Spring Forage Peas

Crop TypeCool Season Legume
Seeds / Lb3,200
Minimum Germination Temperature41F

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 Scavenger2
Soil Builder3
Prevent Erosion4
Weed Suppression4
Quick Growth4
Lasting Residue2
Make P and K Available2
Loosen Topsoil4
Suppress Disease4
Attract Beneficial Insects4

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent