Lifago Buckwheat organic is 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. The seed matures in about 2-3 weeks after flowering. Lifago has larger leaves than VNS Buckwheat (better for attracting pollinators). Lifago is an excellent cover crop for weed suppression. It is easy to kill and is known for its ability to extract phosphorus from the soil.
- Quick annual crop for weed suppression and condition 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 gowes 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 50-60 lbs/A, 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep when all danger of frost is past. For weed suppression or broadcasting into a firm seed bed, use up to 90 lbs/A. For a nurse crop, use one-third the usual rate.
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