Greens and Grains

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vicnorthone
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03 Mar 2019, 15:59

Thanks Tiaris
..........several weeks ago ...........i was harvesting a trial plot of early red Dakota millet as green seed and it contained a lot of what i would call wild millet......only problem i had......the wild millet......a weed to me... wasn't tall enough to go through my header and if it did, due to its small size it went out the back.........
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Tiaris
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03 Mar 2019, 16:28

Red Dakota is a great green seed - every bit as palatable as white-French but grows quicker. Pretty ordinary as ripe dry seed though. Do you grow it for your own use with the birds or sell it too?
With the G&G I think the Johnson grass must have just been a weed in the original barnyard patch too. Also remembered there was a touch of milo(sorghum) in it too (not that my birds ever ate it).
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vicnorthone
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03 Mar 2019, 18:22

Thanks for the input.......I can grow millets under irrigation but have limited freeze storage.........trialling at this stage......still irrigating a late crop of white French millet which should be available as freshly cut sheaves at the Geelong sale. .....as long as mother nature does not dramatically interfere.

As for making a good green and grains......I agree .........why would you want to dilute a good brew by using fillers like sorghum and panorama....unless it was going to be a price mix and not a quality mix.........
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