Millet Resistance to Drought

Cultivation of a crop called Millet began in China circa 2700 BCE. Millet was well suited for China’s arid western region as it is resistant to drought conditions.

Date:
      2700 BCE
Location:
      China’s arid western region


Additional Information:

  • Millet – Wikipedia
    Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.
  • Millet – The World’s Healthiest Foods
    Although millet is most often associated as the main ingredient in bird seed, it is not just “for the birds.”
  • History of Millet
    Millet is a kind of grain that grows wild in Africa and all across Europe and Asia. It grows about fifteen feet tall, grows fast, and doesn’t need very much rain, so it’s a good crop for dry or cold climates.

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