National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine


Millet Panicum miliaceum L.
A high-yielding cultivar, with good technological parameters of grain and excellent customers’ want-satisfying qualities of groats

Originator - Plant Production Institute named after V.Ya. Yuriev of NAAS.

Konstantynivske was included in the State Register of Plant Varieties Suitable for Dissemination in Ukraine in 2006 for growing in the Steppe.

Variety – aureum.

Mid-early. The vegetation period is 67-75 days. The cultivar ripens 10-12 days earlier than the check cultivar.

Mid-tall. The plant height is 110-130 cm.

The 1000-grain weight is 7.0-7.4 g.

Drought resistance, lodging resistance, shedding resistance.

Damage induced by smut races 1, 4, 5 – 11 (group I) is mild.

The protein content amounts to 14%.

The potential yield is 4.5-5.0 t/ha. The yield at the Business Enterprise Ukrkhlibdar (Poltavska Oblast) was 5.0 t/ha.

The cultivar can be grown in post-harvest and post-mowing crops, which is an additional reserve to increase grain production. Such sowing provides a yield of 1.5 to 2.0 t/ha.

It is also recommended to use this cultivar in mixed crops with pea and soybean to obtain highly nutritious feed mixtures balanced in protein and essential amino acids.

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