Cover Crop Plots

Learn about what cover crops are planted on the farm.

Plot #1: Grazing Brand Mix

The main goal is to improve the soil health. This mix has the ability to grow in a wide variety of soils. This will help improve organic matter, reduce erosion, aid in weed suppression, fix nitrogen, scavenge for nutrients and help with water infiltration. 

  • Mix includes: forage peas, lentil, foxtial millet, forage oats, cowpeas, frosty berseem clover, common vetch, forage radish, forage turnip, sunflower, BMR sorghum/sudan, hybrid brassica

Plot #2: Salty Brand Mix

This mix was developed for high salt areas that formed throughout the region as a result of the extended wet cycle. High water usage and their ability to poke holes in the soil, which improves water absorption. Establishing this mix shold help mellow out the tough ground and allow the field to get back into production. 

  • Mix includes: forage barley, D.E. rape seed, sugar beet, forage turnip, forage radish

Plot #3: Radish/Turnip Blend

This blend is simple, yet effective. Inexpensive and effective blend for nutrient scavenging water infiltration and improving soil compaction.

  • Mix includes: forage radish and forage turnip

Plot #4: Wildflower/Pollinator Mix

A blend of native forbs and grasses. 

  • Mix includes: yellow coneflower, maximillian sunflower, purple prairie clover, common milkweed, lead plant, black-eyed susan, purple coneflower, western yarrow along with others


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