Preliminary Evaluation of Pearl millet – A New Crop in Nevada
Volume 15, Issue 1 - June 2022
Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott
Recent droughts have had enormous effects on Nevada's agriculture, where farmers faced considerable cutbacks in irrigation water supply. As a result, producers have expressed interest in the statewide needs assessment of alternative crops. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate pearl millet, a drought-tolerant and low input-requiring crop, as an alternative crop in Nevada and compare influence of two-row spacings 8 and 30 inches on yield and quality. Results demonstrated that pearl millet could be a viable crop in the nation's driest state and revealed a need for more research to determine best cultivars and management practices specific to Nevada.
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