Farm Seed Comparison Chart

Name Part # Sowing Season Minimum Germ. Temp. Hardiness Zone Growth Rate Sow per 1,000 sq.ft. Sow per Acre Bees/Beneficial Insects Seeding Depth Nitrogen Fixation Compaction Control Erosion Control (Cover Crop) Weed Suppression Green Manure Forage Biomass (Organic Matter)
Sudangrass (Piper) 2858 Early Summer 65°F/18°C Frost sensitive Fast 1 Lb. 30 - 40 Lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X X X X X
Medium Red Clover Organic 3192Gog Anytime 41°F/5°C 4 Medium 1/2 Lb. 5 - 15 Lb. Yes 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X X
Crimson Clover Organic 982Gog Anytime 45°F/7°C 7 Medium 2/3 Lb. 22 - 30 Lb. Yes 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X
Oats (Common) Organic 2509Gog Spring to Summer 38°F/3°C 8 Medium 4 Lb. 110 - 140 Lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X X X
Field Peas (Maxum) 2340 Spring or Fall 41°F/5°C 7 Fast 3 Lb. 120 Lb. 1 1/2 - 3" Yes X X X
Summer Alfalfa 2808 Early Spring to Late Summer 45°F/7°C Frost sensitive Fast 1/2 Lb. 15 - 25 Lb. Yes 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X
Ryegrass 988 Anytime 40°F/4°C 6 Fast 1 Lb. 20 - 30 Lb. 0 - 1/2" X X X X
Royal Hybrid® 1121 Sunflower 2603 Spring 70°F/21°C Frost sensitive Medium 1,500 seeds 20,000 seeds Yes 1/2 - 1" X
Buckwheat 966 Spring to Summer 50°F/10°C Frost sensitive Fast 2 - 3 Lb. 50 - 90 Lb. Yes 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X
Purple Top Forage Turnips 233 Spring or Late Summer 45°F/7°C 6 Fast 1/4 Lb. 8 Lb. 1/2" X
Dwarf Essex Rape 184 Spring to Summer 41°F/5°C 7 Fast 1 Lb. 5 - 15 Lb. 1/4 - 3/4" X
Medium Red Clover 3192 Anytime 41°F/5°C 4 Medium 1/2 Lb. 5 - 15 Lb. Yes 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X X
Mustard 3522 Spring to Summer 40°F/4°C 7 Fast 1 Lb. 15 - 20 Lb. Yes 1/4 - 3/4" X X X X X
Crimson Clover 982 Anytime 45°F/7°C 7 Medium 2/3 Lb. 22 - 30 Lb. Yes 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X
Oilseed Radish 2906 Late Summer 45°F/7°C 6 Fast 1 Lb. 10 - 20 Lb. 1/4 - 1/2" X X X
Mighty Mustard® Pacific Gold 2821 Spring to Summer 40°F/4°C 7 Fast 1 Lb. 15 - 20 Lb. Yes 1/4 - 3/4" X X X X X
Winter Rye (Common) Organic 968Gog Anytime (Fall for grain) 34°F/1°C 3 Medium 4 Lb. 60 - 120 Lb. 3/4 - 2" X X X X
Peas and Oats Mix Organic 3685Gog Spring or Fall 41°F/5°C 8 Medium 5 Lb. 120 - 200 Lb. 1 1/2 - 2" Yes X X X X
New Zealand White Clover 979 Spring to Summer 40°F/4°C 4 Slow 1/4 Lb. 5 - 15 Lb. 2nd year 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X
Barley (Conlon) Organic 989Gog Early Spring to Summer 38°F/3°C 7 Fast 2 Lb. 80 - 125 Lb. 3/4 - 2" X X X X
Sudangrass (Brown Mid Rib) Organic 2826Gog Early Summer 65°F/18°C Frost sensitive Fast 1 Lb. 30 - 40 Lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X X X X X
Spring Wheat (Glenn) Organic 292Gog Early Spring 38°F/3°C 7 Fast 4 Lb. 60 - 150 Lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X
Fall Green Manure Mix 2613 Summer to Fall 45°F/7°C See components Medium 1 1/2 Lb. 50 Lb. Yes 1/2 - 1 1/2" Yes X X X
Hulless Oats (Streaker) Organic 967Gog Spring 38°F/3°C 8 Medium 4 Lb. 110 - 140 Lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X X X
Barley (Robust) Organic 2720Gog Early Spring to Summer 38°F/3°C 7 Fast 2 Lb. 80 - 125 Lb. 3/4 - 2" X X X X
Soybeans (Viking 2265) Organic 225Gog Spring to Summer 60°F/16°C Frost sensitive Fast 4 Lb. 150 Lb. 1" Yes
Spring Green Manure Mix Organic 976Gog Spring to Summer 38°F/3°C See components Medium 5 Lb. 200 Lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" Yes X X X
Barley (Pinnacle) 3676 Early Spring to Summer 38°F/3°C 7 Fast 2 Lb. 80 - 125 Lb. 3/4 - 2" X X X X
Mammoth Red Clover Organic 980Gog Anytime 41°F/5°C 4 Fast 1/2 Lb. 5 - 15 Lb. Yes 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X X
Buckwheat (Common) Organic 966Gog Spring to Summer 50°F/10°C Frost sensitive Fast 2 - 3 Lb. 50 - 90 Lb. Yes 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X
Hairy Vetch Organic 987Gog Anytime 60°F/16°C 4 Slow 1 Lb. 25 - 40 Lb. 2nd year 1/2 - 1 1/2" Yes X X
Sweet Clover Organic 977Gog Spring to Summer 42°F/6°C 4 Medium 1/2 Lb. 10 - 20 Lb. 2nd year 1/4 - 1" Yes X X X X X X
Hybrid Pearl Millet 187 Summer 60°F/16°C Frost sensitive Fast 1/4 Lb. 6 - 10 Lb. 1/2 - 1" X X X X X
Winter Rye 968 Anytime (Fall for grain) 34°F/1°C 3 Medium 4 Lb. 60 - 120 Lb. 3/4 - 2" X X X X