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International Journal of Agriculture and Nutrition

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B (2022)

Evaluating the performance of little millet (Panicum flexuosum) in rainfed agro-ecosystem cropping systems

Author(s):

Subhash Sharma

Abstract:

Little millet (Panicum flexuosum) is a significant cereal crop in rainfed agro-ecosystems due to its drought resilience and adaptability to marginal soils. This study evaluates the agronomic performance, yield components, and adaptability of little millet in rainfed cropping systems. Field experiments were conducted over two growing seasons in Anantapur (semi-arid) and Ranchi (sub-humid) to assess growth parameters, yield, and nutrient uptake. The results demonstrated that little millet can thrive in rainfed conditions, showing promising yield potential and significant resilience to climatic variability. These findings support the inclusion of little millet in sustainable rainfed agricultural practices to enhance food security and agricultural biodiversity.

Pages: 91-99  |  58 Views  16 Downloads


International Journal of Agriculture and Nutrition
How to cite this article:
Subhash Sharma. Evaluating the performance of little millet (Panicum flexuosum) in rainfed agro-ecosystem cropping systems. Int. J. Agric. Nutr. 2022;4(1):91-99. DOI: 10.33545/26646064.2022.v4.i1b.157