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Cover Crops

Demand for annual cover crops is growing, with interest in building soil health and supplementing perennial forage use. Northstar Seed has been involved in cover crops for more than five years, and have developed our product lineup to meet the demand of an increasingly sophisticated market.
 
At Northstar Seed, we have created cover crop blends for double cropping under irrigation, summer/fall grazing, stored forage, nitrogen fixation, and soil health improvements. We have also used annual legumes as a part of intercropping with cereal grain production.

MAX ANNUAL BLENDS

D.C. Grazer Max (Double-Crop) – A fall grazing/double-crop blend with premium varieties. This mix of high feed value, rapid growth brassicas featuring a low glucosinate forage rape, and Nabucco Italian Ryegrass brings phenomenal fall grazing without breaking the bank.

Mix Contains:
• Gorilla Forage Brassica
• Licapo Forage Rape
• Nabucco Italian Ryegrass
• Vivant Hybrid Forage Brassica

Max N Blend – The ultimate blend for fixing N., including cutting edge varieties to extend the growing season and maximize your N fixation. Reduce your N inputs by maximizing your N output.

Mix Contains:
• Frosty Berseem Clover
• Fixation Balansa Clover
• Common Berseem Clover

NS Soil Health Max – All the beneficial soil improvement characteristics: deep roots to capture nutrients, penetrate hardpan and improve soil tilth, N fixing, as well as hosting a beneficial nematode environment.

Mix Contains:
• Fixation Balansa Clover
• Beehappy Phacelia
• Purple Top Turnip
• Groundhog Radish

Swath Graze Max – The ultimate blend for fixing N., including cutting edge varieties to extend the growing season and maximize your N fixation. Reduce your N inputs by maximizing your N output.

Mix Contains:
• Frosty Berseem Clover
• Fixation Balansa Clover
• Common Berseem Clover

Please contact your Northstar Seed sales agronomist or Northstar Seed dealer, and let us assist you in your perennial and annual forage planning.

Available annual, cover crop species, and varieties

• Frosty Berseem Clover
• Crimson Clover
• Fixation Balansa Clover
• Jumbo Ladino Clover
• Groundhog Radish
• Beehappy Phacelia
• Sweet Six Sorghum Sudangrass
• Red Proso Millet
• Elunaria Annual Ryegrass
• Vivant Forage Brassica
• Gorilla Forage Brassica
• Hairy Vetch
• Kestral Hybrid Kale
• Purple Top Turnips
• BMR Drystalk Sorghum Sudan
• GW-400 BMR Forage Sorghum
• Crown Proso Millet
• Appin Turnips
• Licapo Forage Rape
• Chicory
• Austrian Winter Peas
• Plantain
• Delayed Maturity Sorghum Sudangrass
• Golden German Millet
• Nabucco Italian Ryegrass