Crop TypeCool Season Broadleaf
Seeds / Lb83,000
Minimum Germination Temperature45F

This cool season broadleaf is great for attracting beneficial insects and when it reaches maturity, it makes for great residue building. It makes for a solid choice when building soil is a goal because of its shallow, but extensive root system. Flax is best planted in either a cover crop mix or inter-seeded with another crop (chickpeas), planted alone it does not offer much biomass or residue on the surface.

Nitrogen Scavenger3
Soil Builder4
Prevent Erosion3
Weed Suppression2
Quick Growth2
Lasting Residue5
Make P and K Available3
Loosen Topsoil4
Suppress Disease1
Attract Beneficial Insects3

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent