Buckwheat (Mancan)

WSBL010

Buckwheats vigorous growth habits make it an exceptional choice for a quick establishing crop with superior weed suppression. This is…

Buckwheats vigorous growth habits make it an exceptional choice for a quick establishing crop with superior weed suppression. This is your crop if you desire a crop that flowers quickly and for extended periods of time. Flowering can occur in the first three weeks of growth and continue on for ten weeks. These flowers attract a large array of beneficial and pollinator insects. If soil moisture usage is a concern then buckwheat is a good choice. Buckwheat uses about half as much water as a soybean crop.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
45-65
Seeds/lb
18000
C/N at Maturity
Medium
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Shallow Fibrous
Cold Kill (F)
32
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
1 - 3

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
Lasting Residue
Poor
Palatibility
Poor
Hay Harvest
Poor
Regrowth
Poor
Deep Compaction
Poor
Surface Compaction
Very Good
Weed Suppression
Excellent
Crimp Kill
Easy

Planting

Plant Depth
Min Germ Temp(F)
45
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
30-50
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
50-70

Tolerance

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