Brown Top Millet is a warm season annual millet that’s attractive to a broad range of wildlife. It is popularly used in food plots for doves, quail, ducks and deer. It is one of a few varieties that does well in dry, well-drained soil and can also be flooded for waterfowl. This millet matures quickly in 60-70 days and is a heavy seed producer. Brown Top Millet does well in a wide range of soils with a PH of 5.5-7 and will grow to a height of 2-4 feet. It does well as a pure stand field crop or as a companion to other grasses. Stagger plantings to make sure an abundance of seed is available throughout summer and fall.
Soil Types: Wide variety, well-drained
Seeding Rate: 30-40 lbs. per acre
Planting Date: May - Aug.
Planting Depth: 1/4" to 1/2"
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We were in an extended drought this summer in North Dakota. The forecast was for a hot dry summer. So I bought several varieties of food plot seed. The Brown Top Millet preformed exceptionally well and has produced the best pheasant cover.