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
|1.||Orissa||OLM 203, OLM 208, OLM-217|
|2.||Madhya Pradesh||JK-4, JK 8 and JK 36|
|3.||Andhra Pradesh||OLM 203, JK 8|
|4.||Tamil Nadu||Paiyur 2, TNAU 63 and CO 3,C0-4,K1, OLM 203,OLM 20|
|5.||Chattisgarh||JK 8, BL 6, BL-4, JK 36|
|6.||Karnataka||OLM 203, JK 8|
|7.||Gujarat||GV 2, GV 1, OLM 203, JK 8|
|8.||Maharashtra||Phule Ekadashi, JK 8, OLM 203|
Spacing : 22.5 cm between rows and 10 cm between plants within a row
|States||Fertilizer recommended NP2O5 K2 O kg ha-1|
|Bihar and Odisha||20:10:0|
Bio-fertilizer: Seed inoculation with Agrobacterium radiobacter and Aspergillus awamori improves seed yield.
Though there are no serious diseases on this crop, grain smut may be problematic sometimes, which is effectively checked by pre sowing treatment of the seeds with either Carbendazim or Carboxin @ 2g per kg seeds
It is the most serious pest causing significant yield losses.
Control : Early sowing with the onset of monsoon is an effective and cheapest method of control.
Source : Indian Institute of Millets Research