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Southern States® Cover Crop and Wildlife Mixes

Cover Crop Guide

Soil Enhancer Mix

50 lb Mix:

  • 10% Eco-Till Radis (coated)
  • 20% Crimson Clover (Coated)
  • 70% Rye Grain

Planting Rate:

  • 45-50lbs/A (broadcast: add 10-15%)

Use:

  • Generate purpose soil improvement to benefit any crop

Benefits:

  • Recycle nutrients
  • Improve soil tilth
  • Increase root penetration
  • Fix atmospheric nitrogen
  • Possible winter/spring forage

Quick Cover Mix

50 lb mix:

  • 15% Eco-Till Radish (coated)
  • 85% Triticale

Planting Rate:

  • 25-30lbs/A (broadcast: add 10-15%)

Use:

  • Best for use after high nutrient input crops, or before legume crops

Benefits:

  • Rapid establishment to reduce wind and water erosion
  • Recycle nutrients
  • Improve soil porosity
  • Increase root penetration
  • Possible winter/spring forage

Yield Booster Mix

50 lb Mix:

  • 19% Eco-Till Radish (coated)
  • 31% Annual Ryegrass
  • 50% Crimson Clover (coated)

Planting Rate:

  • 15-20lbs/A (broadcast: add10-15%)

Use:

  • Best used prior to corn, wheat, or the crop requiring significant nitrogen inputs

Benefits:

  • Recycle nutrients
  • Fix atmospheric nitrogen
  • Fast establishment to reduce erosion
  • Improve soil tilth
  • Possible winter/spring forage

Nitrogen Builder Mix

50 lb Mix:

  • 30% Eco-Till Radish (coated)
  • 70% Crimson Clover (coated)

Planting Rate:

  • 10-15lbs/A (broadcast: add 10-15%)

Use:

  • Widely adapted mix where soil erosion is an issue

Benefits:

  • Fix a significant amount of nitrogen
  • Recycle nutrients
  • Increase soil organic matter
  • Improve overall soil tilth

Spring Wildlife Mix

25 lb Mix:

  • 40% Soybean
  • 20% Sorghum
  • 20% Cowpea
  • 20% Buckwheat

Planting Rate:

  • 25lbs/A

Benefits:

  • Excellent for quail, but will attract other species as well

Fall Wildlife Mix

50 lb Mix:

  • 25% Austrian Winter Pea
  • 22% Barley
  • 12% Rye
  • 11% Oak
  • 10% Wheat
  • 8% Dwarf Essex Rapeseed
  • 7% Crimson Clover
  • 5% Red Clover

Planting Rate:

  • 50lbs/A

Benefits:

  • Provides cover, bedding, and food for many different wild game species

*Custom Cover Crop Mixes

Southern States carries a full line of proprietary crop cover species. Custom mixes are available with any combination of species. Please contact your local representative for more information.

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