African Forage Cabbage Cover Crop Plant

African cabbage is an open leaf cabbage used for cover crops and grazing. African cabbage has deep growing tap roots that break up hardpans and open up heavy soils. A C:N ratio of 14-25:1 means that stem/root 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.

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Key Benefits

  • A Large Amount of Organic Matter

  • Multiple Taproots

  • Sequesters Nutrients

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

Soybean

  • Chlorimuron (Classic, Canopy, Cloak, etc.), Imazethapyr (Pursuit), and fomesafen (Reflex etc.) could be a problem for fall seeded legume or mustard covers including radish.  However, establishment of cereal grains should be OK.

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 3 – 5
Broadcast: 5 – 7
Aerial: 7 – 10
Seeding Depth ¼ – ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature 45° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 105,000 – 115,000

Technical Information

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

LBS/A

Drilled: 3 – 5
Broadcast: 5 – 7
Aerial: 7 – 10
Seeding Depth ¼ – ½”
Min. Germ. F° 45° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 105,000 – 115,000