Impact Forage Collards

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Brassicas

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Vernalization is required for collards to bolt (become reproductive) therefore planting anytime during the growing season will result in pure…

Vernalization is required for collards to bolt (become reproductive) therefore planting anytime during the growing season will result in pure vegetative growth. Vernalization is a prolonged cold special that triggers a species genetic code within the plant to start reproducing. This is important because the longer a species stays in the vegatative stage, the more total biomass production potential. In fact you could plant collards in the spring and it they will continue to grow through that next spring before trying to reproduce. Collards growing point is protected close to the surface making for excellent regrowth potential after grazing. Premium forage produced by collard ranks it above many other options on the current market place in CP and digestibility.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
PPS
Seeds/lb
175000
C/N at Maturity
Low
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Root Type/Depth
Medium Taproot
Cold Kill (F)
5
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
3 - 4

Use and Characteristics

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

Planting

Plant Depth
1/4 - 1/2"
Min Germ Temp(F)
40
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
6-8
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
10-15

Tolerance

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