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.