Some traditional genotypes of Sorghum from Hingoli district, Maharashtra
Uchitkar Balaji P, Dhabe Arvind S
Hingoli is one of the districts of Maharashtra state, it occupies an area of 4,526 km², comprising five talukas viz. Aundha-Nagnath, Hingoli, Kalamnuri, Sengaon and Basmath. Hingoli is a drought prone area. Nearly 32 % of its area comes under the rain shadow region. Annual average rainfall is 1011mm and drought is a permanent features. About 65% of agriculture is dry land farming and Jowar is the major crop after cotton and soyabean. Present paper deals with some traditional Genotypes of Jowar found in Hingoli district. Most of them are rare. They are used as medicinal plants and economically very important. It is the need of time to conserve them for the use of next generation. In the present paper the traditional genotypes of Jowar like Talki, Dadar, Dhamna, Bhendi, Goli, Mahu, Gunjavali, Pivli and Dukri etc, will be discussed.