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BuckWheat

  • Great as a cover crop
  • Rapid growing broadleaf small grain
  • Great for mineralizing phosphorous (P) and sulfur (S) from the soil
  • Small tap root system

Plant type: Annual Grain
Days to germination: 7 – 10
Soil pH: 5.0 – 6.5
Height at maturity: 2’ – 3’
Soil adaption: Wide range of soils
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting depth: 1” – 1 1/2”
Reproduces by: Seed
Seeding Rate: 35 – 50 Lbs. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 60

Forage Soybeans

  • Ranges 17 – 25% in crude protein
  • Can grow 4 – 6’ tall, deliver high yields
  • Can be mixed with other summer annual crops
  • Plant type: Annual Legume

Plant type: Annual Legume
Days to germination: 5 – 7
Planting dates: May – June
Main usage: Grazing, silage
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 3’ – 6’
Soil adaption: Well drained, moderate
Length of Stand: Annual
good fertility
Reproduces by: Seed
Planting depth: 3/4” – 1 1/2”
Pounds per Bushel: 60
Seeding Rate: 140,000 – 160,000 to an Acre

Sorgum Sudan

  • Great for wildlife screening and cover
  • Rapid growth, 45 – 55 days to first harvest

Plant type: Annual Grass
Days to germination: 7
Planting dates: May-July
Main usage: Green chop, hay, silage
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 5’ – 7’
Soil adaption: Wide, 60° or warmer soil temp.
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting depth: 3/4’’ – 1 1/4’’
Reproduces by: Sterile
Seeding Rate: 20 – 50 Lbs. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 56

Frost Master Peas

  • Long vined winter forage pea
  • Higher yielding than Austrian winter peas
  • White flowered, absence of tannins (bitter tasting compound)
  • Sweet in taste, more palatable than Austrian winter peas
  • Cold tolerant

Plant type: Annual Legume
Days to germination: 7 – 10
Planting dates: Aug. – Sept.
Main Usage: Wildlife, cover crop
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 2’ – 4’
Soil adaption: Wide range of soils
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting Depth: 1/2’’ – 1’’
Reproduces by: Seed
Seeding Rate: 30-50 Lbs. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 60

Haywire Oat

  • High yielding, high quality forage oat
  • About 58 days to boot stage
  • Excellent standability

Plant type: Annual Grain
Days to germination: 10
Planting dates: Mar – Apr forage or grain
Main usage: Cereal grain, nurse crop, cover
production; Aug – Oct cover crop or forage
crop, forage crop
Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 3’- 5’
Soil adaption: Wide range of soils
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Reproduces by: Seed
Seed Rate: 64 – 96 LBS. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 32

Egyptian Wheat

  • High protein seed production
  • Tall growing member of the sorghum family
  • Well suited for deer and game birds, as well as cover and screening

Planting Date: April – June (after last chance of frost)
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Planting Depth: 1/2’’
Seeding Rates: 30 – 50 Lbs. to an Acre
Height at Maturity: 10 Feet
Length of Stand: Annual

Sunflower

  • A tall growing plant that can reach up to six feet tall
  • Sunflowers are a favorite of dove, quail, pheasant, turkeys, and song birds.

Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Planting Depth: 1/2’’
Seeding Rate: 10 – 15 Lbs. to an Acre
Height at maturity: 4 – 6 Feet
Length of Stand: Annual
Primary Usage: Wildlife, cover crop, pollinator friendly

Hog Radish

  • Daikon cover crop radish that produces significant root mass
  • Nitrogen mining, nutrient scavenging, and nutrient repositioning
  • Improves soil biology
  • Can suppress undesired weeds

Plant type: Annual Brassica
Soil adaption: Wide range of soils
Planting dates: Early Aug. – Sept.
Days to germination: 4 – 6
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0
Main Usage: Cover crop, wildlife, soil builder
Planting Depth: 1/4’’ – 1/3’’
Height at maturity: 2’ – 3’
Seeding Rate: 6 – 8 Lbs. to an Acre
Length of Stand: Annual
1 – 4 Lbs. to an Acre Mix
Reproduces by: Seed

Purple Turnip

  • High quality, high bulb yielding turnip
  • Can utilize in summer or fall
  • Used for livestock or wildlife
  • Mixes with cereal grains well, especially oats

Plant type: Annual Brassica
Soil adaption: Wide
Planting dates: March – April, August
Days to germination: 5 – 7
Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.0
Main Usage: Grazing, forage
Planting Depth: 1/8’’ – 1/4’’
Height at maturity: 2’ – 3’
Seeding Rate: 3 – 10 Lbs. to an Acre
Length of Stand: Annual
1 – 2 Lbs. to an Acre Mix
Reproduces by: Seed

Rapeseed

  • Cool season brassica that works well alone or seeded with oats
  • Large leaves, high quality forage
  • Frost increases sugar concentration in leaves
  • Great cover crop

Plant type: Annual Brassica
Soil adaption: Wide
Planting dates: August
Days to germination: 5 – 7
Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.0
Main Usage: Wildlife, forage, cover crop
Planting Depth: 1/8’’ – 1/4’’
Height at maturity: 3’ – 4’
Seeding Rate: 6 – 8 Lbs. to an Acre
Length of Stand: Annual
1 – 2 Lbs. to an Acre Mix
Reproduces by: Seed

Ladino Clover

  • Great for pasture or wildlife plots
  • Remains in a vegetative state during whitetail deer antler growth
  • High crude protein content with large, succulent leaves
  • Early vigor and hardiness
  • Bred under grazing pressure

Plant type: Perennial Legume
Days to germination: 7 – 10
Planting dates: Feb-April or Aug-Sept
Main usage: Hay, conservation, pasture,wildlife
Soil pH: 5.8-6.5
Height at maturity: 15’’- 36’’
Planting Depth: 1/8’’ – 1/4’’
Length of Stand: 2-5 years
Seed Rate: 4-6 Lbs. to an Acre
Reproduces by: Seed & Stolons
0.5-2 Lbs. to an Acre Mix
Pounds per Bushel: 60

White Clover

  • Persistent, grazing tolerant for season-long production
  • High stolon density
  • Large leaves
  • Has higher levels on nonstructural carbohydrates than other white clovers

Plant type: Perennial Legume
Days to germination: 7 – 10
Planting dates: Feb-April or Aug-Sept
Main usage: Soil improvement, pasture,wildlife
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Height at maturity: 3’’ – 24’’
Planting Depth: 1/8’’-1/4’’
Length of Stand: 2-10 years
Seeding Rate: 3-5 Lbs. to an Acre
Reproduces by: Seed & Stolons
0.52 Lbs. to an Acre Mix
Pounds per Bushel: 60

Cereal Rye

  • High yielding fall seeded forage
  • Very winter hardy
  • Early to mature in the spring
  • Graze in vegetative stage for high quality pasture

Plant type: Annual
Days to germination: 7 – 10
Planting dates: Sept. – Nov.
Main Usage: Grazing, Silage, Cover Crop
Soil pH: 5.0 – 7.0
Height at maturity: 5’ -7’
Soil adaption: Wide range of soils
Length of Stand: Annual
Planting Depth: 1’’ – 1 1/2’’
Reproduces by: Seed
Seeding Rate: 50-100 Lbs. to an Acre
Pounds per Bushel: 56

Berseem Clover

  • Great companion with alfalfa to improve yield
  • Will tolerate temperatures down to 5F
  • Works well after wheat in a cover crop

Plant type: Annual Lugume
Planting dates: April – August
Soil PH: 6.0 -m 7.5
Soil Adaption: Moderate to well drained
Planting Depth: 1/8” – ¼”
Approximate seeds/lb: 130,000 coated
Seeding rates: 8 – 15 lbs per acre
3 – 6 lbs per acre mixed
Days to germionate: 7
Main usage: cover crop, nurse crop, pasture, hay, wildlife
Height at maturity: 18” – 30”
Length of stand: 6 month less
Reproduces by: seed
Pounds per bushel: 60

Endure Chickory

  • Low bolting
  • Summer long production
  • Fast establishing
  • Strong regrowth
  • High forage yield
  • Improved persistence in wet soil
  • Forage quality

Plant type: Perenial Herb
Planting dates: April – May, August
Soil PH: 5.5 – 7.0
Soil Adaption: Dry, well-drained
Planting Depth: 1/8” – ¼”
Approximate seeds/lb: 425,000
Seeding rate: 6 – 8 lbs. per acre
1 – 4 lbs per acre mixed
Days to germination: 7 -21
Main usage: grazing, wildlife
Height to maturity: 1’ – 3’
Length of stand: 1 – 7 years
Reproduces by: Seed