Japanese Millet

SKU: 1096

$2.00 per lb.

Bulk Discount Pricing

2 - 9 lbs.
$1.80 / lb.
10 - 19 lbs.
$1.60 / lb.
20 - 29 lbs.
$1.40 / lb.
30 - 39 lbs.
$1.20 / lb.
40 - 49 lbs.
$1.00 / lb.
50+ lbs.
$0.80 / lb.

Japanese millet is a warm season annual grass that is grown primarily for forage and wildlife purposes. Similar to a pearl millet this species can provide ample biomass regrowth after hay or grazing stress. Japanese millet seed and forage is highly desired by wildlife. This species is prefect for saturated soil types as it can withstand the most moisture around its root than any other warm season grass that we supply. With a thicker stem than most millets, it grows 2-4 feet tall.

 

Basic Info

Maturity
Late May- Early July
Seeds/lb
180,000
C/N Ratio
16:00
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Winter Hardiness
Zone 5A

Use

Nitrogen Fixing Potential
Medium
N Scavenge
Medium
Dry Matter
3500
Lasting Residue
6
Erosion Control
7
Traffic Bearing
6
Grazing Potential
5
Forage Harvest
7
Root Type
Fibrous
Soil Builder
8
Cash Crop Interseeding
5

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

Advantages

Subsoiler
7
Surface Compaction
6
Rendering P & K
5
Traffic Bearing
6
Nematode Control
5
Disease Control
7
Allelopathic Effect
7
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
4
Crop Disease Risk
4
Effect Cash Crop
5
Ease of Establishment
6
Ease of Till-Kill
8
Ease of Chem-Kill
8
Ease of Mow-Kill
7

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

Planting

Ideal Planting Time
Spring or Late Summer/Early Fall
Ideal Planting Depth
1/4-1/2"
Min Germination Temp(F)
48
Drilled Seeding Rate (lb./A)
15
Broadcast Seeding Rate (lb./A)
20
Reseeding Potential
Possible

Tolerance

Japanese millet can grow in standing water or flooded soil as long as a portion of the plant is above water. It does not grow well in sandy soils or in colder climates.

Heat
4
Drought
5
Shade
7
Wet Soil Tolerance
9
Low Fertility
7
pH
4.6-7.4

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