Peas should be planted in moist soil at least 1” deep depending on the mix.

Description

Peas are broken into two main categories: cowpeas and field peas. Our cowpea varieties can be found under ‘cover crops.’ Peas are excellent sources of nitrogen that establish quickly and provide good ground cover. They are usually mixed with oats, barley, or triticale and make for an excellent source of high protein forage, while serving as a dual forage and cover crop.

Management

They do best in near neutral pH or above in well-drained soils and moderate fertility. They like cool weather and do not tolerate heat and drought well.

Establishment

Peas should be planted in moist soil at least 1” deep depending on the mix. If nitrogen and protein are the goal, plant more peas than small grains. Peas grow rapidly in the spring and can be ready for harvest or incorporation in about 60 days.

Triticale Pea Mix

Description:

  • Advantages in yield while maintaining excellent forage quality
  • Forage peas are high in crude protein and digestibility
  • Forage peas have good yield when grown with Triticale because it provides structure
  • Later maturing spring forage option
  • Excellent yield potential as a hay or haylage crop
4010/Arvika Peas

Description:

  • High yielding and high digestibility
  • Good forage quality pea
  • Rapid spring growth
  • Plant as early as you can get in the field
  • Arvika field peas are excellent nitrogen fixers that establish quickly and provide good ground cover