Brown top is a non-aggressive/ non-invasive plant. Browntop is a leafy annual grass that grows from 2-3 feet tall producing heavy seed yields in about 50-60 days after emergence. It is a great plant for quail and doves on upland soils and ducks on flooded areas.
• Scientific Name: (Urochloa ramosa = Brachiaria ramosa = Panicum ramosum) • Type: Warm season annual grass • Planting : Date: April - August • Rate: 40 lbs./acre or 1 lb./1000 sq.ft. • Best For: Deer, Turkey, Duck, Dove, Pheasant, Rabbit, and Quail
Brown top millet is an fast growing seeded millet that produces a large quantities of seeds. This millet is grown in a variety of soils and climates. This item is one of the few millets that can be planted and flooded for ducks OR in planted in dry areas for deer, quail, dove, turkey and other wildlife.
Brown top is an early producer and can supply seeds in about 65+ days. Brown top can easily be over-seeded in erosion sites and added to conservation sites. It is used as a companion crop with many grassing seeds for early planting and forage. Plant in early April through August depending on the climate zone at the rate of 25-45 lb. per acre or in divided food plots alone or in combination with other crops.