The Rocky PeakBlend is a combination of annual ryegrass, cereal rye and hairy vetch. This mixture of grass and legume accomplishes most of the objectives at the highest levels. In addition, the cover crops in this blend have good to excellent shade tolerances. As such, this blend is focused on producers who want to aerial apply cover crops into standing corn fields. One of the troubles with aerial applied cover crops is the ability to survive and grow in the shaded environment of a cash crop such as corn. As such, we have created this blend for improved stand and growth. Season: Cool Season
Seeding & Growth
Precision: Not recommended Drilled: 22 lb/A, 1/2" to 3/4" deep Broadcast: 31 lb/A Aerial: 37 lb/A
Dates: 3 to 10 weeks before average first frost
Annual Ryegrass - 14 days Cereal Rye - 5 to 8 days Hairy Vetch - 14 days
Inoculate: Pre-inoculated Inter-seeding: Yes, ask a specialist for details
Termination: Annual ryegrass, cereal rye and hairy vetch 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 annual ryegrass is approx. 8-12" in height, before the first node has developed or prior to jointing stage. Cereal rye is most effectively controlled up to 18 inches tall, although applications should be made to smaller plants when possible and prior to the boot stage.