Soil First® Premium Cover Crop Mixes

Cover crop mixes introduce multiple species that work together, allowing both to flourish better than if planted alone. Why use Soil First® mixes:

  • LINK™ cover crop inoculant is provided with Soil First® mixes that include legumes
  • Soil First® mixes are backed by a team of experts ready to help cover crops work for you
  • We selected our mixes with ease of use and establishment in mind
  • Soil First® mixes feature premium quality seed including the Soil First® Select Radish and Guardian® Fall Rye

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Premium Soil First® cover crop mixes are formulated to fit specific goals and operations. We have carefully selected a family of products we believe link sound agronomics to practical solutions. Click here to view all our mixes.

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For a comprehensive chart of cover crop benefits and nutrition, click here.

Non-forage benefits and nutritional value characteristics for each Soil First cover crop mix vary based on various factors. For detailed characteristics on each mix, visit mix product pages.

General cover crop seeding recommendations are below. Specific seeding information for each Soil First® cover crop mix varies. For detailed seeding information on each mix, visit mix product pages.

Timing:
Timing of cover crop planting is critical. Some species require earlier seeding to ensure proper growth prior to frost. This may mean aerial or over-the-top applications into standing crops, which can double the amount of growth time a cover crop can have before fall/winter.

Seeding Methods:
Seeding methods can dictate rate, timing and final establishment success. Using a drill or planter ensures the best seed-to-soil contact, but timing can be delayed to the point where some species will not fully mature in time to maximize their benefits. Aerial or broadcast application provide more flexibility but require increased seeding rates to compensate for lack of soil moisture and application variability.

Seeding Rates:
Rates vary based on use and goal. If using cover crops for forage or weed suppression for example, seeding rates should increase by as much as 20-50%. Any recommendations regarding the right species or mix, seeding rates, and overall management should be made with the final goal in mind.

Management considerations and termination methods vary for each Soil First® cover crop mix. For detailed management information on each mix, visit mix product pages. Our Soil First® Management Guide also has extensive information to consider.

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