An improved variety of Finger millet for better productivity

Earlier, I used to broadcast local varieties of finger millet without any application of fertilizer and weed management practices, this caused poor plant population, uneven growth and heavy weed infestation, resulting in poor yield. When I found out about line transplanting of finger millet from staff at MSSRF-LANSA, it was completely new to me. I knew about line transplanting of paddy, but never thought that same can be applied for finger millet as well. Out of curiosity, in Kharif 2016, I did line transplanting for an improved variety finger millet; GPU-67 in my 0.3 acres upland.

Name: Trinath Sukri
Village: Chikima, Block: Boipariguda, District: Koraput
Age: 52 years
Caste: Rana (OBC)
Occupation: Farmer (2 acres)
Family size: 4 (adults)
Read full story in English (Translated by Akshaya Kumar Panda and Aliza Pradhan) and Odiya.

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