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.