Pearl Millet Seeds


Seed Specs

  • Average seed per pound: 82,300
  • Emergence time: 7 days
  • Minimum soil temperature for germination: 65 degrees Fahrenheit


  • Drill: 10 – 15 pounds per acre
  • Broadcast with light incorporation: 11 – 17 pounds per acre
  • Aerial or surface seeding: Not recommended

Cover Crop Information

Pearl Millet is an upright summer annual bunchgrass. The heads of the pearl millet resemble that of a cattail. It too is best suited for mid-summer plantings. The pearl millet has good nitrogen scavenging qualities, prevents erosion, and also does a good job of suppressing weeds in the summer. As far as grazing and forage is concerned, the pearl millet is better suited for such things as oppose to the Japanese millet.

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