Pennisetum glaucum (Pearl millet)

Warm season, tall annual grass adapted to well-drained, low-fertility soils. Performs well in high salinity or low pH areas. One of the most drought resistant cereal grasses. Highly palatable and nutritious annual forage. Used for grazing, silage, hay, green chop, green manure and wild bird habitat. Most widely grown type of millet; often preferred forage over other millets such as Japanese millet (Echinochloa esculenta) and Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum).

DISTRIBUTION / ADAPTATION

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Annual/Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

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Annual Precipitation:  48in. - 96in.

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