Ground-hugging pea germinates and grows in cooler soils than most legumes and withstands temperatures to 10°F.
Application Rate: 2-4 lb/1000 sq ft or 70-120 lb/acre
Inoculant: Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant
Germination: 5-10 Days
Plant Height: 3' (if supported)
Uses: Good weed competitor, does well in heavy soils, and fixes 70-125 lb of Nitrogen/acre, attracts beneficial insects to the growing area at the start of the season. Good protein source in forage mixtures.
Facts to Note: In most areas, sow in early-mid fall on well-drained soil. Matures early (April in warm areas)
Why Plant a Cover Crop? To provide erosion control. To build the soil’s organic matter and humus content and improve the structure. To increase the microbial activity and biomass in the topsoil and provide…