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Grasses

Grass cover crops are most useful for… Nutrient scavenging Reducing or preventing erosion Producing large amounts of residue and adding organic matter to the soil Reducing weed suppression Breaking up soil compaction Usually high in feed quality for grazing and forage practices.

 

Types

Annual Ryegrass

Barley

Cereal Rye

Triticale

Spring Oats

Sorghum-Sudangrass


Legumes


Legumes

Legume cover crops are used to: Fix atmospheric nitrogen for use by subsequent crops Reduce or prevent erosion Produce biomass and add organic matter to the soil Attract beneficial insects

 

Types

Berseem Clover

Crimson Clover

Hairy Vetch

Red Clover

Sunn Hemp

Sweetclover

White Clover

Winter Pea


Broadleaf non-legume


Broadleaf non-legume

Non-legume broadleaf cover crops are most useful for: Breaking up soil compaction Soil building by adding organic matter to the soil Scavenging nutrients—especially nitrogen—left over from a previous crop Suppressing weeds

 

Types

Buckwheat

Daikon

Radish

Rapeseed

Purple Top Turnip

Other


Blends


Blends

Mixtures of legume, broadleaf and grass cover crops combine the benefits of all the seeds, including biomass production, nutrient scavenging, nitrogen production, as well as weed and erosion control. Multiple seeds offer support for each other in various growth stages Failure of one seed in a blend is outweighed by the success of the other seeds.

 

Mix Types

Wheat going to Corn mix

Wheat going to Soybeans mix

Beans going to Corn mix

Corn going to Beans mix


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