[PDF Notes] Important facts on Jowar

(a) It forms the staple food for a large part of the population of Peninsular Plateau.

(b) It requires a temperature between 18°C and 32°C and can survive high heat and drought conditions.

(c) Rainfall between 50 cm to 100 cms is sufficient for the crop.

(d) The Black Cotton clayey soil is ideal though it can grow in a variety of soils from red, alluvial and yellow loams.

(e) It is generally sown by the Broad casting method.

(f) Jowar is largely grown in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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