Japanese Millet (Echinochloa spp.)

Warm Season Annual

Japanese Millet is an upright annual grass. It is more coarse than other millets but is one of the fastest growing species of millet. Regrowth is one of the best also. High ratings for drought tolerance and heat tolerance. Salinity rating is fair. When seeded in summer, it competes well in blends. It dries down well for hay. Japanese Millet handles traffic well.

Seeds per pound: 140,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound 3.8


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


  • Rapid growth
  • Good regrowth


Regrowth may cause hay issues.


Excellent. Good regrowth and palatability.


Excellent. May regrow through swath is delayed.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes