Japanese Millet is a warm season, tufted annual grass growing 2 to 4’ tall. It can be grown throughout Texas in wetlands and other moist soils along rivers, ponds, and drainages. It does not grow well on sandy soils. Japanese millet can survive being submersed in water for several weeks at a time. It is used primarily as a forage and wildlife food plot species.
Japanese Millet is commonly planted in the U.S. as feed for waterfowl. It is also a preferred food for pheasants, doves, and turkeys. A number of songbirds also eat the seed.
Planting Rate: 15-20 lbs per acre
For more information: Japanese Millet Plant Guide by USDA NRCS