Nitrogen Scavenger Seed

Non-legume cover crops will scavenge or “trap� soil nitrate that would otherwise move out of the rootzone into tile drains or groundwater. Typical scavenger cover crops include grasses such as cereal rye and annual ryegrass, and brassicas such as oilseed radish. In order to maximize nitrogen back into the soil these crops should be cut and decomposed back into the soil.

$5.00

The Annual Ryegrass is a very fast growing grass that makes for a great cover crop as its fibrous roots prevent soil erosion and build organic matter!

Buffalo
Grass Seed
$5.00

The Buffalo Grass is a warm-season grass that is the predominant component of the shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains.

Canada Wildrye
Grain Seed
$5.00

The Canada Wildrye is a cool-season bunchgrass grain variety that can be found throughout Canada and the U.S. except in the southeastern states.

Common Flax
Brassicas
$6.00

The Common Flax is a cool season annual broadleaf with small taproots and very small, narrow leaves that are less than an inch long.

Common
Alfalfa
$8.00

The Common Alfalfa is a somewhat winter hardy perennial legume, but it grows more quickly than other regular alfalfa varieties.

Elbon Rye
Grains
$5.00

The Elbon Rye is a grain that is the best choice for fast, cool-season germination that prevents erosion and builds organic matter in the soil!

$5.00

The Frontier Grazer Rye is a grain that makes a great cover crop to prevent erosion and build up organic matter in the soil!

Hairy Vetch
Legumes
$7.00

When sown late summer, the Hairy Vetch spring regrowth is vigorous and nitrogen-producing, for tilling in before planting spring garden crops.

Indiangrass
Grass Seed
$5.00

The Indiangrass is a warm-season bunchgrass that is native to central and eastern North America and provides cover and food for wildlife.

$6.00

The Jackhammer Radish is a fast growing daikon radish variety that is a great scavenger that will start germinating immediately!

Jerry Oats
Grains
$5.00

The Jerry Oats is a grain that is a quick growing green manure that will kill off any winter weeds and will hold soil with a mat of vegetation!

$5.00

The Mandan Wildrye Grass is a fast growing, cool-season, perennial bunch-grass that is a great choice for erosion control.

Pearl Millet
Grasses
$5.00

The Pearl Millet is a very tall grass that can reach to be 15 feet tall that is used as a multiple cut forage grass and green manure.

$5.00

The Piper Sudangrass is a great catch crop for excess nitrogen that produces heavy amounts of organic matter and suppresses weeds.

$5.00

The Sideoats Grama is a warm-season bunchgrass grain variety that is easy to grow and native throughout much of North America.

$5.00

The Thoroughbred Barley is a widely adapted variety of barley that is high yielding, with a great straw strength and a high test weight.

$6.00

Wildlife Sunflower is a special attractant to upland game birds as fall and winter feed.

Winter Rye
Grains
$5.00

The Winter Rye is a tall grain cover crop that can reach up to be 5 feet tall and prevents erosion and builds organic matter in the soil.

$5.00

The Winter Wheat is a cool weather grain that is quick to germinate, cold tolerant and is adaptable to a wide range of soils!

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A tall growing wheat that is great cover for game birds!

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$5.00

Produces heavy amounts of organic matter and suppresses weeds. Piper Sudan grass is a great catch crop for excess nitrogen.