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 elds, or act as a cover crop mix for improving soil structure and nutrient cycling.
Seeding & Growth
Dates: 3-10 weeks before avg first frost
Precision: Not recommended
Drilled: 50 lb/A, 3/4”to 1 1/2”deep
Broadcast: 80 lb/A
Aerial: 96 lb/A
Avg seeds/lb: 190,300 Inoculate: NR*
Inter-seeding: Yes, light seed, see p 34 for details
Emergence: 14 days Height: 1.5' - 3'
Drought & Heat: Low heat and drought tolerance
Flooding: Tolerates long ooding or ponding