Dawn is a short millet with a tight panicle. It is about 7 to 10 days earlier than Sunrise. It ripens uniformly and is quite resistant to shattering and lodging compared to Sunrise. It has a large white seed and the grain is similar in appearance to Sunrise. It is adapted anywhere millet is grown. It may be direct harvested rather than swathed, because of its short stature and early maturity.
Earlybird is a moderately early variety heading about 2 days later than Dawn and 2 days earlier that Sunup. Plant height is about 4 inches shorter than Sunup with good straw strength. While test weight is slightly less, yield has been similar to Sunup. Earlybird has a white seed coat and large seed size. It was developed by Nebraska from the cross Minco/NE76010/Rise/NE79017.
Horizon is a high yielding, large seeded, mid-early maturing line developed by the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research Division. It was previously tested as 9217. It has fair straw strength, short plant height, and good test weight. It has a white seed coat. It is expected to be a replacement for Sunrise and Sunup where they have been grown successfully.
Huntsman is a moderately late variety heading about 1 day later than Sunup. Yield performance, test weight, plant height, and straw strength have all been similar to Sunup. Huntsman has a white seed coat and large seed size similar to Dawn. It was developed by Nebraska from the cross NE79012/NE7901713/Dawn/Common.
Plateau is a medium early waxy millet that is medium in height. It will work well in food products because its endosperm starch is amylose free.
Sunrise is a moderately early variety heading about 1 day earlier than Sunup. Plant height is about 3 inches shorter than Sunup with comparable standability. Test weight is above average. Yield performance has been slightly superior to Sunup. Sunrise is white-seeded, and seed size is large. It was developed by Nebraska from the cross NE83014/NE83007 and had parentage from Minn. 402, Dawn, Minco, and Panhandle.