|Crop Type||Seeds/Lb||Minimum Germination Temperature|
|cool season grass||13,000||38F|
While being inexpensive and easy to grow, barley is great option for those looking to provide erosion control, weed suppression and some spring grazing if desired. Barley also makes a great option for cycling nutrients, having been shown to scavenge 32# of N in one California study. In another study, barley was documented making P and K more available if residue is left in the field. As with other small grains, barley can have nitrate issues, especially in years of drought.
|Nitrogen scavenger||Soil builder||Prevent Erosion||Weed Suppression||Grazing||Quick Growth||Lasting Residue||Make P and K Available||Loosen Topsoil||Suppress Disease||Attract Beneficial Insects|