Quick-growing, broadleaved summer annual ready to incorporate in 35 to 45 days.

Potential for multiple plantings per year. Grain crop reaches maturity in 70 to 90 days. Very competitive with tough-to-control perennial and annual weeds like giant ragweed and Canada thistle. Easy to control and residue breaks down rapidly making this an ideal choice for small-scale producers. Excellent scavenger of P and other nutrients. Attracts beneficial insects and pollinators with its abundant flowers.

  • Excellent full-summer cover crop & pollinator-forage crop
  • Thrives on nutrient poor and varying soil types, but not on compacted, droughty, or wet soils
  • Sensitive to frost, drought, excessive heat, and any carryover herbicides
  • Terminate crop at first sign of flowering to avoid volunteer weeds

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Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter Kill
Buckwheat50-100NA15-2515,000May-Aug½ - 1½ inchYES
Winter Rye (VNS)50-100120-15025-7518,000Aug-Nov½- ¾ inchNO
Aroostook Winter Rye50-100120-15025-7518,000Aug-Nov½- ¾ inchNO
Cover Crop Barley (VNS)72-96120-14448-6414,300Mar-May, Aug-Sept½- ¾ inchYES
Cover Crop Brand Oats (VNS)80-96128-14448-6416,000Mar-May, Aug-Sept½- ¾ inchYES
RootMax Annual Ryegrass15-2025-304-5227,000Mar-May, Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYES
Viking 100 Brand Sorghum-Sudangrass Untreated20-2530-355-1018,000Mid-May- Early July½ - 1 inchYES
Peredovik Black Oil Sunflower3-4NA1-25,000April-Aug1 – 3½ inchYES
Phacelia7-12NA3-5220,000Aug-Sept¼ inchYES

Additional information

Weight 50 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 5 × 38 in
Purchase Options

1-5 Bags, 6-39 Bags, 140-199 Bags, 200+ Bags