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Kobe Lespedeza Seed - 50 Lbs.

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Type: Summer Annual Legume Height: 14 inches
Usage: Pasture, Hay Seeding Rate: 25 lb/ acre
Plant: Feb- May 10

  • More of a Hay Type, But Used For Grazing As Well
  • A Striated Type (larger seed, Taller Plant and more erect than Korean)
  • Inoculation Required
  • Excellent Heat & Drought Tolerance
  • Grows Well in Poor Soil (With Low pH Levels)
  • Has Reputation for High Weight Gain on Cattle
  • Needs to be Managed for Re-Seeding:
  • Take Cattle off August 15th
  • Allow it to Bloom in September
  • It Sets Seed in October
  • In November, Turn Cattle Back In
  • Potential Nitrogen Production of 30 lb/ acre per year
  • Has Resistance to Serious Lespedeza Diseases (bacterial with tar spot)
  • Later Maturing is Desirable for Late Summer Pasture in Southern Missouri & Arkansas
  • The Legume of Choice for Horses
  • Mostly grows on well drained soil but will respond well to liming
  • Dry formula available
  • A non-bloating legume, Fills the summer slump
  • Lespedeza can be used by all classes of livestock, especially sheep
  • Very desirable for wild bird game plots and food plots
  • Yield potential 1-11/2 ton/acre
  • Kobe leaves are longer than korean with less wounded ends

Note about Managing Lespedeza: Even Moderate Use of Nitrogen Will Increase the Competition & Severely Reduce the Lespedeza Production