Lifago Buckwheat is a late maturing from Europe. Buckwheat is not a grain or even a grass, but an herb, it is one of the fastest and easiest establishing cover crops available. Smaller seed size allows for reduced seeding rate. The seed matures in about 2-3 weeks after flowering. From germination to flowering is about 45 days depending on area and weather. Lifago has larger leaves than VNS Buckwheat. It is easy to kill and is known for its ability to extract phosphorus form the soil.
- Quick annual crop for weed suppression and conditioning of soil.
- Does well in a wide range of soil pH
- Late maturing variety
- It establishes very quickly with a fibrous root system
- It’s easy to kill, decomposing quickly
Buckwheat likes light to medium, well-drained soils, sandy loams, loams, and silty loams. It grows best in cool, moist conditions. Buckwheat is not drought tolerant, It works very well as a nurse crop. Make sure to cut back on the seeding rates. It is very susceptible to frost and kills easily by rolling.
Drill 15-20 lbs./A 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep when all danger of frost is past. For weed suppression or broadcasting into a firm seedbed recommend using around 30 lbs./A. For a nurse crop, use one-third the usual rate.
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