Pearl Millet

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Angus86

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Does anyone know if it will it germinate on the surface with ample rainfall?
 

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I never did it on a pasture, but the millet that falls out of our bird feeders on to the lawn grows in big clumps every time it rains. Same with Milo.
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Angus86":w1k9yy9f said:
Does anyone know if it will it germinate on the surface with ample rainfall?

I've broadcast it on the surface of a prepared seed bed and just run over it with a rubber tire roller and got a very good stand of millet, made great hay at my first attempt.

Ken
 

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Pearl millet will not usually come up good in an unprepared no till situation unless the field is burned down w/ roundup and the soil agravated w/ a aerator of some sort first, getting pearl to germinate quick and consistently is key to a productive stand,so I always disc and level up the field so good seed placement at a consistent depth w/ good soil coverage is achieved. Pearl seed is high$ so taking time to prep is advised. Sounds like red river crabgrass will serve you best for overseeding
 
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So we're selling everything except the bull but it will be around April 20-30 before they're all off the farm/pastures. I've been dragging the pastures but nothing else. What should we do in preparation for over seeding red river or quick n big crabgrass?
 

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