Impact Forage Collards

Impact Forage Collards

  • Excellent for early summer through winter grazing
  • High forage/biomass production
  • Superior forage quality and palatability
  • Drought tolerant
  • Great cover crop
  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Breaks up soil compaction
  • Builds organic matter
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Biofumigant
  • Weed suppression

Impact forage collards are a hybrid brassica selected for superior forage quality, high forage/biomass production, grazing and winter survival. When tested for forage quality against
other premium brassicas, Impact places near or at the top in all desirable characteristics including crude protein and digestibility. Impact can thrive under a wide range of
environmental conditions and seasonal extremes including conditions below zero for several days without snow cover or other protection, making it one of the most winterhardy brassicas available. Leaves may wilt or burn around the edges but vegetation will remain green and viable throughout the winter. On the other extreme, once Impact’s large tap root penetrates deep into the soil profile, it can still be productive during the hot, dry summers experienced in many areas of the country. Impact can tolerate close grazing pressure due to the growing point being near the soil surface which also allows for fast regrowth after grazing. The versatility and economic benefits of Impact forage collards are unsurpassed, making it truly the king of premium brassicas.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Planting Rate: 5-8 lbs/Acre: Drill
8-12 lbs/Acre: Broadcast
1-2 lbs/Acre: In Mixes
Planting Date: March (after frost free date) – Early October
Seeding Depth: 1/4 – 1/2 inch
Germination: 2-3 days (with proper soil temperatures and moisture)
Fertility: Apply as directed by soil test.
Soil pH 6.5 – 7.0 (for optimum performance)

 

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