Albert Lea Seed

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Cover Crops Mixes

Our cover crop mixes are a combination of both nitrogen fixing and biomass producing species specially chosen to maximize cover crop benefits and complement a diverse crop rotation.  These mixes will improve soil structure, add and scavenge nutrients, compete with weeds and simplify the seeding process. We are also happy to work with you on custom cover crop blends that will fit any rotation, field, or soil type.

NitroMax CC1

Oats + Peas + Radish

  • Blend of oats, field peas and fall cover crop radish
  • Designed for maximum green manure
  • Mix will winterkill in the upper-Midwest
  • Excellent fit after corn silage, small grains, sweet corn, early soybeans or vegetables
  • Widely adaptable
  • Can be hayed or grazed in the fall
  • Seed 75-125 lbs/acre from August 1st - September 15th

ValueMax CC2

Ryegrass + Radish + Crimson Clover + DE Rape

  • Blend of crimson clover, annual ryegrass, dwarf essex rape, and fall cover crop radish
  • Designed for quick cover, N fixation and optimum biomass production
  • Mix will winterkill in the upper-Midwest
  • Excellent fit after corn silage, small grains, sweet corn, early soybeans or vegetables
  • Can be broadcast or aerially applied
  • Mix can be grazed in the fall
  • Can be seeded at last cultivation in standing crops
  • Seed 15-20 lbs/acre from August 1st - September 15th

WinterMax CC3

Winter Rye + Hairy Vetch + Radish

  • Blend of winter rye, hairy vetch, & fall cover crop radish
  • High species diversity lends more stability and utility to this mix
  • Maximizes green manure production and N fixation
  • Widely adapted; suitable for most soils types 
  • Will produce rapid growth in fall of seeding year and the following spring
  • Excellent fit after corn silage, small grains, sweet corn, early soybeans or vegetables
  • Plant August 1st - September 15th
  • Seed 50-75 lbs/acre

AerialMax CC5

Winter Rye + DE Rape + Common Vetch + Lentils

  • Designed specifically for aerial application into standing corn or soybeans in the Upper-Midwest
  • Specialized mix of Winter Rye, Winter Lentil, Common Vetch & Dwarf Essex Rape developed in collaboration with Practical Farmers of Iowa
  • Can be seeded August 1st - September 15th 
  • Should be applied at corn black layer and soybean leaf yellowing
  • Winter rye will survive the winter; other species will winterkill
  • Seed 60-70 lbs/acre

MultiMax CC7

Ryegrass + Radish + Turnips + Crimson Clover + Berseem Clover + DE Rape + Lentils

  • Our most diverse cover crop blend
  • Designed to meet requirements of the UDSA EQIP program
  • Excellent candidate for aerial application
  • Mix will winterkill in the Upper-Midwest
  • Makes excellent fall grazing
  • Can potentially be seeded at last cultivation
  • Seed 15-20 lbs/acre from August 1st - September 15th

BioMax CC4

Radish + Ryegrass

  • Cover crop mix of cover crop radish with annual ryegrass
  • Deep-rooting radish complements the fibrous rooting of the annual ryegrass
  • Mix provides excellent soil coverage and biomass production
  • Excellent soil building and nutrient scavenging mix
  • Plant August 1st - September 15th
  • Can potentially be seeded at last cultivation
  • Seed 15-20 lbs/acre

SummerMax CC6 -NEW!

Sorghum/Sudan + Millet + Buckwheat + Sunn Hemp + Soybeans

  • Full-season cover crop mix blended for maximum summer growth, weed suppression & soil building
  • Vigorous combination of annual grasses, broadleaves & legumes
  • Will compete with any weed and create superior biomass yields
  • Ideal for summer fallow soil building, prevent plant acres or as a diverse forage mix
  • Control mix at first sign of buckwheat/sunn hemp flowers to prevent volunteer seed
  • Introduce grazing animals slowly to Sunn Hemp-heavy stands
  • Plant after all danger of frost has passed in the summer; May 30th - August 15th
  • Plant 50-75 lbs/acre

SpringMax CC8 -NEW!

Oats + Mustard

  • Economical cover crop mix designed specifically for early season soil coverage
  • Best planted before soybeans, early maturing or late planted corn hybrids, or full-season vegetables
  • Oats & mustard are both frost tolerant species that can be planted immediately in the Spring
  • Can be frost seeded
  • Total amount of biomass accumulation will depend on early planting & favorable Spring weather
  • Not recommended for forage
  • Plant February-April 1st . Can be frost seeded.
  • Plant 60-75 lbs/acre
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