Pearl Millet is a warm season annual grass commonly used for grazing as well as hay and silage production. Pearl Millet is desirable as a forage due to its high leaf to stem ratio and high yield potential. MS 2500 can reach heights of over 6’ tall at full maturity, making it more comparable to sorghum sudangrass than to other common hay millets. Pearl Millet will regrow following cutting or grazing and can be used in a multi-harvest scenario. Pearl Millet is drought hardy and grows well in light or sandy soils. It is moderately tolerant to saline soils but will not survive in standing water. MS 2500 is a hybrid forage pearl millet with excellent yield potential and forage quality.
- Planting Time: Late Spring – Mid Summer, Millet needs a minimum soil temperature of 60 degrees to germinate
- Drilled Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre
- Ideal Seed Depth: 1/2” – ¾”
- Millet can also be broadcasted and rolled or packed to gain seed to soil contact