4010 Spring Forage Pea

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Legumes

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Peas rapid spring growth can be very effective at suppressing weeds. With a N content of 3-4%, peas produce 90-150…

Peas rapid spring growth can be very effective at suppressing weeds. With a N content of 3-4%, peas produce 90-150 lbs/N/A and there are even reports of 300 lbs./N/A. The residue breaks down rapidly, releasing the N quickly. Once established pea can withstand heavy frosts but can easily be killed by herbicide at all growth stages. With no hard seed and ease to kill, peas don’t pose any weed threat. Pest cycles can be broken with peas in your rotation and has been documented to be very effective at reducing take-all disease in wheat.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
75-100
Seeds/lb
3200
C/N at Maturity
Low
Growth Habit
Vining
Root Type/Depth
Medium Fibrous
Cold Kill (F)
20
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
2 - 2.5

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
90 - 150
Lasting Residue
Fair
Palatibility
Excellent
Hay Harvest
Excellent
Regrowth
Good
Deep Compaction
Fair
Surface Compaction
Good
Weed Suppression
Good
Crimp Kill
Easy

Planting

Plant Depth
1 - 3"
Min Germ Temp(F)
41
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
50 - 65
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
70 - 80

Tolerance

Heat
Good
Drought
Good
Shade
Fair
Wet Soil
Fair
Low Fertility
Fair
Low pH Soil
Fair
High pH Salinty
Fair
High pH Calcareous
Good