectare) and Alpha Shield (1000g/hectare), if soil pH (more than 7.5) and available P (less than 15 kg/ha)||Soil Application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 4.5ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency||Foliar Application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Vegetative growth||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves tillering and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative growth||Nutrin Combo||650g / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Fulfills micronutrient requirement|
|Pre-flowering||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves tillering and reduces disease pressure|
|Pre-flowering||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Promotes emergence of panicles/spikes|
|Grain filling||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Reduction in chaffy grains|
|Grain filling||Nutrin Combo||1000 ml/hectare/application||Foliar||Fulfills micronutrient requirement|
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