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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Varieties Offered

Tifleaf III Hybrid Pearl Millet

Key Benefits

  • High-Quality Forage

  • Drought Tolerant

  • Fast-Growing Forage

  • Extensive Root System

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

Corn Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DF nicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron 0.66 oz/0.75 oz 21 >30% stand reduction observed
Atrazine 4L atrazine 1-2 qt 15-90 15-30% stand reduction observed
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinch metolachlor 1.67 pt 15-50 >30% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended
Prowl H2O 3.8CS pendimethalin 3 pt 44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover | 15-30% stand reduction observed

Soybean Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88E Quizalofop 8 oz 60 Wait 120 days
Dual II Magnum 7.62E/Cinch Metolachlor 1.67 pt 15-50 >30% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Python 80WDG Flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120 Wait 9 months
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days

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

Corn Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DF nicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron 0.66 oz/0.75 oz 21 >30% stand reduction observed
Atrazine 4L atrazine 1-2 qt 15-90 15-30% stand reduction observed
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinch metolachlor 1.67 pt 15-50 >30% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended
Prowl H2O 3.8CS pendimethalin 3 pt 44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover | 15-30% stand reduction observed

Soybean Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88E Quizalofop 8 oz 60 Wait 120 days
Dual II Magnum 7.62E/Cinch Metolachlor 1.67 pt 15-50 >30% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Python 80WDG Flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120 Wait 9 months
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days