Albert Lea Seed Cover Crop Mixes NitroMax CC1
Oats 48.5% + Field Peas 48.5% + Radish 3% Cover crop blend designed for maximum green manure production in the fall following early-harvested crops like small grains, sweet corn, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans. Tall growing oats and field peas are a good complement to the radish in resource use and optimization and provide numerous benefits both above and below ground. Diversity in this blend will maximize soil coverage and will work on a variety of soil types. Winterkills in Upper Midwest. • Excellent for chopping or grazing • Good scavenger of N and other leachable nutrients • Excellent fall growth and biomass accumulation • Avoid aerial application. Not a good fit after grain corn or soybeans Planting Date: August 1st – September 15th Seeding: 75-125 lbs/acre at ½ to ¾ in. deep. Drill or broadcast Conventional________________ $0.50/lb $25.00/50lb bag Organic____________________ $0.64/lb $32.00/50lb bag
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Conventional Blend: Annual Ryegrass 60% + Crimson Clover 20% + Radish 15% + Dwarf Essex Rape 5% Organic Blend: Organic Annual Ryegrass 65% + Organic Alsike Clover 20% + Organic Radish 15% A diverse combination of small seeded cover crops that builds healthy soils, fixes nitrogen, and sequesters nutrients. Annual ryegrass adds biomass and is an excellent weed competitor; crimson clover fixes N and radish and rape accumulate nutrients and mitigate compaction. Mix will winterkill in the Upper Midwest. High diversity and high seeds per lb. stretch your dollars and maximizes your cover crop investment. • Excellent for aerial application into standing crops in the fall or for seeding at V6 in corn • Can establish under shade & canopy with adequate moisture • Suitable for grazing in the fall • Not a good fit after grain corn or soybeans. Later seeding will reduce clover growth Planting Date: Last cultivation; August 1st - September 15th Seeding: 15-20 lbs/acre at ¼ to ½ in. deep. Drill, broadcast, or aerial apply Conventional________________ $1.10/lb $55.00/50lb bag Organic____________________ $2.00/lb $100.00/50lb bag
Winter Rye 75% + Hairy Vetch 20% + Radish 5% Our most winter-hardy blend specifically formulated for growers in northern climates. The winter rye and hairy vetch in this diverse blend will reliably survive the winter in the Upper Midwest and provide good soil coverage along with excellent biomass yields in the spring. Combines the hardiness and aggressiveness of winter rye, the N-fixation potential of hairy vetch with the deep soil penetration of the radish. • Winter-hardy species provide maximum soil health benefits; covering the soil during periods of peak erosion • Widely adaptable for all soil types and fertility levels • Suitable for fall or early spring grazing • Best planted after small grains, vegetables, corn silage, or early soybeans. Can be planted after corn grain or soybeans _but hairy vetch/radish growth will be minimal Planting Date: August 1st – September 15th Seeding: 50-75 lbs/acre at ¼ to ½ in. deep. Drill, broadcast or aerial apply. Conventional________________ $0.62/lb $31.00/50lb bag Organic____________________ $0.90/lb $45.00/50lb bag
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