Barley is a fast growing, cool season, annual grain crop that can be used as forage or as a cover crop to improve soil quality. Barley quickly produces large volumes of biomass for improving the soil organic matter content. It provides weed and insect suppression as well as excellent erosion control. It also can serve as a topsoil-protecting crop during drought conditions in any region. Barley can reclaim overworked, weedy or eroded fields, or act as a cover crop mix for improving soil structure and nutrient cycling.
Type: Grass Season: Cool Season
Seeding & Growth
Precision: Not recommended Drilled: 50 lb/A, 3/4" to 1 1/2" deep Broadcast: 80 lb/A Aerial: 96 lb/A
Dates: 3-10 weeks before average first frost
Avg seeds/lb: 13,600
Inoculate: NR* Emergence: 6-8 Days Height: 1 1/2- to 3' Inter-seeding: Yes, ask a specialist for details Drought and Heat:Good drought, Low heat tolerance Flooding: Tolerates brief flooding or ponding