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Cool Season Soil Builder

Description

Our Cool Season Soil Builder Mix includes 11 different species designed for improving soil organic matter and controlling weeds, it can also double as a Cool Season Grazing Mix for livestock. This diverse blend of legumes, grasses, brassicas, and broadleaves all work in synergy to build soil. Legumes convert nitrogen in the atmosphere and make it available to other plants while prolific grassroots improve soil aggregation and water infiltration. Brassicas are excellent scavengers of nutrients unavailable to other plants. Broadleaves for their part offer a deep taproot to break up compaction and their flowers attract beneficial insects. This combination leaves no room for weeds to grow to keep your fields clear for your next crop. If you want to improve the quality of your soil, this mix is for you!

Green Cover Seed was not able to source these seeds from organic production.  We certify that to the best of our knowledge these seeds are non-GMO and not treated with pesticides and that all coatings and inoculants are manufactured to organic standard

This product is pre-inoculated with Elevate'd Fungi and Rhizo-Fixer Plus, to increase the biological activity in your soil. 
  • Elevate'd Fungi is a seed applied inoculant derived from natural products designed to stimulate seed germination, increase root and biological biomass in the soil, and improve soil structure. OMRI status has been applied for and is pending. 
  • Bolster L Inoculant contains multiple families of nitrogen-fixing rhizobia bacteria plus Azospirillum Brasiliense (free living N fixer) and two phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria, Pantoea Eucalypti and Pseudomonas Baetica. 
Note these inoculants are NOT currently OMRI approved, however many of our certified organic customers have received approval to use these products. Please contact your certifier and refer to these documents before using this product on organic certified land. 

Cool Season Soil Builder

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Seeding Rate: 60 lbs per acre.

    Description

    Our Cool Season Soil Builder Mix includes 11 different species designed for improving soil organic matter and controlling weeds, it can also double as a Cool Season Grazing Mix for livestock. This diverse blend of legumes, grasses, brassicas, and broadleaves all work in synergy to build soil. Legumes convert nitrogen in the atmosphere and make it available to other plants while prolific grassroots improve soil aggregation and water infiltration. Brassicas are excellent scavengers of nutrients unavailable to other plants. Broadleaves for their part offer a deep taproot to break up compaction and their flowers attract beneficial insects. This combination leaves no room for weeds to grow to keep your fields clear for your next crop. If you want to improve the quality of your soil, this mix is for you!

    Green Cover Seed was not able to source these seeds from organic production.  We certify that to the best of our knowledge these seeds are non-GMO and not treated with pesticides and that all coatings and inoculants are manufactured to organic standard

    This product is pre-inoculated with Elevate'd Fungi and Rhizo-Fixer Plus, to increase the biological activity in your soil. 
    • Elevate'd Fungi is a seed applied inoculant derived from natural products designed to stimulate seed germination, increase root and biological biomass in the soil, and improve soil structure. OMRI status has been applied for and is pending. 
    • Bolster L Inoculant contains multiple families of nitrogen-fixing rhizobia bacteria plus Azospirillum Brasiliense (free living N fixer) and two phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria, Pantoea Eucalypti and Pseudomonas Baetica. 
    Note these inoculants are NOT currently OMRI approved, however many of our certified organic customers have received approval to use these products. Please contact your certifier and refer to these documents before using this product on organic certified land. 

    What's in the Mix

    When is the right time to plant?

    Cool Season Soil Builder has a minimum germination temp of 40 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
    Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

    Ingredients

    Spring Forage Pea, Common Vetch, Crimson Clover, Spring Oats, Spring Barley, Rapeseed, Radish, Turnip, Mustard, Sunflower, Flax, Phacelia, Elevate'd Fungi Inoculant, and Bolster L Inoculant

    Planting Instructions

    Drill seed at 3/4" to 1" depth or broadcast and lightly incorporate when soil temperatures are 45 degrees or higher.

    Timing

    Planting can occur in spring or early fall when soil temperatures are going to stay between 40-70 degrees for at least a month. Ideally would have 6 weeks of growth before a frost in your area.

    Seeding Rate

    Plant 60 pounds per acre when seeding with a no-till drill or other planting implement and 90 pounds per acre when broadcasting.

    Use & Characteristics

    Lasting Residue Good
    Palatability Very Good
    Hay Harvest Good
    Regrowth Very Good
    Deep Compaction Very Good
    Surface Compaction Excellent
    Weed Suppression Very Good
    Crimp Kill Moderate
    Cold Kill 10 °F

    Planting

    Plant Depth 3/4"
    Min Germ Temp 40 °F
    Drilled Seed Rate 60 lbs/acre
    Broadcast Seed Rate 90 lbs/acre

    Not all seed is created equal

    • Clean seed? Check.
    • Excellent germination? Check.
    • Evenly mixed ratios? Check.
    • Pre-added biology with helpful microbes? Check.

    When you’re ready to amp up the diversity in your cover crops look no further than Green Cover. We specialize in designing custom cover crop mixes to meet your specific needs. These expertly designed pre-made mixes are some of the most common mixes we create, designed to work in a multitude of situations. 

    We walk with you

    Cover crops can be tricky, even scary at times, but we provide you the support you need for every step of this journey.

    Drawing upon our team’s expertise and experience, we collaborate with farmers, ranchers and soil health researchers to produce a bounty of free, educational resources. Each year, we release the Soil Health Resource Guide, webinar series, conferences, field days and more in order to help you to make informed decisions about your soils.

    Faith Based, Farmer Built, Family Owned

    Like many farmers, faith and family go hand in hand with the day to day operations. We built our company to help people regenerate God’s creation to be enjoyed for many generations after us. Together with our family and employees, we’ve built this dream, and we’re all here to serve you and watch your soil health dreams become a reality.

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    In the fall I use the overwintering mix with the cool season soil builder on a 3:1 ow to cs basis. We are in zone 8 and after harvesting to keep the soil covered, cool season soil builder kind of jump starts the coverage and then dies to create mulch for the overwintering mix. I also use cool season soil builder in the spring before planting squash, tomatoes and beans.

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