River Refuge Seed

Specializing in Wetland Restoration

WHITE PROSO MILLET                                                     $0.85 per/lb

Panicum miliaceum

TYPE: Annual

HEIGHT: 1-4 feet

HABITAT: Full sun, moist to dry conditions, adapts well to many soil types

SEEDING RATE: Plant 25 lbs per acre 


This is a huge seed producer. Plant in May or June then flood in the fall, after it has produced seed, for waterfowl or leave standing dry for doves and other upland birds. It matures in 60-90 days after planting. 

Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here).  Proso Millet has a shallow root system and will not grow well in standing water. Make sure to plant in an area that will remain dry until it has a chance to produce seed. It should be planted after the last chance of frost. Drill 25 lbs per acre about 1” to 2” deep, roll if possible, or spin spread 30 lbs. per acre, lightly harrow to cover seed and roll if possible. Spread 100 lbs of 16-16-16 and 150 lbs of 46-0-0 fertilizer.