Cover Crops/Forage Crops

Current Selection of Cover/Forage Crops

Cover Crops

  • Austrian Winter Pea
  • Cowpea
  • Field Pea
  • Forage Pea
  • Lentil
  • Pasja Hybrid Brassica
  • Purple Top Turnip
  • Soil Buster Radish
  • Daikon Forage Radish
  • Sugar Beet
  • Dwarf Essex Rape
  • Forage Chicory
  • Stockford Hay Barley
  • Grain Sorghum
  • Piper Sudangrass
  • Pearl Millet
  • Siberian Millet
  • German Millet
  • Sorghum Sudangrass
  • White Proso Millet
  • Corn
  • Safflower
  • Oats
  • Hairy Vetch
  • Soybean
  • Buckwheat
  • Sunflower
  • Sunny Hemp
  • Yellow Sweet Clover
  • Medium Red Clover

Other Crops available upon request.


Forage Crops

Berseem Clover - This annual clover is used throughout the Midwest in soil building mixtures because of its nitrogen producing characteristics. When planted early it can give more than one cutting and is a low bloat forage when used for grazing.

Forage Barley - Spring hooded barley with smooth or semi smooth awn surface. Harvest at soft dough.

BMR Sweething Hybrid Sorghum Sudan - The Brown Midrib gene reduces the lignin content in this hybrid, for increased fiber digestion in livestock. With nearly 20% increase in feed value.

Sweething - Hybrid Sorghum Sudangrass - A fast growing highly palatable hybrid that produces a sweet, leafy, fine stemmed plant for high feed value.

BMR Sweetie Hybrid Forage Sorghum - A brown midrib sugar-sweet "cane type" forage that livestock relish.

Gem-X - Hybrid Pearl Miller - Gem X has a massive root system that enables it to stand up to heat and drought, particularly on light soils.

Pea-Oat Mix - This high quality, high yielding blend contains 60% peas and 40% oats.

Piper Sudangrass - This annual forage is low in prussic acid content and has good drought and disease tolerance with good regrowth after pasturing.

Winter Triticale - A Cross between wheat and rye. It produces excellent forage, especially on marginal soils with nitrogen present.

Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass - Annual ryegrass that establishes easily and responds well to intensive grazing. It produces best under good fertility with adequate moisture. It stays green late into fall.

Italian Ryegrass - Forage Type - Due to its rapid establishment, quick regrowth and prolonged growth into fall, Italian ryegrass is an excellent forage. It does not go to seed the establishment year. Works well as a cover crop for establishing alfalfa.