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.
Winter Wheat is an excellent cover crop for fall and dormant seedings. It germinates quickly in fall, goes dormant in winter and then grows again in spring providing another season of cover and protection. Recommended seeding rate is 60 lbs per acre.