Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 312

Short Communication

Introductory trial on hybrid millet (Pennisetum glaucum L. R. Br.) at different locations of District Karak, KPK, Pakistan

Inayatullah Khattak1, Mohammad Aqeel Khattak2 and Shahida Naveed3*
1NRM Coordinator, Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP), Bacha Khan Poverty, Alleviation Program, District Karak,Pakistan. 2Agricultural Research Station Ahmad Wala, Karak,Pakistan. 3Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 August 2011
  •  Published: 25 October 2011


An experiment was conducted on farmers’ fields to study the yield performance of hybrid millet “Badshah” at various locations of District Karak during Kharif 2010. The experiment was conducted in 6 union councils at 18 different locations of District Karak representing various micro agro climatic zones of the area. Data on days to flowering, days to maturity, plant population/m2, plant height (cm) and grain yield kg/ha were recorded. The investigations revealed that locations significantly affected all the parameters at P = 0.05%.


Key words: Hybrid millet, crop performance, farmers’ fields, District Karak, Pakistan.