Straight Products

Crimson Clover

Crimson Clover should be utilized as a winter annual clover to fix atmospheric as well as soil nitrogen up to 100# N/acre. Crimson will winter kill in the northern states most years, but should overwinter in the south. Deep set roots improve soil tilth and overall soil condition. Planting crimson clover with a grass or small grain is an excellent cover crop option for erosion and weed control as well as offering the ability to be grazed.

PLANTING INFORMATION
Planting Rate: August-September
Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch
Planting Rate in Pure Stand: 20-30 pounds per acre
Planting Rate in Mixture: 8-12 pounds per acre
Fertilizer: P & K according to soil test
pH: 6.0 – 7.0 Minimum 5.5

Winter Triticale

Winter Triticale is a species that can reduce soil erosion and capture excess soil nitrogen making it an excellent choice for a cover crop in a mixture or pure stand. Rapid early growth after planting and deep set roots with good root mass improve soil structure. It has the potential to produce tonnage that will be a good weed competitor as well as offering the opportunity to graze in the fall and winter months making it a dual purpose species.

PLANTING INFORMATION
Planting Rate: August-September
Planting Depth: 1-2 inch
Planting Rate in Pure Stand: 80-100 pounds per acre
Planting Rate in Mixture: 25-30 pounds per acre
Fertilizer: Apply 50 pounds N a seeding; P & K according to soil test
pH: 6.0 – 7.0 Minimum 5.5

Austrian Winter Peas

Austrian winter peas are an excellent source for good fall ground cover and weed suppression that also provides high quality forage that can be hayed or grazed. They are an excellent companion crop when planted with small grain crops. Winter peas can fix as much as 75-100 # N/acre. They prefer cool moist soil conditions and do not perform well in hot dry conditions.

PLANTING INFORMATION
Planting Rate: August-September, early spring
Planting Depth: 1-2 inches
Planting Rate in Pure Stand: 60-80 pounds per acre
Planting Rate in Mixture: 30-40 pounds per acre
Fertilizer: P & K according to soil test
pH: 6.0 – 7.0 Minimum 5.5

Seven Top Turnips

Seven Top Turnips are extremely hardy and produce leafy, high quality forage. They will reach maturity in 45-65 days with 12-25” leaves and can be grown on a variety of different soil types and are high in protein. Seven top does not grow a bulb. All the plants energy is focused on producing high quality graze-able forage. Seven Top is an excellent choice to use in a variety of mixtures.

PLANTING INFORMATION
Planting Rate: April-August (April-June; Mid July-August)
Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch
Approximate Seeds per Pound: 220,000
Planting Rate in Pure Stand: 2-5 pounds per acre
Planting Rate in Mixture: 1-2 pounds per acre
Fertilizer: Apply 50 pounds N at seeding; P & K according to soil test
pH: Minimum 5.5

Purple Top Turnips

Purple Top Turnips grow very fast, reaching near maximum production levels in 70 to 90 days. They provide an excellent source of fall grazing for livestock and wildlife species. Turnips can be grazed during the normal growing season as well as late fall. Crude protein up to 24% can be produced in the leaves, and 15% in the roots.

PLANTING INFORMATION
Planting Rate: April-August (April-June; Mid July-August)
Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch
Approximate Seeds per Pound: 220,000
Planting Rate in Pure Stand: 2-5 pounds per acre
Planting Rate in Mixture: 1-2 pounds per acre
Fertilizer: Apply 50 pounds N at seeding; P & K according to soil test
pH: Minimum 5.5