Alleviate compaction.As a cover crop, the extra-long taproot breaks up and aerates the soil in addition to drawing up nutrients for following crops. When turned under just before flowering, its decomposition helps to control soilborne pests, especially cyst and sting nematodes. Avoid using in close rotation with cole crops due to similar pests and diseases. Hardy to 20°F. Sow at 1 lb./1,000 sq.ft. or 10-20 lb./acre in the fall. Avg. 31,350 seeds/lb.
CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time, rate, and depth specified in the product description.
FOR GREEN MANURE: Till in at any growth stage.
FOR ORNAMENTAL USE OR GRAIN HARVEST: Cut the plants near the base when most of the green color has turned brown and the seeds are hardening (no longer milky).
SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed in the product description.