Published Feb 5, 2011

Austrian winter peas in Iowa?

By Sarah Carlson

Check out this link cover crops ohio to a nice Ohio State Extension publication about cover crops. Many good pictures of different cover crops and when and where in the rotation different types of cover crops might best fit.

Has anyone tried: Austrian winter peas planted following soybeans in the fall and then no-till drilled corn into the living mulch in the spring and then burn-down the pea plants? Or killed peas using tillage and then immediately planted corn?

How good is Austrian winter pea winter survival in Iowa?