Millets

Biofortification in Millets: A Sustainable Approach for Nutritional Security

Nutritional insecurity is a major threat to the worlds population that is highly dependent on cereals-based diet, deficient in micronutrients. Next to cereals, millets are the primary sources of energy in the semi-arid tropics and drought-prone regions of Asia and Africa. Millets are nutritionally superior as their grains contain high amount of proteins, essential amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. Biofortification of staple crops is proved to be an economically feasible approach to combat micronutrient malnutrition.

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Vinoth, A., & Ravindhran, R. (2017). Biofortification in Millets: A Sustainable Approach for Nutritional Security. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8(29). doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.00029

Evaluation of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) genotypes for yield and yield stability in South Omo and West Hararghe.

Sixteen pearl millet genotypes were evaluated in randomized complete block design with four replications during 2011 at four locations to study the magnitude of genotype by environment interaction for yield and yield related traits and identify the most stable high yielding genotypes.

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Gebre, W. (2014). Evaluation of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) genotypes for yield and yield stability in South Omo and West Hararghe. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare.

Determination of Inter Row Spacing and Seed Rate on Productivity of Finger Millet [Eleusine Coracana (L.) Gaertn.], At Jinka, Southern Ethiopia

A field experiment was undertaken at Jinka Agricultural Research Center to determine the effect of inter row spacing and seed rate on productivity of finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.], at Jinka. The experiment was conducted with four levels of inter row spacing (30, 45, 60 and 75 cm) and three levels of seed rate (5, 10 and 15 kg ha-1). The treatments were arranged factorially and laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. Phenological and growth parameters such as yield and yield components, total biomass and harvest index were studied.

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Tekle Yoseph. 2014. Determination of Inter Row Spacing and Seed Rate on Productivity of Finger Millet [Eleusine Coracana (L.) Gaertn.], At Jinka, Southern Ethiopia. International Journal of Research in Agricultural Sciences. Volume 1, Issue 3, 172 – 176.