MILLETS Crop of the Future

Millets crop of the future

 Millets Crop of the Future: Millets are ancient Super grains the reservoirs of nutrition for better health. Millets (sorghum, pearl millet, and small millets) are important food and fodder crops in semi-arid regions and are predominantly gaining more importance in the world and in India. The government of India has approved 2018 as the National … Read more

Miracle Barnyard Millet

Barnyard Millet

Barnyard Millet: Barnyard millet is a drought-tolerant crop and hence is grown as a rainfed crop. It can be grown successfully under partial waterlogged conditions. It is grown from sea level to an altitude of 2000 metres on the Himalayan slopes. The warm and moderately humid climate is good for raising barnyard millet crop. It … Read more

Browntop Millet

BROWNTOP MILLET: Browntop millet (Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf; Panicum ramosum L.) is an introduced annual grass that originated in South-East Asia. It is grown in Africa, Arabia, China and Australia. In the US, it is mainly grown in the South-East for hay, pasture and game bird feed. The browntop millet, called korale in Kannada, is … Read more

Types of Millets grown in India

Types of Millets grown in India

Millets: Small seeded cereal grasses: coarse grains: Nutri cereals/ valuable food grains. First crops to be domesticated Suited for harsh environment Crops of Climate change: Next-generation Crops Nutritious food grains: Fiber, Protein, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B Low glycemic index Contain Flavonoids: anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-carcinogenic & gastro-protective. 9 Types of Millets grown in … Read more