Okra

WSBL040

Okra, believe it or not, is an excellent summer cover crop. It is drought tolerant, thrives in hot weather and…

Okra, believe it or not, is an excellent summer cover crop. It is drought tolerant, thrives in hot weather and can grow in a range of soil types. Okra makes a large sized plant and has an  impressive taproot that will break up compacted soil.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
50 - 65
Seeds/lb
7300
C/N at Maturity
High
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Deep Taproot
Cold Kill (F)
32
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
2 - 3

Use and Characteristics

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

Planting

Plant Depth
1/2 - 1 1/2"
Min Germ Temp(F)
60
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
7 - 10
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
10 - 15

Tolerance

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