Water Management for Improving Pearl Millet Production under Irrigated Environment: A Review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-1990    | Article Id: R-1990 | Page : 225-229
Citation :- Water Management for Improving Pearl Millet Production under Irrigated Environment: A Review.Agricultural Reviews.2021.(42):225-229
Parveen Kumar, Amit Kumar akumar.dr2014@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, Haryana, India.
Submitted Date : 17-03-2020
Accepted Date : 24-12-2020

Abstract

Pearl millet also called “poor man food” is known for its drought resistance, well adaptation to harsh conditions like soils with poor water holding capacity, low nutrient status, problematic soils, etc. Irrigation has been recognized as a basic necessity for sustaining high productivity of various crops. Moreover, it affects the crop yield directly as well as indirectly by increasing their response to other inputs including fertilizers and various management practices. It is well known that water deficit is one of the major abiotic factors limiting crop productivity in the semi-arid tropics. Out of the various production constraints; low productivity of pearl millet is mainly attributed to its cultivation under dry land conditions and improper water management under irrigated conditions. So application of irrigation water offers the scope for improving the quality as well as productivity of pearl millet. Therefore, to augment the productivity of the poor’s man crop, review of the research work related to irrigation scheduling and moisture conservation practices of pearl millet has been presented here for directing the future research.

Keywords

Crop production Environment IW/CPE Pearl millet Water management

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