Crimson clover is a legume that has been traditionally used as a forage in the southern United States. In recent years, farmers have begun successfully using this rapidly growing winter annual as a cover crop in a variety of rotations including corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, potatoes, snap beans and grain sorghum. Crimson clover is adapted to cool conditions and tolerates most soil types making it a versatile plant.
• Improve Soil Quality
• Weed Suppression
• Erosion Control
• Attracts Beneficial Insects
Purple Top Turnips
This variation of turnip is great for putting nutrients back into the soil. The globe roots take about 55 days to reach maturity. Turnips should die in December. They may live till spring with a mild winter but are easy to kill.
Winter peas have good winter hardiness and are highly palatable for livestock as forage. Winter peas provide good weed suppression, biomass and produce nitrogen. These peas can be planted in the fall and germinate quickly.