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

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.

Corn Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Atrazine 4L atrazine 1-2 qt 15-90
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
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended
Simazine 4L (Princep) simazine 1-2 qt 60

Soybean Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88E Quizalofop 8 oz 60 Wait 120 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: 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.

Corn Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Atrazine 4L atrazine 1-2 qt 15-90
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
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended
Simazine 4L (Princep) simazine 1-2 qt 60

Soybean Plantings

swipe for additional information

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88E Quizalofop 8 oz 60 Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days