Fact Sheets

Cover Crop Recipes

These publications are intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers may fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems.

Post Corn Silage, Going to Soybean: Introduce a Fall Rye Cover Crop

The following recipe provides an introductory approach to integrating a cover crop after corn silage harvest and before planting soybean as the next crop.

Wheat Going to Corn: Underseed Red Clover

The following recipe provides an introductory approach to underseeding a red clover cover crop into winter wheat prior to corn.

After Wheat, Going to Corn or Soybean: Use an Oat-Radish Mix

This recipe provides an introductory approach to integrating a cover crop mix of oats and radish after wheat harvest going to corn or soybean the next year.

After Processing Vegetables: Use an Oat-Radish Mix

This recipe provides an introductory approach to integrating a cover crop mix of oats and radish after an early harvested processing vegetable, such as snap beans, cucumbers, peas, or early tomatoes.