Seeding Rates

VarietySeed DepthDrill (Lbs/Ac)Broadcast (Lbs/Ac)Aerial (Lbs/Ac)N Prod. (Lbs/Ac)NSSBECWIGrazingQGRC
Bounty Annual Ryegrass0 - 1/2"10 - 1515 - 2025 - 30EEEEEEEE
Austrian Winter Peas1 - 2"306080 - 10090 - 150FVGGVGVGF
Crimson Clover1/4 - 1/2"12 - 1515 - 1815 -1870 - 130GVGVGVGEG G
Hairy Vetch1/2 - 1 1/2"15 - 2025 - 4090 - 200FVGGGGFG
Daikon Oilseed Radish1/4 - 1/2"68 - 108 - 10EVGGEGVGE
Purple Top Turnips1/4 - 3/4"5 - 108 - 148 - 14EGGVGGVGF
3 Way Cover Mix1/4 - 3/4"12 - 1515 - 2030 - 25EEEEVGVGE
Soil Buster Mix1/4 - 3/4"10 - 1515 - 20 30 - 25EEEEGEE
80/20 Nitro Mix1/4 - 3/4"12 - 1515 - 2025 - 3040 - 60EEEE EVGE
Buckeye Mix1/4 - 3/4"12 - 1515 - 1820 - 25 60 - 90GGGGGGG
Cereal Rye3/4 - 2"60 - 9090 - 120120 - 160FVGEEGEVG
Cahaba Vetch1 - 1 1/2"202525 - 30 Up to 200SBEVGEEG

  • NS = N Scavenger
  • SB = Soil Builder
  • EC = Erosion Control
  • WI = Increased Water Infiltration
  • QG = Quick Growth
  • RC = Reduces Compaction

  • E = Excellent
  • VG = Very Good
  • G = Good
  • F = Fair
  • QG = Quick Growth

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  • Bounty Annual Ryegrass – Reduces soy cyst nematode, non alleopathic, decomposes rapidly, N&P scavenger
  • Austrian Winter Peas – Some plants may survive winter, good N production, mix with annual ryegrass or radish
  • Crimson Clover – Good early spring N production, can winter kill some years, more research needed
  • Hairy Vetch – Varietal differences in hardiness, 30% hard seed is common, new plants will emerge for several years
  • Daikon Oilseed Radish – For optimum growth 60 day prior to frost, will winter kill leaves ground bare in spring
  • Purple Top Turnips – Similar to radish, aids in control of some nematodes
  • 3 Way cover Mix — Blend of Bounty ARG and Dixie Crimson Clover, deep rooting plus N production
  • Soil Buster Mix — A deep rooting blend of Bounty ARG and Daikon Radish
  • Purple Top Turnips – Similar to radish, aids in control of some nematodes
  • Buckeye Mix — Blend of Crimson Clover and Daikon Radish, easier crop to manage
  • Cereal Rye – Good choice for late seeding, rapid spring growth, alleopathic to corn
  • Cahaba Vetch — Summer annual, will frost kill, ideal seeded after wheat harvest, mix with Annual Ryegrass for grazing