Forage

Short rotation forage crops function both as cover crops when they occupy land for pasture or haying, and as green manures when they are eventually incorporated or killed for the no-till mulch. Examples include sods of alfalfa, clover, and legumes. For maximum soil-improving benefits, the forage should not be grazed or cut for hay during its last growth period, to allow for biomass to accumulate prior to killing.

$5.00

The Austrian Winter Pea, sometimes called black pea or field pea, is a great cool season legume for cover crops, wildlife and winter grazing!

$6.00

The Barkant Forage Turnip is an improved, early maturing, diploid turnip variety with a large purple tankard shaped bulb.

Common
Alfalfa
$8.00

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

$7.00

The Crimson Clover is an attractive winter annual that can be planted fall or early spring and will protect and improve the soil.

$5.00

The Dwarf Essex Rape Brassicas is a cool season leafy, cabbage related plant that spreads well and is perfect for grazing!

Forage Chicory
Broadleaf
$13.00

Forage chicory has a long taproot that penetrates subsoils which makes it drought tolerant and allows it to make minerals more available to livestock.

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.

$8.00

The Ladino Clover is the most popular white clover in the USA as it is two to four times as large as the common white clover!

$7.00

The Mammoth Red Clover is a large, fast growing clover that is an ideal grazing crop and can be sowed in spring, summer or fall!

$5.00

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

$7.00

The Medium Red Clover is fast to establish and can be grown in most soil types as well as sowed in spring, summer or fall!

$5.00

The Packer Forage Pea, or Canadian field pea, is a cool-season legume that is used for cover crops, wildlife and winter grazing!

$5.00

The Secada Forage Pea is a relatively new forage pea that has a wide range of uses such as forage, green manure, weed suppression and more!

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Sweet Clover
Legumes
$7.00

The Sweet Clover is a legume that is exceptional for not only attracting honey bees to the garden, but also creating green manure!

$6.00

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

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$9.00

The White Dutch Clover is a perennial clover variety that is a customer favorite for controlling erosion while protecting the soil!