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Forage Chicory
Forage Chicory Cichorium intybus Tap-rooted broadleaf perennial with bright blue flowers suited to well-drained moderately acidic soils. Well-managed stands may persist 5 years or longer, but also valuable in annual stands for pasture or green chop. Chicory is established best by drilling ½" deep or broadcasting, then cultipacking, into a well-prepared seedbed; it may also be no-till drilled or frost-seeded on established pastures early in the season. Begin grazing when the plant is 8–10'' high, and graze down to 1–2''. Seed at 10#/acre alone, or 5#/ acre in mixes, ¼#/ 1000 sq ft.

As annual forage: Very high digestibility and protein levels up to 50% higher than alfalfa. Digestibility is reduced if plants are allowed to bolt, but the flowers are very attractive! An Ohio State University study published in 2012 showed significantly lower fecal egg counts in lambs grazed on chicory compared to lambs grazed on annual grass. A 1993 Danish study showed reduced numbers of roundworm and nodular worm larvae in pigs fed dried chicory root.

Item Discounted
Price
8019A: (0.5#) $7.50
8019B: (2.5#) $35.00
8019C: (5#) $58.25
8019D: (25#) $238.50 ($226.57)
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Farm Seed

Unless otherwise noted, our legume seed is sold “raw”: it has not been inoculated with the appropriate bacteria in a process called rhizocoating.
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Organic Seed

We are a MOFGA-certified organic repacker and handler of seed and feed.
All our seed is untreated.

Organically grown seed is labeled OG.
The label ECO after the variety name describes non-certified seed grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers on farms which maintain an active soil-building program. Some farmers eschew certification for a variety of reasons, ideological, economic and otherwise.

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