Winter Barley Cover Crop Plant

Winter barley is one of the best annual species for reclaiming overworked and eroded land. It grows upright 1.5-3 feet tall and has broad leaves. Winter barley is very water efficient and capable of handling lower fertility and light soil. Winter barley is a high-quality grain forage source and provides erosion control, nutrient scavenging, soil conditioning, and building organic matter. Winter barley roots can go deep and are very good at supporting mycorrhizal fungi.

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Key Benefits

  • Reclaim Eroded Land

  • High-Quality forage

  • Compliments Most Mixes

  • Mycorrhizal Fungi Host

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: 60 – 90
Broadcast: 75 – 100
Aerial: 90 – 120
Seeding Depth ¾ – 1 ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature 38° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 13,000 – 15,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.

Technical Information

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

LBS/A

Drilled: 60 – 90
Broadcast: 75 – 100
Aerial: 90 – 120
Seeding Depth ¾” – 1 ½”
Min. Germ. F° 38° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 13,000 – 15,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.