Does best in cool, humid weather. Performs poorly in the heat of summer. Where winter is above -10°F (-23.3°C), it is sown in late summer September to October, resumes growth in spring, maturing in June. Grown as winter annual in Pacific Northwest and California. Sow quickly after the removal of a prior crop at the rate of 20-25 lb./acre (20-22 kg/ha). Succeeds better when only the surface of the soil is stirred by the disc and harrow than when plowed. It grows rapidly in spring and yields an abundant crop of green food, particularly palatable to live stock. Inoculate for better results. Tends to eliminate other desirable spring and early-summer native vegetation, do not plant with other wildflowers.
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SARE and Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition.
Soil pH 5.5–7.0. Hardiness zones 3–8. Annual.
Usual seed life: 3–5 years.
Planting Depth 1/4–1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 65–68˚F
Days to Germ. 7–21
Plant Spacing 6–9.5”
Row Spacing 6–10”
Days To Maturity 70–90Full Sun
, Moist Well Drained Soil