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Spring Lentil

    Description

    Lentils thrives in cool, dry conditions where they can remain relatively free of disease hence, they are commonly grown in the norther Great Plains. With a shallow rooting structure that doesn't have the ability to reach subsoil moisture, lentils are a great option in front of cereals or deep rooting crops. If excessive moisture is present during the growing season it will delay plant maturity. This will be excellent for producers who want to plant a summer fallow mixture where the mix can continue to grow under ideal conditions. Lentils are known for their ability to emerge through thick cereal stubble due to their strong seedling vigor. With rapid seed germination, seedlings generally out grow the threat of insects or disease pressure during establishment. Lentils can also house mycorrhizal fungi. Mature lentil straw can be an option for feed as it is much higher in CP, digestibility and palatability when compared to cereal straws.

    Spring Lentil

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      Seeding Rate: 20 - 25 lbs per acre.

        Description

        Lentils thrives in cool, dry conditions where they can remain relatively free of disease hence, they are commonly grown in the norther Great Plains. With a shallow rooting structure that doesn't have the ability to reach subsoil moisture, lentils are a great option in front of cereals or deep rooting crops. If excessive moisture is present during the growing season it will delay plant maturity. This will be excellent for producers who want to plant a summer fallow mixture where the mix can continue to grow under ideal conditions. Lentils are known for their ability to emerge through thick cereal stubble due to their strong seedling vigor. With rapid seed germination, seedlings generally out grow the threat of insects or disease pressure during establishment. Lentils can also house mycorrhizal fungi. Mature lentil straw can be an option for feed as it is much higher in CP, digestibility and palatability when compared to cereal straws.

        When is the right time to plant?

        Spring Lentil has a minimum germination temp of 40 °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 75 - 125
        Seeds/lb 20,000
        C/N at Maturity Low
        Growth Habit Prostrate
        Root Type/Depth Shallow Taproot
        Cold Kill 20 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 2 - 2.5 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity 75-100 days
        Lasting Residue Fair
        Palatability Good
        Hay Harvest Good
        Regrowth Good
        Deep Compaction Poor
        Surface Compaction Good
        Weed Suppression Poor
        Crimp Kill Easy

        Planting

        Plant Depth 1 - 2"
        Min Germ Temp 40 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 20 - 25 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 25 - 35 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

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

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