Brown Top Millet

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Grasses

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With extremely rapid growth, browntop millet can fill narrow growing windows to produce a nice quality forage. Under ideal conditions…

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.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
60-70
Seeds/lb
120000
C/N at Maturity
High
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Medium Fibrous
Cold Kill (F)
32
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
1- 4

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
Lasting Residue
Very Good
Palatibility
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(F)
52
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
15-20
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
25-30

Tolerance

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