Cover Crops

Cover Crops Seed Product Roundup 2015

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Lynx Winter Pea from Smith Seed Services

Lynx Winter Pea is an exciting new multipurpose winter field pea with better cold tolerance, excellent palatability and improved disease resistance. Lynx Winter Pea is a clear-coated, smooth green pea that produces white flowers. These characteristics are particularly significant for attracting wildlife. Clear-coated, white-flower pea plants have been shown to be more palatable than purple-flowering pea plants because they are tannin-free, making the plants sugar-sweet, not bitter. Lynx Winter Pea is a semi-leafless variety with short internodes. For the cover-crop market, it offers improved winter hardiness, meaning longer production of roots, nodulation and high nitrogen.

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New Cover Crop Offerings from Saddle Butte Ag

Bio Till is a brand of Saddle Butte Ag Inc., a seed company in Oregon. Saddle Butte Ag Inc. has consistently been in the forefront of the cover crop market, and remains committed to helping our customers achieve higher returns through more productive soils. Please call for details about one hundred dollars off a one ton order of Cover Crop Seed at: (541) 928-0102. Some new products we have added to our lineup include Bayou Kale, Shield Broadleaf Mustard, African Forage Cabbage and Newbie Sugar Beets. For a complete list of our Bio Till Cover Crops, please visit our website.

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Green Cover Seed with SMARTmix™

At Green Cover Seed, we believe in the importance of soil health and we advocate for diverse rotations, minimum soil disturbance, maximum ground cover and living roots. To help you achieve better soil health, we carry over 70 species of cover crops and we have the experience and knowledge needed to best use them in diverse mixes to meet your specific needs. Our SMARTmix™ Calculator allows you to design your own mix and SMARTmix™ will make recommendations based on your location, planting date, goals and next cash crop, while giving an exact cost for your mix, as well as other ratings.

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CISCO Seeds N-Vest® NutriBuilder Mix

  • Three-way mixture of winter-hardy annual ryegrass, improved crimson clover and Scav-N-Ger® radish
  • More diverse mixture improves soil health
  • Nitrogen producer plus two scavengers
  • Great for improving earthworm populations
  • Crimson clover usually overwinters, radishes will winterkill and the annual ryegrass will need to be terminated in the spring
  • Plant at least 6 weeks before killing frost

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Byron Seeds

Byron Seeds is a farmer owned and farmer operated premium forage seed distribution company based in Rockville, Ind. Byron Seeds' main focus is educating farmers with livestock or row crops on sustainable farming practices, while increasing soil health with cropping rotations and the use of cover crops. We have vast experience with cover crops on our own farms. Byron Seeds has a dealer network throughout the Midwest with the experience, support and service to accommodate any size producer with cover crops.

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KB Seed Solutions Royal Annual Ryegrass

If you are considering planting a cover crop, consider KB Seed Solutions annual ryegrass. KB Royal annual ryegrass will improve the health and nutrient value of your soil. Deep-rooting ryegrass scavenges and holds nitrogen for future crops, which means bigger profits. Even during dry seasons, KB Royal promotes larger yields due to deep-rooting that creates channels for crop roots to easily follow. KB Seed Solutions does more than provide you with seed. Our leadership and knowledge will help you integrate cover crops into your operation.

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GS3 Quality Seed — First Choice for Cover Crops

GS3 Quality Seed and our premium dealers should be your first choice for cover-crop products that provide you with the value and performance you need. Our proven NitroRadish will benefit your soils with its ability to break up hardpans, increase organic matter, scavenge nutrients and improve yields. Our “TNT” Vetch variety has been selected for winter hardiness and its ability to produce large amounts of nitrogen. Availability is limited, so check our website for a dealer near you.

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Soil First™ Select Mix from La Crosse Seed

The Soil First™ Select Mix lineup from La Crosse Seed represents a concentrated approach to cover-crop needs in the Midwest. The portfolio includes proprietary mixes that offer distinct attributes for both the first-time user or experienced adopter. 101 Cover Starter and 102 Cover Starter+ were formulated for basic cover cropping in the Corn Belt. 125 N-Hancer and 140 Multi-Purpose were created to meet several goals, namely nitrogen fixing in front of corn and potential forage utilization. The Soil First™ portfolio also includes a proprietary lineup of grasses, legumes and brassicas that are proven to deliver results.

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Kauffman Seeds

Here at Kauffman Seeds, we strive to focus on the individual customer’s needs. We tailor mixes to meet their goals, as well as strive to maintain flexibility for their production system. Throughout the last few dry years, it has been very apparent that blends, even just for forage production goals, have been a very good investment. Many times, we have observed fields of monocultures stressing when fields of mixed species have handled the stress well. The soil-health attributes of planting multispecies mixes are also another key benefit. Benefits of mixes have been observed with four or more species.

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Center Seeds

Center Seeds, the cover crop specialist, is a nationwide distributor of cover crop seeds and mixes that supports dealers and farmers in 25 states. Our education-first philosophy and singular focus on cover crops around the calendar allow us to stay on top of growing trends and research to better support your sustainable rotations. We aim to make our customers more than just growers, but skilled practitioners of cover crops. Call us today at (855) 667-3943 to talk about your cover crop needs and connect with our local dealer. Ask us about custom blending!

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