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Cover Crops

Cover crop seed was adopted in the upper Midwest in the last five years to help growers utilize an environmentally sustainable management practice. In 2013, Asmus Farm Supply and Millborn Seeds partnered together to give customers additional options.

Cover crops have shown the ability to bring positive attributes to standard crop rotation and we offer a variety of blends that can benefit your operation. For more unique situations, custom blends can be made.

Cover Crop Benefits

  • Improved soil structure
  • Can decrease nutrient requirements
  • Prevent soil loss and erosion
  • Build organic matter
  • Increase water holding capacity
  • Help alleviate compaction
  • Improve water infiltration
  • Break pest cycles
  • Observed increase in yields

How do I choose?

Measure the importance of certain characteristics such as:

  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Residue management
  • The ability to overwinter
  • Root characteristics
  • Carbon to nitrogen ratio
  • Soil building properties
  • erosion control

These are all objectives to consider when making the best choice of blends to fit your needs.