Japanese Millet

  • Fast Facts

    Quick Growing.

    Performs in wet soils.

    Winter Kills.

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    Japanese Millet is a close relative to White Prose Millet. It is unique as it is able to thrive in wet soils. It is an excellent forage and has a root system very beneficial to building organic matter, scavenging nutrients.  The quick growing top growth suppresses weeds and slows erosion.

    Type: Nutrient Scavenger (Grass)

    Planting Timing:  May 15- Aug. 15

    Seeding Rate:

    • Precision:
    • Drill: 15
    • Broadcast: 25

    Planting Depth:  .5 – 1.5 in.

Benefits of Japanese Millet

Nitrogen Fixer: n/a
Nutrient Scavenger: Excellent
Soil Builder: Good
Compaction Relief

Topsoil: Good
Subsoil: Good

Erosion Control: Excellent
Residue Decomposition: Good
Weed Suppression: Good
Grazing: Excellent
Forage Value: Excellent
Attracts Beneficial Insects: Poor


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