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Echinochloa crusgalli

Barnyard Millet

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Echinochloa crusgalli (Barnyard Millet)

Tall, robust, non-native annual grass cultivated as a cereal in the tropics and subtropics. If sown during the rainy season, reaches maturity in about six weeks with good yields of rather coarse fodder. Fertile, moist but well-drained soils required for high yields. Grows vigorously, tolerates temporary flooding, and can sometimes already be grazed three weeks after sowing. Often occurs as a weed in rice and cotton.

Additional Information:


Height
-48 Inches

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Spread
-15 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

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Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Root

Fibrous

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map