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Pearl Millet

Postby tncattle » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:59 pm

Can we broadcast Pearl Millet in pastures that already have clover & Fescue?

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Re: Pearl Millet

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:24 pm

It will not compete.
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Re: Pearl Millet

Postby Angus86 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:27 pm

Does anyone know if it will it germinate on the surface with ample rainfall?

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Re: Pearl Millet

Postby greybeard » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:45 am

I never did it on a pasture, but the millet that falls out of our bird feeders on to the lawn grows in big clumps every time it rains. Same with Milo.
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Re: Pearl Millet

Postby wbvs58 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:26 am

Angus86 wrote:Does anyone know if it will it germinate on the surface with ample rainfall?


I've broadcast it on the surface of a prepared seed bed and just run over it with a rubber tire roller and got a very good stand of millet, made great hay at my first attempt.

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Re: Pearl Millet

Postby Turkeybird » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:52 am

Pearl millet will not usually come up good in an unprepared no till situation unless the field is burned down w/ roundup and the soil agravated w/ a aerator of some sort first, getting pearl to germinate quick and consistently is key to a productive stand,so I always disc and level up the field so good seed placement at a consistent depth w/ good soil coverage is achieved. Pearl seed is high$ so taking time to prep is advised. Sounds like red river crabgrass will serve you best for overseeding

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Re: Pearl Millet

Postby tncattle » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:14 am

So we're selling everything except the bull but it will be around April 20-30 before they're all off the farm/pastures. I've been dragging the pastures but nothing else. What should we do in preparation for over seeding red river or quick n big crabgrass?

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Re: Pearl Millet

Postby Turkeybird » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:24 pm

I have no tilled in w/ brown top


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