What Do You Use as Cover Crop?

Andrew T

Farm Hand
What do you all use as cover crop? I like using oats because they can grow under a variety of conditions. They also suppress weed growth. I also like that I can let my chickens roam the garden to eat some of the oats when they're ready.


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I use bin wheat from a area farmer due to cost. I add clover, turnips, radish, or brassieca and drill or broadcast into mowed cornstalks.
I am in the process of no-till planting ground that has been tilled for decades, 2020 will be year 2 on some ground and year one on a field that was fallow last year due to Pigweed infestation. Time will tell if the chemical program has worked.

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