• Seed 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


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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 Sunflowers


    • Alleviates soil compaction and improves soil health due to its combination of deep taproots, lateral branch roots, and fine fibrous root masses.  Strong taproots penetrate vertically downward and lateral branch roots leaves behind many root residue channels that provide drainage and rooting paths for future crops
    • Root structure effective at sequestering residual nitrogen
    • Good for mycorrhizal fungi growth in the soil
    • Works well as part of a cover crop mix, often mixed with buckwheat, clover, peas, oats, and other cover crops following wheat
    • Attracts numerous beneficial insects
    • The height of sunflowers are attractive for food plot mixes to provide more shelter and food to deer, upland and other game birds
    • Winter kills at about 28 degrees

    Seed 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