Forage, Rangeland & Cover Crop Seed
At Landmark Turf & Native Seed, we offer stock specific forage seeds and mixes as well as formulations for low input naturalization. Seeds are professionally selected and intended to provide high yields and low management.
Our pasture formulations and mixes feature proven and reliable varieties intended to provide the nutrition your livestock needs while holding up to today’s intensive grazing methods year after year.
A tropical legume, sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) can produce more than 5,000 lb. dry matter/A and 120 lb. N/A in just nine to 12 weeks. It can fill a narrow niche between harvest of a summer crop and planting of a fall cash or cover crop and is especially fitted to vegetable production. Sunn hemp sown by September 1 following a corn crop in Alabama, for example, can produce an average of 115 lb. N/A by December 1. Sunn hemp is not winter hardy and a hard freeze easily kills it. Sow sunn hemp a minimum of nine weeks before the average date of the first. Sudangrass is highly palatable and high-yielding summer annual forage. Adapted to many types of soils and environments, use with caution when grazing or haying because of nitrates and prussic acid. Sunn hemp seed can only be produced in tropical areas, eliminating the threat of re-seeding /weediness to only the very southern regions of the Gulf States.
Rapeseed (or Canola)
Besides their use as an oil crop, these species are also used for forage. If pest suppression is an objective, rapeseed should be used rather than canola since the breakdown products of glucosinolates are thought to be a principal mechanism for pest control with these cover crops. Rapeseed has been shown to have biological activity against plant parasitic nematodes as well as weeds. Due to its rapid fall growth, rapeseed captures high amounts of residual N and accumulates significant amounts of aboveground biomass.
VITALITY Radish is a multi-purpose “Daikon type” (Raphanus sativas var. longipinnatus), also referred to as forage or fodder radish and has been selected for use in cover crop systems to improve water quality, and increase farmland productivity. VITALITY Radish is an agronomic tool to alleviate soil compaction, suppress weeds, capture, recycle & redistribute N and other nutrients in the soil profile, enhance seedbed for following crop, reduce nitrate leaching, reduce runoff & control erosion, build soil organic matter & microbial action, and attract beneficial insects.
MADONNA Westerwold Annual Ryegrass
MADONNA 4N Westerwold ryegrass.... A true annual, MADONNA produces high forage and seed yield, crown rust resistance, and excellent palatability with ‘soft leaf’ and high sugar and starch content.