Cover Crops

Cover Crops

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  • Small Fava Cover Crop

    Small Fava Cover Crop

    Vicia faba Besides producing edible seed, Small Fava's stalks make excellent silage or green manure. In zones 7 and abov... 

  • Berseem Clover Cover Crop

    Berseem Clover Cover Crop

    Trifolium alexandrinum One of the best nitrogen fixers, making 200-300 pounds per acre available. Extremely productive,... 

  • Mammoth Red Clover Cover Crop

    Mammoth Red Clover Cover Crop

    Trifolium pratense var. sativum An excellent fast-growing cover crop that can be planted almost any time of the year. ... 

  • Austrian Field Peas Cover Crop

    Austrian Field Peas Cover Crop

    Lathyrus hirsutus This cold-hardy overwintering pea is an excellent choice for cooler, poorly drained soils that may not... 

  • Crimson Clover Cover Crop

    Crimson Clover Cover Crop

    Trifolium incarnatum A reliably winter-hardy annual variety that does not multiply with runners (like perennial Red Clo... 

  • Hairy Vetch Cover Crop

    Hairy Vetch Cover Crop

    Vicia villosa Sow seed late August to mid-October. One of the more popular and aggressive legumes, and a good companion ... 

  • Common Vetch Cover Crop

    Common Vetch Cover Crop

    Vicia angustifolia Similar to Hairy Vetch, but has few tendrils making tilling somewhat easier. Produces 2-3 tons of dr... 

  • New Zealand White Clover Cover Crop

    New Zealand White Clover Cover Crop

    Trifolium repens Growing to only 8 inches, this low perennial clover has a growth habit similar to White Dutch Clover b... 

  • Winter Wheat Cover Crop

    Winter Wheat Cover Crop

    Triticum aestivum This cool-weather grain is quick germinating, cold tolerant, and has an extensive fibrous root system.... 

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