Brown Top Millet

    Description

    With extremely rapid growth, browntop millet can fill narrow growing windows to produce a nice quality forage. Under ideal conditions seed will germination within 5 days and forage or seed will be ready to harvest within two months time. Very fine stems and leaves allows plant material to dry down effectively for dry hay production. Browntop millet is an effective nurse crop, much like oats, in stabilizing erosive hill slopes and providing cover for slower growing target species to become established. Research has shown browntop helps to suppress root-knot nematode within the soil. This species is very inexpensive, providing a full stand for less than $15 an acre. With the ability to easily reseed and that seed to remain viable in the soil profile for years, makes browntop millet an excellent regenerating food plot for wildlife.

    Brown Top Millet

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      Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs per acre.

        Description

        With extremely rapid growth, browntop millet can fill narrow growing windows to produce a nice quality forage. Under ideal conditions seed will germination within 5 days and forage or seed will be ready to harvest within two months time. Very fine stems and leaves allows plant material to dry down effectively for dry hay production. Browntop millet is an effective nurse crop, much like oats, in stabilizing erosive hill slopes and providing cover for slower growing target species to become established. Research has shown browntop helps to suppress root-knot nematode within the soil. This species is very inexpensive, providing a full stand for less than $15 an acre. With the ability to easily reseed and that seed to remain viable in the soil profile for years, makes browntop millet an excellent regenerating food plot for wildlife.

        When is the right time to plant?

        Brown Top Millet has a minimum germination temp of 52 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
        Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

        Basic Info

        N Fix Potential None
        Seeds/lb 120,000
        C/N at Maturity High
        Growth Habit Upright
        Root Type/Depth Medium Fibrous
        Cold Kill 32 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 1- 4 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity 60-70 days
        Lasting Residue Very Good
        Palatability Very Good
        Hay Harvest Very Good
        Regrowth Good
        Deep Compaction Fair
        Surface Compaction Very Good
        Weed Suppression Very Good
        Crimp Kill Difficult

        Planting

        Plant Depth 1/4 - 1"
        Min Germ Temp 52 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 15-20 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 25-30 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

        Heat Very Good
        Drought Good
        Shade Fair
        Wet Soil Fair
        Low Fertility Fair
        Low pH Soil Very Good
        High pH Salinity Good
        High pH Calcareous Good

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