Echinochloa frumentacea A tall vigorous warm-season annual grass. Tolerates waterlogged soils, low fertility and cool conditions better than BMR or other varieties of millet.
Seed when soil is warm at 50#/acre, ¾#/1000 sq ft.
As cover crop: Very good smother crop with extensive root system to protect soils from erosion. Produces high levels of organic matter and holds available nutrients for the following crop.
As annual forage: Grown for green feed, silage and hay. Yields less than BMR but does not develop problems with prussic acid after frosts. It can, however, be toxic to horses, especially at later stages of growth. Regrows quickly after grazing or mowing. For dry hay, mow before heading, as the thick stems are difficult to dry down. Similar protein levels to BMR, and its fine-textured leaves are highly palatable.
8061A: (2.5#) $6.50
8061B: (10#) $22.00
8061C: (50#) $80.00
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Unless otherwise noted, our legume seed is sold “raw”: it has not been inoculated with the appropriate bacteria in a process called rhizocoating.
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We are a MOFGA-certified organic repacker and handler of seed and feed.
All our seed is untreated. Organically grown seed is labeled OG. The label ECO after the variety name describes non-certified seed grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers on farms which maintain an active soil-building program. Some farmers eschew certification for a variety of reasons, ideological, economic and otherwise.
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