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Lentils, certified organic - Cover Crop

  • $20.00

(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.