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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 six 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:

  • Hairy Vetch
  • Berseem Clover
  • Balansa 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:

  • Balansa Clover
  • Beehappy Phacelia
  • Purple Top Turnip
  • Driller Brand Radish
Swath Graze Max –┬áSuperior mix of leafy forages, legume and grass, providing high feed value and maximum rate of gain for cattle. Great companion with cereals for swath grazing.
Mix Contains:

  • Japanese Millet
  • Licapo Forage rape
  • Berseem Clover
  • Appin Forage Turnip
NEW Max Buzz Blend – a. This pollinator blend will provide season long flowering for beneficial pollinators, and will look beautiful too!
Mix Contains:

  • Crimson Clover
  • Berseem Clover
  • Balansa Clover
  • Beehappy Phacelia

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 and cover crop species and varieties

  • Berseem Clover
  • Crimson Clover
  • Balansa Clover
  • Jumbo Ladino Clover
  • Beehappy Phacelia
  • Vivant Forage Brassica
  • Kale
  • Purple Top Turnips
  • Appin Turnips
  • Driller Brand Radish
  • Licapo Forage Rape
  • Gorilla Forage Rape
  • Chicory
  • Austrian Winter Peas
  • Boston Plantain
  • Hairy Vetch
  • Golden German Millet
  • Proso Millet
  • Japanese Millet
  • NEW Jungle Italian Ryegrass
  • Nabucco Italian Ryegrass
  • Elunaria Annual Ryegrass
  • Sorghum Sudangrass
  • NS Drystalk brand BMR Sorghum Sudangrass