Cover Crops

Cover Crops

Kauffman Seeds has been one of the main wholesale & retail suppliers of Cover Crop Seeds in the region starting 12 years ago. We work with each customer on an individual basis to meet each customer’s individual goals based on past and future crops and soil improvement goals. Through the years Cover Crops have become an increasingly important part of our business. We feel it is a vital tool to improve soil health for our customers. We can pre-inoculate mixes, or sell the inoculant and let that get done when it is going into the drill later by the customer. We try to stay up to date on any new species that might be out there to fill any niches that we experience. Make sure about the termination date for your area to maintain compliance with your insurance.

High diversity mixes have been proven to be very resilient in high stress environments and very productive and benficial to soil biology, and the above ground biology as well. I have seen on our own farm the improved stress tolerance that even a 3-4 species mix can provide over a single species. They tolerate the high heat and drought much better together than they do separately. This has been observed over the last three years, so have had plenty of stressful conditions to compare them in.

High diversity mixes are key.

Soybeans

Soybeans

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Cowpea

Cowpea

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Sunn Hemp

Sunn Hemp

Sunn hemp is a warm-season legume that requires good drainage, and tolerates poor, sandy, droughty soils.  It is a high biomass crop and can also fix high levels of nitrogen.  This is a tall herbaceous shrubby annual 3-9’ tall.  It has a strong taproot with many...

Mung Bean

Mung Bean

Mung bean is a warm season broadleaf annual.  It has an upright and spreading plant structure and is a legume used for nitrogen fixation.  It has a low to medium water use and poor salinity tolerance.  Crude protein ranges from 16-23%.  It is self-pollinated and forms...

Safflower

Safflower

Safflower is a warm season broadleaf, that can be planted very early in the spring and will tolerate sub-freezing temperatures in its rosette stage.  It is an annual with an upright growth habit and good salinity tolerance.  It is very deep rooted and effective at...

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers have warm season growth characteristics.  They have fair salinity tolerance and high water use.  They are deep rooted and effective at mining mobile nutrients deep in the profile.  Their flowers attract pollinators and they will form arbuscular mycorrhizal...

Teff

Teff

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Grain Sorghum

Grain Sorghum

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Millet

Millet

Millet varieties are warm season grasses that are fairly drought tolerant and can produce for growth for cover of good hay/grazing.  They generally perform well on poor soils, and they will form arbuscular mycorrhizal associations.  There are several types of millet...

Sudan Grass

Sudan Grass

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Non-Legume

Non-Legume

Buckwheat Buckwheat is a cool season broadleaf annual with warm season growth characteristics.  It enhances soil P availability.  It suppresses weeds and attracts beneficial insects and pollinators with its abundant blossoms.  It establishes itself, blooms and reaches...

Legume

Legume

Sweet Clover These are annual or biennial plants.  There are two varieties, yellow and white. They form arbuscular mycorrhizal associations, attracts pollinators, moderate water use and fair salinity tolerance.  Sweet clovers within a single season on even marginally...

Annual Fescue

Annual Fescue

This is a cool season annual grass with upright plant architecture.  It has common names of Rattail fescue and Foxtail fescue.  This grass benefits from arbuscular mycorrhizal associations as well. Seed CatalogPrices 2018 Corn Prices 2018 Soybean Prices 2018 Sorghum...

Barley

Barley

Barley has low water use with good salinity tolerance.  It benefits from arbuscular mycorrhizal associations and is also a self-pollinator.  It is also rated 'very good' at scavenging nitrogen. Seed CatalogPrices 2018 Corn Prices 2018 Soybean Prices 2018 Sorghum...

Wheat

Wheat

Wheat has medium water use with good to fair salinity tolerance.  It benefits from arbuscular mycorrhizal associations.  Wheat is also rated ‘very good’ at scavenging nitrogen from the soil. If you have wheat in your rotation though, it would be advisable to not use...

Triticale

Triticale

This is a hybrid of wheat and rye.  It has a good blend of the characteristics from both crops.  It is a self-pollinator like wheat.  It has good salinity tolerance, and will form arbuscular mycorrhizal associations. Steer grazing on lush Triticale growth. Seed...

Cereal Rye

Cereal Rye

Rye can be seeded later in fall than other cover crops and still provide considerable dry matter, an extensive soil-holding root system, significant reduction of nitrate leaching and exceptional weed suppression.  Rye outperforms all other cover crops on infertile,...

Oats

Oats

Provide quick, weed-suppressing biomass, take up excess soil nutrients and can improve the productivity of legumes when planted in mixtures.  There are both spring and cold-tolerant “winter” oats.  They do not fare well in hot, dry weather. Seed CatalogPrices 2018...

Annual Ryegrass

Annual Ryegrass

This is a quick-growing, non-spreading bunch grass.  It is a reliable, versatile performer almost anywhere, assuming adequate moisture and fertility.  It does a fine job of holding soil, taking up excess N and outcompeting weeds.  It is an excellent choice for...

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