Dual purpose summer growing species suited to grazing and grain/silage
Suitable for planting when soil temperatures are >14°C and rising
Sowing rate 10-15kg/ha
Shirohie Millet is quick to establish and can be grazed early, as soon as the plants are well anchored
Suitable grazing for both sheep and cattle
Ideal for marginal summer rainfall environments where a good profile of soil moisture in late spring/summer can provide a sowing opportunity
Shirohie Millet does not contain prussic acid which can be in sorghum. Prussic acid poisons animals by inhibiting oxygen utilisation by the cells and is transported in the blood around the body — ultimately the animal will die from asphyxia.
Shirohie Millet is a larger, white/ grey seeded selection of the variety Japanese Millet.
Shirohie Millet is relatively waterlogging tolerant and prefers high fertility. It is suited to irrigation, and can tolerate moderate levels of soil salinity.