SF 150 Field Fit is a premium Soil First™ cover crop mixture of Spring Oats and Tillage Radish. A very simple cover crop mix that will completely winter kill in many northern climates. If sequestering leftover nutrients is the goal, this is the mix to use.
Planting window: 3-10 weeks before frost
- Seed 30-35 lbs/acre alone with a drill (7.5″ spacing)
- Broadcast/Aerial: 30-40 lbs/acre
- For forage 40-50 lbs/acre
Seeding depth: ¼” to 1″ deep
Comparable setting on drill chart: Oats (use large box)
Germination soil temperature: 45° F
DM tons/acre: 2-5
Considerations: Because of large percentage of oats, there is minimal lasting residue with Soil First® 150. If grazing, introduce Soil First® 150 slowly and don’t allow brassicas to ever make up more than 1/3 of livestock’s diet.
Benefits: scale 1-5, 5=best
- Compaction Alleviation 5
- Weed suppression 5
- Biomass production 4
- Erosion control 3
- Disease/Pest control 3
- Pollinator/Beneficials 2
- P & K Cycling 3
- Ease of Establishment 5
Termination: Radish will terminate with multiple nights in the teens. If radish over winters, glyphosate and 2,4-D provide effective control.