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Soil First® 125 N-Hancer cover crop mix is a heavy legume seed mix intended for adding Nitrogen and biomass without intensive spring management.
1 = Poor; 5 = Excellent
Compaction Alleviation: 4
Weed Suppression: 4
Biomass Production: 4
Erosion Control: 5
Disease/Pest Control: 2
P & K Cycling: 4
Ease of Establishment: 4
Nitrogen Fixer/Scavenger: Fixer
Values Vary Greatly Depending on Maturity
Crude Protein: 14-18
DM Tons/Acre: 2-5
Days to First Harvest: 45-50
Days to Next Harvest: –
Ranking (Good, Better, Best):
Planting Time: July-Sept.
Mono (lbs./acre): 35-40
Forage (lbs./acre): 40-50
Seeding Depth (in./with drill): 1/4.-1 in.
Germination Soil Temp.: 45 F
Bulk Density (lbs./ft.³): 44
Aerial Application Rate: Not Rated
Early planting is the goal with SF 125. More biomass equals greater nitrogen contribution. Because of peas’ larger seed size, broadcast or aerial applications are not recommended.
In most environments, only the clovers will demand spring control. Both crimson and balansa clovers can be successfully terminated with glyphosate and 2,4-D. Radish will terminate with multiple nights in the teens. If radish survive, glyphosate and 2,4-D provide effective control.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced