Fagopyrum esculentum

Buckwheat is a short season annual crop - of 10-12 weeks. Flowering usually takes place within 50 days.

 

Buckwheat's quick establishment assists in suppressing weeds. It has the ability to improve soil health by cycling nutrients, improving soil structure and building organic matter. 

The white flowers attract pollinators and beneficial insects. As a result, it is often a component of "insect havens" in orchards.

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  • 1-7t DM/ha/season
    Depending on environmental conditions and management

  • Adapted to moderately fertile soils

  • Short season crop (10 - 12 weeks)

  • Flowers within 50 days

  • Multiple uses including forage, cover crop, or commercial seed production

  • Phosphorus and Calcium scavenger

  • Attracts beneficial insects and pollinators

  • Suppresses weeds

  • Suppresses root pathogens