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Cover Crops

Extend grazing season and improve soil quality

Planting cover crops is becoming a common and very rewarding farming practice across the prairies. There's no silver bullet when it comes to cover cropping. We at Northstar Seed offer tailored solutions for your desired outcome.

Max Annual Blends

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D.C. Grazer Max (Double-Crop)

A fall grazing/double-crop blend with premium varieties. This mix of high feed value, rapid growth brassicas featuring a low glucosinate forage rape, and Nabucco Italian Ryegrass brings phenomenal fall grazing without breaking the bank.
  • Gorilla Forage Rape
  • Fabio Italian Ryegrass
  • Vivant Hybrid Forage Brassica

NS Soil Health Max

All the beneficial soil improvement characteristics: deep roots to capture nutrients, penetrate hardpan and improve soil tilth, N fixing, as well as hosting a beneficial nematode environment.
  • Berseem Clover
  • Beehappy Phacelia
  • Purple Top Turnip
  • Groundhog Brand Radish

Swath Graze Max

Superior mix of leafy forages, legume and grass, providing high feed value and maximum rate of gain for cattle. Great companion with cereals for swath grazing.
  • Japanese Millet
  • Gorilla Forage Rape
  • Berseem Clover
  • Appin Forage Turnip

Max Buzz Blend

This pollinator blend will provide season long flowering for beneficial pollinators, and will look beautiful too!
  • Crimson Clover
  • Berseem Clover
  • Beehappy Phacelia

Please contact your Northstar Seed sales agronomist or Northstar Seed dealer, and let us assist you in your perennial and annual forage planning.

Available Annual and Cover Crop Species and Varieties

  • Berseem Clover
  • Crimson Clover
  • Ladino Clover
  • Beehappy Phacelia
  • Vivant Forage Brassica
  • Kale
  • Purple Top Turnips
  • Trident Brand Oilseed Radish
  • Appin Turnips
  • Driller/Groundhog Brand Radish
  • Gorilla Forage Rape
  • Hairy Vetch
  • Chicory
  • Plantain
  • Golden German Millet
  • Proso Millet
  • Japanese Millet
  • NS Brand Sorghum Sudangrass
  • NS Drystalk brand BMR Sorghum Sudangrass
  • Nabucco Italian Ryegrass
  • Fabio Italian Ryegrass
  • Elunaria Annual Ryegrass
  • Austrian Winter Peas
  • Forage Peas