Cover Crops
Curious about cover crops?

The main purpose of cover crops is to benefit the soil and potentially other crops.  Some of the primary benefits include:

 

Erosion Control- Cover crops reduce wind and water erosion on all types of soil and landscapes.

Weed Suppression- A dense stand of cereal rye or other cover crops can supress weeds by shading and allelopathic effects on some grasses and weeds.

Soil Quality- Water infiltration, soil tilth, compaction reduction, and the addition of organic matter are a few of the improvements that can be experienced using cover crops.

Fertility Improvements- Legumes can add a substantial amount of available nitrogen to the soil.  Non-legume cover crops can be used to take up excess nitrogen from previous crops.

 

 

Hairy Vetch Cereal Rye​ ​Crimson Clover ​Annual Ryegrass
Forage Radishes​ ​Forage Turnips ​Wheat ​Oats
​Field Peas ​Buckwheat ​Rapeseed ​Sudangrass
​Red Clover ​White Clover ​Teff ​Various Mixes
 

 

 







Crimson Clover​ Radishes​ Ryegrass and Clover mix