Lentils, certified organic - Cover Crop
(Lens culinaris) Drought-tolerant cool season legume with potential for spring and fall green manures both alone and in mixes. Small seed germinates well even with broadcast seeding (though not cold-tolerant enough for frost-seeding) and seedlings are vigourous. Foliage resembles hairy vetch but with bushy rather than vining growth habit. Excessive rainfall or waterlogged soils reduce performance. Suggested seeding rates: solid stand 17-30kg/ha (20-35 lbs/A); and 10-20 kg/ha in mixes.