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Minor millet

TENAI (Setaria italica)

Variety / Hybrid

Common Name

Year of release

Yield Kg/ha

Duration in days

Special attributes

CO 2

Sadai Tenai

1942

2100

90

-

CO 1

Mosu Tenai

1942

2000

100

Suited for irrigated and rainfed

 CO 3

Perum Tenai

1943

1500

100 

Suited for irrigated and rainfed 

CO 4

Mosu Tenai

1972

2500

70

Suited for irrigated and rainfed

CO 5

-

1979

1500

95

-do-

CO 6

-

1994

3800

90

-do-

CO (Te) 7

CO 5 × ISE 248

2005

1855

85-90

Drought tolerant, high protein content

 

 KUDIRAIVALI (Echinochloa sp)

Variety / Hybrid

Common Name

Year of release

Yield Kg/ha

Duration in days

Special attributes

K 1

PLS from Tenkasi  local

1970

1000

85

-

CO 1

PLS from Palladam taluk

1979

1500

110

Non lodging, drought tolerant

CO(KV)2

Pureline selection from EF 79

2009

95 days

Grain : 2114

Fodder : 5871

High grain yield, Short duration, Drought tolerant, Non lodging

 

 PANIVARAGU (Panicum miliaceum)

Variety / Hybrid

Common Name

Year of release

Yield Kg/ha

Duration in days

Special attributes

CO 1

PLS

1984

1300

75

More grain, more fodder

CO 2

Local selection from Coimbatore

1984

1600

70

Non lodging, tolerant to drought

CO 3

PLS from local selection

1986

1800

75

More grain, more fodder

CO 4

PLS from local selection

1989

1700

70

-do-

TNAU 145

Cross derivative of

PV 1454 x TNAU 96

2007

70

Grain : 1819

Straw : 4600

Released as national variety, Long panicle with more branches

Resistant to lodging, Bold grains

CO(PV)5

Cross derivative of

PV 1403 x GPUP21

2007

70

Grain : 2318

Straw : 6675

Profuse tillering, Short duration, Drought tolerant, Palatable straw

TNAU 151

Cross derivative of

TNAU 96 x PV1673

2008

72

Grain : 1860

Straw : 4130

Released as national variety, Tolerant to shoot fly, Resistant to lodging, Bold grain

TNAU 164

Cross derivative of TNAU 137  x CO4

2009

70

Grain : 1893

Straw : 4130

Resistant to lodging, Tolerant to shoot fly, Tolerant to rust

 

SAMAI (Panicum miliare)

Variety / Hybrid

Common Name

Year of release

Yield Kg/ha

Duration in days

Special attributes

CO 1

-

1954

700

90

More grain, more fodder

CO 2

-

1972

800

85

-do-

CO 3

PLS from, germplasm MS 2369

1996

1100

85

Drought tolerant, high level of tolerance to major pests and diseases

Paiyur 1

Pureline

1997

870

(R)

 

105-110

High yielding

CO(Samail)4

CO2 x MS 1684

2006

75 - 80

2820

High yielding, Bold nutritive grains, Short duration and drought tolerant, Suitable for double cropping situations (Samai – Horsegram)

 

VARAGU (Paspalum scrobiculatum)

Variety / Hybrid

Common Name

Year of release

Yield Kg/ha

Duration in days

Special attributes

CO 1

-

1953

800

145-150

Non lodging, drought tolerant

CO 2

-

1970

1000

135

-do-

CO 3

Gengia selection

1980

3000

120

-do-

APK 1

Selection from Panivaragu culture PSC 5

1991

2400 (R)

100

Short duration, non lodging and non shattering suitable for early and late sown seasons withstand short periods of drought, tolerant to downy mildew, smut, ergot and stem borer

Paiyur 1

-

1994

700

125-130

Non lodging, drought tolerant

Vamban 1

PLS from "Pall"

1995

1683

95-100

Highly resistant to sheath blight and head smut diseases, tolerant to shootfly incidence