Cover Crop Mixes and Individual Species
In addition to selling forages that can double as cover crops, King’s AgriSeeds has developed a variety of cover crop mixes that will help increase soil health. Species blends are far more beneficial in improving the life of your soil than a monoculture.
Cover crop seed mix has huge potential to improve your farm’s long term productivity and profitability.
Whether you are farming conventionally, organically, or aiming for a no-till system, soils should have a living crop growing on each field for as many months of the year as possible.
For best root nodulation and nitrogen fixation, inoculate untreated legume seed and seed mixtures containing legumes with the appropriate inoculant, as indicated. Although some legumes tolerate more acidic soils after they get established, most legumes need a pH close to neutral for nodulation.
Consult with our agronomists to choose the appropriate cover crop mixes for your farm.
Cover Crop Reference Materials:
- Bees and cover crops: Using flowering cover crops for native pollinator conservation
- Cover Crop Decision Making Chart: After Corn/Corn Silage
- Cover Crop Decision Making Chart: After Soybeans
- Cover Crop Decision Making Chart: After Cereal Grains
- Cover Crop Rollers for Northeastern Grain Production
- Herbicide Carryover Table (Penn State Extension)
- Nitrogen Benefits of Winter Cover Crops (Cornell Extension)
- Penn State Interrow Seeder Information; See also When to Aerial Apply Cover Crops into Corn and Interseeder tech sheet
- Penn State Cover Crop Cocktails Research News
- Sustainable Crop Rotations with Cover Crops (Ohio State Extension)
Cover Crop Mixes
TerraLife Cover Crop Mixtures
TerraLife cover crop mixtures were developed to loosen up the soil between crop rotations and improve soil fertility and health. All mixtures include a proportion of quick-growing species to effectively suppress weed growth. The species diversity guarantees good biodiversity and maximum variation in root development to ensure good soil penetration.
TerraLife Webinar by Dr. Heino Schaupp & Dr. Matthias Westerschulte of DSV germany