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Setaria italica

Common Name(s): Foxtail millet; German millet
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 60 to 120 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=61° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 25 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.3 to 6.9
Soil Texture/Type: Medium fine; fertile loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Requires warm weather during growing season. Most productive where rainfall is ample but US production mainly in semi-arid regions.
Pythium, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rust
Animal Food - birdseed, Additive - flavoring, Weed - possible seed contam., Food - vegetable, Food - bev base, Animal Food - fodder, Food - cereal
Subtropical-dry summe, tropical-wet and dry, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated
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