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Warm Season Pollinator

Description

Our Warm Season Pollinator Mix includes over 20 flowering plants to attract beneficial insects. For every yield-robbing pest, there are 1,700 other insects that are beneficial. This diverse mix is designed to attract those insects and serve as an excellent food source throughout the summer. The variety of different colors in flowers will attract many different insects benefiting both the plant and soil. This unique blend of native flowers, annual grains ad flowering brassicas will flower all summer long. If you were to promote life in your field by importing thousands of new inhabitants, 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. 
  • Rhizo-Fixer Plus 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. 

Warm Season Pollinator

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Seeding Rate: 35 lbs per acre.

    Description

    Our Warm Season Pollinator Mix includes over 20 flowering plants to attract beneficial insects. For every yield-robbing pest, there are 1,700 other insects that are beneficial. This diverse mix is designed to attract those insects and serve as an excellent food source throughout the summer. The variety of different colors in flowers will attract many different insects benefiting both the plant and soil. This unique blend of native flowers, annual grains ad flowering brassicas will flower all summer long. If you were to promote life in your field by importing thousands of new inhabitants, 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. 
    • Rhizo-Fixer Plus 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?

    Warm Season Pollinator has a minimum germination temp of 60 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
    Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

    Ingredients

    Hubam White Sweet Clover, Cowpeas, Mung Beans, Sunn Hemp, Fenugreek, Brown Top Millet, Foxtail Millet, Grain Sorghum, White Gold Mustard, Brown Mustard, Radish, African Cabbage, Sunflower, Safflower, Okra, Buckwheat, Flax, Chia, Sesame, Cucurbit blend, Arugula, Flower Mix, Elevate'd Fungi Inoculant, and Rhizo-Fixer Plus Inoculant

    Planting Instructions

    Drill seed at 1/4" to 1/2" depth or broadcast and lightly incorporate when soil temperatures are 60 degrees or higher.

    Timing

    Wait to plant until after the last frost and soil temperatures are above 60 degrees and rising. Planting of these mixes should be completed by midsummer.

    Seeding Rate

    Plant 35 pounds per acre when seeding with a no-till drill or other planting implement and 50 pounds per acre when broadcasting.

    Use & Characteristics

    Lasting Residue Good
    Palatability Good
    Hay Harvest Poor
    Regrowth Good
    Deep Compaction Good
    Surface Compaction Good
    Weed Suppression Fair
    Crimp Kill Moderate
    Cold Kill 32 °F

    Planting

    Plant Depth 1/4"
    Min Germ Temp 60 °F
    Drilled Seed Rate 35 lbs/acre
    Broadcast Seed Rate 50 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.

    Customer Reviews

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    Mark Broussard
    Warm season pollinator

    Just planting it now. Will let you know

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    Justin
    Interesting results.

    May 15, 2023 we planted 5 foot wide pollinator strips right beside the full length of multiple 50 x 15 foot vegetable beds outside Lancaster, Ohio. June 10 the mix was 2-3 feet tall with the first open buckwheat and mustard flowers. Beneficial insect and spider populations rose visibly in the mix and in the crops by June 10, increasing sharply by June 21. July 2 the mix was 5 feet tall, flowering profusely, and vibrant green despite 3 hot, dry weeks. After July 20, beneficial insect/spider populations and flowering started slowly declining but stayed significant through our last harvests on September 19. Pest suppression was excellent. From April to September, we saw two vine borer moths, rare aphids, occasional spotted cucumber beetles and, after mid-August, scattered squash bugs. But all crops stayed healthy and produced well. Without insecticides or other suppressants, we lost 1 pattypan squash plant (out of 60 cucurbit plants) to vine borers and had negligible pest issues in corn, onions, peas, beans, sunflowers, etc. Another bed without pollinator mix lost 10 of 10 pumpkins to vine borers and squash bugs. Total decimation. (We were too tied down after surgery to spray.) Weed suppression in the mix area was good. Minor disadvantages: 1) We expect some volunteer pollinator plants next year. 2) We used old seed we bought in 2022 or 2021, which used to include decorative gourd seeds. With 5 ft strips, the vines meandered too far and could be a cucurbit crop rotation issue.

    B
    Brian
    Polinator Blend

    This pollinator blend is so awesome. The honey bees and wild bees absolutely love it. So much diversity and it all thrives. No fertilization, no irrigation, and no pesticides or fungicides. We've had 17 days this summer over 100 degrees and long dry spells. You wouldn't know it looking at these pics.

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