Spring Forage Peas

Crop Type Seeds/Lb Minimum Germination Temperature
cool season legume 3,200 41F

Spring forage peas are a favorite of North 40 Ag’s when putting together cover crop mixes. The rapid growth produced by these peas, aids in suppressing weeds and at the same time, providing a quality forage for producers wanting to graze. Since peas are a legume, they will fix nitrogen, benefitting the crop following this mix. Peas often make it into our mixes, but if used in a heavy pulse crop rotation, it wouldn’t be recommended in having peas in your mix. If used in a heavy small grain rotation, peas have been shown to reduce the impact of take-all in wheat.

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
2 3 4 4 5 4 2 2 4 4 4

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent