Buckwheat Increases Bee Populations and Produces Excellent Honey Yields

soil building, bee friendly Buckwheat

Fagopyrum esculentum

A fast growing summer annual.  Used to attract beneficial insects, it has been known to support large hives and produce exceptional honey yields. Useful as a green manure smother crop, it germinates quickly, shading and cooling the soil. The biomass breaks down rapidly, making nutrients and minerals readily available to the subsequent crop.  Its quick decay also improves the condition and moisture-holding capacity of the soil.

 

Planting Instructions:

Broadcast

96 lbs/acre broadcast

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Ideal Soil:

Drilled

50-60 lbs/acre drilled

1/2-1 inch

Performs well on low fertility soil but not droughty or excessively wet soil.

Erosion Control Beneficial Insectary Quick Growth Water management
Weed Suppression Nutrient Recycling Compaction Management

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