Bajra crop survives under adverse climatic conditions. It is well adapted to growing areas characterized by drought, low soil fertility, and high temperature. It is grown in low rainfall regions, with annual rainfall ranging from 50-70 centimeters. It is a drought tolerant crop and is suitable for dry farming situations. Moist weather is conducive to growth during its early vegetative period. A temperature range of 20-30°C is best for its growth. It performs well in soils with high salinity or low pH. Because of its tolerance to difficult growing conditions, it can be grown in areas where other cereal crops, such as maize or wheat, would not survive.
In India bajra is grown over an area of 11.34 million hectares with total production of 5.5 million tons. It is grown everywhere in India The local varieties of bajra grow very tall and mature late. The yield of these varieties is also very low. But due to efforts of All India Co-ordinated Research Project several hybrids and composites are now available. These solve the problems of low yielding for farmers.
Nuziveedu Seeds monitors its seed varieties to give the farmer the highest quality. The R&D wing perseveres with the main objective to
- Develop high yielding hybrids with downey mildew disease resistance/tolerance for different zones
- Bajra (Pennisetum glaucum) is the most widely grown type of millet.
- It is a less water requirement crop.
- India is the largest producer.
- It is a rich source of carbohydrate & micronutrients
- Roti (made from Bajra has been the primary food of farmers in Gujarat.
Bajra : Pratap – NBH 1134
|Plant Height||:||160-175 cms|
|Days to flower||:||46-48 days|
|Days to maturity||:||75-78 days|
|Stem colour and thickness||:||Green & medium thick|
|Earhead compactness||:||Very Compact|
|Earhead length||:||25-28 cm|
|Grain colour||:||Attractive gray|
|Grain size and shape||:||Medium & globular|
|Special features||:||DM tolerant|
Bajra : BALWAN – NBH 4903
|Plant Height||:||220-225 cm|
|Days to flower||:||50-52 days|
|Days to maturity||:||80-85 days|
|Stem colour and thickness||:||Green& Thick|
|Earhead length||:||30-32 cm|
|Grain colour||:||Attractive light gray|
|Grain size and shape||:||Medium bold and globular|
|Special features||:||Tolerant to downy mildew disease,|