Wonderleaf Millet will grow a little bushier and not as tall as sudan. It has a high leaf count and good yields. Start grazing at 12 inches, but make sure the roots are not being pulled up. Wonderleaf Millet should not be allowed to grow taller than 3 feet (or it will lose palatability), nor grazed lower than 6 inches
This is a warm season annual, similar to sorghum sudans, with no prussic acid. Dry matter production is 20 percent less than sorghum sudans with better digestibility and protein. Non-BMR Millet has smaller seeds, thus a lower seeding rate.
It needs a soil temperature of 65 degrees or more to germinate, and growth slows down when cool weather comes (September). Frost kills it, but it can still be grazed with no fear of prussic acid. Will tolerate wetter years better than Sudan. It needs good seed-to-soil contact and it’s not as competitive with existing grass as sorghum sudans. Like sorghum sudans, it can use lots of nitrogen. Available from Byron Seeds and KingsAgri Seeds.
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