Dove Proso Millet Seed – 50 lb


Shipping Weight: 50lbs


Pasture Seed Rate: 10-20 lbs/acre
Seed Depth: 1/4in - 1/2in
Planting Time: Spring-Summer
pH: 5.5-6.5

Dove Proso Millet Seed – 50 lb

Dove Proso Millet Seed 50lb Bag

Proso Millet is mainly used to attract migratory mourning doves on bird fields. Moderately warm weather is necessary for good plant growth. Proso Millet has the lowest water requirement of any grain crop; it is also subject to drought injury because of its shallow root system. Dove Proso Millet has a shiny golden color that makes it easier for birds to see from the air. It does not grow well on coarse sandy soils. Proso Millet can be planted following most other crops. the recommended planting rate for Proso is 20 lbs per acre for bird fields.

Soil Preparation/Planting: 

There are a few steps that should be heeded during soil preparation and planting to insure successful germination, and healthy growth of seed.

First a soil sample should be taken and analyzed. Soil samples can be taken to a local Agriculture Extension agent, fertilizer plant, or private lab for analysis. The analysis will reveal the soil type, pH, and other factors. The analysis will allow the agent to make recommendations as to what will need to be added to the soil to make it ideal for the type of seed to be planted. Most seeds will do well within a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5.

A properly prepared seed bed is essential for successful planting. The area to be planted must be cleared of debris and all existing vegetation removed. The area should then be chopped or disced as needed to create an even fluffy soil.

The preferred method of planting seed is with a grain drill or culti-packer. This equipment allows for precise metering of seed and depth placement. Most people will not have access to a drill and will instead use a broadcast spreader for planting. The broadcast method will work well, but also requires the area to be rolled to insure proper seed-to-soil contact. In areas with very fine sand, light dragging is preferred to rolling. In any case, seed should not be buried more then ½ inch deep with ¼ inch being ideal.

Fertilizer can be applied at the time of planting. Consult with an Ag extension agent or fertilizer plant for proper formula and application rates.
For any other questions about specific planting methods, please call us at (863) 635-4473 and we will be happy to assist you.

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