Iron and Clay Cowpea Cover Crop Plant

Iron & Clay cowpeas protect soil from erosion, smother weeds, and produce 100-150 lbs/ac of nitrogen. They are drought and heat tolerant while being moderately shade tolerant and will grow on lower fertility soil. Originally used as a forage crop for cattle and sheep, Iron & Clay cowpeas are now primarily used in summer cover crop mixes. Cowpeas are late maturing and have the ability to climb tall species when used in a mix.

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Key Benefits

  • Control Erosion

  • Great for Deer Food Plots

  • Low Soil Fertility Tolerant

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced100 – 150 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate LBS/ADrilled: 30 – 60
Broadcast: N/A
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth1″ – 1½”
Minimum Germination Temperature58° F
InterseedNot Recommended
Seeds/LB4,000 – 4,500

Corn Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2Lisoxaflutole3 fl oz/6 fl oz50 – 120
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60

Soybean Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
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 Produced100 – 150 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 30 – 60
Broadcast: N/A
Aerial: N/A
Seeding Depth 1″ – 1½”
Min. Germ. F°58° F
InterseedNot Recommended
Seeds/LB4,000 – 4,500

Corn Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2Lisoxaflutole3 fl oz/6 fl oz50 – 120
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60

Soybean Plantings

swipe for additional information

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days