PEARL MILLET

Pennisetum glaucum

Pearl Millet / Babala is a fast growing annual summer forage crop. This erect and robust grass has an extensive root system, aiding with the adaptation to a wide variety of growing conditions.

 

This grass is mostly used for grazing, but can be utilized as green chop, silage and foggage. It is also used as a grain crop in areas where maize and sorghum fail.

 

It is best adapted to areas where the annual rainfall is between 400 mm and 1500 mm.

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  • 1 - 5 t DM/ha/season in dry conditions

  • 8 - 12 t DM/ha/season under irrigation
    Depending on environmental conditions and management

  • Adapted to low fertility soils

  • Dryland cropping and under irrigation

  • Absence of prussic acid poisoning makes it safe for livestock

  • Excellent drought tolerance

  • Used as a windbreak in orchards

  • Attracts pollinators