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Fall Planted Cover Crops

Fall Planted Cover Crops

Improve the health of your soil with cover crops!

Fall planted cover crops are especially easy to add to your rotation because they make maximum use of Winter and Spring rains and reach their peak before field or garden space is needed for warm weather crops. Or plant in late Spring, and till in in the Summer. If you have time and space, or are rotating crops, it's a great way to put your soil in rehab.

What are the benefits of cover crops?

  • Increases organic matter and available nitrogen
  • Increases earthworms and beneficial microorganisms
  • Stabilizes soil to prevent erosion
  • Brings deep-rooted minerals to the surface
  • Improves water, root and air penetration of soil
  • Increases the soil’s moisture-holding capacity
  • Breaks up subsoil and plow-soles
  • Provides aesthetic value and color
  • Provides habitat, nectar, and pollen for beneficial insects while choking out weeds
Cover Crop Solution Guide