Flax

Crop Type Seeds/Lb Minimum Germination Temperature
cool season broadleaf 83,000 45F

This cool season broadleaf is great for attracting beneficial insects and when it reaches maturity, it makes for great residue building. It makes for a solid choice when building soil is a goal because of its shallow, but extensive root system. Flax is best planted in either a cover crop mix or inter-seeded with another crop (chickpeas), planted alone it does not offer much biomass or residue on the surface.

Nitrogen scavenger Soil builder Prevent Erosion Weed Suppression Grazing Quick Growth Lasting Residue Make P and K Available Loosen Topsoil Suppress Disease Attract Beneficial Insects
3 4 3 2 1 2 5 3 4 1 3

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent