Summer Crops

Pearl Millet Mali

Species different from conventional millet.

Material selected out of Equus Pearl Millet by giving priority to salinity resistance and branch-size capacity.

Higher resistance to marginal land than sorghum has.

Pretty good behaviour under droughts and high temperatures.

Excellent response to poor-fertility soils as well as to high-potential environments.

Outstanding response to fertility.

Excellent forage quality, even under marginal land.

Initial growth rate lower than sorghum's, but, with a greater productive capacity and with a more extended cycle.

Excellent animal palatability and digestibility.

Excellent behaviour in loose and heavy soils. Just like sorghum, it is not resistant to floods.

Excellent supply of fibrous forage for silage purposes.

Weight per 1,000 seeds
Campaign, 2016

8,35 gr.


COMPARISONS

 
SORGHUM FOR GRAIN GG 403
SORGHUM FOR GRAIN GG 409
DUAL PURPOSE SORGHUM GAPP 305
DUAL PURPOSE SORGHUM GP 307
SILAGE SORGHUM
GSC 622
SILAGE SORGHUM GPF 203 BMR
SILAGE SORGHUM GAPP 202
FORAGE SORGHUM GP 702 BMR
FORAGE SORGHUM F700
PEARL MILLET EQUUS
PEARL MILLET MALI
BEHAVIOUR
grain
grain
silage/grain
silage/grain
silage
Direct grazing / silage / deferred grazing.
Direct grazing / silage / deferred grazing.
grazing/hay
grazing/hay
grazing/ hay/ fiber silage
grazing/ hay/
fiber silage
CYCLE
short
intermediate
long
long
long
large
intermediate
long
long
long
long
DAYS TO BLOOM
55-58 days
65-70 days
80-85 days
78-80 days
94 days
78-86 days
68-70 days
72-74 days
70-75 days
  75-85 days
DAYS OF HARVEST MATURITY
107 days
120 days
                 
HEIGHT
1,25- 1,30 m
1,50-1,70 m
1,60-1,80 m
1,90-2,10 m
3,5 m
1,90-2,10 m
1,80-2,00 m
2,80 m
1,90-2,20 m
1,90-2,30 m
2,50- 3,00 m
TILLERING
pretty low
pretty low
medium
medium
medium
medium
medium
strong
strong
very strong
very strong
PANICLE
semi-compact
semi-compact
compact
compact
semi-compact
semi-compact
semi-compact
open
open
   
GRAIN COLOUR
brown
brown
brown
brown
brown
white
white
       
STALK SWEETNESS    
high
high
very high
(16°- 19° Brix)
high
very high
high
(12-14º Brix)
high
high
high
DIGESTABILITY    
very well
very well
excellent
excellent
(66 a 69%)
excellent
excellent
very well
very well
very well
PALATABILITY    
excellent
excellent
excellent
excellent
excellent
excellent
very well
very well
very well
GRAIN YIELD
very high
very high
very high
very high
 
very high
high
low
low
very low
very low

 


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