A number of varieties with high yield potential have been released for different states. The list of latest and popular varieties recommended for different states are given below
Co-5, TNAU 151, TNAU 164, TNAU 145, TNAU 202, CO 4, K2, CO 3,CO 2, GPUP 21, GPUP 8
PRC 1, TNAU 145, 164, 151, CO 4
GPUP 8 and GPUP 21, TNAU 145, 164
BR-7, TNAU 164, 145, PR 18
Sagar, Nagarjuna, CO 4, CO 3
- The rainy season crop is sown in onset of monsoon preferable in July.
- September –October in Tamil nadu and Andhra Pradesh
- Mid March-mid May in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh as irrigated catch crop
- It is chiefly grown in central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, western Bihar, North Eastern states and Andhra Pradesh
25 cms between rows and 10 cm between plants within a row
- 10 kg ha for line sowing
- 15 kg ha for broad casting
- Apply 5 tones of farm yard manure per hectare 2-3 weeks prior to sowing.
- fertilizer required for different states is as follows
Fertilizer recommended NPK kg ha
Bihar and Tamil nadu
- Two inter cultivations and one hand weeding in line sowing
- Pre-emergent spray of Isoproturon @0.5 kg.a.i. ha in broadcasted crop
- Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: Intercropping of Proso millet + green gram in 2:1
- Western Bihar: Potato - Proso millet cropping sequence is profitable.
There are no serious diseases on this crop.Pests
Shootfly is the most serious pest of proso millet causing significant yield losses.
Early sowing with the onset of monsoon is an effective and cheapest method of control.
Source : Indian Institute of Millets Research