Buckwheat

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.

BUCKWHEAT - FAGOPYRUM ESCULENTUM
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
Varieties -

¹ Based on moderate climate zone (North-West and Central Europa)