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Rising fodder shortage prompts release of two pearl millet varieties with superior and higher forage in south India 

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Resource ID

18550

Access

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Feed and Fodder

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets

Systems

Farming Systems, Crops and Livestock Systems

Locations

Asia, India, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

28 Aug 20

Title

Rising fodder shortage prompts release of two pearl millet varieties with superior and higher forage in south India

Keywords

Pearl Millet, Fodder shortage, Pearl millet varieties, Green forage, Feed and fodder, Innovation, Livestock,Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, IGFRI.

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, Crop Improvement

Story Partners

Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi; PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India

Author/Key contact

Dr S K Gupta

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1869-1, 28 August 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/rising-fodder-shortage-prompts-release-of-two-pearl-millet-varieties-with-superior-and-higher-forage-in-south-india/

Description

Two pearl millet varieties with 7.0% and 5.4% higher green forage yields as compared to national check Giant Bajra, were released for cultivation in five south India states. These have significantly higher dry fodder yield and superior/or at par forage quality compared to checks. The release is significant given that India has a shortage of 284 million tons of green fodder and 122 million tons of dry fodder. This demand is likely to grow further and India would require 400 and 117 million tons of green and dry fodder, respectively, by 2025.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

28 Aug 20

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

15-Life_On_Land, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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