Pearl Millet

$2.88 per lb.

Bulk Discount Pricing

2 - 9 lbs.
$2.59 / lb.
10 - 19 lbs.
$2.30 / lb.
20 - 29 lbs.
$2.01 / lb.
30 - 39 lbs.
$1.72 / lb.
40 - 49 lbs.
$1.44 / lb.
50+ lbs.
$1.15 / lb.

Pearl millet is the highest yield potential among millets because of its hybrid heterosis. Because millet s have no prussic acid potential, hybrid pearl millet is preferred for grazing under conditions in which prussic acid might be hazardous. Millets, like any plant, can still accumulate nitrates and should be tested if high nitrates are a potential concern. Pearl millet is more tolerant of sandy and calcareous soils than sorghum-sudan, but less tolerant of heavy clay or wet soils. Pearl millet is usually higher in protein than sorghum but loses adaptability more rapidly upon maturity and unlike sorghums, pearl millet is safe for horses.

Basic Info

Maturity
66 days- boot
Seeds/lb
60,000
C/N Ratio
60:1
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Winter Hardiness
Zone 5A

Use

Nitrogen Fixing Potential
0 / NA
N Scavenge
8
Dry Matter
6,000-12,000
Lasting Residue
10
Erosion Control
10
Traffic Bearing
3
Grazing Potential
10
Forage Harvest
10
Root Type
Fibrous
Soil Builder
8
Cash Crop Interseeding
3

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Advantages

Subsoiler
3
Surface Compaction
8
Rendering P & K
5
Traffic Bearing
3
Nematode Control
10
Disease Control
5
Allelopathic Effect
3
Weed Control
8
Short Growth Time
8

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Disadvantages

Weed Potential
7
Potential Insect/Nematode Risk
3
Crop Disease Risk
3
Effect Cash Crop
3
Ease of Establishment
9
Ease of Till-Kill
3
Ease of Chem-Kill
8
Ease of Mow-Kill
8

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Planting

Ideal Planting Time
Early SpringAugust - October
Ideal Planting Depth
1/5 - 1/4"
Min Germination Temp(F)
42
Drilled Seeding Rate (lb./A)
15-20
Broadcast Seeding Rate (lb./A)
25-30
Reseeding Potential
Very Possible

Tolerance

Heat
8
Drought
10
Shade
8
Wet Soil Tolerance
9
Low Fertility
4
pH
4.5 - 9.0

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent