Pearl Millet Cover Crop Plant

As a warm season annual forage, pearl millet is fast-growing, high-yielding, and excellent for summer grazing and silage. It is highly palatable and does not produce prussic acid, making it safer for livestock and horses vs. other available options. Increased nitrate levels could be a concern especially in the lower 6″ of the plant if drought, excessive heat, cold or high plant stress conditions are present – avoid grazing small plants or overgrazing. It also has some potential to reduce some soil borne diseases as well as root-lesion nematodes. Good biomass production enhances organic matter levels.

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Key Benefits

  • High-Quality Forage

  • Drought Tolerant

  • Fast-Growing Forage

  • Extensive Root System

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

Soybean

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 10 – 15
Broadcast: 20 – 25
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth ½ – 1″
Minimum Germination Temperature 65° F
Interseed Not Recommended
Seeds/LB 60,000 – 80,000

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 10 – 15
Broadcast: 20 – 25
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth ½ – 1″
Min. Germ. F° 65° F
Interseed Not Recommended
Seeds/LB 60,000 – 80,000