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Panicum milaceum
Synonyms: P.milaceum var. milaceum

Common Name(s): Proso millet
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 55 to 280 (days)
Abs.Max=113° (F)    Opt.Max=90° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=59° (F)
Precipitation: 8 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Very bright
Commonly used as wild bird feed. Certain varieties grown in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Needs warm soils. Shallow rooted. Not for sandy soils.
Pythium, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rust
Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - birdseed, Food - cereal
Subtropical, tropical-wet and dry, dry climate
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated, Widely naturalized
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