Crotolaria juncea,Ciat variety. Warm season legume cover crop.
Vigorous summer legume, has a deep tap root and will produce yellow flowers within 60-75 days (fastest growth is in July/August).
Application Rate: 1-2 lb/1000 sq ft or 30-40 lb/acre
Inoculant: Cowpea inoculant
Germination: 5-10 Days (when soil is warm)
Plant Height: 5 - 6'
Uses: Excellent Nitrogen fixer (200 lb/acre) and produces much organic matter.
Facts to Note: Loves hot weather but will withstand cold down to 28°F. Requires good drainage, grows well on acid soils and tolerates low fertility. Toxic to livestock and fowl. Seeds should be planted on rows 24"-36 apart or plants tend to smother each other out.
Most cover crops are planted in late summer, but there are some cover crop seed mixes that can go in the ground in the springtime and give you benefits by the end of the summer. Cover cropping is a cheap…