Pearl Millet

Species: Pearl millet [Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeka]
Cultivars:
Origin: Africa
Use: Grazing, silage, hay, wildlife.
Description:
General:
Life Span:
5-8 feet tall, erect, large compact panicle.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
5.5-7.0
Sandy-loam
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
12-15 lb/A
April-May
0.25-0.50 inch
$6-8/A; $0.5-0.8/lb
June-September
5000-10000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Does not cause prussic acid poisoning.
  • May cause nitrate poisoning.
  • Safe to feed to horses.
  • Hay is difficult to cure.

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