Cover Crop (Sold by Bulk Pound)Many native perennial species germinate slowly leaving newly seeded prairies susceptible to soil erosion and competition from annual weeds. While Agrecol’s 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.
Annual Rye Grass
Annual Ryegrass can be used as a spring or fall cover crop for native plantings and is commonly used for erosion control. Although an annual species, plants may remain for one to two years. Recommended seeding rate is 3 lbs an acre Annual Ryegrass can be used with Common Oats as a combined cover.