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Week of September 4, 2018

Fall is just around the corner and now is the time to think about planting a cover crop to enrich the soil. A great mix is the PVFS Soil Builder cover crop which contains a mix of Bell Beans, BioMaster Peas, Dunsdale Peas, Purple Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Common Vetch and Cayuse Oats. The legumes in the mix “fix” nitrogen in the soil but they can’t do it without the proper strain of rhizobia bacteria (inoculant). Raw cover crop seeds must be inoculated with the proper strain of rhizobia bacteria. All our cover crop seeds list the recommended inoculant to buy for the “raw” seed. If the seed says “nitrocoated” then the inoculant is already coated around the seed and no further inoculation is needed. The Premium Soil Builder mix is a raw seed and can be inoculated with either the Pea Vetch or Garden Combination Inoculant.