Barley Seeds


Seed Specs

  • Average seed per pound: 13,600
  • Emergence time: 6 – 8 days
  • Minimum soil temperature for germination: 38 degrees Fahrenheit


  • Drill: 50 – 75 pounds per acre
  • Broadcast with light incorporation: 55 – 83 pounds per acre
  • Aerial or surface seeding: 60 – 90 pounds per acre

Cover Crop Information

Barley does an excellent job of preventing erosion, suppressing weeds, building organic matter, and also scavenging for nutrients. Barley has a very fibrous root that makes it a good nutrient recycler and provides increased water movement.

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