is a high quality leafy pearl millet hybrid developed by USDA-ARS at Tifton, GA. It matures later than most tall hybrids and grows approximately 6 feet tall if not defoliated. Tifleaf 3 features higher resistance to rust than the Tifleaf 2 variety, and as such Tifleaf 3 produces higher yields in cases of rust infection. Heifers grazing Tifleaf 3 also gained 67 lbs./acre more than those grazing Tifleaf 2.
Advantages of Pearl Millet as a summer annual forage:
- High forage quality
- High drought tolerance
- No prussic acid production
Planting information: plant Tifleaf 3 in soil over 70 degrees F at the following rates:
- 36 inch rows: 10 Lbs./acre
- 24 inch rows: 15 Lbs./acre
- 7 inch rows: 25 Lbs./acre
Tifleaf 3 can be grazed when it is 15-18 inches tall.