Lawrence

Pearl Millet

Sowing Rate

4-15 kg/ha

Rainfall / Irrigation

250mm+

Lawrence pearl millet is a high-quality summer annual forage tropical grass that originates in sub-Saharan Africa. Lawrence pearl millet is a dwarf to semi-dwarf plant type. Traditionally grown in regions too hot and dry for maize and sorghums, Lawrence pearl millet is probably the most drought-resistant summer grain crop. Lawrence pearl millet is best suited to sandy or light loams and moist but well-drained soils. The crop has a high-temperature requirement for growth and usually flowers from 40 to 55 days.

 

Key Benefits & Features:

» Fast  to establishment and first graze in 6 to 8 weeks
» Suitable for grazing and hay production 
» Requires soil temps of 20 degree’s plus for germination 
» No animal health issues, unlike sorghums 
» Varieties available: Lawrence (semi-dwarf type)

 

Sowing Rate:

4-15 kg/ha

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