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Browntop Millet Food Plot Seed
Type Of Crop: Browntop Millet is a warm season annual grass that is a heavy seed producer.
- Origin: Southeast Asia
- Soil Adaptations: Well-drained soils of Southern US in slightly acidic soils with pH of 5.0 to 7.0. Will grow in soils of low fertility.
- Uses: Browntop is a leafy annual grass that grows from 2-3 feet tall
producing heavy seed yields in about 50-60 days after emergence. Use for wild game food plots, pasture, hay and seed production, and erosion control. Great food plot crop for game birds and may be flooded to attract ducks.
- Benefits: Very tolerant of acidic soils and low fertility. Nutritious food plot plant that establishes relatively quick.
- Nutrition: Produces good quality forage when young, shatters abundant
seed for game birds. 60 - 70 days to maturity.
Planting Browntop Millet Seed
- Plant Rate Drilled: 20-30 pounds of seed per acre
- Plant Rate Broadcast: 30 to 40 lb./acre or 2 lb./1000 sq. ft.
- Planting Time: May - August
- Planting Method: Well-prepared, firm seed bed 1/4 to1/2 inch deep
- Grazing: Can be grazed or cut for hay but is less productive than hybrid Pearl Millet or Sorghum Sudan grass when used for livestock grazing or hay production
- Food Plot Management: To provide food plots for game birds throughout the summer and into the fall make sure to stagger your plantings by three to four weeks.
- Use In Food Plots For:
Deer, Turkey, Duck, Dove, Pheasant, Rabbit, and Quail
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Browntop Millet Seed For Food Plot Facts
seed produces a fast growing millet that in turn produces large quantities of seeds. These millet seeds are use in food plots for game birds that are
highly attracted to the nutritious seed. This millet seed is grown in a variety of soils and climates. Browntop Millet is one of the few millets that can be planted and flooded for ducks OR planted in
dry areas for deer, quail, dove, turkey and other wildlife. Browntop is an early producer
and can supply seeds in about 60 to 70 days.
Browntop millet can easily be over-seeded in erosion sites, harvested grain fields
and added to conservation sites. It is used as a companion crop with many
grassing seeds for early planting and forage. Plant in early April through August
depending on the climate zone at the rate of 25-45 lb. per acre or in divided food plots
alone or in combination with other crops. Brown top is a non-aggressive
/ non-invasive plant.
Browntop Millet is an annual
grass, growing from 2 up to 5 feet tall. Browntop is used as a wildlife food plot crop, livestock summer grazing crop, for erosion control, hay production. It makes an abundance of seed which is attractive to
birds such as dove and quail. When planted in combinations with corn or alone and then flooded in the fall, it is one of the best food attractants for wild ducks available.
Browntop Millet is generally less productive for livestock grazing and hay production than Sudangrass or
Cattail Millet but is more rigidly stemmed. Browntop has much less mass in it's growth producing a better quality hay. Browntop will volunteer or reseed itself somewhat if the fields are not flooded
- Generally it is best to reseed each year to be sure of an adequate stand.
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