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Sorghum popularly known as jowar is the most important food and fodder crop of dry land agriculture. The cereal crop is perennial in nature and possessing corn like leaves and bearing the grain in a compact cluster. Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world after wheat, rice, maize and barley. It is found in the arid and semi arid parts of the world, due to its feature of being extremely drought tolerant. The nutritional value of sorghum is same as of that of corn and that is why it is gaining importance as livestock feed. Sorghum is also used for ethanol production, producing grain alcohol, starch production, production of adhesives and paper other than being used as food and feed.

Jowar is one of the major staple food grain crops in India. Out of the total area under jowar cultivation in India, 50% is cultivated in Maharashtra. Whereas out of the total production of Jowar in the nation, 52% is from Maharashtra. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
One more advantage of this crop is that it can be grown in both Kharif and Rabi season. Also, it can handle and grow on a wide range of soil types starting from fertile to less nutrient soils but an effective output largely depends on soil moisture, resistance and porosity.

Nuziveedu Seeds – Unlocking the Potential of Sorghum

Nuziveedu Seeds has realized that there is a wide scope to make the crop popular in dry farming areas and that this crop requires redesigning of agricultural strategy to improve the productivity of the crop by introducing new Hybrid seeds and improving input facilities. Nuziveedu Seeds, with intense R&D efforts has already produced some excellent products which are giving remarkable results. With the rich potential of Jowar, Nuziveedu Seeds is all set to deliver future product lines, in this ‘wonder crop’ and presently, Nuziveedu Seeds breeders are conducting trials with the main objectives of

  • Development of high yielding hybrids with aphids, shoot fly & grain mold tolerance.
  • More emphasis is given for medium maturity group.
  • Specific objective of breeding for grain yield, quality & disease resistance.
Jowar Products
Some Key Facts of Jowar
  • Jowar is a genus of numerous species of grasses.
  • Grain Jowar is the fifth most important cereal crop grown in the world.
  • Jowar requires less water for agriculture.
  • Jowar is about 70 percent starch and a good energy source.
  • Good source of B-complex vitamins.
Jowar : Sona – NSH 27
Plant Height : Medium Tall ( 205 – 215 cm)
Flowering Time : Kharif 58– 63 days, Rabi 63 – 68 days
Duration : Kharif 100 – 105 days, Rabi 110 – 115 days
Grain Quality : Bold round lustrous grain
Earhead type : long loose & well exerted ear heads
Yield potential : 30-35 q/ac
Special features : Very high grain & fodder Yielder, Tolerant to Aphids

Jowar : Bhakti – NSH 99
Plant Height : Medium Tall ( 190 – 200 cm)
Flowering Time : Kharif 60– 65 days, Rabi 65 – 70 days
Duration : Kharif 105 – 110 days, Rabi 115 – 120 days
Grain Quality : Bold round lustrous grain
Earhead type : Spindle long & well exerted ear heads
Yield potential : 35-40 q/ac
Special features : Very high grain & fodder Yielder, Tolerant to Aphids

Jowar : Mukti – NSH 54
Plant Height : Medium Tall ( 185 – 195 cm)
Flowering Time : Kharif 60 – 65 days
Duration : Kharif 100 – 110 days
Grain Quality : Bold round lusterous grain
Earhead type : Bold conical semiloose & well exerted.
Yield potential : 25 – 30 q/ac
Special features : High grain & fodder Yielder , Tolerant to Aphids

Jowar : MOTI – NRJ 01
Plant Height : Tall (230-300 cm)
Days to Flower : Medium (65-70 cm)
Days to maturity : 130 days
Lemma:arista formation   strong
panicle length   Short (11-20cm)
Panicle cmpactness   Semiloose
Panicle shape   Symmetric/elleptical
Threshability : Freely threshable
Grain Colour after threshing : Pearly White
Grain Size : Bold Grain
Grain Lustuer : lustrous

Jowar : Krishna – NSH 54
Plant Height : 200 – 210 cm
Duration : Kharif: 105 – 110 days, Rabi: 110 – 120 days
Grain Quality : Medium bold lustrous grain
Earhead type : Bold and semi-loose
Special features : Bold earhead and high grain yield, Medium bold lustrous grain, Semi loose earhead & tolerant to disease, Thick stem and high fodder yield

Bhakti – NSH 99
Plant Height : Tall (180-200cm)
Duration : 80-85 days
Grain Quality : medium & globular
Earhead Size : compact long(32-35cms)
Special features :
  • Bold Panicle very high grain yield
  • Thick stem very high fodder yield
  • Medium bold grains
  • Tolerant to stress