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Japanese Millet Seed
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Japanese Millet is popularly known as "Billion-Dollar Grass," and those aiming to attract duck to their property believe it's worth every cent! This variety of millet is able to handle standing water as long as the seedling does not become totally submerged.

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  • Application or Use: Cover Crop, Erosion Control, Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing, Food Plot
  • Germination Time: 5 - 7 days, under optimal conditions
  • Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season
  • Height: 3 - 5 feet
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results
  • Advantages: Very tolerant to wet conditions; strong nurse crop to protect slower growing legumes.
  • When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.

 

Product Details

  • Non-GMO
  • Able to handle standing water
  • Commonly used for feeding ducks
  • Great for erosion control
  • Quick growing companion crop with perennial grasses and legumes

 

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Japanese Millet Seed is commonly used for feeding ducks, as this millet will grow in flooded soils or standing water. Japanese millet is a tall, medium stalked millet that has a 65-90 day life span. Japanese millet is great for dove fields, duck ponds, deer feed, pheasant feed, cover crops, bird seed, erosion control and much more.

Japanese millet is an exceptional wildlife plant. It is a choice duck food, and is eaten by 17 species of northeastern waterfowl. This food is also used by five upland game birds and many non-game birds, such as sparrows, finches, and cardinals. Leaves and seed-heads are eaten by rabbits and muskrats. As an erosion control plant it is used as a quick growing companion crop with perennial grasses and legumes and is especially suited to wet sites.

Japanese Millet, more commonly referred to as "billion-dollar grass," is an introduced annual. It has coarse leaves and varies from 1 to 5 ft. in height, depending on available moisture and fertility. The seed-head is a compact panicle-type inflorescence four to eight in. long, purplish in color, with awnless seeds. Billion-dollar grass produces a much heavier seed yield than the wild species. There are approximately 155,000 seeds per lb.

Japanese millet is well suited for areas with wet conditions. With a tolerance for wet and muddy soil conditions while growing, japanese millet is able to be flooded while growing as long as its leaves remain above water. After maturity is reached, a japanese millet plot is able to be flooded and used as a duck pond due to its tolerance for wetness. This tolerance for wetter conditions also makes japanese millet a strong nurse crop to protect slower growing, more tender legumes.

Japanese Millet was previously a major source of sustenance in Japan, Korea, China, and India, and remains a smaller crop in those regions to this day. It has slowly lost popularity for food purposes as better varieties of rice have been cultivated to withstand colder temperatures, which was previously Japanese Millet's main claim to fame. Still, the crop remains popular as a source of food for all varieties of birds!

Japanese Millet Seed is Non-GMO

*Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured.

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Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
20 lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 Inch
Seeding Rate
25 - 30 lbs per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer
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Japanese millet duck food plots should be planted before the rainy season allowing the plant to sprout and begin growing before the standing water comes in. This millet can handle standing water if the young plant doesn't become completely submerged. Japanese millet is most successful when planted on prepared soil, although japanese millet will germinate and grow just about anywhere. For duck food plots, plant the japanese millet early in the summer (June-July) depending on the start date of your duck season. Japanese millet seed heads will hold on longer than most millet varieties, even in standing water. The seed will slowly drop out of the seed head feeding the ducks over time.

Japanese millet planted for dove fields should be planted at 5 to 10 lbs. per acre spacing out the plants. By spacing the plants out it will allow the birds to locate the seed much easier after the plants are mowed or harvested. Planting japanese millet too thick will decrease the plants seed production and create an abundance of plant material preventing the birds from locating the seed after mowing and harvesting. It may seem like a small amount for a entire acre but 5 lbs. planted properly will completely cover the soil and provide plenty of seed for your birds.

Seed may be drilled or broadcast and incorporated to a one inch depth on upland sites. In wetland areas, draw down water levels and broadcast seed on top of wet ground. Seeding rate for pure stands is 20 lbs./acre when drilled and 25-30 lbs./acre if broadcast. In a mixture reduce rate to 8-12 lbs./acre. Planting is recommended after the last killing frost in the spring. The seeding date may be timed to synchronize the maturity date of seed with the fall migration of specific migratory birds.

As an upland food source, japanese millet should be planted in pure stands as a field crop. For waterfowl, wetland areas planted in the spring should not be reflooded until the plants are at least six inches tall. During the migratory season, it is best to wait to flood until the crop is 12-18 in. Japanese Millet should be replanted annually to ensure a healthy growth.

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Japanese Millet is popularly known as "Billion-Dollar Grass," and those aiming to attract duck to their property believe it's worth every cent! This variety of millet is able to handle standing water as long as the seedling does not become totally submerged.

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Japanese Millet is popularly known as "Billion-Dollar Grass," and those aiming to attract duck to their property believe it's worth every cent! This variety of millet is able to handle standing water as long as the seedling does not become totally...
Japanese Millet is popularly known as "Billion-Dollar Grass," and those aiming to attract duck to their property believe it's worth every cent! This variety of millet is able to handle standing water as long as the seedling does not become totally submerged. Product Information Application or Use: Cover Crop, Erosion Control, Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing, Food Plot Germination Time: 5 - 7 days, under optimal conditions Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season Height: 3 - 5 feet Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results Advantages: Very tolerant to wet conditions; strong nurse crop to protect slower growing legumes. When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.   Product Details Non-GMO Able to handle standing water Commonly used for feeding ducks Great for erosion control Quick growing companion crop with perennial grasses and legumes   Product Information Japanese Millet Seed is commonly used for feeding ducks, as this millet will grow in flooded soils or standing water. Japanese millet is a tall, medium stalked millet that has a 65-90 day life span. Japanese millet is great for dove fields, duck ponds, deer feed, pheasant feed, cover crops, bird seed, erosion control and much more. Japanese millet is an exceptional wildlife plant. It is a choice duck food, and is eaten by 17 species of northeastern waterfowl. This food is also used by five upland game birds and many non-game birds, such as sparrows, finches, and cardinals. Leaves and seed-heads are eaten by rabbits and muskrats. As an erosion control plant it is used as a quick growing companion crop with perennial grasses and legumes and is especially suited to wet sites. Japanese Millet, more commonly referred to as "billion-dollar grass," is an introduced annual. It has coarse leaves and varies from 1 to 5 ft. in height, depending on available moisture and fertility. The seed-head is a compact panicle-type inflorescence four to eight in. long, purplish in color, with awnless seeds. Billion-dollar grass produces a much heavier seed yield than the wild species. There are approximately 155,000 seeds per lb. Japanese millet is well suited for areas with wet conditions. With a tolerance for wet and muddy soil conditions while growing, japanese millet is able to be flooded while growing as long as its leaves remain above water. After maturity is reached, a japanese millet plot is able to be flooded and used as a duck pond due to its tolerance for wetness. This tolerance for wetter conditions also makes japanese millet a strong nurse crop to protect slower growing, more tender legumes. Japanese Millet was previously a major source of sustenance in Japan, Korea, China, and India, and remains a smaller crop in those regions to this day. It has slowly lost popularity for food purposes as better varieties of rice have been cultivated to withstand colder temperatures, which was previously Japanese Millet's main claim to fame. Still, the crop remains popular as a source of food for all varieties of birds! Japanese Millet Seed is Non-GMO *Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured.
Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
20 lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 Inch
Seeding Rate
25 - 30 lbs per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

Instructions

Japanese millet duck food plots should be planted before the rainy season allowing the plant to sprout and begin growing before the standing water comes in. This millet can handle standing water if the young plant doesn't become completely submerged. Japanese...
Japanese millet duck food plots should be planted before the rainy season allowing the plant to sprout and begin growing before the standing water comes in. This millet can handle standing water if the young plant doesn't become completely submerged. Japanese millet is most successful when planted on prepared soil, although japanese millet will germinate and grow just about anywhere. For duck food plots, plant the japanese millet early in the summer (June-July) depending on the start date of your duck season. Japanese millet seed heads will hold on longer than most millet varieties, even in standing water. The seed will slowly drop out of the seed head feeding the ducks over time. Japanese millet planted for dove fields should be planted at 5 to 10 lbs. per acre spacing out the plants. By spacing the plants out it will allow the birds to locate the seed much easier after the plants are mowed or harvested. Planting japanese millet too thick will decrease the plants seed production and create an abundance of plant material preventing the birds from locating the seed after mowing and harvesting. It may seem like a small amount for a entire acre but 5 lbs. planted properly will completely cover the soil and provide plenty of seed for your birds. Seed may be drilled or broadcast and incorporated to a one inch depth on upland sites. In wetland areas, draw down water levels and broadcast seed on top of wet ground. Seeding rate for pure stands is 20 lbs./acre when drilled and 25-30 lbs./acre if broadcast. In a mixture reduce rate to 8-12 lbs./acre. Planting is recommended after the last killing frost in the spring. The seeding date may be timed to synchronize the maturity date of seed with the fall migration of specific migratory birds. As an upland food source, japanese millet should be planted in pure stands as a field crop. For waterfowl, wetland areas planted in the spring should not be reflooded until the plants are at least six inches tall. During the migratory season, it is best to wait to flood until the crop is 12-18 in. Japanese Millet should be replanted annually to ensure a healthy growth.
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Japanese Millet is popularly known as "Billion-Dollar Grass," and those aiming to attract duck to their property believe it's worth every cent! This variety of millet is able to handle standing water as long as the seedling does not become totally submerged.

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Japanese Millet is popularly known as "Billion-Dollar Grass," and those aiming to attract duck to their property believe it's worth every cent! This variety of millet is able to handle standing water as long as the seedling does not become totally submerged.

Product Information

  • Application or Use: Cover Crop, Erosion Control, Cattle Forage, Livestock Grazing, Food Plot
  • Germination Time: 5 - 7 days, under optimal conditions
  • Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season
  • Height: 3 - 5 feet
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results
  • Advantages: Very tolerant to wet conditions; strong nurse crop to protect slower growing legumes.
  • When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.

 

Product Details

  • Non-GMO
  • Able to handle standing water
  • Commonly used for feeding ducks
  • Great for erosion control
  • Quick growing companion crop with perennial grasses and legumes

 

Product Information

Japanese Millet Seed is commonly used for feeding ducks, as this millet will grow in flooded soils or standing water. Japanese millet is a tall, medium stalked millet that has a 65-90 day life span. Japanese millet is great for dove fields, duck ponds, deer feed, pheasant feed, cover crops, bird seed, erosion control and much more.

Japanese millet is an exceptional wildlife plant. It is a choice duck food, and is eaten by 17 species of northeastern waterfowl. This food is also used by five upland game birds and many non-game birds, such as sparrows, finches, and cardinals. Leaves and seed-heads are eaten by rabbits and muskrats. As an erosion control plant it is used as a quick growing companion crop with perennial grasses and legumes and is especially suited to wet sites.

Japanese Millet, more commonly referred to as "billion-dollar grass," is an introduced annual. It has coarse leaves and varies from 1 to 5 ft. in height, depending on available moisture and fertility. The seed-head is a compact panicle-type inflorescence four to eight in. long, purplish in color, with awnless seeds. Billion-dollar grass produces a much heavier seed yield than the wild species. There are approximately 155,000 seeds per lb.

Japanese millet is well suited for areas with wet conditions. With a tolerance for wet and muddy soil conditions while growing, japanese millet is able to be flooded while growing as long as its leaves remain above water. After maturity is reached, a japanese millet plot is able to be flooded and used as a duck pond due to its tolerance for wetness. This tolerance for wetter conditions also makes japanese millet a strong nurse crop to protect slower growing, more tender legumes.

Japanese Millet was previously a major source of sustenance in Japan, Korea, China, and India, and remains a smaller crop in those regions to this day. It has slowly lost popularity for food purposes as better varieties of rice have been cultivated to withstand colder temperatures, which was previously Japanese Millet's main claim to fame. Still, the crop remains popular as a source of food for all varieties of birds!

Japanese Millet Seed is Non-GMO

*Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured.

Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
20 lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 Inch
Seeding Rate
25 - 30 lbs per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer


Japanese millet duck food plots should be planted before the rainy season allowing the plant to sprout and begin growing before the standing water comes in. This millet can handle standing water if the young plant doesn't become completely submerged. Japanese millet is most successful when planted on prepared soil, although japanese millet will germinate and grow just about anywhere. For duck food plots, plant the japanese millet early in the summer (June-July) depending on the start date of your duck season. Japanese millet seed heads will hold on longer than most millet varieties, even in standing water. The seed will slowly drop out of the seed head feeding the ducks over time.

Japanese millet planted for dove fields should be planted at 5 to 10 lbs. per acre spacing out the plants. By spacing the plants out it will allow the birds to locate the seed much easier after the plants are mowed or harvested. Planting japanese millet too thick will decrease the plants seed production and create an abundance of plant material preventing the birds from locating the seed after mowing and harvesting. It may seem like a small amount for a entire acre but 5 lbs. planted properly will completely cover the soil and provide plenty of seed for your birds.

Seed may be drilled or broadcast and incorporated to a one inch depth on upland sites. In wetland areas, draw down water levels and broadcast seed on top of wet ground. Seeding rate for pure stands is 20 lbs./acre when drilled and 25-30 lbs./acre if broadcast. In a mixture reduce rate to 8-12 lbs./acre. Planting is recommended after the last killing frost in the spring. The seeding date may be timed to synchronize the maturity date of seed with the fall migration of specific migratory birds.

As an upland food source, japanese millet should be planted in pure stands as a field crop. For waterfowl, wetland areas planted in the spring should not be reflooded until the plants are at least six inches tall. During the migratory season, it is best to wait to flood until the crop is 12-18 in. Japanese Millet should be replanted annually to ensure a healthy growth.

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JP
06/22/2022
Jim P.
United States

Japanese millet

Came in and has great seed heads. Using for dairy goat forage and wildlife, dove, habitat. Planted with WGF sorghum, cowpeas, sunflowers and sunn hemp. Zero fertilizer and its all complimenting one another and looks amazing.

CW
06/19/2022
Clinton W.
United States United States

So far so good

I planted the seed around the damp/muddy edge of a pond and so far it’s about 1” to 2” tall

AM
06/19/2022
Anthony M.
United States United States

Millet, wild rice, sorghum

everything was as advertised and was shipped and arrived quickly.

SW
06/16/2022
Sean W.
United States United States

Good to eat, good to plant

I use these seeds for many purposes. To eat, they are even good raw; better cooked in a little milk and sugar. They make even better birdseed. I planted a group of them in my plot and they all germinated very quickly, within 2 weeks, and look like they'll make a promising duck plot! I think these are just as good for a person to eat as a duck, so I plan to plant some for ducks and some for myself! My first seeds have already germinated so I'm looking forward to the crop!

JL
05/13/2022
John L.
United States United States

*** millet

Excellent grew as expected

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