Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is mainly used for grain production where the growing season is short, either because it is used as a second crop in the season or because the climate is limiting. Buckwheat can be used as a cover crop in summer to fit in a small cropping window. It establishes quickly, suppressing summer weeds as a result. Buckwheat plants grow rapidly, beginning to produce seed in about 6 weeks and ripening at 10 to 11 weeks. Therefore it’s a very suitable species to use in game cover mixtures.
|Sowing rate||25-30 kg/ha|
|Season¹||Till mid autumn|
|Sowing depth||1-2 cm|
|Row distance||As with cereals|
|Fertilizer||30 kg N/ha|
¹ Based on moderate climate zone (North-West and Central Europa)