Nitro Mix
80% Bounty Annual Ryegrass
20% Crimson Clover

  • Deep rooting
  • Increases organic matter
  • Erosion control
  • Suppresses weeds
  • Produces Nitrogen for the following crop
  • Increases water infiltration
  • Sequesters this years leftover nutrients
  • Reduces compaction

This is a great mix for soybeans going to corn. It provides season long soil cover with deep rooting along with Nitrogen production, this mix also sequesters nitrogen from bean crops as well as other nutrients.

 

Soil Buster Mix
80% Bounty Annual Ryegrass
20% Enricher Radish

  • Deep rooting
  • Increases organic matter
  • Reduces compaction
  • Captures free Nitrogen & Phosphorous
  • Suppresses weeds
  • Erosion control
  • Reduces soy cyst nematode populations

This is an ideal mix for compacted, low organic matter soils. The addition of radish will provide deep rooting and bare spots in spring to aid in soil warm up and reduce the sod effect of ryegrass. This mix is most beneficial ahead of beans.

3 Way Cover Mix
56% Bounty Annual Ryegrass
32% Crimson Clover
12% Enricher Radish

  • Deep rooting
  • Reduces compaction
  • Captures unused nutrients
  • Produces Nitrogen for following crops
  • Erosion control
  • Increases water infiltration
  • Sequester nutrients

This is the ideal mix for compacted, sloping land going to corn next year. The 3 Way Cover Mix is also excellent to sequester nutrients as well as build Nitrogen resources for the next crop.

 

Buckeye Mix
75% Crimson Clover
25% Enricher Radish

  • Easily managed
  • High Nitrogen production
  • Erosion control
  • Reduces compaction

This is a great mix for wheat stubble fields going to corn. The fall ground cover from this blend will help expedite decomposing wheat residue.

Synergist Mix
88% Bounty Annual Ryegrass
12% Dwarf Essex Rape

  • Deep rooting
  • Excellent combination for diversity
  • Higher C:N ratios for being there next season when crop needs the N
  • Weed suppression
  • Erosion control
  • Increase organic matter
  • Good for reducing compaction
  • Reduce soybean cyst nematode

Excellent for soybeans since brassica types have shown some reduction in white mold and sudden death syndrome. Excellent for following wheat and going into either soybeans or corn.

 

Designing a Cover Crop Mix

Cover crop mixes provide increased benefits to soil health and soil conservation. There are, however, some potential pitfalls to growing a combination of species for a cover crop. Following a few basic rules and making keen observations as you begin growing mixes will help you avoid potential pitfalls, improve your success rate, and multiply the benefits to the soil and to farm profitability.
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