Cucurbit Blend

    Description

    The cucurbit plant family includes plants like squash, pumpkins, and gourds. These warm season annual broadleaves are known for being viny which can be a very desirable trait to have in a cover crop blend. In the case of a row skip when planting or a troublesome soil spot in the field, nearby cucurbits will vine out to soak up the sun where nothing else is growing. These cucurbit fruits can also add nutrition to winter stockpile forage mixes as the cold weather softens their outsides and cattle learn to eat the seeds and fruit flesh.


    Cucurbit Blend

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      $140.00

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      Seeding Rate: 45 - 50 lbs per acre.

        Description

        The cucurbit plant family includes plants like squash, pumpkins, and gourds. These warm season annual broadleaves are known for being viny which can be a very desirable trait to have in a cover crop blend. In the case of a row skip when planting or a troublesome soil spot in the field, nearby cucurbits will vine out to soak up the sun where nothing else is growing. These cucurbit fruits can also add nutrition to winter stockpile forage mixes as the cold weather softens their outsides and cattle learn to eat the seeds and fruit flesh.


        When is the right time to plant?

        Cucurbit Blend has a minimum germination temp of 55 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
        Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

        Basic Info

        N Fix Potential
        Seeds/lb 3200
        C/N at Maturity Low
        Growth Habit Upright
        Root Type/Depth Shallow Taproot
        Cold Kill 32 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 1.5 - 3 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity 75-90 days
        Lasting Residue Fair
        Palatability Good
        Hay Harvest Good
        Regrowth Fair
        Deep Compaction Fair
        Surface Compaction Very Good
        Weed Suppression Good
        Crimp Kill Easy

        Planting

        Plant Depth 1 - 1 1/2"
        Min Germ Temp 55 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 45 - 50 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 55 - 60 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

        Heat Good
        Drought Good
        Shade Poor
        Wet Soil Fair
        Low Fertility Fair
        Low pH Soil Good
        High pH Salinity Excellent
        High pH Calcareous Excellent

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