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FORAGES, FESCUES, AND COVER CROPS


Clovers & Legumes  •  Fescues  •  Field Grasses  •  Cover Crops  •  Grains
Type of Seed
Seeds per Lb.
Planting Rate lb/Acre
Planting Rate lb/Acre in Mix
Seeding Depth (Inches)
Suggested Planting Dates
Emergence Time (Days)
Primary Use
 
CLOVERS & LEGUMES:
Clover, Alsike
728,000
7 - 8
1 - 3
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug-Oct
7
Hay, Pasture
Clover, Crimson
150,000
20 - 30
1/4 - 1/2
Aug-Oct
7
Hay, Pasture
Clover, Ladino (White)
768,000
4 - 6
2 - 4
1/8 - 1/4
Feb-May or Aug-Oct
7 - 10
Hay, Pasture
Clover, Mammoth Red
272,000
8 - 12
6 - 8
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug-Oct
7
Hay, Silage. Pasture
Clover, Medium Red
272,000
8 - 12
6 - 8
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug-Oct
7
Hay, Silage. Pasture
Clover, White Dutch
768,000
6 - 8
2 - 4
1/8 - 1/4
Feb-May or Aug-Oct
7 - 10
Pasture
 
FESCUES:
Fescue, Chewings
615,000
6 - 8 per 1000 sq ft.
3 - 5 per 1000 sq ft.
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug-Sept
14
Turf, Pasture, Erosion Control
Fescue, Creeping Red
615,000
6 - 8 per 1000 sq ft.
3 - 5 per 1000 sq ft.
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug-Sept
14
Turf, Pasture, Erosion Control
Fescue, Hard
592,000
15 - 20
4 - 5 per 1000 sq ft. - Turf
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug-Sept
14
Turf, Pasture, Erosion Control
Fescue, Sheeps
680,000
20 - 25
1 per 1000 sq ft. - Turf
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug -Sept
14
Turf, Pasture, Erosion Control
Fescue, Tall
227,000
10 - 30
1/4 - 1/2
Mar-May or Aug-Sept
14
Turf, Pasture, Erosion Control
Fults Alkaligrass
500,000
2 - 3 per 1000 sq ft.
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug -Sept
14
Turf, Pasture, Erosion Control
 
FIELD GRASSES:
Alfalfa
227,000
15 - 20
8 - 10
1/4 - 1/2
Mar-May or Aug-Sept
7
Hay, Silage, Pasture
Kentucky Bluegrass (Forage)
2,177,000
10 - 15
4 - 10
1/4
Feb-May or Aug-Sept
28
Pasture
Orchardgrass
416,000
15 - 20
3 - 6
1/4 - 1/2
Mar-May or Aug-Sept
18
Hay, Pasture
Redtop
4,990,000
4 - 5
1 - 2
1/4
Mar-May or Aug-Sept
10
Pasture, Erosion Control
Ryegrass, Annual
227,000
30 - 40
6 - 10
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug-Sept
14
Hay, Pasture, Erosion Control
Ryegrass, Perennial
227,000
30 - 40
6 - 10
1/4 - 1/2
Feb-May or Aug-Sept
14
Hay. Pasture
Timothy Grass
1,152,000
6 - 12
2 - 6
1/4 - 1/2
Mar-May or Aug-Sept
10
Hay, Pasture
Wheatgrass, Crested
175,000
10 - 12
1/2
Mar-Jun
10 - 14
Pasture
Wheatgrass, Intermediate
88,000
10 - 12
1/2
Mar-Jun
10 - 14
Pasture
Wheatgrass, Pubescent
90,000
10 - 12
1/2
Mar-Jun
10 - 14
Pasture
 
COVER CROPS:
Brassica, Hunter (Turnip/Rape)
180,000
4 - 5
1 - 2
1/2
Apr-Aug
7-10
Wildlife
Brassica, Winfred (Turnip/Kale)
150,000
4 - 5
1 - 2
1/2
Apr-Aug
7-10
Wildlife
Buckwheat
15,000
40 - 55
1/2 -1
Jun-Jul
7
Hay, Grain, Wildlife
Chicory
426,000
4 - 5
2 - 3
1/8 - 1/4
Apr-May or Aug-Sept
7 - 21
Pasture, Wildlife
Dwarf Essex Rape
145,000
5 - 8
4 - 6
1/2
Apr-Aug
7
Pasture
Ethiopian Cabbage
145,000
5 - 6
1 - 2
1/2
Jul-Aug
7-10
Wildlife
Forage Peas
2000
80 - 100
1 - 2
Mar-Apr
14
Pasture, Silage
Forage Oats
20,400
48 - 80
1 - 2
Feb - Apr
7 - 21
Pasture, Nurse Crop
Forage Winter Wheat
15,000
50 - 90
1 - 2
Sep - Nov
7 - 21
Pasture, Nurse Crop
Millet, German
165,000
20 - 30
1
May - Jul
7 - 10
Pasture, Wildlife
Millet, Japanese
143,000
15 - 30
8 - 12
1
Apr-Jul
7 - 10
Hay, Wildlife, Erosion Control
Millet, Pearl
60,000
15 - 25
1/2
May-Jul
7 - 10
Pasture, Silage
Millet, Siberian
220,000
10 - 20
1/2 -1
Oct-Jan
7 - 10
Pasture, Wildlife
Peas, Austrian Winter
3,000
50 - 60
10 - 15
1/2
Sept - Oct
14
Wildlife
Peas, Cow
3,000
75 - 120
1/4 - 1/2
May - Jun
8
Hay, Pasture, Silage
Radish, Graza
15,000
7 - 10
2 - 3
1/4 - 1
Aug - Sept
3 - 7
Wildlife
Radish, Oilseed
15,000
7 - 10
2 - 3
1/4 - 1
Aug - Sept
3 - 7
Wildlife
Sorghum, Forage
17,000
10 - 20
1
May - Jul
10
Silage
Sorghum, Forage, BMR
17,000
6 - 8
1
May - Jul
10
Silage
Sorghum, Sudangrass
21,000
35 - 40
1
May - Jul
10
Hay, Pasture
Sorghum, Sudangrass BMR
21,000
25 - 30
1
May - Jul
10
Hay, Pasture
Sugar Beets
10,000
5 - 10
1 - 2
1/4 - 1/2
Aug - Oct
7 - 14
Wildlife
Sunflowers, Peridovik
7,000
8 - 40
1
May - Jul
7
Wildlife
Turnips, Purple Top
220,000
4 - 8
1 - 2
1/2
Apr-Aug
7
Pasture
Triticale
15,000
90 - 120
60 - 90
1 - 2
Mar-Apr or Aug-Oct
7
Hay, Pasture
 
GRAINS:
Barley (Certified or Registered)
14,000
90 - 120
60 - 90
1 - 2
Mar-Apr or Aug-Oct
7
Pasture
Oats (Certified or Registered)
16,000
90 - 120
60 - 90
1 - 2
Mar-Apr or Aug-Sept
10
Hay, Pasture
Rye Grain (Certified or Registered)
18,000
90 - 120
60 - 90
1 - 2
Mar-Apr or Aug-Sept
7
Hay, Pasture
Wheat (Certified or Registered)
11,000
90 - 120
60 - 90
1 - 2
Mar-Apr or Aug-Sept
7
Pasture




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