Panicum miliaceum (proso millet)

Warm season, drought tolerant annual grass preferring moist to dry conditions in a range of soil types, including poor, thin soils; shallow rooted. Intolerant of high salinity. One of the lowest water requirements of any grain species. Fast to establish and grow, reaching maturity quickly. Plant for erosion control, in rotations with winter annuals, or into stubble fields in a double crop system. Leafiness, palatability and forage yields are lower than many other annual hays such as Foxtail millet (Setaria italica). Excellent in wildlife food plots for game birds.

DISTRIBUTION / ADAPTATION

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Graminoid

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Mature Height: 20in. - 60in.

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