Austrian Winter Peas are very good for cover crops and green manure crops, building tilth and adding organic matter and thus humus to the soil.
Peas like well drained and fertile loam soils. Field peas are used as a winter annual in the South and as a spring annual in the North for soil improvement and for forage. Generally grown with a small grain for pasture, hay or silage. Many cultivars have been available for use as a cover crop or green manure crop. Does not tolerate high water table or any substantial flooding.
75 to 100 lbs per acre. 5 lbs per 1,000 square feet.