Austrian Winter Pea Cover Crop Plant

Austrian Winter Pea

A quick-growing legume that can produce 90-150# N / acre, Austrian Winter Peas can be seeded with barley, oats, triticale and cereal rye for improved forage yields. In cover cropping, it can be used with Enricher Radish in alternating rows or broadcast/drilled in a mix containing Annual Ryegrass and Rape after a soy harvest. Austrian Winter Peas grow best in lower temperature, moist areas. It will likely winterkill when sustained temps are below 18°F if there is no snow cover.

Key Benefits

  • Ideal Legume Ahead of Corn

  • Easy Termination

  • Low C: N Ratio

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 50 – 70
Broadcast: 60 – 80
Aerial: 70 – 90
Seeding Depth 1.0″ – 1.5″
Minimum Germination Temperature 40° F
Interseed Yes
Seeds/LB 3,500

Technical Information

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

LBS/A

Drilled: 50 – 70
Broadcast: 60 – 80
Aerial: 70 – 90
Seeding Depth 1.0″ – 1.5″
Min. Germ. F° 40° F
Interseed Yes
Seeds/LB 3,500