Buckwheat Seeds


Seed Specs

  • Average seed per pound: 20,400
  • Emergence time: 3 – 7 days
  • Minimum soil temperature for germination: 50 degrees Fahrenheit


  • Drill: 20 – 35 pounds per acre
  • Broadcast and lightly incorporated: 22 – 39 pounds per acre
  • Aerial or surface seeding: 24 – 42 pounds per acre

Cover Crop Information

Buckwheat is a fast growing plant that has a large amount of fine roots that are excellent at working the soil and also capturing phosphorus, and makes the phosphorus available to other plants. It is an excellent weed suppressor and attracts many beneficial insects. It thrives in poor soils and is often the first crop to be planted on freshly cleared ground and over-farmed soils.