Cover CropMany native perennial species germinate slowly leaving newly seeded prairies susceptible to soil erosion and competition from annual weeds. While Agrecolís seed mixes are designed with high seed counts and the use of early successional native species to help reduce these concerns, cover crops can assist in the successful establishment of native seeding projects.
Cover crops are annual species that germinate quickly, stabilize soils, and combat weed pressure. The additional soil moisture retention helps promote germination of the native seeds. All of our cover crops are sold on a bulk basis.
Oats is a great cover crop for spring and early summer. Recommended seeding rate is 20 lbs per acre. If planting steep slopes, sow at a rate of 30 lbs per acre. It is not recommended to use Oats for fall or frost seeding as the seeds do not over winter.