Buckwheat Cover Crop Plant

Buckwheat is a summer annual with extremely rapid growth; it can reach maturity in 70-90 days. It is frost sensitive, so it needs to be seeded in a timely fashion to allow enough growth before the frost date. Buckwheat is unique in its ability to make phosphorus and possibly other nutrients more available to the cash crop. It is used to condition topsoil, rejuvenate overworked poor fertility land, weed suppression, and to attract pollinators. Buckwheat is a component in most of our summer mixes and some of our early fall mixes.

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Key Benefits

  • Conditions Topsoil

  • Weed Suppression

  • Excellent for Pollinators

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 20 – 35
Broadcast: 22 – 39
Aerial: 34 – 42
Seeding Depth ½ – 1″
Minimum Germination Temperature 50° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 18,000 – 20,000

Corn Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
2,4-D 4S 2,4-D 1-2pt 7 Wait 30 days
Armezon/Impact 2.8SC topramezone 0.75 fl oz 14
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days

Soybean Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
2,4-D 4S 2,4-D 1-2pt 7 Wait 30 days
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 20 – 35
Broadcast: 22 – 39
Aerial: 34 – 42
Seeding Depth ½ – 1″
Min. Germ. F° 50° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 18,000 – 20,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
2,4-D 4S 2,4-D 1-2pt 7 Wait 30 days
Armezon/Impact 2.8SC topramezone 0.75 fl oz 14
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days

Soybean Plantings

swipe for additional information

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
2,4-D 4S 2,4-D 1-2pt 7 Wait 30 days
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days