Little Millet is an annual herbaceous plant, grown for its edible grains.
Little Millet was domesticated in India.
Major Little Millet growing countries in the world are India, Nigeria, China, Mali, Sudan, Ethiopia and Senegal.
Major Little Millet growing states in India are Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
Grains are the most economically important part of Little Millet.
Little Millet is grown in tropical as well as sub-tropical areas, up to an altitude of 2,100m.
It is a heat loving plant.
Little Millet is grown where rainfall ranges from 500-900mm per year
Little Millet has a heavy water requirement and also grows well in moderate rainfall of 50-60cm.
It has wide adaptability to different soil types, from very poor to very fertile and can tolerate a certain degree of alkalinity.
The best soils are alluvial, loamy and sandy soil with good drainage.
|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 Zinc||Nutrin Zn||650 g / hectare / application, a if soil Zn (less than 0.6ppm), repeat application is recommended based on deficiency||Foliar Application||Corrects zinc deficiency|
|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 Application||Fulfills micronutrient requirement|
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