Babala - Standard Cultivar

Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum)

  • Easy to establish
  • Grows fast
  • Ideal to fill gaps in any fodder flow
  • Can either be grazed or used for silage
    • Standard cultivar: Common
    • Rainfall requirements: 400 mm +
    • Plant October to December/January
    • Babala is easy to establish and grows fast. Ideal to fill gaps in any fodder flow
    • Can either be grazed or used for silage. For best quality graze at a height no longer than 500mm
    • No Prussic acid precautions needed
    • Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

     

    Specifications
    Sowing rate (irrigation)
    25 kg/ha
    Sowing rate (dryland)
    15 - 20 kg/ha
    Annual Summer Grass

    Cool-season grasses produce ample forage in the spring and fall, but high temperatures and short-term drought stress often limit growth during the summer months. Therefore, there is a need for additional grazing, hay or green-chop during midsummer