Titas/ BARI Foxtail millet-1

MILLET VARIETY: Titas/ BARI Foxtail millet-1

 

 

 

 

 

Main Features of the Variety

Developed by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh.
Method of development/origin This variety was selected and developed from a local germplam “Shibnagar” from Comilla district of Bangladesh
Year of release 1989
Main characteristics High yielding early maturing variety , plants are relatively strong and stout,   plant medium height (120cm), leaf green, stem hard, leaves are broad, panicles are long(18cm), thick, compact and hairy, creamy colored seed, 1000 grain weight 2.3-2.5 g. Yield comparatively 30-35% more than local variety.
Planting season and time Rabi: November 15 to December 15 in southern parts. It can also be grown in March 15 to April 15 as intercrop(Kharif).
Harvesting time Ripening  in rabi season 105-115 days and 85-95 days in karif season
Yield Yield in rabi season 2-2.5 t/ha and in kharif  season yield is lower than rabi season
Resistance/tolerance Tolerant to stem rot disease..

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