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Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a fast growing, short season spring, summer regeneration, cover crop, & potential grain cultivar that is planted for it’s rapid growth to choke out weeds and attract beneficial insects & bees.

Description

Buckwheat is a fast growing, short season spring, summer regeneration, cover crop, & potential grain cultivar that is planted for it’s rapid growth to choke out weeds and attract beneficial insects & bees. Buckwheat is ready to incorporate from 40 days after sowing in most cases.

Buckwheat dense root system means it is a great mid summer soil conditioner before Autumn crops, with its abundant fine roots leaving the top soil loose before Autumn planting. Buckwheat grows well in low-fertility or acidic soils and can scavenge some phosphorus (P).

If used for a cover crop over summer, Buckwheat is ideally mown before seeds mature and left to decompose and protect the soil until the next sowing.

Buckwheat is also available in our Multi Specie Pasture Blends.

  • Green manure crop
  • Soil conditioning characteristics¬†
  • Buckwheat branches freely, as opposed to¬†tillering
  • Fast growing, short season crop
  • Attract beneficial insects and bees when flowering
  • Grows well in low fertility or acidic soils
  • Buckwheat is not drought tolerant

Variety Buckwheat
Role Annual broadleaf for quick soil cover
Sowing Rate Standalone: 40-80 kg/ha
Days to Maturity 70-90 days. Ready to incorporate; 40 days
Growing seasons Summer
Height at maturity 0.5-1m
Unit sizes 25kg, 1000kg
Available in Multi Specie Pasture Blends