Jowar World’s Fifth The Most Important Crop
Jowar is the third important food crop of the country after rice and wheat both in terms of area and production. Among the different kinds of cereal crops in India, jowar occupies a major prominence. Besides being a staple diet for the poorer section of the society, it is also used for animal feed and industrial raw materials. Different parts of the country have the potential to have this important cereal crop grown, which is also a major product of agriculture in many other countries. Since it can grow in semi arid climates, where other crops do not have a chance of growing, this crop has been grown in these areas. Requiring semi arid climatic conditions, the jowar crop has proved to be a good agricultural practice in the country. In comparison to other cereal food items, jowar has a significant value.
Importance of jowar as a crop is seen in its usage as animal feed and fodder, grown mostly in arid and semi arid climates of the world as well as in India. It is grown as a coarse grain. Its use in different kinds of commercial purposes is making jowar an important agricultural product in the whole world. It is used primarily as a livestock feed and fodder. Some places also have facilities to produce alcohol from jowar. The entire plant is used as forage, hay or silage. Sorghum has a sweet stock, which can be used as raw material for jaggery, ethanol, paper making and some other industrial purposes. In India, jowar has been included as a commodity in the commodity market. From the point of view of production, it is grown as a Rabi and kharif crop and also in summers.
Health benefits of jowar : It is gluten-free: Gluten is a protein component found in wheat and barley-based foods, and is believed to cause digestive problems such as bloating, pain and stomach cramps. Jowar, a gluten-free whole grain, is considered an excellent alternative for people who suffer from ‘gluten intolerance‘ and it is rich in nutrients as well. One cup of jowar has 22 grams of protein, which supplies the body with energy as well as aids in cell regeneration. It contains B vitamins, which help the body build new tissues and cells, as well as potassium and phosphorous. Additionally, jowar contains traces of zinc, copper and over 20 micronutrients as well as high levels of antioxidants.
Economic importance : In India , jowar ranks third in area and production after rice and wheat covering an area of about 7 million hectares , which accounts for 18 per cent of the world jowar area. Sorghum is a cereal grain crop mostly grown in india and Central America, primarily to ease food insecurity. It is the world’s fifth largest grain crop and India’s third most important in terms of tonnage. Sorghum is mostly grown in semi-arid or sub-tropical regions due to its resistance to harsh weather conditions. Sorghum, a grain, forage or sugar crop is among the most efficient crops in conversion of solar energy and use of water. Sorghum is known as a high-energy, drought tolerant crop. Because of its wide uses and adaptation “sorghum is one of the really indispensable crops” required for the survival of humankind.
After seeing the importance of jowar , India’s leading agrochemical company HPM chemical and fertilizers is providing new techniques and methods to increase jowar cultivation . HPM in the past numerous years had been an evenue for the creation of agro chemicals. HPM is attempting to give high yielding varities of agrochemicals to the agriculturists. These enhanced and better agrochemicals have impressively raised their homestead deliver. HPM’s Hitatox is the best solution for the jower growers . It s systemic product majority used for jowar , maize, cotton, paddy, sugarcane, potatoes, soybean & wheat. Hitatox is highly effective against a wide array of insects, mites, and some nematodes. Phorate 10% G an organo phosphate compound with cholinesterase inhibition action. It can be incorporated into the soil by in furrow or drilling application. It gives knockdown and longer duration of pest control. It is readily translocated through roots in the plant system. It also kills insects by contact and fumigant action. It is economical to use as single application provides effective pest control.