• #5 Cover Crops

Cover Crops

MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF COVER CROPS
Cover crops are capable of offering numerous benefits to producers, the soil, and the environment. To produce a successful cover crop, accurate seeding is just as critical as with cash crops. For this reason, we recommend seeding equipment that provides seeding accuracy and promotes seed-to-soil contact to give producers the best return on their cover crop investment. 

SEEDING ACCURACY
Whether you are planting a single species or a multi-species cover crop, Great Plains has the equipment to fit any operation. Whether it is a planter, air drill, grain drill, or the combination of a Turbo-Seeder™ with a tillage implement, these products will accurately seed and achieve uniform plant stands for all field conditions and planting seasons.

SMALL SEEDS FLEXIBILITY
Achieve accurate seeding rates of even the smallest grass, legume, or brassica seed using the small seeds box attachment available on grain drills. The small seeds box can be used in combination with the main seed box to seed two crops at two different seeding rates simultaneously

DEVELOP SOIL TILTH
Diversification of crop species and root systems promotes soil structure and leads to long-term benefits, such as improved water infiltration, water-holding capacity, and overall stability of the soil.

SUSTAINABILITY
Improve sustainability by keeping the soil covered as much as possible to reduce the risk of losing valuable topsoil through erosion of wind or water. Growing cover crops can also use up excess nitrogen that may otherwise leach and reduce water quality.

FORAGE FOR LIVESTOCK
Integrating livestock grazing into cover crop systems can provide immediate added-value to operations. Using cover crops for forage is a valuable practice that is beneficial for the livestock, land, and the producer.

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#1 Seedbed Preparation

#2 Nutrient Placement

#3 Seeding Accuracy

#4 Narrow Row Spacing