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Title: Japanese millet ("Echinochloa Crusgalli" var. "frumentacea") : Section 7.1.6, US Army Corps of Engineers wildlife resources management manual
Authors: United States. Dept. of Defense. Defense Natural Resources Council. Fish and Wildlife Committee.
United States. Department of Defense. Natural Resources Program.
Mitchell, Wilma A.
Keywords: Beaver pond
Duck field
Echinochloa crusgalli var. frumentacea
Habitat development
Japanese millet
Plant materials
Waterfowl food
Wildlife management
Environmental management
Issue Date: Aug-1989
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-89-13.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A plant materials report on Japanese millet (Echinochloa crusgalli var. frumentacea) is provided as Section 7.1.6 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report was prepared as a guide to assist the project biologist with the selection, cultivation, and management of suitable plant materials for wildlife and habitat development programs. Major topics discussed are description, distribution, habitat requirements, wildlife value, establishment, management, and cautions and limitations. Japanese millet is an introduced, annual, warm season grass that is an improved variety of wild millet (E. crusgalli). It can be grown throughout the United States and has been widely planted to develop waterfowl feeding areas. The characteristics, distribution, and habitat requirements of this species are described, and its value to wildlife is discussed. Guidelines for the establishment of Japanese millet include specifications for site selection, plot design, and seeding. Criteria are provided for the management of water levels consistent with maximum plant growth and seed production.
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