Planted early, field peas grow tall and leafy, and are tolerant to frost & drought.
Can be pastured and harvested for silage, hay, or grain.
Avoid wet ground. Prefers cool weather. Reduce planting rates when using as a cover crop for perennial forages. Inoculate before planting. Plant peas deep! (1.5″ to 3″ deep)
One-cut/graze crop; allow growth for maximum forage yield. Must be swathed for optimum grain yield.
March – April or Aug 1 – Sept 15. If spring seeding, seed as early as possible.
50-75 lbs/acre along with 75-100 lbs/acre of small grain for forage or 150-200 lbs/acre alone for grain.