Tifleaf III Hybrid Pearl Millet
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.
• Multi-cut, warm-season forage grass
• Coarser stems than Japanese Millet, but can produce more tonnage
Best Use: Pearl millet is best used for hay, pasture, and 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 18-24″. Mechanically harvest before heading at a height of 3 to 4 ft. Leave 6” of stubble for faster recovery after cutting or grazing. Regrows rapidly in warm summer months. Harvest in the boot stage for the most tonnage and nutritional quality
Planting Date: Mid-May – early July (soil 62°F+)
Seeding: ½”-1”deep. Drill @ 15-20 lbs./A. Broadcast @ 25-30 lbs./A
$82.00 / 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.
- Japanese Millet
- Hybrid Pearl Millet
- BMR Hybrid Pearl Millet
Minimal regrowth that may be direct grazed.
- Foxtail Millet
- Proso Millet
Click here to learn more about Alternative Forage Crops. by Dr. Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist at the University of Wisconsin.