Rabeen Abdul Gafoor, Shalini Pillai P and Nishan MA
Millets, one of the ancient foods known to mankind, are often referred to as the crops of the future due to its adaptability to harsh soil and climatic conditions and ability to support sustainable diets. Among millets, finger millet, recognised as Ragi ranks fourth in importance. In spite of multi-farious benefits, millets are cultivated as rainfed crops in marginal lands with few or no external inputs. Therefore, nutrient management assumes paramount importance in boosting the productivity of the crop. Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) and organic nutrition are two means for achieving these goals of sustainability. It was found that INM had significant effect on finger millet in terms of growth and growth attributes, yield attributes and yield, nutritional quality of the grains, nutrient uptake, nitrogen ue efficiency indices, soil nutrient status and economics. Several studies have also brought out the positive effects of adopting organic nutrition in finger millet.
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