Spring Forage Barley: Lavina

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Barley has relatively low water usage compared to other cover crop species, especially during earlier growth stages. Under poor fertility…

Barley has relatively low water usage compared to other cover crop species, especially during earlier growth stages. Under poor fertility conditions, barley would be a good choice and can help render P & K available for your next crop. Barley provides a good feed quality grain that can be harvested 2-3 weeks earlier than wheat which then allows your double crop/cover to be planted sooner.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
N/A
Seeds/lb
13000
C/N at Maturity
High
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Deep Fibrous
Cold Kill (F)
20
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
3 - 6

Use and Characteristics

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

Planting

Plant Depth
3/4 - 2"
Min Germ Temp(F)
38
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
60-100
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
75-125

Tolerance

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