Cover Crops

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

 Ryegrass and Clover mix

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

 Crimson Clover

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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.​

 Cereal Rye

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.​

 Radishes

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

 For More Information...

Please contact your local FS Crop Specialist.​