SPS Millet 'n' Herbs

The high quality, trouble free summer crop

Enterprise Type

Sowing Rate

15 kg/ha

700mm+
  • Diamondback moth, cabbage moth and cabbage white butterfly resistant
  • Outstanding bulk summer feed with excellent regrowth even under hot conditions, given moisture availability
  • Provides a strong chicory and clover based pasture for ryegrass to be direct drilled the following autumn
  • Quick transition from summer crop to winter/spring pasture, minimising the downtime period from autumn sowing to grazing

This blend combines millet with chicory and white clover, increasing the quality of the crop and therefore animal performance over a stand alone millet crop. Shirohie millet has been a popular summer crop to sow over many years. It's fast to establish, is heat tolerant and can produce quick green feed during the summer depending on rainfall availability or irrigation.

Optimum sowing time: November - December (soil needs to be 16-18 degrees and rising)
Soil type: Clay - loam
Fertility requirements: Medium - high
Optimum first grazing: Approx 30-40cm in height

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