Japanese millet seed harvest

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2007: $5,682.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: millet


  • Crop Production: cover crops, double cropping
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: soil analysis

    Proposal summary:

    Japanese millet is a warm-season annual crop that can be used on Northeast farms as a green manure, smother crop, and livestock or wildlife feed. Currently there are no certified organic seed sources available, and the project manager will explore the feasibility of producing millet seed as a seed crop for possible crop diversification and will compare two harvest methods to determine the advantages of each method under Northeast conditions. Outreach will be through articles, two field days, a winter conference presentation, and farmer-to-farmer meetings.

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