Now, the Pacific Northwest farmers will have
access to Pearl Millet 101.
Pearl Millet compared to corn:
Better water utilisation efficiency - Sorghum has two-folds bigger root system and half the leaf transpiring area compare to
corn. It requires 30 to 50% less water than corn to produce a unit of dry matter.
Dormancy- Sorghum stays dormant during drought stress and recovers with rain, whereas this recovery is not found in corn.
Low cost feed- Silage sorghum requires 70% of corn fertilizer program, no insect control and can be harvested with a regular
Assured feed supply- Perennial forage grasses and silage corn production in
temperate climates is frequently affected by drought. Sorghum being an excellent drought and heat tolerant crop will ensure
feed supply even in dry years.
Research on Adaptability, Agronomy and Utilization of GST’s Silage Sorghum Hybrid has been conducted with approval of
government, Agrifood Canada and university of Guelph.
Animal Feeding trials:
Feeding trials with dairy cattle have been conducted at Kemptville
College, University of Guelph. The diets were formulated based on
minimum nutrient requirement for 650 Kg cows producing 35 kg of
milk with 4.0 milk fat per day.
Formulated diets contained 24% sorghum silage or 24% corn silage
and 29 % alfalfa-grass haylage and 31% high moisture ear corn.
Sorghum silage had similar fatty acid composition and slightly higher
protein than corn Silage (Table 3). Dairy cows with high moisture
sorghum silage had similar dry matter intake, milk yield and milk
composition as compared to those on the control diet with corn
For Use As:
- A High Yielding Quality Forage
- Effective Natural Potato Nematode
- Organic Matter For Plow Down
Why forage pearl millet?
- Used in rotation, excellent control of root lesion nematodes in potato, tobacco and vegetable crops
- Helps build soil organic matter, reduces soil erosion and improves productivity. Important as potatoes contribute only small
quantities of organic matter.
- Produces no volunteer plants in the following season
- Rotation systems for potato include `one-year-in-two’ and other forms such as two or more consecutive years of potatoes
Control of root lesion nematode in potato and tobacco:
Pearl Millet 101 achieves excellent control of root lesion nematodes (RLN) in potato and tobacco.
Pearl Millet 101 reduces RLN populations in the soil and roots in potato after one-year rotation. Research has shown that total
seed and commercial potato yields are greater following CFPM 101 than following rye (non-fumigated) rotation and similar to rye
+ fumigation. CFPM 101 rotation yielded more premium and marketable quality tubers, and showed a 10% reduction in non-
marketable tubers (Figure, below). In addition, it yields high quality forage and adds organic matter to the soil.