In the photos above, Lisa is planted in the pasture as a mixture. In the lower photo, Lisa is part of a mixture including small amounts of vetch, oat, rye grass and Persian clover.
Harnas is a threshable (yellow) forage pea variety. In taste, Harnas is suitable even for kitchen plates, but it is not acceptable for food industry due to its colour. Harnas has already been cultivated for many years in vegetation mixtures as a protein supplement in grain mixtures.
Cultivation experiences and notes:
Importer’s notes from a time span of three growing seasons:
- Growing time approximately 100-101 days, well-suited for mixed cultivation, for example, with wheat.
- Wheat having a strong stalk also supports the vegetation in staying upright.
- There are not yet any official variety tests, but Harnas is very high-yielding and its crop potential is high (approx. 4000 kg).
- It is suitable along with grain to be harvested at the milk stage for making silage or for crushing.
- It increases the protein content of the feed.
- Normal cultivation measures, seed spacing 4-6 cm, row spacing 12.5 cm.
- Because pea cultivation is not very common, disease risks are currently low, and in cultivation mixtures they are even lower.
Pea cultivation in general:
- pure pea vegetation will require a seed rate of 300-320 kg/ha
- in vegetation mixtures generally, for example, 120 kg pea + 120kg wheat / oat
- 50% in the seeds of vegetation mixtures yields 20-25% peas in the crop
- pea is nitrogen self-sufficient (pH preferably approx. 6 or more) and a good preceding crop
Below are several photos of the forage pea variety Rokka in 2014.