Buckwheat

 

0=Poor 4=Excellent

N Source- 0

N Scavenger- 1

Soil Builder- 2

Subsoil Loosener- 0

Topsoil Loosener- 3

Erosion Preventer- 1

Lasting Residue- 0

Weed Fighter- 4

Quick Growth- 4

Grazing Value- 0

Forage Value- 0

Ease of Establishment- 4

Free P&K- 4

Nematode Suppression- 1

Alleopathy- 3

Attract Beneficials- 4

Bears Traffic- 0

Short Window- 4

Heat Tolerance- 2

Drought Tolerance- 0

Shade Tolerance- 1

Flood Tolerance- 1

Low Fertility Tolerance- 1

 

pH Preference- 5.0-7.0

Min Germ Temperature- 50F

Emergence Time- 3-7 days

Growth Height- 2-5 feet tall

 

Planting Depth- 0-1.5"

Seeding Rate- 20#-35#

 

Comments- Increases P availability. Very rapid growth. Buckwheat can mature within two months.  Use cautioon to avoid buckwheat going to seed.

 

 

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