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Soil First 125 N-Hancer Mix

30% Defender Oats
25% Spring Oats
20% Balansa Clover
20% Crimson Clover
5% Tillage Radish

Soil First® 125 N-Hancer cover crop mix is a heavy legume seed mix intended for adding Nitrogen and biomass without intensive spring management.

 

CHARACTERISTICS:

Non-Forage Benefits:
1 = Poor; 5 = Excellent

Compaction Alleviation: 4
Weed Suppression: 4
Biomass Production: 4
Erosion Control: 5
Disease/Pest Control: 2
Pollinator/Beneficials: 3
P & K Cycling: 4
Ease of Establishment: 4

Nitrogen Fixer/Scavenger: Fixer

Nutritional Value:
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):
Graze: Best
Baleage: Good
Chop: Better

 

SEEDING:

Planting Time: July-Sept.

 

Seeding Rate:
Mono (lbs./acre): 35-40
Forage (lbs./acre): 40-50

Seeding Info:
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

 

MANAGEMENT:

Considerations:

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.

Termination:

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.

Masterline
Compaction Alleviation
Weed Suppression
Biomass Production
Erosion Control
Disease/Pest Control
Pollinator/Beneficials
P & K Cycling
Ease of Establishment
  • Designed as a nitrogen booster in front of grass cash crops; decreased spring management needed
  • Oats work as a carrier, but also keep nitrogen from leaching or leaving the system
  • Nitrogen production will be widely varied, based on planting date, climate, spring termination date, etc.
  • Heavy legume seed mix will work in grazing environments, supplying high protein and digestibility