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Echinochloa frumentacea
Synonyms: E. crus-galli frumentacea; Panicum frumentaceum

Common Name(s): Indian barnyard millet; Japanese barnyard millet
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 40 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=77° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 18 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 4.7 to 7.4
Soil Texture/Type: Medium fine; light to medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Moderately Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Fairly drought tolerant. No frost tolerance. Mature early and are very palatable this stage.
Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia
Animal Food - birdseed, Animal Food - fodder, Animal Food - forage
Subtropical-humid, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy, temperate-continental
Geographical Origin:
Australia, India, Eastern Africa
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