The Halifax PeakBlend is a combination of annual ryegrass, winter peas and radish. This mixture of grass, legume and broadleaf excels at all of the objectives, except lasting residue. However, if the winter peas overwinter, then lasting residue is not a problem as both annual ryegrass and winter peas will flourish until termination. The ability of winter peas overwintering depends on when they are seeded in the fall. They need to be 6-8 inches to reduce the risk of heaving. Too much growth in the fall can also cause the plants to winterkill. Snow cover and other crops aid in the overwintering process. Season: Cool Season
Seeding & Growth
Precision: 13 lb/A Drilled: 19 lb/A, 1/4" to 3/4" deep Broadcast: 24 lb/A Aerial: 28 lb/A
Dates: 3 to 10 weeks before average first frost
Winter Peas - 9 days Annual Ryegrass - 14 days Radish - 3 to 5 days
Inoculate: Yes, pea/vetch inoculant Inter-seeding: Not recommended
Termination: Radish will winterkill with 3 nights in the mid-teens. Annual ryegrass, winter peas and any remaining radishes can be controlled by a spring burndown of one pint of 2,4-D type herbicide along with two quarts of glyphosate. Terminating annual ryegrass is best achieved by spraying on a warm day (sunny, above 60ºF) between 9 AM and 2 PM with water adjusted to 5 - 5.5 pH. Suggested burndown is at approximately 8-12" in height, before the first node has developed or prior to jointing stage.