Arkansas Valley Seed supplies the highest quality of summer annual forage seed including sorghum seed and millet seed varieties. From Japanese Millet for construction site soil stabilization to Sorghum Seed used for forage production for beef cattle, Arkansas Valley Seed offers a wide variety of quality summer annual seed to meet every demand.

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Forage Sorghum

An excellent and versatile feed option with equivalent feed values to corn. Very drought tolerant. Suitable for grazing, haying and silage. Each option requires different management.

German Millet

A popular hay type millet that is leafy and fine-stemmed with compact heads. It exhibits good lodging resistance. The hay is sweet and palatable when harvested at late bloom. It is later than Siberian millet
with yellow seed.

Hybrid Pearl Millet

Hybrid Pearl Millet has little or no prussic acid with good regrowth after cutting. For best feed quality, clipping should be done in the pre-boot stage. Grazing should begin when plants are approximately 25 inches tall. Avoid grubbing to the ground to allow the best regrowth.

Japanese Millet

Japanese millet grows 2 to 4 feet tall. Taller and coarser than other foxtail millets, it matures quickly and thus its forage yield is much less than that of pearl millet. Japanese millet is also planted for wildlife feed and for temporary soil stabilization on construction sites.

Siberian Millet

An early maturing hay type, adapted to the northern Great Plains. Requires approximately 60 to 75 days to harvest. Early maturity is its strong point as the plant is short and not a heavy yielder. Seeds are orange in color.

Sorghum

Widely cultivated as a grain and forage, a drought tolerant bunchgrass type. Typically used for milo grain production in the south and forage production in the north.

Sorghum-Sudangrass (Sorghum × drummondii)

Sorghum-sudangrass is a hybrid cross between sorghum and sudangrass. It is a finer stemmed warm season annual grass when compared to forage sorghum and will regrow after each harvest. It can grow up to 15 feet tall and typically has small seed heads. Seed is produced on a panicle which is open and erect. The leaves are similar to corn but are shorter and sometimes wider. Drought tolerance is high with the water requirement being approximately 1/3 less than corn.

Sudangrass

Highly palatable and high yielding summer annual forage. Adapted to many types of soils and environments, use with caution when grazing or haying because of Nitrates and prussic acid.

White Proso Millet (Panicum miliaceum)

White proso millet is used primarily for birdseed. It grows to about 30 inches and its stems are hollow and coarse. Seed color varies among varieties, from white, cream, red to brown or black. Depending on variety and growing season, proso millet requires 70 to 100 days to mature grain.