|Although, finger millet is traditionally cultivated on marginal lands, experiments have suggested that it responds well to nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer application. It does not show good response to potash. Nitrogen should be applied at the rate of 40 kg/ha and phosphorus at 20kg/ha. The phosphorus should be applied at planting as basal fertilizer whereas nitrogen should be applied in two split doses; 50% as basal and remaining 50% 35 days after seedling emergence. Fertilizer application in bands near to seed/plant results in significant increase in seed yield. The above fertilizer recommendations may be modified based on the soil test results. Organic manures such as farmyard manure, compost, silt or earth from old village sites can also be applied at 2-1 Ot/ha.