Noxious Weeds Profile - Proso Millet, black seeded

Table of Contents

  1. Names
  2. Photos
  3. Current Status
  4. Poisonous/Cautions
  5. Distribution
  6. Growth Habit
  7. Method of Propagation
  8. Control
  9. Other Comments
  10. Related Links


•English - proso millet, black seeded
•French - panic millet, millet commun (à graines noire)
•Latin Name - Panicum miliaceum L. (black seeded biotype)


Proso Millet.

Proso Millet

Current Status

  • Ontario Weeds Act - noxious
  • Other provinces - no
  • Canadian Federal Seeds Act - Class 5
  • U.S. Federal Noxious Weed - no
  • U.S. Noxious State Reg - 3 states (including Minn)


  • Pub 505 - no
  • NE Weeds - no
  • Canadian Poison Plant - not listed
  • Cornell Poison Plant - not listed


  • Found in many localized areas across southern Ontario. Especially in Huron, Perth and Waterloo counties. Most commonly found in row crops such as beans or corn.

Growth Habit

  • Annual

Method of Propagation

  • Seeds


  • While more difficult to control than most annual grasses, there are several in crop herbicides to control millet. Crop rotation to cereals or forages helps to control this weed.

Other Comments

  • Germinates throughout the season.

Related Links

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