The perfect time to sow Karunthinnai (Black Foxtail millet) is somewhere between mid-August to mid-September in Tamil Nadu. The Kharif crop (summer crop) is sown during July-August in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and in Maharashtra.
Unlike other grains, this crop can survive dry spell conditions as it requires less water. The frequency of irrigation depends on soil moisture and climate. Overwatering is not suggested and thus it is important to quickly drain out water from the fields during the monsoons.
Harvesting time: 110 days
Production Quantity: 10 cents of area would yield 350kg of millet.