Cover Crops

Oil Radish, with multi-resitance (COMING SOON!)

Don't get fooled by any imitation that are actually increasing the counts of BCN (Beet Cyst Nematodes) like Til....... Radish or other vegetable radish.

As brassica's relatives, they will multiply a great variety of nematodes (BCN, Root Knot, Northern & Southern Root Knot, Stem and Bulb, as well as Root Lesion Nematodes, only multi resitant tested varieties, will combate thus neatodes and decrease diseases like Corky Ring Spot, Rhizoctonia, take-all in grain, Pythium and most importantly Clubroot.

Our variety is nematode-resistant. It means that it is specified to reduce the beet cyst nematodes (Heterodera schachtii). The catch crops attracts the larvae inside cysts with an active hatching stimullation lying in the soil to move into the roots of mustard and oil radish. Within the nematode-resistant mustard and radish varieties the nematodes are not able to develop to females: the immigrated larvae die or become male.

Multi-resistant varieties are those which in addition are able to reduce gall-inducing, free-living and virus-transmitting nematodes.







Buckwheat (Mancan type)

Buckwheat is a fast-growing summer annual that can be used to protect the soil and suppress weeds for a month or two between spring and fall cash crops. It grows fairly well on acid and low phosphorus soils. It decomposes rapidly and is easy to incorporate, but does not contribute a lot of organic matter to the soil. Mow or incorporate at flowering, prior to setting seed so it does not become a weed in subsequent crops. Grows well in low soil pH. To smother weedy fields, some growers plant two successive crops of buckwheat followed by winter rye. Do not allow buckwheat to go to seed prior to plow-down.


Yellow (White) Mustard

Mustard is much liked by farmers as cover crop because it can easily be sown, has a fast initial development and tolerates late sowing, white mustard is a popular green manuring crop. White mustard is winter-killed.

Growing nematode-resistant white mustard leads to a reduction of beet cyst nematodes in beet crop rotations. Late-flowering varieties, because of the possibility of early sowing, are more suitable for nematode control.




Phacelia is not related to our cultivated plants and interrupts crop-rotation diseases. As a crop grazed by bees, it is a further source of nectar during the summer times when little food is available for them.



Production Advise
Oil Radish
Seeding Rate 20-25 lbs/acre
Seeding Debth 3/4 - 1"
Starter N 40-50 lbs/acre
Yellow (White) Muastard
Seeding Rate 20-25 lbs/acre
Seeding Debth 1/2 - 3/4"
Starter N 30-40 lbs/acre
Seeding Rate 8-10 lbs/acre
Seeding Debth 1/2 - 3/4"
Starter N 30-40 lbs/acre



Faba Beans, Tick Beans, small seed size of 280 gram per 1000 seeds.

Ideal for green manure, plow-down etc.


Forage Peas,

CDC Dakota,

Small seeded green pe, dun type, ideal for sprouting 


CDC Leroy, small seed size, ideal for forage mixes, green manure and plow-down