Forage Kale are great incorporated with other brassica plants like radishes, collard, turnips, etc. Because most brassica plants are winter hardy, Kale is often used as a winter crop. When planted in the fall it can withstand a cold winter and begin growing in the spring as the weather warms.
Sow for cover crop between September and October for the South. Forage Kale helps in opening up the soil because of its tap roots. As a cover crop kale can be planted in late summer or early fall; using it as a winter crop helps protect the soil longer from erosion.
The spring green-up of Kale is similar to forage rapes. Seed size and crop management are similar to other brassica.
Plant 7-8 pounds per acre when planted as a single species.
Plant 2-3 pounds per acre when mixed with other crops.