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

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

Soybean

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

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