Pearl Millet Seed

Pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum L.), commonly known as bulrush millet is probably the most drought tolerant of all the cereals. It performs better than other cereals on poor soil under moisture stress, higher heat and shows spectacular response to favourable environment and better management. It is grown almost entirely as a rainfed crop in the semi-arid regions of South Asia and Africa where the mean annual rainfall ranges from 200 to 800 mm (Mahalakshmi and Bidinger, 1985).

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