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Peas & Pea Mixes

Field peas are high in protein and are excellent planted in forage mixtures with small grains, harvested for grain, and used as a nitrogen-fixing cover crop. Peas like to be planted deep as early as possible in the spring and thrive in cool, dry conditions. They are slow to establish and need to be inoculated for optimum growth. The 4010 pea variety was developed for higher forage yields and improved standability, but is not intended for grain. DS Admiral peas are an early maturing, yellow, dual-purpose variety for grain or forage. Albert Lea seed makes a diverse selection of pea and small grain mixtures for forage, silage, baleage, hay and grain.

DS Admiral Peas

  • DS Admiral Peas are a dual purpose yellow pea with high grain yields and very good tonnage as a forage crop
  • An excellent standing, taller pea
  • Rated easier to combine by NDSU than other grain peas
  • About the same maturity as Miami and Mozart but are more uniform in maturity (50 days to bloom)
  • Avoid raising peas on poorly drained ground
  • Plant 1½ to 3 inches deep
  • Seed 50-75 lbs/acre with 75 lbs/acre of small grains for grain or forage 
  • Seed 150-175 lbs/acre straight for grain production

4010 Forage Peas

  • 4010 Forage Peas are speckled forage peas that produce significantly more biomass than DS Admiral 
  • Leafy variety; excellent forage yields and standability
  • Taller than Trapper peas
  • Not suitable for grain production
  • Provides exceptional forage quality when chopped in combination with a small grain
  • Plant 1½ to 2 inches deep
  • Seed 50-75 lbs/acre with 75-100 lbs/acre of small grains for forage

Oat/4010 Pea Mix

  • Our oat/4010 pea mixture is an approximately 50-50 blend (by weight) of a tall, good standing oat variety with a leafy, high yielding forage pea
  • This mixture is intended for forage or silage only; not suitable for grain
  • When cutting for silage try to cut when the oats are at the boot stage to maximize forage value
  • Can be underseeded with alfalfa & forage grasses (use the lower seeding rate)
  • Plant 1 to 2 in. deep
  • Seed 100-200 lbs/acre in early spring

Triticale/4010 Pea Mix

  • A 50-50 mix of spring triticale and 4010 field peas.  
  • Triticale is similar to oats but has higher leaf density, thicker leaves and higher forage protein 
  • Can yield 2-4 tons DM/acre; ready to harvest in about 60 days 
  • This mixture is intended for forage or silage only; not suitable for grain
  • When cutting for silage try to cut when the triticale is at the boot stage to maximize forage value
  • Can be underseeded with alfalfa (use the lower seeding rate)
  • Plant ¾ to 1 in. deep
  • Seed 100-200 lbs/acre in early spring

Barley/4010 Pea Mix

  • Our barley/4010 pea mixture is an approximately 50-50 blend (by weight) of Robust barley with a leafy, high yielding forage pea
  • Barley tends to be ready to harvest earlier than oats or triticale
  • Forage protein can range from 15% to 19%
  • This mixture is intended for forage or silage only; not suitable for grain
  • When cutting for silage try to cut when the barley is at the boot stage to maximize forage value & re-growth potential
  • Can be underseeded with alfalfa (use the lower seeding rate)
  • Plant ¾ to 1 in. deep
  • Seed 100-200 lbs/acre in early spring

Milo/Soybean Forage Mix

  • A mixture of high quality milo and tall, bushy conventional soybean variety
  • Economical option for forage, silage or grazing
  • Excellent seeded after oats/peas or other spring forage crops
  • Tall & vigorous; mixture can yield 8 to 12 tons/acre
  • Protein content can get as high as 18% with better palatability than corn silage
  • Harvest after 60-120 days of growth
  • Plant 1 inch deep from Mid-May to July
  • Seed 150 lbs/acre

Succotash* (Out of Stock)

Great mix for forage

  • Our succotash is a mixture of about 40% oats, 30% spring wheat & 30% barley
  • Three-species mix improves yield for both hay & grain
  • Higher protein feed than straight oats
  • Good standing
  • We recommend swathing before combining
  • * = Variety Not Stated