The Indy mix is a combination of annual ryegrass, crimson clover and radish. This mixture of grass, legume and broadleaf excels at most of the cover crop objectives. Radish will winterkill, however, annual ryegrass and crimson clover will need to be terminated in the spring. Termination of annual ryegrass may be a concern for some producers. However, with good management, annual ryegrass can be terminated very easily.
Season: Cool Season
Seeding & Growth
Precision: 12 lb/A
Drilled: 15 lb/A, 1/4" to 1" deep
Broadcast: 17 lb/A
Aerial: 20 lb/A
Dates: 3 to 10 weeks before average first frost
Tillage Rootmax - 14 days
Crimson Clover - 7 to 10 days
Tillage Radish - 3 to 5 days
Inter-seeding: Yes, ask a specialist for details
Termination: Tillage Radish winterkills with 3 nights in the mid-teens. If Tillage Radish does not winterkill, add one pint of 2,4-D type herbicide at flowering. Tillage RootMax and crimson clover require a burndown of two quarts of glyphosate with one pint of 2,4-D. Best control is achieved 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 when Tillage RootMax is approx. 8-12" in height, before the first node has developed or prior to jointing stage.