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Japanese millet

Japanese barnyardgrass

Gramineae Echinochloa crusgalli var. frumentacea (Roxb.) W.F. Wight

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a warm season annual grass from Asia grown to a limited extent in the Northeastern States for green feed, silage and hay. It is superior under cool summers to sudangrass or foxtail millet. Stems reach to 4 feet or more. Leaves are large, more than 0.5 inch broad. Seed heads are dense and drooping. once exploited as "a billion dollar grass" it is now grown much less than formerly. It produces good tonnage but is coarse and only fair in feed value.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch