Developed for the experienced grazer, the PeakBlend Cumberland builds on the Piedmont mix. It is a versatile warm season mix with good drought and stress tolerance for building biomass, N fixation, and increased soil health through plant diversity. In addition to what is available in the Piedmont mix, we have added Pearl Millet to expand upon diversity. Sunflowers with its deep rooted system that can bring sulfur and zinc from the subsoil into the prime growing root zone. It has a good grazing value if grazed below 40 inches. Turnips help to improve water infiltration rates and scavenge N, sulfur, calcium. Most livestock love grazing on the foliage produced by the broadleafs. Non-GMO Soybeans that will fixate N, establishes quickly, produces a large volume of roots in the top 6” of soil with a tap root growing deeper. It will produce a large amount of biomass without the worry of going to seed in most regions. Non-GMO BMR corn variety with highly digestible features and an excellent grazing component that can produce high amounts of biomass. Season: Warm Season
Seeding & Growth
Precision: Not recommended Drilled: 50 lb/A, 1/2" deep Broadcast: 60 lb/A Aerial: Ask a specialist
Dates: Last threat of frost
BMR Sorghum Sudangrass - 10 days Sorghum Sudangrass - 10 days Cowpeas - 6 to 9 days Radish - 3 to 5 days Pearl Millet - 3 to 5 days Japanese Millet - 3 to 5 days Turnip - 4 to 10 days Sunn Hemp - 3 days Corn - 4 to 7 days Soybeans - 4 to 7 days Sunflower - 5 to 7 days
Inoculate: Use Graph-Ex for Cover Crops Inter-seeding: Ask a specialist for details
The Cumberland PeakBlend is also a great mix for grazing purposes. See our cover crop brochure or contact a specialist for additional details.