Forage Chicory, Broadleaf

Broadleaf

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Forage Chicory, Broadleaf

Broadleaf

Chicory has a long taproot that penetrates subsoils which makes it drought tolerant and allows it to make minerals more available to livestock. Rich in potassium, sulfur, calcium, zinc, sodium, manganese and iron. When managed properly, Chicory produces leafy growth which is higher in nutritive and mineral content than alfalfa and other cool season grasses. Used mainly in mixes with other pasture or cover crop seeds.
Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.)
- Warm season, broadleaf
- Perennial
- Upright and spreading growth habit
- Protein levels: 10-32%
- Forms arbuscular mycorrhizal associations
Uses:
- Bees & Beneficial Insects
- Chicken Forage
- Deer Attractant
- Forage
When to Plant:Brassicas consist of short and long season brassicas. Short season brassicas (rape, turnips, radish) should be planted in mid-July or 75 days before your first frost date in the fall. Long season brassicas (kale, swede) should be planted in early May or 150 days before your first frost date in the fall.How to Plant:Till ground before planting. Then firm ground to make flat. Use a seed broadcaster to spread seed evenly over the ground. Next flatten ground again to secure seeds into soil.
When to Plant:
Brassicas consist of short and long season brassicas. Short season brassicas (rape, turnips, radish) should be planted in mid-July or 75 days before your first frost date in the fall. Long season brassicas (kale, swede) should be planted in early May or 150 days before your first frost date in the fall.
How to Plant:
Till ground before planting. Then firm ground to make flat. Use a seed broadcaster to spread seed evenly over the ground. Next flatten ground again to secure seeds into soil.
Fertilizing:
Add 50 lbs of nitrogen per acre and 200 lbs of 6-24-24 at planting.
Location:Planting Depth:Soil Type:Full Sun1/8-1/4"Moist, loamy soil
Seeding Rates:
Sowing SeasonSeeding Rate (1,000 Sq. Ft.)Seeding Rate (1 Acre)ChicorySpring1/4 lb.3-4  lbs.FlaxSpring and Summer1 lb.27-40 lbs.KaleSpring1/4  lb.4 lbs.RadishLate Summer1 lb.10-20 lbs.RapeSpring & Summer1 lb.5-15 lbs.RutabagaSpring & Summer1/4 lb.3-5 lbs.TurnipSpring or Late Summer1/4 lb.8-10 lbs.
Sowing SeasonSeeding Rate (1,000 Sq. Ft.)Seeding Rate (1 Acre)ChicorySpring1/4 lb.3-4  lbs.FlaxSpring and Summer1 lb.27-40 lbs.KaleSpring1/4  lb.4 lbs.RadishLate Summer1 lb.10-20 lbs.RapeSpring & Summer1 lb.5-15 lbs.RutabagaSpring & Summer1/4 lb.3-5 lbs.TurnipSpring or Late Summer1/4 lb.8-10 lbs.
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1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435'x100'
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Product Details

Sub Type

Chicory

Botanical Name

Cichorium intybus

Seed Type

Seed

Best Time To Sow

February-April, September-October

Sow Depth

1/4"

Broadcast Rate Per Acre

5-15 lbs.

Breed

Open-pollinated

Life Cycle

Annual

Categories

Cover Crop

Days To Maturity (# Days)

70

Weight

1

Depth

1

Height

9

Width

6

Components

Growing Instructions

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