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Tif Leaf III Hyb. Pearl (cert)

Tif Leaf III Hyb. Pearl (cert)

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Tifleaf 3 Hybrid Pearl Millet is a high quality leafy pearl millet developed by USDA-ARS at Tifton, GA. The production and commercialization if Tifleaf 3 is protected by Plant Variety Protection. It shows more resistance to rust than Tifleaf 2, one of the two major diseases on pearl millet in the United States. Tifleaf 3 matures later than most tall hybrids and will reach a height of about six feet if not defoliated. Heifers grazing Tifleaf 3 gained 412 lbs per acre compared to 345 lbs per acre for Tifleaf 2. Higher yields can be expected from Tifleaf 3 compared to Tifleaf 2 when there is moderate rust infection and from later plantings.Drill Seed Rate: 10 lbs.(36 inch rows); 15 lbs. (24 inch rows); 25 lbs. (7 inch rows) Broadcast: 25 - 30 lbs. per acre Seed Depth: 1/2 - 1 inch pH: 5.5 - 7 Planting Time: 65 to 70 degree soil temps Life Cycle: 120 +/- days; re-growth is possible with additional fertilization Fertilizer: 300 - 400 lbs. per acre