Panicum miliaceum

Panicum miliaceum

White proso millet

Warm season, short lived, annual bunchgrass. Used primarily as a grain crop, but also as an emergency forage or hay crop when primary crops have failed. Can be planted later in the year during hot conditions, and reaches maturity at 60 to 75 days. Hay palatability is not as good as grass hay, and forage yields are comparably low. Many varieties.  May be listed as noxious in some states.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
12 
- 14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
20 
- 30 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
32.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
200,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes