Brown Top Millet in the USA is known as Urochloa Ramosa. Its introduction was mainly for managing forage or pasture using this annual and perennial warm-season grass. In the USA, Brown Top Millet is specially grown in the South-eastern areas, comprised of the non-wetlands in the coastal plains of the Atlantic and Gulf region, eastern Piedmont, and the Great Plains. These areas are rich in sandy loam soil, which is the best for growing Brown Top Millet.
Brown Top Millet tips for growing
Following is it general care taken during the farming and cultivation of Brown Top Millets –
- This millet is planted from mid-April until mid-August in most of the locations. If planted later then, there is a chance of getting a lower yield.
- Use traditional drillers to plant the seeds one inch below the topsoil layer, which is recommended for a better yield.
- The seeds should be covered with a firm layer of soil, which is half an inch thick.
- The seeds start germinating within five days under ideal conditions, and the forage is ready for harvest within two months.
- Fertilizers with phosphorus and nitrogen help in increasing forage productivity.