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Buckwheat Seeds - 1 Lb.

Buckwheat Seeds (Fagopyrum esculentum)

Seeding Rate: 40-50 Lbs per acre; 3 Lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Seed Depth:
1/2 - 1 inch

Fertilizer: 300 Lbs. per Acre
Planting Time: Spring-Summer
pH: 5.5-6.5
Life Span: 65-80 days
Variety: Mancan

Summer annual which can be used as a green manure crop. An early maturing wheat suitable for almost any type soil. Seeds remain on stalk after ripening, providing food over extended period of time. Buckwheat has a short growing season, maturing in 10 to 12 weeks. It is quickly killed by frost. Buckwheat is a short-season cash crop with properties that can make it fit specific situations on your farm. While it is unlikely to be your main crop, it can be a worthwhile part of your overall farm plan.
Reasons For growing buckwheat
  •  Fits into rotations at a time when fields might otherwise be idle.
  •  Can be grown as a catch crop where another crop failed.
  •  Inexpensive to grow because it requires no pesticides and little fertilizer.
  •  Can be grown with equipment available on most farms.
  •  Requires little attention during the growing season.
  •  Mellows the soil and suppresses some weeds.
  •  Easily raised Organically, at a premium price.

Category: Buckwheat Seed

Type: Cover Crop

Vendor: Seed Ranch

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