Japanese Millet (Echinochloa esculenta)
Also called Billion Dollar Grass and Barnyard Millet, Japanese Millet is used for forage/feed; annual cover crop/green manure; and wildlife habitat/ waterfowl.
Japanese Millet is an introduced, annual, warm-season grass that is grown as forage and wildlife habitat in the United States.
Different from barnyard grass, it has a compact inflorescence with reddish-purple seed with no awns.
Japanese Millet can be grown in wetlands and non wetland sites depending on the region. It doesn't grow well in sandy soils, but grows well in flooded soils and standing water as long as part of the plant remains above the water surface. Japanese Millet has a limited frost tolerance, but can be grown at low and medium altitudes.
In the right growing conditions, Japanese Millet as forage/straw produces great protein and calcium content; as cover crop/ green manure, suppresses weeds and can grow up to 4 ft. in 45 days; as wildlife feed for waterfowl it is the preferred food source for ducks, doves, turkey and pheasant. It is a favorite to many song birds as well.
For quantities over 500 lbs. (more than 10 bags of 50 pounds) please contact us by Phone at 800 253 7346 or click here for a price quote and delivery options.
Plant at 25-30 lbs. per acre