FSG 300 Pearl Millet

  • Bushy type hybrid with high yield potential
  • Widely adapted to many diverse geographic regions
  • No Prussic Acid concerns

FSG 300 is a bushy type hybrid pearl millet with high yield potential which is achieved very quickly being only 63 days to the boot stage. FSG 300 has a high level of tolerance to many pathogens and high humidity, but cannot tolerate standing surface water.  FSG 300 can be grown on as little as 16 inches of water, however greater tonnage will be produced with greater water availability.

FSG 300’s bushy type plant stature means that the forage produced is virtually all leaves. This  greater leaf mass gives FSG 300 high crude protein concentrations and high TDN values.

Disease/Insect/Nematode Ratings:
Leaf Disease: HR

 

Agronomic Traits:
Early Seedling Vigor: Good
Growth Habit: Bushy Type
Recovery after Cutting: Good (cut above 1st node)
Maturity: 63 days to Boot
Uniformity: Excellent
Midrib Type: Dry

 

Planting Rates:
Bushel Weight: 52 lbs.
Seeds Per Pound: 60,000
Rate (Lbs.) Dryland Irrigated
Pounds/Acre: 3-10 7-25
Seeds/Sq. Ft. 4-14 10-34

 

Adaptation Ratings:
Photosynthetic Type: C4 – Warm Season
Soil Temperature: Very Warm (65 F)
Water Requirement: Very Low

Seeding:

  • Soil temperature should be at least 65 F.
  • FSG 300 is usually planted between June 10 and July 10 in the northern states.
  • Can be no-tilled into the stubble of winter and spring crops.
  • Planting depth should be ½”.

Harvest:

  • FSG 300 is usually harvested 63-66 days after seeding.
  • Protein will not decline as harvest is delayed due to the extremely high leaf to stem ratio.
Crop Use Information:
Life Cycle: Annual
Ease of Establishment: Fair
Shade Tolerance: Poor – Fair
Drought Stress: Good
Wet Soil: Fair
Low pH Tolerance: Moderate
Minimum pH: 5.5
Saline Soils (White Alkali): Fair
Saline – Sodic Soils (Black Alkali): Poor – Fair
Hay: Excellent
Silage: Excellent
Continuous Grazing: Do Not Continuous Graze
Rotational Grazing: Excellent
Palatability: Good
Anti-Quality: –––

Strengths

  • High quality.
  • High yield potential.
  • Bush type hybrid–high leaf density.
  • Extremely uniform
  • Low water requirement.
  • Tolerates frequent harvesting.

Weaknesses

  • Short stature.
  • Dry midrib.
  • Sensitive to sudden temperature drops.

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