Winter Pea, Lynx

Termination of Cover Crop

Winter Pea, Lynx

Lynx Winter Pea is an exciting new winter field pea with better cold tolerance, excellent palatability, and improved disease resistance. Lynx Winter Pea is a clear-coated, smooth green pea that produces white flowers. These characteristics are particularly significant for attracting wildlife. Clear-coated, white flower pea plants have been shown to be more palatable than purple flowering pea plants because they are tannin-free, making the plants sugar-sweet, not bitter. Lynx Winter Pea is a semi-leafless variety with short internodes. For the cover crop market, it offers improved winter hardiness, meaning longer production of roots, nodulation, and high nitrogen. Lynx Winter Pea was developed by the USDA/ARS in cooperation with Washington State Ag Research. It was tested under the experimental name PS05300180W. It is 5 days later in maturity than Windham.

Type: Legume

Season: Cool Season

Seeding & Growth

  • Precision: 30 lb/A
  • Drilled: 40 lb/A, 1/2″ to 1″
  • Broadcast: Not recommended
  • Aerial: Not recommended
  • Dates: Aug. to Oct., early enough so plants are 6-8″ tall before soil freezes, because peas are shallow rooted and susceptible to heaving. Frost seeded in early spring
  • Avg seeds/lb: 1,800-4,000
  • Emergence: 9 days
  • Height: 2′-4′
  • Inoculate: Yes, pea or vetch inoculant
  • Inter-seeding: Yes, ask a specialist for details
  • Drought and Heat: Low drought and heat tolerance
  • Flooding: Does not tolerate flooding or ponding

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