Austrian Winter Peas are a quick-growing legume that can produce 90-150 lbs N/ac, can be seeded with barley, oats, triticale and cereal rye for improved forage yields. In cover cropping, it can be used with Enricher radish, either in alternating rows or broadcast, or drilled in a mix with Annual Ryegrass and Rape after soy harvest.
Austrian Winter Peas grow best in cool, moist conditions. It will likely winterkill when sustained temps are below 18 degrees if no snow cover.
Windham Peas are an excellent peas for producing nitrogen. They are a semi leafless short stature pea. Windhams were selected for cold tolerance, which makes them excellent for cover crop application. They make an excellent combination with Bounty Annual Ryegrass to produce and store nitrogen. Windhams have also been blended with Enricher Radish, be we believe that the Bounty makes a better combination with the most benefit. Windham is also a great yielder of pea seed. Animals fed peas in the finishing ration are proven to be more tender meat.
- Ideal legume ahead of corn
- Easily terminated
- Low C/N ratio