Diverse annual cover crop mix to be seeded in late summer that can double as high energy forage. For forage most of yield will be fall productions.
This is a versatile cool season mix made up of grasses, legumes, and brassicas that can be used a short-term cover crop, a soil-building transition crop to renovate depleted soils, a grazing mix, and a wildlife food plot. It also contains several blooming species that, if left to grow and flower, will attract beneficial species. The mix is beneficial for both no-till and conventional-till soils and consists of all Non-GMO seeds.
Oats are very fast starting and will give survival until about 20 degrees. Triticale and annual ryegrass will typically survive the winter to give a good spring cover.
Spring peas, hairy vetch and crimson clover typically survive the winter and fix nitrogen. N production will be maximized if the hairy vetch and clover are left to grow to bloom in the spring.
Daikon radish like oats are very fast starting and will survive until about 20 degrees. Turnip can survive colder temperature and quite often over winter.
Ray’s Crazy Fall Mix as a cover crop and forage improves soil health however, as with most crops it must be terminiated to prevent self seeding. If the seeding occurs, the crop maybe a weed for future crops.