Proso Millet: White

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$0.88 per lb.

Bulk Discount Pricing

2 - 9 lbs.
$0.79 / lb.
10 - 19 lbs.
$0.70 / lb.
20 - 29 lbs.
$0.61 / lb.
30 - 39 lbs.
$0.53 / lb.
40 - 49 lbs.
$0.44 / lb.
50+ lbs.
$0.35 / lb.

Proso millet is used strictly as a grain crop and has very little forage value, being both unproductive and unpalatable. However, it is one of the most water-efficient grain crops, and is used to provide animal feed in areas too dry for corn or sorghum. It is also used as a rapid maturing grain crop  when the growing season is too short for a full-season crop, such as when hail takes out the primary crop or for wildlife food plots.

Basic Info

Maturity
Late May- Early July
Seeds/lb
120,000
C/N Ratio
16:00
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Winter Hardiness
Zone 5A

Use

Nitrogen Fixing Potential
3/ 50-100
N Scavenge
5
Dry Matter
3,500-5,500
Lasting Residue
7
Erosion Control
10
Traffic Bearing
3
Grazing Potential
10
Forage Harvest
10
Root Type
Branching Taproot
Soil Builder
8
Cash Crop Interseeding
9

*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
8
Disease Control
5
Allelopathic Effect
3
Weed Control
7
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
8
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