Millet intensification system by increasing sowing density and adjusting fertilization


Problem that technology is supposed to solve :

Low productivity of millet cropping systems.

Technical characteristics of the technology :

Increased seeding rate from 12346 bunches per hectare (distance between rows and within row 0.9 m × 0.9 m) to 24692 (0.9 m × 0.45m) combined with fertilization of 150 kg/ha NPK 15-15-15 +50 kg/ha urea at 15-21 days after seeding +50 kg/ha at 45 days after seeding); Increased grain and straw production by over 30%.

Economic characteristics of the technology

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- Economic profitability :

- Comparative advantage :

Improved productivity per unit area; Low cost technology; Better water conservation by reducing evapotranspiration through a denser canopy. 

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Technical sheet