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Establishment Millet Crop - Soil Fertilization

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Introduction

Panicum miliaceum L.

To give high yields, millet is very exigent to soil fertility status and to the degree of weed. For these reasons, in main crop for grain is desirable that millet are placed after autumn or spring cereals, annual forage or hoes (sunflower, corn, beet and potato), in successive crop for forage can be grown with good results after winter cereals, mainly barley and wheat, also as rye for forage or grain, mash, early potatoes.

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Soil Fertilization

Panicum miliaceum L.

Nitrogen is the main nutrient to be applied canary seed culture, it is recommended moderate doses of 50 to 70 kg N / ha for non-irrigated crop and 60 - 80 kg N / ha in irrigated crops.

Phosphorus is given depending on supply soil and plant fertilizers applied to preceding plant. Usually it is recommended 50 - 80 kg P2O5/ha. On soils with acid reaction (pH 5.5 to 5.8) the problem arises of applying potassium fertilizer (50 - 60 kg K2O) and lime amendments.

 

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