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Setaria italica
German Millet

A warm season bunchgrass; used as a cover crop and for pasture and haylage; a good supplemental hay for cattle and sheep; seed in the spring or summer; provides food for wildlife.

General Product Information:

Item Number: SETITA01
Species Type: Naturalized
Product Categories:
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Classification: Herbaceous Annual, Herbaceous Annual
Characteristics: Slender, leafy, erect-growing; shallow root system and short growing season.
Habitat: Grows best in well-drained loamy soils with low moisture.
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 5.0 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 8 in
pH: 5.3 – 6.9

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Midwest: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: Low
Salt: Low

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 217,000
Seeding Rate: Expect to apply about 30 lb per acre.
Truax Seedbox: Coarse-High Rates or Fluffy-Low Rates



Price: $1.20/lb

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