Farm Seed Comparison Chart

Name Part # Sowing Season Minimum Germ. Temp. Hardiness Zone Growth Rate Sow per 1,000 sq.ft. Sow per Acre Seeding Depth Nitrogen Fixation Erosion Control (Cover Crop) Weed Suppression Green Manure Forage Biomass (Organic Matter) Bees/Beneficial Insects Compaction Control
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. 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X Yes X
Crimson Clover Organic 982Gog Anytime 45°F/7°C 7 Medium 2/3 lb. 22 - 30 lb. 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X Yes
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. 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X Yes 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 1/2 - 1" X Yes
Buckwheat 966 Spring to Summer 50°F/10°C Frost sensitive Fast 2 - 3 lb. 50 - 90 lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X Yes
Purple Top Forage Turnips 233 Spring or Late Summer 45°F/7°C 6 Fast 1/4 lb. 8 lb. 1/2" X
Mustard 3522 Spring to Summer 40°F/4°C 7 Fast 1 lb. 15 - 20 lb. 1/4 - 3/4" X X X X X Yes
Crimson Clover 982 Anytime 45°F/7°C 7 Medium 2/3 lb. 22 - 30 lb. 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X Yes
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. 1/4 - 3/4" X X X X X Yes
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
DS Admiral Pea Organic 238Gog Spring 41°F/5°C 7 3 lb. 120 lb. 1 1/2 - 3" Yes 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. 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X 2nd year
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. 1/2 - 1 1/2" Yes X X X Yes
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
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. 1/4 - 1/2" Yes X X X X Yes X
Buckwheat (Common) Organic 966Gog Spring to Summer 50°F/10°C Frost sensitive Fast 2 - 3 lb. 50 - 90 lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" X X Yes
Hairy Vetch Organic 987Gog Anytime 60°F/16°C 4 Slow 1 lb. 25 - 40 lb. 1/2 - 1 1/2" Yes X X 2nd year
4010 Field Pea Organic 92Gog Spring 41°F/5°C 7 3 lb. 120 lb. 1 1/2 - 3" Yes X X X
Sweet Clover Organic 977Gog Spring to Summer 42°F/6°C 4 Medium 1/2 lb. 10 - 20 lb. 1/4 - 1" Yes X X X X X 2nd year 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