"millet" has been given to various grasses with small edible seeds
which are generally borne on short (0.3 to 1.2 metres), slim stalks.
Pearl millet is the exception to this description since its stalks
are over twice as long (1.5 to 3 metres) and thicker.
millets have several common morphological traits the term millet is
not a strict classification.
The crop can
be planted on dry seedbeds before the onset of the rains.
seedbed preparations are not necessary. In sandy soils in Africa,
the ground is dug over with a hoe and weeded prior to planting.
soils are required since high temperatures encourage rapid
germination. However, prolonged droughts at sowing and during early
seedling stage greatly hinder growth.
Rye, Olive Trees,