Dhanashakti : A high-iron pearl millet variety

Rai, K N and Patil, H T and Yadav, O P and Govindaraj, M and Khairwal, I S and Cherian, B and Rajpurohit, B S and Rao, A S and Shivade, H and Kulkarni, M P (2014) Dhanashakti : A high-iron pearl millet variety. Indian Farming, 64 (7). pp. 32-34. ISSN 0019-4786

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Development of biofortified cultivars of staple crops can make significant contributions to reducing micronutrient malnutrition and several associated adverse health consequences. Pearl millet variety Dhanashakti, bred for high iron content, is an early maturing open-pollinated variety that has the highest level of iron content in any pearl millet cultivar produced so far. Dhanashakti also marks the first high-iron biofortified cultivar of any crop officially released and already adopted by farmers in the country.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dhanashakti ; Pearl Millet ; Millet
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 06:39
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 09:32
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8602
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