Pennisetum
History
Agronomic performance
Limitations
Future perspectives
History
Agronomic performance
Limitations
Future perspectives




      Pennisetum
P. purpureum is native from Africa

In 1913 the USDA introduced it in USA

Has been on limited use
as a forage plant
In 1920 it was introduced to Brazil

In Minas Gerais it is reported 7000 ha,
with an average of 8 ha per farm
Pennisetum
History
Agronomic performance
Limitations
Future perspectives
Pennisetum germplasm in Brazil

120 accessions

20 accessions
Pennisetum spp.

53 accessions
P. glaucum
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Pennisetum

  1. 1. Pennisetum History Agronomic performance Limitations Future perspectives
  2. 2. History Agronomic performance Limitations Future perspectives Pennisetum
  3. 3. P. purpureum is native from Africa In 1913 the USDA introduced it in USA Has been on limited use as a forage plant
  4. 4. In 1920 it was introduced to Brazil In Minas Gerais it is reported 7000 ha, with an average of 8 ha per farm
  5. 5. Pennisetum History Agronomic performance Limitations Future perspectives
  6. 6. Pennisetum germplasm in Brazil 120 accessions 20 accessions Pennisetum spp. 53 accessions P. glaucum

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