Winter Barley Cover Crop Plant

Winter barley is one of the best annual species for reclaiming overworked and eroded land. It grows upright 1.5-3 feet tall and has broad leaves. Winter barley is very water efficient and capable of handling lower fertility and light soil. Winter barley is a high-quality grain forage source and provides erosion control, nutrient scavenging, soil conditioning, and building organic matter. Winter barley roots can go deep and are very good at supporting mycorrhizal fungi.

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Key Benefits

  • Reclaim Eroded Land

  • High-Quality forage

  • Compliments Most Mixes

  • Mycorrhizal Fungi Host

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate LBS/ADrilled: 60 – 90
Broadcast: 75 – 100
Aerial: 90 – 120
Seeding Depth¾ – 1 ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature38° F
InterseedLate
Seeds/LB13,000 – 15,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.

Corn Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60

Soybean Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 60 – 90
Broadcast: 75 – 100
Aerial: 90 – 120
Seeding Depth¾” – 1 ½”
Min. Germ. F°38° F
InterseedLate
Seeds/LB13,000 – 15,000
Seeding rate can be increased for forage production. Consult with your Bio Till representative.

Corn Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60

Soybean Plantings

swipe for additional information

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Assure II/Targa 0.88EQuizalofop8 oz60Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days