Saturday, September 26

FOXTAIL MILLET / THANA HAL (Setaria italica) Irrigation, Weed management, Harvesting, Potential yield, Pests and diseases

Irrigation

After seeding in every 4 – 5 days until seedlings are established. Irrigate weekly interval during the dry period.

Weed management

Weed free environment is needed for 45 days to develop vigorous plant. Seedlings in rows facilitate weed control. 

Harvesting

Harvest is done when 80% of the panicles become brown color.

Potential yield

  • Irrigated – 2100 kg/ ha
  • Rain fed – 1150 kg/ha

Pests and diseases

Pests

  • Stem borer

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