Buckwheat germinates rapidly, and the dense leaf canopy shades soil smothering most weeds. Primarily used as a green manure crop it can provide 3 tons of dry matter per acre after only 6 to 8 weeks. (Buckwheat is both a source of honey and buckwheat milling flower.) Easy to establish.Buckwheat is not cold tolerant, but will provide wildlife winter feeding on seeds.
seeding rate for 50 lbs./acre, in late summer.