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Wensink Seeds

4704 Wood Road

Monroeville, Ohio 


(419) 359-1501




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  • 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 outcompeting 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


  • 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 nutients near the surface and holes in the ground that improve water infilatration 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Winterkills
  • Work very well with other cover crops in mixes
  • Seed at 2 bushels/acre for cover


  • 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


- Seed Corn
- Seed Beans
- Seed Wheat
- Seed Oats
- Seed Barley
- Seed Spelts
- Seed  Rye
- Small Seeds
- Cover Crops


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