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Aeschynomene Seed (Coated & Hulled)
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Aeschynomene is a warm season legume also known as "Joint-Vetch" or "Deer-Vetch." Aeschynomene is a high protein ingredient for Spring, Summer, and Fall food plots for wildlife. The plants can reach between 3 and 6 feet in height at maturity. Aeschynomene grows much better in low bottom areas where the moisture is commonly found. Aeschynomene is considered one the easiest to establish and highest protein ingredients for all wildlife food plots.

Product Details

  • Warm-season annual legume
  • Adapted to moist flat-wood areas
  • Popular for cattle planting and wildlife food plots
  • Very palatable to cattle and deer
  • Excellent source of protein

Product Information

Aeschynomene is hulled & coated with inoculant as a more convenient option for the user. The inoculant is compiled of rhizobacteria, which fixes itself to the root nodules, and promotes nitrogen and phosphorus production causing optimal plant health, and extends the lifespan of the legume.

Aeschynomene Americana, or Common Aeschynomene, is a true annual that flowers and produces seed in the early fall; plants usually die after seed has matured. It grows best on moist, fertile soils, with surface drainage.

Aeschynomene is not recommended for hay and silage due to high moisture and mucilaginous.

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Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw:
Coated
Fertilizer
16-04-08 Slow Release - 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
10 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 - 3/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
10 - 15 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer
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Seeding
If seeded with a precision planter on a clean-tilled seedbed, the lower seeding rate may be used. Broadcast seeding requires the higher seeding rate, especially when seed are broadcast on established pasture sod.  

Seeding date can be critical to successful establishment. Aeschynomene is usually planted in June when the summer rains start. It has been planted successfully in April and May when spring rainfall has been above normal. Try to plant to establish new stands or lightly disk old stands to encourage seed germination when the chances are greatest for continued good soil moisture. Stand failure of aeschynomene is mainly caused by inadequate soil moisture at or shortly after seeding.

Overseeding Pastures
Certain management practices should be followed to minimize competition of the bahiagrass with the aeschynomene seedlings and allow for successful establishment. These practices include: 1) burning excess bahiagrass in late winter if there is enough fuel to carry a fire; 2) no application of nitrogen during the spring preceding planting of the aeschynomene; 3) removal of excess bahiagrass before seeding by grazing close (2 to 4 inches); 4) close grazing and chopping or disking are useful to reduce bahiagrass competition when soil moisture is plentiful; and 5) continued grazing after seeding until the aeschynomene seedlings are about 2 inches tall. Remove cattle before they graze the tops of the seedlings. Allow the aeschynomene plants to reach a height of 12 to 18 inches before grazing. If self re-seeding of the stand or seed production of common aeschynomene is contemplated, then cattle must be removed from pasture from mid- August through November of the year of establishment to allow the crop to flower and set seed. This kind of spelling is not required for evenia which flowers and seeds throughout the year. Chopping or light-disking of pasture in spring every couple of years promotes regeneration of aeschynomene from soil seed-bank reserve.

Various seeding methods and types of seeders can be used. Sod-seeding drills are useful and result in less soil moisture loss from the soil surface as compared to broadcast methods where light disking or chopping, seeding and rolling are used to obtain seed-to-soil contact. Regardless of the method used, seed should be placed at 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep.

Grazing Management
Rotational grazing is recommended when plants reach a height of 18 inches. A stocking rate of 2 to 5 animal units per acre has been suggested. Graze the plants back to about 8 to 14 inches and move to the next pasture. Maintaining a 14-inch stubble will allow for maximum regrowth and good seed production.

Aeschynomene Seed (Coated & Hulled)

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Aeschynomene is a warm season legume also known as "Joint-Vetch" or "Deer-Vetch." Aeschynomene is a high protein ingredient for Spring, Summer, and Fall food plots for wildlife. The plants can reach between 3 and 6 feet in height at maturity. Aeschynomene grows much better in low bottom areas where the moisture is commonly found. Aeschynomene is considered one the easiest to establish and highest protein ingredients for all wildlife food plots.
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Aeschynomene is a warm season legume also known as "Joint-Vetch" or "Deer-Vetch." Aeschynomene is a high protein ingredient for Spring, Summer, and Fall food plots for wildlife. The plants can reach between 3 and 6 feet in height at maturity. Aeschynomene...
Aeschynomene is a warm season legume also known as "Joint-Vetch" or "Deer-Vetch." Aeschynomene is a high protein ingredient for Spring, Summer, and Fall food plots for wildlife. The plants can reach between 3 and 6 feet in height at maturity. Aeschynomene grows much better in low bottom areas where the moisture is commonly found. Aeschynomene is considered one the easiest to establish and highest protein ingredients for all wildlife food plots. Product Details Warm-season annual legume Adapted to moist flat-wood areas Popular for cattle planting and wildlife food plots Very palatable to cattle and deer Excellent source of protein Product Information Aeschynomene is hulled & coated with inoculant as a more convenient option for the user. The inoculant is compiled of rhizobacteria, which fixes itself to the root nodules, and promotes nitrogen and phosphorus production causing optimal plant health, and extends the lifespan of the legume.Aeschynomene Americana, or Common Aeschynomene, is a true annual that flowers and produces seed in the early fall; plants usually die after seed has matured. It grows best on moist, fertile soils, with surface drainage.Aeschynomene is not recommended for hay and silage due to high moisture and mucilaginous.
Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw:
Coated
Fertilizer
16-04-08 Slow Release - 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
10 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 - 3/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
10 - 15 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

Instructions

SeedingIf seeded with a precision planter on a clean-tilled seedbed, the lower seeding rate may be used. Broadcast seeding requires the higher seeding rate, especially when seed are broadcast on established pasture sod.   Seeding date can be critical to successful establishment....
SeedingIf seeded with a precision planter on a clean-tilled seedbed, the lower seeding rate may be used. Broadcast seeding requires the higher seeding rate, especially when seed are broadcast on established pasture sod.   Seeding date can be critical to successful establishment. Aeschynomene is usually planted in June when the summer rains start. It has been planted successfully in April and May when spring rainfall has been above normal. Try to plant to establish new stands or lightly disk old stands to encourage seed germination when the chances are greatest for continued good soil moisture. Stand failure of aeschynomene is mainly caused by inadequate soil moisture at or shortly after seeding. Overseeding PasturesCertain management practices should be followed to minimize competition of the bahiagrass with the aeschynomene seedlings and allow for successful establishment. These practices include: 1) burning excess bahiagrass in late winter if there is enough fuel to carry a fire; 2) no application of nitrogen during the spring preceding planting of the aeschynomene; 3) removal of excess bahiagrass before seeding by grazing close (2 to 4 inches); 4) close grazing and chopping or disking are useful to reduce bahiagrass competition when soil moisture is plentiful; and 5) continued grazing after seeding until the aeschynomene seedlings are about 2 inches tall. Remove cattle before they graze the tops of the seedlings. Allow the aeschynomene plants to reach a height of 12 to 18 inches before grazing. If self re-seeding of the stand or seed production of common aeschynomene is contemplated, then cattle must be removed from pasture from mid- August through November of the year of establishment to allow the crop to flower and set seed. This kind of spelling is not required for evenia which flowers and seeds throughout the year. Chopping or light-disking of pasture in spring every couple of years promotes regeneration of aeschynomene from soil seed-bank reserve. Various seeding methods and types of seeders can be used. Sod-seeding drills are useful and result in less soil moisture loss from the soil surface as compared to broadcast methods where light disking or chopping, seeding and rolling are used to obtain seed-to-soil contact. Regardless of the method used, seed should be placed at 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep. Grazing ManagementRotational grazing is recommended when plants reach a height of 18 inches. A stocking rate of 2 to 5 animal units per acre has been suggested. Graze the plants back to about 8 to 14 inches and move to the next pasture. Maintaining a 14-inch stubble will allow for maximum regrowth and good seed production.
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Aeschynomene is a warm season legume also known as "Joint-Vetch" or "Deer-Vetch." Aeschynomene is a high protein ingredient for Spring, Summer, and Fall food plots for wildlife. The plants can reach between 3 and 6 feet in height at maturity. Aeschynomene grows much better in low bottom areas where the moisture is commonly found. Aeschynomene is considered one the easiest to establish and highest protein ingredients for all wildlife food plots.

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Aeschynomene Seed (Coated & Hulled) Description

Aeschynomene is a warm season legume also known as "Joint-Vetch" or "Deer-Vetch." Aeschynomene is a high protein ingredient for Spring, Summer, and Fall food plots for wildlife. The plants can reach between 3 and 6 feet in height at maturity. Aeschynomene grows much better in low bottom areas where the moisture is commonly found. Aeschynomene is considered one the easiest to establish and highest protein ingredients for all wildlife food plots.

Product Details

  • Warm-season annual legume
  • Adapted to moist flat-wood areas
  • Popular for cattle planting and wildlife food plots
  • Very palatable to cattle and deer
  • Excellent source of protein

Product Information

Aeschynomene is hulled & coated with inoculant as a more convenient option for the user. The inoculant is compiled of rhizobacteria, which fixes itself to the root nodules, and promotes nitrogen and phosphorus production causing optimal plant health, and extends the lifespan of the legume.

Aeschynomene Americana, or Common Aeschynomene, is a true annual that flowers and produces seed in the early fall; plants usually die after seed has matured. It grows best on moist, fertile soils, with surface drainage.

Aeschynomene is not recommended for hay and silage due to high moisture and mucilaginous.

Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw:
Coated
Fertilizer
16-04-08 Slow Release - 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 6.5
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
10 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 - 3/4 Inch
Seeding Rate
10 - 15 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

Seeding
If seeded with a precision planter on a clean-tilled seedbed, the lower seeding rate may be used. Broadcast seeding requires the higher seeding rate, especially when seed are broadcast on established pasture sod.  

Seeding date can be critical to successful establishment. Aeschynomene is usually planted in June when the summer rains start. It has been planted successfully in April and May when spring rainfall has been above normal. Try to plant to establish new stands or lightly disk old stands to encourage seed germination when the chances are greatest for continued good soil moisture. Stand failure of aeschynomene is mainly caused by inadequate soil moisture at or shortly after seeding.

Overseeding Pastures
Certain management practices should be followed to minimize competition of the bahiagrass with the aeschynomene seedlings and allow for successful establishment. These practices include: 1) burning excess bahiagrass in late winter if there is enough fuel to carry a fire; 2) no application of nitrogen during the spring preceding planting of the aeschynomene; 3) removal of excess bahiagrass before seeding by grazing close (2 to 4 inches); 4) close grazing and chopping or disking are useful to reduce bahiagrass competition when soil moisture is plentiful; and 5) continued grazing after seeding until the aeschynomene seedlings are about 2 inches tall. Remove cattle before they graze the tops of the seedlings. Allow the aeschynomene plants to reach a height of 12 to 18 inches before grazing. If self re-seeding of the stand or seed production of common aeschynomene is contemplated, then cattle must be removed from pasture from mid- August through November of the year of establishment to allow the crop to flower and set seed. This kind of spelling is not required for evenia which flowers and seeds throughout the year. Chopping or light-disking of pasture in spring every couple of years promotes regeneration of aeschynomene from soil seed-bank reserve.

Various seeding methods and types of seeders can be used. Sod-seeding drills are useful and result in less soil moisture loss from the soil surface as compared to broadcast methods where light disking or chopping, seeding and rolling are used to obtain seed-to-soil contact. Regardless of the method used, seed should be placed at 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep.

Grazing Management
Rotational grazing is recommended when plants reach a height of 18 inches. A stocking rate of 2 to 5 animal units per acre has been suggested. Graze the plants back to about 8 to 14 inches and move to the next pasture. Maintaining a 14-inch stubble will allow for maximum regrowth and good seed production.

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KT
07/31/2020
Karlon T.
United States United States
Came up great and looking good.

Great and the deer are already eating it up.

08/25/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! We are happy to hear that you are having great results and the deer are having a feast! Thank you for your review!

JD
07/30/2020
justin d.
United States United States
Seed

Great germination all is well

07/31/2020
Hancock Seed

Great! Happy to hear that your Aeschynomene seed is working well for you! Thank you for the review!

KD
07/30/2020
Kelvin D.
United States United States
Would recommend buying seeds from Hancock

I was happy with the package the seeds came in and the seed growth

07/30/2020
Hancock Seed

Great! Happy to hear that your Aeschynomene seed is doing so well. We appreciate any and all recommendations! Thank you for your review!

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06/26/2020
Alec C.
United States United States
Aeschynomene seed

Excellent experience

08/05/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! Glad you are having great success with the aeschynomene seed! The deer will love it! Thanks for your review!

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06/08/2020
Hugh M.
United States United States
Aeschynomene seed

I had the seeds shipped and the bags were busted when they arrived, but all of the seeds were in the boxes, so it was no big deal. Sprayed the patches with roundup about two weeks ahead of planting, and then drilled the seeds no-till in advance of rain. For the record, my John Deere grain drill obviously does not have a setting for Aeschynomene, so I set it on 4, which would have planted millet at about 12 pounds per acre. Patches looked terrible initially, but now it appears everything is coming up, and the patches that had the hardest soils at the time of the planting actually look the best. We had rain right after I planted, but we then had some dry weather, which I think stunted the seeds early on. Seeds appear to have had a really good germination rate now. It was unclear if the seeds were pre-inoculated, but I went ahead and purchased some locally to apply to the seeds before planting on the basis that I figured it could not hurt. I would definitely buy seeds from Hancock again.

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