COVER CROP SEEDS

  • Seed Rye

    CEREAL RYE

    • Has an extensive root system that is excellent at holding soil in place and preventing erosion 
    • Has a wider planting window than other cover crops which allows it to be planted later into the fall
    • The most winter-hardy of all cereal grains
    • One of the best cool season cover crops for out-competing weeds and absorbing unused soil Nitrogen
    • Extensive deep roots help prevent compaction in annually tilled fields and an excellent source of residue in no-till and minimum-tillage systems

    Seed Radish

    GROUNDHOG FORAGE RADISH

    • Produces more root mass than oil seed radish
    • Captures 150 to 200 lbs of nitrogen per acre and other nutrients that would leach out of the soil
    • Winter kills leaving nutrients near the surface and holes in the ground that improve water infiltration and soil aeration
    • Seed in the late summer at rate of 8 lbs/acre, at 1/4 inch depth

    TAP MASTER RADISH

    • Long tapered tap root is designed to break up hard pans
    • Creates root channels, improved water infiltration and aerations for warmer spring soil planting temperatures
    • Excellent at capturing nutrients and recycling them
    • Completely winter kills and leaves little or no residue
    • Seed at 8-10 lbs/acre

    Seed Buckwheat

    MANCAN BUCKWHEAT

    • Germinates quickly and rapidly forms a dense leaf canopy to smother out weeds
    • Produces several tons of dry matter in 6 to 8 weeks
    • Buckwheat suppresses weeds and attracts beneficial insects and pollinators with its abundant blossoms
    • Takes up phosphorus that is otherwise unavailable to crops and releases it as residue breaks down
    • Seed 50 lbs/acre at a 1" depth

    Seed Forage Oat

    FORAGE OATS

    • Provide quick, weed-suppressing biomass
    • Excellent for forage
    • Deep and fibrous root mass
    • Takes up excess Nitrogen and small amounts of Phosphorous and Potassium when planted early enough
    • Spring-planted oats are used for green manure, while fall-planted oats provide winter-killed ground cover
    • Winter-kills
    • Work very well with other cover crops in mixes
    • Seed at 2 bushels/acre for cover

    Seed Clover

    CRIMSON CLOVER

    • Winter annual and summer legume that will survive over winter when planted in the fall
    • Seeded in early fall it will produce 30 to 40 pounds of nitrogen before winter dormancy
    • Seed at 10-12 lbs/acre