Brown Top Millet is signal grass and is one of the rarest millets found. This millet seed can be grown in a variety of soils and climates. It is native to India and grows well in the dry lands of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh border areas. It is called koralee in Kannada. Brown Top Millet in Telugu is called Andu Korralu. Brown Top Millet in Tamil is known as Pala Pul.
Brown Top Millet grass is a wildlife food crop that is used by livestock for summer grazing. It also controls erosion and is useful in hay and food grain production.
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.