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Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:01


Panicum (millets) is a fast growing, warm season annual grass that is often used as a summer forage for grazing animals in summer irrigated areas. It is commonly used to fill feed gaps in late spring and early autumn for sheep and cattle.

Some farmers may prefer millets over forage sorghum because it can be sown earlier therefore grazed earlier and generally produces a higher quality feed without the risk of hydrocyanic acid poisoning. However, it has a shorter growing season and produces less dry matter when compared to sorghum.


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