DRY MATTER PRODUCTION AND NUTRIENT UPTAKE OF RABI SORGHUM (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) AS INFLUENCED BY DIFFERENT DRIP IRRIGATION LEVELS


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  • C. SATISH, K. AVIL KUMAR, V. PRAVEEN RAO and M. UMA DEVI

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Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop and is the dietary staple for more than 500 million people in 30 countries and grown in an area of 40 million ha in 105 countries of which USA, India, México, Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia are the major sorghum producers.The sorghum area in India is 6.10 million ha (2012-13), out of which 3.78 million ha in the post rainy (rabi) season and in Telangana it is grown in 1.09 lakh ha area with  productivity of 1015 kg ha-1, respectively (DoES, 2014). Water is increasingly becoming scarce because of erratic distribution of monsoons and uncontrolled exploitation of ground water. The global challenge for the coming decades is to increase the food,fodder and fiber production, with less utilization of water and as water is a limiting input in near future. The present experiment initiated to maximize dry matter with less water.

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2017-05-05

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2017-05-07

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DRY MATTER PRODUCTION AND NUTRIENT UPTAKE OF RABI SORGHUM (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) AS INFLUENCED BY DIFFERENT DRIP IRRIGATION LEVELS. (2017). The Journal of Research, PJTSAU, 44(3). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/TJRP/article/view/70129