Siberian Millet (Setaria italica)

Warm Season Annual

Siberian Millet is a medium-late maturing upright annual grass. It has a relatively low water use requirement, but is not overly drought tolerant. Salinity tolerance and shade tolerance is low. The waxy leaves makes it an excellent species to use for swath grazing or stockpile grazing. Drydown for hay can be challenging. It is 10-14 days earlier than Golden German Millet.

Seeds per pound: 220,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound 6.0


  • Erosion control
  • Soil builder
  • Nitrogen scavenger
  • Weed suppression
  • Grazing potential
  • Silage potential


  • Weathers well for swath grazing
  • Good tonne potential


On cool years or blends with high competition, low yielding, hay dry down can be an issue.


Good. Stockpiled or swath grazing.


Good. Silage would be preferred.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes