System 1 used Austrian winter pea
as a green manure cover crop and no N-fertilizer, while System 2 had no cover crop and inorganic N-fertilizers were used.
Some favorite legumes that do well are crimson clover, white clover, ladino clover, Tripoli white clover, Austrian winter peas
and Arrowleaf clover.
I figured my plots--primarily Buck Forage oats with a few turnips and Austrian winter peas
mixed in--would imprint those places on the brains of all deer in the valley.
Popular cover crops include buckwheat, clover, Austrian winter peas
, vetch, and rye.
* Non-perennial legumes: hairy vetch, Austrian winter peas
, field peas, forage soybeans, and crimson clover or any annual clover
For the ultimate in attraction, nutrition and persistence from fall into late winter and spring, mix oats with cool-season legumes, such as highly palatable Austrian winter peas
and red or white clovers at 60/20/20-lbs ratio per acre (60 lbs wheat.
At Akron, Colorado, Vigil and Nielsen (1996) determined the effect of growing legumes (Austrian winter peas
, spring field peas, and Indianhead lentils) during fallow on subsequent winter wheat yields, economics of the system, and termination dates for the legume.
I learned about Austrian winter peas
by reading your article "Salads All Winter?
Daikon radishes have been added to the mix, which includes Austrian winter peas
and winter wheat for a blend that holds up well even in small plots.