German Foxtail Millet

This annual warm season grass which grows from 2 to 4 feet under cultivation can be grown in almost any area that has warm weather during the growing season and sufficient rain for any other crop. Used as a pasture or hay crop German Foxtail has excellent drought tolerance.

Foxtail Millet has limited re-growth capacity that limits them to one cutting or grazing. It is an open pollinated variety that makes quick forage or cover crop. It can also be used for wildlife as birds use the small seed.

Planting Dates Soil Type Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
March-June Wide Range Good Poor
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting (Row) Planting (Broadcast) Planting Depths
18″ 10-15 lb per ac 15-25 lb per ac 1/4 to 1/2 inch
Planting Dates Soil Type
March-June Wide Range
Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Good Poor
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting (Row)
18″ 10-15 lb per ac
Planting (Broadcast) Planting Depths
15-25 lb per ac 1/4 to 1/2 inch