• MILLET
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    MILLET (Pennisetum glaucum)

    Millet is a staple food of millions of people in Nigeria especially in the Sudan-sahelian region; It is highly drought tolerant and gives reasonable yields on infertile sandy soils which would be unsuitable for other important cereals. Millet has only local importance and is consumed after processing into flour to make local dishes such as Burabusko, Tuwo, Kunu, Koko or pounded to make Fura and are also widely used in beer making. The straw may be fed to livestock or used for bedding and fuel.   Site selection Because it is not a high value crop, millet is predominantly grown as a rain-fed crop. Millet is known to be tolerant…

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