Hybrid Pearl Millet

Hybrid Pearl Millet is a common grain in the semi arid areas of Africa, south of the Sahara. Hybrid Pearl Millet is one of the most water-efficient cultivated plants. Its water requirement values fall between the proso and common millet. It survives well where dry land sorghums may fail to make a crop. Plant millet when soil temperatures reach 60 degrees F at seeding depth. It may be row dropped or drilled with a grain drill. Do not plant more than 1 inch deep.

 Hybrid Pearl Millet makes excellent grazing for livestock, and unlike Sorghums, there is no risk of prussic acid poisoning.

Planting Dates Soil Type Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
March-June Wide Range Good Fair
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting (Row) Planting (Broadcast) Planting Depths
15″ 8-10 lbs/acre 15-20 lbs/acre 1/4-1/2″
Planting Dates Soil Type
March-June Wide Range
Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Good Fair
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting (Row)
15″ 8-10 lbs/acre
Planting (Broadcast) Planting Depths
15-20 lbs/acre 1/4-1/2″