Forage or cover crop
Weight per bushel: 60lbs.
Seeds per pound: 5,000
Germinating time: 8 days
Fertilizer: Zero N. Apply 60-80lbs. P205 and 60-90lbs. K20 on medium
testing soils. Adjust rates based on soil test levels.
pH Range: 6.0-6.5
Soil Adaptation: Well drained soils.
Inoculation: Cross inoculates with garden peas, vetch, and Canadian
Planting: Fall, September 15 - October 15; Spring, March 1 - April 15
in 6" - 8" rows or solid seeded at 20-30lbs. with small grains; 30-40lbs.
Harvesting (hay): When barley or other small grain is in soft dough
for silage or in full bloom for hay. Difficult to cure for hay.
Harvesting (seed): When pods begin to turn brown.
Approxiate harvest dates: Hay, May 1 - June 1
Approximate Yield: Hay, 1 1/2 - 2 tons; Silage, 6-9 tons; Seed,
300-500lbs. per acre.