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Digitaria exilis

Common Name(s): White fonio
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=88° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=64° (F)
Precipitation: 35 to 63 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Poor sandy soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Cereal crop native to central Africa. Low humidity. Weed possibilities great. Caution warranted.
Crop not found in disease search.
Food - cereal, Animal Food - fodder
Tropical-wet and dry, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated, Western Tropical Africa
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