Scientific Name : Setaria italica
Common Name : Italian Millet, Kangni (Hindi), Kankum (Hindi), Rala (Hindi), Navane (Kannada), Thinai (tamil), Kang (Marati), Rala (Marati), Kangu (Oriya), Kora (Telugu)
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ICRISAT GeneBank conserves 1542 foxtail millet germplasm accessions from various countries. Browse the list of accessions in ICRISAT GeneBank
Foxtail millet is the second most produced millet after pearl millet and is an important food for human consumption in China, India, Korea, Japan, and Nepal [1, 2]. China ranks first in foxtail millet production (1.81 million (m) tons (t) from 0.72 m hectares (ha) during 2014). However, its area under cultivation has fallen drastically in the last 65 years, from 9.2 m ha in 1949 to 0.72 m ha in 2014, resulting in a decline in production from 7.79 m t to 1.81 m t, respectively . In India, foxtail millet was once an important crop in rainfed areas because of its drought tolerance. However, its area fell by more than half during the 1990s, mainly due to the introduction of more remunerative crops .
For more details on foxtail millet germplasm resources, genomic resources, refer the publication : Genetic and genomic resources, and breeding for accelerating improvement of small millets: current status and future interventions. Nucleus (2020) by Vetriventhan, M., Azevedo, V.C.R., Upadhyaya, H.D. et al.
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