Tifleaf III is a dwarf type hybrid pearl millet producing quick high yields (3-6 DM tons potential). It only requires 60 days to the boot stage. On average it can reach 4-5 tall at maturity. Tifleaf III has a high level of rust tolerance and high humidity adaptability. However it prefers well drained soils. This pearl millet seed for sale has a short plant stature which means that the forage produced is virtually all leaves. This high leaf mass assures Tifleaf III very high protein and high TDN values. With this hybrid you can count on producing the highest yield of forage production or grazing. Often used for continuous grazing around the country. Hybrid Pearl Millet is known for being prussic acid free. Tifleaf 3 is tolerant of the sugar cane aphid.
Best Use: Grazing. Can also be used for hay or green chop. Most frequently used in beef cow/calf and dairy operations
Adaptation: Likes good ground but can produce under low rainfall and low soil fertility.
Management: Begin grazing at 12″ and do not allow to grow taller than 3 feet for best palatability
Planting Date: Mid-May – early July (soil 65°F+)
Seeding: ½”-1”deep. Drill at 15-20 lbs/acre. Broadcast at 25-30 lbs/acre.
$95.00 / 50lb Bag
Millets are some of the oldest of cultivated crops harvested for food or feed. The crop is favored due to its productivity and short growing season under dry, high-temperature conditions.
Minimal regrowth that may be direct grazed.