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  • 5Because there are multiple cover crops to choose from, many different methods of management, and several different ways to terminate cover crops, planting cover crops requires a lot of forward planning.

    Is your soil at particular risk of erosion? Are your fields plagued by constant run-off or compaction? Do you need a boost in your nitrogen, root systems, or overall nutrients? Different cover crops are more effective at providing different benefits, so you must plan ahead.

    Planning ahead is also important because your cash crop yields will not increase if your management and termination are not premeditated and thoroughly calculated beforehand. Timing is everything when it comes to maximizing your opportunities.

    Using the form below, contact ProHarvest for help planning your cover crop. We will help you reap the benefits that your soil needs!

  • 1It is no surprise that the year-in, year-out production of high yielding crops can be compromising to a soil’s health. What have we found to be the best solution to degrading soil health? No doubt — cover crops.

    Cover crops are naturally inclined to delay erosion, promote mineralization, suppress weeds, and better control diseases — among other plentiful benefits. By planting cover crops such as radishes, annual ryegrass, winter rye, certain legumes, or a high performance blend, your soil will benefit from the improved soil health. This benefit inevitably has to result in increased yields.

    The benefits of stimulating your soils through the implementation of cover crops outweigh the disadvantages of cost or inconvenience. One of the many ways cover crops improve soil health is by minimizing erosion. Cover crops delay erosion by mitigating compaction, reducing rain runoff, and increasing water infiltration. Keeping more topsoil and increasing soil organic matter aids in the soil’s ability to mineralize more nutrients and to keep more nitrogen in the soil for the next cash crop.

    Are you interested in learning more about cover crops or finding out which cover crops will best improve soil health on your land? Contact ProHarvest Seeds below today!

  • 2If your agronomic goals for the year have to do with improving soil health, some of the items on your to-do list might include: increasing nutrients, sequestering nitrogen, reversing the effects of erosion, improving water infiltration, and controlling weeds. Is your land thirsty for these changes? We know just how to reach these soil health goals: with cover crop mixes.

    By planting cover crops or a mix of them typically outside of the regular growing season, your fields will reap the reward of healthy soil ready to nurture healthy roots. Cover crop mixes provide for biodiversity in the soil profile, helping to awaken the soil and stimulate soil biology later into the fall and earlier in the spring.

    Not only do cover crop mixes increase soil health by sequestering necessary nutrients; they also minimize risks that could have an adverse effect on your primary crops. For example, without cover crops, your fields are more at risk of erosion, soil compaction, and run-off. Don’t risk these damaging agents; instead, learn more about cover crops and take advantage of their benefits.

    Are you ready to learn more about the cover crops and mixes that ProHarvest has available? Contact us below — today! We will work with you to develop the best cover crop plan for your land.

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