Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Pennisetum clandestinum in Australia.

Abstract

The management system for P. clandestinum seed production used by the Eykamp Kikuyu Company (sole producers of P. clandestinum seed in Australia) in New South Wales is described. Crop growth and development, establishment and management, harvesting and processing, and seed certification and marketing, are discussed. Commercial seed yields are normally in the 200-400 kg/ha range.