Forage Kale is a leafy brassica with a high leaf to stem ratio. It establishes rapidly with adequate soil moisture and temperature. Grazing can begin 80 to 150 days after seeding with mature plants tolerating temperatures down to 10°F. Can produce crude protein levels exceeding 17%.
|Planting Rate:||April-August (April-June; Mid July-August)|
|Planting Depth:||1/4-1/2 inch|
|Approximate Seeds per Pound:||144,000|
|Planting Rate in Pure Stand:||3-5 pounds per acre|
|Planting Rate in Mixture:||1-2 pounds per acre|
|Fertilizer:||Apply 50 pounds N at seeding; P & K according to soil test|