Certified Organic 4010 Peas is a premium forage peas with very high yields and digestibility.
- Rapid spring growth
- Plant as early as you can get in the field
- Produces over 100 lbs nitrogen
- High protein forage many times used to raise the protein of a small grain silage
- Extra tonnage due to their height
- Not suited for fall planting
4010 Peas are a taller forage pea which provide a lush and nutritious silage when cut at boot stage. They are most commonly mixed with forage oats or triticale. Mixed with a small grain, typical mixtures are small grain 50-70% and peas 30%-50%. Seeded as a monoculture the rate is 100 -120 lbs/acre.
Plant 4010 Peas 1 inch deep at a rate of 60-150 lbs/Acre depending on the mix. Increased planting depth in moist soils, usually 1-3 inches in depth insures better anchoring for the plant to avoid lodging. Planting with a small grain will give the pea the opportunity to crawl up the oat stem for better standability. If nitrogen and protein are the goal, plant more peas than small grains. Plant 4010 Peas as soon as you are able to work the fields. Expect 4010 Peas to grow rapidly in the spring and ready for harvest or incorporation in about 60 days.
4010 Peas do best in near neutral pH or above, in well drained soils and moderate fertility. 4010 Peas like cool weather and languish in heat and drought. 4010 Peas like a wide variety of well drained soils. They are almost always planted with small grains such as oats and are usually used as a dual purpose cover and forage crop. Inoculate to ensure good nitrogen production.
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