Pearl Millet Cover Crop Plant

As a warm season annual forage, pearl millet is fast-growing, high-yielding, and excellent for summer grazing and silage. It is highly palatable and does not produce prussic acid, making it safer for livestock and horses vs. other available options. Increased nitrate levels could be a concern especially in the lower 6″ of the plant if drought, excessive heat, cold or high plant stress conditions are present – avoid grazing small plants or overgrazing. It also has some potential to reduce some soil borne diseases as well as root-lesion nematodes. Good biomass production enhances organic matter levels.

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Varieties Offered

Tifleaf III Hybrid Pearl Millet

Key Benefits

  • High-Quality Forage

  • Drought Tolerant

  • Fast-Growing Forage

  • Extensive Root System

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/ADrilled: 10 – 15
Broadcast: 20 – 25
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth½ – 1″
Minimum Germination Temperature65° F
InterseedNot Recommended
Seeds/LB60,000 – 80,000

Corn Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DFnicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron0.66 oz/0.75 oz21>30% stand reduction observed
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-9015-30% stand reduction observed
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinchmetolachlor1.67 pt15-50>30% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Prowl H2O 3.8CSpendimethalin3 pt44Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover | 15-30% stand reduction observed

Soybean Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Dual II Magnum 7.62E/CinchMetolachlor1.67 pt15-50>30% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Python 80WDGFlumetsulam1 oz14-120Wait 9 months
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 10 – 15
Broadcast: 20 – 25
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth½ – 1″
Min. Germ. F°65° F
InterseedNot Recommended
Seeds/LB60,000 – 80,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DFnicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron0.66 oz/0.75 oz21>30% stand reduction observed
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-9015-30% stand reduction observed
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Dual II Mag 7.62E/Cinchmetolachlor1.67 pt15-50>30% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Prowl H2O 3.8CSpendimethalin3 pt44Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover | 15-30% stand reduction observed

Soybean Plantings

swipe for additional information

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Dual II Magnum 7.62E/CinchMetolachlor1.67 pt15-50>30% stand reduction observed
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Python 80WDGFlumetsulam1 oz14-120Wait 9 months
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days