African Forage Cabbage Cover Crop Plant

African Cabbage is an open leaf cabbage used for cover crops and grazing. It has some cold tolerance (still being investigated), and because it has a different spectrum of alkaloids, it compliments other brassicas used in mixtures. African Cabbage has many deep growing tap roots that break up hardpans and open up heavy soils. A C: N ratio of 14-25:1 means that dead plant material will not deteriorate until Spring. African Cabbage is excellent at sequestering nutrients and releasing them in the next growing season. An excellent fertility builder, African Cabbage sequesters Sulphur and is capable of releasing phosphorous once thought tightly held by the soil colloid.

Key Benefits

  • A Large Amount of Organic Matter

  • Sequestered Nitrogen Available 12 – 15 Months Later

  • Multiple Taproots

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

Soybean

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 3 – 5
Broadcast: 5 – 7
Aerial: 7 – 10
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.5″
Minimum Germination Temperature 45° F
Interseed No
Seeds/LB 110,000

Technical Information

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

LBS/A

Drilled: 3 – 5
Broadcast: 5 – 7
Aerial: 7 – 10
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.5″
Min. Germ. F° 45° F
Interseed No
Seeds/LB 110,000