Pearl Millet

Crop TypeWarm Season Grass
Seeds / Lb60,000
Minimum Germination Temperature65F

Pearl Millet is an ideal warm season grass when longer season grazing is in mind. It’s been shown to have high protein content and high TDN from the large amount of leaf area it produces. It does handle intense grazing/high cutting frequencies as shown in research in Montana. It does tolerate high humidity with no prussic acid production which is important to note if intense grazing is the part of the goal. While Pearl Millet is drought tolerant, like all millets, it does prefer wetter areas.

Nitrogen Scavenger4
Soil Builder4
Prevent Erosion5
Weed Suppression4
Quick Growth4
Lasting Residue5
Make P and K Available3
Loosen Topsoil4
Suppress Disease3
Attract Beneficial Insects1

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent