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Annual Summer Honey Mix

Description

The Annual Summer Honey Mix was developed in conjunction with the Nebraska Beekeepers Association. This annual honey mix is specially designed with annual species that will offer up copious amounts of nectar for honeybees during the entire season. Plant when ground temperatures reach 50-55°F from mid-April to late May in Zone 5 (earlier in Zone 6 and later in Zone 4). 1/8” planting depth is ideal, no deeper than 1/4” in planting depth. Can be drilled or broadcast seeded, but if broadcast double the suggested rate (indicated on seed mix packaging) is desirable. If overseeding without any site prep (i.e. tillage, chemical treatment, etc.) then 4 times the suggested rate is desired for quality seed coverage. Even though this is an annual mix there can be an early spring mowing during a dormant phase that might be in early April, allowing these plants to reseed themselves and have a second year of blooms following a successful first year of growth.

Green Cover Seed was not able to source these seeds from organic production.  We certify that to the best of our knowledge these seeds are non-GMO and not treated with pesticides and that all coatings and inoculants are manufactured to organic standard

This product is pre-inoculated with Elevate'd Fungi to increase the biological activity in your soil. 
  • Elevate'd Fungi is a seed applied inoculant derived from natural products designed to stimulate seed germination, increase root and biological biomass in the soil, and improve soil structure. OMRI status has been applied for and is pending. 
Note this inoculant is NOT currently OMRI approved, however many of our certified organic customers have received approval to use this product. Please contact your certifier and refer to these documents before using this product on organic certified land. 

Annual Summer Honey Mix

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Seeding Rate: 25 lbs per acre.

    Description

    The Annual Summer Honey Mix was developed in conjunction with the Nebraska Beekeepers Association. This annual honey mix is specially designed with annual species that will offer up copious amounts of nectar for honeybees during the entire season. Plant when ground temperatures reach 50-55°F from mid-April to late May in Zone 5 (earlier in Zone 6 and later in Zone 4). 1/8” planting depth is ideal, no deeper than 1/4” in planting depth. Can be drilled or broadcast seeded, but if broadcast double the suggested rate (indicated on seed mix packaging) is desirable. If overseeding without any site prep (i.e. tillage, chemical treatment, etc.) then 4 times the suggested rate is desired for quality seed coverage. Even though this is an annual mix there can be an early spring mowing during a dormant phase that might be in early April, allowing these plants to reseed themselves and have a second year of blooms following a successful first year of growth.

    Green Cover Seed was not able to source these seeds from organic production.  We certify that to the best of our knowledge these seeds are non-GMO and not treated with pesticides and that all coatings and inoculants are manufactured to organic standard

    This product is pre-inoculated with Elevate'd Fungi to increase the biological activity in your soil. 
    • Elevate'd Fungi is a seed applied inoculant derived from natural products designed to stimulate seed germination, increase root and biological biomass in the soil, and improve soil structure. OMRI status has been applied for and is pending. 
    Note this inoculant is NOT currently OMRI approved, however many of our certified organic customers have received approval to use this product. Please contact your certifier and refer to these documents before using this product on organic certified land. 

    What's in the Mix

    When is the right time to plant?

    Annual Summer Honey Mix has a minimum germination temp of 50 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
    Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

    Ingredients

    Flax, Phacelia, Radish, Rapeseed, White Gold Mustard, Brown Mustard, Hairy Vetch, Crimson Clover, Sweet Clover, Berseem Clover, Alfalfa, Showy Flower Mix, Buckwheat, Sunflower, and Elevated Fungi Biological Inoculant

    Planting Instructions

    Drill seed at 1/8" - 1/4" depth or broadcast and lightly incorporate when soil temperatures are 50 degrees or higher.

    Timing

    Wait to plant until after the last frost and soil temperatures are above 50 degrees and rising. Planting of these mixes should be completed by midsummer.

    Seeding Rate

    Plant 25 pounds per acre when seeding with a no-till drill or other planting implement and 50 pounds per acre when broadcasting.

    Use & Characteristics

    Lasting Residue Good
    Palatability Good
    Hay Harvest Poor
    Regrowth Good
    Deep Compaction Good
    Surface Compaction Good
    Weed Suppression Fair
    Crimp Kill Moderate
    Cold Kill 32 °F

    Planting

    Plant Depth 1/8" - 1/4"
    Min Germ Temp 50 °F
    Drilled Seed Rate 25 lbs/acre
    Broadcast Seed Rate 35 lbs/acre

    Not all seed is created equal

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    • Evenly mixed ratios? Check.
    • Pre-added biology with helpful microbes? Check.

    When you’re ready to amp up the diversity in your cover crops look no further than Green Cover. We specialize in designing custom cover crop mixes to meet your specific needs. These expertly designed pre-made mixes are some of the most common mixes we create, designed to work in a multitude of situations. 

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    Cover crops can be tricky, even scary at times, but we provide you the support you need for every step of this journey.

    Drawing upon our team’s expertise and experience, we collaborate with farmers, ranchers and soil health researchers to produce a bounty of free, educational resources. Each year, we release the Soil Health Resource Guide, webinar series, conferences, field days and more in order to help you to make informed decisions about your soils.

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    Like many farmers, faith and family go hand in hand with the day to day operations. We built our company to help people regenerate God’s creation to be enjoyed for many generations after us. Together with our family and employees, we’ve built this dream, and we’re all here to serve you and watch your soil health dreams become a reality.

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